Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Offline

Now that I’m counting only a couple of months till graduation, it’s not unusual for me to be exposed to a lot of tasks and responsibilities necessary for me to get that friggin’ piece of parchment called ‘diploma’. Stuff like studying for our exams, creating a unique, innovative, marketable product for Consumer Behavior, making a novel-based comic book for that effin’ World Literature, catching cockroaches, mosquitoes and all them disease-causing minute creatures for Microbiology and Parasitology, finding a reputable company where I can have my OJT, and most importantly, accomplishing our thesis which, until now, is only half-way done, and so forth (mind you, my major’s Psychology, though the subjects don’t reflect).

So yes, I’m exposed to a whole lot of stressors. But that was it. I’m only exposed, not really stressed. For I’m not doing everything I have to do to ‘feel the stress’. Some people blame it on my slothful tendencies. But me? I blame it on the Internet.

I know it’s not right, but I’m starting to notice that my whole life’s slowly being taken over by technology, especially the WWW. I feel edgy whenever I fail to go online to blog-hop, or check my Facebook and email accounts, or even get trivial updates on Yahoo! I go online more often than I should perform more essential duties. Internet addiction? Well, I hope I’m not there yet.

So, trying to break the habit, I had a self-imposed Internet-free day. That is one whole day of not clicking Google Chrome on my desktop and doing those things that I’m trying to, wanting to, and should do. And the outcomes were quite satisfying (Note that I got home yesterday at around 6:30 PM):

1. I was able to re-read and re-edit our thesis;
2. I was able to clear out the junkyard that is my room;
3. I was able to read several chapters of the book I’m trying to finish;
4. I was able to edit the uber TH (trying hard) music video I made; and
5. Again, I was able to make a blog entry!

So the attempt was an epic success. I felt thrilled by the thought that I could last a day without the Internet. And by 12:01 AM, I’m back to the online world again.

48 Comments:

karoger said...

hmmm. ang hirap ng iwasan ng internet. and yung technological advancements in general na rin.
minsan i try to imagine living in the 1950's when there is not so much techie thinggys. pero parang ang hirap. though i would also love to live a simple life in the farm. managing my own farm. playing with pigs, goats and cows. climbing bayabas and mangga trees. whew! hahahaha.

deejay said...

base!

kowngrats! ang galeng.

kaya ko kayang gawin yon? parang hinde. shetness! di ko maimagine ang buhay na walang intarnets. wehehehe!

pero napaisip ako... hmmmm... parang ang sarap ngang itry. baka mas marami rin akong maaccomplish... :D

hi badong! *waves* sa haba ng sinabi ko baka di na ako ang base. hehehe. :P

deejay said...

shet naunahan ako ni karoger. tsk! tsk! grrrrr! :P

Badong said...

KAROGER: haha! nagyon yung pagha-harvest hinagawa na sa farmtown. lol

DEEJAY: akala ko deej sayo lang may nbume-base. hehe. sayang nga! naunahan ka ni karog. tsk tsk. next time! ako, minsan ko lang siyang ginawa at gagawin. hindi na uli! ang hirap e

Roy said...

Hi Badong!

That's good to hear that, at least you're setting your priorities ;)

I used to have that internet-withdrawal syndrome before. but you know what? I realized I was able to accomplished more on the net when I reduced my time on it... the downside, I socialize less online :(

but I make sure I catch up on my friends ;)

Mokong™ said...

kung walang internet sa bahay madaling iwasan yan... kaso meron kami..di ko kaya yan tol..kahit cguro isang oras lang mag ii-internet pa din ako..check ng blog, update ng FB at bloghooping

Badong said...

ROY: yes, better know and set my priorities before it's too late.

MOKONG: oo nga e! mabuti nga at nakayanan ko kasi mahirap talaga siya. kaya eto ako ngayo't sinusulit ang mga sandaling nawala sakin. hehe

atbp said...

pero nakapag-blog ka pa din? hehehe

I am Xprosaic said...

Ahahahhahaha good luck! Sana makayanan mo pa yan ng mas matagal... jijijijijiji... pwede rin kaya itawag jan uhmm... abstinence?! jijijijijij abstinence muna sa pag- i.... pag iinternet.... jijijijiji

Badong said...

ATBP: oo, kagabi, yung blog entry ko na to yung ginagawa ko. hehe

XPROSAIC: nakow! tapos na ko sa 'abstinence' na yan. hindi ko kinaya e. haha

♥superjaid♥ said...

Noon kaya ko pang mabuhay ng walang net basta walang assignment o kung anumang may kinalaman sa pagreresearch, pero simula nung magkanet ako dito sa silipun ko, naman!wala na, basta may vacant, sige lang ng sige, hahaha adik na ata ako.hehe

anyway, congratz! Dahil kinaya mong magkaroon ng internet free day,Ü

Lord CM said...

Ako? Ewan ko, hi skul pa lang hilig ko na computer, hindi games ah, syempre programming...tapos nagkaruon pa ng net, patay na! hanggang ngayon may pamilya na ako't mga anak mahilig pa rin ako sa computer kaya di ko alam kung kakayanin kong isang araw walang net o pc...siguro pwede kung may inuman maghapon magdamag lolzz

Congrats sayo parekoy, kinaya mo :)

WHEVERgeek said...

I completely understand where you are coming from. I'm about to start on a project internet free...aside from the radio. I made a blogpost about it, I reward myself with a limited time of internet etc. when I get to certain points. I see it that way. Internet rewards are good for me. haha

thewheverblog.blogspot.com

SCOFIELD JR. said...

as an OFW this is th only way to ease our sadness & missing love ones, back home. at isa pa naranasan ko na din na walang internet...kaya ngaun magsawa pero wag lang magiging adik, to the point na wala ng tulugan.

Vajarl said...

Nakow hindi ko keri yang walang net sa isang araw. Kawawa naman ang Restaurant ko sa Facebook. Haha.
At dahil marame kang na accomplish, eto premyo mo:

ONE TAWSAN, TU TAWSAN, TRI TAWSAN
CONGRATULATIONS!!

I was exposed to a lot of stressors too when I was on my last semester in college. I blame thesis though, not the internet. The internet made me feel better everytime I felt like a loser because of the thesis. So my dear internet, I love you with all my heart. Haha.

Consumer Psychology? We had an exhibit about that during our college week. Our class was assigned. It was boring. Well, for me. Hehe.

Badong said...

SUPERJAID: dati rin puro pang-assignment lang ang purpose ng internet sakin, pero ngayon iba na. lahat na halos pwede mong gawin. at oo, adik ka na!

LORD CM: totoo yun, siguro nagkaroon lang ako ng magandang diversion para magawa ko yun. kung maganda man yung paggawa ng thesis

Badong said...

WHEVERGEEK: uy! nalo good lcuk din dyan sa binabalak mong internet free project!

SCOFIELD: naiintindihan ko. may mga kamag-anak din kaming nasa ibang bansa kaya ayun, nilulubos ang skype para mawala ang lungkot.

Badong said...

VAJARL: natawa naman ako sa premyo ko! haha! hmmm, pero kunsabagay, may point ka rin. siguro nga masyado akong nase-stress sa thesis kaya puro internet na lang inaatupag ko para mabawasan ang stress. nice one! yung conpsych? ay nako, boring talaga.

pmm012 said...

hwow! two months nlang. Congrats at nagbunag ang effort mo.. haha. naalala ko tuloy nung last sem ko. WALA AKONG SOCIAL LIFE! haha. kasumpa-sumpa. at least ikaw nakaka-WWW pa.. haha.

Badong said...

PMM: nakow, next year pa ko gag-grad! pero ngayon palang tambak na yung trabaho ko. haay

A-Z-E-L said...

hahahahaha!

from 6:30-12... 5 1/2 hours... hmm... congrats!

another accomplishment! and another habit to break... next time make it 6 hrs na til you made it 24 hrs! lolz!

goodluck :)

Badong said...

AZEL: ano ba! hehe. syempre buong araw din akong wala dahil nasa skul, so 24 hours talaga akong walang internet! hehe

isladenebz said...

For a little less than 6 hours, you were able to accomplish all of that (thesis check, music video, chapters in a book and a post in your blog)! Whew!

But I don't suggest you lengthen the hours. Baka marealize mo na may social life ka pala sa labas e mas lalong hindi mo matapos ang school requirements mo. (Hehe.)

Makakaya mo yan. Same time next year, you'd remember this 'hardship' as hindi naman pala ganun kahirap.

Badong said...

ISLADENEBZ: oo naman! mgalaing ako magmulti-task. hehe. I like the last part of your comment. I'll keep that in mind.

zorlone said...

At least you made it through a day without using the internet. That was a huge task.

I tried not to do online once and suffered a bad dream about not going online anymore. :(

Buti na lang at panaginip lang.

Congrats Badong! Mind over matter yun! Galing mo.

Z

Badong said...

ZORLONE: syempre naman Doc Z. haha! mabuti na lang at hindi ko na-experience yung bangungot. pero at least nagawa niyo rin di ba?

Leomar said...

Congrats Badong! At least malapit na graduation mo, konting tiis na lang! Ako, di ako pwedeng di mag-internet, meron sa office e hehehe.

Badong said...

LEOMAR: nako, salamat sa mga encouragements Leomar!

jan geronimo said...

Hi, I'm Jan - and just like Badong here - is an internet junkie. Ahahaha.

Hay, dapat scale down mo sa ranking ang www mo. Thesis number 1, blog writing number 2. Facebook 3 and so on.

Be a good boy now, ha. Prioritize your studies. Di naman aalis ang www mo eh. Teka, puede naman palang gawing reward pag access sa internet eh. Para ganahan ka sa offline activities mo - there's something to look forward to after school.

Hot Cover Girls Central said...

hay naku, sakin di ko talaga maiwasan sa isang araw na magbukas ng email ko, magcheck ang facebook ko, tagged.com account ko, at marami pang iba, kya na uubos oras ko sa pagchecheck lng ng mga yan, hay siguro itry ko na gawin yang mga ginawa mo para marami din kung magawa, pero ngayon focus muna sa linking, palink ko ha.

-melves
-cathy young
http://womencelebritypics.blogspot.com/

Traveliztera said...

very true. i left the blog world for like a year just because i was already graduating and i want to make everything great as much as possible especially with the fact that i was gonna get my diploma in just a few months. haha. it's a huge sacrifice but hey, blog to sawa na ngayon hahaha. :)

goodluck to u!!! :)

madz said...

I, too, have once been overly addicted to internet ~ may it be social media or blog. It really consumes up my precious time. I am almost surfing the whole day (at office, at home (before and after sleeping)).

Good that I was able to control myself and find the courage to say goodbye to all of these ~ but not to my blog. Anyway, I am not that addicted anymore. It really feels good to deprive yourself from internet. :)

Badong said...

JAN: hi Jan! nice to meet you. hehe. and of course, I'll be a good boy na! I'm actually considering your suggestion. Yung gagawing reward yung internet. thanks ever!

CATHY: sure! link na kita.

Badong said...

TRAVELITZERA: woah! one year? hindi ko kaya ata yun. it's congrats to you!

MADZ: ah yes, i could put away everything that concerns the internet but not those who concern blogging. it's an addiction. a lifestyle.

Traveliztera said...

lol u can call me steph :)

kinailangan e hahaha. although syempre may times na nagnenet pa rin ako pero for serious stuff... =\ kainggit nga cos all my blogfriends are meeting and all tapos ako busy. pero now na free na ako--d pa rin ako makasama lol. anlayo ko kasi sa kanila hahaha

Badong said...

STEPH: helloe steph! now that's better.

ceblogger said...

ako kahit offline can't help click on ie or firefox.

I am Xprosaic said...

Hahahahahha kating kati nga rin ako pag di nakainternet eh.. buti na lang kahit cp nakakanet na rin... jejejjejeje... yun nga lang hanggang check lang ako at di makapagpost jijijijiji

Traveliztera said...

lol! hi badong!

Traveliztera said...

i'm starting all over again with my blog e. i had to hide my identity. eek talaga. haha. sayang ang nasimulan. aun o. hahahaha

Isis @ Pinaybackpacker said...

Hayy nakaka-adik talaga ang Net. I try to stay away from it pag weekends para naman mapahinga yung mata ko sobrang lumalabo na eh...:D

Goodluck sa thesis and sa graduation mo. Konti na lang...:D

gege said...

haist.
buhay mo na ata ang net. :P
la lang.!
pero not like others,
'playing'
sobrang may 'sense' lahat ng ginagawa mo...

(ows?)

:P

Roy said...

nadaan lang sa bahay mo Badong para batiin ka

Happy Birthday bro!

sana'y maging masaya ang kaarawan mo ;)

謝明博馬陰人放購ˇ屁ㄉ人不董識貨ㄉ人精打細算ㄉ人霖宏百里緒恩駛溟含凾信攔醬油邱科信彰柏宏與簽纏t06單耳耽溺娟謝政道QKPb戲曲學院部大汐布袋戲model mode台北不婚獨子女 臺獨 said...

悉怛多缽怛囉阿們 窮盡相關消去無關 證據時效
hubpages.com/profile/Marye+Audet/map



----------------------------------------------------
眾生升墜總原理:「內分外分」與上升下墜
內分(貪愛分內),屬情故下墜
外分(渴仰分內),屬想故上升
臨終善惡相現
升墜之類別:
飛升之類─淨土、天道、鬼神(想多之眾生)
不升不墜─人道(情想參半之眾生)
下墜之類─三塗(情多想少之眾生)
結論別業中有同業

十因在各道之餘習
十習因 鬼道 畜生道 人道
貪習(貪物) 物怪(依草附木)   梟類(土梟) 頑類(愚呆)
媱習(貪色) 風魃(旱魃不雨)   咎徵(烏鴉...凶兆) 異類(妖怪)
誑習(貪惑) 畜昧(狐獸精靈)   狐類(狐狸......) 庸類(卑鄙)
瞋習(貪恨) 蠱毒(毒虫惡蟲)   毒類(虺蛇......) 狠類(剛暴)
怨習(貪憶) 疫癘(散行瘟疫)   蛔類(蟯蛔) 微類(賤僕)
慢習(貪傲) 氣餓(飢虛之鬼)   食類(虎狼......) 柔類(懦弱)
枉習(貪罔) 憂魘(厭人心胸)   服類(衣服二類) 勞類(勞苦)
見習(貪明) 魍魎(山精之鬼)   應類(燕鴻......) 文類(小才)
詐習(貪成) 役使(咒術役鬼) 休徵(鳳麟吉類) 明類(小聰)
訟習(貪黨) 傳送(遞傳吉凶)   循類(鴿犬......) 達類(小知世故)
   

----------------------------------------------------------------URLhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10687885027990493634

elmot said...

Ahahaha! Astig! Wow, I envy you Bro. I want to be more productive, and what hurts most is that I could only do it by not hooking myself up on the internet.

Now, you are making me so damn curious about the TH music video you made, wahahha!

next post, next post ehehehe!

HD said...

First I want to congratulate you for this amazing blog!
Want to know about Dubai shopping Mall and Many more .
Log on to http://www.whydubai.net

We hope you like it. Please send us any feedback and help us improve the sites further.

dfadf said...

Microsoft Office
Office 2010
Microsoft Office 2010
Office 2010 key
Office 2010 download
Office 2010 Professional
Microsoft outlook
Outlook 2010
Windows 7
Microsoft outlook 2010

weddingdressesanglew said...

Thanks for sharing this with all of us. Every girl has her most beautiful moment in the life just when you wear your own wedding dresses in your wedding.