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Weekly Question: What man jobs can iMom do?

This week’s question from Julie’s GreenBucks is:

What man-jobs can you do?

Answer:

I drive my kids everyday (kulang nalang mag-enrol ako sa truck driving school!)… although driving is now not just a man’s job anymore. I know many women who drive for their husbands! So, okay. Driving is NOT a man-job. *cross out*

I clean the car… Wash it, “tire-black” it, vacuum it. Hmmm. This is NOT a man-job either. Not anymore. *cross out*

I sometimes do minor repairs such as putting back the broken towel rack, or troubleshooting a leaky pipe. I don’t wonder anymore why things are always broken at home. I’m the handy(wo)man!

Oh yeah, this one job my hubby hates: reading manuals of/figuring out/setting up gadgets and their cables. Needless to say, all electronic and techno tasks are mine.

Medyo nahirapan akong mag-isip ng man-job. Truth is, the line is becoming blurrier. Women are now more comfortable doing man-jobs.

And men are, well, happily handing over their gloves. 😛

Not Our Usual Dinner Talk

A few nights ago, over dinner –

imom: Patchy, I heard something in school today.

iPatch (defensive look): hmm? What?

imom: That you have a big crush on this boy J, and it’s quite big news daw among the grade fives!

iPatch: Huh? Not true!

VGood (butts in): It’s true! She told me she has a crush on J… And so I told J! *hihihihi*

iPatch: Aha, ikaw nagsabi?? Eh hindi naman yung J na yun. There’s another J, yun ang crush ko. *twinkling eyes*

Technohub: Ay, Patch, you don’t go around telling boys you like them. Pag nalaman niya, manliligaw sa ‘yo, kasi alam niyang gusto mo siya.

imom: Basta, ayoko yung J na ‘yun. Ang astig-astig, parang bully pa…

iPatch: Eh, hindi nga yung J na ‘yun! It’s the other J…

Technohub: Patchy, hindi bawal mag boyfriend ha, basta sabihin mo sa akin…

imom (chokes on food, gives hub the killer look): what da… ???!!! Continue reading Not Our Usual Dinner Talk

Birthday Thoughts

After 30, one stops counting.

I find this true. Because I’ve often had to pause and count when I am asked my age. It is not intentional; I simply really could not recall!

And it’s not just me. I have several friends who get this too. Okay? I’m not getting forgetful. It’s not just me getting forgetful.

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Technohub-by surprised me with a birthday gift last week – a Canon SX100 IS. I was hoping for an Acer Aspire One. Or an Asus Eee 901. Or, heck, a diamond ring. (hehe) Oh well… But I am happy with the camera. I love its nifty 10x optical zoom (pang Veronica Mars! Okay, Nancy Drew, for those who don’t know Ms. Mars), and the 2.5 LCD screen. It’s also got a full-manual mode, so I could make photography difficult anytime I want to. 😛

My antique Olympus Mu-100 can finally retire (it’s not even Google-searchable anymore. LOL).

Thank you, hub, for the new toy. Mwah!

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If not of my antiquity, birthdays serve to remind me that I am blessed with thoughtful, loving family and friends.

Thank you, dear family and friends, for the beautiful thoughts and wishes. I appreciate them all. 😀

Technohub’s New Gadget: Konka E260

Konka-what? Konka-who???

I’ve seen Konka TVs… but Konka Phones?

On his latest trip to Shanghai two weeks ago, Technohub bought a dual-SIM touch-screen phone – the Konka E260.

Hub has 3 phones – one for Smart, one for SunCellular, and another for his PLDT Landline Plus. It really gets quite confusing inside his gadget bag when one of the 3 starts ringing! (Don’t ask what happens when all three start ringing altogether!) So that was his primary concern when he wentlooking for a mobile phone. He wanted a dual-SIM phone. Continue reading Technohub’s New Gadget: Konka E260

I’m Back and Alive Again

Yup, my PC had another bout of conking. This after I blogged last week on backing up my files. Aaargh! One fine morning a few days ago, I turn on my PC and it doesn’t get past this blue screen that says: unmountable_boot_volume.

Thanks to a very dear friend’s office tech-guy, Mr. Dr. B (salamat, doc!), my PC has been revived back to life. He suggested, though, that I back up my files in CDs, or flash disks, or even at 4shared.com. Ah, it’s a shame that I even blogged about it, but was not fast enough to be ready for this conk-out. Oh well… Such is life…

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The hub’s office has been badly affected by the most recent typhoon. Outside, flood waters reached thigh levels! Inside the office, a few office supplies were damaged. Thanks to the staff’s foresight (and hub’s prodding), all stock items were safely brought to higher levels.

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The technohub is stranded somewhere in China! Due to the ravaging of a storm (that was called Frank while in the Philippines), flights from Chongqing to Hong Kong (his connecting port) have been canceled since yesterday. I don’t mind how many times the airline will have to cancel the flight, as long as they fly when it’s definitely, surely safe.

Hang in there, hub. I’ll see you tomorrow, I hope! We miss you. (The kids definitely do – Nate misses your morning-ritual drive around the village; VGood misses hugging your soft tummy to sleep; and Patch the allowance that comes from your pocket. hehe).