My Nokia 3210 phone was a witness of my ups and downs during college days. He was part of the sleepless nights working out to finish my plates and group projects. We have also shared those fun moments I had with my classmates and friends. And even had a glimpse of how happy I am when I had my very first girl friend and until I reached my final college years my Nokia 3210 was still there for me. He then remind me of my best buddy; always there thru thick and thin.
And then, graduation day came. Finally after five years I will be holding of my diploma. It was really a momentous event in my life. One of my dreams was fulfilled and so I was filled with joy. But I didn’t know that somewhere in the middle of that joyous event, I will have to say goodbye to someone who has been faithful to me; my Nokia 3210. I had to say bye bye because I’ve got new Nokia 3660. As usual, it came from my sister but this time it was brand new. That was her graduation gift to me. Wow! That was so generous. That was my very first colored cellular phone and just like my Nokia 3210, the brand new Nokia 3660 became a part of my life for more than three years.
After inheriting couple of Nokia phones, I was glad to finally buy a brand new Nokia 5310: Music Express out of my own money. My new companion was one of the fruits of working hard overseas. Though not the expensive ones, it was my favorite since I bought it with my own money and that was the most high tech phone I ever had. Just like my previous Nokia Phones, we had shared happy and sad memories along the way. This time, he witnessed my life overseas. He knew how I stumble being away with my loved ones. How I get confused with the culture and how I embraced it. He knew how I struggle in communicating to foreigners during my early days abroad. He knew how I work hard for my loved ones and he also learned how hard it is working in a foreign land. He was also able to witness the romantic side of my life. He know how nervous I was, when I proposed to my girl friend in front of our church congregation and instantly know how happy I was when she said yes. And in the most important event in my life, he heard and witnessed our exchange of vows; to live a life bounded with our love and together as one, woven with God.
Nokia 5310 was there thru thick and thin, thru sweetness and bitterness until he said goodbye to me. My Nokia 5310 was actually one of the typhoon Ondoy’s victims. I was in the Philippines when that huge flood happens and we were one of the thousand people who were affected by the flood. As we move to higher ground, I didn’t notice that he was actually in my pocket. It was already late when I discover that my faithful companion Nokia 5310 swam inside my pocket and drawn. I tried to revive him but it was too late. There, I had to bid farewell to my favorite companion, my favorite Nokia phone…