Continued from Day 10670

Day 10671
Wednesday, 7 November 2018


Apparently, that is South Sudan. I have no idea about Africa’s geography. I can only identify a bunch of them. South Africa, DR Congo, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Egypt, Kenya… I am better at identifying Europe, I think. I am best at Asia and North America, and I suck at Africa and South/Central America. Also, I can do more than half USA states! (“I think”)

My Intensiv Deutschkurs begins on the 19th. I will be going to German class from 0845-1250, Monday to Friday. 4 hours a day, 5 days a week. If I do well, I am confident I will be able to hold a conversation with Apolline in German by the end of the year. Well, it is my fault I left the German this late. If I had enrolled last year, I would not have to go intensive. I could have done 2 hours a day, 2 days a week. Now I am out of time. The encouraging thing is I have picked up a lot over the past year without taking a class, so I kind of have a head start. Do not forget I scored 37% on the B1 level (60% to pass) last year before moving to Germany, so I do know more German than I give myself credit for. I could easily clear A1 (maybe even A2) if I ever slightly more confident about myself. I don’t have to pay through the nose for classes. I do need to push myself to speak more, however. I will not know how bad (or good) I am unless I start interacting with people, which I tend to avoid.

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Did you know L42 had a Snakesies edition? I found them yesterday when I was going through my logos folder on my laptop. You can find the entire collection here.

The logo I designed for the Aerospace Department jerseys for the inter-department sports meet, 2013-14 season at IIT Bombay.

Graphic design shall be my backup career option, haha.

Lauren says, “Life moves on. We are made of all the places and people we have known and we carry them with us even when they’re not there.”

If France were to leave the EU, what would it be called (on the lines of Brexit): OuiOut, Fruckoff or Fraurevoir?

Cricket, World Cup, Warm-Ups:
🇮🇪 Ireland beat Sri Lanka 🇱🇰
🇮🇳 India beat England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
West Indies beat New Zealand 🇳🇿

Cricket, 🇱🇰 Sri Lanka vs England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿, End of Day 2:
England (1st inning) 342 all out
Sri Lanka (1st inning) 203 all out
England (2nd inning) 38/0
England lead by 177 runs

🇳🇿 New Zealand beat Pakistan 🇵🇰

Day 10672
Thursday, 8 November 2018

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I think it is Diwali, guys. I am not sure.

Diwali is a five day festival. 6th-10th November this year. One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, Diwali symbolises the spiritual “victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance.” For more, there is always Google and Wikipedia.

Have you listened to Pakistan’s national anthem? I love the song and lyrics. It’s one of my favourite national anthems, outside my own motherland’s. Israel’s sounds nice too. I have the Seekers’ I Am Australian on my playlist too. Once when it come on one time, Gaurav pointed out that an Indian was listening to a song about Australia in Germany. I love that song. Also, fun fact: Rabindranath Tagore has the cool distinction of composing the national anthems of two countries (India and Bangladesh).

Word of the Day: Fambly

A group of unrelated people that are so full of platonic love for each other that they consider one another family.

I made a thing. I spent the last hour or two making that.

Cricket, 🇱🇰 Sri Lanka vs England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿, End of Day 3:
England (1st inning) 342 all out
Sri Lanka (1st inning) 203 all out
England (2nd inning) 322/6 declared
Sri Lanka (2nd inning) 15/0
Sri Lanka require 447 runs to win

Football, 2020 Olympic Games, Qualifiers:
🇮🇳 India drew Nepal 🇳🇵, 1-1

Day 10673
Friday, 9 November 2018

I saw a helicopter chase today. I mean, it wasn’t a chase per se, but it looked like one helicopter was following the other. There were three of them at one point.

A Grandfather's Pride

I cannot believe this is three years ago. Also, I decided to draw a sketch of Rani’s little baby:


My sister can be savage.

I sent Apolline my selfies because she asked for them, and she sent me these back:

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45717275_260478067993224_2889692187597996032_nAlso, that is a wrap on Diwali 2018. 15 days from now is the Tulsi pooja, where we worship the Holy Basil plant, and then we wait for Christmas. Wow, 2018 went by so quickly. I have a train to catch in the morning. Ciao.

Cricket, World Cup:
Match 1: 🇮🇳 India beat New Zealand 🇳🇿
Match 2: 🇦🇺 Australia beat Pakistan 🇵🇰
Match 3: West Indies beat Bangladesh 🇧🇩

Cricket, World Cricket League:
Match 1: 🇴🇲 Oman beat Kenya 🇰🇪
Match 2: 🇺🇬 Uganda beat Denmark 🇩🇰

Cricket, 🇱🇰 Sri Lanka vs England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿:
England (1st inning) 342 all out
Sri Lanka (1st inning) 203 all out
England (2nd inning) 322/6 declared
Sri Lanka (2nd inning) 250 all out
England win by 211 runs

🇦🇺 Australia beat South Africa 🇿🇦
🇵🇰 Pakistan beat New Zealand 🇳🇿

Day 10674
Saturday, 10 November 2018


This is so true.

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I went to Leuven today, to meet Spooky. She is so small and cute, like a human-sized penguin, and with an adorable accent! It was a fun day. Leuven is a lot like Aachen, but they speak Dutch and French there!

By the way, the myth about kitchen sinks draining in opposite directions in the northern and southern hemispheres has been successfully busted. What are Australian friends for if you cannot use them to bust some myths, right?

Random thought: Everybody is not equally friendly with everyone, including us (you and me), if you think about it. Maybe somebody else thinks you do not talk to them, or ignore them, even if you think you don’t. It goes around. But the face is, we are friendlier with some more than others, and rightfully so. That is our business.

Cricket, World Cricket League:
Match 3: 🇺🇸 United States of America beat Uganda 🇺🇬
Match 4: 🇴🇲 Oman beat Singapore 🇸🇬

Alemannia Aachen drew Borussia Dortmund II, 0-0

Day 10675
Sunday, 11 November 2018

Cricket, World Cup:
Match 5: 🇮🇳 India beat Pakistan 🇵🇰

Cricket, 🇧🇩 Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 🇿🇼, End of Day 1:
Bangladesh (1st inning) 303/5
Bangladesh lead by 303 runs

🇿🇦 South Africa beat Australia 🇦🇺
🇮🇳 India beat West Indies

Football, 2020 Olympic Games, Qualifiers:
🇮🇳 India beat Bangladesh 🇧🇩, 7-1

Continue to Day 10676. From now, these daily blogs in the Personal Blog section will be updated every Sunday at 10 pm CEST.

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