Thursday, 15 December 2016

OMG! Pokémon Go

OMG! Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go was a short lived fad in Aug 2016. I read about it on the internet and hoped it wouldn't affect me, and when I was in a public park in Rayong I noticed something strange:


About 100 people, sitting on both sided of the road on curbstone or mocy, and each of them playing with their mobile. Then it dawned on me this must be Pokémon Go, confirmed by a look at some screens. 

The craze must have taken such forms that signs prohibiting Pokémon Go were erected, here one on James Bond island:


and elsewhere, even in the most inappropriate places: If you are a fun loving sociopath, the trending place to play Pokemon Go is now the Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
http://privatetye.weebly.com/breaking-news/-a-really-sick-place-to-play-pokemon-go

Worldwide, people got injured or even killed while playing Pokémon Go https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pokémon_Go and I missed a fuck:



(sorry for not meeting on that day as agreed earlier)

Even educated Thai friends posted their scores on facebook multiple times per day. 

At least the song is quite nice:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KE3iCquVSQQ

Now after three months (Sep-Nov 2016) without hearing anything about Pokémon Go, I am relieved to declared it gone.

Language note:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pokémon
The name Pokémon is the romanized contraction of the Japanese brand Pocket Monsters (ポケットモンスター Poketto Monsutā?)....
 "Pokémon" is identical in both the singular and plural, as is each individual species name; it is grammatically correct to say "one Pokémon" and "many Pokémon", as well as "one Pikachu" and "many Pikachu".
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JSL_romanization 
JSL indicates the pitch accent of each mora. A vowel with an acute accent (´) denotes the first high-pitch mora, a grave accent (`) marks the last high-pitch mora, and a circumflex (ˆ) marks the only high-pitch mora in a word. 

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