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.


I’ll be back soon!

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  • Reply Nilyn Matugas March 2, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    Aguys!!! Sakit kaayo na ay! I stepped on my phone last year so I know how it feels to lose a phone. I can still remember the cracking noise it made. To buy a new one is a lot cheaper to have an LCD repaired. Lesson learned on my part also. Don’t worry Maan, pag may nawala, may darating daw na bago. 🙂

    • Reply Maan March 2, 2016 at 7:37 pm

      Huhu thanks Nilyn! My last phone had a cracked screen din, buti it still functions now (pero nasa sister ko na sya). I didn’t have it repaired din kasi kasing-price ng brand new phone nga!

  • Reply Anna Trogo March 10, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Sorry to hear about your loss! Usually it’s not the phone that’s important but what’s inside it. My husband usually tells me to back-up everything ASAP especially the pictures (I do this maybe once or twice a month). Hope your time off will calm you down!

  • Reply Nina Sogue March 11, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    Sorry to hear about your phone. Pero yun nga. Pag may nawala, mapapalitan naman daw. At least what you lost is replaceable 🙂

  • Reply Nini Perez March 11, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    I have lost so many phones. Nalaglag. Ninakaw. Nasira. Quota ako sa nalaglag. I have learned to let go and move on. Lol. I used to panic so much kasi and then I thought hindi naman babalik sakin kahit malungkot ako. After nun di na ako nawalan uli! 🙂

  • Reply Michelle March 12, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    Aaawww… That’s just very sad nga. 🙁 Pero for sure may kapalit na mas maganda yan sis. Minsan talaga, we learn our lessons the hard way noh? Hugs!! 🙂

  • Reply Berlin March 13, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    So sorry to hear the story, experienced that as well so many times. I believe though that after a sad story comes the happy one. So cheers to the good news coming —

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  • Reply Kati Balayan March 14, 2016 at 6:15 am

    Sorry to hear about your phone, if there is a silver lining to what happened, at least you’ll have a new and better phone 🙂 But I can totally relate. Half of my phone’s (gifted to me by my aunt) screen got broken just last month.

  • Reply MomsterTeacher March 14, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Awwwww! When we went to Hong Kong in 2014, I also lost my phone (barely 2 weeks after I lost my iPad) on our first day there. It almost ruined our vacation. So I understand your anguish, Maan. 🙁 Grieve over your phone, and rest well. Hugs.

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    I’ve lost 2 phones before and I’ve never left my emotions on my gadgets na talaga..haha..When computers and gadgets crash…I breathe and let go..haha..Just really difficult to recover files. =)

  • Reply Janice March 15, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    Awwww I can imagine how depressing losing a phone is. I’ve never lost a phone before but if I did, I would be depressed too. I don’t have a super high end phone but buying a new one will still cost a lot of money.

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    Awts! That hurts! Especially the phonebook directory and photos in the phone! Kaya i always back up my files at dropbox that instant, so in case i lost my phone it wouldnt hurt that much.. Yay! So sorry to hear your loss..

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