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Saturday, June 19, 2004

Alone but not lonely

It's difficult to be lonely if you're a cellphone-totting Filipino.

While you wait for an appointment, you can read and send text messages. If you're stuck in traffic, you can play Snake. While you wait for the rain to subside, you can listen (again) to the medley of ringtones in your cellphone.

Filipinos have a default pre-occupation when there's nothing else to do: grab the cellphone!

To illustrate -- The moment I find myself bored or idle, my left hand gets activated. It reaches in for my cellphone in my pants's left pocket. Then, as if my hand had a mind of its own, my thumb presses a seris of keys to wake up my SmartPhone. And ... Viola! Wala pa rin akong text! But at least I don't look or feel like I'm not doing anything.

See the phenomenon for yourself. Next time you're in a doctor's waiting room, try this experiment. For five minutes, see how many of the patients do not grab their cellphones.

If you find anybody who doesn't at least take a look at his or her cellphone in a span of five minutes, it means only a few things: his\her cellphone battery is drained OR he\she isn't a Filipino.

- edwin
Typed on Brosia, my SmartPhone

3 Comments:

  • At 6:44 pm, Blogger JM Tuazon said…

    Kuya Edong JM here from NAMFREL-VESSEL Mindanao desk...! Hi-tech tong blog mo ah... grabe dami na pala nag-improve sa blogger, may posting by email and cellphone na...!

    May isa pang phenomena na involve pag hindi nya tiningnan cell nya! Hehe... ibig sabihin wala syang cel! Gaya ko... LOLz!

     
  • At 6:39 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    hey JM!

    kaw ha, mukhang sinusundam mo na ako! hehehe!

    Thanks for dropping by. kitakits!

    edwin

     
  • At 7:50 pm, Blogger JM Tuazon said…

    Ahahahahay... ganon, stalker na po ba ang labas ko nyan?! LOLz... anyways natutuwa po ako sa paraan mo po ng writing! Superb...!

     

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