It started when i woke up exactly at 7:00 am. I really felt the same to tell you. i had my same puffy eyes, my old aching back, my perfectly chubby tummy, and my perfectly messed up hair. Though when my ate saw me writing this, she eventually yelled at me between controlled burst of laughters – “Hoooooyyyyy! hindi yun super powers! poison ka kaya nun!” (Hey! that wasn’t super powers! you were a poison!), now you already have an idea on how i really messed up that day.
You see, I’m not really a techie person. Sometimes…(okay most of the times), i actually mess things up when it’s all gadgety… and shiny… and… and… and… modern. you know the stuffs technology comes up with? Yeah, yeah those sort of stuffs. The only thing that makes me a little more advanced in using these is when compared to a five year old kid, okay, make that three. But what happened that day i have seriously no idea. or i just didn’t have any idea? whatever. Blank.
I was just sitting in front of my aunt’s computer and trying to suck up an idea on what i have to write about for another blog post here. Then, when i am actually getting to my innermost thoughts and was already starting to write, the computer just hanged…! and hanged… and hanged. So I yelled to call my sister on the other room, “Ateeeeeee!!!!!! nag-hang yung p.c!!!!” (Sister! the computer hanged!) but she didn’t answer. I thought it was just another stupid virus or something that made it hanged so i tried to restart it and then it went tooot…. tooot… tooot…. I didn’t know what’s wrong with it and why it is like a choo-choo train now. Then i shouted even louder for my sister “Ateeeee!!! di ko alam gagawin ko dito….. para na siyang choo-choo train.” (Sister! I don’t know what to do here… it’s like a choo-choo train now), then she answered, “I-restart mo kaya” (restart it again). Then i tried to open it again and poof! yeah, it broke. I’m dead. So when i couldn’t do anything i know anymore, “Ah… ate… nasira na yata” (Uhm.. sister… i think its broken). I remembered seeing my oh-no face reflection in the monitor, then my sister tried to open it herself, “Baka naman napagod lang?” (maybe it’s just tired?), but it went toot-toot again for God’s sake. “Grabe, kanina ok naman to. Nilason mo naman yata yung p.c eh?” (gosh, it was okay a while a go. have you poisoned the computer?) “wala naman kaya akong ginawa, bigla na lang siiyang nag-hang at nagtoo-toot jan eh?” (I didn’t do anything, it just hanged and went toot?) but yea… it is broken. Piapot, one point for destruction. And it doesn’t end there.
After destroying my aunt’s perfectly in shape computer and got tired of waiting for some genie to fix it up and failing to write a new blog post, our mother rang us just on time to go home to talk with the linemen from a network site for our internet connection. I can still remember her voice like a choir of angels singing on my back “umuwi na kayo, kakabitan na ng internet ang p.c.” (go home now, the computer will have it’s internet connection). Rebound, Piapot!
When the linemen arrived and had the talk with the my mom and sib, i opened our computer in the study room to be checked for the connection. I plugged it up. Switched the a.v.r on. and then i pressed the unit’s power button. Now it’s open, then i showed the fat guy the unit. He checked it up, i entered my room, then he signaled his men to start the job. It was taking a long time so i was lying on my bed and waited, until… toot… toot… toot… I was hearing the sound of the choo-choo train unit of my aunt. I paused. Wait, is my brain left in my aunt’s house or my brain is tooting? toot… toot… toot… I went out to see if something was wrong, and to my surprise… yeah something was definitely wrong, and no, i’m not hallucinating and something is tooting and it’s definitely not my brain… but… but… yeah… this time, our computer was tooting! And to think is was functioning brilliantly when i opened it! damn it!
Piapot: “Ate!!!! p.c naman natin ngayon ang sira!!!!” (sister! now our computer is broken!)
Musang: “Ano? ano nanaman ba ang ginawa mo?” (What? what on earth did you do again?) ”
Piapot: “wala naman akong ginawa ah? (i didn’t do anything?) manong, ikaw sumira ng p.c. namin no?” (sir, you’re the one who broke our computer)
Manong na mataba: “hindi po mam ah, bigla na lang pong namatay at tumunog yan eh?” (no mam, it shut off on it’s own then began tooting)
Musang: “Grabe pia, nilason mo na naman ang p.c.” (gosh pia, you’ve poisoned the computer again.)
Piapot: “wala naman akong ginawang mali eh?” (i didn’t do anything wrong?)
Doraemon: wenk… wenk… wenk… Piapot strike two. (x.x)
Having both computers distorted, my sister’s laptop was our only hope left, and it didn’t fail us (praise the Lord! Amen!). It was all settled. the laptop, the internet, everything just fine. Because we were using a laptop, it was constantly plugged to its charger all the time. My siblings were the first to use it, and when it was already my turn, the batteries hit the red mark and so i looked for the charger…. wait, it’s already plugged right? why isn’t it charging? and yea the destruction didn’t end with our computer. The charger broke. The laptop empty. Internet no use. Blog post… zero. And Piapot… strikes again!