Now

What I am doing now …

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As of a week ago I’ve lived in this Seoul hotel longer than I’ve lived in my new house. Ha ha! Ugh. Also. as I post this I was originally supposed to be back home.

Work

I’m on the road! I’m in Seoul, South Korea through the end of April May. I’m almost done with a big think for customer 1 and waiting for customer 2’s acceptance.

School

Yes. I am still in school, technically. I asked for an Incomplete.

Feeling?

As said before, languishing. I’m in a weird spot, being overseas and all, and the lack of family time bums me out. I like Seoul and want to see more of it. COVID numbers continue going up, so my desire to go to crowded places is going down. I’m having fun nevertheless, but still meh.

SO is keeping my spirits up, which is nice. I miss being with her.

Reading

  • Shorter, Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
  • Think Again, Adam Grant
  • Ilium, Dan Simmons
  • Originals, Adam Grant
  • Record of a Spaceborn Few, Becky Chambers

Read Lately

  • A Closed and Common Orbit, Becky Chambers

Watching

  • One Day At A Time, Netflix (old school sitcom reboot that’s actually funny with occasional “Very Special Episodes” and camp; Rita Moreno steals her scenes but the rest of the cast doesn’t make that easy for her to do; this show was horribly marketed by Netflix; 4/5)
  • Mythic Quest, Apple TV+ (last Ep of S1 in prep for S2; has it’s moments but often falls into easy tropes; 2.5/5)

Watched Lately

I took a break from streaming.

Listening

  • Podcasts, mostly Jordan, Jesse, Go and Stop Podcasting Yourself.
  • A work focus playlist on Apple Music made up of game soundtracks
  • Rediscovered Cowboy Mouth
  • Love Ire and Song, Frank Turner
  • She, Harry Connick Jr.
  • Gimme Fiction, Spoon
  • How We Operate, Gomez

Listened Lately

And …

… I rebooted this site to make it more IndieWeb friendly, ActivityPub enabled, and more social in general. I intended to cast off years of technical debt aside (but all is still available at TokyoGringo.myjp.net), but ended up re-importing the old posts.


Last updated 2021-05-01

Thanks to Derek Sivers for the idea.

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