Okay.. Time to finish up what I have wanted to do since even before all the birthday posts. My apologies if in any case you found unpleasant things from my writing.
Che and Whatsapp Part 2 is about..
“What is that phone that Mummy (my aunty) uses… The one that her kids got her as a birthday gift… Yea, that Samsung but small size, very cute”
“Ooo, that one is touch screen Che! I think it will be a bit hard for you to use… How about a Blackberry?”
“But Blackberry small screen also… Touch screen means I have to touch A B C right when I want to type…. Will take time but it shouldn’t be difficult…”
“So you want the phone Che? Like mummy’s one?”
“Yea hang on I take money I prepared already”
*Eyes went round*
“Che you got the money already? Sure che you sure you want this phone?”
“Yes yes, hang on I take money now”
“Really sure you want this phone che?”
*translated from Kelantanese language*
Yes. It was a sure. She had the money prepared even before she asked about it. And yes, my brother went to a phone shop to get Che her Samsung. A touch screen Samsung like this.
It was then time to teach Che about the concept of a touch screen phone. I told myself to make sure Che understands only 3 things, i.e; how to accept and make phone calls, how to read reply and send text messages and of course, how to use Whatsapp – the main thing that drove Che’s spirit in moving from her comfort zone of just using a basic Nokia phone.
I first set up the phone to the simplest mode of use like removing all the unnecessary tabs from the home page and bringing to the front only 3 tabs. The challenge then began for Che… Taught her one by one and Che got really confused. She scratched her head and said nanti nanti.
“How do I get the A B C keyboard out? Ohhh like that. Oh wait, how again? Then how do I put a space? Ooo you said the long blank thing… I’m trying to remember. Oh here (she tapped the arrow button instead and tadaaa an unfinished message was sent and read by all my cousins who then asked hehe Che nak type apa tu?). Okay how about the no entry smile thing (emoticons guys..) now? How to use them”
That got me my scratching head turn by the way but bless you Che!
It was at night that the introductory session took place and Che asked to stop and continue the next day because she could not take it anymore so ditto Che, tomorrow! Morning came and Che was all ready for another challenging day. It started with me asking her if she remembered anything from last night and I concluded Che had 2/5 of that night. Not bad Che. We tried the same 3 things step by step for countless times. In the end, Che found herself getting mixed up because some things were quite the same but were not what she should do for this application and that application and look..
Detailed guidelines prepared especially for Che upon her request. Which Che did not really use because she thought it was not cool (joke it was because she did not want to rely on it so much).
To cut the story short, I would say Che is a fast learner because she is now able to type freely and not get confused anymore after almost a month being with her Samsung. Che now understands how to personal message someone in Whatsapp and how to public message her family in the Whatsapp group chat (this one took her some time to understand but we are all happy to see she’s able to differentiate and apply the concept correctly). Che now understands how to answer, end and make phone calls. Che now understands how to text message someone but does not text after becoming a Whatsapp pro. And Che also now understands how to lock and unlock her screen.
All that she needs.
So adorable right? *clap hands* Congratulations che! We love you and we are sure you now feel entertained everyday.