As our leave’s getting closer and we’re counting down the days. I’m remembering the beautiful things about the States. The green outdoors, the breeze, the parks, and most of all: my house. I miss my house, it’s in a quiet place, you don’t hear any car horns or anybody yelling; I really miss my house.Thinking about these things makes me even more excited to go. I’m so excited that I’m surprised that I didn’t start packing my bag out of excitement already. I also really want the language center classes to finish so the time would go faster until our leave.
While thinking about my home, I also think about how on YouTube anything under 1080p resolution was unacceptable. But here in Egypt I have to watch everything in 140p resolution so it doesn’t finish my internet packet. In Egypt there is no unlimited internet packets so it’s like pay as you go. You buy a small card and put the code on your phone. Then after you do that you can buy a limited packet with the credit you put in. The biggest thing that I got affected by living in Egypt is the fright that my Internet will finish. Every video counts, oh you want to try out this game on the appstore? Well before you download it you scroll down and look at how big it is, before coming to Egypt I didn’t even know you could check that. You really have to use the internet efficiently and not waste it so your internet packet lasts until the end of the month. For me however, a huge internet user, you can find that I finish 7 gigabytes before the half of the month.
I miss using the internet without limit, before, I used to download apps according to the limits of my phone storage, and now I download according to the limit of my internet. Every time I watch a video I watch it cautiously, everything counts. Many times my internet finished and this small dreaded message popped up on my phone screen saying that I used 100 percent of my internet.
Internet has probably been the most of my expenses this year.
Internet has probably been the most of my expenses this year. I look forward to going back to The States soon (About 2 weeks) and enjoying the unlimited internet and the greenery outside and taking a break from the yellow, grey, and brown colors of Egypt.
All of this teaches me something, I’ve always been told “be grateful for what you have”, and I don’t think I truly understood that until I came to Egypt and found that there are some things in America that Egypt doesn’t have. Even Egypt has some things that other countries would wish for. You come to Egypt, you drink as much water as you want in this burning country and stay hydrated. While drinking the water we have to think about those who don’t even find water. We need to think about the orphans while we are enjoying our time with our parents. And we have to think about refugees while we are warm and cozy in our house and they leave their houses and head towards an unknown future. We have to be thankful for what we have.