I apologized to my readers, yes, the two of you, that postings had been scarce here. It doesn’t mean I lost the desire to blog. I have many reasons and but let me state two reasons. First, our internet connection has been very bad and I think it’s not getting any better. I’m not complaining and even if I complain, my provider would just tell me to upgrade to faster and better connection and of course I have to pay more. No way! I’m content and happy that just to receive and send emails and browse the web and read my favorite blogs in a very slow and meditative manner.
Second and perhaps a more convincing reason is that our abused laptop is giving us a hint as if it is saying, “I quit.” You see this wonderful endearing laptop (a Toshiba Satellite A70/A75 series) had been with us for two years. And it never complained. But I guess, it wants us to know that “I had enough.” I can understand it, you see, during our first few months of staying here in the mission field; this laptop is everything for us. It is our link to the outside world and to our love ones back home. It is our sound system, we play music here all day whether it be audio CD, or MP3 or WMA, it never complains. It is also our home theater; we watch movies here, DVD, VCD, etc. I do my sermons here, PowerPoint presentations in seminars and worship services that we have had. I use it for blogging. It is here where we layout and print our newsletters. Here where we do and print the visual aids for Sunday school and evangelistic Bible stories, the English lessons visuals and handouts. In short, as I mentioned above, we do everything with this laptop. Now the DVD/CD-RW drive is totally useless. Furthermore, it shuts down by itself. I try to clean the vents and the cooling fans, but it doesn’t change a thing. It quits every time it feels quitting. Now, I’m not complaining again, I’m just happy that I still can use it.
Perhaps, it explains why posts here are scarce, but perhaps not.