resolution

No resolutions from me

“2011: For New Year’s Eve” by crybringer

This is it then, gals and guys: the end of another year. In just a few hours, we’ll be waving goodbye to that unlucky number and will realize that the invention of the hoverboard is only just a year away (at least according to Back to the Future 2). We will drink, eat and dance our way through the night, as fireworks light up the sky and optimistic resolutions leave our mouths.

It’s funny, isn’t it? We humans decided that a year is an amount of time worthy to be celebrated, and our ancestors were convinced that loud noises would drive away any bad spirits. Once we’ve counted to 365. we decide to get ourselves a nice hangover and start all over again. It’s like we have this need for a fresh once in a while, as millions of people set their goals for 2014.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for celebrating New Year’s, and it will be the exact thing I’ll do tonight. But before I’m off to get buzzed and filled with all kinds of unhealthy stuff, I just wanted to let you guys know I’m not a man of New Year’s resolutions. You won’t see me writing here about what I want to do in 2014, just because we changed a three into a four in our calendars. What I’m here for then, is to tell you that I’ll keep doing what I’m doing even next year, and I’m happy to have you there with me.

Expect new posts, expect gaming criticsm, expect opinions about nerdy things, expect articles about health for us geeks, expect randomness, expect my permanent ambition to improve, expect maybe a visual change or two…but most of all: expect the Chindividual in 2014. Trust me, I’ll expect each and everyone of you, too.

With that being said, be off and make the sky sparkle tonight!

Happy 2014!

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Geek Jitsu – how I became a healthy nerd

Welcome to the first installment of Geek Jitsu, the column on this blog about keeping yourself healthy and fit while living your dice-rolling, mouse-clicking geeky lifestyle. In this column, which will be published every Wednesday, I will do my best to share my knowledge about healthy living with you.

Before we get started, I want to make one thing very clear: I am not an educated health specialist. I do not have a single degree in biology, anatomy, healthcare, dietetics or any other related topic. The knowledge that I’ll share with you in this column comes from my own experience and from what people and literature has told me. Talking about experience, why don’t I start with telling you about my own path so far.

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My gaming 2012 and a look into the future

While the teenagers from my neighbourhood are busy blowing everything up with fireworks,  I sit inside my apartment and ponder about what a great year 2012 was. I achieved my bachelor’s degree, immediately found a job and met a totally fantastic girl. I’m physically healthier than ever before, and more confident than I was ever in my life. I don’t want to sound arrogant, but 2012 was pretty much my year.

Personal achievements were not the only thing that made 2012 glorious. From a gaming point of view, the past year has been freaking fantastic as well. In this post, I want to honour digital and tabletop titles that made my year.

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