So, it’s the second week I’m participating in Blog English Club‘s English Friday. My entry for last week’s theme can be found here. This week’s theme, however, it’s a bit complicated for me. Why complicated? Because I’m no techie, yet the theme is “how gadget affects our life“.
Okay. Maybe I don’t have to be techie to write about gadgets. I mean, come on, I can assure you that when you see me in person, it will be hard not to see my handphone around me. I’m not always on the phone of course, but I have to have my handphone within my eyesight.
That being said, I immediately realised when my phone was stolen last year. It was actually the first time it ever happened to me. I was in a shopping mall with my colleagues. We just finished our lunch and decided to do a little bit of window shopping. When we left the restaurant, I remember putting the phone inside my dress pocket. It was a 1 minute walk to the boutique (which was crowded at that time), I spent approximately 5 minutes browsing and got bored so I reached to my pocket and found out…. my phone was not there, and the rest is history.
When I realised that it’s happening to me, I felt hollow. Like there’s a big part of me missing. I have, of course, heard other people’s stories, but I never thought it would happen to me.
What made me shocked was the fact that I lost almost all my data because I accidentally turned off automatic data back up. By data, I mean everything. Social Media is the most obvious one but also very minor. What stressed me out was my bank account details, personal finance tracking, travel plans, phone contacts, music, e-books, even until my period log and health tracking data. I came to realise that my handphone has been a major assistance to my daily life.
That’s how gadget, in this case – my handphone, affects my life. I rely on it to assist my daily life – from finance, health, work until leisure, all on top of its initial function… a communication tool.
P.S: I have a new phone now and ALWAYS turn the automatic back up on. Hehehehe. Don’t forget to do the same, friends! 🙂