Daily Prompt : Can’t Get Enough – Addiction

Daily Prompt: Can’t Get Enough

by michelle w. on October 9, 2013

Have you ever been addicted to anything, or worried that you were? Have you ever spent too much time and effort on something that was a distraction from your real goals?  Tell us about it.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us ADDICTING.

 via Daily Prompt: Can’t Get Enough.

Below is an exact copy of an old post of mine so appropriate for this topic on Daily Prompt.  That post was posted some couple of months ago and I am still as addicted !

As I was driving to work this morning, the word ADDICTION came into my mind.

the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma.

In simple English, “addiction” is the condition of abnormally dependent on some habit.

 
From personal experience, I must admit I had fallen into the addiction trap.
No, my addiction has not caused me severe trauma but it made me at times as unsociable as a teenager hooked on some iphone, ipad or mac.
How embarrassing !
 
 

It all started innocently when friends from back home asked to share photos and to keep in touch from across the miles.

 

facebook

Once on Facebook, there were many other side attractions.  I saw some delicious candies and clicked on those and then I was Candy Crushed.

CANDYCRUSH

I was candy crushing, here, there and everywhere, night and day to the extent of begging my friends for more.

CANDYLIFE

Then the addiction for candies gave way to fruits.  Day in and day out I was gobbling strawberries, apples, carrots, onions and gathering magic beans in my quest to become a Farm Hero.

1-farm-heroes-saga-on-facebook-2

One day a little voice said to me, “Grow up.  Do something more your age !”

Missing local Asian dramas from back home, I then went searching for some free Asian drama series to watch online.  I settled with Korean dramas not understanding a word of Korean but with the English subtitles, I got hooked in no time !

http://www.viki.com/videos/177636v-immortal-classic-episode-1

koreandrama

The dramas were too addictive.  I watched till the wee hours of the night (morning).

A little voice spoke to me again.  “Do something more productive.”

I had wanted to write my autobiography some time ago and to do something productive would indeed be time to start writing my story.  I searched for a platform for my story and WordPress was the answer.

wordpress

I began my blog, started writing my true life story, told my kids I had started my autobiography but no one seemed interested. I thought of my childhood school friends back home and created a facebook page to link my blog to my facebook. Within a short time, I had every Tom, Dick and Harry not to mention Mary, Jane and Elizabeth visiting.  I easily got hooked again and loaded WordPress on my phone and notification of likes, comments and statistics were at my fingertips.  I went a step further to challenge myself to a Post A Week.

paw2013

For the first week of the challenge, I published four posts when the challenge was a Post A Week. At the momentum I was going, I am more into a Post A Day rather than a Post a Week.

postaday

Now back to the topic.  Addiction is an ongoing process.  You try getting out of one addiction, you move on to the next, you got hooked, you left thinking you could do something more worthwhile, you ended up getting into another addiction and another and another and the trend goes on and on.

In a nutshell, my latest addiction is WordPress.
YES, I am ADDICTED to WordPress.

WordPress the minute I wake up,

WordPress before bedtime,

WordPress checking my phone in the middle of the night,

WordPress the minute I wake up.

WordPress, WordPress, WordPress, WordPress, WordPress, WordPress !
It now seems that my life revolves around WordPress !! WordPress !! WordPress !!

Invitation to visit littlegirlstory Facebook Page

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Invitation to visit littlegirlstory Facebook Page

My blog is my autobiography as most of you already know. More recently I have branched out from writing my life story to share my thoughts, shared photos and posts of all sorts. I have also created a littlegirlstory (Jess Kho’s story) facebook page to share my stories with friends who are on facebook but not bloggers like you and me.

This post is an invite to all blogger friends and readers who are on facebook to please visit my page.  Please click here to visit.  I would greatly appreciate a click before you leave to LIKE my page.  I am hoping to create a community with like-minded friends and link bloggers all over the world to share our common interest, to encourage each of us in our passion for writing.

If you also have a facebook page, please provide the link and I will be visiting you to LIKE your page too.

I love my blog and I love all my blogger friends.  Spread the love around.

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Are we bloggers? What a small world !

This post is specially dedicated to my blogger friend, Mabel Kwong and to my fellow Sarawakian, David Chin.

To read the respective links, please place your mouse and click onto the relevant writeup.

girlwithcomputer

Dear Mabel

I logged into my facebook closed group of local Sarawakians and there looking at me was this article.

Cheap, Cheap Asians. And This Is Why Asians Are Fairly Rich

For a moment, I thought I was logged into my littlegirlstory on WordPress.

My fellow Sarawakian friend and blogger David Chin had shared your article with our group. David is a very experienced blogger and been there years ahead of us all.  I stumbled upon his blog while searching for local New Zealand bloggers and thoroughly enjoyed his stories.  His catchy tagline ‘only one in the whole wide world’ (to go into exile in New Zealand??) drew me to his blog immediately.  Only one in the whole wide world? Probably not quite, David.  This little Borneo girl is another one in the whole wide world to follow your footsteps for better or for worst.

Well, Mabel, we were just commenting last night on my post on Daily Prompt – Secret of Success and what I thought were the three attributes of a successful blogger (my personal view only based on my individual lifestyle and may not be reflective to that of others, of course).  And for me to see your blog in my local group, it just goes to show that we are indeed ‘bloggers’ whether or not we choose to acknowledge.

Please scroll down below the ‘talk’ on your blog in Overseas Sarawakian, a closed facebook group created by David Chin.

With warm regards from your blogger friend
The Little Borneo Girl

David Chin

Cheap, Cheap Asians. And This Is Why Asians Are Fairly Rich
mabelkwong.com
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Addiction

As I was driving to work this morning, the word ADDICTION came into my mind.

the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma.


In simple English, “addiction” is the condition of abnormally dependent on some habit.

From personal experience, I must admit I had fallen into the addiction trap.
No, my addiction has not caused me severe trauma but it made me at times as unsociable as a teenager hooked on some iphone, ipad or mac.  
How embarrassing !

It all started innocently when friends from back home asked to share photos and to keep in touch from across the miles.

facebook

Once on Facebook, there were many other side attractions.  I saw some delicious candies and clicked on those and then I was Candy Crushed.

CANDYCRUSH

I was candy crushing, here, there and everywhere, night and day to the extent of begging my friends for more.

CANDYLIFE

Then the addiction for candies gave way to fruits.  Day in and day out I was gobbling strawberries, apples, carrots, onions and gathering magic beans in my quest to become a Farm Hero.

1-farm-heroes-saga-on-facebook-2

One day a little voice said to me, “Grow up.  Do something more your age !”

Missing local Asian dramas from back home, I then went searching for some free Asian drama series to watch online.  I settled with Korean dramas not understanding a word of Korean but with the English subtitles, I got hooked in no time !

http://www.viki.com/videos/177636v-immortal-classic-episode-1

koreandrama

The dramas were too addictive.  I watched till the wee hours of the night (morning).

A little voice spoke to me again.  “Do something more productive.”

I had wanted to write my autobiography some time ago and to do something productive would indeed be time to start writing my story.  I searched for a platform for my story and WordPress was the answer.

wordpress

I began my blog, started writing my true life story, told my kids I had started my autobiography but no one seemed interested. I thought of my childhood school friends back home and created a facebook page to link my blog to my facebook. Within a short time, I had every Tom, Dick and Harry not to mention Mary, Jane and Elizabeth visiting.  I easily got hooked again and loaded WordPress on my phone and notification of likes, comments and statistics were at my fingertips.  I went a step further to challenge myself to a Post A Week.

paw2013

For the first week of the challenge, I published four posts when the challenge was a Post A Week. At the momentum I was going, I am more into a Post A Day rather than a Post a Week.

postaday

Now back to the topic.  Addiction is an ongoing process.  You try getting out of one addiction, you move on to the next, you got hooked, you left thinking you could do something more worthwhile, you ended up getting into another addiction and another and another and the trend goes on and on.

In a nutshell, my latest addiction is WordPress.
YES, I am ADDICTED to WordPress.

WordPress the minute I wake up,

WordPress before bedtime,

WordPress checking my phone in the middle of the night,

WordPress the minute I wake up.

WordPress, WordPress, WordPress, WordPress, WordPress, WordPress !
It now seems that my life revolves around WordPress !! WordPress !! WordPress !!