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Saturday 22 December 2018

Brick Game 9999 in 1

When I was in the supermarket a few days ago, I was surprised to come across a game console called the Brick Game 9999 in 1. It used to be quite popular many years ago. Looking at it, it reminded me of something terrible I once did when I was a child.

Back when I was 5 years old, my family bought me a Game Boy Color. I wanted one because my cousins had it. This was the first and only game console I ever owned. In the beginning, I really enjoyed playing my Game Boy Color. However, after a few months, I started getting sick of it, so I played it less often.

Then, my family bought my brother a Brick Game 9999 in 1. They called it the "cheaper Game Boy". When they first bought it, they let me try it out. I quickly liked the Brick Game 9999 in 1, and I kept playing it. Seeing that, my family told me to stop playing, and to play my Game Boy Color instead. I wasn't happy with that instruction.

My Game Boy Color was supposed to be much better than the Brick Game 9999 in 1. However, back then I had this mindset that other people's things are always better than my own. Therefore, I was actually jealous of my brother's Brick Game 9999 in 1. However, I dared not ask my family to get me one since I already had a Game Boy.

At that time, I had a neighbour which I was quite close to. He had some form of a learning disability, but I could still communicate with him fairly well. His family had also bought him a Brick Game 9999 in 1. Looking at it, I felt even more jealous. My thought was that since I didn't have a Brick Game 9999 in 1, others shouldn't have one as well.

I didn't understand what learning disability is back then, but I did realise I could take advantage of my neighbour because of that. Therefore, I kept telling my neighbour to throw his Brick Game 9999 in 1 onto the ground. However, he was still smart enough that he never followed my instruction.

One day, when my neighbour got near me, I just snatched the Brick Game 9999 in 1 from him and smashed it hard onto the floor. The device was damaged and immediately he started crying. My family apologised to his family and promised to replace the Brick Game 9999 in 1 with a new one, although his family kept saying that it was okay.

Soon after that incident, I lost interest in my Game Boy Color completely and I never played it again. Neither did I ever get another game console. Instead, I preferred to play games on my computer. The Brick Game 9999 in 1 also declined in its popularity so I hardly saw anyone having one again.

Looking back now, I feel sorry for doing such a terrible thing to my neighbour just because of my unreasonable jealousy. I have long lost contact with him ever since I and my family moved house. But I will take that incident as a life lesson.

P/S: I found a Game Boy Color emulator and a Brick Game 9999 in 1 emulator on the Google Play Store. I installed one of them on my phone. Which one do you think I installed?


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