BEC: Me and My Phone

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 –Β  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! πŸ™‚

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22 thoughts on “BEC: Me and My Phone”

  1. True Christa, the most important is not the phone, but the data.
    Been there before and after that I always have back up πŸ˜†

    1. Sama2 Lorraine :). Iya cepet banget, ngga sampai 10 menit, makanya aku kaget banget. Udah gitu, nggak berasa sama sekali kalau ada yang merogoh kantong dress aku. 😦

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