Weeknote 20 (2023)

Here’s a short and strange story on how I got to play Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom on launch day. โช Rewind to February 2023 The game listing appeared on Amazon for pre-order, so I did. When you pre-order such things in advanceโ€ฆ wellโ€ฆ it’s done so you can get in the queue and get […]

Weeknote 19 (2023)

๐ŸŒฎ๐ŸŒฎ๐ŸŒฎ We have been enjoying this little place 10 minutes from home where tacos are cheap, as they should. I’ve been complaining for years that there are no fair-priced Mexican restaurants in Barcelona.In most Mexican restaurants the food is not abundant and it’s quite simple. Like nachos, with cheese, some meat, and guacamole. It’s not […]

Weeknote 18 (2023)

It’s been two weeks since I’ve been back from Japan and I’m still adjusting to reality. The reality of walking on dirty streets and feeling the general rudeness, but on the other side the calm of riding an almost empty metro or walking on deserted streets. You can’t have everything. ๐Ÿ“š Manga During my Japan […]

Back from Japan

Almost a month ago I posted “Back to Japan” and left you hanging. Sorry about that. Truth is I was updating my travel blog and posting Instagram stories, with the occasional updates on Mastodon updates. So, how was it? Amazing, awesome, fascinating, incredible just marvelous. It was everything I was expecting it to be. Mind […]

Back to Japan, after 9 years

The last time I visited the land of the rising sun was back in 2014. After nine years I’m going back, for a third time. I’m beyond excited! It’s not my first major trip after the pandemic, I went to South Korea for three weeks last October 2022 but you know… it’s Japan ๐Ÿคฉ I […]

Weeknote 12 (2023)

What a rollercoaster of a week! ๐Ÿข โœˆ๏ธ Work and travel It started with having to firefight ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿš’ at work with an issue that had me working overtime. Not a big deal, I just finished up early the next day. I’m mostly tying loose ends before my upcoming major vacation (keep an eye out for […]

Weeknote 10 (2023)

โœˆ๏ธ ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Trip to Cologne, Germany The past weekend I spent between German things… German people, German beer, German food. We traveled to Cologne for a Haidong Gumdo seminar (the martial art I teach) and it was fun! ๐Ÿ’œ The journey didn’t start great, though. We had a delay in both incoming and outgoing flights, […]

Weeknote 8 (2023)

โœˆ๏ธ ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Preparing a weekend trip to Cologne, Germany It’s actually not for this weekend but the next one, but I’m all set โœ… I will always be speechless when seeing that a flight to Germany is cheaper than a shorter flight inside Spain. Both leaving on Friday evening and returning Sunday evening. It doesn’t […]

Review: Angles of Attack (Frontlines #3)

This is a spoiler-free review ๐Ÿ‘ I now realize I didn’t write a review for the 2nd book of the series: Lines of Departure (Frontlines, #2). That second book also had for me a three-star rating just like the 3rd book I’m reviewing today. Maybe that should have been a warning that I should have […]