RamblesJanus is the proud owner of a PLAYSTATION 2 !!!
Good Byeeee life!!!
ah hem ...
So i sacrificed one of my gym sessions last week, and head over to Sim Lim Square for my PS2 console. I wanted a cheap set ... (and probably so does the rest of the world). But no, i mean ... cheap, as in really really cheap, maybe even dirt cheap, but just cheap. I'm not gonna game hunt, but already have a few games in mind that i really want to complete. The God of War series, the Final Fantasy series, the Kingdom Hearts series, blah blah.
So that's why i want a cheap set.
From my research, the old PS2 console (the big bulky version) has been discontinued by Sony, and is replaced by the new PS2 Slim. I asked all the Ah Beng shopkeepers in Sim Lim. Most of them only look tough, but I doubt many know their stuffs ... I even saw one swinging around a Nintendo Wii controller playing a tennis video game. He actually played quite well, must have trained up during all those hooting sessions. Very cool to see his Ang Kong moving around like that so professionally. It cost $230 for a modified PS2 Slim, and from what I've been told ... it needs an external cooling fan. That fan cost $30, woopee ... so it's like, $260 ++.
Is $260 anywhere near cheap? Anwer: No. It's not cheap, it's ex and its dear ... and its ridiculous. Sony sucks, and the CEO deserves to burn in hell.
After scanning the entire Sim Lim Square complex, i found a shop that still carries a couple of the old PS2 console. They're first hand, but problem is ... it ain't new either. The shopkeeper has been using it as a window display item for about one million years. It's dusty dusty dusty.
I manage to get it for $170, and spent another $30 for a memory card. Is that cheap? Answer: No. But whatever, at least i don't have to worry about getting a fan.
Went over to grandma's house late Friday to learn her secret recipe for the Yellow Ginger Chicken (黄姜饭) which sold so well during the NUS PRU FLV bazaar.
*by the way, i'm offering catering service for the above dish. Contact me if interested ... not that i expect anyone to actually bother about it.*
Friday, went over to Jocelyn house to watch Shrek 3 in a super lousy quality. Evening went to JB to celebrate Mervin and Hee Wei's birthday.
Sunday come home, and attended Shan Shan and Jeff's commencement ceremony. Its a rather heartwarming scene, seeing everyone wearing the square cap and all. Graduation is really a big deal, i feel, as opposed to what my silly girl friend thinks.
Like what I always told my frieshies during the FIC ceremony,
"Your journey will start at your Inauguration Ceremony, and end at your Commencement Ceremony".
There're many things in life that doesn't actually NEED to be done. In other words ... even if it's not done, life still goes on normally for you, and it'll be neither better nor worse.
For instance, you don't really need to smile at the shopkeeper when you buy something from him/her. You don't really need thank the guy at the petrol kiosk for cleaning your windscreen (it's their job after all). You don't really need to wave thanks to the guy who slowed his vehicle just so that you can cut into a carline.
Yeah ... there're many things in life that really doesn't need to be done.
So the big question is ... will you still do it?
And if yes is your answer, why will you choose to do it? When you can blissfully ignore it and save a few seconds of your life?
Here's my answer: It may not make us much better or worse, but it definately makes others feel better. The story of a man's life doesn't only include the man himself, but also that of others around him. No matter how little, the fates of people are quite often interwined.
So to those who keep asking me "Why Bother?" in one way or another ...
Here's my answer to you : "Bllleeaaahhhhh. Phhhtt."