reboot Day 1

basically i spend the weekend petrified and appalled by the life and fate of Lisa Montgomery, the first woman to be executed by the US in nearly 70 years (wow i sound like a real journalist but that’s because ive seen the same lines too many times in my “research”). i think i read about half of the 184page social history of hers. her story is definitely the most horrible one ive ever read — and ive read a lot about serial killers and other gruesome murders — it is so bad that it practically kept me up at night and i had trouble falling asleep over the weekend. she is gone now forever and maybe her Heaven is a much better place for her. just wanna say that: i think her crime is bad and she was definitely guilty, but i don’t think she deserves to be killed by her country like that, especially after they failed her her entire life. i cannot and i don’t think i will ever comprehend her execution, nor her broken life. i am sorry

#ofwakingupearly ✅

due to sleep deprivation in the past days, my nap was almost 1.5 hours today lol

#ofMeditation ✅

only did 5 minutes because my mind and heart have been too heavy and i have trouble concentrating. 15.5 breaths

#ofFrench ✅

actually planned to finish a unit a day on Duolingo (just to Level 1 so i unlock a new unit) but i was so tired i took the aforementioned long nap, which should actually be categorised as sleep

#ofCode ✅

worked through my professor’s code examples and tried to solve a coding challenge. not done yet but oh am i tired

friday. 2020 is coming to an end.

crazy. idek when was my last post. my new year resolution of “writing more blog posts” has greatly failed. haha.

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another white men privilege. someone spent 12 years exploiting women and babies but only got 6 years in jail and fined only what he could’ve gotten by selling 5 babies. haha.

i always thought tuitions is this weird phenomena in kiasu Asia. didn’t know it’s also a thing in Europe. poor kids.

first time hearing about people being mass-murdered in Mexico…a crazy story.

RECENTLY WATCHED GOODIES

Family Business on Netflix. weirdly, it’s called Joint Venture in Germany, which i think is better fitting name. it’s a French comedy about marijuana legalisation, which is H I L A R I O U S. really looking forward to the 3rd season!

thursday. it is very sunny again. 1°C. so cold.

i went out to get disinfectants and groceries. at 7.55am. lolololol. the city looks dead and there were notices on almost every shops/restaurants that they’re closing because of the virus outbreak, but some restaurants do takeouts. can’t wait for my döner fix on Saturday! i was with a friend and then a police car appeared behind us and we quickly distanced ourself cos we’re supposed to be at least 1.5m apart. hahahhaahahhaa. that was funny.

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well, it’s not just the health and social issue, since stock markets crashed too. and of course it could affect politics. behold the coronavirus. i want to grow up to be like it too.

this is. a masterpiece. weird and engaging enough to keep people reading, and somehow it manages to pack some wisdom in it. i don’t really know how to describe this piece but maybe this: another way to think about the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak 

how are Italians coping during the quarantine. it’s a heartwarming read. i coped today by making gnocchi from scratch. it’s quite satisfying but i ain’t making another batch again anytime soon

 

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

Sunday. Puchong, Malaysia. HOTTTTT

ive been home since Tuesday and it has been a hectic few days meeting up with people. i barely had time for myself so it’s nice to spend a chill Sunday home. home has changed so much. the air sucks and i’m having a constant allergy reaction. 

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sexuality isn’t black and white anymore. asexuality should deserve some more attention too though

about a fake doctor that seems to have gone to painful lengths to literally forge his career

Sunday. Aachen. SUNny DAY.

in a week i wouldn’t be here anymore! haven’t had much time to myself in the past week because of parties (yeah, exams isn’t even over yet) and im doing an intensive French course that ends on Tuesday with a test. then another test on Thursday and i’ll be gone..for about four weeks.

SKIMMED

curious as to what got nominated in this year’s Oscars which is happening in a few hours‽ only watched The Incredibles 2 so im rooting for that

 

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there’s a Chrome extension that would help you learn a new foreign language

surprised to see the Malaysian flag on the list of countries where college is free. haha. i didnt know that. because it doesn’t tell the full story. anyway, why is college in the USA so expensive??‽!!!!!! [comic]

i might write “The Shameless Cowboy’s Runaway Wife”, a romance novel

Wednesday.

woke up with allergies. i seem to have a lot of problems now

SKIMMED

history websites. weird that im interested in history now

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the mystery of a stolen painting that was found after the suspects have died

wow. so people don’t just use tax haven countries to avoid legal financial responsibilities but also environmental responsibilities. this is bad

“Contrary to the national football team, the German economy did not have a rude awakening at the start of the summer,” AND THEY SAY GERMANS HAVE NO HUMOUR. anyway i don’t understand 80% of the article because im economics-illiterate 

ahahahahaha wtf Paris

“Germans care about the environment about as much as their beer” so they’re running out of beer bottles

the physical and the mental are connected