I was checking the directional scanner on every jump. Looking for any sign of gankers. But in the end the jumps were uneventful. Only some wreckage here and there but no criminals. I saw quite a number of freighters though, which actually not surprising considering some part of the route were major trade routes to trade hubs such as Amarr and Jita. Continue reading “Day 35: The Most Boring Job In The Galaxy Part 2”
Miners. You would find them almost everywhere. From rough men with beard and muscular body to thin or fat. From young men following their fathers to miners in their 60s. And then there were of course the elite of miners, the capsuleers who for whatever reason decided to become a miner.
It was not too obvious but you might overheard in pubs when people of other professions mocked mining as the most boring job in the galaxy. And they said it took the laziest people in the galaxy to do it. Even cargo hauler was more fun because they got chance to go seeing different places in the galaxy. Continue reading “Day 34: The Most Boring Job In The Galaxy Part 1”
“That is very interesting, Barbz. Could you show me how it works?”, I was now getting interested on how this Planetary Interaction worked.
“Certainly, let’s go to the command center. We’ll have to take the shuttle again”.
After a short ride we arrived at the command center.
“Why the command center have to be separated from the extractor? Wouldn’t it be simpler if they are together?” Continue reading “Day 33: Climbing Up The Food Chain Part 2”
“Have you visited those oceanic planets?”, Barbz asked me. We were in the station’s pub and on the TV screen we were watching news about a discovery of a new sea monster on one of the oceanic planets.
“Well, of course”, I said. Continue reading “Day 32: Climbing Up The Food Chain Part 1”
What Barbz said struck me. Somehow I’ve never thought of it. My expenses were mostly normal daily necessities and almost never something of luxurious matters. Of course sometimes I’d need to spend extra such as whenever I needed to buy a new ship or fittings, but that was not to the scale that would drain my savings. I’ve never tried to accumulate money to become rich.
“But Barbz, I feel fine with what I have now. Money is not the most important thing for me”. Continue reading “Day 31: Could We (Not) Buy Happiness? Part 3”
“Wohohooo!”, Barbz was delighted when we have exited the station and warp into space.
“This ship is amazing. So responsive and smooth, it is almost as if it knows what I want to do even before I think about the maneuver!”
“It is using Jovian technology, isn’t it?”
“Yes, it is”, I concurred. The Gnosis was the most delightful ship I had ever flown. The Ares came close to second in my opinion but not as smooth as Gnosis. Continue reading “Day 30: Could We (Not) Buy Happiness? Part 2”
“You’ve got quite a collection of ships here since last time I visited your hangar”, Barbz said. We were touring part of the station’s hangar where I park most of my ships. Several of my ships were scattered all over the regions.
“Thanks but not really. I just keep ships that I really like. Often I’d just rent one if I need it. For example that Ares over there. It’s a rental”.
“Which one is your favorite and why?”, he asked. Continue reading “Day 29: Could We (Not) Buy Happiness? Part 1”
Soon we arrived at the fighting pit lobby. The place was packed. There was only one ring and fighting style, that was freestyle. No weapon of course. All bare fist.
“Well buddy, looks like we are lucky. There is a tournament going”, Barbz was excited. No wonder the place was packed. I watched one of the big screens on the wall. It said it was a yearly tournament with fighters from all over the region.
“Let’s go inside, they are already started” Continue reading “Day 28: Men, Beer, and Aunia Incident Part 2”
“I’m full!”, said Barbz over the comm. What he meant by full was his Retriever ore cargo bay. We had been mining for few hours. My Skiff was full earlier some time ago because it had smaller ore cargo capacity.
“Let’s go back home then”, I said.
“Well, the night is still young. How about if we go somewhere else?”, Barbz countered me. Continue reading “Day 27: Men, Beer, and Aunia Incident Part 1”
“Uncle Barbz!”, my son was very surprised to see him after so long.
“Hello kid, how are you?”, Barbz was even more happier. My son hugged him so tight I could see Barbz grimaced.
“I am fine, uncle. How are you? Where have you been? It felt like forever since I see you. I miss you!”
“Haha! I miss you too. I am surprised. You look like a soldier now!”, Barbz complemented my son in his school uniform. I agreed. He looked like a little soldier. Continue reading “Day 26: I Will Always Be There For You”