Tuesday, December 15, 2009

On Chaotic Communication

I'm not exactly tech savvy. Especially when it comes to all those gadgets and what nots. So when it comes to communicating with friends overseas, the only thing I know would be via MSN or YM. And so, when the brother started to settle down in Prague, my parents communicate with him using Skype.

Therefore, when I went to Taipei last week, mummy was super panicky as to how she could contact me. I was of course quite irritatedly told her that I've applied for a service that the Tourism Board of Taiwan provided, about the local number I could get once I touched down and all. Only then that she was more relaxed, and she asked me to text her straight away once I got my number over there.

And so, when I got the phone and the number in Taipei Airport, I sent her the first text message. It got through somehow. And she replied too. But somehow, things got a bit odd the next few days when I didn't get any messages from her. I didn't text her as well. So I just let it be. I didn't check on my Malaysian number as I used the Taiwanese number on my phone, the phone that they lent, I just didn't know how to use. So yeah, that was it.

Then there was one day when I decided to switch on my Malaysian number and to my horror, I got all this...

Mummy can't get through my Taiwanese number apparently. And I also got a message from the sister about mummy freaking out thinking I might've died in some earthquake. And somehow, coincidentally 5 minutes later, the sister called. I picked up, even though I knew it'll be a double charge call as it's pretty much of a roaming services. But the sister was very relieved when I picked up. She said mummy had been calling like since 2 days ago and all her messages bounced back and my line was unreachable. I mean, I swore I didn't get all those messages on my Taiwanese number, so how would I know, and I've been expecting her replies or her messages all along.

So finally I called her using my Malaysian number, again knowing it'll cost a limb. But I had to tell her I'm alright or she could go insane any minute then.

Sometimes I really wonder how all these international calls work...

12 Jujus:

Gratitude said...

Mommy's boy! :P
+Ant+

Chris said...

I also dunno how to use it...

the happy go lucky one said...

i think just settle for the roaming service lah, cut down the usage, then it wont b as expensive lor kekeee... luckily u switched on ur malaysia phone, or else we will earthquake in malaysia n not taiwan :P they just want to b assured that u r safe :0

nicky05 said...

If next time, don't switch off your malaysia phone number lo...hehehehe..XD

CH Voon said...

have you ask ur mummy to put +886 follow by your taiwan number?

Second, you use the same hp for malaysia hp and taiwan hp?

Medie007 said...

gratitude, it's a good thing. :D

Chris, but havent u been travelling a lot??

Happy,hahahaha, yalor in the end just use the roaming service. :P my mum not so great until can cause earthquake la, u ah... so funny one... ish.

Medie007 said...

nicky & ch voon, i use one phone ma. cuz i dunno how to use the phone they give. the service the tourism provide comes with card and phone one, but the phone they give so lousy i dunno how to use. or rahter i so lousy dunno how to use. hahaha

Ed said...

why don't u teach ur mom to use facebook instead? ;)

manglish said...

awwwwwwwwwwww............:)

SJ said...

you went to the world's tallest building yea

A smile from SJ =)

[SK] said...

well, if it's short term stay i don't even want to switch to a local number, just let is be roaming on my malaysian phone.. unless you have two phones, or you have dual sim phone..

Bravebear said...

hmmm... can see some chaos there... LOL! hmm... I wonder my mum would be as worried as ur mum :p