Looking at the other side


I'm getting tired of the meat I get from the supermarket.

I mean, it is okay, but okay is not enough any more.

Apparently, there is an excellent butcher in town (if we can trust Google Maps reviews). The meat is more expensive there, but I can afford it. I rather give my money to a local business than a chain supermarket. Hopefully the meat is worth the premium price.

Visiting the slagerij might well become part of my Saturday's rituals. Maybe after drinking coffee on the bistro next to the church.

That sounds good. Very good indeed.

#Life #Random

Some ideas:

  • Let somebody go first.
  • Take a deep breath before responding.
  • Look at the wild flowers growing on the side of the road.
  • Smile to a stranger on the street.
  • Send kind thoughts to someone who hurt you.
  • Sit in silence and do nothing.
  • Clean someone else's mess.


I think I have a mild case of Trypophobia.

Since it is mild, I shouldn't call it a phobia, though.

Interestingly, the treatment suggested on Wikipedia is to increase the exposure. That's the basic strategy I have followed my whole life, increased exposure to everything I dislike or fear. It works.


If we live in the Matrix, then, Byung-Chul Han is definitely Morpheus.

Byung-Chul Han


Just saying. ¯\(ツ)


Poetry is impossible to translate. That's probably true for anything, but particularly relevant in poetry.

Layers of meaning are lost in translation. And in good poetry, subtleness is everything.

#Random #Poetry

Tags: #Log #Life #Random

There are a bunch of half-baked draft posts that I don't feel like finishing any more. I won't delete them, though, there is always a possibility for the future.

Since I'm kinda posting every day. I was wondering what to write about in a blue day as today.


Tags: #Random #Hack

I realized just now there is a soccer world cup being played somewhere because someone asked me whether I support Mexico or The Netherlands.


Tags: #Random #Society

I was having lunch at the office a few months ago. On that occasion, a lady from marketing sitting in front of me on the kitchen table started talking about how much she loved Mexican telenovelas (English: soap operas).


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Happening last night.

Went to bed at 23:00h. Woke up at 1:30h. Couldn't sleep for a while.

Reading happened. Some re-reading too.

Manage to fall asleep at 3:00h, woke up at 3:20h after having a nasty (and recurrent) dream. Bah!

More reading happened. More re-reading too.

Sleeping again at ~4:20h. Another nasty dream woke me up half an hour later. Less nasty than the previous one (and also a well-known one).

Again, falling to sleep right before my alarm went off. Slept in 30 minutes or so.

I don't feel sleepy, though. Maybe this delicious coffee helps.

□ The End.

I am seriously considering to start practising Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) in the Spring next year. I found a good school relatively close by.

Daily schedule need to be re-adjusted. It won't be cheap, and life will get substantially more expensive for me next year—beyond inflation, but that also contributes.

Though, I first need to figure out what to do with my sore knees —a long-standing issue. I can get used to a mild pain, the problem is that when I part take in intense physical activities, even walking is painful.

Still, I think I'm going to—at least—try it.

Tags: #Random #Life