2021 Week #2

Jan 17, 2021

Day 12 of 100 Days to Offload

At the end of every week we do a retrospective at work. We go over what happened over the week and then see what could be done better and what we should keep doing. I think it would be good to do something similar but on a personal level.

Zuko Picture of the Week

My black cat, Zuko, sleeping on his pillow and covering his eyes with one paw

What Happened

  • I don’t know what happened this week. It seemed like a blur to me.
  • Continued on with learning Japanese! I’ve been “immersing” every day, at least one episode of anime per day
  • My focus at work this week was not as good… I think I work better when I’m in the Zoom call with my co-workers all day. That was an experiment gone wrong
  • Tried installing Manjaro on my Chromebook… It did not work. I think I need to remove the physical protection from the hardrive. I don’t want Manjaro that badly. I might just gift it to someone.
  • Installed i3-gaps on my desktop! I’m highly debating switching to a single monitor setup. I love how it looks.

My desktop setup using i3-gaps

What I Could Do Better

  • Get better sleep! Every day this week I was exhausted. My cat kept waking me up extremely early every day which just set me up for failure. I hope to be in bed by 11pm.
  • Need to keep going to the Zoom calls with my co-workers!

2021 Goals Review

  • Lose weight
    • I did bad with eating out this week. I ate out three times. Argh. I cooked a bunch of chili but I always eat the first round and then don’t eat the rest…
    • I’ve been moving more, doing some Fitness Blender and Blogilates videos every day. Man, I get sore easily.
  • Read more
    • I lost interest in the book I was reading. I need to find a good book…
  • Eat out less
    • Ack, this was bad! I ate out more this week! I need to get stop. Save money
    • I fell into the allure of the limited editions. I bought a Shiba retro pen, I couldn’t help it… It was so cute.
  • Waste less time
    • I’m bad at guarding my personal time. But I think it can be a little hard to balance priorities, you know? I don’t want to be a total social shut in because I want to get productive
    • I did good in that there wasn’t a day when I was just twiddling my thumbs looking for something to do. I like how Japanese requires a lot of effort and therefore, more time. I can always go to it if I ever have any down time

This Week’s Tunes (by playcount)

Top Songs

  1. ALONE EN LA VIDA by L’Arc~en~Ciel
  2. LIFE by YUI
  3. Unrequited Love by Capsule
  4. 軽蔑と始まり by DIR EN GREY
  5. 砂上、燃ユ。残像 by downy

Top Albums

  1. KISS by L’Arc~en~Ciel
  2. Tierra by L’Arc~en~Ciel
  3. True by L’Arc~en~Ciel
  4. 第七作品集『無題』 by downy
  5. The Insulated World by DIR EN GREY

Top Artists

  1. L’Arc~en~Ciel
  2. 宇多田ヒカル
  4. Rainych
  5. tricot