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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Without Internet and Television

I have no internet at home. When we first moved to our house I desperately tried to get internet and television connections. I bought a satellite TV receiver but the location of my house and the signal didn't comply. I and two of my friends from school carried the signal receiver and made rounds of my house and surrounding, searching for the TV signal but the signal was illusive and shy. My friend, the TV expert, concluded that the signal was blocked by a hill above my house. For the internet connection I requested a friend of mind, a Bmobile employee, and even wrote an application to the manager but my location and area was not on the Bmobile investment list.

So, the post I post on my blog are squeezed through little windows of time I find in my teaching schedule. Though I enjoy being able to post, I must say it takes away my time. The time that is meant for notebook correction and continuous assessment marking. Without the internet and television, me and my family, are ignorant of the happenings elsewhere. At home we don't know the outside world. We are in our own little world. To watch a big EPL match I need to drive or ride four kilometers from home. We listen to an old portable Phillips radio, from my college days, and it keeps us sufficiently updated at home. 

However, a home without internet and television has made it warmer. My wife reads to my son or tells him stories, rather than being on Facebook. We sit and chat over dinner. My son tells me about what he learnt at his daycare and which boy bullied him. I listen to my wife's happenings of the day and share mine. We do gardening and water the fruit trees. Without internet and television we are disconnected with the world but have renewed and found new connections at home.



10 comments:

  1. Sometimes its better to be deprived then to have; a test of time!...but keep posting sir.

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    1. Ignorance, I would say, can be bliss sometimes. Thanks for reading tshewang.

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  2. When I was reading your first para I was thinking to myself and suddenly my thought is reflected in your 3rd para. I envy your house and its location and now i even envy the country life you are living, though under compulsion. he hehe

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    1. I still owe you and your family a BBQ dinner. hehehe

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  3. I love the fact that you have decided to stay connected at home and have an"exclusive" family time rather than be connected to the outside world. I can totally understand your situation bro because i am kind of in a similar situation...except for the tv connection...lol...I really have to visit your home. TO DO LIST BEFORE I DIE ;) .....hahahhah.....

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    1. "TO DO LIST BEFORE I DIE ;) .....hahahhah....?" You guys better make up your minds because the offer is closing soon.

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  4. aww, you are such a sweetheart Nobu Sir,
    Spending your time at home is really important :)

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  5. A thoughtful post, sir. Connecting with the outside world leaves one disconnected from the ones from our own world, really. Although, absence of TV and internet connection can be difficult as you are not able to keep up with the happenings around the world, it has given you more time to spend with your family. Thanks to old Mr. radio. Hehe. It reminds me on my village. Radio is the only source of news there. :) Keep posting as and when you get time la.

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  6. Thank you Langa. I will try to be regular and thank you for your encouragement. It has always helped.

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