Di is our hostess for Share Your World this week!
1. Which of the following could you do without? TV, Computer, Mobile Phone.
Without hesitation, the tv. And for many months I did. It’s only after my surgery that I’ve started watching some stuff on tv, but it’s still not my favorite thing to do. I’d rather blog or listen to music on my phone. In fact I don’t use my laptop much either.
2. Do you have a lot of old photographs in a box, or did you put them in albums?
We have a shelf stuffed full of old photos. Some in envelopes, some in small albums, and others just loosely packed. Maybe one day, I’ll sort them out, label them, and put them in albums. Or maybe when I die, the kids will have some bonding time sorting these pictures from the time they were young.
3. What was the first thing you bought for yourself when you started work?
I never had a proper job. So whatever I bought for myself, was with the money my father or husband gave me. I think it was be some cosmetics as I was quite keen on wearing invisible makeup when I was growing up and wasn’t allowed to do so.
4. What is the biggest thing you have bought that did not require finance?
As I wrote in my previous response, I didn’t have money of my own so whatever was bought for me was done by initially by my dad and later by my husband. I guess our first car would fall in this category. My husband was given money to buy his first car by his mom.
You can see the vast difference between our way of doing things in east and western culture. Over here we feel obliged to look after the needs of our children even when they are all grown up and independent.
Today I stepped out of the house to do some grocery shopping and we were caught in heavy rain. I was very grateful that I had a car that sheltered me from the driving rain. We really take a lot of things for granted and aren’t thankful enough for all the blessings we have.
On a happier note, both the 3+ grandkids have started proper school from Monday! How time flies.