Coffee Chat With: Figu (the Author)

Welcome to Figugaming! 

First of all, thank you for stopping by at my playground! 🙂

A small introduction — I’m Figu (that’s my nickname), short for my ingame name Figurra/Figurynna. Outside of the virtual world, I’m a Project Manager in a Game Production studio and Freelance Writer for other side projects. I live in Malaysia and most of the time, I’m just that introverted hermit crab hiding in her cave haha!

What is This Space About?

In this blog, I’ll be sharing some of my thoughts, reviews and favorites particularly related to games, collectibles, books, arts, philosophy and fandoms (mostly Star Wars, Witcher, RPGs). I’m also looking to connect with like-minded readers, passionate gamers and hobbyists out there, so we can sneak into our secret hideout to exchange our interests and game together. Wouldn’t that be awesome?

Why I Started This Blog?

Honestly, it actually started from a small home, my instagram. My first intention was to create a space for my hobbies (also to remember stuff that I bought before) and then slowly… it grows. It’s also that 2:00am brain that prompted me to keep my blogs as ‘legacy’ — something to remember me by when I’m no longer here on Earth

So here it is, my second blog was born:

  • The name figugaming (I usually called it as ‘FG‘) signify the chill-and-fun side of my life. 
  • The top banner is an oil painting of a knight wandering through the dark mountains (from artist: Yuri_B) which kinda represents my solo-life-journey-and-soul-searching-thing in reality.
  • The header Dark Council Of Life, The Universe and Gaming was inspired by Star Wars and the classic sci-fi masterpiece, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

Now, Let’s Go Time Travel! 

Buckle up tight as I’ll be taking you to the childhood era until the day I wrote this post.  

Back when I was a kid (most Malaysian kiddos born in the 80s will know these) and when video games weren’t really a thing, I played random games like ‘Tutup Botol’, ‘Batu Seremban’, Tamiya kits, playcards, board games and many more.

In school, I wasn’t really good at sports, so I joined more of the brain-challenged stuff like Literature, Chess and Computer clubs. I spent most of my childhood grounding in my neighbor’s house just because they have awesome retro consoles and old computer bundled with MiRC and pirated games (ah, the stone age era of Dial Up internet!).

I also hogged my sister’s old chonky, squarish Macintosh, sneaked into her game folders in the dark when everyone was sleeping and built my armies in The Sims, Dino Tycoons, Red Alert C&C and more. My sister studied in the US, and when she returned home for a visit, she brought few handheld games and retro games like Western Bar, Game & Watch and so on.  

When I was 15, I got my first Nintendo Gameboy, which was a gift from my dad for good achievements in school. Few years later, I built my first PC when I studied in college. You can say, my love for games and books started when I was at a very young age, but when I started studying in Uni until my third job, I seldom dived into them. Adulthood had led me into several incidents of mid-life crisis and depression until to a point I lost interest in my old hobbies and passion.

Long story short, now that I have reached almost 40 decades of life, I started to rebuild my life slowly and set out to reconnect with my younger self once again. I’m reigniting the passion and learning to appreciate all the experiences. It was never an easy journey, but hey, now I am back here doing what I love – reading, writing and gaming!

It’s never too late right?

I’ll write more soon. Meantime, hit that subscribe button and I’ll see you in the next chapters. May the Force be with You! 😀

>> Checkout my workstation and gaming setup

>> Let’s connect! I’m also on: Instagram Youtube | Flickr | Steam | PSN (figurynna)

my current battlestation (also my hermit cave)


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