The darkest days of my life were during the times my brother and I had to share a laptop, my laptop, mind you. There was never a time that we didn’t nag each other so we can have our turn. Thanks to that laptop breaking down, my daddy had to give me a pretty pink Sony Vaio as a gift for my 18th birthday. While my brother, too stingy to buy a brand new laptop for himself, had the old one fixed. From that day on, we only had to fight over who gets more potatoes from Mommy’s Nilagang Buto-Buto or Chicken Afritada.
Internet-surfing was a breeze until… 2010 and Facebook has become outrageously famous not just among teenagers and yuppies but as well as mommies, daddies and even… grannies.
My mom is now on Facebook (Did you cringe, too?). Since she created her account, she felt the need to check on it everyday. She is always excited by the new (or old) people she meets on Facebook like former classmates and colleagues. Having siblings abroad, she also uses Facebook as an avenue to get updates from them especially now that one of her sisters is going balikbayan this October.
So the darkest days of my life seem to be all coming back to me now because this time, I (or kuya, whoever is online) had to share the laptop with my mom. She always says that she’ll only check for a few minutes, a few minutes that turns to an hour… or so. Because she surfs the internet during the evening, and I had to finish some of my requirements, too, I had to stay up late. Then, she reprimands me for staying up late. If only I had the heart to tell her why I had to.
However, I’m not against my mom being on Facebook. I just don’t want her being in the same network as I am because I still have secrets and thoughts that we can’t laugh at yet right now. Those would have to wait first. I am just suggesting, too that since she’s so active online, she should buy herself her own laptop. Or better yet, buy me a new Macbook Pro and she can have my cute pink Sony Vaio all to herself. That’s a very good deal I think.