some things that i watched recently that’s really cool and everyone should watch them

well, i haven’t read a lot but i sure did watch a lot of entertainment (is there a causality between watching too much tv and being less articulate??).

the sequence is based on what came to my mind first; so, not chronologically or likability:

  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs the Reverend: honestly ive seen so much recommendations about the series but never watched it but also honestly i watched this because it was an interactive special. i watched it about 4 times now, and i think i’ve probably hit everything possible by now
  • which of course leads to the series, and i finished all of it and i would rewatch it. this is officially the weirdest show ive ever watched. and also because of this i was briefly reminded of real cases about people being kept in a bunker and i was pretty obsessed with it. not gonna link those scary stuff cos this is a happy post
  • two weeks ago i was in beautiful Freiburg again (fav German city) and was very delighted to find out that the new German series is also set in Freiburg! :DDDD i actually recognise most of the places and so please watch this for the sceneries. the plot is quite good too but imho i think it couldve ended in one season. really cool biotechnology stuff though.
  • currently obsessed with the Teenage Bounty Hunters. was really intrigued at the beginning because of “bounty hunters” cos i once read a novel about bounty hunters and it was one of the coolest books ive ever read. and also, the executive producer wrote OitNB, so hell yeah this is gonna be good. and it’s sooooo good. and so so funny and i hope that Netflix will renew it. i promise that im not just a sucker for #Stepril but also the plot, cmon NETFLIXXXXX!
  • been very interested in Knives Out because of the cast and genre. not disappointed. was actually annoyed by Blanc’s accent but apparently that was on purpose, so, wowwwwwwww.

hahahaha well my brain automatically sorted it by completion dates

thursday. Aachen. it’s the cold week.

and i caught a cold. zzz.

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well enough about the coronavirus lately let’s talk about a computer virus called the Love Bug and the creator behind it

oh so a Russian hacker group called Fancy Bear hacked into Angela Merkel’s emails five years ago. i think Fancy Bear hacked into the WADA website too?? hmmm….

yeap indeed they did after stupid WADA banned their countrywoman Maria Sharapova for 15 months zzz

a French serial killer expert turns out to be a serial liar. wow. how could he write more than 40 books like that??? don’t publishers do background checks or something?? what???

 

SKIMMED

five exercises for when you sit too much. do i sit too much? probably. would i do any of these? probably not. why did i open the article then? idk.

how to keep an indoor plant alive. well i kinda only read the watering and sunlight parts. i recently acquired two new plant babies hehe

 

RECENTLY WATCHED

Upload on Amazon Prime. this is so so great though it feels like a combination of the best Black Mirror episodes. Think San Junipero, Nosedive…but i’m watching it for the second time. can’t wait for season 2!

and ive been rewatching Big bang Theory cos i couldn’t find any cool new comedies

CURRENTLY WATCHING

la case de las flores. The House of Flowers. it’s a Mexican comedy which is sometimes quite dark. but oh it’s so good hahahahaa

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

 

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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.

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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

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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