day eight // 2018

It was a really normal and boring day till I signed up for courses at the Blogging University at WordPress.com. I thought I couldn’t write a haiku anymore but then I wrote one! After 25 days, finally! It was the Day 1 “to do” in one of the courses. It felt great! And I think I can write more.

I learned a new word –┬áforlorn.

day seven // 2018

I was home the whole day. I rested. I studied. I took a bath in the evening. I started the series “where things go wrong: building a student body in your school“. I so want this series to have a great response. I hope people like it. I am feeling grumpy. I won’t disturb you much. I often use a funnel to put back the extra coke that I pour-in when guests are home. I feel like a scientist! But that’s not what a scientist would do I suppose. My sister finds it funny. The amount of time I put in to pour back the coke. But then this effort is worth the time because neither do I end up drinking extra nor do I waste it.

day six // 2018

I got up at 8 today. But it took me some time to get ready for the wedding. It does not take me more than 10 minutes to get ready but because of a headache, it took me some time to take a bath and then get ready. I reached the wedding around 1 p.m. The decorations were b-e-a-utiful! Purple, golden and silver themed decorations. The flowers on the top and on the stage! The chandeliers on the top! And the tables! Everything was b-e-a-utiful!

It was Sukhman’s eldest sister’s wedding. Gurmehr, Saksham, Punya, Deepakshi, Amreen and Vritty were also there. Sujata ma’am, Rakshit and Karan too! They all are awesome!!!

It looked like a high-stress day for Sukhman. Of course, it was his sister’s wedding he would be emotional. And then all the guests, interacting with them and greeting them. And also managing all the arrangements. But he still had his winsome smile. ­čÖé Continue reading “day six // 2018”

day five // 2018

It was a bad day! I usually fall sick around season change. If there is a thing known as allergic to season change or allergic to weather? That’s me! Body temperature wasn’t too high, but a headache and pain in other parts of the body didn’t help much to survive the day.

After writing the previous day’s post (11:30 a.m.), I just lied down on the sofa with a quilt over me. Around 12:30, I started watching Sniper: Legacy. I have watched this movie at least 10 times! And this is the only movie in the Sniper series that I have watched. But I still watch it. I like it. And there isn’t much to watch on T.V. after midnight.

With a bad headache, I still continued to watch T.V. till 4 a.m. Mostly AlJazeera News. I love their documentaries! Then I turned off the T.V. but still couldn’t sleep on the sofa till 6 a.m. I finally decided to go and sleep on the bed where my sister and cousin were already sleeping. The thing about sleeping on the sofa is that I have always found it better than sleeping on a bed. Until the day five of 2018. Continue reading “day five // 2018”

day three // 2018

Last night, I read through Chapter 5 of The Hard Thing About Hard Things. I have decided to do three things. First, write a letter to someone at a really high post. Second, make a Google Form. And third, write a blogging series (codenamed “Tigerair”). I don’t need a┬ácodename but they make the process more exciting!

Around 2 a.m. my sister and I went to the kitchen and made Maggi. I don’t like Maggi. But we still made it. And ate it. I still don’t like it. But the process of making Maggi was fun. Chopping veggies and boiling water. A big mistake – we added turmeric powder – don’t do that. We had no clue if we had to add it or not, we just did. Then till 4 a.m. in the morning, we were looking at our old school photographs.

I got up late today. And slept through pretty much half of the day. Got up and ta-da! Mom gave a treat. She made burgers. I find the burgers she made better than McDonald’s. Aloo patty, paneer slice, onions, tomatoes, green chutney, tomato sauce, and buns. Simple and delicious! Continue reading “day three // 2018”

day two // 2018

Last night we went out for dinner to Khalsa Dhaba, Phase 5, Mohali. We have been regularly going to this place for good 8-9 years now. A lot of things have changed in the past 8-9 years. Khalsa Dhaba’s interior too. They have even expanded from a single ground floor to three floors. Just to clear out, it is actually a proper restaurant. People usually add “dhaba” (meaning┬áa roadside food stall) to their restaurant name because

  1. it screams culture – North India is full of dhabas
  2. no taxes (at least that’s what I have heard from the pre-GST period)

Three things at Khalsa Dhaba have actually not changed even a bit

  1. their staff
  2. the taste of their delicious food
  3. fastest inside a restaurant service

From ordering to food being served to our table – 4 minutes! And at times┬áthey can do better. And it was really delicious. For dessert, we had Gulab Jamuna. Again delicious and hot! Continue reading “day two // 2018”

day one // 2018

We came back home at 2:30 a.m. from my uncle’s place. My cousins are here for the new year from Delhi. My sister and my cousins were supposed to watch It but they slept right away. Till around 4 a.m. I tried Coinhive, a crypto miner for websites – which can be used to replace website ads.

It is a very bad idea to replace website ads as it uses the user’s CPU to solve hashes. But I found it to be a great way to start cryptocurrency mining. My MacBook Pro’s CPU temperature peaked 79┬á┬░C, starting from 18 ┬░C. I mined 7 paise worth of┬áMonero. Not worth the effort made by my MacBook.

Today I also played the Android game┬áWin the White House. In my first attempt, I only won 208 electoral votes. But in my second attempt, I won 361 electoral votes! In both the attempts, I played as a Democrat. Continue reading “day one // 2018”