There is an English proverb that says, “It’s an ill wind that never blows anybody any good.”
First, I had some problems with my PC so I sent it to the guy to check. I don’t really understand what the problem was but the hard disk had to be replaced and that cost me over RM300.00.
Then, trouble arose with my broadband connection. “USIM/SIM card is not available or does not exist,” it said. I was on the phone with the people in KL for at least half an hour and eventually, the conclusion was that my external modem was faulty and could not detect the SIM card.
I went to their office in Sibu and they checked for me…and their diagnosis was that my SIM card was faulty. Unfortunately, the account was in my daughter’s name and I was advised to forge a letter of authorisation and produce a photostated copy of my daughter’s identity card. I promptly went home to get that done and rushed back in the hope that I could get everything resolved quickly but when I got there, I was told that their system was down and I had to go back again in an hour or so.
I had not had lunch and it was around 2.00 p.m. by then so in the meantime, I went to this place (where they sell the very nice nasi kerabu on Saturdays) and had their seafood fried rice (RM4.00)…
…as most of the things were already sold out. Either my mood had been spoilt by all that had transpired or I was too tired from all the running around or it did not taste that great to me…
I wished they had added ikan bilis (dried anchovies) or udang kering (dried prawns) – the nasi lemak sambal certainly did not seem to help that much.
Then having had my lunch, I went back to the broadband provider’s office. The system was still down and they asked me to go to a shop in the town centre where I could get a new SIM card or a new external modem. I went there – they checked and said that my SIM card was ok…and they tried a new modem that I could buy but it could not detect the SIM card either so they concluded that it was faulty but to get a new one I would have to wait till several days later.
In the end, I simply gave up in frustration and decided to open my own account so here I am back online…FINALLY! As for my daughter’s one, the one I was using previously, I think I will have to wait for her to come home in a few weeks’ time and terminate it…for good!
And then there was a problem with my daughter’s air tickets but I think this is more than enough for one day and I will leave that till another post…