EF 3: Love-Hate Relationship with Gadgets

I was born in 90’s which was the transition era of technology. I witnessed my father bought his first cellphone when I was in the sixth grade of elementary school. At that time, cellphone was very pricey, even for the phone numbers. Unlike those days, today we can find some (pardon me) beggars, having a phone call while resting on the sidewalk. So I think there are some changes in human basic necessities: foods, clothes, and shelter… now we also have cellphone on the list. Even some people say jokingly that internet connection is about to add up the list, too 😆 And today in 2015, besides cellphone, we have so many kinds of modern means of communication, called gadgets. From smartphone to smart TV, I wonder what will come next in the “smart”-er version, haha. And it got me thinking, are we already a smart user?

I believe the initial idea of this invention was to ease human, simplify things, and vanish the boundaries. But sometimes, things got excessive and it mademakes negative side-effects. One of them is the addiction. I have to admit that gadget really affects my life in so many ways, just like what happened some days ago.

So I was about to have lunch at home that afternoon (I live near my office by the way). When I got home, it was dark. When I asked my home assistant what was happening, she said the lights went out. Long story short, I found out that my electricity token was 0, so the blackout was not the regular one. It’s because my hubby and me forgot to add the token! 😛 😆 The first thing that came to my mind was looking at my phone to buy the token code via Mbanking. Reality bites, my phone was off, out of battery. My assistant? She doesn’t use smartphone, nor has Mbanking. Not to made it more dramatic, it was raining heavily outside and the nearest ATM centre was at my office. Thought that I had to go back to the office, buying token at the ATM centre, walking back home to insert the token code, having lunch and walking back again to the office in such raining afternoon was quite an effort for me.

I was like: OOOHH GOD, HOW A SMARTPHONE COULD HELP ME NOW, PLEASE GIVE SOME MAGIC BATTERY JUST A SECOND SO I DON’T HAVE TO GO BACK AND FORTH, I’M SO HUNGRY… ALL I WANNA DO NOW IS HAVING MY LUNCH 😥

hahahahahahahaha…yes, it’s real. I love how gadget and technology could ease my life, but hate that I could be so dependent toon them. Cih :\

and yaa...this happens most of the time.

and yaa…this happens most of the time.

p.s. this post had been revised on previous Monday by BEC Mentors. Thanks a bunch to Mbak Yo and Mbak Eva as the reviewer on that day ❤

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56 thoughts on “EF 3: Love-Hate Relationship with Gadgets

  1. Harus diakui, banyak hal positif yang kita peroleh dari gadget, sebagaimana juga harus kita sadari banyak hal negatif yang muncul dari adanya gadget, tapi bukan salah dia (gadget) tapi kitalah sebagai penggunanya. (maaf jika komen ga nyambung sama postingan, bahasa Inggris saya merangkak)

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  2. Quite an experience.
    I like your questioning the “smartness” of smartphone. Have we mastered the technology, or are we being slaved by our smartphone?
    That will be somewhat hard to answer.

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  3. Even tukang jualan pentol in my college a few years ago changed his cellphone every month and always play game when there’s no customer =_=”
    BTW I laughed at that picture! It’s so meee!

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  4. Been there! Listrik habis tengah malam, dan ternyata nggak bisa beli pulsanya tengah malam. Jadi harus nunggu sampai jam 5 pagi, lalu buru2 ke atm untuk beli token (karena waktu itu belum bisa beli dari e-banking). Bener2 love hate relationship with gadgets sih, Mba. =D

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  5. i guess what happened was like this, mbak nad:
    days before, you wanted to buy token code using your cellphone –> getting distracted –> zoning out –> trying to recall –> remembering –> got to do something else before you even remembered what to do :p

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  6. I can relate to the ‘smartphone cycle’ depicted in the picture, been there done that 😝 That’s why when I have something urgent to be done, I chose to not checking the phone at all/putting away the phone at the first place 😉 Btw, I don’t have any power bank as well 😁

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  7. sepertinya memang kebutuhan primer sekarang beda dgn kebutuhan primer pada waktu dulu… ga cukup hanya sandang, pangan, papan… tapi ditambah satu lagi, perangkat komunikasi… tapi kadang memang sudah bener-bener absurd sih, pulsa dan gadget kadang jauh lebih penting daripada kebutuhan apapun di dunia ini… hehehe

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  9. I remember that time. When the phone number itself was very expensive. My first phone number was about 150,000 Rupiah. Hahaha.

    You can buy token via e-banking? This I didn’t know. What bank do you use Nad?

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