My Absence

My Absence


Hey everyone!

So it’s been a while since I’ve posted and it might be a long while until I post again.

Recently I decided to move into my own place (again) and as exciting as it might seem to most, it was one of the worst decisions I could have made, definitely ranking in my top 10 biggest life mistakes.

Here’s what happened: I moved with the intention of moving my ADSL line over to my new place. Due to the lack of Telkom’s infrastructure its next to impossible to have internet at my new home. Something got to do with no more internet lines available in my area as it works on a first come first served basis. At first I thought it was rather odd as I stay in the heart of Cape Town’s City Bowl and almost every restaurant, bar and shop has a wifi connection but I’m guessing that is just the problem. Because of all these places that have their own wifi, it sort of minimizes the chances of us mere residents to get our own home internet connection because apparently Telkom only provides a limited amount of internet lines. So in short – no internet!

Now you must be asking: If all these places around you have wifi (and free wifi) why don’t you just use theirs? Well I’ve already tried it… Because it’s free doesn’t necessarily mean it works. Generally the free wifi these places offer you is extremely slow and often times not responsive. Especially to a website that is constantly uploading and downloading high quality images. So I scratched that.

I also explored other avenues such as wireless internet from independent companies but the amount of money these places want to charge you just for the installation is absolutely ridiculous. And only because they know that you need them more than they need you. So scratched that too. Then there was the data dongle option that I could have got from one of our trusty service providers, unfortunately I’m unable to tie myself down to a 24 month contract as I may just be starting a very exciting chapter of life next year (yet to be revealed). Damn I was so desperate I even approached my neighbors that were fortunate enough to have their own home internet to see if they would share their internet in return that we would share the costs but apparently snobs don’t like sharing.

So here I am stuck in this predicament and there’s not much I can do at this stage. Had I known any of this I would have never moved at the cost of my blog to live in fancy-shmancy area because at the end of the day, it’s really not worth it. In fact, living here probably made me more miserable than when I had to travel 30 kilometers to be part of the city’s hype.

All in all, I apologize profusely for being a Debbie downer but I felt I needed to explain why and how things are not happening for What The Blog. I suppose it will just be another 11 months of living here and then we’ll see where the road (or the plane) leads to. There are still a few posts that I wanted to post and will do so as soon as I get an opportunity to.

WTB has not died! Just on a very unnecessary break…

But, I’ll be back.



1 Comment

  1. April 7, 2015 / 11:06 AM

    I’m so glad you’re back… 🙂 xo

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