I love computers. I love everything about it. I love it when I fix them both hardware and software. I love it more when they get infected by viruses and spyware. I get challenged fixing it without having to reformat. I love programming (although it doesn’t love me that much sometimes). I love the internet. I appreciate everything with its technology.
Problem is, I love them so much, as soon as I get home from work I boot the computer while dressing down, sit down and start my daily online routine. I even dare to skip my meals whenever I’m hooked up with my online game. I don’t have time fixing the house during workdays but would alot a little bit of my time during days off.
You wouldn’t believe it. Some of the pains I have now had been because of truths that I found out online, either through a friend telling me or through my own research. Had I not logged on that day, I would have been spared of pain at that point in time.
Whenever this happens and I need fresh air, I go out of my pad and visit every family member or friend living nearby. Whenever I look at the real world, I realize life isn’t as hard is it seemed. My family has always been the only permanent group of people in my life who would always accept me even if I failed. And the funny thing is you would only realize this truth when you had fully matured. Our parents would always say “Paglaki nyo at kapag naging magulang kayo, maiintindihan nyo yung sinasabi ko.” Whenever we hear it from them, you want to sing song because you have heard it a thousand times. Although you understand that you’re still young and that what they are saying is true because that’s what you have been raised to think, you still don’t believe what they are saying deep inside. You would think that you’re already a grown up and that they didn’t need to tell you this. After 10 years you would be reminded of that memory and you would smile to yourself because you realized how stupid you were back then for thinking that way.
I have never appreciated what a family reunion does to my own being not until recently. Whenever I see them in the real world, (not only through pictures from Friendster or Multiply) I feel like I am somehow renewing our relationships and commitment to each other. I feel like I want to tell them “Oh, ayan ha? Nandito na ako sa harap mo. Okay pa tayo di ba? Walang reason para magkalimutan di ba? We’re cool, right? insan? tito? tita? lolo? lola? mama? papa? kuya? ate? bunso? bestfriend? Alam mo mahal ko kayo kahit nahihiya ako sabihin.” After meeting up with them I actually feel that I have grown more confidence and I want to start to battle life again.
I am thankful that I have been introduced to this blogging world again. Because of it I am proud to say that I am spending less and less time on the internet and more QUALITY TIME (QT) with my family. Let us all leave our seats for a while and take time to visit our family and friends today. If our loved ones are far away from us, having a little chat with the neighbors next door or phoning a friend wouldn’t hurt. After all, we wouldn’t want to be keeping up and getting ourselves posted with what’s going on online but losing track of our real lives and the real world.