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Catalan elections during a pandemic

Surprisingly casting my vote was smoother than in pre-COVID years. Yes, the queue was long, we were there for about one hour. Most of the time, just standing on the street. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Smooth and well organized The queue steadily moved …

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Barcelona’s absurd water pricing

I’m calling BS on the whole pricing system for the water supply in the city of Barcelona ๐Ÿ˜ค I don’t even know how to begin my rant, I’m moving from anger ๐Ÿ˜ก, to frustration ๐Ÿ˜ญ, to disappointment ๐Ÿ˜ž. I have …

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A sign on a wooden door that says We Have Aircon

Enforced IoT

First of all, let me say I โค๏ธ technology. I make my living off it ๐Ÿ’ฐ However, I don’t like when we’re not given a choice ๐Ÿ˜ก You see, my newly installed Samsung ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท air conditioner can not be programmed …

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Weeknote 51 (2020)

I have been busy. Busy and with my mind somewhere else. Where? My new apartment ๐Ÿก I knowโ€ฆ here I am again ranting about it. Only those who have undergone renovations can understand the pain of working with the contractors, …

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A sign that says closed hangs on a glass door

Weeknote 44 (2020)

๐Ÿ˜” Kicked in the nuts, again. The Catalan government has imposed new restrictions as of today. Amongst others, they’ve closed off all the sports facilities because they don’t deem them to be a “first necessity”. Thus, our school had to …

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I don’t like how the proper way of phrasing age in English looks like: “I’m 33 years old“. In Spanish, if we were to literally translate it to English it would look like “I’m 33 years“. Why couldn’t we adopt …

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Weeknote 40 (2020)

It has been nine weeks since the last update. So much for “weeknotes”, right? I haven’t been blogging much, not here nor in my travel blog, so here are some updates. ๐Ÿ›  Renovations It has been a full month since …

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Is blogging dead?

I was reading this blog post the other day: Blogging is dead. Long live ephemerality. A crude slap to the face with reality to those of us who still love blogging. I honestly think blogging is not dead, not yet. …

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Weeknote 31 (2020)

๐Ÿ– Vacations, here we go. Finally. After having to cancel my South Korean plans back in April (of which I’m still emotionally recovering) today, end of business, I’ll start my deserved three-week vacation. No flying, not traveling afar. COVID-19 has …

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A pile of face masks on a desk

Weeknote 29 (2020)

I wish I didn’t have to rant but you know how most people areโ€ฆ a bunch of ***holes ๐Ÿ˜ก Some are so dense they’re only capable of caring about themselves, and their comfort. Selfish and unconscious, incapable of living in …

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