A few days before my sister-in-law left for the United States, we had conversation about internet providers. She asked if there are any providers in our area that guarantees fast and reliable connection. She mentioned that abroad, she is using a basic plan but it is really fast. Then we started talking about the days when we can only connect to the internet using dial-up connection. We recalled that during those days, when we use the internet, nobody can use the phone. If you go to the internet shops, they charge you with as much as P60/hour. And that printing costs in those days was also very expensive! And that made me appreciate my connection even if it makes me nuts at times.
But that reminiscing also made me miss some things. Traditional things, if I may say. Since the advent of internet, almost everything got hi-tech. Gone are the days when you will receive personalized Valentine Photo Cards in your mail box from a secret admirer. Oh how I miss sending snail mails! Are there still post offices now? Honestly, I struggle to write on paper sometimes because I got so used to typing on the keyboard. Sad, eh? Don’t you just miss some things when technology was not yet everything?
miss super. I remember when my father worked abroad, ay sus, ilang buwan bago dumating ang sulat at cassete tapes…ala ka pa nun Nix, in the 70s yun, grabe, kaya pag sumulat kami sa Papa, mga 10 pages ng yellow pad paper kasi ikukwento namin lahat good for months na nangyari samin sa school.
i miss those days as well… *sigh*