Downloaded Videos for the Nephew

The nephew is prohibited to use any gadgets since he started his therapy.  He lacks in communication skill because he is too much exposed to gadgets.  It is very difficult because gadgets can make him stay still at home.  When I am busy doing chores at home, I gave him the tablet so he won’t be bugging me or make a lot of mess in the room and living area.  I downloaded several games on my laptop so the nephew has more games to play at choose. Which is not good.  In a way, I am blaming myself for this because I let him play with the games in the tablet for hours.  I should have talked to him more often to develop his communication skills.

The nephew’s addiction to gadgets came back a few days ago.  He saw one of his classmates at school playing with gadgets, and suddenly he asked me about my tablet.  He always bugs me to play with my tablet but my answer is no.  Because I did not let him play with the tablet, he bugs his younger sister (10 months).  I have decided to let him play with the tablet, but I deleted the previous games and downloaded educational videos.  Videos that will help the nephew develop his communication skills and, for him familiarized with letters, numbers, colors, shapes, manners, how to count and more.  So far, he likes it.

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To make the waiting fruitful

Because of the law imposed by the city government of not allowing the kids to ride the motorcycle, I have to send and fetch the four-year-old nephew at school.  His father can’t send him to school anymore, only the eldest son.  The nephew’s class session is only two hours, I thought of wait for the dismissal or if I will go home after sending him off, I might stick in the traffic and will not be able to come back on the dismissal time.  My daily routine is messed up I must say.  I have to wake up two hours early than the usual, for I have to attend the eight months old niece. I have to get her ready before leaving her under my father’s supervision for two hours.

Two hour of waiting without doing anything is boring.  On my first week, I felt sleepy waiting because I did not bring my tablet.  My companion when I feel bored.  My two hours is wasted, too bad.  Now I have brought my tablet with me.  My two hours will be fruitful for I will be busy writing new post for my blogs.  Hopefully I will get to write many while waiting for the nephew.  Time is gold and wasting it is not good either.  My idle time waiting will be fruitful now.

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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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Gadgets to ease the boredom

Stranded!  Yes, we are  stranded at the port of Cagayan de Oro because the tickets for Bohol are fully booked.  We cannot get any ticket even a chance passenger ticket.  We we’re stranded for eight hours and it was like days of being there looking at the horizon and do not know what are we going to do.  There is a way though to reach Bohol but via Cebu.  Long route and it will cost us.  But I’d rather get it than stay stranded.right?  The vessel going to Cebu will leave at 7 in the evening.  We have to wait for eight hours doing nothing at the port.  Times like that, I really appreciate the importance of my gadgets.

While waiting for the boarding time, I played games on my tablet while my father playing games on my cellphone/mobile phone.  It eases our boredom indeed.  The problem is that the gadgets are running out of battery.  We have to recharge it so we can receive message and calls from our family back home especially my older sister who is monitoring about his son who is with us.  My tablet and phone are battery empty.  Good thing my father’s vintage phone has enough battery, they can contact us still.  Times like this, I do not regret buying those gadgets.  They are my investments from the online job I earned.

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