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Ann Marie Chandy

bytz@thestar.com.my

Recent and archived articles by Ann Marie Chandy

28 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Gaming addiction: Holistic rehab for young men

The Edge is an addiction ­programme for young men, aged 18 to 26, that not only tries to achieve recovery from a substance or process (like gambling and ­gaming) addiction, but also attempts to instil in addicts a new perspective and zest for life.

The Edge is a 90-day multi-pronged programme which combines traditional therapy (group and one-on-one), physical activity (muay thai, gym, triathlon training), wilderness therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, a holistic approach (including art therapy and meditation), social responsibility, sober fun, family work and continuing care. — Photos: The Cabin Chiang Mai
28 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Gaming addiction: Winning your life back

A young Canadian found that his gaming addiction led him to the point of contemplating suicide, so he quit gaming and now shares his story around the world.

Adair says that for four years, he had waited for the government or some non-profit to solve the problem gaming addicts were facing, but no one was doing anything. ‘This was back in 2011. There was very little help back then. So I felt a responsibility that I had to do something more.’ — Photos: The Cabin Chiang Mai
28 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Gaming addiction a rising concern

PETALING JAYA: The spike in popularity of eSports – almost like a “gold rush” some say – may lead to a prevalence in addiction-related problems in the country.

The moderators: Adair (left) and Rinie
5 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Samsung Galaxy A7: A solid performer

Will you be in seventh heaven thanks to Samsung’s new mid-range offering, the Galaxy A7 (2018)? Jump in and find out.

15 Sep 2018 | 3:34 PM

'Billion Dollar Whale' book on Jho Low selling fast

PETALING JAYA: The book Billion Dollar Whale, the latest exposé on Jho Low, is now on sale in Malaysia and is already sold out in one bookshop chain.

4 Sep 2017 | 7:30 AM

Amps air: Not just ear candy

Sol Republic’s wireless earbuds bring a new level of appreciation to listening on the go.

The casing doubles as a charger. — Sol Republic
29 May 2017 | 7:00 AM

Destiny 2: Destined for more

Destiny 2 promises an all-new cinematic campaign with a stronger narrative and more ­cinematics than ever before; more quests and adventures; and even characters talking to you along the way.

The Dawnblade is all fired up for action with his flaming sword.
29 May 2017 | 7:00 AM

Destiny 2: Community spirit

Destiny 2 upgrades its social network so that it will now be a place for all to belong.

In Destiny 2 you start from zero as you have lost your home and your powers. — Photos: Bungie/Activision
19 May 2017 | 9:41 AM

Date with Destiny 2

At the Destiny 2 gameplay reveal event yesterday in Los Angeles, California, several of its key developers from Bungie and Activision unveiled new information and shared footage of the game which will make its debut on Sept 8.

It’s the Guardians’ darkest hour. They have lost their home, the Traveller and their powers.
27 Mar 2017 | 7:00 AM

Talks and panel discussion featuring trailblazing women were the highlight for many

PETALING JAYA: Passion and perseverance were words that came up repeatedly at the WOW – Women do Wonders Talks and Bazaar.

All WOWed: (From left) Star Media Group editor-in-chief Datuk Leanne Goh, WOMEN:girls founder Low Ngai Yuen, producer-actress Puan Sri Tiara Jacquelina, AirAsia Bhd CEO Aireen Omar, group MD and CEO of Star Media Group Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai, CIMB Investment Bank CEO Datuk Kong Sooi Lin, PurelyB.com CEO Jesrina Arshad, and servicewoman and Caring Moms co-founder Major Shera Ann Bosco during the WOW – Women do Wonders Talks and Bazaar at SEGi University Kota Damansara. — AZMAN GHANI/The Star
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