My perspective of media as well as my love and appreciation of it changes throughout every stage of my life.
I remembered when I was a young child, I did not have many friends and I lived in a house deep in a small alley back in my home country. I preferred to stay in my room watching movies and Youtube videos of people doing creative activities. Since then, making handmade arts and crafts has been one of my most favorite hobbies.
When I went to primary school, I found an interest in listening to international music. I remembered not having a smartphone back then, so I listened to my favorite songs multiple times and tried to write the lyrics by pen and paper. Media, considering as a means of entertainment back then, not only helped to develop my English ability (I was able to learn many new words from writing songs lyrics !) but also raised my dream to study abroad at an early age.
I received my first smartphone as an award for passing the entrance exam to high school. Only by this time did the amount of time I use media increase intensely. I started using social media platforms to communicate with friends and stay connected with them even from far distances such as now – when I am studying abroad in the Netherlands.
Media are indeed very intimate and approachable from my point of view.