I didn’t ask for a DS Lite

I think the Goonfather is obsessed.

After completing his collection of all the main gaming consoles, he is now working on his handhelds collection.

And I have, by default, become his hapless accomplice.

Three months ago, in early May, he bought a Nintendo Wii, apparently for my birthday (which is on July 23rd).

And he said I won’t be getting any more presents in July because the Wii was my present.

I protested, of course.

I said, “How can I not have any presents to unwrap on my actual birthday? That’s damn sad lah! You must buy me another present in July!”

“Cannot lah!” he said, “You know how expensive your Wii is? I am broke!”

“I didn’t ask for a Wii for my birthday and I didn’t ask for it NOW. So that’s your problem. Wahahaha. Anyway, you’re playing with the Wii more than me lor,” I retorted.

“T_T” he said.

So when July came around, he asked me what I wanted.

“I need iPod Nano, Nike+ shoes and the sensor thing to train for my race in October. Or, if you’re feeling rich, I need a white MacBook.”

So, on July 23rd, he gave me a white Nintendo DS Lite.


He gave it to me on Monday night. I didn’t play with it right away because it was already quite late.

On Tuesday, I still didn’t touch it because I was busy in the day.

On Tuesday night, HE came back from work and hogged my DS Lite for the whole night.

I swear the Goonfather buys me all these expensive gadgets happily because it’s a great excuse for him to have something new to play with.

Men are kinda sneaky that way. It’s like a guy buys his girlfriend a box of chocolates and then, “Oh! You’re on a diet? I’m so sorry!! Never mind, I’ll eat them for you.”


(Note to the Goonfather: The next gadget you buy me had better be a white MacBook!!!)

But that is not to say I don’t like my Wii and my DS Lite. I love them!

Ideally, I wanted a MacBook to bring out on shoots so I have something to do during long waits. Sometimes I want to blog at shoots because by the time I come home, I’m too tired to write already. (Don’t ask me to mobile blog, that’s like, duh.)

But a DS Lite is also really good at whiling away the hours.

I’m also going to become smarter because my current favourite games are Brain Age and Big Brain Academy.

I just love mind games. (Except when I’m the victim, hahaha.)

And, because Brain Age has a sudoku section, I have also become a sudoku addict, which came as a total surprise.

I never gave sudoku a chance because I hate maths, I hate statistics, I hate numbers. When I see a puzzle filled with nothing but numbers, I’m running the other direction screaming in stark, raving horror.

But since my favourite game has a sudoku section, I gave it a try and discovered that sudoku has nothing to do with numbers and everything to do with logic. Duh.

I love logic puzzles!

So I’m like totally addicted to sudoku now that everyone else is already sick of it and the fad is dead. Haha.

The Goonfather thought I would like Nintendogs.

He actually wanted to buy me a DS last year because he thought I would love it. But I was, like, NO I DON’T LIKE HANDHELDS I’M A PC GAMER DON’T TRY TO CONVERT ME!!!

But he got me Nintendogs for my DS Lite, anyway. So I have a mini schnauzer. I love schnauzers!!!

But I can’t really get into Nintendogs. I think my schnauzer has starved to death already.


Nanny Wen needs to come nanny my schnauzer now.

So, anyway, I have to officially revoke my “PC Gamer Only” status now thanks to the Goonfather. He’s turning me into a Nintendo fan girl.

And he is damn happy because his collection (which includes my presents) is getting big.

And I’m kinda happy also because the next time we go out, I don’t have to keep complaining that he’s anti-social when he whips out his PSP when we’re at Starbucks or something. I can whip out my DS Lite! =D

But my first love will always be PC games. I’m just waiting for the next MMORPG to get addicted to!

My neopets got ousted by Xbox 360

First of all, the Goonfather is totally nuts.

It’s not enough for him to own a PS3. Not enough for him to own a Wii. He absolutely must own an Xbox 360, too.

So he went and got one about a month ago.

He doesn’t even have enough time to play one gaming console, let alone three. Minus working, sleeping, eating and socialising, he only has like four hours a week to play games.

So, I don’t really get it. What the hell does he need so many consoles for?

He now calls himself PSWii60. (That’s what you get when you stick all the consoles together.)

He was so excited over owning the latest console of every major console manufacturer that he even dug out his old (now obsolete) Sega Dreamcast to display together with the new collection.

From left to right, we have: Microsoft Xbox 360, Sony PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii and Sega Dreamcast. One from each console bigwig.

Which is really dumb, because the Dreamcast is not even in use and is only taking up valuable real estate.

Real estate, I might add, which belongs to my neopets.


We have this row of shelves, you see, three shelves lined up together to form a long row. My 28 neopets used to live on top of all three shelves. I lined them up nicely from one end to the other end.

But NOW, the Goonfather has usurped two of the shelf tops to display all his beloved consoles (plus remote controls and game software), leaving only one shelf top for my neopets.

My poor neopets from the two usurped shelf tops were forced to flee to the third shelf top to be unceremoniously dumped with the rest.

What a tyrant the Goonfather is.

I need to find a new home for my neopets.

In the meantime, I have to pose for pictures with the Xbox 360 to continue the old tradition as with the PS3 and the Wii.

Because the cables from all the consoles are snaked around one another all over the place, I didn’t want to mess with them, so I couldn’t unplug the 360. Which meant that, to take a photo with it, I had to go squeeze into the awkward corner where the Goonfather had placed it.

As such, the poses I could do with it were severely limited.


That’s about the extent of my creative photography for today.

Anyway, the Xbox 360 is not as cute as the Wii and not as sleek as the PS3. I don’t even know what to say about it.

So, I’m just gonna say this: My neopets are unhappy!

We want Wii! Sell your PS3!

First of all, repeat after me: Nintendo Wii is cool! And fun! And very cool!

Next, absorb this: Sony PlayStation 3 is kinda cool, too, I’ll give you that, but PlayStation is also passé.

So what do you do when your goon partner (affectionately known as The Goonfather) goes and buys a PS3 instead of a Wii?

You protest, that’s what.

So, I made a video protest.

I had fun making my first video, and I figure I need to work on the old “video presence”. That first video didn’t seem to have made much of an impression on the people I was trying to impress. No calls.

No biggie.

I just try again. That’s what I do best. Try try try until I die, but, like, I make slow progress. This new video doesn’t seem to have any more charisma than the last one did.

But, never mind, this is a video protest and I’m not, like, sending it for competitions.

You know, you should get a Wii, too, even if you’re not a gamer, because the Wii is revolutionising the gaming world. Everyone, from very young people to very old people, is enjoying it. Not only is it fun and games, it also doubles as a gym workout machine. Yeah, cool, huh?

I don’t know what the Goonfather was thinking, getting a PS3. He is such a Sony fanboi. He already has a PS1, a PS2 and a PSP. What does he need a PS3 for? Pffft.

Okay, enough of ranting. Go watch my video and petition in my comments for dear Goonfather to pawn his PS3 and buy a Wii! Now!