we declare Your Perfection above and beyond all: we have no knowledge whatsoever except what You have taught us. No doubt it is You, and You alone that is all Knowledgeable and all Wise. (al-Baqarah, 32)

Thursday, December 20, 2007

The Day You Went Away

It was probably 10 at that time. After immersing myself in amazingly detailed world of mass effect for about 1 and a half hour, my dad asked me wether I wanted to follow him to pick up my sister and brother-in-law at the pier. The road between Pekan and Kuantan was still closed because of the ongoing flood and the only option to get to Pekan from Kuantan was by boat. I hesitated, but then changed my mind, switched off the game and head out.

Long story short, we picked them up and returned home straight away. I didn't waste any time to pick up where I left off. Another 2 hour of my time was invested for gaming. When mom called for lunch, I put the controller down, took the disc out and switched off the console. Little did I know that it would be my last chance to enjoy the game.

After lunch, I returned for another helping of mass effect. I switched on the console only to learn that it was displaying 3 red lights. Meaning - theres something wrong with the system harware. Its the console's equivalent to the human's coma. I was frustrated, no doubt cos theres no guarantee I can it fixed given that it was originally bought in NZ. I did everything I could thought off and went to sleep the worry away. It took some time before it finally sank in... and then it hit me. Maybe this is all just another test from the great Creator. Maybe it just seems like coincidence but it is, afterall, befitting of the day where mankind are encouraged to perfrom sacrafice.

This is the conclusion that I reached: I will try to get the console fixed, but just in case it couldn't be done, maybe its high time for me to quit gaming altogether. A sacrafice that I'm sure one day or another I would have to make.

2 free comments:

ah^kam koko' said...

Driving to Kuantan Pier with dad... 20 Ringgit.
Getting X-Box fixed... 100 Ringgit.

Najib giving up gaming, Priceless.
For everything else, there's BSN Visa Electron card.

soyasofya said...

dah repair kan.. cepat2 try.

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