Week 1529 : It’s Gonna Be Me

Continued from Day 10696


Day 10697
Monday, 3 December 2018

Waschsalon Montag! It was still dark outside when I came back after finishing my laundry. -shakes head-

You think my language has too many syllables? Have you listened to Malayalam yet? The tongue just slips off for me too if I attempt to speak it. Listen to the first 42 seconds of this video:

Also 3:30-4:07. I will give €10 to anybody who can repeat that, haha. Also also crushing on Sanjeeta Bhattacharya right now. Also also also, my new German teacher’s name is Claire, and she is Greek.

This blog earned its 9th follower today. Heading out for groceries. 4 hours of German every day is exhausting.

Cricket, World Cup Qualifiers, East Asia Pacific B:
Match 5: 🇵🇭 Philippines beat Indonesia 🇮🇩
Match 6: 🇯🇵 Japan beat South Korea 🇰🇷

Cricket, 🇵🇰 Pakistan vs New Zealand 🇳🇿, End of Day 1:
New Zealand (1st inning) 229/7
New Zealand lead by 229 runs

Hockey, World Cup:
Match 11: 🇪🇸 Spain drew France 🇫🇷, 1-1
Match 12: 🇦🇷 Argentina beat New Zealand 🇳🇿, 3-0


Day 10698
Tuesday, 4 December 2018

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Venus was right next to the moon this morning.

Cricket, 🇵🇰 Pakistan vs New Zealand 🇳🇿, End of Day 2:
New Zealand (1st inning) 274 all out
Pakistan (1st inning) 139/3
Pakistan trail by 135 runs

Hockey, World Cup:
Match 13: 🇦🇺 Australia beat England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿, 3-0
Match 14: 🇮🇪 Ireland drew China 🇨🇳, 1-1


Day 10699
Wednesday, 5 December 2018

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The view outside my German class at 1 in the afternoon. Potato fries and chapati today. Also, Kaspersky is refunded my money! I purchased annual subscription of their VPN only to realise they don’t have Indian servers on their roster. That kind of defeats the purpose of trying to access Indian Amazon Prime.

Cricket, World Cup Qualifiers, East Asia Pacific B:
Match 7: 🇵🇭 Philippines beat South Korea 🇰🇷
Match 8: 🇮🇩 Indonesia beat Japan 🇯🇵

Cricket, 🇵🇰 Pakistan vs New Zealand 🇳🇿, End of Day 3:
New Zealand (1st inning) 274 all out
Pakistan (1st inning) 348 all out
New Zealand (2nd inning) 26/2
New Zealand trail by 48 runs

Hockey, World Cup:
Match 15: 🇩🇪 Germany beat Netherlands 🇳🇱, 4-1
Match 16: 🇲🇾 Malaysia drew Pakistan 🇵🇰, 1-1

Football, Indian Super League:
North East United drew Bengaluru, 1-1


Day 10700
Thursday, 6 December 2018

7 more days and I will be A1 level. Potato fries and chapati again. I love my cooking these days, haha.

Cricket, World Cup Qualifiers, East Asia Pacific B:
Match 9: 🇵🇭 Philippines beat Japan 🇯🇵
Match 10: 🇰🇷 South Korea beat Indonesia 🇮🇩

Cricket, 🇦🇺 Australia vs India 🇮🇳, End of Day 1:
India (1st inning) 250/9
India lead by 250 runs

Cricket, 🇵🇰 Pakistan vs New Zealand 🇳🇿, End of Day 4:
New Zealand (1st inning) 274 all out
Pakistan (1st inning) 348 all out
New Zealand (2nd inning) 272/4
New Zealand lead by 198 runs

Cricket, Saurashtra vs Karnataka, End of Day 1:
Saurashtra (1st inning) 288/9
Saurashtra lead by 288 runs

Hockey, World Cup:
Match 17: 🇪🇸 Spain drew New Zealand 🇳🇿, 2-2
Match 18: 🇫🇷 France beat Argentina 🇦🇷, 5-3


Day 10701
Friday, 7 December 2018

6 days to A1. Das Wetter hat mich wieder heimweh gemacht. I watched Mr. Popper’s Penguins today.

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I successfully beat my 2014 record for most words written in a year.

Cricket, World Cup Qualifiers, East Asia Pacific B:
Match 11: 🇰🇷 South Korea beat Japan 🇯🇵
Match 12: 🇵🇭 Philippines beat Indonesia 🇮🇩

Cricket, 🇦🇺 Australia vs India 🇮🇳, End of Day 2:
India (1st inning) 250 all out
Australia (1st inning) 191/7
Australia trail by 59 runs

Cricket, 🇵🇰 Pakistan vs New Zealand 🇳🇿:
New Zealand (1st inning) 274 all out
Pakistan (1st inning) 348 all out
New Zealand (2nd inning) 353/7 declared
Pakistan (2nd inning) 156 all out
New Zealand win by 123 runs

Cricket, Saurashtra vs Karnataka, End of Day 2:
Saurashtra (1st inning) 316 all out
Karnataka (1st inning) 217 all out
Karnataka trail by 99 runs

Hockey, World Cup:
Match 19: 🇦🇺 Australia beat China 🇨🇳, 11-0
Match 20: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England beat Ireland 🇮🇪, 4-2


Day 10702
Saturday, 8 December 2018

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Novi’s 1st birthday. I am crying in every picture except one. Thanks to Karelin Victor-Kinzel for restoring my pictures.

I once playfully pushed my friend when I was 12. He hit the wall and broke his elbow. The headmistress had to be convinced that I was not a violent child and it was an accident.

I watched Princess Switch today. Typical Christmas movie, if you are into that. Also, Vanessa Hudgens is so cute. I watch Love Actually every year. That is my go-to Christmas movie. The cast has got Britain’s finest. Alan Rickman (Snape) and Emma Thompson (Trelawney) are a couple. What more could you ask for?

Fun Fact: Did you know? Rowan Atkinson was considered for the role of Lord Voldemort in the 4th movie, but Ralph Fiennes got the part.

I can have my own apartment for the same price I pay for a shared space with 2 people! More details later. Keep watching this space.

Cricket, 🇦🇺 Australia vs India 🇮🇳, End of Day 3:
India (1st inning) 250 all out
Australia (1st inning) 235 all out
India (2nd inning) 151/3
India lead by 166 runs

Cricket, Saurashtra vs Karnataka:
Saurashtra (1st inning) 316 all out
Karnataka (1st inning) 217 all out
Saurashtra (2nd inning) 79 all out
Karnataka (2nd inning) 91 all out
Saurashtra win by 87 runs

Hockey, World Cup:
Match 21: 🇧🇪 Belgium beat South Africa 🇿🇦, 5-1
Match 22: 🇮🇳 India beat Canada 🇨🇦, 5-1

Football:
Alemannia Aachen drew Oberhausen, 2-2


Day 10703
Sunday, 9 December 2018

Fans! The Europeans are yet to discover fans. No fans here. During the summer, I was like, y yu no fan?! I open the windows and not a single breeze. They have heaters for the winter but no fans for the summer. No wonder they complain all the time. I would too because there are no freaking fans. Fans make the summer bearable. I can easily survive 40s with a fan in India, but 30s with no fan here is torture. If you regularly oil the motor and clean the blades, fans are a breeze. Get it? Get it?

Noon and windy.

The wide toothed comb works! Superman to Clark Kent in no time.

I use hair oil and shampoo to wash it off twice a week. Hair care is really simple when it is shorter than an inch. I am not used to this. How often do you wash your hair?

5 more days and A1!

A1 > A2 > B1.1 > B1.2 > Exam > Certificate

I am still on the first step. Fortunately, most of the group is progressing to A2, so it will be the same people I will be learning with. I think Aline and Mahmoud only wanted to do A1. The rest of them want to keep learning.

Yeah, so remember the professor application from July? I got a reply. It only took them 131 days to get back to me. No big deal. I would not have been able to take it even if I got it, so it is a win-win. But it was nice to hear back.

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I tried to be as passive aggressive as possible in my reply, without saying a lot.

“Thank you for getting back to me regarding my professor application. 131 days worth of waiting is nothing in a lifespan of nearly 25,000. I hope you enjoyed evaluating my application as much as I enjoyed filling it in. 🙂

Cheers.”

What can I say. High quality written prose comes naturally to me.

Cricket, World Cup Qualifier, Asia:
Match 1: 🇸🇦 Saudi Arabia beat Thailand 🇹🇭
Match 2: 🇴🇲 Oman beat Bhutan 🇧🇹
Match 3: 🇭🇰 Hong Kong beat China 🇨🇳
Match 4: 🇧🇭 Bahrain beat Maldives 🇲🇻

Cricket, 🇦🇺 Australia vs India 🇮🇳, End of Day 4:
India (1st inning) 250 all out
Australia (1st inning) 235 all out
India (2nd inning) 307 all out
Australia (2nd inning) 104/4
Australia require 219 runs to win

Cricket:
🇧🇩 Bangladesh beat West Indies

Hockey, World Cup:
Match 23: 🇩🇪 Germany beat Malaysia 🇲🇾, 5-3
Match 24: 🇳🇱 Netherlands beat Pakistan 🇵🇰, 5-1

Football, Indian Super League:
Bengaluru drew Mumbai City, 1-1


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