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Internet At Home!

Right now, I'm writing this post while I'm at the comfort of the room where there's airconditioning this time of the year. Although it's been raining here in the Philippines, this room turns into an oven just a couple of minutes of no moving fresh air. And circulating hot air gives the feeling of a convection oven, which doesn't help.

I've been living in Manila since November, and I'm beginning to miss the province -- although not too much to make me want to go home. I miss the trees, and the very fresh air, and the carefree attitude of the people around me -- somehow I understand partly why they are enjoying themselves while the town I'm from is still stuck in the '70s.

All this time in Manila, and no internet access from home is not an easy thing to take. Especially for someone like me who has been living on the net for close to three years already. Having to deal with no internet access at home is something I learned to do especially since I can get on the net at work -- but the thought of being online while at home is very endearing to me mainly because it lets me be at two places at the same time.

I used to chat a lot, IRC, Yahoo! and some years ago, have been in the ICQ network. I am very active in the mailing lists, and have felt comfortable interacting online through email. I've been blogging since 2002, and I'm having the time of my life online. Most of the people who get to read my blog almost know me fully -- reading my thoughts, insights, feelings, and plans.

I've met a lot of friends throgh the internet, I've kept in touch with friends through the internet, and I've also been considered as a friend by other people online. And that's what I've missed by not being able to get online at home. But now, that's changed although only lately.

I've been able to work on my projects online at home, been able to check my mail at home, and I've also been able to learn online at home. I so badly want to be able to get broadband internet here at the apartment, but I don't have the resources to do so yet. Maybe when I get to study AND work, maybe I'd be able to pay for broadband internet at home.

But these are maybe's, and right now I'm just enjoying what I can get. Until the next time I get online at home, I'll be enjoying this.

CHill...

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