27 June, 2014
The word "No" tends to escape well-meaning parent's lips too quickly.
I'm not saying whether it's right or wrong. It's the article that's saying that it's somewhat wrong.
"Particularly for teenagers, conversation ceases the moment you blurt out a quick 'No'. By asking permission, they are letting [their parents] into their life and space......"
I'm writing this post because most of us teenagers go through this part of our life. To be honest, that's one of the reasons why I'm a bit socially awkward like I am, but that's a story for another blog post.
By getting the answer "No" every single time they request something, we will hear one of the favourite phrases of teenagers (cue article quote):
[Head of] the youth division in Fei Yue Community Services says: "You hear teenagers telling their friends: 'No need to ask, parents sure say no.', then they go on to do what they like."
This is actually very dangerous as teenagers might go do drugs or something crazy like that.
For more information on how parents should cope with this situation other than just saying "no", check out the article on Star2, Friday 27 June 2014, page 5 (Wow, I'm advertising a newspaper now...)
But let's face it, the power of the answer "No" is huge. Whether if it's from parents, in a "relationship", in a work interview, or even a simple "Can I borrow some money?", if we can overcome it, we can definitely do anything. Not sure if I've done it yet, but hey, that's just my (and the article's) opinion.
Thanks for reading.
21 June, 2014
"Meh... I can just download it from pirate bay."
"But the games that go on sale aren't fun."
"I don't have money."
"I want to buy 'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare'/ 'PvZ: Garden Warfare' / 'Super-Expensive-Games-That-Are-Still-Expensive-In-The-Sale' "
"What in the world is Steam?"
That's what most of the responses I get from my Malaysian friends when I get out of my Anti-Social Shell and try to create a conversation with someone. Which then leaves me awkwardly standing/sitting there having no idea what to talk about next. Well here's what I got to say about those responses.
DISCLAIMER: These opinions are just thoughts of mine. Please forgive me if any disrespect is shown for some people in this matter.
Response #1 : Cracked Games
To be honest, I play cracked games as well. But this is only for those that cost like 50 USD or something that I do not have the ability to pay. I am not teasing anyone for downloading and playing cracked games. However, in my opinion, if (I repeat: IF) you have the ability to pay for a game, why not do it? I mean think about the developers and designers and people who spend weeks, even months creating a game for our entertainment. They need to earn money too. They probably have a wife, children and parents who are in the hospital praying that their son/daughter can pay for their hospital fees by making games. (That might be a little bit hyperbolic, but it might be real.) The Steam Sale is a great opportunity for people to still support developers while not using too much of their money.
Response #2: Games on sale are not fun
Guy, you probably didn't really go through the games that are on sale. Almost EVERY SINGLE GAME on Steam is on sale. Just keep looking through the list and you'll find a game you like. There's also a "Wishlist" function on Steam which let's you sort games you want in order of price.
Oh yeah, there's also gamers who are used to playing their favourite games (Do I really have to list them out? I think I have to or people won't get the idea...) like DOTA/LOL players, COD players, Online-FPS-Games players, the list can go on if I want to. GO CHECK OUT THE WORLD OF GAMING AND STOP BEING AN ANTI-OTHER-GAMES PERSON (It's really ironic right, me being an socially-akward person)
Response #3: Money
If you come from a poor family, then I have no comments. But like I said in Response #1, if you have the ability to buy a game from legal sources, then why not do it?
Response #4: I have no idea how to title this one.
This is somewhat the same as being an anti-other-games-person.
COD:AW isn't even released yet. Heck it doesn't even have a pre-order option. To be honest, I really think COD is HIGHLY OVER-RATED (again, my own opinion.). The franchise has some good games in it, but the "we-must-put-out-a-title-every-year" strategy they are having really kills the mood for me.
PvZ: GW isn't even a Steam game, and it probably won't be.
Response #5: What is Steam...
Really..... Well I'm glad that you don't call yourself a true gamer because if you don't even know or heard of Steam, you can't be one (once again, my own opinion). Steam is basically a "Shop" for people to buy games legally. It's kinda like "Apple App Store" and "Google Play Store" minus the fake apps that are viruses. Steam also provides servers for multiplayer games. If you play cracked games, chances are you can't play multiplayer, which are the highlights of some games. Here's a link to Wikipedia about Steam and the Steam homepage if you want more info.
CLICK HERE TO GO WIKIPEDIA'S PAGE ABOUT STEAM
CLICK HERE TO GO TO STEAM
Well, that was a long one wasn't it? I don't have hopes like "I hope I changed your mind about gaming now" or "I hope you are a different person" or whatever. This is just a post of my opinions, and mine alone. Again, may I clarify: I AM NOT TRYING TO TEASE OR DISRESPECT ANYONE. THESE ARE ONLY MY OPINIONS. I JUST WANT A MEDIUM WHERE I CAN GET THEM OUT OF MY F-ING HEAD SO THAT IT WILL F-ING SHUT UP.
Thank you for reading all that. I really appreciate the support. Really, it makes me happy to know that somewhere, sometime, someone actually read this whole post.
Hey, I bought a new game. Might make a video. Might not. We'll see what happens.
10 June, 2014
09 June, 2014
|Java Mee :D|
In Malaysia (or other Asian countries, I don't really know.), there's a dish named Jawa Mee, or Jawanese Noodles. It's really tasty if you ask me, but I'm talking about another Jawa. A Jawa that is spelled "Java".
If you had to ask, Java is a programming language like C++ and Python and Lua and....I got nothing else. It's used in a lot of software and games, in my case Minecraft. I'm trying my best in making a modpack here but Java keeps blocking my freaking way!
I'm getting "NullPointerException" and "ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException" and "NoClassDefFoundError" and "ClassNotFoundException" and "RubinIsGoingCrazyException" and all sort's of crashes. (The last one's not really real :D )
For those who don't speak Programming, the quoted things in the previous paragraph are "errors" or "exceptions" or "crashes" or "messages that tell you something is wrong" or "if you still don't understand what the quoted things are you need to learn English. NOW."
How I wish I can have a great bowl of Jawa/Java Mee right now... I can freaking throw it towards the computer.
Hey. Anyone want to learn Lua? I know I want to.
08 June, 2014
You know, sometimes it's just boredom. My mind just hates being idle when it does not want to. Things start running through my head, including things I really don't want to think about.
So here I am, lying on my bed, correcting every mistake Swype is doing and writing a post that no one would probably care and read, trying to not have a mental breakdown.
Just the story of my life, really.
And some people wished they were me. Yeah, good luck coping with my mental health.