I cannot believe it. I said something’s up and I will be without my usual internet access at home for the coming few days and there are people who start speculating what was that something.
No, I did NOT go back to KL over the long weekend. FYI, I seldom go home during the Hari Raya holidays. I think over the last 7 years I have been working in Penang, I have only been back to KL for the Raya holidays ONCE. Don’t ask me why, that’s another story for another day.
And, seriously guys, why the f**k would I have no internet access when I go back to KL? I’ve done that so many times, have you seen me NOT blogging every time that happened? Are you crazy?? My hometown is KL Kuala Lumpur (capital city of Malaysia), not KL Kampung Lipur or some rural villages. If I can’t get internet at home in KL, I won’t be getting internet anywhere else in the country, OMG! That’s why those comments and emails and Whatsapp messages saying I went back to KL really set me ROFL. Rolling On the Floor Laughing, if you will. 😀 😀 😀
No, that something was my internet modem, for some strange reasons, was reset internally. And that is bad news, because the modem that I am using, the service provider has my login details hard-coded into the device. When the modem got reset, those details were reset too, and I could not login at all. So I went back to the place where I got this modem, and I was told that they could only fix it for me on Tuesday due to the Raya holidays.
I know, I could’ve kicked up a fuss to get my modem fixed immediately, I should’ve done that, but I didn’t. I thought it was a good opportunity to force myself to be off the grid for a few days and see how it will go.
Well, I cheated, I went back to the office for some weekend support for a couple hours on Saturday so I got to use A BIT of internet, but apart from that, I think it has been great! I still did what I normally do: grocery shopping, watching Ant Man, going for a walk, and having lunch in cafes. I just did not have internet at home.
What I do at home then? Well, sleeping, cooking, eating, cleaning the house, watching anime offline, playing games, meditating, and of course, attempting to write more into my almost neglected book. Nothing terribly exciting I’m afraid, which is actually pretty good.
So anyway, since you are seeing this post, it means I’m not dead. And I was called to bring in my modem after work and it should take 2 minutes to reconfigure my login details into the device, so it means my internet access should be back by tonight. My blogging life would be back. Yay!
If you are surprised at the word meditating, don’t be. I do sometimes practice meditation. In fact, I used to attend a couple of week long meditation camps during my school years. Now we’re not talking about those level of meditation you see in HKTVB series. Those are far fetched bullshit. Real life meditation is basically just sitting there and thinking nothing, which is actually very difficult. I might write a post about it someday, although I rank novice in this.