Another one of those if-onlys

on Thursday, 22 September 2005
Sleepy, sleepy... ZZZZzzzzzzzz No time to sleep much.

Just the other day, my sis and I got into the topic of how some people would actually complain about there being nothing to do and feeling bored. It's been a loooooonnnggg while since we last had such a feeling. So we wondered whether the problem is with us or with them.

An idea hit me at the time, inspired by a recent advertisement of Celcom (Malaysian mobile communications services provider) promoting their latest service: the sharing of phone credit. You could actually request/send credit to/from someone else. Then I thought how wonderful it would be to be able to send and receive time...

Imagine if I could just request an extra hour or two from a friend of mine who has nothing better to do. When my friend accepts, time would suddenly slow down a bit for me, and speed up a bit for my friend. Everybody's happy. Sigh, if only.

Is it really just me that I have so many things I want to do, but simply no time to do them all?

Oh well, wishful thinking, I know. This is probably even more unlikely that my other wishful thinking: a pill that replaces the need for sleep. :P

Original Games

on Wednesday, 7 September 2005
Here I am looking for original games again. I've already bought a couple, but I plan on buying the original ones or games I really like, now that I can afford them once in a while. Problem is, it's really hard to find a good one.

I recently bought a Baldur's Gate 2 Collection box. It was a bit of a rip-off at RM169 and only containing 5 CDs. If they had included the manual and the map, it would've been fine. I wonder if the shop itself the one doing the packaging. Damn it. Having the manual and its assorted accessories is part of the reason for collecting original games.

Has anyone seen Neverwinter Nights and its expansions (two of them) being sold anywhere? It's really hard to find. The store in Sunway Pyramid says they don't carry it anymore. Sigh. Should I buy it from BioWare's store? I'd like to, but I hate our Malaysian customs, as digital media is not something they normally allow, which is why sites like Amazon don't ship to Malaysia. Sucks.

Anyone bought from PC Game before? I don't know, but it feels fishy. I'm just paranoid I guess, about a commercial website that has English problems. But then again, what local website doesn't have English problems? Even MPH's webstore does. But anyway, that site doesn't carry Neverwinter Nights anymore. It only carries new games. But I wouldn't have bought from there anyway. Doesn't have much of a customer confidence or customer feedback mechanisms.

Doing It

on Saturday, 3 September 2005
There are so many things I'd like to do, so many things I want to do. A colleague of mine said, "If you talk about it, you're not going to do it. Just do it."

I think that's very true. And I'm going to. I'll start with my worldbuilding project.