The Addicted Gamers

So, there was this library I used to visit every once in a while.

For around a month, I used to go there daily. I wasn’t going to the quite floor. Instead, I preferred open discussion kind of place.

It was good for a while, but, once I started getting more accustomed to place, I started noticing my surrounding environment.

For particular time of the day, it would become full of gamers.

They’d come. Setup their laptop. Be so excited about the free time window they got between their lectures. Plug in their headphones and start playing.

Some would get so frustrated if they lose or something undesirable happens in their games. They’d feel like they lost part of their life.

I went there again after around four months.

I found the same gamers with same setup, same excitement, same games and same addiction.

Things didn’t change.

To be honest, for a while, I also used to play lot of games back in my undergraduate days. Then, I got bored and now games don’t interest me that much. I wish to develop/code some basic mobile games, but I don’t think I, myself, would play them.

Back to what I feel about these gamers.

I feel sad.

I feel they are as addicted to their games as a smoker would be to cigarettes and drinkers to alcohol.

I didn’t know why people get so lost inside their gaming world when I used to be that guy back in college. But, I know that now and I wish I knew it back then.

It has got something to do with built in music in their games.

Yes.

The game development companies invest good amount of money in sound design part of the game.

They make it a hypnotizing music. A music which would take you in deep level of concentration and possibly make you feel unaware about your surrounding.

Do nothing but just play that god damn game for whole day long, just because of this music.

You don’t know it consciously, but your sub-conscious does.

That’s why you don’t like it when someone interrupts you while you are gaming.

I came to know about this thing because I use concentration music as my rescue when I need it most. I am a fan of concentration music. I mentioned it in one of my vlog (MY CONCENTRATION HACK) as well.

If you go on YouTube or SoundCloud, and search for concentration music, you’d find music compilation of same music used in world’s popular video games like Project IGI, Battlefield, Call of Duty etc.

Sometimes knowing the cause of addiction helps in getting rid off that addiction.

So, if you are an addicted gamer, this is the reason why you are addicted.

If you are not, share it with your friend who is addicted.

Feeling Awesome After Visiting Gandhinagar in Gujarat, India

Note Before You Start This: I just logged into my Evernote (a cloud based digital diary you can say) and found many of my old writings which I used to write before I started this site. I write stuff when I am getting bored, feeling frustrated, looking for answers to difficult questions about life, feeling happy, tensed, depressed, low etc. Writing helps me in reducing anxiety all the time. I think those short stories, experiences, and everything totally deserves to be on this site. That being the reason, I will publish all of them from time to time in the form of different posts. I hope you will like it. 


I don’t know, today I feel amazing. I wish every day should be like this. I really really feel awesome and I have no idea why it is so.

I left Gandhinagar after 5 days of chilling. Was lucky enough to meet two of my best buddies from school time. Had a great time with both of them. Recalling old experiences and memories was ultimate fun.
In my initial two days, I wasn’t feeling that good because the hangover of the stuff which happened back at Surat was still there and it was all over my mind. Not letting me be ‘thoughtless’ even for a while.
But, then the wisest decision I made. Cutting myself off from WhatsApp. Well, I did not literally uninstall WhatsApp but instead of that, I went with more amazing way. Not turning the Wifi on on my mobile which also cut me off from other useless sticky, shitty things in mobile. I totally loved it and still loving it. Of course, I won’t let it be like this forever. But, it helped me a lot. I feel recovered.
And, I am glad enough that I did it. I recovered myself. I feel awesome now and I wish that I will be like this when I reach home. I missed home very much but on the other hand, I loved Vidyanagar, Oops sorry! Gandhinagar very much. I don’t know all the time my tongue slips and I end up speaking Vidyanagar instead of Gandhinagar. It totally reminded me Vidyanagar. Totally.!! I think they both are same, just latitude and longitude on the map are different. Otherwise the people, the way of living, everything is same.
All and all, that time was worth it and my this visit to Gandhinagar would be unforgettable experience throughout the life and something which I would like to experience again…….if time permits!!
Location: In bus, going back to Surat from Gandhinagar
Time: 1:35 pm to 2:12 pm, September 19, 2016
After: Feeling recovered and awesome for no particular reason
And, Yes! I am regular on Instagram, Facebook and SnapChat to put the stories and photos of the awesome places I explore in Canada and North America.

Winter Jacket

I just landed safely in Windsor and it’s beautiful. It’s freezing cold here. It’s fun as winter is my favorite season but also sometimes it becomes unbearable.

However, if you wear lots of things then you will at least be able to bear the things and keep yourself alive.

Be that as it may, I am here to share my another story.

So, Yesterday, I went to registrar’s office to get my enrollment letter.

A lady named Rachel processed my enrollment letter. She is Indian. After giving me my letter. One small conversation took place as she noticed Surat, India in my address.


She: So when did you arrive?

Me: Yesterday night.

She: (Seeing me wearing lots of winter gear) Oh! You must be feeling cold. Eh?

Me: Yes. I do. Even after wearing 5 layers. I am still feeling too cold.

She: Yes. Just keep yourself warm. I know it would be a bit tough to adjust in this weather. But keep yourself as warm as possible. And don’t catch fever or something. Otherwise, it would be really bad for you.

Me: Yes ma’am. I will. Thanks for your suggestions. I really appreciate it.

She: Ok. Here you go. This is your enrollment letter. I have updated your address to your local address as well which wasn’t updated before. Have a good day.

Me: Thanks. You too.


I went back to home.

During the night, I received one email with subject being ‘Winter Jacket’. Something like this…


Hello Unnit,

This is Rachel from the Registrar’s Office. I processed your enrollment letter. If you like I have a brand new jacket at home that I can bring it for your use if you need it. Please let me know.


Seeing this email, I thought about how polite and kind people of this country are.

I replied…


Hello Rachel Ma’am,

Yes, with the help of that letter, I got the SIN Number and your help is appreciated.

And for that Jacket, Yes, definitely it would be a great help if you can land it till I get the new one. It’s literally freezing here.

Regards,
Unnit Metaliya


Got a reply….


Good morning Unnit,

I have the jacket with me. Either you can collect it from my office or I can bring it over sometime today. Not sure about the time.

Rachel Philipose


I went to her office around evening…

After seeing me…


She: Oh Good to see you.

Me: You too ma’am.

She: Please come with me.

(She took me inside her office from the desk.)

She: Wear it.

I did.

She: Perfect. You can keep it with yourself. No need to return it. No need to buy a new one.

The jacket is very warm and perfect for Winter. Canadian Winter.

Me: Thank You very much, ma’am. I really appreciate this. Which part of India are you from?

She: South

Me: That’s great.

Me: Okay. So I am going to bring some sweets for you tomorrow which my mom packed for me. Please don’t deny that.

She: Smiled. Sure. ?


Just a second day in Canada and I already started seeing humanity everywhevery timetime.

I have heard many good things about Canada. And I am glad to tell you that, I am seeing and experiencing more than that.

Too polite and kind people.

Just a beginning. More to experience.

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Day 30/30

Day 30 of Unnit Metaliya's Challenge

Done! 😀

What an amazing journey it was!

I truly wonder how fast one month can pass! Or should we say 8.33% of year?

Trust me, I have tried and made many resolutions and challenges and gave up at halfway. I really feel glad about this challenge as it did not end up just like that.

If you have read all the posts from Day #0 then you might have sensed that this challenge was a roller coaster ride for me. Yes, the challenge had a rough terrain at some point and sometimes it seemed hard to make it at 5:00 a.m. On the other side, there were some days when it was total cakewalk to wake up.

The easiest part of this challenge was decision. Do you wonder what was the hardest part? It was EXECUTION! Because, hey, decisions don’t take any effort, execution do! A lot of it!

I would say these 30 days were most amazing 30 days of this year for me. I did many things in past 30 days. I visited many places and met many people. I learnt and accomplished many things. Only because all the days were having discipline and productivity.

You don’t realize but in just 30 days, many things can happen.

Meeting some friends after such a long time, visiting school after such a long time, doing work, establishing new business relationships, visiting banks, hanging out with buddies, visiting hospital, getting parking ticket, receiving offer letter, helping friends, getting trolled and countless other things happened in these thirty days.

There were some days in which I was lacking time and there were some days as well in which I was feeling deadly bored. There were some days in which I felt like I want to go outside when I was working and there were some days in which I felt like I want to go back home and get my hands on PC to complete the work when I was chilling outside. But, I did according to priorities and circumstances.

Now, let’s talk about the four things which I wanted to achieve with this challenge.

Is Self-Discipline There Now?

Yes, 100%.

Gone are the days when I would go to sleep too late and wake up like king at any time I wish. Stretch the whole nights and literally waste the day because of laziness. There is system in my daytime now. And I feel pleasure to follow that.

A couple of people (critics!) came and suggested not to force myself to do something like this and I should live in moment and enjoy the present and blah blah jibber jabber! Well, I have two words for you which I won’t write here. Take care by the way.

I have encountered both kinds of people: Night Owls & Early Risers. To best of my observation, those who wake up too late have almost no purpose and no meaning for their life. It’s like they sleep, eat, chill and repeat. Early risers on the other hand have discipline, determination, higher goals and motivation to achieve more in their life. Mornings are magical!

Do You Procrastinate Now?

Amm… Will it be okay if I answer that question tomorrow!? ( That was a PJ! 😆 )

To be honest, yes I do.

Killing procrastination totally from ground zero is not a small deal at all. It’s a serious disease.

However, I would say that the scenario is a lot better than before. Earlier, I used to procrastinate, procrastinate, procrastinate, procrastinate, pro… and do or don’t do as I would reach the peak where there would not be any need of doing anything. Now, it’s like procrastinate, procrastinate and do. Isn’t that better than before? No, it’s not. It should be like “Do It Now”. I am working on it.

What About Most Important Thing First?

Yeah, there were some days in which I had to get indulged into some activities right after waking up which weren’t that important for day. But, again circumstances and priorities as I said earlier.

And Self-Satisfaction?

Again 100%.

Now, I naturally feel drowsiness in my eyes before I go to sleep unlike the days before this challenge in which I had to struggle with bed to get a sleep just for the sake of it. That ain’t case anymore. So yeah, self-satisfaction can be ticked off totally.

What makes me feel more pleased is few people getting motivation from this challenge and starting their own. Some of them quitted at halfway and some are on their way. It’s awesome!

So, that was the last post for the series of this 30 Days challenge.

From tomorrow onward, there will be no posts related to this challenge. However, I will try and come up with some awesome stuff for you in near future for sure. I ain’t going anywhere. Just keep looking this space.

It was such an amazing ride with you world and thank you very much for your support.

Dream Big! Work Hard! Stay Humble! Listen Everyone! Follow Instinct!

Good Bye.

Day 29/30

Day 29 of Unnit Metaliya's Challenge

Happy New Year People! 😀

(Don’t roll your eyes after thinking that new year comes on 01/01! I am talking about new year of Hindu people—the people who believes in The God Rama 🙂 )

Not only me but my whole family woke up too early today as it was new year.

The day began with taking blessings from parents and wishing and greeting the new year to cousins and closed ones.

The overall day involved taking/making phone calls for new year wishes, replying to copy-pasted emotionless messages by our copy-pasted emotionless message, eating sweets, napping the whole afternoon off etc.

After taking the afternoon nap, I was sited in veranda and was thinking that how fast years come and go. Normal human has got around 70-80 years (yeah thanks to junk we eat and exercise we don’t do! 🙄 ) with himself/herself and it doesn’t take long for 1 year to pass by.

So, take a look back to the past year and think about what significant you have done in past year and make a look forward to this new year and think about what significant you are going to do in this year. And I wish you all the very best for that.

Around evening, I was getting so bored as I had nothing to do. Well, I have pending projects but I made myself take a break on this day. So to kill that boredom, I picked one book – Paper Money by Ken Follett from my collection and read half of it in one go. The book’s plot has took interesting turn and hopefully I will complete it in couple of days.

Here’s a glimpse of my collection by the way..

Book Collection of Unnit Metaliya

After that, I received best troll-come-call of the year from one of my friend’s aunt for wishing Happy New Year. Aunt is such an amazing person and her place is our by-default hangout place. We haven’t talked on phone ever so she might have thought to troll me by continuously asking about some Rekhaben and pretending that she had cold fight with her lately and wants the matter to get sorted out. I lost 5.3 kg of my weight explaining her that there’s no Rekhaben on this side and you have dialed wrong number.

Now, here I sensed that, there’s someone who knows me on the other side of the phone and just trying to troll me. The conversation lasted bit longer and then after getting few hints, I figured it out that it’s my friend’s aunt and it then got followed by laughter from both the side. Troll Successful! 😆

Life Lesson: Never be ignorant or arrogant freak with unknown numbers! There can be anyone respectable on the other side who just wants to pull your leg sometimes. Be Aware!

And around late evening before calling it a night, as usual, I spent some quality time with family and had some talks and laughs.

Overall, the day was amazing!

Tomorrow’s the grand finale!

See You There! 😎


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