It is hard to live in this modern live without internet connection. It is so sad to see “No Network” on the phone. Something incomplete!!
In this rainy-no tourist season, the villagers of Kemujan Island have a problem to make contact to the outside world. Because we can not catch the phone signal from the private island resort and somehow (almost a month now) it is down.
Maybe it is not a big deal for the most villagers. Not all of them have special antenna to catch the signal or even they don´t have a cell phone, and not to forget that years a go they could not catch any signal at all.
At first it was depressive for us, because we used daily internet connection to just chat with our family, having contact with our up coming guest, to read what happen in the world or just to browse something unimportant (killing time :-)).
If we want to do something with internet or call our family on the main land, we need to drive 15 km with motorcycle, over the hills and very very bad road (I think you can not imagine). In Karimunjawa main village there are two towers from more than one provider. Still the signal from Karimunjawa village can not get through the mountain which is just in between of Karimunjawa and Kemujan Island.
Friends and family start to complain that they can not reach us. My Mom said, “Where do you actually live? On Mars?” I just laughed, Mom I think even on Mars they have Phone connection but not on our Island NOW!!
Well, let’s hope that soon we can contact the world again. Now put away all the gadget, take a paper and a pen. Meanwhile let me start to write a letter again, a real letter on a paper. Just like every people once did.