Our Lives Have Definitely Changed Since Pokemon GO Was Launched In Malaysia...
1. "What do you wanna eat?"
2. Eggs and their impact on your daily life
3. Topics of conversation
4. Pre- and post-sleep rituals
BEFORE: You can't sleep without checking Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram at least once for updates from nobody in particular. Then you wake up and repeat.
AFTER: You can't sleep without checking Pokemon GO in case some new Pokemon pops up and to spin all the PokeStops within range. Then you wake up and repeat.
5. Driving to places
BEFORE: You used to have Waze - even if you already know the way - to collect points so you have a crown on your avatar.
AFTER: You have Pokemon GO on for the entire journey so you can rack up enough KMs to hatch eggs and maybe collect swag from PokeStops when you're at the traffic light.
6. Going to the gym
7. Going to the park
BEFORE: You don't see any reason to go to the park because it's so HOT and there are SO MANY MOSQUITOES and you might step on dog poo because the grass is too tall etc. etc.
AFTER: You go to the park almost everyday because Pokemon trainers are dropping Lures left, right, and centre. Check out 1 Utama's Central Park on the top-left corner!
8. Running errands on a tight schedule
9. Following your mom to the market in the wee hours of a weekend morning
10. The necessity of power banks
BEFORE: You don't really need one.
AFTER: Crap, Pokemon GO is a battery drainer. You need a fully-charged power bank - and a super powerful one at that - on hand at all times!