Having Bad Internet is the Worst!
Last Update: Sep 20, 2019
We just arrived to Lankawi Island off the coast of Malaysia. This place is beautiful but the internet is shocking!
So in times like these we find that we have to go back to the old days. Spending time with each other talking, kids playing with toys, sitting down without looking at a screen.
It is amazing how accustomed we have all become on our phones and screens, it has become a part of us.
I am a little scared to where it is all heading, because tech will only get better and better.
A good initiative the governments should bring is 1 day a week they turn off WiFi so that everyone has to connect with each other and do hobbies that don't rely on Internet.
So I have been trying to update my latest YouTube video but it just won’t get there, I think the connection is too poor. Even putting a Facebook post is a mission.
I think I will just relax, enjoy the beach and live life like the old days!
Have you guys been in situations like these?
Cheers! Kris and Brian
Good afternoon Kris,
Great idea to turn off most gadgets for 1 day, enjoy it.
I grew up in Holland without tv, my parents used to read and listen to classical music.
Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
Sometimes we find ourselves with little or no internet and we feel uncomfortable.
I just go with the flow and forget about my internet business for a few days.
Enjoy the stepping back to the simpler days while you are there is my advice...
As a society with the advances in technology we've forgotten some of the key factors that laid out the foundation of who we are...
This temporary step back can be an enriching experience for the entire family...
Dave : )
You sound a lot like my wife. She is constantly wanting everyone to put down the electronics for a day or two, more if she could get away with it.
We lived in the mountains back in the mid-'90s and we could only get two stations on the TV, so most of our time was spent outdoors. Of course, back then internet access was very slow by today's standards and uploading a video was unheard of. In fact, it would still be another decade before YouTube would come along.
Enjoy it while ya can!
No situation like being on a beach enjoying that kind of sunshine for some time. Used to live in Southwest Florida 20-25 min form a beach, and I certainly enjoyed those non-internets days in the 1970's and 80's.
The internet 90's gave us so much, yet you are right in the fact a day without is a great connectivity booster.
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It's true that technology is part of our lives and it's really hard to do without it even when we think we're ready to do without it. But the important thing is that you spend a great time in this beautiful place.