No wifi, no life

This past week our internet at home conked out and my kids got really upset.
At the same time, my SIM card died. The landline was dead. The water pump got busted, and our aircon was dripping.
You’d think Mercury was in retrograde—but only in our house.
It was hell being a house manager while trying to recover from my surgery.
To fix the internet, I made a few tweets to @PLDThome, but it took them about five days to fix the problem. Apparently a fiber optic was corroded.
My SIM card was replaced the next day through my dad’s secretary and account officer.
Our driver was able to fix the water pump by himself, and the aircon guys arrived the next day.
Prior to repair, the kids were feeling withdrawal from internet, so I took them to our small apartment at the Shangri-La and stayed there until 8 PM for two days.

The boys in the apartment

I can’t tell you how traumatized I’ve been this last week.
The solution: get a backup internet from another company—one in our room and one in the kids’ room.
We also have two landlines now.
Long before wifi and cellphones, we had three landlines at my parents’ house. Back in the day there was only PLDT and it wasn’t easy to get a line. You kind of had to have connections to get a phone number.
Telephone lines would easily conk out, especially if it was raining, so it was important to have a backup line.
During that time, no telephone, no life.

Nowadays people don’t care much for the landline, but I still prefer to use one when having a conversation.
So after this week’s trauma, I found myself breathing a sigh of relief at the thought that we now have two wifis at home—both with speeds of 7 mbps. If one conks out, I’ll have a backup, and I never have to go through that suffering again.
Unless of course both conk out at the same time, then we’ll just go to the apartment.
Didn’t realize how important wifi was until only this week. No wifi, no life.

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  • BRian

    First World Problems in a Third World Country.

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    Brea Marchan Reply:

    yun din naisip ko when i read the blog. lol. #firstworldproblem

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  • Orna Mint

    There is a wonderful thing invented ages ago. Reading it can be very entertaining and educational as well. It’s called a book.

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    janglegirl Reply:

    Nowadays, my son is hooked on fan fiction. I sometimes worry if there are any porn or violence in there since the author of Fifty Shades of Grey have her start there.

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    Roberta Reply:

    This is truly a horrifying story miss ZAMORA, I’d rather be starving and rummaging thru garbage for food or be walking 10miles to school/work without shoes or better yet be sold off for child/sex labor. your philanthropic efforts with orphans doesn’t excuse you from wearing your crony brattiness like a badge of honor or rather dishonor…

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    CVS Reply:

    crony brattiness? what the hell does that mean?

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  • boi skater

    I actually welcome breaks from the internet from time to time. There are books to read, people to see and places to discover.

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  • http://eltorobumingo.blogspot.com/ el toro bumingo

    Ako naman minsan hinahayaan kong maputol yung Net connection ko. Kahit mga 1 week lang of no internet. Para lang makapag-basa ako ng mga books or makapanood ng mga TV series or movies. Pag may Net kasi, ang tendency ko is to be online all the time :D

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  • Steven Zahl

    Rich people problems.

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    hew me Reply:

    lmao

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    Monica Iriberri Reply:

    So true!! LOL. When we lost our internet for a day, we played offline games, monopoly, or movie marathon. There are a lot of things to do actually!

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  • Gem Santiago

    Funny. I was working on my laptop at Mercato Centrale one Friday (don’t ask why) and was connected to my phone’s wi-fi hotspot. This teenage kid approached me asking for the wi-fi password. Imagine the disappointment on his face when I told him that I was using my own connection. :D

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