This week is like a continuation of the Windows programming lessons we had last week but I’m not going to talk about that. I’ve already done that last week. Rather, I’m going to talk about Internet-ing and Email-ing.
Being the Internet fanatic that we are, most of us can’t help but surf the net whenever we have the time. It is not uncommon that during this activity, we chance upon good programs that we can’t help but download. Also, who cannot resist the temptation of reading all our mails and replying to each of them. Not to mention the temptation to open that Instant Messenger (IM) program and chat with our online friends once in a while.
So what’s the point to what I’m saying here? Well, the life I described above is mine before this week. Starting this week, my fellow-trainees and I are doing our best to minimize our time online. So, you might be wondering what life-changing event happened this week that made my colleagues and me change our Internet and Email life.
Well, to put it bluntly, one of us was given the “you shouldn’t do this” treatment by our Japanese superiors. We were all guilty. Besides, we cannot blame them because before that day, we were really downloading and emailing like there’s no tomorrow. To make things worse, not only were we downloading and emailing, we were also playing Starcraft.
It was quite unfortunate it all had to end this way. We had to be given the treatment before we learned our lessons. Well, that’s not important now. What’s important now is that we’ve learned our lessons and that we have now limited our Internet usage.
Now, we’re not only doing this for our own sake but for all Filipino’s sake. We’ve come to realize that whatever we do here will not only be a reflection of what we are as individuals but of what we are as a nation. Who knows? We might even pave the way for Epson to take in more trainees and employees from the Philippines.
Well, so much for Starcraft. It was fun till it lasted.