Browsing Category: "Technology"

Back to hand wash

Our washing machine is 23 years old already.  It serves us for more than two decades.  It helps me a lot in doing my laundry because I do not need to handwash the jeans, bed sheets, and curtain.  Plus it has a spin dryer, so my laundry gets dry fast.  The washing machine lasted this long because I do not overused it too.  I only used it twice a week and never forgot to clean it after using.  But when my brother and his family moved in the house, the service of our washing machine is doubled.  I am not blaming them though because 23 years is more than enough.  The washing machine is now retired and will rest soon.

Because our washing is retired, I am afraid I have to go back to basic.  I have to do hand wash doing my laundry.  Thinking about it makes me want to cry because washing the jeans, curtain and bed sheets by hand won’t be easy.  I will see the wound in my wrist again like before.  I talked to my father about buying new washing machine but he said no.  Makes me want to cry harder and louder.  But I will never stop asking my father to buy a new washing machine.  I hope he will say yes before the old washing machine will be retired totally.  Crossing my fingers again!

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Extra Electric Fan for Summer

Summer feels here in the country.  I can feel the heat and the sweat already.  Times like this, I want to go to the beach or soak in the water the whole day.  The kind of heat that touches my skin now is not a joke.  It will really burn your skin.  When I go out, I always put sunblock lotion to protect my skin from the UV rays.  I also, brought water with me to avoid heat stroke.  What is worse is that even if I am inside the house I am sweating.  Well, this is not new to me though but the sweat is absurd.LOL

We have three electric fans at home, one in each room.  When we are in the living room, we just transfer one electric to use in the living room.  But now we need an extra electric fan to put in the living room.  We have to alternate in using it to avoid overheat.  There are lots of fire cases caused by overheat of the electric fan during summer.  Safety comes first, so instead of overusing the appliances, we have to have an extra.  Of course, you need to buy a good quality for longer lasting usage.

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Secondhand Air-condition

My father and I talked about buying air-condition at home because of the weather.  We are using three electric fans at home and our electric bill is as huge as having air-condition at home.  So we decided to buy air-condition one day.  We are not in a hurry too because we have our priorities.  We have to settle everything before adding expenses at home.  Also, we are considering to buy a second hand air-condition for the price is cheaper.  However, we have to check very well if it still works good and in good condition too.  We both agreed and we will just wait for a perfect opportunity.

Yesterday I got a message from a friend asking me if I am interested to buy air-condition.  She bought new one and thought of selling the old one.  I mentioned to her before that we thought of buying a/c that is why she contacted me first.  Unfortunately, the timing is not perfect.  We have lots of issues at home that should be settled first.  A/C is not our priorities.  Even if the amount is just right, we have to let it pass.  My friend is giving me a discount that is why I really wanted to grab it but sad to say I have to decline it.  Maybe it is not yet time to buy a/c.  Electric fan is not bad though.  Better luck next time I must say.

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Downloaded Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Every time I am updating my blogs, I never forget to have my dictionary with me for sometimes I am not familiar with the words I am using, I automatically check of the meaning.  I sometimes use word/words that I read before and thought of using it to give some variety to my article.  This is also to make sure I am using the word/s correctly.  Yes, I promised to use only simple English words, however, sometimes I feel like using other terms to make it sound nice.  It is also good to use other words for it widens my vocabulary.  I used to be a bookworm, but when this new technology surfaces, I seldom open or read books.  My bad. 🙁

When I saw an application of Merriam-Webster Dictionary, I downloaded it without second thought.  It really helps me a lot especially when I am out and feel like writing while waiting for someone, I can search for the meaning of the word/s using my phone or tablet.  I am really glad that this app is invented.  My niece saw me searching for the meaning of the word she asked me once and thought of downloading it to her phone.  Instead of bringing the heavy two volume dictionary that we have, it is best to have it on her phone.  Not heavy and she can search the meaning of the word easily and fast.  Technology these days really helps in our daily life.  Sad that we are dependent with the technology but happy for it makes our work easy and fast.  Still thankful of this development but let us not forget the old ways.

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