Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I want to start the Doom of the Broom


I was about to leave home for work this morning when Annie, our house help, reminded me to buy a new broom since the one she’s been using everyday is almost ready to retire (so that explains why my shoe prints last night are still visible in our living room)

I gave her a hundred peso bill and a look that says “return the change on my drawer.” For sure, her “favorite” vendor on a bicycle will pass by that day and they will have a reason for a longer conversation. That’s alright as long as all her chores are done, a small talk with her BF prospect at the gate is fine with me. Besides, I don’t want to drop by the mall just to buy a walis tambo and have a hard time figuring how to hold it inside a sardined passenger van.

While on my way to my office, I have thoughts of brooms sweeping in my mind. It makes me smile remembering my days as a young boy who dreaded the sight of a broom gripped by my father waiting for me in our front yard asking what I am still doing outside at 10:00 pm.

Funny how I always get requests of brooms as pasalubong from relatives and friends when they found out that I am going to Baguio, whether on a business trip or vacation. Did they ever consider the fact that no luggage can accommodate brooms so that person (unfortunately most the time it’s me) will have that task of carrying an extra baggage of highly inflammable materials. It would really make my day if I ended getting a ride on an ordinary bus beside an inconsiderate smoker/ passenger.

I thought I’d have enough of such broom sob story but I was wrong. Recently, my 2-year old son Charles was diagnosed of having asthma. Something that he could have gotten from me. His pedia suggested that his asthma was triggered by either dust, smoke, dirt or animal hair.

Asthma is a serious condition, one that affects an estimated 300 million people worldwide. In the Philippines, around 5.5 million individuals have asthma. That’s an alarming stat of 1 in every 20 Filipino has asthma! Whoa!

And also a broom, our main cleaning companion at home, just push the dirt around and merely re-scatter dust into the air. That means, germs are still inside our house. Something that we cannot tolerate since we have a kid at home. We can really say that the dust might have cause his recent asthma attack.

My wife and I have always wanted to buy a vacuum cleaner but getting a unit will take sometime since we are still completing payments for a couple of appliances we bought through our credit cards. So the broom will stick for now (no pun intended).

Actually, we already have our eye on the new corded stick cleaner Dynamica from Electrolux, a Swedish global appliance company that pioneered vacuum cleaners. Dynamica is easy to handle and only weighs 1.6 kilograms, yet very powerful at the same time. It can pick hair and fiber, dust and crumbs whether on carpets, wooden surfaces or hard floors.

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Get into the groove with the Electolux Dynamica Broombuster move!

Dynamica
has a sleek razor-like design and a double-jointed floor nozzle that enables to swivel from side-to-side, making it possible to clean areas that are hard to reach like in between cabinet and the back of the refrigerator or under the hatch. This is such an innovation since I can’t do those things using a broom. I can definitely clean all our rooms in no time using this user-friendly and wonderful vacuum cleaner.

I need change. I want to start the doom of broom. I need help!

17 comments:

kuwentongina said...

Wow! this is the vacuum cleaner that I am looking for. I just hope this doesn't cost that much :-)

Iamcastout said...

Nice tip. I am planning to buy a vacuum cleaner and I will definitely consider the Dynamica

Booksmart said...

I also have some issues with the broom... one time, it left a scratch on our 'coz I did not notice there are small pieces of broken glass when I swept the dirt... :-(

PMAP said...

I think Dynamica is also good to use in the office since dirt and dust comes in as people enters the vicinity

Richard Mamuyac said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts, guys!

I just want to have a Dynamica at home to make sure that my son has a healthy place to play around.

Asca said...

Well, a home is not a home without a broom but this vacuum cleaner would make cleaning faster. I don;t mind trading my broom with it.

Masyete said...

Bro, i want to have this vacuum cleaner so I can check if I can also do the broombuster dance hahaha! but seriously, this VC rocks!

Aklan said...

great and interesting post!

Richard Mamuyac said...

@Sir Asca... good trade indeed

@Masyete... if I win, I'll let you borrow the Dynamica so you can learn the moves hehe

@Aklan... thanks for visiting my post :-)

BloggerManila.com said...

ayos na vacuum :)

Chacha said...

I like this vacuum cleaner! super like, actually :-)

Ellen Joy said...

Brooms from Baguio lasts longer than the ones we can readily buy from markets here pero a Dynamica vacuum cleaner will definitely last WAY longer! and it's more efficient too. Hope we can have our own dynamicas soon :)

Ekward Ortiz said...

My vote goes to a brand new Dynamica!

Yenan Glorioso said...

I still go broom but I don't mind trying using a vacuum cleaner this great

jared's mum said...

i need one of this too + soon!

rdnofera - The Freebie/Contest Pirate! said...

cool gadget, maybe Harry Potter should consider replacing his stick for this one, hehe. Kidding aside, this new vacuum cleaner is very handy indeed.

Richard Mamuyac said...

Thanks for your comments, guys!

I really hope magka-vaccum cleaner ako ng ganito :-)