Wednesday, February 20, 2019

How I found My Misplaced Phone?

I learn a great lesson today.
Stay focus on whatever I do and don't be careless.

What happens today?

I almost lose my mobile phone forever. I was in a halfway skype call meeting with my counterpart in Jakarta when I realize my phone was not with me. I immediately excuse myself and abandoned my meeting. I ran to the toilet which I remember brought my phone there and left it on top the concrete shelf behind the toilet seat.

My phone not there!

Obviously, at this point, I panic. Totally panic to the extent not sure what to do first. Well easy for us to type out the step 'What to do if you misplace the phone?' In real life and things happen to me like today and realize you have too many sensitive information inside the heart drop.

I tried to call my phone using the office phone but it went busy tone. Then ask one of the colleagues to help call me using his phone. It went busy for the first time. Then we tried to ring it again, the phone rang this time but then it's like somebody cancel the call. At this point, it is obvious someone took my phone. I only suspect the cleaner. I ran outside again, but she was nowhere at my office level for me to question.

I ran back into my office at this point most of my colleagues knew about the situation. They now join the search for my phone. Around 5 of us by now. We knock down the next door office but that office has no female staff. So it is not possible.

We went to my own office call centre department but none of the call-centre starts work yet and obviously nobody in that office.

How to find the misplaced phone using google account?

One of my colleagues, I call him WS. He used his phone to go to this website called Find Phone. He is my 'Knight' for today.

All you need is to use a google log in accounts and you can find your phone. 

My mistakes :

1st mistake -  I was panic so don't even remember my google password. I was lucky brought my tablet with me. I log into the apps using my tablet. 

2nd mistake - I don't 'on' my location setting on my phone. So I was unable to locate the destination of my phone.

3rd mistake - I put my phone in silence. But this is not a big problem.

But WS has experienced in finding the lost phone and helped 2 people who have similar experience like mine. He told me to keep pressing the 'ring button' from the apps because as you see in the photo your phone will ring for 5 minutes even if you put it in silence. It will keep ringing super loud and no way that thief or person could silence it unless he or she has some technical experience.

We were waiting at the lift ready to go down to lobby to check with Security at the reception area. Then the lift door open two girls appeared and one of the girls know my other colleagues who join our search. They are my Angel for today. I was surrounded by Angels and  Knights! Super Thankful to them.

She was asking my friend did she know anyone name Cindyrina. I quickly replied her. I straight away said out to her, I lost my phone.

She said quickly to come with them on the 18th floor. The phone is with the cleaner and she refused to pass to her. 
According to her, my phone was ringing super loud and she confronted her to silence the phone or answer the call. Instead, the cleaner requested her to help off the phone because she was unable to turn it off or even silence the sound. 

That was where the girls suspected it was not her phone because my name keeps appearing on the display as 'Cindyrina'. She confronted her where did she get the phone and confessed she found in the 15th-floor toilet. The girl asked for the phone for her to find the owner but the cleaner refuse to pass the phone to her. 
The girls quickly came down to alert anyone of us on the 15th floor. I was lucky at this point.

Quickly went up with them to 18th floor with my gang. Frantically search for my ringing tone. She was unable to hide because the sound was super loud. 

She came out from her hiding place and I asked her for my phone. She just pass the phone to me without hesitation because all of us surrounded her. I took the phone and said Thank you to her. For benefit of doubt....i just thanks to her. Everyone with told me her intention was super obvious!

Of course, I was super thankful to the 2 girls who alerted us. My colleagues who took some of their precious time to went on the search with me. This is the first time in my life I feel surrounded by caring people for many years living alone and being living my life independently.

One of my colleagues asked me why I don't confront the cleaner?
I was dying to do so. Seriously, I was holding up and controlling myself.

But...this thing happened because of my carelessness. I am a sinner to tempt that cleaner to take others belonging . I don't blame her. She may have the intention to keep it or make money out of it. Life is tough for everyone. Trying their best to live and survive too.

I am disappointed with that cleaner. I have been smiling and greeted her whenever we met in the toilet because of she in charge of the 15th-floor toilet. I thought she was a kind lady who is trying to make end needs.

I learn a good lesson today. Thank you, God!  At least I found back my phone. Nothing to angry at this point. No one to blame if I don't find my phone back today. I can only blame myself for everything happen.


  1. wow scary moments, me too would be panic. Glad you get your phone back. OMG, she took your phone and never say sorry! So bad, anyway we all learn lesson yeah. I often too keep my phone silence mode.

  2. at last..i'm careless too..its happened to me last time..cleaner found my hp at toilet..i was panic..but cleaner came and pass it to receptionist...i dont blame the cleaner because its happened because of my carelessness...

  3. I have a problem always forgetting where the phone is and when I do not see it, I'm not sure where to find it. Now there are a lot of apps out there that provide us how to impress if left behind the phone but there is a conection internet and a pretty good battery.

  4. urm..seramnya kalu hilang telefon. mau tak tentu arah nak cari telefon tu balik. next time kena double tripple be carefull bawak personal belongings kalu ke tempat public..

  5. Nasib baik dapat balik handphone tu. Qiss pernah tertinggal handphone kat toilet one utama. Nasib baik cepat sedar dan orang yang jumpa pun dah pulangkan semula. Tak tahu kalau hilang handphone tu macam mana la. Sekarang memang dah belajar jangan cuai.

  6. Omg i dont wang to face this kind of fon have so many important things.luckily you jumpa ur fon even with that cleaner attitude -.-

  7. Ish Ish....I pun berdebar baca cerita you. Hmmm......maknanya cleaner tu tak jujur la. Dah tunjuk her true color dah tu. Hmm....Nasib baik jumpa dah phone u. Dah la contact + benda penting kan dalam tu....

  8. Saya pun kadang2 hadaoi nasalah sama. Cepat lupa dengan barang yang saya letak. Skang memang sangat hati2 esoecially kalau melibatkan gadget

  9. Phone ni kira mcm nyawa kita jugak..kalau hilang memang kelam kabut dibuatnya, time tu rasa hilang nyawa..hehehe.
    Setakat ni selalu jadi kat sis dalam rumah..letak entah mana2, nk cari letak silent pulak, tu yg susah tu. Ok lps ni nak praktik kan cara ni

  10. I think i will get panic attack if i lost my phone. Anyway, thank you for the information. I don't know about this. Will be very useful for everyone.

  11. I've lost my phone in a taxi one time an I'm so cuak everytime I didnt see my phone again. Huhu. Lucky you foud ur phone back!

  12. Kalau telefon hilang dalam rumah pun dah cuak. Mengagau cari. Ni kan pula kalau diluar atau di tempat kerja. Memang panic. Mujur boleh jumpa. Lagi lagi banyak perkara penting tersimpan dalam fon kan. Apa apa pun kena double alert lepas ni ye sis..

  13. wow ! this is indeed a very scary experience. I mean carelessness is something we all face some point of of our lives - glad you found your phone tho. Good people will always be guided to the right way :)

  14. While reading this, I get panicked too. I once lost my phone in the grabcar. Thankfully he was an honest person. So I managed to get my phone back. Yup it was my mistake to be careless. I think your decision not to confront might be the right move since we never know what's her story and struggle.

  15. Bagus info ni so lain kali kalo fon hilang dah tau dah so tak payah panik dah haha

  16. Jadi sebagai pengajaran nya, sentiasa lah on gps location service kat mobile phone. Luckily you surrounded by good people

  17. Read from start till end of stories! And i salute you coz of you are still undercontrol of emotional situation..

  18. Kalau hilang hp mcm hilang nyawa tau . Sebab semua ada dalam tu .Tapi I belajar benda baru guna apps utk cari hp hilang. Pls be more careful after this.

  19. Kak pun dah brpa kali hilang h/phone, dulu xda lg app cam ni, skrg dah senang tp kena jgk beringat


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