:: Time of death.. 1131am April 17, 2008Posted by Minci 先生 in Everyday Life.
It’s official. Abang Peecee gave away his last breath his morning.
I missed the call from the computer hospital whilst I was in the shower and thinking that it was good news, I proceeded to the shop .
“Someone called me about my computer?”
“Yes.. Chris!” the older man called out. “It’s Minci.. her computer”
Chris emerged form behind his workstation and came to greet me.
“Hello Minci. Come with me along here”
He led me to Abang and said, “Your Abang had a problem with his processor”
“You’ve had him fixed for that before?”
“About last year or maybe the year before”
“Right, there is no easier way to tell you this other than eventhough we know now that the processor is gone, we have no idea if the motherboard is affected as well. Cause if we put the new processor in and the motherboard is ruined as well, it will only blow up your processor again. It is also going to be such a dear process to you if we were to replace them both. You’d really be better off getting a new one”
I realized that I was really silent after he said that. Abang has been with me for over 4 years and strangely enough I have put up with him eventhough he wasnt the perfect PC. His floppy disk part sucked, his USB ports were simply non-functional. Yet, I still kept him and repaired him. Idiot. I know.
Saying a final goodbye to Abang would also mean a goodbye to his extended family. The Monitor, the keyboard + mouse. I’d probably bring Mr Speakers back with me but the PC family is just not going to be the same. It is broken.
Perhaps this was The Higher Power Above’s way to say “Move on Minci. You’re better off getting that red sony laptop” or something. I don’t know. Either way, I am going to miss Abang. A lot.
I finally uttered a word.
“Can my data be saved?”
“YEs, I can do that for you today. I’ll let you know by late evening”
“Thank you Chris”
“That’s all right, luv”
Nannes. Now is a choice of either getting a new one here or get one in Msia and just use the ones at the library medical school till July 2008.