Some people say "it's Never too late to learn." I was amazed at the perseverance and determination of old people getting education even when old. One lady I viewed on our evening television news recently featured a 78 years old woman who graduated from elementary school.
It was a most refreshing sight to see the old woman - in her white toga and holding a rolled white paper with pink ribbon waving above her head, and then, flipped her toga and the rest of the graduating students followed suit.
She was all smile and for sometime, eyes moist with tears and laughed and laughed. She was congratulated by so many people. She was an inspiration to all - young and old.
In 1999, I took up a short course in Computer. I finished the Basic Computer course. During our graduation at our Capitol Building, it was our provincial governor who handed us our diploma and gave a speech. In his speech, she referred to me as a model for the young "seniors" to follow or emulate.
Later, I patronized the mall's or neighborhood internet cafe whenever I have to do computing works. Surfing the net was fun. I discovered so many good and not so good sites. Anyway, I was in the discovery stage of my computing life experience. I even got accidentally a pornographic site through a link I opened.
Links are also dangerous, I found out. Because some of the links I opened had viruses. Twice, my computer was invaded by viruses that my file lost or I-don't-know-where-it-went. And, there was a time when my computer just went very black and no matter what I clicked, or pressed, it won't start up.
So, I spent considerable amount to fix my computer. Only to find the computer who fixed it got my email addresses and password. Suddenly, there were spams and spams. And, one time, I can't open my email box.
Presently, my computer is needing upgrading and/or reformatting. For the meantime, I'll let this be.
With Internet, I learned so much than when I read books. In an hours, for instance, I could get to as many sites as I want to and so, learned something about from each. I like to "travel" through the Internet. I went to other countries by visiting their websites
It's so wonderful to be learning with the young people around the world here at EC. I'm happy to be among them!!! My mind is sharp as theirs. My fingers still nimble when pressing the keyboards. And, hey! I type 100 words per minute! No kidding! No boasting! Challenge me!