This entry is for the Tuesday and Wednesday Edition of Wordless Wednesday:
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Its Monday morning once again. Almost a third of the household will be rushing off for work starting at around 6-7AM. Before, I thought the competition in terms of first to use and first to finish would be in the bathroom. Since there are times when you have to take a priority number if your family is big.
But do you know what I found out? Its not on the bathroom where the longest preparation time happens. Its in front of the dresser, especially for women (No offense intended, this is pure observation). Facing the collection of suits for work, it will take them at least 10-15 minutes to select which suit to wear. Then comes the hair styling, the make-up and most of the times including the nail polishing. All in all it would take them around 1-2 hours of preparation.
That was for the regular work days. When it comes to dressing up for parties and special occasions, women do love to take their time and look for the best dress to wear. Good thing on-line outfit shopping is already available. Ladies can select clothes as easy as selecting an attire for a SIMS.
While traveling from Tacloban City to Ormoc sometime last April, I chanced upon this house by the road. It was sort of isolated, situated at the middle of grass lands and fruit trees. When I saw the antenna on the roof, it reminded me of the days when we were kids. There were only a handful of TV channels to choose from and whenever the wind blows you see your TV screens register a short haze.
Nowadays, its different. Thanks to the Direct TV, even if your place is in the middle of a desert, you can have hundred of channels to choose from. Be it news, sports or movies, you can watch until you fall asleep and never run out of TV shows to watch. Of course kids would always prefer cartoons.
Unlike the cable TV, when it comes to service, Direct TV Service has an advantage. Not only does it cost less, you can enjoy HD TV quality in all channels.
A directv System will suit any housing like the one above. Instead of tweaking the antenna from left to right, with the satellite dish after pointing it to the right direction, you are almost set to watch TV for life.
I had to make an emergency bank transaction during the weekend. Hurriedly, we drove to the mall together with our nine month old son, but because of the commotion, we forgot to put on his shoes.
So while I was waiting on queue at the bank, my wife, with our son on her arms, went window shopping for a baby stroller at the nearby baby shop.
But just as she was entering the stall, my wife was surprised by the sales lady who immediately greeted her and asked...."Ma'am, are you looking for some shoes, or socks?"
Wittingly, my wife replied with a smile..."No thanks, Just looking." Then she remembered that our sons was bare footed.
Luckily, we saw a new arrival from CROCS in the department store area and bought him a pair. Now we can say that "He is learning to CROC, before he can walk."
Monday, June 22, 2009
Have you checked your
mailbox lately? When was the last time you received a greeting card that was sent through the post?
Since the onset of emails and mobile SMS, the only items we receive now in our mailboxes are bills for payment and an assortment of flier advertisements. Plus of course, you can always expect the arrival of subscription magazines and delivered packages. Back then you can see people waiting for the arrival of the mail man to see what he has brought home for them. But now, every time you open the mail box, you can almost always get that "DooDad" feeling. Probably because of the recurring bills. Ugh!
The world has shrunk and the speed of communication has become faster than the blink of an eye yet mail boxes still keep their essential functionality. For modern and suburban households, they have become part of the overall architecture. That is why you can still shop for a variety of mail box that will suite your taste and need.
Mail boxes are our time proven portals to the world, regardless of its speed, because it is inherent for people to stay connected.