Week 1537 : Texas, Texas, and More Texas

Continued from Day 10752


Day 10753
Monday, 28 January 2019

German B1 level from today!

We were supposed to write a report in German about our supposed hike yesterday. I have half a mind to write a really scathing one. I am only limited by my vocabulary. I shall go for a passive-aggressive no-chill one instead. It was partially my fault for communicating poorly. In my defence, I said the trip will be cancelled/postponed if it rains. It did not freakin’ rain all morning. My report should make up for it. That is how you express discontent, kids. Honest, and in German. I could have told them the same thing yesterday when we met for lunch, but they were with their partners and kids. I did not want to.

But all is okay. We will reschedule another day when it is sunny and make it worthy. No big deal, really. I am just overreacting, haha. I am really not that upset, in fact, if I think about it.

Shay says, “According to something I saw on the Internet, there is a subReddit where teens are trying to figure out how to get vaccinated without their parents consent.”

I am proud of the next generation. I am also sad that we are leaving them a fucked up planet that we are making no real effort to fix. It’s like starting the game on difficult mode with no tutorial or controls.

Fuckin’ backache is making the knee pain bearable. I think I am dying. If this is me before I turn 30, I am genuinely scared of my 40s. I intend to die at 61. How will I make it so far? 

I have to go to the doctor tomorrow. I got delayed by homework this morning. It is not just my knee now. The back and head have arrived to the party. It snowed briefly during the German class. 3 new people joined us today- one each from China, Suriname and Yemen. Now we are up to 9.

7

Cricket:
🇮🇳 India beat New Zealand 🇳🇿
🇳🇵 Nepal beat United Arab Emirates 🇦🇪
🇳🇬 Nigeria beat Rwanda 🇷🇼
🇷🇼 Rwanda beat Nigeria 🇳🇬

Cricket, Ranji Trophy Semifinal, Karnataka vs Saurashtra:
Karnataka (1st inning) 275 all out
Saurashtra (1st inning) 236 all out
Karnataka (2nd inning) 239 all out
Saurashtra (2nd inning) 279/5
Saurashtra win by 5 wickets

Poor umpiring decisions! I also came across a beautifully written piece called When Vinay Kumar met Cheteshwar Pujara.

Football, AFC Asian Cup:
Semifinal 1: 🇯🇵 Japan beat Iran 🇮🇷, 3-0


Day 10754
Tuesday, 29 January 2019

I went to the doctor, and ended up late for class. I hate going late to class. I find it impossible to catch up and blend in whenever I go late. Mir wurde gerade klar, dass ich in B1 nichts verstehe. I’m not understanding anything, no kidding. Today’s German class sucked. I did not know what was going on for most of it. I was already a hour and a half late. Everyone must have thought something was wrong with me because I was not participating as always. I hate myself.

Also, of course the moment I go to the doctor, my knee decides to behave. She made me lie down, bent it several ways, checked for inflammation, nope. Nothing. It felt perfectly fine. No pain. But the moment I climbed down the stairs, I was limping again. She gave me a prescription for some sort of a gel to apply on it when it hurts, and a recommendation to see a orthopaedic if it continues to hurt even after a week.

In other news, the coldest place in the world this morning was in Ontario, Canada. What if EU decides to kick Britain out before they decide to leave? It’s been three years at the door. #PlotTwist

I applied to register as an overseas elector. If accepted, I may get to vote in the general elections in April! If Rahul Gandhi is the opposition candidate, I would rather we continue with the same Prime Minister, because Rahul Gandhi’s only achievement is being a 6th generation Gandhi.

Speaking of which, I find it amusing that someone would find offence at being expected to know that the Gandhi family is not related to M K Gandhi. Of course, there is absolutely no reason to know the Prime Minister of a country like India. Why would there be? (sarcasm) Ironically, it is the same condescension and ignorance that drives most Indians like me, so watch out for my country. We have arrived.

If there was one person in the world I would wish for an autograph from, it would be Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam. What about you?

Cricket:
🇮🇳 India beat New Zealand 🇳🇿
🇷🇼 Rwanda beat Nigeria 🇳🇬

There are no groups at the World Cup this year, for the first time since 1983. It is an all-play-all league system. This should be interesting!

Hockey:
🇮🇳 India beat Spain 🇪🇸, 5-2

Football, AFC Asian Cup:
Semifinal 2: 🇶🇦 Qatar beat United Arab Emirates 🇦🇪, 4-0

Football:
Alemannia Aachen beat Wegberg-Beeck, 1-0


Day 10755
Wednesday, 30 January 2019

50874002_530682114084287_2979932018877399040_nI came home during the break. It is snowing. My head, knee and back hurt, and I fatherfucking fuck do not understand a word in German class anymore. I just want to give up and die.

Lauren says, “So, you’re just going to give up because something’s harder than before?”

Isn’t that pretty much the story of my 20s summed up in a sentence?

I just watched Archangel, the S04E02 of Black Mirror. I’m not even a parent yet and I was like whoa. I could totally relate with the mom. I don’t think I’d make a good parent. I’d choke the kid too. Too much love and protection from society’s problems to the point of harm. A huge ass #respect to all the parents out there, because it is not easy being a parent and knowing the line between protectiveness and paranoia.

Cricket:
🇿🇦 South Africa beat Pakistan 🇵🇰

Football, Indian Super League:
Bengaluru beat North East United, 2-1


Day 10756
Thursday, 31 January 2019

Cristina says, “I struggle with that all the time. It is really hard to decide when it is appropriate and when you just need to take a step back. I have recently learned that I have developed some serious control issues that I am working on, but again it is really hard to decide in what areas and situations it is actually called for. And they drive me crazy all the time. Especially when they get whiny. But it is all worth it. All those cute little moments, and being able to watch them grow into people, and see how they change, and how their minds work, and how full of love they are, and the giggles, and the cuddles, and the way they challenge the way I think, and the way I see things… I learn so much from them, it is crazy, and that makes all the stress, and the worries, and the irritation worth it. You just have to figure it out as you go and try to balance things the best you can.”

I did not go to German class today. I will probably not go tomorrow as well. I decided to take a break and recharge, and go back fresh on Monday. I think it was only a trigger. For the first time since I moved here, I found myself questioning my decision to come to Germany. And regret is a very strong emotion to shake away. I just need a couple of days off to improve my health and frame of mind. I shall be back to learn Deutsch mit meinen Guten Freunden.

Cricket:
🇳🇿 New Zealand beat India 🇮🇳
🇦🇪 United Arab Emirates beat Nepal 🇳🇵
West Indies beat Pakistan 🇵🇰

Cricket, West Indies vs England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿, End of Day 1:
England (1st inning) 187 all out
West Indies (1st inning) 30/0
West Indies trail by 157 runs

Hockey:
🇪🇸 Spain drew India 🇮🇳, 2-2

Day 10757
Friday, 1 February 2019

51068907_235801047303562_1796515340230852608_nI do not feel so well. I have not attended German class in two days. I just sleep all day. This sinus infection is back to ruin my life.

In other news, 600 Indian students trapped in an US immigration racket.

Headache. Those sinuses again. Speaking of which, I find it amusing when people do things without knowing what they are doing. One of my American friends happened to mention neti as a solution to flush out blocked sinuses. But I realised they had no idea that neti was a form of yoga. It speaks of the spread of awareness about yoga across the world (which is good, I guess. Yoga puts you in touch with your inner self) but also ignorance of what and how (which is disappointing).

I made sardine curry.

Cricket:
🇳🇿 New Zealand beat India 🇮🇳
🇳🇵 Nepal beat United Arab Emirates 🇦🇪
🇿🇦 South Africa beat Pakistan 🇵🇰
West Indies beat Pakistan 🇵🇰
🇿🇦 South Africa beat Sri Lanka 🇱🇰

Cricket, West Indies vs England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿, End of Day 2:
England (1st inning) 187 all out
West Indies (1st inning) 272/6
West Indies lead by 85 runs

Cricket, 🇦🇺 Australia vs Sri Lanka 🇱🇰, End of Day 1:
Australia (1st inning) 384/4
Australia lead by 384 runs

Hockey:
🇮🇳 India drew Ireland 🇮🇪, 1-1

Football, AFC Asian Cup:
Final: 🇶🇦 Qatar beat Japan 🇯🇵, 3-1

World Cup 2022 hosts win their first ever Asian Cup


Day 10758
Saturday, 2 February 2019

‘I want my old life back’, says German woman who joined Islamic State at 15. Yeah, of course you do.

Cricket, West Indies vs England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿:
England (1st inning) 187 all out
West Indies (1st inning) 306 all out
England (2nd inning) 132 all out
West Indies (2nd inning) 17/0
West Indies win by 10 wickets

Cricket, 🇦🇺 Australia vs Sri Lanka 🇱🇰, End of Day 2:
Australia (1st inning) 534/5 declared
Sri Lanka (1st inning) 123/3
Sri Lanka trail by 411 runs


Day 10759
Sunday, 3 February 2019

I hit 2,500 views on my blog! 8 years, 175 posts, 157728 words, 307 comments, 39 likes, 2501 views from 34 countries. Such a celebrity, haha.

This guy was fed up with his classmate. He’s gone viral for calling out his own ignorance.

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Today was the day I got Americansplained about my own country’s government system, when nobody even asked for it.

Cricket:
🇮🇳 India beat New Zealand 🇳🇿
🇿🇦 South Africa beat Pakistan 🇵🇰
🇳🇵 Nepal beat United Arab Emirates 🇦🇪
🇵🇰 Pakistan beat West Indies
🇿🇦 South Africa beat Sri Lanka 🇱🇰

Cricket, 🇦🇺 Australia vs Sri Lanka 🇱🇰, End of Day 3:
Australia (1st inning) 534/5 declared
Sri Lanka (1st inning) 215 all out
Australia (2nd inning) 196/3 declared
Sri Lanka (2nd inning) 17/0
Sri Lanka require 499 runs to win

Hockey:
🇮🇳 India beat Ireland 🇮🇪, 3-0

This is the last of my weekly posts containing stuff from my everyday life, along with sports updates. I am taking an unscheduled hiatus from blogging. Take care, stay awesome!

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