can you imagine yourself living in a small island?

@andak2007 (3229)
Philippines
September 29, 2008 3:56am CST
i have seen rated k last night and it features a couple living in a small island about 6 hectares..and they are the only occupant, no neighbors, no electricity, no source of water, their only source of entertainment is a small battery operated radio, swimming in the beach, walking, catching fish and talking to themselves...they do not have children yet and they have been living in that small island for 4 years already...they said they have been offered twice already to sell the island for PHP 15 million but they refused..they described their life as peaceful, harmoneous and far from temptations and do not have plans to leave the isalnd paradise. I live in a city and have been here all my life...i kinda wanted the kind of life that they have...but .but but...i need to have internet connection..that is all..i can live in an island with my kids and husband and eat just fish and veggies...what about you..do you think you can survive or just want to crave the city life?
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@airl1527 (355)
• China
30 Sep 08
Yes. Sometimes, i hope i am living in a small island with all my family members and friends but no other else. If it is true, i will be very happy because i won't be afraid of losing work and gaining less money. having food to eat and people to talk is enough and makes me happy and sleep soundly.
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@andak2007 (3229)
• Philippines
1 Oct 08
sleep..yeah lots of sleep with the sound of the water in the sea as the only sound that you will hear..a hammock maybe under a coconut tree?
@airl1527 (355)
• China
1 Oct 08
I will want to have a tiger or monkey as my friend. It must be interesting.
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@andak2007 (3229)
• Philippines
1 Oct 08
a monkey?well monkey is tolerable..but a tiger?that is interesting...i wonder who will be the boss.
@Humbug25 (12551)
29 Sep 08
Hello there andak2007 I would love to think I could live on this island peacefully with my children it would be great but in all honesty and in reality I really don't think I could. I have been exposed to way too many things!
@andak2007 (3229)
• Philippines
30 Sep 08
how about going back to the basics?what if you have no choice but live there?
@Humbug25 (12551)
30 Sep 08
Well I suppose if I had no choice then I would just have to get on with it eh?
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• India
29 Sep 08
It really will be amazing if i will be at a small island surrounded by lots of greenery , fruts trees . I will enjoy with my wife & taru , with my child.
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@andak2007 (3229)
• Philippines
30 Sep 08
yeah they do have plants and fruits and fish...they have visitors like tourists that visit the island.
@andak2007 (3229)
• Philippines
30 Sep 08
Yes they do have visitors that come and go..but i really want the internet on the island.
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
30 Sep 08
I live in a small island. We are surrounded by beautiful sea, lovely sandy beaches. The unfortunate thing is that Malta is so densely populated. I would find it hard to live without modern amenities such as internet connection. However I do think that I would such situation as challenging and fun.
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@andak2007 (3229)
• Philippines
1 Oct 08
i hear malta is a very nice place...i envy you.
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
30 Sep 08
When i was young... i used to imagine myself living in an island... alone with only cute animals and my plants to accompany me... those were my day dreaming days... but now... i think i can still live in a small island... as long as i have a working cell phone and internet connection... even without the malls and cars and other stuff that we are use to in the city... as long as i have my internet... i think i will be fine...
@andak2007 (3229)
• Philippines
30 Sep 08
yes i can live in an island too without the usual perks of the city life but hey internet connection will be fine.
30 Sep 08
i can see myself living on a small island. I see what woman would want to also if not then oh well but being away from everything would be the best for me.
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@andak2007 (3229)
• Philippines
30 Sep 08
yes getting away from everything..not for a while but forever.
@dookie03 (578)
• United States
29 Sep 08
Wow i think in this day in age it would be very difficult to not have the luxuries we've been come to accustomed to. Yes especially internet! I remember as a kid they didn't have internet and i had a blast all the time playing king of the hill and playing in the park and whatnot. I think it would be very peaceful and relaxing but at the same time very stressful because what if you had to go to the hospital or couldn't catch your food for a few days.
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@andak2007 (3229)
• Philippines
30 Sep 08
try to imagine as tom hanks in castaway...and yes with a long hair to.
• United States
29 Sep 08
Not only can I imagine living on a small island, but I have in fact imagined doing that many times in the past. I would love to at least give it a shot. But of course it would get rather boring and lonely if I couldn't bring at least one other person with me. I could definitely do it a lot better if I had at least had a friend to talk to. I've always wanted to try living on a small island.
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@andak2007 (3229)
• Philippines
30 Sep 08
you can always bring your lover..or your partner...wouldn't it be romantic?eh?
@gracie04 (4554)
• Philippines
29 Sep 08
i don't think i can ever survive in a small island without source of entertainment, basic goods and commodities, shopping and electricity. you know, city life is fun and i cannot trade it with a life in a dreary place like that..
@andak2007 (3229)
• Philippines
30 Sep 08
you are right city life has its perks but maybe if you find it too much then you might consider living a peaceful life outside the city...for a break maybe.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
29 Sep 08
I could never live on an island and just eat those types of things either. I would not want to survive like that. I have to have my internet also. I make my daily earnings on here to help my family and I have got to have it.
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@andak2007 (3229)
• Philippines
30 Sep 08
me to i really believe that without internet i will not survive.
@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
29 Sep 08
oh you beat me to it! (now you owe me more than 1 lechon!) Me, I can't live in an island without anything. Maybe if I am alone or it is just me and my hubby but we have kids now, I don't think they can easily adopt to such kind of environment (no TV, no computer, nothing) but in a way I envy that couple, they life seems so perfect and so simple, and I envy them more because the beach, the shore the sand.. oh my!
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@andak2007 (3229)
• Philippines
29 Sep 08
hehe..how i wish to be transported there right now and then just get home if i feel sleepy and be with my kids.
@rkrish (3003)
• India
29 Sep 08
I think I cant. If I am alone I could say yes. But the family matter more than me. So my family with little kids and the dreams of kids will get spoiled if i keep them alone in an island. I believe those are old ancient days were people lived in kingdom and spoke much between themselves now the world changes so i cant
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@andak2007 (3229)
• Philippines
29 Sep 08
yeah it is a bit selfish on my part.
@Shellyann36 (11269)
• United States
29 Sep 08
I think that the first few years they were probably busy trying to build a place to live and trying to learn how to survive. After you are away from certain things for a certain amount of time you adjust to it. I think that you have to have the right mind set to live in that type of situation. I have always wanted to live near the beach but I am not sure that I could be that isolated. They are very fortunate to have what they have and fortunate for the fact that they are happy with it!
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@andak2007 (3229)
• Philippines
29 Sep 08
i can see that they are happy it is just sad that they are not yet blessed with children.
@maximax8 (28547)
• United Kingdom
29 Sep 08
If I was very rich I would choose to buy my own tropical island, perhaps in Belize. I really loved visiting it and they speak English there. It is near to Spanish speaking countries that I am fond of like Guatemala. I think I would buy a boat so that I could pop over to Belize City twice a week. Ten years ago I didn't use the Internet but these days it is a very big part of my life. When I was in Australia in Queensland I went to Stone Island and it was very basic. It was candle power in the morning and evening. The people had bought that island and it appealed to backpackers working on the farms around Bowen on the mainland. Even more back to nature I went to Hinchinbrook Island and there I camped with the only facility being a bush toilet. I had to go to a creek to get drinking water and I had no way of washing myself. I think the people enjoy their simple lifestyle. Just imagine if they sold the island and moved to Manila how alien it would be for the them. They currently have a blissful lifestyle. I would love to have my own tropical island but I would have to have more comfort that the couple you describe, a fridge and a computer with Internet connection!
@andak2007 (3229)
• Philippines
29 Sep 08
well for me i do not need to be very rich in order to want to live in an island..just a simple mother will do who can afford the basic necessities in life then im fine but i have my kids to think of..they need to go to school so eventually i will have to leave the island.
@ishralene09 (2260)
• Philippines
29 Sep 08
If I grow on that kind of situation since childbirth, then I might accept the fact that that is only thing in life, living in peace and harmony. But since I've been living this kind of life sitting in front of the computer all day long, then maybe I can't live with that. It's a pretty scary thing. I can live in that island. But I'll return in the city in about a month's time or two.
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@andak2007 (3229)
• Philippines
29 Sep 08
yes that is really true...i think we also get bored from time to time.
• Egypt
29 Sep 08
without imagination i wish i could live in an siland ;) for sure i don't mean to have my whole life there!..i only mean that it will be very beuatiful to have a week or so in a place like that to rest and have some plesure..
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@andak2007 (3229)
• Philippines
29 Sep 08
yes peaceful place like the island...there are many wonderful islands here in the philippines and if i can afford it i might take my family for a weeks' vacation.
@g3n3j0rd (721)
• Philippines
29 Sep 08
I agree with you, I must have an Internet connection. I admire those people and I wish I could do the same but not without the Internet.
@andak2007 (3229)
• Philippines
29 Sep 08
then that would be pure paradise right? an island with my little family and the internet.
• India
29 Sep 08
i need company i cant go there all alone ..........
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@andak2007 (3229)
• Philippines
29 Sep 08
they say no man is an island..i cannot live there alone too..its ok if i have my husband and kids..then im fine with it.
@belk89 (1103)
• Philippines
29 Sep 08
I cant live in a small island for the rest of my life. I am use to the city life and living in a place without malls and internet would be hard. I would like to spend my vacation on an island though. It will be relaxing to smell fresh air and swim at a clean beach once in a while but to live there forever would be hard for me to do.
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• Philippines
29 Sep 08
I'll check first if the island can do access to any internet service provider, then if it does. Maybe I'll go and give it a try.
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