tuesday. sunnyyyyyyyyy. hi.

oh wow so ive disappeared for a few days cos ive been plagued (again) with crazy allergy and also i was making a bunch of calls to people who are half an Earth away. ive also watched a lot of TV #guiltyascharged 

but i’ve also been writing physical letters so that one day, when someone asks me what i did during the war against the coronavirus, i could say: “i had to resort to writing snail mails (which actually isn’t very snail-ey in Germany) and in each i wrote ‘i hope that things will be normal again soon, and that we can see each other again soon’.”

SKIMMED

what’s new on Netflix this week! so excited to see that Molly’s Game will be up! i watched it through halfway last year on the flight back to Malaysia from Amsterdam (a whopping 11hour flight) but cos i intentionally exhausted myself in the week leading to the flight, i slept a lot on the plane and couldn’t even finish one movie lol. oh and la casa de papel! yesssss.

there’s a new entertainment platform called Quibi which is designed for the phone (whatever that means) and they are releasing Anna Kendrick’s comedy… #takemymoney 

“tech projects to do instead of watching Netflix” lol this should be retitled as “how to organise your digital life during this lockdown”. but the bits about Raspberry Pi and repurposing old tech are technically projects. would love to do some Linux programming but oops too late, university starts again online next week ahahahahhaa

for people who want to watch online content virtually

 

READ

this Quibi thing sounds kinda interesting. and quite immersive. might be a cool way for certain artists to display their art in a new way

102 years ago it was the Spanish Flu. the key to flattening the curve is aggressive social distancing. that’s the key point of the article with statistics to support the notion

how the coronavirus could drastically alter urban life. yet another time-worth read from The Guardian

 

WATCHED

what is Rick and Morty doing with this Japanese samurai and grisly video

tuesday. what happened today.

had bad allergy attacks and was pretty much just trying to stay alive and slept. didn’t do much.

WATCHED

Boss Baby Season3 on Netflix

Life of the Party on Netflix. i generally watch TV when im eating.

READ

well, so Italians (and i think a lot of other people) are distracting themselves by dating online during this tumultuous times. hmm. technically in Germany we can still date cos two persons are allowed to be seen together in public; as long as there is a 1.5m distance in beween us….hmm…

Unstoppable: My Life So Far by Maria Sharapova. already had so much respect for her before this. even much more after knowing more details of her story. wow. and Maria Sharapova could write!

 

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

uhhh but i did go to the supermarket this morning lololol

READ

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!

READ

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 

READ

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.

READ

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