For me, the most painful part of being robbed off---phone, wallet, laptop or worse, your whole bag---is not how many meriendas you've skipped, how many times you close your eyes everytime you pass by your fave boutique store or how you tolerate commuting on an overcrowded and 'un-airconditioned' bus on your way home to save money. The saddest part of being robbed off something is being deprived of the 'memories' forever. Yes, memories---important messages, pictures, government ids, notebook with your notes on it, contact numbers of people, etc.
My two-year-old Nokia phone plus P400 worth of cash was stolen from me last Friday and it was one of those unfortunate moments in my life lol. Honestly, the phone was no longer as functional as it was back when I first bought it. I thought of selling it out so that I could make some fortune out of it but then I realized that aside from the fact that it's no longer marketable, the phone has sentimental value to me. It is my companion, physically and emotionally speaking; it witnessed all my escapades in life; it kept all my secrets; it served me well despite 'hanging on' me several times.
My phone, along with the pictures, messages, government id numbers and songs on it were taken away from me in less than five minutes. Awful. But if there's one eye-opener thought I learned from this situation, it's my officemate's words telling me that 'things that you no longer use should be given away' or something to that effect. I'm a very clingy person and letting go of things is very hard for me. Actually May is my "letting go month" because of the following:
-I let go of someone whom I thought is a friend through thick or thin
-I turned down some job interviews
-I shut my heart
-I forego the emotions playing inside of me for the past years
-him, I think.
Still, I'm very thankful that not all my things were taken away from me....that would be more painful. I'm glad my other phone was kept in a secret pocket and my atm, credit card and all the government ids are still intact. At least I still go these things. Not that bad.