My husband peered over my macbook just before he called it a night.

Are you plunking, dear?

I wanted to chuckle but I didn’t want to offend him.

No dear, I’m plurking.

He didn’t seem to notice that plurking is not the same as plunking.

Maybe he meant spelunking? tee-hee.

For some of you, you might ask, What is Plurking?

Plurking is just the verb for using Plurk.

What is Plurk? (Join me here)


A really snazzy site that allows you to showcase the events that make up your life, and follow the events of the people that matter to you, in deliciously digestible short messages called plurks.

I bet you’ll think it’s such a waste of time. Heh, I actually think it is. But life can be stressful, and one just has to zone out sometimes and well, just plurk.

One good thing that I got from plurk aside from friendships and small talk is that I was forewarned of Signal Number 3 of Typhoon Frank. Plurkers were busy warning friends at 11:00 PM that the typhoon Frank changed course. We exchanged plurks on how to prepare for the weather. My husband who was fast asleep at that time had no idea that Signal number 3 was already raised.

I know it seems shallow to be giddy over getting emoticons or karma (Plurk is the only place you will get thrilled over getting some karma) but hey, we should value our childlike qualities. It’s what makes us very human. Childlike is positive. Childlike implies certain characteristics of a child, like total trust, honesty, and acceptance. Children are not judgmental. Somewhere along the line, adults get cynical and prejudicial with life. Children possess spontaneity.

Some of you also find Plurk confusing because they compare it to good ole Twitter. Well, if it’s confusing, use the mobile version. (Read my mobile version.) You will also read me at

Ready to plurk with me, just sign up for Plurk. (Sign up button is on the right hand side of the site)

Let’s just plurk and have fun!

Let’s nurture our childlike mind.

About Noemi Lardizabal-Dado

You may contact Noemi (noemidado @ for speaking and consultancy services in the following areas: Parenting in the Digital Age (includes pro-active parenting on cyber-bullying and bullying) ; Social Business ; Reinventing One’s Life; and social media engagement. Our parenting workshop is called "Prep to Prime (P2P): Parenting in the Digital Age (An Un­Workshop)" P2P Un­Workshops are conducted by two golden women in their prime, Noemi and Jane, who have a century’s worth of experience between them. They are both accomplished professionals who chose to become homemakers. This 180­degree turn also put them on a different life course which includes blogging, social media engagement and citizen advocacy. They call their un­workshops Prep to Prime or P2P, for short, to emphasize the breadth of their parenting experience. They tackle different aspects and issues of parenting ­­ from managing pregnancies, prepping for the school years of children, dealing with househelp, managing the household budget, to maximizing one’s prime life and staying healthy through the senior years.

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