Whoever said that technology is evil probably doesn’t have family thousands of miles away.
I happen to have tons of loved ones living in another country, and technology is oftentimes the only thing that connects me to them. My father worked in Italy for almost a decade and he lived with my mother’s siblings. My father decided last year to stay in the Philippines for good but more of my relatives are moving to Italy. My grandparents went to Italy last week. Though they’re coming back in March, some of my cousins who will go there in the next few months are staying there for good.
I sometimes think that only my sister and I will be the ones left in the Philippines. We both want to stay here, and when people asked us before why we didn’t move to Italy with our father, we just shrugged our shoulder. I just really don’t see any point in going there right now. Maybe for vacation, but not to stay there. I do not have the heart to leave the country, not yet, anyway. But I really think it’ll be nice to visit my cousins!
I digress. I digress, too much.
Anyway, Facebook, for a couple of months now, has the video call function and my cousins are using it all the time. It was only this weekend that I tried it by myself, though! I just used to go to my lola’s house whenever a video call is going on. It’s always such a riot! When we do videocalls, we don’t just talk to one person. Sometimes we end up talking to all the family members over there! Like this last sunday, my tita’s house was full of people. Oldies (heh) and youngsters alike hogged a little screentime. [Read more…]