Gazett tt . e MAGAZINE
VOL.10 ISSUE.1 AUGUST 2017 (1st SEMESTER 2017)
THE ENGLISH PROGRAM FOR TALENTED STUDENTS
PATUMWAN DEMONSTRATION SCHOOL
BY>> 1. WORAJATE WILAIWONGSA (WILL - 4/331)
THE EVOLUTION OF ADDICT
2. NACHAPON RATSAMEEDARA (TAN - 4/330)
VOL . 10 ISSUE.1 AUGUST 2017
(1st SEMESTER 2017)
HELLO, HELLO !
It's the start of a fresh, new school year, and we're
all up to a ton of new challenges and obstacles 3
waiting for us to face and overcome. Moving from
one room to another means you've all grown up COVER STORY : ADDICTION
another full year, and time sure flies fast. These new
obstacles may seem difficult at first, but in the end 5
we'll all adjust to them in our own ways and get TELL ME MORE : ADDICTION Vs. OBSESSION
comfortable with them just like the past years. It
may seem like a huge task at first, but by properly 7
managing time and being responsible, things will
flow more easily than expected. CREATIVE WRITING : FOREVER AND A DAY
This points out the issue's main topic: addiction. 11
Addiction has become an increasingly concerning ADVISE CORNER : HOW TO PREVENT GAME
problem nowadays. Whether it's an addiction to ADDICTIONS
drugs, games, or phones, too much of them can
cause serious harm. What's worse is that many 13
people succumb to addiction, completely letting go
of all other responsibilities. To us students, this can BOOK GEEK : GEEK GIRL
cause our assignments to pile up and in the end we 14
will not be able to finish our work in time. Hence, in
this issue, we will, together, find a way to reduce
the addictive behaviours that can impede our GEAR & GADGETS : APPLICATION FOR
schedules. If we can abstain from addictive things,
our lives will surely get a whole lot easier
It's a start of a new school year, and there are many
aspects to adapt to, whether it's more work, new EDITORS
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teachers, or harder content. However no matter
how hard things may seem, if we have discipline
retrain from time consuming addictions, I'm sure COVER
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"Oh, stop being so
addicted to your
" I'm an addict now."
These are just a few phrases we
have been hearing throughout our
daily conversations more and more
often each day. But while people
utter the word so often, have we
actually mastered the concept of
“addiction" yet? Do we fully
understand what it is to be addicted
before prejudicing someone as an
What is addiction? Simply defined,
addiction is the need for something
that' s not for basic survival. It's not
just drugs that people get addicted
to, is often misunderstood. People
also get addicted to things as
common and widespread as social
media, cartoons, and mobile phones.
Simply stated, addiction is to need a
In most cases, addiction starts from
the feeling of wanting to escape
from something, maybe from reality,
problems or negative feelings. People
who have an addiction might not be
brave enough to face it and avoid
these things by getting addicted to
something else. they are fun, what is it about game that make them
Games are one of the most addictive things in today's so fun? Well, it's the sense of accomplishment and
digital world. We might get addicted to games because triumph. If we win something, we get praised and
/ COVER STORY
STORY BY>> 1. ARCHANYA ROJVATUNYU (NOODEE - 3/341)
2. PREEYAKORN -BANGMO (BEAUTY - 3/342)
DRAWING BY >> JIRATCHAYA PUAPORNPONG (ING - 3/341)
are like cushions
that car ry our
However, it might
not be as ravishing
as it may seem to
depend on these
us like our friends and family.
Lots of people are addicted to anime, a
Japanese cartoon. They are happy in the
world of imagination and creativity that
is never real. They long for approval,
adventure or anything that can fulfill
them. Some even choose to marry
fictional characters rather than real
How about those that judge their own
value based on social media? They don't
receive acceptance from others, so
their lives depend almost solely on
media. The very media that is luring us
into a deceptive reverie that pulls us
away from who we really are.
“It's okay. There are people who are
still interested in me."
These addictions are like cushions that
carry our heart.
However, it might not be as ravishing as
it may seem to depend on these
addictions. True, they give us happiness,
but they will never be permanent. We
still live in this world, and together, we
admired, replacing what we don't have in reality. We can all face and step across problems and negativities
might get a new community, but in turn we might with a firm heart.
forget who we really are and who genuinely cares for
When we come to the terms addiction "unhealthy" here means that action or thought
and obsession, many people mistake them as the is too frequent. It may affect the individuals
same thing, while actually, they are two mentally, physically, or both.
completely different terms. These two terms are Another significant similarity is that
often misunderstood as the same context these aren't always bad. It's ironic to perceive
because many people do not know the this since we just explained it as unhealthy, but
definitions of them. To briefly explain the terms, what we mean here now is that it is fine to have
addiction is frequent action they enjoy partaking, a slight obsession or addiction to something. It
whilst obsession is the frequent thought of helps keep individuals motivated.
something, or feeling the necessity of doing the Now that the similarities have been
same exact thing. Of course, these terms are only stated, we will be moving on to the differences
used when those actions or thoughts are of each. These will be about the conditions of
unhealthily recurrent. these terms individually.
Before learning of the differences, you Addiction is a condition that results
should know the similarities first. As of a fore when a person ingests a substance (e.g., alcohol,
mention, it has been stated that these terms are cocaine, nicotine) or engages in an activity (e.g.,
only used when they are at an unhealthy level. gambling, sex, shopping) that can be pleasurable
Now, let us go deeper into the details. The term but the continuation of which becomes
/ TELL ME MORE
STORY BY>> 1. SIRADA LIMWONGSE (TONPAI - 3/341)
2. THITTIYA PRAPINVANICH (FERN - 3/342)
3. PACHARASORN THUMMACHOTE (LUKSORN - 3/342)
PICTURE BY>> PUNNAPA - SUVIMOLPAN ( PUN - 3/342)
compulsive and interferes with ordinary imbalances the individuals who suffer severe
responsibilities and concerns, such as work, conditions. It gives them anxiety and makes
relationships, or health. People who have them unable to process information with focus,
developed an addiction may not be aware that since it dilates all the individuals’ attention to a
their behavior is out of control and is causing certain subject. At its worst, it may even cause
problems for themselves and others. depression.
However, most addictive behavior is not related For better understanding, maybe a scenario will
to either physical tolerance or exposure. People help. The situation is that the individual spends
commonly use drugs, gamble, or shop time every week to go gambling, spending
compulsively in reaction to being stressed, approximately $10 on lottery tickets.
whether or not they have a physical addiction. If the individual has an obsession, that
On the other hand, obsession is the individual would go to the same store, on the
frequent thought of something or someone. In same day, with the same numbers. It would not
psychological terms, it is the inability of a person matter to the person what the results are; it
to stop thinking about a particular topic or would only matter that the actions are done the
feeling a certain emotion without a high amount same way. Whilst if the individual has addiction,
of anxiety. Like stated before, it can function he or she would carelessly spend an entire day
positively if it is controlled appropriately. The dreaming on how the money would be spent,
people who suffer from this condition will do what will be bought, and who would benefit
the same things over and over again even if the from the winnings.
results prove them ineffective. It is therefore important to learn the differences
The downside of obsession is that it and make out addiction from obsession, as these
terms are often used interchangeably in daily
life, but in a misleading context. Differing these
"Addiction is a condition that two words will help us all not only to understand
results when a person ingests a what they actually mean, but to understand
substance, on the other hand, those people who have to go through them at
obsession is the inability of a a much better level.
person to stop thinking about a
particular topic or feeling a certain
emotion without a high amount of
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STORY BY>> 1. SIKANANYA KUNTANARUMITKUL ( YUKYIK - 1/343)
2. AMINTA PERMPOONWIWAT ( AIM - 1/343)
3. THANACHPORN PERMBHUSRI (BEAM - 1/343)
4. NAYADA ARNUPAVATHAM (EMMY - 1/343)
18th July, 2017 19th July, 2017
“Oh my god!" screamed Milly, “A new makeup set?! I Lilly couldn't contain her excitement as she ripped
love you guys soo much!" open the wrapping for her birthday present. It was
obviously wrapped in aquamarine blue and the box
It was Milly's birthday, and she was thrilled. No, she was itself was no bigger than her hand. After tearing all
ecstatic. Everything was perfect. Her parents had the wrapping away, she closed her eyes. She breathed
thrown her a huge birthday party at their five-star in and out. Yesterday was one of her best friend's
hotel, in addition to giving her a new make-up set. birthday, and she had gotten what she had wished
Milly would accept only the best of the best, and if she for. Consequently, Lilly was hoping that she too, would
didn't get what she wanted, she would be bawling get what she desired most. She slowly opened her
her eyes out. Literally. But the crisis was averted, so eyes and they immediately lit up at the sight before
everything went well. In the end, Milly had the best her.
time with her two best friends, Lilly and Philly, whose
birthdays were coincidentally the next few days. “An iPhone 8! Sweet! But… it hasn't been released yet,
7 Her parents looked at each other then chuckled.
/ CREATIVE WRITING
into singing “Happy Birthday". She was still shocked,
but when the song was over, her two best friends, Lilly
and Philly rushed towards her and hugged the life out
“Aww… Thanks guys," coaxed Philly,
“Philly, dear," Her dad went on, “We have a little surprise
for you. Come on down."
Confused, Philly turned towards her friends for
reassurance. They nodded for her to go down and
she did. Boy, was she surprised. Right in the middle of
her living room, sat the best thing ever: a Playstation 4.
Her jaw immediately dropped to the floor as her eyes
raked over the beauty.
“The- this- it's awesome, dad. Tha- thank y-you, both of
Mr and Mrs.Smith smiled as their daughter crept to
her birthday present and gently ran her fingers over it,
as if she was scared it was going to break.
Philly dropped to her knees and her eyes were as wide
as saucers. She smirked, then cried as loud as she
could: “Best birthday ever!"
Unbeknownst, to the girls themselves, their lives had
changed on their seventeenth birthday. For better or
for worse, their lives would never be the same again.
24th August, 2017
First Day of Term
“Don't worry, pumpkin. I might've pulled some strings." “Hiya, people! So we all know today's the first day of
term right? Anyway, I'm ready to rock this new school
Lilly blinked as reality hit. She just got the newest year!" exclaimed Lilly.
iPhone which hasn't even been released for her
birthday! Best parents ever! She was expecting a new She was currently "Live" on Instagram, talking to her
phone. But this… this wasn't what she expected. It 394k followers.
exceeded everything she had hoped for and she
knew, that she was the luckiest girl that day. “Anyway, what do you guys think of my last post? I
mean, it's true! She really did do that. I didn't even
20th July, 2017 know she had the guts to- oh hey! Milly! Over here!"
Philly Smith was sleeping peacefully, when she heard Milly whipped her head around to see who had called
her alarm clock signal that it was time to wake up. She her. She flashed her pearly whites when she saw it was
groaned as she reached over and turned it off. It was one of her best friends, Lilly. She dashed over to Lilly,
another day in her boring old life. She was only ever along with saying 'hi' to the viewers on Lilly's phone
sixteen, but she felt like she was much, much older. once the girl pushed it into her face.
Suddenly, she realized something: if yesterday was
Lilly's birthday, then that meant…. “This is Milly, everyone. Most of you probs already
know her, but still. And if you don't, she's the most
As if on cue, the lights in her bedroom were switched beautiful girl ever. I mean, a quarter of my followers
on and she heard several people shuffle in and burst
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started following me when I posted pictures of you, so even though her appointment with her two best
don't blush!" chirped Lilly. friends was an hour ago. Philly vowed that she would
not let anyone take her away from her games ever
As Lilly continued talking with her followers, Milly took again.
out her make-up set to check that she looked perfect.
She had to. She was positive that if she didn't check 16th October, 2017
her makeup every 10 minutes, something would've
ruined her entire look. She pursed her lips and she saw A week to half-term break
she only had half a tube of lipgloss left. Daddy was
going to have to buy her a new one soon. Suddenly, “Sweetheart," spoke MIilly's mum, “Do you have any
she realized Philly wasn't here yet, so she asked Milly if plans for next week yet? You girls always plan the
she had seen their best friend anywhere. The bell was greatest things to do whenever you're on a break. I
going to ring in a couple of minutes, and she was sure just feel like you've become more distant… You know?"
their form tutor would not be pleased if one of his
pupils were late on the very first day. Mrs.Collins sighed. Her daughter was become more
and more obsessed with her looks everyday. Currently,
22nd September, 2017 she was trying on dresses for the school's winter prom,
which wasn't even for a couple of months.
Philly and Milly were currently waiting for for their best
friend, Lilly who was running late. Lilly was the one “Milly? Did you hear what I just said?"
who invited Philly and Milly to this concert. She had
told them both this morning at school that she had 3 Milly flicked her designer tiered ruffle gown as she
concert tickets for this evening. Suddenly, a gust of stared at herself in the mirror. Her golden blonde hair
wind blew Milly’s fluffy, pink scarf away. was curled half-up and half-down in a Brigitte Bardot
style. Her cheeks had a tint of rosy pink cheeks and
“Hey!" cried Milly, “My scarf!" her lips were luscious red.
“Milly Collins, you listen to me this instant!" shrieked
Just before Milly was about to run after her scarf, Philly Mrs. Collins.
grabbed her wrist and shook her head. This resulted in
Milly pouting and crossing her arms over her head. Milly felt herself jump up a little and her eyes widened.
She was starting to have second thoughts about Mummy never yelled at her. Never.
agreeing to this. She could have been at home, in
front of her vanity, happily trying on the new designer “Uh- I- I was jus-"
makeup that daddy had recently bought for her. It
was all Lilly's fault. As if reading her mind, Philly had let “Milly, this has to stop. It isn't healthy! And don't think I
out a groan. haven't noticed you staying up all night, dressing your
dolls. And my money! I know you took them to buy
“Ugh! I can't take this anymore!" complained Philly. yourself those shoes. I haven't said anything to your
dad but if it happens again… Consider yourself warned."
“I agree! I'm going home to test some new makeup!"
With that, Milly's mum turned on her heel and slammed
Philly nodded before waving goodbye to Milly and the door in Milly's annoyed face.
running home, immediately settling down on the
couch and grabbing her controller for her PS4. She 13th November, 2017
spent the next 7 hours in front of her PS4, clicking and
controlling away her anger for Lilly. How dare she “Stop it already! What more do you want, Lilly?!"
make her wait? Her PS4 never made her wait. Lilly was screamed Milly.
the one who invited them, but instead, she ditched “Just- just shut up already. I don't care about how many
them because she had to take a selfie with this new followers you have, just don't touch my dress!"
celebrity who was in town. Lilly had posted on
Facebook that she was all alone in this super long line “Seriously, Milly. There is nothing wrong with me
as she waited for her chance to take a selfie with the touching your precious little dress. Plus, I have all the
celebrity. Unfortunately, it took longer than she followers to keep me happy all year long. I don't need
expected and she had decided to continue to wait, you!"
9 Continued next >>
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Milly glared at Lilly and then looked over to Philly, who Each year, Milly, Lilly, and Philly would meet together
was too bothered with her own game to care about at the willow tree, next to the frozen lake, for their
anything. yearly ritual. They would all pledge to be best friends
and to treat each how they would want to be treated
“And you!" Said Milly, as she pointed at Philly, “All you for the whole entire year. New Year's Eve was a time
care about is your games! Come back to the real for New Year resolutions and new beginnings, but this
world! Where you care about other stuff! Like your year, their beginning was their end.
looks! Not if you win this battle, lose this war or gain
points!" Optimistic Lilly was always very delighted to see her
best friends on New Year's Eve, but this year, she spent
Philly was fuming. Milly would never understand her. it alone, in her bedroom. She had all the curtains
No one could. Her games were what kept her going. drawn and all the lights on. She took selfies of herself,
They were her escape from reality and they kept her posing in different angles throughout her spacious
sane. They needed her. Whenever she was playing, she bedroom. Some may say she was stupid, but no, after
was the boss. No one was ordering her around to go all, she had friends and followers all around the globe.
shower or to brush her teeth. She was the boss of her
own life. Milly and Lilly were too self-obsessed to see Ambitious Philly was always very rhapsodic to see her
that. They were both too busy caring how they looked best friends on New Year's Eve, but this year, she spent
or how many followers they had. They never saw, that it alone, in her bedroom. She had all the curtains
winning is all that matters. drawn and all the lights on. She clicked, pressed, and
slid on her controller all night long. She never stopped.
Milly couldn't care less. She didn't care how many Winning was never tiresome. Some may say she was
followers she had or if she won this game or not. No crazy, but no, after all, she had all her victories and
But what's important, was if she looked good. If her controllers to keep her sane.
dolls looked good. She didn't care - unless it made her
imperfect. Looks were everything. Perfection is what Sweet Milly was always very excited to see her best
makes you the best. She was the one everyone looked friends on New Year's Eve, but this year, she spent it
at, she was the one boys dreamed of. Not some alone, in her bedroom. She had all the curtains drawn
imperfect social obsessed of games addict. She made and all the lights on. She had piles of clothes in front
others addicted to her. of her, and thousands of dolls behind her. Some may
say that she was lonely, but no, after all, she had all her
Lilly. The most famous girl in town. She had the most dolls and dresses to keep her company.
followers on Instagram, she had the most friends on
facebook, and everyone liked her tweets. Everyone. She was a beloved.
She's the Queen of Social Media. No one could stop She was a champion.
her. She didn't even need friends. Who would? She She was a pulchritudinous.
had people fawning over her popularity from all All was well.
corners of the globe, begging to know her. She didn't
need these pathetic wannabees - not now, not ever.
After all, she has all the friends in the world.
31st December, 2017
In the previous 10 or so years, every New Year's Eve,
three friends who were as close as sisters, would come
to the willow tree, beside the frozen lake and begin
their yearly ritual. This consisted of them pledging,
singing, dancing, and having fun. However, this year
was different. This year, the ghost of their past, lay
buried beneath the willow tree. Forgotten.
How to prevent
From the interview concerning the common addiction overtake your life is just like a
reasons why people are addicted to the game, hazardous parasite inhibiting your body. Today,
we have collected a considerable number of we are going to tell you some tips on how to
reasons, whether the reason is that they are prevent game addiction. First, spend more time
bored, they want to win the game, they play it doing other activities like reading books and
for fun, they feel stressedi, they play because playing sports. Also, set a time limit for playing
it's in trend, they want to have fun with their a game for about 30 minutes to 1 hour a day.
friends or they don't have anything to do. Playing games is not a sin. It is justified if you
These are all acceptable reasons, but letting are still responsible and set limits. Third, parents
STORY BY >> 1. MANUSANAN PINYOSET (EANG - 1/ 343)
2. NISRA SOOKPRADIST (BOO - 1/343)
3. NAPASJUTHA KONGSONTHANA (SUN - 1/343)
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should spend some time with children to select finding some game cheats so that you know how
beneficial games for them. Game addiction may to win and the system of the game will not be
be the effect of not knowing other alternate challenging anymore, hence you will be bored and
activities that are also fun, so opening your stop playing at last. Finally, go out with friends so
eyes to a wider perspective will help ease game that other activities will stop you from locking
addiction. Fourth, understand that you are yourself out of reality in the world of games and
playing games in the hopes of handling stress, addiction.
not for stressing yourself out with the outcome
of the games. Other nifty methods include
BOOK GEEK \
STORY BY>> 1. NATTHANICH MEKADENAUMPORN (NIKKI-1/343)
2. JIBHASSORN LAOLUECHAI (FRESH - 1/343)
3. PURICHAYA TEERAANUPHAN (FAH - 1/343)
4. CHAYANISA PATANASIRIMONGKOL (JIAJIA - 1/343)
PICTURE BY>> NATTHANICH MEKADENAUMPORN (NIKKI-1/343)
. Geek Girl .
When you hear the word “addiction", Nat took her dear friend Harriet to a fashion
you probably think of drugs or cell phones. event (just as a supporter) and they met a ton
Nevertheless, there are actually many other of famous modelling agencies. Nat was very
kinds of addiction that may or may not have excited since her dream was about to come
ever crossed your minds before. This book is true but unfortunately, those people spotted
about a girl addicted to books, also known Harriet instead.
as a geek. How is Harriet going to survive in the
“Geek Girl" is a series written by Holly modelling industry? How is she going to tell
Smale, a British model who was Nat about being spotted since it was literally
unexpectedly spotted by a London stealing and ruining the biggest dream of her
modelling agency. She left behind her best friend? And most importantly-will she be
modelling career to continue her life as a able to transform from geek to chic? Follow
writer. The novel is about a 15 year-old geek up!
named Harriet Manners who has a best
friend named Natalie. These two have
known each other since they were five but
they are in complete contrast because Nat is
obsessed with fashion and she dreamed of
being a model since she was seven, unlike
Harriet who is a complete geek. One day,
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BY >> 1. ONNICHA SIRIUDOMSAIT (JINJIN - 1/343)
HELP ! 2. KITTIPAT WAYUPARB(MICKEY - 1/343)
I’m a phone addiction
Over the past century, there have been a myriad of technological developments.
As a result, innovators thrive to create new technologies that meet the needs
of people. A classic example would be mobile phones. Although it eases our
lives tremendously, there are also disadvantages of phones too. It makes
people less socially interactive. Therefore, today we need things that decrease
the addiction of technology, such as applications that encourage people to
lift their faces from their devices.
BreakFree is an Android app developed by husband-and-wife duo Mrigaen
and Nupur Kapadia to help individuals who are hooked to their
smartphones 24/7 to break free fromf their addiction. The app works by
tracking the amount of time you spend glued to your screen and reminds
you when it's time to take a break. It is a smart analytic approach to taking
back your control over addictive apps such as Facebook or Pinterest.
Forest is an app that helps you reclaim the time lost in the reverie of social
media and stay in the present. It motivates nature lovers by planting a tree
for every hour the phone is not used. While it's simple enough to work for
children doing their homework and teenagers studying for their exams, it's
also an incredibly effective alternative to the Pomodoro Technique for
– especially if you have any kind of emotional attachment to nature
Brain-training app Memorado, developed in Berlin, offers a set of games
promising to improve your memory and “cognitive controls". How it works:
Users set training goals, take an assessment test, then leave the rest for
Memorado to provide selected games to match your goals. In September,
the startup behind the mobile game announced a $1.3 million seed round.
Checky is an app that counts each time you open your phone to send a text
message, see what's happening on Facebook, or whatever else it is you do
on that thing. At the end of the day, the app lets you see not only how
many times you have checked your phone, and a plot where every check-in
happened. There goes denying you were on your phone during dinner.
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“A memorable moment with the EPTS”
The first EPTS On Stage was held in the year
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The second EPTS On Stage at
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School of Rock!
In the occasional of 21 th Anniversary of EPTS,
at Muangthai life Asssurance Auditorium,
on November 2017
“EPTS will Rock you.!”
“The Merchant of
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