📘 Friday, July 15, 2022, Badalona

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I take my eyes off the calendar for two seconds and a whole weeks slips by…

This faken Spanish heat doesn’t allow me to think with a clear head, and not having air conditioning at home doesn’t make things any easier. I sweat like fak and focus more on staying focused than the actual work in front of me. I stare at the screen but actually don’t take anything in. I see but I don’t observe, so I have to read everything all over again. It’s annoying at best.

Anyway, enough bitching. Gotta get going and get stuff done. Good stuff happens too, like one of my best friend’s birthday party at The Hoxton hotel’s rooftop. Amazing views, music and people. We had a blast celebrating her birthday! Met some cool people along the way, as always whenever I hang out with her and coincide with her friends. It’s having people like her around.

In regards to work, aside from the faken heat I mentioned earlier, it has been quite difficult with any of the tasks I had at hand. Doesn’t matter which one I’ve got in front of me, I’ll always be thinking about the rest of them. A serious look at organizing projects should be taken. Gotta do things right and stop wasting mental energy on “parallel overthinking”. Do you guys like that term? I just made it up haha.

Alrite, ‘nough of this. Back to work and making the rest of what’s left of Friday somewhat productive.

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📘 Friday, July 8, 2022, Badalona

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Another day, another uneventful dollar. Gotta make some dough and keep on going.

Woke up feeling rested, without any throat unpleasantness, grabbed some coffee, ate some food and went to see my client. Got some work waiting since a couple of weeks ago.

Afterwards came to Oassis, as always, to at least work in a air conditioned environment. At home it’s like an oven with this summer heat.

Now it’s 8PM, time to go to the Estació França meetup to see my friends. I’ll try to return early to go sleep on time.

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📘 Thursday, July 7, 2022, Badalona

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Wassup, all good I hope. Woke up late’ish around 12:30PM after a horrible night of constantly waking up to mosquito bites. Those fuckers can go die in a ditch. Annoying as hell. They actually make me use the damn poison mosquito repellent. I think that shyet also affects me.

Anyways, right after waking up I took care of organizing stuff around the house and cleaning up. Reorganizing my stuff properly into my office room actually helped clear some space in the living room and now it feels like I can actually breathe again! Afterwards got something to eat and went to buy water which I should have bought the day before. I’m thinking of buying a water filter but I forgot the name of the brand that I got recommended by a friend of my mom. I’ll figure it out later I guess.

Prepared some coffee and after drinking it decided that today would be best if I were to go work from my favorite coffice, so here I am, typing away. It’s already 9:11PM so I’ll be heading out, maybe to Leroy Merlin to buy the velcro strip for the window nets. Maybe with that there will be much less mosquitos annoying me and much less air shyet flying into the house from the dirty gipsy neighbourhood.

That’s all for now. I’m gonna try to finish the day on a high note, maybe by watching a movie or something while eating delicious ice cream. 😊

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📘 Wednesday, July 6, 2022, Badalona

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Woke up a bit late and with my eye bags somewhat swollen. It usually means I had litlle sleep and the sleep was rough. My father’s woman left for her country yesterday so I went back to sleep in what used to be my room. It might have to do with suddenly switching beds to a more comfier one.

Anyho’, since I switched rooms I had to take care of the room that used to be my office, then became a storage room, and finally became the storage/bedroom where I’ve been sleeping since May 18th. I bought an inflatable bed so it was actually quite comfy, but nothing beats a real proper king size bed. I guess I’ll adapt.

This one’s gonna be short. Gotta go on with the day and try to be as productive as possible.

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📘 Wednesday, June 29, 2022, Badalona

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Woke up feeling tired because I stayed up until 5AM watching Better Call Saul. Almost worth it though 😹

Got lots of stuff on my plates so I wanted to jump right into work, but the lack of sleep started showing it’s effects. I had to lay down for a bit before being able to do anything.

I realized, it has been a long time since I last added a five minute journal. Plenty of stuff have happened since the last post. Most memorable ones being the house party we threw on San Juan with friends who came from all over. It’s good to be surrounded with decent people.

But sometimes you also meet assholes 😹. Like on Yasir’s birthday night at the beach. There was this couple from the US who took notice of me using the word “nigger” while joking around with my friend. We throw “nigga” around most of the time, but this time I wanted to be a bit extra so I went with the hard landing “R”, trying to recreate a guy from a viral video which we shared with eachother on Instagram some time ago.

Goes without saying that these two assholes didn’t like it! 😹😹😹 So they confronted me with it the moment I sat down, specially the Beta male saying that “There is never a valid reason to say the N word, specially not with the ER ending. It can only come from racism”, basically calling me indirectly a racist to my face, so I pressured him into admitting he thinks I’m a “racist” 😹. These kids make me crack up!

I didn’t have to, but I did anyway, indulging them with an explanation, that I’m an First Amendment Absolutist, that they can shove their unsolicited opinion where the sun don’t shine. I called them a libtard and their reasonings dumb, and made sure to repeat the word “Nigger” a couple more times, partly due to me having to be true to my own self without self-censorship and partly due to wanting to “trigger” these snowflakes! 😹

I did get to “trigger” the Beta Male hahaha, and he repeatedly told me to stop saying that word. I got fed up with him telling me what to do so I asked him “or what? you gonna do something about it?” indicating I’m ready to rumble my boy. Ain’t no way of shutting me up unless you blow a strike. And, in the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson; “When you strike at a king, you must kill him”. Of course he didn’t do shyet, because of his Beta Male nature. It’s so sad to be in that state. How can you call yourself a Man if you’re not ready to stand your ground and defend yourself when getting called out? Of course, I wouldn’t be calling him out if he were a decent person with the right morals.

Anyways, long story short, they showed how much of a snowflakes they are and confirmed once more that the newer generations of US citizens are a mob of bullies pushing for the destruction of their own country which, happens to have IMO the best constitution in the world, and the rest of the world.

Other notable events have been going out with my friends to party and a very productive session of coffice work on Tuesday.

I’ll go on with the rest of this day.

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📘 Wednesday, June 15, 2022, Badalona

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Woke up pretty early and after just a few hours of sleep. It’s near impossible to sleep with this heat! Gotta make some money and buy a goddamn air conditioner. 😿

Before getting out of my inflatable bed I went through the next step I had to take right after. In my head I went through each step, and decided on the most efficient order to get the most done in zombie mode. At least the coffee woke me up good. 😹

Got to do some work in the morning before heading off to the city center and meeting a good friend of mine I hadn’t seen in a long time, and right afterwards met up with my mentor with whom we went through some of our projects. We decided to take on a new one, a website related to an marriage fair he’s planning on making come February of next year. We already got it going!

Now at my favorite coffice Oassis Natural Cooking typing up this daily journal entry I’ve been wanting to write for the last three days but always somehow forgot until the last minute of the day. Feels good to get some tasks and clutter out of my head.

Soon gonna head back home and continue working a couple hours more until bedtime.

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📘 Saturday, June 11, 2022, Badalona

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Woke up feeling less bad than the day before because I’ve inflated my inflatable bed to the maximum. It had gotten a bit deflated since the first use some 4 weeks ago. I miss Alfon’s sofa though. That shyet unexpectedly fixed all my back problems with just one night’s sleep! I’ll repeat for sure soon!

Regarding work, I’ve got some stuff on my plate of course, as I always do. I’ve started inputting all my projects into an organized directory and optimizing my workflows. A bit late, yes, but better late than never. Also, this isn’t something that’s going to be done in a day or two. This might take a couple of weeks, working on the side. But eventually it’ll be done, and the next time I’ve to bootstrap a project it’ll be done in a flash instead of hours.

So yeah, work is going fine, meeting friends is going fine, mom came from Russia on Thursday, some old acquaintances are coming to Barcelona on vacations or for living too, etc. The city is bustling!

Today, Saturday, gonna do some work all the while listening to music, podcasts and my favorite youtube channels, before I eventually go out to the city center in the evening.

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📘 Tuesday, June 7, 2022, Badalona

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Another day, another sunshine in the sunny Badalona.

Had a busy weekend of hanging out with friends and chilling at home. Didn’t do much work-wise, preferred to take it easy instead.

Yesterday, Monday, was a holiday so the week for me starts today instead. I mean, work-wise.

Anyho’, I thought I’d get my broken tooth removed today, but it seems it’ll have to wait. I’ll have to go to a private dentist to get it fixed. Seems like the root being in place could allow for the tooth to be reconstructed.

That’s all for now, see ya later.

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📘 Friday, June 3, 2022, Badalona

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Another day of feeling regular after a noral night of sleep. Got a steamy coffee and back at the laptop typing away again.

Got a bit of a busy day ahead with work, going shopping and seeing friends. The sooner I get on it, the sooner I’ll be done.

Might as well use this chill day for plannig the next few weeks so as to clarify what I have to do and not brain my brain energy thinking and planning on the spot at every turn. Gotta optimize.

Also, I’d like to think about and start working on the 30-day challenges. One clear challenge will be making sure to write an Five Minute Journal post every single day for 30 days. Another couple of obvious ones would be to train and fast everyday for 30 days. No better time than now to start working on them. But if I announce it then I’ll be held accountable for it. Gotta plan.

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