I took the macro shots of the PCB of my old, old cassette/VCD player which my DIY man dismantled. He ripped off everything, dug out one 20 sen, one RM1 coin, a colour pencil and my Don Moen cassette. I thought that is the demise of the player.
But oh no, my DIY man soldered back the wires, clipped back all the capacitors and the thing is working again. I have one very useful DIY man at home who has B&D power drills (note the plural), saws, hundreds of screw drivers, millions of screws/nails/wall plug, spanners, plyers, plumbing joints, wires….you name it, he probably has it.
He is good in doing things around the house like plumbing, electrical wiring, painting, repair washing machine etc etc. On top of this, he also can repair my epilator (those thing women used to pull the legs hair), breast pump, dildo? (oops, sorry,I don’t need one), my kitchen appliances etc etc.
My first encounter with DIY men are my 2nd brother and my 2nd sister’s bf (now my bro-in-law). I was about 10-12 yrs old then. Both of these crazy guys actually bought Reader’s Digest DIY book and assembled bookshelves and etc. Oi, those days, IKEA has not set foot in Malaysia, ok? My 2nd bro-in-law is still very much the DIY man until today. He is in mid 50s now. Some hot shot engineer who loves to hang around the Thieves Market.
I remember vaguely an ex-bf who is NOT a DIY man. Very the turn off ‘cos when men can’t repair simple things like a leaky faucet, they seem very helpless and lame. Men should have screwing skills, no? And expert in clearing block holes and pipes? Drilling?
So, do you have one DIY man around the house? Or are you a DIY man or woman yourself? I admit I rather yelp for help if I can help it.