A Love-Hate Relationship With My Phone

I spend too much time with my phone

If I ever have a go-to gadget, that would be my phone because I can do anything from writing a blog post to answering e-mails, taking care of all our social networking sites, coordinating things and chatting with friends.  But there are also things I do that make me hate it so much:

1. Mindless scrolling on Instagram (and forgetting what I’m REALLY supposed to do in the process).

2. Receiving work-related instructions past my bed time via chat apps. – This makes me feel I’m compelled to reply right away even if a few seconds ago, I was just in the middle of a dreamless sleep. Gahhh…. Anyway, I eventually learned not to feel guilty for not replying  at 1am.  Maybe the night owl of a person from the other end was feeling inspired just didn’t want to forget about some stuff before going to sleep.

3.  Unecessarily checking on social networking sites.  I hate it so much when I have to retrieve work-related messages via Facebook.  I always end up getting LOST.  Yeah, I’m easily distracted.

4. Hearing a “Ding, ding!” chat app sound while trying to retrieve a word, a thought or an image from my mind.

*Sigh* I need to learn how to manage my phone better and how not to get panicky with all the sounds. 🙂  I suddenly feel like a dinosaur who needs to adjust to this new world that’s unfolding in front of me.   This love-hate relationship with my phone has got to end.


Does anyone else feel the same way too?  Hello?


Tipsy ❤

P.S. More comics about social networking here:
The Thing With Power Banks…
Social Networking Alphabet (Part 1)
Social Networking Alphabet (Part 2)
Signs That You’re Addicted to Instagram
The Instagrammer Goes on a Date
Signs That You’re Addicted to Twitter
Social Networking Elements in Real Life (Part 1)
Social Networking Elements in Real Life (Part 2) 


P.P.S. We finally have new workshop schedules for March! 🙂 Sign up below for updates.
If you’d like to check out our previous watercolor & lettering workshops, please click here. Just a few reminders though:

1.  To those who are interested in attending the Digitizing Workshop at Fully Booked in BGC on March 22 (Sunday), participants are required to bring a laptop (Mac / Windows) that already has Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop installed. It would also be awesome if you could already bring black and white works or scan works that you intend to digitize in advance but that’s optional.
2. To those who are planning to attend the Watercolor & Lettering Workshop at the Hey Kessy Studio on March 28 (Saturday), no need to bring anything but yourself. 🙂 The workshop fee already includes the following:

1 pencil
1 eraser
Lettering Worksheets
Watercolor Papers
2 round watercolor brushes
1 8-color Prang Set
1 Googly Tote Bag

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Nurul Izzaty
Nurul Izzaty
9 years ago

Hey Tipsy! I have to admit, it’s so hard to unplug when you’re so used to technology and internet – especially when you make a living through them. When I did manage to turn off my gadgets and have a quiet time away from technology (hardly happens nowadays), it always gives me a peace of mind and a chance to actually do things without distractions.

Mimi Gonzales
9 years ago

Haha, oh that feeling. Especially number two and three. Distractions are my worst enemies, especially when I’m studying and I get the urge to turn to social networking sites. What do I dooooo????! Haha

Cym Marzan
9 years ago

This is why I turn off all notifications from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or I just made the settings so I won’t see them while my phone is locked, only a brief banner notification that goes away right away. I have considered removing the facebook messenging app, but Facebook makes it hard, haha!

Kris Fortunado
Kris Fortunado
9 years ago

Hi! Do we receive an email after registering for the workshops? I’m not sure if my registration went through…

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