Friday, 9 December 2011
Ever wish for a Photo-Free Vacation?
See the photo of those ferry tickets up there? It is the only photo of the trip I recently took to Pangkor Island with the family -- we went for the school holidays.
And why is it the ONLY picture I have, you might ask. Because my BlackBerry DIED on me! okay, okay..to be fair, it did not like die totally. The screen just decided it too needed a vacation (someone said I overused my Baby Torchy... I do not! I'm just popular in the mobile world...hold the boos please..!!)
You're probably thinking: why didn't she bring a camera then. Yes, as many of my friends would know, I am a proud owner of a Nikon DSLR who hasn't gone past auto mode despite having the camera for more than a year (fail..as, my daughter would put it). But I figured with all but one family member owning a phone with camera, why bring the clunky thing? Then it happened...
First, it was a blue flicker here and there. Then it went blank sporadically. Take out the battery, said my BBM group members.. I did and Baby Torchy gave me some false hope for a bit. Then when we were about to land on Pangkor Island, it went poof!
And there I was with a BB making all manner of sounds: incoming SMS, BBM alerts, Facebook updates - but absoloutely nothing to look at. I must have missed more than half of what the whole of KL was gossiping..errrr..updating each other about!!
And other members of the family? They were on holiday and no one was bugging them to pose here and there..they were literally in heaven!
Once I got back to KL, I went to Brighstar BB service centre in Plaza Berjaya the first free moment I had. I thought they'd give me a replacement to use while Baby Torchy went to Singapore to get fixed (she's still under warranty) but NO! They wouldn't give me one.
So, I marched to the next mobile phone booth with my 3G SIM card and demanded to buy the cheapest phone they had - there was a RM69 Auntie phone, they said. I said: don't you have one for RM50 and tried to persuade the chubby salesman to do away with his commission. Another NO..
That was that then.. since Baby Torch is still away, I am now a proud owner of a GSM Auntie phone which still has its see-through screen cover on (am thinking of selling it second hand on Mudah). I can only make and receive calls and write and read text. No bluetooth..nothing else nada.. don't BBM me, y'hear!!
Not till Baby Torch make her way back to me.. I miss u, babeh!!
By the way, we stayed at Pangkor Sandy Beach Resort on Pasir Bogak.. I liked it..