Nope, my new toy has nothing to do with the latest gadget in town. I’ve never been fond of buying the latest gadget and wouldn't want to be part of the never-ending quest to always have something better. The latest would always become obsolete for sure! So every time I get something electronic for myself, I asked, “Is this something I am willing to stick with for the next 3 years, no matter what the new technology offers?”
Going back to my sharing, my new toy is just an automatic washing machine from Samsung. I didn't consider this as a necessity before, but in times like this that we don’t have a helper at home, I really need to have it. Of course, nothing beats the traditional hand washing especially for our favorite clothes but got no choice but to trust the delicate function of this machine. I had actually chosen between this machine and our former laundry woman but decided on the machine due to the inconsistency in cleanliness of the latter. Less headaches for me I guess. If the machine fails, it wouldn't affect me much rather than paying somebody who doesn’t deliver consistent results.
I’ve been using this toy for 2 weeks now, and so far it does serve its purpose. Most of our clothes came out clean although some needed soaking. It doesn’t consume too much energy at 330W compared to the regular washing machines. But I still need to find out how much it will add to our electric bill. As for water consumption, I think it is fairly okay. The more important thing is that I can do other things and focus less on this chore. :-)