My older son turned 10 years recently. A milestone. A big excuse for an “owambe” party.

Instead, the introvert in me opted for a quiet family outing, a decision that was further reinforced by the spiraling exchange rate. Well, that is the excuse we all give for our cost cutting? 🙂

Weakened Naira or not, i could not talk my self out of a gift for him.

It did not take me too long to decide on a gift though, a decision probably influenced by a previous addiction – A Gaming Console.

Old timers on this blog would probably remember Sega Genesis, known outside the USA as Sega Mega Drive. Those were the days Sega ruled the gaming world. The popular gaming console even got a mention in the Notorious B.I.G.’s breakout hit back in 1994; “Juicy“.

Almost every waking hour i had, NEPA willing, i was behind the gaming console. Mortal Kombat 3 was my favourite game cartridge. Yes, those 16 bit games back then came in cartridges. I had permanent sore thumbs from making all those “finishing” moves.

Perhaps, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to relive those good old days, live vicariously through my son? Hmmm.

(To Be Continued)

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