Stranded! Yes, we are stranded at the port of Cagayan de Oro because the tickets for Bohol are fully booked. We cannot get any ticket even a chance passenger ticket. We we’re stranded for eight hours and it was like days of being there looking at the horizon and do not know what are we going to do. There is a way though to reach Bohol but via Cebu. Long route and it will cost us. But I’d rather get it than stay stranded.right? The vessel going to Cebu will leave at 7 in the evening. We have to wait for eight hours doing nothing at the port. Times like that, I really appreciate the importance of my gadgets.
While waiting for the boarding time, I played games on my tablet while my father playing games on my cellphone/mobile phone. It eases our boredom indeed. The problem is that the gadgets are running out of battery. We have to recharge it so we can receive message and calls from our family back home especially my older sister who is monitoring about his son who is with us. My tablet and phone are battery empty. Good thing my father’s vintage phone has enough battery, they can contact us still. Times like this, I do not regret buying those gadgets. They are my investments from the online job I earned.
Indeed the new generations of today are very much techie. At a young age, they are more aware of what is latest in the technology like gadgets. They already know how to open it, operate it and play with it. Not like before, the kids today are so techie with it comes to games. They do not like playing with their toys anymore because they prefer to play the games downloaded in the mobile phones, tablets, Ipads and other gadgets. It is sad to know that the old ways of playing is slowly fading. But in in all fairness to us, in our house, the sister and brother still buy toys for their kids.
Instead of allowing their kids to play games on the mobile phone, tablets and laptop, they are encourage their kids to play educational toys. It is better to play and see using the real objects than seeing on the gadgets. However, the kids gets so curious because they saw us playing with our gadgets. In my case, when I play games in my tablet, the 2 years old nephew is on my lap and watched me playing. Been doing it when I get bored and lonely at home. I am not aware that the nephew is growing. Now the nephew wants to play with my tablet. I give it to him once and I am surprised because he already knows how to open and operate when he wants to play games. And loves to play with it. Yes, it is my fault and I need to find ways to make him interested playing of the educational toys his mother bought for him/them. Good luck to me. Lesson learned: Do not underestimate the kids of new generation.
The kids at home always fight who will play first with the tablet. We have four techie kids at home. Every time they see me playing with my tablet, they beg me to play with it. Only the younger one wins because of crying tactic. He is very noisy, banging the screen door, screaming, and throwing everything he sees. To avoid those things from happening, I have to prioritize him. And because of this priority, he broke my tablet. It fells on the floor and LCD is broken. The older niece grabs the tablet because she wants to play and the young one refused to give it so it fells on the floor.
My tablet is fixed now but I did not allow any of them to play with it. But sometimes, I do break the rules especially if I want to sleep and rest. Playing the tablet is the only way to keep the nephew quiet. Good thing they learned how to share now. They aren’t grabbing when someone is playing with the tablet. They learned lesson after it fells on the floor I guess. The problem is that I only have three games downloaded in my tablet because I do not have memory card already. It gets boring playing the same games over again. I need to download more games. I even get bored playing three games always. It is time for me to buy memory card so I can download more games in my tablet. More games coming soon for me and the kids.
Downloading games in my cell phone is not in my priority because I bought my phone so I can be contacted by my family, friends, close relatives and by the company that I am applying for. I am contented with the free downloaded two games in my cell phone. I have been using my phone for a year now and so far I am liking it and enjoying the games in there. However, when I went to social security system (SSS) to pay my contribution, I got bored waiting for my number. I arrived at 1 o’clock in the afternoon and I was able to pay my contribution after four hours. Imagine the time I have waited for my number to be called. I was playing the games in my phone while waiting for my turn. Four hours of playing the same game is a boring but I do not have any choice because I only have two games downloaded.
Because I get bored playing the same game over and over again, I thought of downloading more games in my cell phone. I have search nice games to be installed in my phone because I want nice games and not so complicated. I already have some games in my mind; I will just add more games so I have more options to choose. It would be nice to play more than two games so when I get bored I will go to other game/s.