Sunday, October 19, 2008

Bhaia's Health Woes

My big bro's suffering from two diseases at the same time. He's got himself Dengue and Hepatytis-E. Last week he had to spend more than 4 days in the hospital. He was indeed very very sick and too weak even to move around. Me and my family members did duties at the hospital in turns. I had to stay over for two nights, which were my first nights at a hospital. Day before yesterday we got my bro back home, now he has to stay in complete bed rest for more than 2 weeks I guess. May Allah bring him back out of this illness with better health and Imaan. Amin.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Lazy Days are Over

After a long break of one and a half month, the classes of the 3rd year 2nd semester have started from today. I have spent this break totally like a lazy boy, except for the 3 days I've spent on Allah's path. But yes, if you consider gaming to be work, then I was pretty damn busy! Last month after upgrading my PC, I've spent a hell lot of time in front of my monitor, and my fingers had started to give my pain because of excessive gaming. I've just played three games though, but thoroughly. Recently I've been playing Pure, which is probably the most exciting and fun racing game I've ever played. What does it lack? Here you get to build and ride cool ATVs (quad bikes), ride them in blinding speed through jaw dropping beautiful natural tracks, make unbelievably high jumps, and get to pull off dozens of utterly insane and spectacular tricks while you're in the air! I've just finished the game today, but I'm still gonna play this for a long time I guess, cuz it's just great fun. If you're into gaming, you really should try it out, I bet you'll love it.
Damn, started writing about classes, got into gaming again, hehe. Anyway, I heard from a couple of boys from 4-1 today that 3-2 is gonna be pretty easy, and it is possible to get a good grade from this semester. So I pray to Allah that He helps me throughout this semester (as He has done so far) and also my friends.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

PC Upgrade, Call of Duty 4 and more...


Last month something happened that I've been wishing for a long time, I've finally upgraded my PC ! Yup, I've only kept my old hard drive and DVD writer from my previous PC, and got myself a new Intel Core 2 Duo 2.53 Ghz processor, Intel DG31PR motherboard, 2GB DDR2 RAM, new casing, and most importantly, an XFX GeForce 8500GT graphics board. The graphics board is something I've been wanting to have for a long time, as I've been longing to play all the latest games. The board I got is nothing near high end, but it gives good enough graphics for a low enough price. Actually, the graphics it delivers is pretty awesome and I can't wish for anything better. So far my new PC has performed up to my expectations and I'm pretty happy with it.

Call of Duty 4:  I've always been a great fan of the Call of Duty series. Before the fourth installment of the game, it has stayed with World War II. COD4 gets into the action of present day modern warfare. Since the game was announced I've always tried to get my hands on it, but my old PC wasn't good enough to run it. After getting my PC upgraded, this is the game I've installed first. For those who haven't seen this game, I don't know how I can explain how jaw-dropping photo realistic this game actually is. The environment, graphics, sound, script everything makes you feel like you're watching a movie, it's all just too damn good to be a game. One day I was playing the game and my mom saw it from behind and asked me "didn't we see this movie before?" I guess that says enough about how unbelievably cinematic this game is. It's undoubtedly the best game I've ever played (so far). Here are some snapshots:
















Waiting for more: The next two months will deliver some of the most highly anticipated games of the year. Call of Duty 5, Far Cry 2, NFS Undercover, GTA 4 to name a few. Call of Duty 5 - World at War goes back to World War II, when I first heard this, I thought, haven't we had enough of WWII? Then I saw some screenshots, and the trailer, and now I wish I had a time machine to go two months ahead and grab a copy of the game. Most of the hyped up games coming in the next two months are expected to be hits. I can't wait.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Eid Mubarak to All

Yes, it's that time of the year again. After one month of fasting the blessed day of Eid ul Fitr has arrived again. I'm just writing this post to wish everyone a very very happy Eid and many many returns of the day. May Allah fill this day with happiness and joy. May Allah fill our hearts with the Light of Imaan, as a gift of Eid.
Well, for me, the Eids are always pretty much the same. We don't have much of relatives outside of Dhaka, so we are deprived of the joy of going to our home towns or villages to spend the Eid vacation. Our Eids are mostly celebrated in the home of one of our uncles or aunts. But still this day I always enjoy with family. Not much with friends though, particularly after coming to Uttara. Most of my friends are in downtown Dhaka and I can't join their 'addas' on Eid.
Another thing I enjoy on Eid day is the emptiness in streets of Dhaka. The usually jam packed and over populated streets become totally deserted, as the thousands of inhabitants leave the city towards their home towns to get together with family. We the citizens of Dhaka can enjoy the streets for a day or two. It would be great if we could go out just for a ride through the city.
Signing off now, wishing you Eid Mubarak again.