December 7, 2010 at 4:31 AM



I wasn’t planning on buying it …yet. Usually I’m against to sudden decision of buying something without doing a thorough research and survey first but I don’t know why last Friday I had this sudden urge to buy it on the spot.

You see, I’ve been wanting a Wii for a long time. I promised myself that I’d get something I ‘want‘ not ‘need‘ this December. I’ve been trying to decide between an xbox 360 with kinect or playstation 3 with move or nintendo wii. I’ve been leaning towards xbox kinect but it’s still new and launched last month so I’m kinda hesitating. After asking a few places, they told me xbox 360 + kinect cost RM1700+… omg. Way over my budget. PS3 is around RM1300+… but my wii is RM850. A few other places sell it at RM900+ though. You can get it cheaper though at some places or if you know some people… or 2nd hand console.

So I decided to buy a wii on the spot. I don’t know why! I am going to KL this week, I should have waited and ask in KL in case there’s a cheaper one but I figured if there’s anything wrong with the console within its warranty period and I’m still in Ipoh, there’s no way I’m going back to KL just to get it repaired.

The store is ok. The Wii package comes with the soft-modded Korean wii, its normal accessories like the nunchuk and remote.. and charger.. and manual in korean >.< Well it’s already soft-modded and even though I’ve lost the channels to buy wiiware and shit, but at least I didn’t have to softmod it myself and risk of bricking it. It’s way more complicated than dsi… It also comes with an portable external DVD drive to put my games in instead of using the wii dvd drive.

Originally I wanted the black US wii, and since NO ONE in Ipoh (that I know) sells the black un-modded US wii here, so I had no choice. It also comes with free 10 games which all sucks from that store… but the good thing is that I can play it and if I don’t like the game I can exchange it hehe. They still owe me like 6 games which I’m gonna exchange once better game arrives. I could download but DAMN, 3+ GB per game… I think it’s time to ditch streamyx connection and go for Unifi.

Also after 3 confusing days of reading wiihacks.com, i finally figured out how to use my portable external HDD to play downloaded games 😀 This way it’s easy to backup (or download) games and store it in there so in case I’m taking my wii to anywhere, I don’t have to carry 10000 DVDs with me.

I also bought like 9 games today. Finally found one store that do sells wii game in Ipoh. Sheesh.

Anyways, if I found a cheaper wii in KL, there’s nothing I can do. So now I”m back to being broke cuz I’ve used up my savings >.< So now back to saving again for my Nintendo 3DS fund.. Also I went to PC Show last Friday before I bought my wii.. umm Ipoh’s pc fair is getting lamer and lamer.. nothing special anymore. Just lots of annoying broadband promoters from Maxis and DiGi. It’s so annoying when you’re trying to enter the place and at least 5 people from either DiGi or Maxis (no Celcom?) asking if you wanna use their broadband. For the 10th time, I already have streamyx at home and no matter how shitty it is, it’s still way better than their portable ones.. AND I use my BB to tether to internet from my laptop.. so I don’t need a portable broadband anymore >.< Plus I’m blacklisted anyway haha. Maxis is evil.

However they do have cute mp3 players and cartoon-ish flash drives.. I want! Sooooo cute! I like the doraemon one.

Last but not least, Salam Maal Hijrah 1432 or Happy Islamic New Year! My resolution is to do more good deeds this year.