Saturday, July 05, 2008

My Memory #1: Game

As our lives goes on, we grow up. Although many people said that I will not grow up, but indeed, at least, I had added so many years of memories and I find myself sometimes, wandering in the memories when there was a I-ago... And I began to fear, when it comes a day when I forgot what I had done when I was ago. Grown ups tends to forget many things... and maybe I am one of them... So I started to remember every bits if the memory, and tried to write them down, as a memorial... for something I may never be doing again...

This time, I am going to write about a game I used to play when I was younger. I started of playing this game with my brother, Pleasure. We actually built a city out of paper and some dolls we had at home. We put in characters according to the era we had there. Sometimes, it's ancient China, where we had created Tong Qian (their money) using paper; sometimes, it's European style where we had landlord. One similarity is, the money is always made using paper... that's what we could use around in the house, anyway. Then we started our game. We have landlords, officers, judges, bosses, companies, farmers... in many layers of the societies, but we never thought of putting slaves (maybe that time, we thought slaves and servants are the same). We had trades, we had services around the town. We made the bosses and government to pay at the end of each day as salary (we just couldn't wait until a month).

The game didn't stop. Instead, the houses was always so easy to be ruined because of what it was made. Even the crops we made of paper... started to fell down. So we have to change the city very often. And since it was only two of us playing... we are busying to make everyone richer, but the fact is, the total money in that city is limited unless there are another city to trade with too...

The game was finally given support by my parents where my Mom actually bought us a black cardboard to let us make the city stronger. And we had this game for quite a long time. And that time, I thought, every children must had played such a game before... until I tell this to my friend. And she insisted, she never heard of such a game... I don't know where I get the idea of the game... but it is definitely something in my memory...

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