While we were in China, the Goonfather spent a lot of time in spas chatting with young Chinese girls who work there.
He found out they’re all addicted to a farming game in QQ, China’s largest social networking site (like Facebook).
I also just found out that many articles have been written on this addcition that has swept the whole of China. People would wake up in the middle of the night to harvest crops.
(There’s also this rumour reported in the papers that a baby died because the doctor was too busy playing Happy Farm and didn’t attend to the baby in time.)
So, the Goonfather was laughing about the China girls. He was saying, “They’re crazy! They run away from their rural homes to escape a life of farming, and then they come to the city and play farming games!”
I thought that was kinda funny, too, and I laughed.
But, at the same time, I could empathise.
I told the Goonfather, “I hate cooking in real life but I spend all my time cooking in Cafe World!”
He stared at me for a few seconds, gave a big sigh, and didn’t say anything more.
Then, the next thing you know, we’re back in Singapore and getting ready to sleep and he springs up and says, “Oh, wait! I need to go harvest my crops!”