Jun 12, 2011

Looking forward

While I was going through one of virtual albums, which contains photographs of my nieces and nephews (extended family) I realized that by the time my siblings and I get married and have kids (if God bless us) the current group of nieces and nephews age will be older, not fit to play with, and some will tempt to bully others (facts of life) to show they are elder.

This how my younger group of cousins felt all this years and now they feel accepted when we started treating them as adults, despite some are in their late teens and we the older in age (young in spirit) are between mid 20's and approaching mid 30's (I just realized that, ouch).

Looking forward, the age difference won't matter when they are adult, it's the way they approach life and treat each other with respect.

Jun 9, 2011

I am a fortune victim

One day, I went to draw money out of my account via ATM machine, I discovered a big difference in my balance (between last two days I checked and current balances). I quickly printed the transaction slip and noticed several transaction made out of POS from a gas/patrol station. I called the bank's call center and managed to block my debit card.

It turned out that the thief swapped my supplementary debit card, which I wasn't aware that I misplaced or lost it until the day I found out, for a while I stopped using POS or electronic payments for months now.

I admit that I felt the pinch, but it was a big lesson to learn from, and this could happen to anyone.

I consider my self as a fortune victim, because if it didn't happen, I wouldn't have understood people's feeling when it happen to them. The amount was nothing for what other had lost.