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  1. I was an avid reader even before I stopped gaming. I would still read. Although it was at a lower frequency than when I wasn't gaming at all. The frequency has gone back up now that I don't game. More so into crime thrillers than fantasy novels at the moment.
  2. Pretty sure anyone on this forum (including myself) would tell you not to play it at all. Going back to the vomit isn't going to do any good for you. While the game does get you to move around and get out of your home, the 'Gotta catch em all' aspect is what will spiral into addiction. Better to suffer through the pain of the first couple weeks going cold turkey and be free of it for the rest of your life than to continue remaining an addicted slave to any kind of game.
  3. My advice (as hard as it sounds) is to trust your mom and her judgement here. I also had a mom who did not support me gaming. When I was your age, I didn't understand why. However, now after many years of loss in terms of lack of social life, strained relationships with my parents, and whole lot of apathy brought on by addiction, I now understand why she tried to stop me from playing. She has your future in mind and it is better to get rid of gaming sooner rather than later as the losses from that get more obvious, serious and more costly as you get older. Plus, you wil
  4. 6/6/2021 Wow. Life has been busy for me. Work is picking up speed. I am doing actual design work that takes a lot more brainpower than in my previous job. Personally, I love it. It's what I want to do with my career. Plus, I am now getting opportunities that I would never had gotten had I stayed a contractor. I'll be heading on a business trip to Arizona in a couple of weeks to my company's proving grounds where I will be with a senior design engineer supporting some rework/rebuilds that is being done on one of their mining trucks. I legit stoked for it and it will be go
  5. 5/12/2021 Apologies for the lack of comms as of late. My new job has been very taxing mentally due to the steep learning curve and I've been struggling a bit with the ambiguity surrounding most decisions. I've been busy with life in general as I am still getting used to my new job and the new conditions that come with being a direct hire. It's been hard to be honest and a little discouraging at times. I tend to struggle with the ambiguity and any time where things are not super clear. In fact, this job makes me feel insecure and as a newbie, I am even more uncertain. I just ne
  6. 4/26/2021 After a little over 24 hours of no internet, it finally was restored when I came home from work at the office. It made me think quite a bit. So much of even my current entertainment is reliant on the internet. Made me go 'Hmm...' But anyway, back to describing last week. It was a good first week at the office. My new team is quite nice. They are quite snarky funny rather than the sarcastic funny my previous team was. But I still get quite a lot of laughs out of it regardless. So far, the new job has already introduced a new level of being detail oriented
  7. 4/16/2021 Today felt even more fulfilling than a week ago. Strangely, it felt good to be finishing one phase of my career and transitioning into another one. It also feels good to be going into the weekend without any outstanding work nipping at my heels for once. I was also in a celebratory mood due to the fact that I was finally kicking that stuck up project leader of mine to the curb and saying 'See ya and good luck on the project' and left him to deal with his own dumpster fire that he had been causing. It felt good and I was able to walk away with no regrets + a boss and
  8. 4/9/2021 Well today felt fulfilling. Worked under a tight deadline and got things done. Now it's just smooth sailing until I transition into my new job on April 19th. It's going to feel really good. Meanwhile, my parents are leaving for Texas tomorrow after staying with me for a week. Tbh, I always feel a twinge of sadness when they have to go. Hopefully they will be able to move closer to me soon. In the meantime, I keep living life and continue to excel. Till next time, folks.
  9. 3/30/2021 Well, after a week of waiting, I finally get the news from HR. I got the job, folks. In two weeks I will be working as a direct hire employee! It feels good, better pay and more growth opportunities. However, all things have their obstacles. I will now have higher expectations and more than likely more stress. But I love what I do for a living and I love the company I work for so I am driven to meet those expectations and do well as a Design Engineer. Until that begins I keep doing well where I am at. Until next time.
  10. 3/22/2021 Decided I will at least try to post and check in every seven days or so as only so much happens in a day whereas quite a bit happens in a week. Things are picking back up for me in terms of the in person interaction sphere. Aside from church, I am getting connected in small groups at the church I started attending about a month ago now currently I have at least one in person gathering a week from how things are shaping up. I am quite glad as I was craving in person interaction prior to that. Plus, my birthday is in 2 weeks and I am looking forward to my parents
  11. 3/13/2021 Thank God. Last week was over. It was just one of those really tiring weeks. I lay in bed for a long while and just rested... and it felt really good. Got up, did my weekly chores and listened to news. Listen to music afterwards. In general, i just relaxed. Nothing else one should do on a weekend after doing chores aside from that. Parents are doing well and everything seems to be at a bit of lull, but I am okay with that. 😄 Until next time, folks.
  12. 3/5/2021 Well, time is going by fast. It's already March and thus 1 month before my birthday has arrived. Am 100000% looking forward to it as my parents have informed me that they intend to travel up to where I am for my birthday. I look forward to their company and even more good food. Meanwhile, I am starting to settle down at the new church I started attending and again, it feels good to be around people in person again. I really needed it. That's all there is to report for now. Until next time, peeps.
  13. 2/24/2021 Not been writing much lately as there hasn't been much to report. At least until last weekend. It had been a while since i had any in person contact as cell group was postponed for a while. Went to cell group, ate some REALLY good pasta, had good social time and had a good Bible study. In fact, I had no in person contact for so long, my brain took a bit to adjust to being in a social environment again. Guess that is one of the things about being an introvert. Takes a bit to adjust to social situations after being away for so long. Another thing... I also started atte
  14. 2/11/2021 Well, it's been WAY too long since my last post. Mainly due to having a ton of work to do with work and having to stay up later than usual to get work done. Although I am not getting paid for it, it feels good and a whole lot fulfilling working late instead of playing games late. After all, I did get a good comment from the boss when he noticed me working late during a time he was doing the same. :) The project I am on seems to not be ending as the project engineer seems to have no idea what project scope he wishes to go with (if he even has one to begin with). Plus,
  15. 1/31/2021 Wow, it's the end of January 2021 already. Time is flying by fast. Well, in spite of time going by fast, the days are more or less the same. Maybe it's because its winter and I am inside most of the time due to Northern winters keeping everyone inside. Oh, well. Looking forward to the warmer weather. Aside from work, I've found myself more interested in staying informed and keeping up with the news in past year. In all honesty, when I was still gaming, I never imagined sitting down and listening to talks and podcasts would become a thing. But sure enough it has. And