Don’t hold your breath, it ain’t the much-talked and hyped-much iPhone 6. #WishKoLang. Actually, far from it. Not even its significantly less expensive counterpart from Samsung. But I’m already so happy with it. So anong kwento?
How to retain your lost/stolen mobile number
OK, so when I returned to the Philippines phoneless from Hong Kong, Randy was inconvenienced because I kept on borrowing his phone. So one of the first things I did was to go to Globe to request the same number. You need to present either an affidavit of loss or your old SIM bed. If you have registered for G-Cash, an ID would do. But I recommend that on the onset you tell the Globe people that you’re there to get a SIM so they could tell you right there and then whether they could provide you a SIM with your old number. Because on the first Globe center I went to, I was told they had none available after I had lined up for half an hour! But they were nice enough to call other Globe centers and informed me which branch had the kind of SIM I needed.
Back to bar phone
When I had my new SIM card, I inserted it to one of our existing cellular phones. We had quite a few in our office lying around, as we only used some of them during the summer. So I got to choose whichever I liked. This was my “first pick”:
I did not ask Randy to buy me a new phone (because, believe it or not, I’m far from being a gadget freak. So I let Randy choose my gadgets. My phones and laptops last with me for a long, long time until they get broken or, in this case, lost/stolen. Gaaah!) because I felt like I had to be punished for being so negligent. So I told myself to suck it up.
But after weeks of being back on bar phones, I was ready to explode with frustration and tears. First, I always had to wait for Randy to sleep before I could even check my Instagram. Next, I read emails quite late. Third, my thumb got sore from texting. And fourth, I would always feel so helpless not being able to document the mundane yet pretty things around me, and the biglaang monumental stuff without a camera phone.
Inggit na inggit ako sa cellphone ng yaya ni Raviv mga baks!
I’m not fond of joining mga raffle-raffle pero guys, nag-Google search na talaga ako ng mga raffle na iPad or smartphones ang premyo at pinatos ko silang lahat! I was that miserable. Inisip ko na ring sumulat kay Vicky Morales sa Wish Ko Lang at i-exaggerate ang mga kamalasan ko sa gadget para bigyan ako ng bagong smartphone, but thank God my inner delicadeza and common sense won over me.
So I had to swallow my pride and went up to Randy to tell him I wanted a smartphone. Yun lang, wala nang gana ang lolo natin na ibili ako ng gadget. His running joke that our helpers found funny was that the surprising thing with me was that I haven’t yet lost my MacBook Air. Of course imbyerna yan, but I didn’t have it in me to complain over his lack of enthusiasm and his joke. I headed to my next “consultant”—my gadget-freak BFF. Who also happened to be mean. I poured out my heart to her via text. She seemed to empathize. I should have know better!
Nung gabing nakita kong may pinost siya sa Facebook ko, I knew she is letting the whole Facebook world see my inner misery, which I carefully cultivated to appear as though it was not a big deal. At ito na nga po ang bumulaga sa akin pagbukas ko ng Facebook ko:
With the caption: