Frantaglais blah-blah...

Why Frantaglais? Well, I came up with this title as my posts, from time to time, will be en français (in French), en anglais (in English), and/or en Tagalog, my mother tongue. In any case, you find my writing weak, just bear with me please or leave. This is my blog after all. No one forces you to read it.

mercredi, septembre 14, 2005

Bof!

It's been a while since my last update. It's because my Mac broke down (?). It won't turn on. I don't know ... it just slipped into a coma and showed unwillingness to be awaken from its unconscious mode. I just got it 9 months ago. My husband gave it to me as a Christmas present. Sheesh! If only he could understand every word I say, he'd protest. "Yeah of course,' a x-mas' present, you bet!", I can almost hear him saying that. Ok, a "forced" x-mas present. I told him I wanted to blog and I needed a computer. Euh, please don't think that I was acting like a capricious, materialistic brat. No, far from it, not my style. It's just that he's got a desktop but it wasn't and still not always evident for me to use it as his job requires long hours in front of his computer screen. His computer actually spends its time calculating illustrations and he only shuts it down, almost always, after midnight. So I got 'sick' of waiting till he's through with it before I could use it. Since I'm not difficult to please, I told him that I could go for a small-time brand, an el cheapo laptop would do. So after several "I beg you's" and "You won't regret's...", boy I was surprised when I got up on Christmas morning to come upon a sleek, smooth, white, 14-inch portable computer with its apple logo on the cover, in my undies drawer. Eh oui, of all places....

Since the damned laptop is still under warranty, it's now being fixed, having the defective part replaced, without charge (I hope).

But It's been ten days! I'm starting to feel the boredom creep in.

There's one thing that bothers me a little. I have a friend who's a computer technician. He repairs PC's. But according to him, laptops aren't supposed to be fixed by technicians as they're very nasty to repair ... and very costly! So if a laptop needs fixing, a technician is not allowed to open it because laptops are generally built with proprietary hardware specific to the manufacturer so it should only be done by the place where it was purchased. My husband brought it back where he bought it because it's still under warranty. But what if it's no longer under warranty, how much will it cost us? I'm also afraid of what-would-be the result, dismantling a nine month-old laptop could be sooo bad. Now I can see and feel the inconvenience of having one of those state-of-the-art machines.

As I write this, hubby's on the phone talking to the person responsible for the reparation, the man's informing us that they're still waiting for the mainboard or motherboard (whatever, I have no idea what that thing is) they ordered from the US. Phew! Isn't that great?

No wonder mp3 players, ipods, or up-to-the-minute digital cameras don't interest me, not at all. I don't even own a cell phone...

48 Comments:

  • At 7:16 PM, Blogger noemi said…

    hi bok! musta na? hope you're doing fine:)sweet naman ni hubby and in fairness after all the "i beg you's, creative din in surprising you:)...sana maayos na yun si "Mac" para back to blogging as you please ka ulit at di na mag wait kay hubby na matapos na mag PC...hihihi
    have a nice day! take care always!mwaah!!!

     
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  • At 8:45 AM, Anonymous Jen said…

    Hi Boks! Don't worry, these guys are professionals (err...I hope so...hehe). But I think I'll just stay with my PC (desktop). "He's" been with me eversince and still very loyal.

    Have a nice day! Gotta go to work now.
    :)

     
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  • At 12:24 PM, Anonymous sachiko said…

    Hi boksy! how are we doing? I'm also using a laptop (sony vaio) which i bought at a duty free shop here in akihabara as all the gadgets being sold in the local stores are in japanese OS. pag nasira ito,sheesh..i have to ship this in hongkong pa for repair!

    ei..i also have a large collection of cornwell's books! also of ann rule, hehe..hilig ano?

     
  • At 1:32 PM, Anonymous thess said…

    so laffytoppy isn't back yet? I hope it wont cost you much and that they replace it with quality parts..patience na lang my dear, uuwi rin lp mo ;)

    btw, u got my offline messages on ym? hmmm, I wonder

    'hope you're nejoying the day and kisses to K and you, syempre pa!

     
  • At 4:07 PM, Anonymous Anonyme said…

    That could take a while. Laptops are difficult to repair.

    Luigi

     
  • At 5:54 PM, Blogger Bokbok said…

    Im okay noemsss, thanks!
    sinabi mo pa, creative but very unsanitary hehe. you know, super ingat ako sa lintek na lptp na yon, now i'm very worried... you know, baka nagasgas na ng husto. :(
    kaw den, ingat. bises!
    ;)


    hi jen! oh, that's okay, tho am dead worried, what can I do? my husband was telling me last night that the defective part costs so much! good thing it's still under warranty.
    bonne fin de soirée! ;)

     
  • At 5:58 PM, Anonymous Big BoK said…

    Hey.. Bokbok,
    laptops can be a real pain sometimes..! i have both .. a desktop and a laptop.. but the laptop is only for travelling.
    hope you get your iMac back soon.. :)

     
  • At 6:31 PM, Blogger Bokbok said…

    hello, sach!
    am fine, thanks. and you?

    bakit naman sa hongkong pa? e di sa shipping fee pa lang, lugi ka na.

    so fan ka rin pala ni mareng patricia, eh? now you got me curious about ann rule, does she have a site? i might just check it out.

    kisses,
    ;)


    ay naku thess, nakakabubwitset na nga e! i hope these guys know what they're doing. it's not na nilalait ko sila, tagal na kasi then kahapon lang sasabihin na wala pa yung part na kailangan. super ingat pa naman ako sa lafftaff na yun! dyosko, ingatan naman sana nila...
    dear, yung YM, nandoon den... :(

    well, I spent the day (grocery) shopping. Magpapa-air freight ako dear, 2 boxes pinupuno ko. Alam mo na, dakilang anak, hehe...

    bisous! ;)

     
  • At 6:47 PM, Blogger Bokbok said…

    hi, Luigi! so, all i just have to do is wait and bite my nails, haha!

    thanks for the visit! ;)


    hellllooo, Big Bok! ah yes, it just slipped my mind... you the expert! so what's a "motherboard"? haha!

    oh i just love that imac... i really hope to have it back soon! :(

    kisses to you and la jolie chloe!

    ;)

     
  • At 9:05 PM, Blogger bart said…

    welcome back my dear... yes, we are the technologically addicted ones, going into withdrawal whenever we're computerless ;-)

    nice to read you're an apple fan as well... i've been using them for at least 15 years without a moment of regret, even when the occasional mishap strikes...

    keep well..

     
  • At 1:18 AM, Anonymous sachiko said…

    google mo manang..she is the one who wrote the ted bundy book. true stories ang forte niya..

     
  • At 2:56 PM, Blogger Analyse said…

    Bokski, don't worry, they're normally on a one-year warranty. I normally buy an extension warranty up to 3 yrs for hitechs like that. My laptop had 3 yrs warranty but it was stolen naman, but then the insurance took that into consideration for the reimbursement so ok lang.

    But yes, reparation cost is really expensive, my canon numeric camera broke down 3 days after its warranty. we only had one year warranty for that as frenchguy bought it in the US. and know what, with the reparation fee, we could actually buy a new one na, so we decided to leave the old one and buy a new one...

    BON WEEKEND!

     
  • At 4:01 PM, Blogger Bokbok said…

    hi, bart! how are you? am so happy to hear from you!

    my husband is a dedicated mac user too. that's why he opted to buy me that ibook. and though there are "incompatibility" issues with the Macs, you know, with Windows softwares or games, that doesn't bother him. For him, that's what he needs for his job, a work machine!

    i just wonder how long this "bad luck" will take..

    take care! and have a nice weekend! ;)

     
  • At 5:57 PM, Blogger Bokbok said…

    sach, done! mama-san!
    arigato! boku, boku!

    happy weekend!
    ;)


    ma chere analyse,

    yes, one year nga and unfortunately, he didn't buy an extended warranty, he said it just didn't come to mind. (mon oeil, hehe) imagine that? to think that we did for our appliances!

    now i'm thinking of how much we're going to spend for a repair nightmare that might happen again.
    well, i hope, not another catastrophic malfunction such as this.

    hey, i'm cooking pot-au-feu, gusto mo?

    bisous and bon weekend din sa inyo!
    ;)

     
  • At 10:04 PM, Blogger Analyse said…

    awww, the next repair will surely be astronomical..ingatan mo na yan.

    pot au feu?, haha, it will be my menu for tomorrow...it will be my welcome menu to frenchguy, ya know, he hates american food and after staying there for 2 wks, im sure he's craving for something french (and pinoy at the same time) hehe..

    bon weekend à vous aussi...bises...

     
  • At 12:23 AM, Anonymous Laure said…

    Hi!
    I have been reading people's blog and yours is one of those I love to read. Keep it up!

    Goodnight,

    Laure
    (American University of Paris)

     
  • At 5:09 PM, Blogger Atinna said…

    Hola Aloha MommaBoksieFoxy,

    sana palitan na lang nila ng bago hehehe...hindi mo naman nabagsak di ba? 9 months old pa lang pala eh, sila ang may responsibilidad doon. mommyfoxie, sa paris ka ba?

     
  • At 8:09 AM, Blogger Francesca said…

    Motherboard is the heart of the pc. Learn that from daughter, hehe.
    If it is less than a year, the warranty is still applied.
    If they do not repair it, give a certain date, they should replace it.
    It is awful situation that you got a fantastic machine, you cant count on it.

    Pot-au-feu is good avec beaucoup des legumes. Bawiin mo na lang sa kain muna! Hihihi
    Merci pour la visite de mon blog.

     
  • At 10:42 AM, Blogger Bokbok said…

    you bet, ana! i guess i might as well buy another one. mon dieu, je ne sais pas...
    ;)


    wow, thanks, laure! i am flattered! hope to see you here more often. ;)

     
  • At 11:06 AM, Blogger Bokbok said…

    konichiwa atinna-san la-plus-belle-san, how are you?

    oo nga, i thought of that too. pero sabi ng hubby, hindi raw. since alam mo na, yang mga yan naman e "hangga't makakalusot, lulusot", hehe, so, "palitan ng bago"? i doubt it, bigtime.

    take care, dear. and have an enjoyable week!
    ;)


    ooh, ma chere francesca, sinabi mo pa! kakainis na nga eh! it's been 2 weeks! imagine?! ang dami ko na sigurong offline YM messages doon! I also use that ordinateur (OS X), particularly, when communicating with my parents since hindi compatible ang ordinateur ni hubby sa YM. So eto, kung ilang beses na rin akong nag-di-direct call sa kanila (wala kasi akong mabilhan ng telecard dito e).
    hay tita, sarap ng pot-au-feu ko! pinagpawisan si hubby! haha!

    have a great, "storm-free" (with butler) week! see yah!
    ;)

     
  • At 12:15 PM, Blogger Beng said…

    hello boks darling,

    howdy? and how's your laptop ayos na vah? i guess so huh :)

    sa tutot lang noong masira ang pc ko gusto akong bilhan ni hubby ng laptop para pareho na daw kami at para ko daw ito mabitbit kahit saan. i was also tempted to have one pero neee, di ko pa rin ipagpalit ang comfort ng tower. besides, mas cheaper ang maintenance incase may problema :). anyways...jedem das seine, di vah?

    hugs and kisses mon ami cherie

     
  • At 4:58 PM, Blogger Me said…

    "Get Well Soon" wishes to your laptop !!! :-D

     
  • At 4:24 AM, Blogger Major Tom said…

    Indeed, I was really watching out for your entries. I just reckoned then that you were merely too busy. But thank God, your up and running again. Now, we can have more salacious writings from the land called France, a country so very interesting to me, especially its culture and arts.

     
  • At 2:03 PM, Blogger Bokbok said…

    thanks me!
    how are you?
    hey, hope you're feelin' much better now.
    ;)


    madame bengski, hello!
    no, wala pa rin sya. wala pa kong balita. ewan ko lang kung nagising na sya...
    ang problema kasi kung desktop, wala na kaming lugar na paglalagyan. 'to ngang computer ni hubby, nasa foyer. hehe.
    so how did the election go? sino binoto mo?
    bises! ;)

     
  • At 3:08 PM, Blogger Bokbok said…

    hello, major! thanks!

    come to France and you'll have a blissful stay. in Paris alone, there are lots to see and experience, you won't get bored. and I promise, I'll take you anywhere you wanna go (sa Paris lang huh? hehe). promise.

    ;)

     
  • At 9:49 PM, Blogger Me said…

    Thanks Bokbok ... yep I'm much better now ;-) .. Thank God

     
  • At 5:59 PM, Blogger Analyse said…

    Bokski, try to check telerabais, it's 9cpm, been using it to call up phils since months now, ok naman..hate kasi using those cards, andaming missing minutes..

     
  • At 7:17 PM, Anonymous Big BoK said…

    Hey.. bokbok,
    expert i am not.. trust me.. hhaha!!
    A motherboard is also known as the mainboard.. where all your stuff gets plugged into. Like the CPU, video cards.. sound cards.. etc... :)

     
  • At 8:33 AM, Blogger Major Tom said…

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  • At 8:34 AM, Blogger Major Tom said…

    Hi Bok. Did you posted on my tagboard lately. There is this tag commenter in the name of Bok. Parang galit. Sana hindi ikaw yun. It's about the word salacious. I don't know if it means "obscene" or "indecent". What I know is that it means "delicious" or "sumptous" or very good in the taste. I hope hindi tayo magkakamisunderstanding coz you're one of the most respected bloggers to me.

     
  • At 11:55 AM, Blogger Bokbok said…

    glad to know that, Me.
    see ya later! ;)


    ah yes! why didn't i think of that?! thanks, analyse! am already tired of paying france télécom! ang mahal nila! am gonna check it (the site) out later. merci dear! ;)


    see? you, the expert! haha! thanks Big Bok! ;)

     
  • At 12:33 PM, Blogger Bokbok said…

    ooh my dear major, sorry for that...

    yes, that was me. But I assure you, I wasn't at all "galit". no, naglalambing lang. If I were "galit", I should have put "galit" na smilies too, but I didn't. How could I be mad at you? you're more than a virtual friend to me, you're special, and there's NO WAY I'll allow misunderstanding come between us.

    coz you're one of the most respected bloggers to me.
    i'm touched... thank you.

    take care! and je t'adore! (i mean it).


    boks
    ;)

     
  • At 5:12 PM, Blogger Alina said…

    Bonjour, Boks! Sorry about your Mac! M'imagine que cette situation n'est pas facile! Excuse mon absence, mais je suis tres occupee au moment avec acheter un cadeau pour K...And the job, and the final paper, and I this stupid neverending rain :). J'utilise ton blog pour les exercises de francais et je t'en prix de me dire si je derange. I imagine is not an easy job trying to understand my blabbing :)

    Keep well!

     
  • At 7:07 PM, Blogger Bokbok said…

    Hi, kayla! Bonsoir!

    Thanks for dropping by! Je sais que t'es très occupée en ce moment mais regardes, t'étais là! Merci ma chere!;)

    I still haven't recovered my mac. Malheureusement. :(

    J'espère que vous allez bien (toi et k). Un cadeau pour K? Pourquoi? C'est son anniversaire? (hehe, not my business, eh?)

    Et non, ça me derange pas du tout! Au contraire, ça fait plaisir! Tu peux me parler en français ou en anglais, c'est comme tu veux. Il n y a pas de problème! C'est bien, au moins tu t'entraînes.

    Bon courage pour la suite!

    take care!
    boks ;)

     
  • At 9:54 PM, Blogger Naomi said…

    hi momsy! good to be here again really wow! i'm using laptop too even taking it with me sometimes in the hospital [pag night duty lang ako] but so far so good.. hindi pa naman sha nag-aalburuto hahaaha!!! wag naman sana..

    now you've posted again and hope your damn Mac will regain its energy soonest, harharhar!

    take care momsy, ngiti-ngiti..

     
  • At 7:11 AM, Blogger Major Tom said…

    Whew! What a relief. At one point there I thought I was being trolled again. Thank God it is not as what I thought. Truthfully, I really enjoy your writngs and they are always worth reading through and through.

     
  • At 7:56 PM, Blogger Bokbok said…

    hi, naomsss! how's the one of the 2 lovely filipina nurses (i've just discovered na 2 kayo) in the land of maple syrup doin'?

    unfortunately, my mac's been away from me for almost 3 weeks now. how much longer should I wait? that's the question...

    take care! ;)



    Eh no, major, you weren't being trolled, you were just "sweetly attacked" by a bug called bokbok anay. hehe

    hey, thanks a lot! now i'm blushing!
    ;)

    take care! ;)

     
  • At 12:29 PM, Blogger Beng said…

    boks darling ang dalawang pc nga namin ay nasa livingroom dahil wala ng space doon sa office. though ayaw nga naman pala talaga ni hubby na doon ito ilalagay kahit may puwesto pa dahil siguradong hindi na raw niya ako makikita :)

    re election...nakita mo ba sa news ang result? ang gulo nila - both schroeder and merkel are claiming the position. ah eh sino ang binoto ko? wala po...natulog ako buong maghapon. pahingi nga pala darling ng telephone number mo para matawagan kita. paki email mo sa akin huh? plss.

     
  • At 1:30 PM, Blogger Alina said…

    Oui, c'est son anniversaire demain! Et je suis tres agitee...I'm affraid he won't like what I got him! :(. Ma collegue m'a dit que c'etait impossible...On vera! Wish me good luck!

     
  • At 5:44 AM, Blogger drstel said…

    boksiefoxy,
    sira fa rin va ang laftof?
    miss ka na namin misis!

     
  • At 6:02 AM, Blogger Analyse said…

    hi tatie bokski..have a great weekend ahead..maman analyse ne peut pas dormir. darn! kung kelan pa weekend...je vais faire la sieste cet aprem...bises a tout le monde..

     
  • At 4:16 PM, Blogger Bokbok said…

    LADIES, helllllooooo! I wasn't able to go online for 2 days, the desktop's been working non-stop and the laptop's not home yet... :(


    beng, musta ka na ma chere? yeah, i saw it on tv., the people really didn't know anymore who they should vote for...

    i'll email you later dear, thanks! wow! maririnig ko na rin ang boses ng madame bengski! ;)



    Oh,kayla, i'm sorry i missed K's birthday!

    a belated happy birthday to K!!! hope you guys had a great time! et ne t'inquiète pas, i'm sure he liked the cadeau -- "c'est l'intention qui compte". ;)



    mama shtel, musta ka na? no, wala pa rin sya, naglalamyerda pa rin. siguro sa thursday, hopefully... ;)



    alors, maman ana, pour quelle raison tu n'arrivée pas à dormir, eh?

    repose-toi bien! enjoy the rest of the weekend!
    bisous!
    ;)

     
  • At 4:39 PM, Blogger cheH said…

    boksie hugssssss

    medyo nabuhay ako,medyo lang hehe
    mustamos my dear? Ingat palagi

    kaway kaway lang muna ha:)

     
  • At 7:47 PM, Blogger Alina said…

    K aime mon cadeau!!! Et nous sommes alles a un club pour quelques heures. Et Dimanche aussi a ete son anniversaire parce que il a travaille Samdi! :)

    Boks, je t'en prix de visiter ce link:
    http://femalesoutloud.blogspot.com/
    Si tu es interesee, envoye un email a Jade! J'aimerais t'avoir avec nous:)

     
  • At 2:16 AM, Blogger Bokbok said…

    hi cheh!

    so musta? glad you're back! see you later...

    *kaway kaway din* hehe ;)



    coucou kayla! glad you two had a great time! je me demande, quest-ce que tu lui a donné comme cadeau? again, not my business, eh? hehehe

    i'll visit the page, promise and thanks! ;)

     
  • At 4:45 PM, Blogger sachiko said…

    where are you my friend..miss you..hope you are ok..?

     

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