That said, I've been suffering from tech disaster since I landed in Manila. First I discover there's no wi-fi at S's place, and my super-slim, oh-so-light-and-pretty laptop (Acer Inspire) has no ethernet port. I work around it by taking it to the Starbucks (they have one at every corner here) across the street, only to find out that the computer is slow, and acting very silly - it also refuses to connect to the internet. I re-start it, only to see a blue-screen and a 'fatal error' message. I give up and resolve to have computer fixed as soon as I return to the land of the pure - where, btw, insane things are happening (as always) such as nation-wide cellular phone jams in order to 'celebrate' Eid and avoid terrorist attacks. Certainly, I am better off (if technology deprived) in Manila. And while my new phone is awesome, and has a beautiful picture taking and instant upload kind of feature, the fact is that it is not conducive to writing down blog-posts.