Monday, March 31, 2008

The Laundry Challenge

I have a confession to make...I don't know how to do the laundry. I have excellent cooking skills, mediocre cleaning skills (thanks to the OC in me), but I suck when it comes to doing the laundry. When we were younger and we didn't have a maid, my mom put me in charge of the kitchen and the cleaning while my sister Angel who has zero cooking skills (this doctor-to-be can't fry an egg to save her life!), was in charge of doing the laundry. She's a laundry whiz!

But that doesn't make me a fake domestic goddess! It's not my fault they do not have shows on the Lifestyle Network about doing the laundry. Sure they have all sorts of cooking shows or programs that teach you how to decorate all sorts of stuff, but nothing on laundry.
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I tried to postpone doing the laundry for as long as I could, even making excuses to my husband like I can't do the laundry yet because we don't have sampayan, no hangers, etc. We needed to go to the mall first to buy the kind that you assemble. But our clothes are starting to pile up and the hamper's getting full. So Richard made a make-shift sampayan for me. Now there's no excuse for not doing the laundry.

So the day finally arrived when I came face to face with the washing machine. It would have been a lot easier if our washer was the tub type. But no, as luck would have it, they gave us the front-loading type. It didn't have any words on it like spin, dry or cycle. Instead, it had all these weird symbols. I looked it up on the internet, but I didn't find any match. I also tried to download a user's manual online, but the model number wouldn't register in whirpool! We even tried asking the housekeeping people to teach us how to use it but they don't speak english. Looks like I will just have to try the controls and hope that the machine doesn't explode!

This is the way we wash our clothes...

First, we load the clothes. Since this is a test run, we will use the pambahay so that in case I use the wrong controls, ok lang if the machine tears them into shreds...

Mommy, are you sure with what you're doing?

Next, you turn the controls and cross your fingers...
Yikes! I hope we got that right!
I passed the laundry challenge!! Yey! No tears, no holes, no shrinkage. Whew!
Pinoy talaga ang nakatira dito kasi may sampayan. Haha!



3 comments:

pat said...

Ah lav it! Ang galing ng sampayan!!!! Pinoy talaga! Can't help but comment pero ang cute ni alyannah sa pictures.. Todo pose talaga.. to think dati ayaw ng nagpapa picture! hehehe.

Domestic Goddess said...

Correct! Game na sya magpa-picture ngayon. And she watches me whenever I write on the blog. Kala mo marunong na magbasa hehe! She will only react when she sees her name on the screen.

pat said...

Hahahaha. Saglit na lang siya na magsusulat sa blogspot niyo....