Last time I blogged about our movie nights on how much we enjoy and take time watching movies just to relax after work. Lately we haven't been watching much movies not even any of the DirectTV shows I love to see on specific weeknights. One reason is time but the other reason is our family extension in the house. Some of my blog buddies know about my hubs' family's temporary stay in our place but to cut the story short, I won't really discuss on that here. That's the very reason also why i channel more of my time blogging...looking on the brighter side, that works better for me =)

One time papa-in-law brought home a computer unit that needs some fixing. Because of that we had to clear the other table here in the room where we have our small tv too since hubs has to make use of a good work space whenever he's assembling or fixing a computer. That marked the day when I can't take much glimpse on the shows I want to see from time to time until that unit will be ready to go to be delivered back to his uncle. I don't watch much but it's sure frustrating still because there were times when I just wanted to lay down and see something on tv. Now I'm so outdated with the DirecTV programs. You might be thinking why not go to the living room and watch there? Nope, cannot be. The rest of the family are always there watching something else.

Finally!!! The table's clear and we already delivered the unit, time to rearrange things back to where they were. It took our saturday cleaning, organizing and fixing the room....everything's back into place. Hubs set up the tv to be up and running so as the Direct TV for our viewing pleasure. Now when we feel like checking something quick or watching shows and movies we need not to go to the living room and just stay lazily on bed in the comfort of our room. I know that I mentioned about him preferring to watch DVDs better than tv movies due to the commercials, we can get by with that since we don't really watch every night anyway plus there's a great selection of movies to watch. We just have to tune in DirecTV cinema and there we can see great movies.

One thing I love to do is to channel surf simply when I cannot find something to watch so having over 130 channels, my tv roulette seems to be a lot more fun not to mention more headache for hubs. Sometimes i annoy him for changing channels so quickly...what can I do I love switching shows! =P Before I forget, DirectTV has a feature in which you can record shows so no worries if I badly want to see a show but we have to be out and about. Just like our friend who makes full use of the recording her golf series, tournies and games whenever they are out on vacation.
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39 Responses
  1. Carver Says:

    Glad things are getting back to normal.

  2. Tekkaus Says:

    Arrgghhh.....I am not the first commenter! :p

  3. Tekkaus Says:

    Well...in a family...toleration is really, really important. I try to tolerate everything that I can as long as my family is happy. :)

  4. Ayie Says:


    It didn't feel right not being able to do some things that we're quite used to. Thanks!

    enjoy your weekend!

  5. Tekkaus Says:

    Well...at least everything is bad to normal right? I seldom watch TV! I'll watch whatever channels my family is watching. Ha :D

    Anyway have a great weekend Ayie!

  6. Ayie Says:


    you missed it...just few minutes from carver =)

    Same here, it's not easy being in one roof all together most especially when you are a married couple starting your own. But things will settle down in time.

    Goodnight to you and your wifey!

  7. Anya Says:

    Family is important,
    blogfriends also ;)
    Have a lovely family weekend !!

  8. Ayie Says:


    Thanks! Hopefully this weekend will be more relaxed for us, looking forward on our sunday mass and stay at the park afterwards.

    I also seldom watch but sometimes my mood really asks for it =)

    A great weekend to you too!

  9. Ayie Says:


    You made such a good point there Anya!

    Happy weekend to you!

  10. betchai Says:

    hi Ayie, glad that you can now have your own time at the comfort of your bedroom watching TV :)

    have a happy weekend.

  11. Chay Says:

    what I love about DirectTV is their DVR package - I never miss my shows anymore - I record them and watch when I get a chance.

  12. Bengbeng Says:

    how i love to have a tv in my home. we havent had it for a long time now. seriously considering it but mrs bb is against the idea as it might interfere with benghui's studies

  13. rainfield61 Says:

    I used to see the internal of this poor thing many years back, it looked like fun. But it is not now after I have used a notebook.

  14. lina Says:

    I annoy hubby too with my fast channel surfing. :D

  15. Bengbeng Says:

    i dedicated a post to you :)

  16. Jifdc Says:

    And I will never forget that computer... ever... I had to reformat it twice because I re-installed XP on the wrong hard drive! I will always check things in bios first before I do anything.... lesson learned.

  17. Isn't it nice when things go back to normal again. Even if it's something simple as watching TV.

  18. ladyviral Says:

    I don't really watch tv either... mom or brother is always conquering it.

    I usually just sit at my comp, watching animes or movies I downloaded. But since lately my comp have been a tad slow... and HD is running out of space, I stop downloading.. been putting off clearing the HD up haha!

  19. I don't watch TV much except the news. It's usually more on computers or magazines for me.

    good to hear that things are going back to normal state.

  20. wow I don't like to watch TV at all but here I'm getting this because I set up French channels and it's helping me a lot with my French lessons!
    Glad to see things there are okay now and you can do what you've missed for a while!
    Enjoy your time dear friend
    God bless you

  21. I have my own TV in my room but that sometimes is taken over by another family member. :)

    Give and take, no choice.

  22. foongpc Says:

    I don't watch much TV. All my free time is spent either reading books or blogging.

    But sometimes I do watch DVDs and I can do that on my laptop.

    Glad to know you have the comforts of watching TV again : )

  23. Ayie Says:


    I love staying in my comfort space. Our room serves as my temporary office area too so it's nice to have something to alter my mood in relaxing aside from computers alone.

    How was your weekend? Happy Monday!

  24. Ayie Says:


    I don't really watch that much but I like the movie selection since hubs is so much into movies. have a good week ahead!

  25. Ayie Says:


    Mrs. BB is too strict =P no wonder Benghui is getting much into computer these days =) I think it's ok to have a TV at home even if you have a working kid, that way you can train him more to be responsible with the TV use.

  26. Ayie Says:


    No more desktop for you? We only prefer laptop during travels but work wise we are more efficient with desktop.

  27. Ayie Says:


    hehe I think they'll never get us! I find it fun! =P

  28. Ayie Says:


    I saw your post, we checked it out there in hubs' office when I received your comment. Thanks so much =)

  29. Ayie Says:


    hahahaha, you didn't tell me that!

  30. Ayie Says:

    Kawaii crafter,

    Simple things contribute to those simple joys in life too =)

  31. Ayie Says:


    Might as well just watch online thru veoh or youtube. There's also mysoju.com no more downloads =)

  32. Ayie Says:


    Things are settling down better now, thanks.

    I usually check out weather channel every morning while cooking breakfast to know the week's weather coz it gets sizzling hot and freezing cold here from day to day basis and just some comedy sitcom or food channel at night =P

  33. Ayie Says:


    I was into japanese programs before =)Thanks so much! Yes things are a lot better now, it's not just watching the tv but being able to do our own stuffs. hugs!

  34. Ayie Says:


    Give and take...it's a must for a harmonious family relationship =)

  35. levian Says:

    you love to switch channels! that is exactly like my sis.
    instead of annoying others,
    she had me grabbing her remote every now n then just so she can stop pressing back then.
    you must be so much fun to be with! XD

  36. Ayie Says:


    I hate long commercials and sometimes I'm tied up with shows I like at the same time. If not, not shows seem to get me watching so I channel surf =P

  37. levian Says:

    channel surf, you even had the word for it already. XD
    i agree, the time for the commercials tend to get longer n longer.
    what started out as 1 commercial became 3-4 eventually. very annoying!

  38. [SK] Says:

    well, with more than 130 channels, even by just channel surfing, you'll spend like more than 2 hours for a whole cycle.. haha!!

  39. Ayie Says:


    hahaha, i don't do all rounds when I have something to watch already. Just few channels back and forth.

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