What are the common useful home appliances that people often use these days?
There are tons, but the first one that comes to mind is a microwave. As a student, I use a microwave day in and day out to warm up leftovers, whether it’s food that I made or food that I bought from a takeout place. Plus, you can actually cook using a microwave. My favorite dish to make in a microwave is instant noodles. And…some other helpful home appliances are toasters and coffee-makers.
Are you good at handling problems on your own?
Well, that honestly depends on what the problem is. If it’s something to do with my personal life, I can usually sort it out on my own. I’m pretty good at settling conflicts that come up between me and my family or friends. But if it’s something that requires a lot of experience, especially if it’s a mechanical issue, then I have to call my parents, or even an expert if the problem’s pretty bad.
What do people feel when they buy new equipment?
I think a lot of people feel really pleased when they buy new equipment. It’s a way of treating themselves, even if it’s a necessary replacement. For example, I felt really happy when I bought a new rice cooker. The old one made the rice too dry, so getting a new one made my day because it meant better-made meals. Plus, it was nice to be able to afford a replacement. It made me feel very accomplished.
Do you think modern technology makes people lazier?
Well, yes…I suppose that back in the olden days, when people had to do a lot of basic tasks themselves, it made them more hard-working and dedicated. But now that everything is designed to be as convenient as possible, people tend to be a lot lazier when it comes to handling business in their everyday lives. They don’t want to do something themselves if a machine can do it for them. It’s a real pity when you think about it.
sort it out
made my day
handling business in their everyday lives
cost me an arm and a leg