๐Ÿ“˜ Friday, Jul. 3, 2020, Badalona

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So far it has been a great day! Woke up at midday and went straight to work. I made a promise to myself I’d get lots of work done! ๐Ÿ’ช

Got some hours of work in. Took care of administrative tasks, a couple of pending ones and finally gave support to one of my important clients. ๐Ÿ’ป

Missed out on the training because I went to have a heart to heart talk with my father. We hadn’t spoken in a while after a fallout. We talked and we finally connected on a emotional level. It was good to see that we finally came to a full understanding as father and son! ๐Ÿ™Œ

After that came home, just in time to record the last round of my online training partners. Uploaded the video and started preparing for heading out.

Now on my way to meeting my friends. It’s a completely different world-view when you’re at peace with your surroundings. ๐Ÿ”ฅ

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๐Ÿ“˜ Wednesday, Jul. 1, 2020, Badalona

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I didn’t sleep at all last night, but man do I feel good this morning with a improvised cappuccino in one hand and good news on my smartphone on the other! ๐Ÿ”ฅ

I couldn’t fall asleep while laying in bed for 3 hours, some hobos were having a fight at 3 AM and it was just too damn hot! ๐ŸŒต
Aside from just laying there I didn’t have any real sleep. At least for the most part I wasn’t hooked to the screen of my smartphone, so my brain got a little bit of rest. ๐Ÿ˜ด

Then this morning I woke up to some delicious coffee mom made, which I made even better by mixing in some of my left-over protein and the result is amazing. The taste is closest to Nesquik choco milk! Just delicious! It brought back some memories from when we used to live in the Netherlands. Good times! ๐Ÿ˜Š

In any case, the start of the day is great! The best thing would be to keep up the momentum and finish off the Shopify project before midday, which would take off a huge strain off my brain! ๐Ÿง 

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๐Ÿ“˜ Tuesday, Jun. 30, 2020, Badalona

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The last day of the month! ๐Ÿ˜

This month sure passed by quick. I think mostly due to being able to go out again and having some fun with friends.๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ•บ๐ŸŽถ

Let’s begin by yesterday; woke up late (again ๐Ÿ˜ก), drank some coffee and started to work.
At least I ended up working some 8 hours that day. I found some interesting technologies related to the recent Windows 10 updates which came with a lot of improvements. Microsoft sure is taking the right steps!

First they implemented WSL, the Linux terminal inside Windows, then they bought Github, and through Github they bought NPM to incorporate it as their packages manager! They also made the Github pricing much cheaper, even making some services like Teams and private repositories FREE!๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ๐Ÿฅณ
I’m very happy with Microsoft these last couple years.

I updated and upgraded some of the software I use for developing web applications, and found out that they add huge improvements to the speed and my current overall workflow! ๐Ÿ’ช

In any case, yesterday I went to sleep relatively satisfies with my work. It’d have been nice to have woken up early today and gotten some 6 hours of work done by now (2:49 PM CEST), but alas, here we are, just one hour of work done. ๐Ÿ˜น

I’m optimistic though. Lately there have been only good news: my sister moved to a new cool apartment, my mom is back to working regularly, there is almost always good hot weather here in Barcelona, our group of friends is back to going out regularly, I completed a couple of projects and the rest is coming along, the MMA training is looking like we’ll be resuming in-person training at the gym in Sabadell, etc.! ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Despite the shortcomings in regards to my personal routinely life, the future is still looking good! Now let’s take on the rest of the day! ๐Ÿ˜œ

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๐Ÿ“˜ Sunday, Jun. 28, 2020, Badalona

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Sunday, chill day. ๐Ÿ˜€

Woke up to an amazing UFC Las Vegas 4 event! Everybody fought like crazy! ๐Ÿ™Œ
It must be true what they’re saying; there’s probably something in the water at the UFC Apex facility! ๐Ÿ˜น

After watching the event I decided to go mess with a Meetups organizer acquaintance together with a good friend of mine lol.
The night before at Jamboree he got annoyed with us and our group of friends (again) because the bouncers complained about our behavior. If the bouncers have any issues they should just come and tell us, thinks me, not going through proxies. So, Mr. acquaintance shouldn’t have said anything to us in the first place.

When we brought this up to him he got all defensive, arguing that we always “steal” and lead young girls who come to “his” meetups towards other places, thus making him loose money and gain bad reputation with the bar owners.๐Ÿ˜น

I don’t really see like that though. I think that we add value to those events and make people want to come back again next time by having a good time together. Yes, we lead people to some venues to party together, but not to make any money off of them. If he really wanted he could have just told us beforehand to lead people to his other venues. And if the owners have any complaints they should just let us know directly. Again, don’t use proxies. I just don’t need to hear any complaints of nobody through anybody.

You’ve got something to say? Say it to our faces. We won’t bite. We will listen and work something out. ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ

In any case, that’s how this Sunday chill day went by. Afterwards we participated in the Sagrada Familia event and went back home.

It was a nice weekend! ๐Ÿ˜

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๐Ÿ“˜ Saturday, Jun. 27, 2020, Badalona

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What a time to be alive! What a nice week it has been! Started going out with my friends again on a regular basis. ๐Ÿ™Œ

Yesterday was quite the eventful day. After working 7 hours straight went for some drinks with my friends at Monkey Factory. It started out chill and relaxing. We decided to go party at Otto Zutz afterwards.

We arrived a bit early at Otto Zutz and made ourselves comfortable at a table in the middle of the dancefloor. After doing our thing for a little while more people arrived and the party got livelier.

After some time of dancing two guys in the VIP area were shouting angrily at eachother. It looked like a fight was going to go down at any moment, so I started to record with my phone and a stupid grin on my face. I did that because I always miss the opportunities of recording fights and also because that night my mood was a tad more on the loose side lol. ๐Ÿ˜น

Unexpectedly the guys instantly squashed their beef. Next thing the marrocan guy turned his sights on me, realizing I was recording, and instantly became infuriated. He shows his middlefinger and gesticulates that he’s going to “slap” me, at which point I snap because I ain’t nobody’s bitch and ain’t nobody punking me! ๐Ÿ˜น

Because he leaned over to try and hit me, I in turn stepped in and punched him first in his stomach๐Ÿ‘Œ

Next thing his friends are grabbing him and my friends grab me. I see he tries to rally his friends and come down to the dancefloor, so I try to meet him halfway, because I don’t care if it’s one against 5, I’ll still beat his ass and his friends, no problem what-so-ever. ๐Ÿ˜น

My friends again held me so that I wouldn’t beat their ass. Then suddenly I feel somebody slapping the back of my head! Turns out it was one of his punk friends coming from behind, from the lifted VIP area. I wanted to jump at him, but again, I was being held back by my friends, so I threw at his head the only thing I had in my posession at that time: my bubble gum! ๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ

After the dust settled that was all that happened. Afterwards I talked with the guy and we made our peace. Mainly I apologized for recording like a retard. It happened in the spur of the moment, but still it was wrong. He didn’t apologize for his behaviour though. No worries, if he doesn’t want to apologize then that’s his issue to deal with. I’ve got my inner peace! โ˜ฎ๏ธโœŒ๏ธ

In the end all ended well. We continued partying a bit more and then went home.

And now here I am, another saturday and we’re back to normal going to Margarita Blue! ๐Ÿท๐Ÿน๐Ÿธ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿฅƒ๐Ÿฅ‚

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๐Ÿ“˜ Thursday, Jun. 25, 2020, Badalona

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What a mess! …or maybe not? Can’t really tell with the way it has been going since the start of the week.
Yes, I did wake late a couple of times, but I think the excuse was a combination of going out having fun and holidays. ๐ŸŽ‰

In any case, here we are. It’s thursday again.
I woke up pretty early today considering I was up until 4AM. ๐Ÿ˜ด
It’s harder to fall asleep these days since we oficially started summer. It’s blazing hot and I’m sweating even just after coming out of the shower! ๐ŸŒถ

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๐Ÿ“˜ Monday, Jun. 22, 2020, Badalona

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Yesterday had a very sunny chill day with a good friend who I hadn’t seen since before the lockdown. ๐Ÿ”’

We went on a bike tour through the city and rode many kilometres, from one point to another, several times.

It was fun, but I should have gone back home sooner. Something about just relaxing and talking kept me there and the hours flew by just like that. Before I knew I notices it was already midnight!

Went back home, took a shower, started reading a new book and watched some videos until I fell asleep.

I didn’t have many hours of sleep but made sure to wake up “early”, around 9-ish, so I could participate in the monday morning training and go to the center.

Did all that and now I’m in the metro on my way to the center. Why metro and not the electric scooter I have? Because the journey did start with the scooter, but I had to be “cool” and go fast at a corner, and I bumped the side of the front wheel on a cement wall! ๐Ÿ˜“

I’m ok though ๐Ÿ’ช. The material can be repaired or replaced; the body is a different matter though.

In any case, arrived to ImaginCafรฉ only to find it closed. No wonder they weren’t picking up the phone. ๐Ÿ˜‘

Now sitting at Macchina Pasta Bar for a quick bite before heading out for a search of another place from where I can work with my laptop ๐Ÿ’ป, because Macchina Pasta Bar decided to turn off their internet. ๐Ÿ˜ 

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๐Ÿ“˜ Saturday, Jun. 20, 2020, Badalona

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Finally! Finally a day where I wake up “relatively” on time. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Gonna finish this morning journal and go on to do some work. I have to make good use of the day and be more productive!

Even though I’ve been waking up late during this week I still managed to somehow get 32h of work done until now. Working a bit during saturday and sunday will make up for the 40 weekly hours. So in that regard I won’t feel as bad.

Also, yesterday my back hurt a lot ๐Ÿค•. So much that I couldn’t go to the boxing training. Before going to sleep I took a very hot shower for relaxing my backs muscles and made sure to go to sleep on time.

Today I’m feeling much better, so let’s see how today pans out. ๐Ÿ˜€

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๐Ÿ“˜ Friday, Jun. 19, 2020, Badalona

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Again, slept until very late! ๐Ÿ˜ 

I’m really started to get angry at myself for not being able to fall asleep on time and wake up early the next morning to get onto my work.

*Sigh*, I’ll see what I can do. For now gotta plough through and see what gets done for today, friday. There are plenty of tasks waiting.

Gotta go for my boxing training now though, to get my body tired and at least feel like I got something done today.

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๐Ÿ“˜ Thursday, Jun. 18, 2020, Badalona

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Man o man, what a shitty week! ๐Ÿ’ฉ

Waking up late almost everyday, despite going to bed early. I’ve got to fix this shit. I’ve got to log off absolutely at 10PM and be asleep at 23PM! ๐Ÿ˜ 

Already I’ve missed two days of the Five Minute Journal. Let’s say it’s ok, as long as I retake the work and get back to normal as soon as possible.

At least I had a good rest this last night. I advanced one of my tasks by a considerable margin, and look forward to doing it again today. ๐Ÿ’ช

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