Thursday, May 8, 2014

Look up from your phone

For somebody like me, who usually manages to initiate conversations easily, I've found it difficult to find people in Australia to talk to. I see so many familiar faces while walking down the streets to the nearest supermarket and they all acknowledge me with a smile and a nod. But it stops right there. Before I can make an eye-contact, most of them are back to fiddling with their phones. I feel like shouting, "Look up, ask me who I am, why I am here, where I am from, etc." But I feel sheepish and do what they do, whip out my cellphone and keep scrolling on Facebook. Here's a message we should all heed to:

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