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Respecting others’ ownership
Means
Respecting my Lord
Loving Him
A way to worship Him
Being honest in my dealings
According to my soft conscience

~ Tojiru Yoshiko


Inspiration On: Friday, 27 November 2015

Since my business mentor doesn’t use her iPhone 3S anymore, might as well use it for my ministry work and mobile wifi hotspot. It took me two weeks of thoughts then turn into courage to ask her. If she doesn’t want to sell, it’s not a problem. She has her own right not to sell it. I’m prepared to be rejected. I can understand too. So that I can keep track on the cellular data usage. She suggests to use MyStarHub app. I explain that the app is for personal use. But my mobile broadband is under business plan. The service provider doesn’t support such featured for business plan.

Courageously, I ask her via WhatsApp, “Since you don’t use your iPhone 3S, I am wondering. May I buy your iPhone 3S for $50?”

“Sure, but why do you need it? You can have it; no charge.” I am so surprised with her respond.

I explain, “Thanks. I need it for Internet hotspot. Currently, the wifi hotspot can’t show the data usage.”

She is baffled, “What Internet hotspot? You will be carrying 3 phones!!!”

“Wifi hotspot. Sorry for the mistaken expression. Oh yes.” I’m trying to express myself better.

She can’t see the logic behind my purpose, “Your phones can also receive wifi hotspot. Don’t see the logic.”

Rather than explain with words, I quickly respond, “I’ll explain further. It’s better to explain visually.”

“Unless there is great value add, I don’t want to be penny wise pound foolish.” is her feedback.

I understand her goodwill, “Understand. The problem is StarHub can’t give me the data usage I have used for the mobile data. My current wifi hotspot can’t give my data usage. I have to think another alternative way.”

Out of her goodwill, she suggests, “Have you tried My Starhub App?”

I’ve tried it many months ago to no avail so I answer her, “Yes. It’s for personal line but not for business mobile data plan.”

“Why did you register under business?” She wondered.

I explain, “I register under business because I use the Internet to do my business work. I need the secure connection for doing my work and protect my working data files. Free wifi can cause hackers to tap into my files.”

Since then there is no response from her. Now I begin to understand myself better. My actions are ahead of everyone. Dad’s thoughts and actions are ahead of everybody. Why am I like my dad to care others too much?

Now, I begin to understand my problem to often being misunderstood. Last year, I mentioned to my business mentor that WC gave his old MacBookAir. I forgot to say to her that I don’t mind to pay for the MacBookAir. Unexpectedly to be given.

IC tends to ask for free things for older electronic devices. However, I don’t mind to pay for the second hand electronic devices. It is others’ property. I need to respect their ownership and the cost they had paid to acquire those devices. If I’m in their position, I want to be respected and don’t want to be taken advantage. It hurts to be taken advantage. Many times I’m too soft hearted thus often being taken advantage.

May this bless you and improve your walk in the Lord.

About Yoshiko

I'm a housewife. My hobby is listening to music, watching movies and dramas, read Manga, and drawing. I enjoy watching Asian movies and dramas such as Japanese, Hong Kong, and Korean. Inspiration comes through my emotions and when I pursue my hobbies. How I wish my Song Lyrics can become a song. And I wish to learn piano, but I don't have the time as now I have a baby. Now, he is a cute and active four years toddler.

4 responses »

  1. SHUTTHATNEGATIVENOISEOFF!

    Amen! Blessings, Emma

    Reply
  2. If I follow the request, you will pass through the 3s, using it as a counter. Interesting work around. I also understand and respect your choice of the more secure connection. I wish more people did that with business phones. Have a great day.

    Reply

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