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had this today, it’s similar to kek lapis we have in Malaysia/Indonesia

“Kek lapis legit”
legit in bahasa = sweet and tasty
Yup, legit 😄


trying out this coffee “machine” and manual milk frother. the espresso is not so strong 🤔 and some technics is needed for the right foam ☕️

Russia’s Nalvany Protests live stream from TV Rain, claiming their sites got attacked and down. and communication suppression at the venues prevented some live coverage.

wondering which new tech can come to counter-attack these bad tactics

Recently I also learned a lot from this NVC method of communication/answering/listening.

“NVC proposes that people should identify shared needs, which are revealed by the thoughts and feelings surrounding these needs, and then they should collaborate to develop strategies and make requests of each other to meet each other's needs.”

1. Jackal language vs. Giraffe language
2. Listen but don’t engage
3. Digging the needs and requested

The color chairs

In my experience as well, I also noticed/experienced these culture clashes at work. For example, imagine there’s no different nationalities, just character: Expressive vs. Unexpressive, and Confrontational vs. Avoidance of Confrontation.

if unexpressive + confrontational might give you relationship and heart problem, then expressive + avoidance of confrontation might give you work and brain problem. It’s impossible to avoid, we better if we learn about it.


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Interesting talk from the all hands today, talking about different cultures and at work, from this book

It ended with the note like “you cannot imagine how strong is the culture effect” many were praising the talk after that. (a little context, we have around 100 nationalities in the company)


Friend was asking what’s the difference between shiitake and common mushrooms, just look the same..

“One reason is for their flavor, meaty and buttery fresh, and smoky when dried. They’re low in calories but high in protein, B vitamins, vitamin D, minerals, and dietary fiber.”

Smoky 🥃 😋

Amazing, my hands can actually make Bramborák (Czech potato pancake) - taught by a Czech friend 🤩

Bought a coffee for Signal. Hoping more people are joining them, Keep it up!

Sad WhatsApp, it has been there since my Nexus One 📱

just heard a thunder, then I thought it’s pouring now.

Nope it’s not raining, it’s thunder snow! ⛄️🌩 ❄️ Let’s see we can have some ugly snowmen on the streets

Pleasant surprise 🌟 found my AirPods after 1 year+ in the shoe bag I used to bring to gym. Yayyy it’s a gift and I actually don’t want to buy a new one 💸💸

It’s snowing again ❄️ hope we have enough snow then I can watch those kids enjoying their sledding again (actually my inner child also wants to play 😆

so they placed at A1.3 which is about right as I had 3 months A1.1 - A1.2 before this. Happy that I don’t need to repeat 🥳

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“Sie haben 18 Von 70 Fragen richtig beantwortet.”

🙈 my German placement test result after revising for a few hours.

😆 I felt sometimes having some apps/things on a phone is too easy and we forgot it might not be the most efficient/productive way to do some of the thing imho. It’s easy but it’s still a small screen.

e.g. chat vs. discuss, search vs. research, tweet vs. write, look vs. watch (level of detail), ... etc little vs. bigger scale

one of my favourite taiwan cooked-to-order dish: 三杯雞 (3 cup chicken)

1 cup rice wine, 1 cup sesame oil, 1 cup dark soy sauce 😋

ps. too bad I don’t have basil 🌿

another advancement of virtual/remote work - hire some robot engineers/pm/manager/director and put them in slack to work together (with some anime person profile pic)

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