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Life After Losing a Phone (And Gaining a New One)

Hi everyone! *waves furiously*

I’m back! Did you miss me?

*cricket sounds*

Okaaaay. Anyway, I am back in more ways than one because *drum roll* I finally have a new phone! Let me tell you how life was in the past two weeks.

The Saga of the Lost Phone

I know I’m going to sound way too shallow here, but I was really dejected when I lost my phone a couple of weeks ago. I was not sad just because I lost a phone. Although that phone and I shared a lot of memories together (I used it for everything — from taking photos and writing blog posts to responding to emails and communicating with my long-distance partner), it was not the actual loss of the item that made me feel depressed. Rather, it was the loss of the things that I had taken for granted.

This is one of the last photos I have of me holding my phone hahaha. This was taken by my friend and colleague, Lenz, at Eden Nature Park

This is one of the last photos I have of me holding my phone hahaha. This was taken by my friend and colleague, Lenz, at Eden Nature Park

I would spot lovely sights or visit awesome places but had nothing to use to take snapshots (somehow, the compact camera has lost its appeal for me). Yuri would do something really funny or witty but I have nothing to record it with.

But the worst part of not having a phone is losing constant communication with Job. You see, the internet is not an option as he’s assigned in a location where internet/mobile data signal is really poor. So we depend on good old text messaging.

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Taking A Mini Hiatus and Breather

I’m a little bit exhausted.

To be honest, I haven’t gotten decent rest since my friend’s out-of-town wedding a couple of weekends ago. And then after a straight work-week, I spent the entire weekend exploring Davao City with my work colleagues (one of our teammates who hails from La Carlota, Negros Occidental flew to Davao last Saturday — it’s her first time in our city).

(And those are just the weekends. I haven’t even started about the in-between preps, both for the wedding and the team outing.)

But that’s a happy kind of busy. There’s another reason why I’m exhausted.

I lost my phone.

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Yes, my beloved barely 4-month old Huawei Honor 4c. I’ve just ordered pretty cases and a new tempered glass screen protector for it. Come on! And my pictures from our team outing last Saturday, all gone! Good thing I was able to transfer my photos prior to Saturday, but still.

I mean, I haven’t lost a phone since 2001. I’m not even kidding. I think I’ve been too careless with my things, so this is a lesson learned.

This is what happened. After fetching Julie, my work colleague from Negros, at the airport, we had lunch at Lachi’s. Then we travelled to Eden Nature Park and went on a tour. Then we had dinner at Taklobo Restaurant at Jack’s Ridge. It’s an al fresco restaurant frequented by tourists. I was using my phone the entire time but whether I was able put it back inside my bag or not is no longer clear to me. I might have left my phone on the table when we left.

When Yuri and I rode a cab to go home, I began to look for my phone inside my bag. When I realised it’s not there, we went back to the restaurant. But no one claimed to have seen it. I’m 100% sure I didn’t drop it because, hello, it would have made a sound. I think it’s either our waiter or a fellow customer who took it, but it’s 10 pm, Yuri is sleepy and tired, and I’m exhausted.

I was really depressed going home because I thought of all the contacts, messages, files, and pictures saved there. But wallowing in misery won’t do me any good. I have zero idea where my phone was or is and I’ve come to terms that I’ll probably never get it back again.

So… to my phone, thanks for the memories. I’m still sad but I try not to be too affected because it’s just a phone. However, a hiatus will be greatly needed for a couple of reasons. First, I need to rest. I’ve spent the last couple of days jumping from one telco to another comparing plans. I’ve finally applied earlier this afternoon but the phone I requested won’t arrive until at least another week.

Second, I need a phone to take pictures and blog.

I learned important lessons from this experience and I pray I’ll never lose a phone or anything valuable again.

Huhubells.

I’ll be back soon!

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Happy Mail: Huawei Honor 4C, BuriBox, and Blogger Freebies

One of my most favourite feelings in the world is receiving a package. I guess it’s because it’s just like receiving a gift, yes?

Unexpected mails are usually the best!

Last week was a good one because I received four lovely packages, two of which were unexpected. You see, you don’t need to send me anything expensive or luxurious to make me happy. Anything, anything at all, especially when delivered at my doorstep, err gate, will make my day. The men who deliver stuff to my house know this. Sometimes, they even ask me whether I ordered new things for my son again. LOL!

Anyway, here are the lovely things I received last week:

1. Our first BuriBox!

We’re so blessed to have been able to try BuriBox for free, thanks to Janice of The Roller Coaster Ride! Actually, I had been meaning to try BuriBox ever since I first heard about it; however, they weren’t shipping outside Metro Manila yet. Good thing they’re already shipping to other cities and provinces now!

I was so excited when it finally arrived, and Yuri, upon seeing what the box contained (while it was still inside the courier’s bag, he kept asking whether the package was for him!), didn’t waste one second and immediately dug into his BuriBox.

Watch out for my full review of it soon!
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