| October 2005 |

Civilization IV

I can’t wait to get my hands on Civilization IV, the latest edition of the greatest computer game ever. I am very much looking forward to spending a gazillion hours building cities, inventing new technologies and creating a strong army to crush all who dare stands against me, thus setting the foundation for my glorious empire to last for a million generations.

However, it’s impossible to play Civilization IV on my four-year-old Toshiba laptop since it doesn’t even meet the minimum game requirements. Four years is a long time in the digital world, and my beloved companion is ready to join the ranks of obsolete computer junk. It is time to upgrade.

But to buy a new computer, I need cash. To raise cash, I need a job. But after getting a job, I wouldn’t have time to play Civilization IV. And if I can’t play the game, it’s pointless to splurge a few grand on a new desktop. This means there’s no urgency for me to get a job, and the best thing to do is maintain the status quo — another reason for my existence as a useless slacker.

Spare change, anyone?

26 October 2005 · Technology · Comments (2)

A Quarter-Century Old

It is not very often that people will remember the birthday of someone who is a quarter-century old, unemployed, single and lives with his parents. Statistically, I’m very likely to join the ranks of those kopitiam uncles who blame the government for every light bulb that goes off in the house, only to be found dead in my rented one-room flat by the stench of decay.

But friends, they remember. I’m not just a statistical number — true friendship goes deeper than that.

Thank you all who remembered.

18 October 2005 · My Life · Comments (4)

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