monday. it’s cold but it’s also sunny. #stayinghome

uhhh but i did go to the supermarket this morning lololol

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Germany’s low death rate regarding the coronavirus. ahhhhh statistics and economics is so interesting together. 

hahhahahaha Americans comparing their leader to Germany’s leader. i watched the announcement too and as usual i drifted in and out of focus but i did pick up that she said we should not meet up; instead make calls, video calls, and write letters. so the next day i wrote letters. but actually there poses a problem too with letters isn’t it? cos the virus could be on the surface of letter for up to 3 days and since the Germans are so efficient in delivering things (it’s like guaranteed Amazon Prime Premium One-Day Delivery without the extra fee)…who knows, the coronavirus might spread like that. 

how to clean our phones. not just because of the current virus outbreak but more for general hygiene. a piece that’s informative and also funny at times.

WATCHED

Feel Good on Netflix. been really into British comedies recently and this was a recommendation after i finished Crashing. this is really funny.

season 2 of the Ted-Ed Riddles!

Halt and Catch Fire on Amazon Prime

saturday. slightly sunny.

Germany might be on lockdown soon…so we sorta had our last meetup before it will be illegal to do that. some people might say that we’re irresponsible and that we should’ve taken social distancing more seriously. but in our only (albeit rather weak) defense, we have been almost solely hanging out with each other and were at my place, and no one took any public transport and let alone ran into another soul. (other than at supermarkets, but don’t we all?) it’s a gray area isn’t it?

wrote some letters to send cos Angela Merkel encouraged that (she also said we shouldn’t physically meet; it’s true that people only hear what they want to hear). and so i ran out of envelopes and stamps so i was delighted to find out that we can buy and print stamps online! and i folded the letter into an envelope thing so it didn’t need an envelope too! wow i feel so eco-friendly!

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why COVID-19 is worse than the flu. hmmhmm

someone who finished the freeCodeCamp’s certifications in a month who also makes YouTube coding tutorials. ive never watched a video coding tutorial…still quite skeptical (i always read) but well, i think i should give it a go soon. since i’ll be stuck home for a while with my computer

WATCHED

i’ve been watching Ted-Ed Riddles and i finished season 1 today. i can proudly say that i solved most of it (two with my genius friend)

Crashing on Netflix. Phoebe Waller-Bridge is a genius. watched Fleabag and Killing Eve and so happy to see her art on Netflix.

CURRENTLY READING

these would be books (and sometimes perhaps very long form texts) and maybe this would keep me more accountable to finish them hahahaha. this is a little embarrassing and you can see how hard is it for me to just. focus. on. one. thing.

Unstoppable by Maria Sharapova

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

For the Love of Physics: … by Walter Lewin

thursday. it’s sunny. NRW, Germany

i haven’t been out to the city but i did go for a jog this morning and yeah, there weren’t as many cars as usual, i think the vehicle i saw the most were buses. it’s quite like a dead town. guess it’s good. #stayhome 

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the art of journaling. a very very comprehensive article and i pretty much just skipped to the sections that are most relevant to me. one of my New Year resolutions is to journal every day…trolololol fail. i have still yet to find the most suitable method for me…alas, i couldn’t even decide between having a digital journal or a physical one. ahh, possibilities are endless!

the history of irrational numbers because last Saturday was Pi Day. pi is an irrational number. 

this is by far the best text written on “untranslatable emotions” i’ve ever read. probably cos it highlights an actual use for it

there’s a PDF and i was excited to see there is a Malay section which only contains one word. oh wells. hahahahahaha. it’s still nice. but the PDF is more like a collection of words that don’t have English equivalents lol

WATCHED

The Circle USA on Netflix. how to make friends while being under self-quarantine. oh. and American dramassssss. hahahahahah. hilarious.

 

WILL BE WATCHING

been binge-watching this every evening with the Streberin. i wonder what we will do when we’re done with the series….

Halt and Catch Fire on Amazon Prime. an underrated TV Series which talks about programmers and geeks and nerds set in the 80s. it ended up on many “Best of the Decade” lists. mainly discovered it because i had a crush on Mackenzie Davis

Wednesday. spring is coming. Aachen.

hello again, well, it’s the virus outbreak now so i’m pretty much staying home as much as i could. though i still go out quite often hahahaha. not very responsible of me. so i thought it might be a good idea for sharing what i’m reading again. i read some good pieces in the past two months or so but well, life caught in the way. this might turn into a diary of how im surviving this hahahaha.

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we should not believe everything we read. it’s so sad actually that we might have to remind ourself that something that sounds too good to be true, might really be not true. 

WATCHED

the Butterfield Diet Plan. ahhahahahah British humour ist DA BEST

and Young Sheldon on Amazon Prime

and The Circle USA on Netflix

Sunday. Aachen. it’s rainy again but it was quite sunny a few days ago

the Christmas break started and i was in my room for more than 40 hours and i thought today was still Saturday. silly me. started watching Halt And Catch Fire with class genius and made a lot of pancakes and cooked noodles too. my new place is cosy. feeling slightly under pressure because there are a lot to be done this holiday season. wish me luck. but somehow im still reading random things rather than doing productive work. smh.

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someone found some female remains at a supposedly male-only Geek mountain. what kind of stupid rule is that. people used to be so weird and dumb

the strange life and death of a genius programmer. stumbled upon a few articles about blockchain technology recently but was too tired or energyless to document it here but here is one.

here is another one about a cryptocurrency scam thing where the founder of the company allegedly faked his own death.

and now people want to exhume his body. hmmmmmmmmmm

friday. Selangor. meh.

had an impromptu music party last night and i think i’ve finally slid into holiday mood though it’s been eight weeks and i’m going back to reality in two weeks. oh wells.

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stop using public USB charging ports

how to tell if you’re a jerk. yeah and also an asshole.

a female serial killer

how to enjoy studying. tbh i didn’t even enjoy the article. but i must say it may be useful

how to rant. nice piece

a Malaysian short animated film that’s been critically acclaimed internationally

monday. Malaysia. well at least i can still sweat

apparently it’s gonna snow in Aachen!!! physiotherapy is getting tougher and tougher, the knee feels like it’s back to square one after every session.

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a lot of women used to use arsenic to kill their husbands. for some reason i regard serial killers who killed with poison to be in another category than other serial killers, like their killings bring less weight cos their hands weren’t dirty. gosh for a squeamish person i sure do like gruesome details. 

someone wrote “How To Murder Your Husband” then might have really murdered her husband

some cold hard truths about the workplace. well well well

someone took the MIT poker course and went to play a tournament. mathematics is everywhere hmm. still don’t get poker but very interesting.

a piece of philosophy that proves that we cannot always be sure about what we think we know. i actually thought this was a kind of common sense and this article delves deeper than my thinking about the matter