Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Aged surfer

The good news is, my car isn't leaking black oil afterall. I parked at a different spot last night and woke up to a spotless floor this morning. Phew! I've got to send mum to the endodontist today.

It occured to me this morning that I should set up a computer with an internet connection for my mum. She's always asking me to check about her medical condition and other stuff on the Net. Wouldn't it be better if I taught her how to fish instead of supplying her with the fish?

Afterall, she's at home all day, often feeling bored and lonely since she's not very mobile. Maybe she can start a blog and make new friends like me? We can send each other emails and stuff. It's a whole world out there. She can even chat with her old friends again without running out of breath... Aunty Madevi in Australia, Wendy in UK or even Ruby, Suzie and Lilian in Singapore.

I've also read that surfing stimulates and boosts brain power. That sounds like a brilliant plan. I can't wait to tell her when I see her later!

9 comments:

Charlie Hotel said...

Sounds like a great idea! Just hope you find a bette access plan this time...

WaterLearner said...

Is your mom's eyesight still good? If not, you might need to set the fonts to be extra big.

I tried encouraging my mom to surf the net as well. But her eye sight is quite poor.

Good Luck in motivating your aged surfer!

jyankee said...

I hope you can get her to do so... sometimes it's hard to get them to try new things... my mom refuses... ooops! I hope you have better luck with your mom!

Blur Ting said...

CH - Yah but I'll start her off with dial up first. Too expensive to pay for ureliable broadband service.

Blur Ting said...

Water - Yah, her eyesight is still ok. She had always been asking me to teach her how to surf but I was too lazy to do it. Now it's time.

Blur Ting said...

JY - When I told her about it, she was interested. She asked if it's easy, I told her it's cakewalk!

Amel's Realm said...

Hey, this is a COOL idea!!! Hope your Mom's up to it! ;-D

Blur Ting said...

Amel - I think this will work. Mum's looking forward.

Amel's Realm said...

WONDERFUL!!!! I'm definitely looking forward to reading her posts if she'll ever start a blog he he...