Friday, April 20, 2018

The Only Game I Play Now

The only game I play now is crypto.

The score is how well I do.

I used to play a lot of games. Heck, I think I was a top tier player for some of the games that I played.

I like playing FPS, since it requires way less thinking. I have dabbled is some RTS, but I am terrible, my brain processing is too slow to play on a pro level. I was playing some mobile RPGs too, but after the initial phase, I find them so pointless and meaningless.

Actually, that's the whole problem with playing games. I can dedicate hours to this "craft" and become a top ranked player with a familiar handle that other vets respect and the noobs fear, but what else is there to it? The hours I spent and the achievements I got are not tangible and non-transferrable and are pretty much stuck and locked into the game forever.

Thinking about games like that make them feel quite meaningless from the big picture. Of course, while playing the games, I enjoy myself in those moments. For the other people like me that can waste hours or even a whole day or weekend playing games to realize, "omg what did I just waste all my time on", I think it is quite relatable to feel that games are quite meaningless after a while, especially when considering how much more life can and is about.

So recently, I deleted all my games, save for the one FPS game for me to in indulge in when I get very stressed out. I just like to log in anytime I want, pop into a pub, shoot shit, destress and log out. This is usually played alongside with EDM and trap mixes. Really gets the stress out of your system.

I'm now re-focusing my life so that I can better allocate the most important finite resource that we all have to deal with - time.

With my crypto knowledge plateuing and 95% of new projects being total shit, crypto has strangely allowed me a breather and has stopped consuming the bulk of my life. With my excellent positions, I'm not worried about crypto. I'm in it for the long, fat, massive gains anyway. These short term moves are all just noise and opportunity to pick up some cheap crypto if you already don't have a position.

And with crypto almost completely replacing my entire financial syllabus, I don't need to worry about much else. Stocks? Probably won't ever touch it again. SSB? Good way to help my low-risk parents zhng their FD returns. Bonds? SG has such shit retail bonds, it's not worth the effort. Perp bonds, preference shares? Same thing. SRS, CPF VC? At the rate I'm going, I'm retiring before 40. Insurance? Pretty much done and settled for life.

What's left? Bank accounts and credit cards to zhng interest rate and maximum cashback? Meh, I just do whatever is easy and low-stress for me now. I hate hitting monthly spending minimums. I cancelled all my cards. I'm back to just using my POSB Passioncard as my EZ Link and my OCBC 365 card, which is getting an average of 3-4% monthly cashback on my spending. Coupled with OCBC 360, I get a pathetic return on my bank balance of 1.85%. Most of my liquid cash is actually in the Citibank Maxigain account which is spitting out 2% with me doing diddly shit. I would strongly recommend people to open up and use a Citibank Maxigain account for emergency funds savings.

With crypto being my only focus with regards to investments, and crypto getting easier and easier for me, alongside the rest of my personal finances getting so streamlined - because I frankly don't give a shit anymore - life is becoming much more simpler for me.

Some people like fancy and complicated lives.

I like simple stuff.

Because I'm a simple man.

(some might say also with a small peanut brain)

Things don't need to be so complicated for me, especially for the big picture.

I'll be taking things easy from here on out. One of the things that I've come to realize is that, what's the point of having all this money if I'm not going to spend it enjoying the things that I like?

Lucky for me, since I'm a simple man, most of the things I enjoy are relatively inexpensive and easily attainable stuff.

Spending time with people I cherish. Making them happy. Looking after myself, physically and mentally. Learning new things. Challenging myself. Travelling when I start to feel stifled. Eating delicious food ever so often. Giving back once in a while.



What needs to be rushed? Other than work deadlines, nothing, really.

I think I might be reaching peak "I Don't Give a Shit" enlightenment very soon.

This post makes it sound like I'm retiring from blogging, but I can assure you that I'm not - yet. One of the things that I really quite do enjoy is blogging and getting out all these thoughts into writing. It is strangely therapeutic for me, and hopefully amusing, entertaining and maybe even educational for you.

Plus, I can't retire just yet until my crypto portfolio is worth millions, because I need to pleasure myself by annoying the shit out of all the haters.

Here's to me living the simple crypto life, and enjoying the hell out of it.


  1. Glad that you too are enjoying the simple things in life. Any tips on books or resources to improve one's knowledge in crypto and blockchain technology that you have come across? Thanks and keep going =)

    1. There are only a handful of books about crypto and blockchain. The best place to go to increase both knowledge and SKEPTICISM (a grossly lacking skill) is on reddit and crypto twitter. Books as a medium are not fast enough to keep up with the rapid pace of development and changes.

    2. Thanks! Any twitter accounts that you would recommend?

  2. Trying to get into Crypto but not sure how. Would you be able to share your knowledge in this? Thanks!


      Some stuff are outdated, so do your own research for what's new, but I think this would point you in a relatively good direction.

  3. Thank again for your post on eth, I ave price of 380 by btfd, since it hit 6K plus i hv been buying eth and 2 other altcoin. I think by 10K i would hv accomplish and recycle half from stock into coin.God bless you.


    1. I was lucky this round to buy more at near to the low point when btc was trading around some 6k plus. I think 10k btc coming fast.



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