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Stop telling people I am a retiree? NEVERWINTER banzai!

Friday, August 10, 2018

Regular readers know that I spend quite a bit of time online gaming.

It is something I enjoy and the fact that it is free to play (F2P) makes it even more attractive for me.

I also enjoy meeting people from all over the world in the game.









Neverwinter has a gaming population that is almost 3 times the size of Singapore's population!

Therefore, the virtual economy is big and very vibrant as we can buy and sell stuff found in our adventures.

Although we can trade with NPCs (i.e. non-player characters), the more interesting and lucrative trades are with other players.


After more than a year gaming, I have had quite a few chats with fellow gamers and I am sharing one here.






Gamer #1:
What do you do in RL?

AK:
I am a retiree.

Gamer #2:
Oh, so are we!

Gamer #1:
Enjoying some good quality time with the grand kids?

AK:
Uh....

Gamer #2:
They grow up so fast!

Gamer #1:
Don't they now?







Do most people assume that retirees are in their 60s or older and probably have grandchildren?

To be fair, I think it is probably not an unreasonable assumption

I now wonder if I should stop telling people I am a retiree?





I mean I was telling people I was unemployed before but I was advised not to do that.

See:
You are not successful unless...

Well, to be more accurate, I am classified by our government as economically inactive and not unemployed.

The Japanese might call me an Otaku or shut-in or N.E.E.T. (i.e. not in employment, education nor training).

The Chinese will call me 
宅男.









I have decided.

I will tell people that I am a full time gamer!

Neverwinter banzai!







Related posts:
1. Wealthy nation cannot retire?
2. AK should be ashamed!

11 comments:

sgdigital said...

You should start a blog about online gaming and tips and tricks etc. It would be fun with your propensity for optimization and conservative method to greatness :)

AK71 said...

Hi sgdigital,

Another blog?

I barely have enough time to spare with all the gaming and anime watching.

If I start a gaming blog, I will have to give up ASSI.

Be careful what you ask for. ;p

Arthur Wang said...

Haaa, I prefer you to stick to ASSI blog. :-)

WGM said...

Hi AK,

You sound like me when I was young. Only wanted to stay at home and play computer games all day. Now I am thinking of working instead. Am I wiser now compared to last time?

AK71 said...

Hi Arthur,

To be quite honest, I don't think I want to start another blog either. :p

AK71 said...

Hi WGM,

I have had enough of the working world, thank you very much. ;p

I will take your share of computer games and you can have my share of work. :D

Ben said...

Hi AK,

People are always hard to satisfy. Just be yourself. I think that this is the best approach and it reflects truely on your self-being. However, having said this approach, I think that it's up to you to decide on how to "package" yourself to the general public.

Ben

AK71 said...

Hi Ben,

Packaging myself?

Sounds like work.

I lazy. :p

AK71 said...

What to do when you have a hole in your backside?

Ben said...

Hi AK,

There is nothing wrong being labelled as “宅男”. In fact, I am honoured to have such term to my credit. Being a “宅男” also means that I have more time to be myself and do some thinking on my own. The opportunity of self thought will enhance my mindset and allow me to have open-minded approach. I read blog. Your blog is one of them. I will make comment if I feel like doing so and contribute my opinions. Such interaction will enable me to explore new horizon of thought. I believe that you would have gained some insight as per ser.

Ben

AK71 said...

Hi Ben,

I will be sure to wear the 宅男 badge with pride. ;)

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