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Yesterday,  I experienced the slowest connection to our internet browsers. Tried Chromium, Opera and Mozilla Firefox without success. Lately, I’ve noticed the so-slow connection while browsing and it sort of gave up on me yesterday. Josef has to back up all my files to my hard-drive and he made a clean slate of our Windows and re-install everything but the problem was since the connection was too slow, he could not install new browsers to my PC. I tried it a few minutes ago and surprisingly,Windows explorer was a bit fast compared to last night.  I’ve been using my tab to visit Facebook and WordPress but it was kind of weird typing on a smaller gadget compared to my 16″ Ganzklar screen.

I tried installing the latest version of Mozilla Firefox and what do you know – success! Can’t help that smile on my face. Browsing now is a bit faster than before and since almost all files on my documents were empty, there is no reason why it should not be.  I am afraid to install  the Zoom Browser EX of my Canon camera though since I am not familiar with it. I guess I have to use my hard-drive to browse those saved photos for my blog.

Electronic gadgets and such –  sometimes it makes us insecure that we could not access social media and be updated on what’s happening around. They have become such a necessity instead of being just lucky that we have them for daily use at all hours of the day.

I am one of those who read news online. I react (silently in front of my PC) when I read those dreadful and nasty comments from netizens  who won’t think twice in lambasting a particular would-be candidate for the 2016 presidential election. It’s something like getting the pulse of everyone who has internet access. I hope their complaints and shocking comments would translate to a vote for someone who spells good governance, not corrupt, and has the good of the entire country in his/her agenda. I miss those previous election periods where every candidate is required to have public debates on television and show their platforms of government. Let’s see how the Filipino electorate have grown in their choices and let those voices translate to a clean and honest election. I hope we will all learn from our mistakes in the past.

I am digressing again. Just happy to tell you internet access is quite good now 🙂

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I was shocked and alarmed when I heard it on the AM radio late this afternoon and read it on my Twitter  feed.  They called it crime of passion when a 13-year old boy shot his alleged 17-year old gay lover at SM Mall in Pampanga.  There surely was a security lapse when the 22 caliber gun was not detected by security people at the said mall.

It was further said that the two met at a popular  social networking site. In cases like this, can one blame the parents for what the child did? Obviously, he is still a child and they are both teenagers and minors.Where do you draw the line between blaming the parents and friends  or the people they meet outside the home? How could a 13-year old easily get hold of a gun and use it in a fit of jealousy?  There must be something deeper, probably in the family make-up that drove this teen to do what he did.  Is communication open in the family? Do the parents know what the child is going  through? I am a parent too and I understand that the generations nowadays are more outspoken, more outgoing, more creative and more daring than the kids we have ten or twenty years ago.  Would this reflect on the family values and how they were brought up by their parents? If  you are a God-fearing individual and fear of doing something fatal like trying to kill is anathema to you, then this won’t really happen.

What does a 13-year old know about true love? Undoubtedly, it is a selfish kind of love. It only knows how to take and not how to give. It’s so pathetic that some people would resort to violence when they could not get what they want. True, we live in a crazy world, influenced by so many factors and peer pressure. Sometimes, we just go with the flow without weighing how it would affect our lives and the lives of others in the long run. I am of the belief that if God dwells in your heart, you won’t even think of hurting other people. If your faith is strong enough,  prayers would help.

Definitely, there are lots of downsides in using social networking sites. Some parents are not even aware of their children using these platforms  and don’t even know who they meet online. Some could project a different personality without one being aware, some could hide behind fictitious names too.  One could be an easy target so we must all be responsible in using social media.

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