Thursday, September 02, 2010


Sometimes i really think the unfortunate tragedies that befall us are actually blessings in disguise if we just step back, squat, lean in, bend over and tilt our heads to get a different perspective on things.

I experienced such a event 2 days ago.

Woke up. Realised PC crashed through the night.
Tried starting up.
Flickered with light for a moment before shutting down again automatically.
Problem persisted the next few 42382095842343290 rounds of tries.

Cursed. Clenched fist. Kicked stuff around room. Karate chopped cupboard.
Concluded that, once again, it was time for PC to let me down.

Decided to engage in immediate professional assistance.
Unplugged everything. Carried CPU down to Taxi uncles waiting at overhead bridge.
Got in. Dropped off at IKANO. Dragged myself up to 2nd floor.
Seeked ALL-IT's service counter.

Problem detected. Problem solved. 2 hour intermission wait.
Affordable fees of RM21 to fix CPU. No problem. Pay.
Had solo lunch in Cinelei... i mean..err.. e@Curve. (lousy name)
Carried fixed CPU down to nearby Taxi uncle.
Taxi uncle wanted to slaughter my wallet. RM15. Blah.
Crossed road with CPU in arms to seek different taxi uncle on opposite lane.
Taxi uncle told me to cross back over to taxi uncles waiting opposite road - Which was where i was at earlier. Blah.
Crossed back over.
Flagged down (miraculously) different incoming taxi uncle.
Got in. Dropped off at Rainbow.
Lifted up to 18th floor.
Stepped in room by 2.30pm.

Barely 5 minutes into Windows startup screen when rain started pouring outside.

i sigh with relief.

Blessing-in-disguise check-list:
1) PC crashing couldve happened on a friggin workday and cause me even more rushing shitcrap running around BUT didn't. Could've. BUT didnt. Chose to happen on a holiday. Which i am grateful for. More time to sort things out. Less stress.

2) Rain commenced AFTER stepping into safety zone. Which saved me a great deal of trauma and awkward CPU-running. Rain Could've drenched me (and more importantly, CPU). BUT didnt. Which i am grateful for.

3) Repair could've cost much much more. But nice service counter repair fella found loophole for spare part in the end. Only paid for service charge. (original RM30. members price RM21. Awesome.) Could've cost more. BUT didn't.

4) Could've pokai-ed whilst whisking around CPU in hand and once again lose all sense of dignity by crying in public if CPU broke into a million pieces. BUT didn't. Could've. BUT didn't.

Thank you thank you thank you God.

Random photo moment:

Pasted on the door of our office during the company free durian makan day.
Community message reminder above was supported by everyone else who did not
gorge on the free durians downstairs.

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