Week 1528 : What The Fahrenheit?!

Continued from Day 10689


Day 10690
Monday, 26 November 2018

46774693_263276917689997_8164210428528820224_nI made dosas, and ate them with potato fries. Now I am going to sleep.

But first, is mushroom a fruit, or a vegetable, or…? I count mushroom as vegetable. It is a kind of fungus though, which is neither plant nor animal. But technicality never ruined anybody’s daily routine. Or lack of it. Hence mushroom = vegetable. I am so good at logic. You are welcome.

For me, everything that is cooked in the kitchen and not derived from an animal, is vegetable.

That is exactly what my mum would do. Damnit, British Airways. You have made me homesick.

Hang in there, people of the world.
Solutions are coming.
Engineers at work.

Cricket, 🇵🇰 Pakistan vs New Zealand 🇳🇿, End of Day 3:
Pakistan (1st inning) 418/5 declared
New Zealand (1st inning) 90 all out
New Zealand (2nd inning) 131/2
New Zealand trail by 197 runs

Cricket, 🇱🇰 Sri Lanka vs England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿:
England (1st inning) 336 all out
Sri Lanka (1st inning) 240 all out
England (2nd inning) 230 all out
Sri Lanka (2nd inning) 284 all out
England win by 42 runs

Football, Indian Super League:
Bengaluru beat Delhi Dynamos, 1-0


Day 10691
Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Today’s class was boring. Winter has arrived.

Cricket, 🇵🇰 Pakistan vs New Zealand 🇳🇿:
Pakistan (1st inning) 418/5 declared
New Zealand (1st inning) 90 all out
New Zealand (2nd inning) 312 all out
Pakistan win by an inning and 16 runs


Day 10692
Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Kids are so adorable!

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Sardine curry and rice for dinner today. A funny thing just happened right now. Praneeth and I were having a conversation about a new possible law for couples who are Indian nationals living abroad (but got married in India) only being able to file for divorce in Indian court. Gaurav wearing headphones and listening to music, but suddenly-

“I heard something about passport, what happened?”

“Go back to whatever you were doing. This doesn’t concern you. You’re not even married.”

“This is 2018. Did you just assume my relationship status?”

It was in the news. A married man who was working abroad filed for divorce from the country he was living in when his spouse was back in India. The woman filed a complaint, so the government asked him to return and fight it in Indian court since both are Indians even though they reside outside. He ignored the notice so his passport was revoked. Apparently there were a lot of such similar cases.

Is it appendixes or appendices? Appendixes sounds something Americans would come up with. Appendices is correct.

8 degrees outside right now. It has yet to go below 0. But I am prepared.

Cricket, Karnataka vs Maharashtra, End of Day 1:
Maharashtra (1st inning) 113 all out
Karnataka (1st inning) 70/3
Karnataka trail by 43 runs

Hockey, World Cup:
Match 1: 🇧🇪 Belgium beat Canada 🇨🇦, 2-1
Match 2: 🇮🇳 India beat South Africa 🇿🇦, 5-0


Day 10693
Thursday, 29 November 2018

Did Google Translate change overnight? I cannot upload images to translate anymore on the desktop version of Chrome!

Cricket, Karnataka vs Maharashtra, End of Day 2:
Maharashtra (1st inning) 113 all out
Karnataka (1st inning) 186 all out
Maharashtra (2nd inning) 48/3
Maharashtra trail by 25 runs

Hockey, World Cup:
Match 3: 🇦🇷 Argentina beat Spain 🇪🇸, 4-3
Match 4: 🇳🇿 New Zealand beat France 🇫🇷, 2-1


Day 10694
Friday, 30 November 2018

I don’t understand what people mean when they say they don’t have an accent. Of course you do. Everybody has an accent. An accent is “a distinctive way of pronouncing a language, especially one associated with a particular country, area, or social class.” By that definition, everybody must have an accent unique to their country/area/class.

Like, while people may figure I am Indian from my accent, there’s no telling which part of India I am from unless they’re:

  • Indian too, or at least a desi (applies to English and Hindi, I have a south Indian accent)
  • From Karnataka (applies to Kannada, I have a coastal Kannada accent)
  • From the coast (applies to Konkani, I have a north Canara accent)

In Germany though, I do not have to speak even. People seem to guess my nationality just by looking at me. Not just that, they also assume I am good at math and programming. Positive racism. Also called benevolent prejudice.

So somebody named their daughter ABCDE. Gaurav says I should name my son ka-ca-Ta-ta-pa. In other news, my DNA test kit arrived today. In other other news, China is trying to play God between India-Pakistan relations. In other other other news, I did the fire emergency test, which was entirely in German. It took me 4 hours to translate 20 pages and answer 8 questions but I did it. Then I went to class.

Cricket, 🇧🇩 Bangladesh vs West Indies, End of Day 1:
Bangladesh (1st inning) 259/5
Bangladesh lead by 259 runs

Cricket, Karnataka vs Maharashtra, End of Day 3:
Maharashtra (1st inning) 113 all out
Karnataka (1st inning) 186 all out
Maharashtra (2nd inning) 256 all out
Karnataka (2nd inning) 54/0
Karnataka require 130 runs to win

Hockey, World Cup:
Match 5: 🇦🇺 Australia beat Ireland 🇮🇪, 2-1
Match 6: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England drew China 🇨🇳, 2-2

Football, Indian Super League:
Bengaluru beat Pune City, 2-1


Day 10695
Saturday, 1 December 2018

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“Oooooooh, a challenge!” (Screenshot courtesy: OkCupid)

I mailed my DNA sample today. Now I wait 6-8 weeks for the results. Their lab is probably in Dublin, because that is where I sent it. Ihr Labor ist vielleicht in Dublin, weil ich es dort schicken muss. I could not do laundry today. No washing machines were free before 11 am. I will have to wake up early Monday morning and finish it before my 8.45 class. It takes two hours so I will probably have to wake up at 5 am to do laundry.

Movie theatres run really late in Pakistan. What’s up with that? I saw a Rajnikanth movie screening for 2 am. I was like, who even catches a 2 am to 5 am movie? Weirdos.

Cricket, World Cup Qualifiers, East Asia Pacific B:
Match 1: 🇯🇵 Japan beat Indonesia 🇮🇩
Match 2: 🇵🇭 Philippines beat South Korea 🇰🇷

Cricket, 🇧🇩 Bangladesh vs West Indies, End of Day 2:
Bangladesh (1st inning) 508 all out
West Indies (1st inning) 75/5
West Indies trail by 433 runs

Cricket, Karnataka vs Maharashtra:
Maharashtra (1st inning) 113 all out
Karnataka (1st inning) 186 all out
Maharashtra (2nd inning) 256 all out
Karnataka (2nd inning) 184/3
Karnataka win by 7 wickets

Hockey, World Cup:
Match 7: 🇳🇱 Netherlands beat Malaysia 🇲🇾, 7-0
Match 8: 🇩🇪 Germany beat Pakistan 🇵🇰, 1-0

Football:
Wattenscheid beat Alemannia Aachen, 1-0


Day 10696
Sunday, 2 December 2018

I love how they inserted the original edition cover of the Philosopher’s Stone in the intro montage. Did you see it? It comes immediately after the picture of Princess Diana’s crashed car. The montage goes in reverse chronological order. Diana died on 31 August of 1997, and Harry Potter came out on 26 June.

I have not been to the Aachen Christmas market yet. People from nearby villages (and even from Netherlands) also come to visit, so it gets really crowded.

Spooky says, “If you’re a bad child, they will put you in their toys bag (when there is no toys left, because all the toys went to all the good children) and they will take you back to spain where Sinterklaas lives and you have to work for him the whole year. And if you work well, he might take you back home the next year.”

The Dutch can get pretty intense with their storymaking. Story has been successfully confirmed by Evgenia who has lived in Maastricht for 7 years now. I also learnt about the coal thing in class today. Giada told us about it and we were like woah. Tl;dr, Dutch Santa lives in Spain.

Life was simpler when I was in India. 24th-31st December is practically do-nothing week. You just give up and sit around waiting for the new year. It is not as depressing as it seems if you are waiting for the new year.

Guess who finally uploaded their second ever video to YouTube?

Cricket, World Cup Qualifiers, East Asia Pacific B:
Match 3: 🇰🇷 South Korea beat Indonesia 🇮🇩
Match 4: 🇯🇵 Japan beat Philippines 🇵🇭

Cricket, 🇧🇩 Bangladesh vs West Indies:
Bangladesh (1st inning) 508 all out
West Indies (1st inning) 111 all out
West Indies (2nd inning) 213 all out
Bangladesh win by an inning and 184 runs

Hockey, World Cup:
Match 9: 🇨🇦 Canada drew South Africa 🇿🇦, 1-1
Match 10: 🇮🇳 India drew Belgium 🇧🇪, 2-2


Continue to Day 10697.

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