My Worst Day Ever

This day was supposed to be a happy day. Went to Xiaotian's house. I arrived at Boon Lay station at 9.20am and waited for him and Junneng. Xiaotian came at 9.25am and Junneng came at 9.30am. Soon after, bus 199 was turning in the terminal and Xiaotian exclaimed. We chiong and I accidentally hit a guy. And my TPC dropped on the floor. I picked it up and continued running. We made it to the bus in time and boarded it. The bus ride took about 30min and we chatted about mp3 players and electronics and such.

We got down in NTU and waited for the shuttle bus. 20 cents boarding fee. The bus was lousy and its engine should already be sent for repair. You know, the exhaust pipe was spewing out near-to-black smoke?! And the bus actually went backwards on the hill when the driver let go of the brake and the engine whined so loudly when he stepped on the gas. Got down after 10min of ride Xiaotian's condo looked like an ordinary HDB. It was very old. The lift would shake crazily if you jumped slightly. Xiaotian said that the lift had slipped from the 9th storey to the 6th storey and stopped with a bang. Junneng and I decided not to test the lift anymore after that. When we reached his doorstep - Surprise, Suprise!- he had forgotten to take his key with him and we were locked out. Junneng and I scolded him for 2 mins and he took his bike to cycle round NTU to places where his mother frequents. We sat on the floor and played Need for Speed Underground.

Xiaotian came back witht he key 20min later. Luckily his mother was visiting a neighbour. If not, we would be forced to go straight to Sim Lim Square. We went into his house and ate some cup noodles and snacks. I accidentally spilt some h20 thirstquencher over xiaotian's keyboard,He also had some quite realistic looking guns. One pistol and one shotgun. The only fake thing about them was that they were plastic. I urged Xiaotian to do some work on our project so we spent 3 min on it and completed. Apparently there was a site with both english and chinese translations on the story of Chun Wang Chi Han and we just copied all.

Continued on Need for Speed. I can't because mine was too laggy, so I watched Junneng instead. At about 1.00pm( I can't rememebr clearly) we left Xiaotian's house for Sim Lim. Jjoshua was meeting us there. Junneng went back home. Spent about 45min to travel from Boon Lay to Bugis. Then walked to Sim Lim Square and met up with Joshua.

Walked around asking shops whether they sell RAM chips. Most of them sell cameras and phones. I am already sick of them. Finally found on shop on the second storey that sells Kingston 512mb RAM(Processor 333) at $145! I asked him to try on my com to see if its compatible. He opened and told me that I must buy it no matter what, unless it is not compatible. I agreed but regretted later on. My computer RAM is now 760mb! While normal students who upgraded in school are a mere 512mb! hah! They only bought another 256mb chip, while we bought 512mb chips to add on to our already 256mb RAM. We travelled up another storey and people advertising their shops handed leaflets to me. There were about 8 leaflets and they just stuffed one by one to me. I tried to organise them and lost my hold on my TPC, so I told Joshua to help me hold, but he thought I was talking about the leaflets so it was too late and I DROPPED IT!!

We countinued shopping around. Then we went into a shop which is a Fujitsu products distributer and asked about the RAM. The girl there said they sell 512mb RAMs for $115 and asked us why we needed it. Xiaotian and I explained to her that our coms were laggy and produces slow graphics. She asked us if the startup entries were too many, making startup very slow, and we replied that we have used 'msconfig' to minimise startup lagginess already. She then asked us whether we have defragmented our files. The files in our coms gets more and more jumbled up in time, so it takes the com more time to fit all the pieces of a file together if the bits are very dispersed. I told her that I have defragmentised the files and also reformatted the computer. Her jaw dropped open and she was very astonished. We then told her that we are searching for the lowest price for RAM and thanked her for her help.

On the way to other shops, Xiaotian and I discussed about her. She is about 23 to 26 years old. We thought that she is quite chio and Joshua and us all agreed that she was very helpful, friendly etc. and makes a very good shopgirl. Xiaotian bought a LAN cable-splitter. After browsing through, we still thought that the 'Fujitsu shop with chio bu' sells the cheapest RAM and went back there. We went into the shop and told them we wanted to buy the RAMs. I took Xiaotian's PC and overturned it and unscrewed the RAM panel when the Fujitsu chiobu was inside taking out the RAM chips. When she returned with the chips and a screwdriver, she was impressed as we had brought our own screwdriver and removed the panel ourselves and exclaimed 'Wow self-service!' Joshua and Xiaotian bought their RAMs and we sat down outside the shop and played NFSU. I deleted Ares and my Firewall. Ares was taking up 215mb of space!!! My com became very fast and I was very satisfied. When we were playing half-way the Fujitsu shop chiobu came and passed us a cable-splitter. She said that we had left that in the shop. Wow!! So responsible and honest. We were very impressed and thanked her.

Went to Burger King to eat lunch. When Xiaotian and Joshua was queuing for food, I took out my PC and booted it up. Suddenly, I noticed there was a crack next to the fan-holes. There was even a bit missing! I was heartbroken and shocked! How could this happen to me?!(Simple plan untitled) After calming down, I thought back and remembered that it was when I had too many leaflets and lost hold on my tablet and dropped it. I told Joshua and Xiaotian. Joshua was very apologetic. I told him that it was not his fault, but mine and I am the only one to blame. Sigh....I vowed there and then in font of Xiaotian and Joshua that I will never take more than 3 leaflets to hand at once in my life anymore.

Well, there is no point in crying over spilt milk so I shall not brood over this anymore. Xiaotian also gave me advice not to think about it, or I will become even more depressed. He said that even though I had spilt soft drinks over his keyboard earlier on, he did not get angry or fell sad, so I heeded his advice.

If only I had been more careful with my com......