August 12, 2009 at 8:32 am 9 comments

Somehow, just before I fall asleep yesterday, I came up with this tag line,

Connected, when disconnected.

The reason?

Whilst waiting to be treated last few days at the hospital’s emergency, a couple with 2 girls were seated just across us. Both were busy with their iPhones – and the girls, busy entertaining themselves talking & singing non-stop. When the girls tried to talk to the daddy, the respond sounded irritated without even glancing up from the screen.

The same scenario Mr. Hubs told me he read about somewhere. A family goes out for dinner-the son is busy playing games on his PSP, the mum on the phone, the dad on his blackberry, another child playing with the food.

Last week, at the hospital’s cafeteria-a young mum with 2 girls was really chattering on the phone. Doesn’t sound like an important call you can’t ignore, just a normal girly conversation. A baby barely 1 year old on her lap, and an older girl sitting across her looking extremely bored. When we left the cafeteria, she was still on the phone.

Thus, I do think it’s good to be disconnected once in a while (or as much as you can), just to connect with your loved ones (unless if it’s long distance relationship we are talking about). Tell me what you think!

p.s. I am waiting for the doctor, hoping to be discharged today and my colleagues are on their way to Club Med Cherating. Oh well, maybe next time.

*Update : Green light to go from doc. Since momster chose to be disconnected (from the world wide web) when she’s at home, she won’t be updating until she gets connected again.



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Update from DSH Detachment

9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Amoi  |  August 12, 2009 at 10:06 am

    I agree… it is good to be disconnected in order to spend time with your loved ones. When I am out with family or bf, I hardly even glance on my phone. So, if I don’t answer your calls sometimes… it does really mean I (chose not to) didn’t hear it ring. 😀

    Also, I know that technologies are cheaper and easily attainable. However, I still can never understand children who can be glued to their PSP or Ninetendo more than 12 hrs a day… and even when they are walking! This is what I call CRAZY!

    • 2. mbe  |  August 14, 2009 at 4:29 pm

      amoi aaaaa’,

      you tak tau the feel playing psp or ps2 or ps3. hehehehe. aper ler korang girl tau. cam kitaorg (guys) tak paham camne la korang leh gi gi spa la, manicure la, gossiping la etc yg girl suke buat.

  • 3. noordinarymomster  |  August 12, 2009 at 10:22 am

    the reason why we opted for the normal game console that can only be played at home! well, apart from it costs less of course! 😛

  • 4. Ms B  |  August 12, 2009 at 5:11 pm


    I have been observing this trend for quite awhile. Thats why I prefer not to answer phone calls when I have company or limit my conversation. I insist the young lady follows me shopping/out-and-about bcos we interact (gaduh2 pun, ok lah kan? :P)

    anyway, glad to hear the boy is heading home. happy disconnected! I do that too. 😉

  • 5. ideserveabreak  |  August 12, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    yea, here’s a to a healthy imtiyaz!

    anyway, i just watched oprah a few days ago mentioning how people nowadays spend too much time on their gadgets. she took away the gadgets from 2 families for a week so that they could spend more time together. it was a success in the end!

    i too put the phone away at times so that i could have more quality time with the hubby. we make sure we have dinner together every night at the table to catch-up on our day.

    but you know, the iphone is still a great invention. i now make aidan watch nursery rhymes , youtube etc after a feed. he loves it! the other day i went to a friends tahlil and tak cukup yasin, nasib baik ade iQuran, that came in handy!

  • 6. momster  |  August 13, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Don’t get me wrong, i would love to get my hands on an iphone (tunggu phone sekrg rosak dulu) but it’s sad how some ppl don’t know when n where to disconnect. Oops i’m supposed to disconnect! Typing fr this phone is no fun 😉

  • 7. Jaja  |  August 14, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    alhamdulillah….risau laa kalau budak2 sakit esp during this critical time…

  • 8. mbe  |  August 14, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Emmm….comment sket ek.

    1) bout boys and gadget nie…..this how we boys (father and sons) shows our love. Adam (6) and Fahd (3) have something to do togather with their father. Sony makes ages bounderies disappear…memang ler kengkadang agak melampau gak diorang nie biler main, tapi apa lagi yg ada yang anak dan bapak leh buat sama2. (dulu masa kecik2 maner ler my ayah wanna do something wif me…..dah beso jek slalu lepak sesame)Yg mana u all prefer??? Bapak yg giler main golf dan tinggalkan anak bini ker or lepak ngan kengkawan or buat hal sendiri or bapak yg slalu berinteraksi dgn anak bini??? Kalau bapak yg memang slalu dok rumah tapi tak berinteraksi pulak camno??? Mcm org cakap….ada tapi baik mcm tak ader….tak membantu lansung. My iphone…permainan fav si fahd. Asal balik jek first mintak kiss and the mintak ipone “ayah, nak pon ayah nak main game” so i will spend alots of my time main game ngan dia. So the mother can have their own sweet time. So is it good or not??? But for kiasu yg 24/7 asik connected jek (yg poyo-poyo) sebenarnye bukan apa….poyo jek??? yg takde life. Means org memang tak nak kawan ngan dia. so aper lagi yg diorang ada??? World Wide Web ler…..a world that u can be anything. I had a friend yg poyo camnie, yg gamai maleh nak kawan…. but then he’s a KING now (dalam web chat dia la) wif hundreds of followers. heheheheehhe poyo giler. There’s a good side and then there’s a bad side. But whatever it is i ove sony and apple for ther affort in bringin us togather….heheheheh

  • 9. noordinarymomster  |  August 18, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    memang la sony and apple brings people together, tapi masalah sekrg bila org tak tau when to stop 😛

    kalau tau when and where to stop should not cause a problem kan? 😉


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