Week 1535 : Attachment Unavailable

Continued from Day 10738


Day 10739
Monday, 14 January 2019

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I received my first ever comment on DeviantArt!

Is the spoof better than the original?

Cricket:
🇮🇩 Indonesia beat Bhutan 🇧🇹
🇹🇭 Thailand beat Hong Kong 🇭🇰
🇳🇵 Nepal beat United Arab Emirates 🇦🇪
🇲🇾 Malaysia beat Thailand 🇹🇭

Cricket, 🇿🇦 South Africa vs Pakistan 🇵🇰:
South Africa (1st inning) 262 all out
Pakistan (1st inning) 185 all out
South Africa (2nd inning) 303 all out
Pakistan (2nd inning) 273 all out
South Africa win by 107 runs

Football, AFC Asian Cup:
🇦🇪 United Arab Emirates drew Thailand 🇹🇭, 1-1
🇧🇭 Bahrain beat India 🇮🇳, 1-0

India is eliminated.


Day 10740
Tuesday, 15 January 2019

I don’t know how much I currently weigh. I don’t have a weighing scale, although I am eating fine, and according to my schedule on most days. But there are days (like yesterday) when I skip breakfast because I procrastinated, and I am duly punished at the end of the day with a severe headache, and swearing never to miss a meal ever.

Dijana says, “I watch Balika Vadhu.”

I’m like, …why?

A new batch of A1 started yesterday. The batch has a Kenyan, Malawian, Italian, Chinese and Czechian. I am having fun showing off my besser Deutsch for them during the break.

“Hallo! Ich heiße Naveen. Wie heißt du?”
“Ich… heiße… Andreas”
“Woher kommst du?”
“…ich… komme… … … aus… Kenia”
“Ah! Wann bist du nach Deutschland gekommen?”

Mind blown.

Appy: “Stell dir vor, wenn du B2 erreichst! Du kannst noch mehr angeben!”

Now that, is showing off.

“Und du würdest nur davon träumen können, ehe du einen Tag die C1 angestrebten Kenntnisse verinnerlicht hättest”, she continues.

And that… is bullying.

It is nice talking to them though. The only thing I know about Kenya is the cricket players. But the Kenyan does not know them, unfortunately. When cricket is out of the window, my ability to appear knowledgeable reduces by half.

Fun Fact: Wikipedia turns 18 today.

I am having milk rice, papad, pickle and yoghurt for dinner. One of those lazy days.

I watched Padman today. The man who made sanitary pads affordable for all women in India. 10/10 for story. 8/10 for movie. You should watch the TED talk of the real guy this movie is based on. Very inspiring… for an engineer. Necessity is the mother of innovation.

I watched it because Malika said she watched it already. What a shame.

Cricket:
🇮🇳 India beat Australia 🇦🇺
🇲🇲 Myanmar beat Bhutan 🇧🇹
🇦🇪 United Arab Emirates beat Malaysia 🇲🇾
🇹🇭 Thailand beat China 🇨🇳
🇹🇭 Thailand beat Indonesia 🇮🇩

Cricket, Ranji Trophy QF, Karnataka vs Rajasthan, End of Day 1:
Rajasthan (1st inning) 224 all out
Karnataka (1st inning) 12/0
Karnataka trail by 212 runs

Football, AFC Asian Cup:
🇵🇸 Palestine drew Jordan 🇯🇴, 0-0
🇦🇺 Australia beat Syria 🇸🇾, 3-2

Football:
Alemannia Aachen beat Paderborn II, 4-0


Day 10741
Wednesday, 16 January 2019

I used to watch Grand Slams as a kid. My dad is a huge tennis fan. The 2012 Wimbledon final was the last full game of tennis I may have watched.

Facebook’s 10 Year Challenge is shady – yah or nah?

I’m too lazy to cook today. I’m getting a pom döner. After ages. It has snowed only once this season.

I hope we are able to retain our Prime Minister for another term. But this is a democracy. My contribution is only 1 in 1.34 billion. Exaggerated, of course. It was 814.5 million in 2014, and we had a 66.4% turnout, so around 541 million voted. Every 5 years, we break the record for highest number of people voting in general elections.

I didn’t vote in 2014. No vote, no complain.

Also, why are people randomly carrying around on the streets what appears like Christmas trees?

Cricket:
🇳🇵 Nepal beat Thailand 🇹🇭
🇲🇾 Malaysia beat China 🇨🇳
🇭🇰 Hong Kong beat Myanmar 🇲🇲
🇹🇭 Thailand beat Bhutan 🇧🇹

Cricket, Ranji Trophy QF, Karnataka vs Rajasthan, End of Day 2:
Rajasthan (1st inning) 224 all out
Karnataka (1st inning) 263 all out
Rajasthan (2nd inning) 11/0
Rajasthan trail by 28 runs

Football, AFC Asian Cup:
🇰🇷 South Korea beat China 🇨🇳, 2-0
🇰🇬 Kyrgyzstan beat Philippines 🇵🇭, 3-1
🇻🇳 Vietnam beat Yemen 🇾🇪, 2-0
🇮🇷 Iran drew Iraq 🇮🇶, 0-0


Day 10742
Thursday, 17 January 2019

See: Dog Accidentally Runs Half-Marathon After Being Let Out For Pee, Finishes 7th

My replacement kit is still Frankfurt for the past 4 days. Someone really does not want my DNA to be tested. Seriously. I ordered and paid them in November. First, my saliva mysteriously disappears in the mail, now the replacement kit won’t even reach me.

“MyHeritage is better”, says Mina.

Yeah, that is what my roommate went for. I am beginning to regret this. He ordered after me, and he already got his results. I am still waiting to submit mine. And it takes 8 weeks for the results after the sample reaches them. That could be April. Whom do I blame for the delay? Whom do I blame for the lost sample? No response since Tuesday. I am starting to get the feeling I am not going to get a DNA evaluation.

Cricket, Ranji Trophy QF, Karnataka vs Rajasthan, End of Day 3:
Rajasthan (1st inning) 224 all out
Karnataka (1st inning) 263 all out
Rajasthan (2nd inning) 222 all out
Karnataka (2nd inning) 45/3
Karnataka require 139 runs to win

Football, AFC Asian Cup:
🇴🇲 Oman beat Turkmenistan 🇹🇲, 3-1
🇯🇵 Japan beat Uzbekistan 🇺🇿, 2-1
🇶🇦 Qatar beat Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦, 2-0
🇱🇧 Lebanon beat North Korea 🇰🇵, 4-1


Day 10743
Friday, 18 January 2019

Cricket:
🇮🇳 India beat Australia 🇦🇺
🇭🇰 Hong Kong beat Thailand 🇹🇭
🇲🇲 Myanmar beat Malaysia 🇲🇾
🇳🇵 Nepal beat Indonesia 🇮🇩
🇹🇭 Thailand beat United Arab Emirates 🇦🇪

India won both the test series and the ODI series. That was a successful Australian tour.

ODIs seem to have run its course. It was good until the T20s came around. I still think they should do a test cricket format out of them. Team A plays 20 overs, then B plays 20, A plays 20 again, and B chases it down in the last inning. 80 overs is a good enough one day. Also fun to watch, and new strategies too, with more than one inning per game.

I am going on my first proper hike on Sunday. Monschau – Teufelsley and Engelsley. With strangers.

Cricket, Ranji Trophy QF, Karnataka vs Rajasthan:
Rajasthan (1st inning) 224 all out
Karnataka (1st inning) 263 all out
Rajasthan (2nd inning) 222 all out
Karnataka (2nd inning) 185/4
Karnataka win by 6 wickets


Day 10744
Saturday, 19 January 2019

My replacement DNA kit finally arrived. I think I solved the mystery as to why my DNA never reached. I am guessing Deutsche Post discarded it. I went up and enquired instead of dropping it in the mailbox this time. I was asked to pay €19.48 for shipping even though it says prepaid airmail on the box. The lady said it is free only within Ireland but I have to pay from Germany. I don’t understand what is the point of prepaid then. Prepaid means it is already paid! Prepaid means I shouldn’t have to pay again. This DNA shit is costing me meals.

“I hope you find out soon that you are Indian”, says Mina.

Touché.

I have a 12 km hike tomorrow. I shall survive. It is not much, is it? I cannot, of course, wear my coat. I want to stay warm but also be able to move freely. I will have to pile on the layers. If I die out there, tell Val-E it is hidden wh’re the travelling lamp doest not shineth, and it wilt only beest hath opened at which hour the moon is on the full.

Cricket:
🇵🇰 Pakistan beat South Africa 🇿🇦
🇲🇾 Malaysia beat Thailand 🇹🇭
🇭🇰 Hong Kong beat Myanmar 🇲🇲
🇦🇪 United Arab Emirates beat Indonesia 🇮🇩
🇹🇭 Thailand beat Nepal 🇳🇵

Football:
Alemannia Aachen drew Worms, 2-2


Day 10745
Sunday, 20 January 2019

0701 h: It is -9° in Monschau. This should be fun.

1033 h: The couple sitting in front of me in the bus is doing a coochycoo.

1924 h: I am back! I have encountered zero wildlife. Germany is a boring country. No pictures here because WordPress only gives me 6 GB of image hosting, and I might need it for other things. Unfortunately, I do not have Instagram anymore either, so no pictures at all for you. The really good ones may or may not turn up on my DeviantArt photography page some day. No promises yet though. Also, my phone died in the midst of the hike, so I could not take as many pictures as I would have liked.

1941 h: It was cold and slippery and I am dead tired now. I got some chicken nuggets and fries from Westpark Grill on the way home. I just finished eating them.

1943 h: I had fun! I made new friends. I picked a fight, and lost because my stalactite sword broke. My legs are hurting crazy, especially the left calf muscle. I think it was the shoes. I should have worn sturdier boots. Since it was uneven and slippery, the pain started in the ankles and moved up to the knee. I think I am going to take a shower and crash.

2015 h: Wait, so that forward fold… Can everybody else touch their feet when you bend forward? I have never been able to do that.

I think the fact that I had 6 layers on top and only 2 on the bottom made it worse. That and lack of weather appropriate shoes.

Cricket, Asia Cup (West):
Match 1: 🇧🇭 Bahrain beat Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦
Match 2: 🇰🇼 Kuwait beat Maldives 🇲🇻

Football, AFC Asian Cup, Playoffs:
🇻🇳 Vietnam beat Jordan 🇯🇴, 2-1
🇨🇳 China beat Thailand 🇹🇭, 2-1
🇮🇷 Iran beat Oman 🇴🇲, 2-0

It is a pity Jordan got knocked out. They were playing well. Also, have you seen the flag of Oman? The top left corner is supposed to be swords, dagger and stuff. But it looks more like an alphabet out of Mandarin.


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