May 2019

Closing the month of May by doing a mini recap of what happened to me this past month. This month flew by rather quickly due to me being hella busy with work and my side hustle. I’m going on a three week holiday to Indonesia so I had to pretty much complete all my workload and there were so many things needed to be done.

Prague, Czech

I went to Prague for the first time! It was quite a last minute decision to go, we didn’t plan on going anywhere prior our inter continental trip but then YOLO hahahaha. Although it was my first time visiting Prague, it was Deo’s second. We didn’t do a lot of sight seeing just a few of the must visit spots and also the zoo.

I clocked in 25.000 steps on my second day there and let me tell you, those Converse were not a good option.

Normal People – Sally Rooney

Finally finished a book after my reading hiatus. I tried to pick this book up again after seeing so many people raving about it. In the beginning, it was so frustrating to read this book due to the lack of double quotes to indicate when a speech occurs, but I got used to it eventually.

It started out great, I read it on the plane for like 100 pages straight, but then it kinda became meh. Reading this book is like being dumped into two people’s lives abruptly and then being kicked out just as abruptly. I did not like it as much as a lot of people do but it was still a good enough read. Not that I regret reading the book or anything. It’s a 2.5 stars out of 5 for me. Smack dab right in the middle.

Game of Thrones Final Season

Did you guys follow the last season of Game of Thrones? Deo and I watched it early in the morning before work to avoid spoilers. What a fucking waste of effort hahahaha. Well we did avoid being spoiled but was that worth it? Probably not hahaha. A lot of people complained enough about this so I won’t add my €0.02. I’m just glad it’s over to be fair, so we can move on to something else.

As shitty as it was, I’m still glad that I joined the bandwagon, it’s such a pop culture kind of thing that I’d remember it when I’m older. I’ll be one of those people who reminisce Game of Thrones when I’m >55 hahahaha.

I do realize this kind of post is utterly pointless for people who are reading my blog, but I just want to go back into using this space as my online diary more than showing pictures of clothes. I hope you don’t mind 🙂 What cool things happened to you in May? Please do share 🙂

Currently Reading

I fell into the Theranos hole. At this moment I’m knee deep in the book Bad Blood by John Carreyrou.

That testimonial on the cover by Bill Gates really sums my experience toward this book. I really couldn’t put the book down. I fell asleep last night with my Kindle still on.

Small excerpt about the whole Elizabeth Holmes situation; she is the founder of a company called Theranos that promised people that they can use this simple device to get information about your health only by a small sample of blood. Only a small prick of your finger, they said. She was 19 when she founded the company which made her the youngest self made billionaire in the world according to Forbes.

However, things went south when apparently the whole company operated on lies and deceit. Theranos’ technology has never worked. But Elizabeth was so determined to make this happened which has led her to make decisions that weren’t ethical. The company ultimately shut down by August 2018 and now Elizabeth and her partner are facing potential jail time on the charges of fraud.

Since I’m still reading the book, I can’t give you yet my review about it. But the investigation that John did was so brutal and detailed. This book is definitely a page turner.

Which book are you currently reading? Let’s be friends on Goodreads!