The story of the iPad mini that belongs to my grandmother.
Finally ordered the iPad on the Apple Store SG website & hey, it even came with a free engraving!
Took some time to decide what will be on the second line and even asked the grandmother whether it was okay for me to put “I love God” or “God loves me” for that matter. She seemed pretty okay with the idea… And it touches my heart alot because I had some knowledge that she knew how happy I was when she said “amen” and said grace together with me back in 2011. (I will share another story about this “knowledge” in years to come) but that said, I went with half a verse & shall snap the picture of it when the iPad arrives.
Anyway, why did I order an iPad for her? Something which I thought was pretty lame honestly, since it just looks like a giant version of the iPhone.
Grandmother tried to learn how to use the computer and I have been telling her it is quite futile because she has no knowledge of hanyupinyin. So I am quite a fierce and horrible teacher, the one who is strict, impatient and snaps at her whenever she insists on fiddling with the iPad only after she finishes her newspapers or if she forgets what I taught her just minutes ago.
I scrolled through my Facebook sometime ago and realized I wrote a post on what my grandmother did the night before I was going to fly to Japan while we were in Hong Kong. She started panicking I guess, about the things she did not know about the iPad and started asking me how to take photos at 3am. Yes, I almost snapped again at her but started whining in agony since she only wanted to learn it in the last few hours before we needed to get dressed and head for the airport.
It’s almost time for me to head back home but it is always nice for me to receive iMessages from her which includes emoticons and words of love all the way from Singapore. Felt so loved the other day as well when I could Facetime with two ladies I love so much side to side, my good friend S went over to help my granny with Youtube problems and it made me felt so thankful for our friendship.
Grandparents and technology.
It sure takes alot of patience but it pays off in the end, doesn’t it?