My husband’s email the other day said something like “surviving here but missing you”. I’ve been trying to reach him via Skype but never got to. Finally at around lunchtime (Philippine time) he managed to get on Skype with the help of Lauren.

It’s his first time to use Skype so he has this huge smile written all over his face. I panned my macbook around my sister’s home so he could say a quick hello to them.

Then we got to talk.

Him: What do you think you are doing? in a shocked voice.

Me: Removing my jacket. It’s warm.

Do you think I was going to striptease in front of my sister?

Butch looked really embarrassed online as if removing a jacket was like getting naked.

Oh yes, I may be naughty but not via webcam, you know.

Skype is one of the coolest internet communication tool ever invented because it bridges the distance between loved ones. My husband does not relish the idea that I am far away from him. Too bad he couldn’t join me (too late to renew his US VISA). He got all mushy at one point and puckered his lips close to the cam.

So yeah, he will have to contend himself with a video cam to see me “live” and cyber-kiss me. He knows of course that I really miss him too. He will just have to feel me close to his heart. I am always with him.

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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