24 7 20
Hello. Since my last post in April, I have:
- survived a grueling exam season and emerged with fairly acceptable marks
- received an offer to do a data science summer internship at Canva, which I have accepted
- become vaguely lactose intolerant (cannot eat McFlurries anymore, very sad)
- watched as a second (and much larger) wave of covid cases hit Victoria
- started working on a research project for next semester, a topic in cognitive science that revolves around language evolution
Overall, life is good right now and I'm grateful for the opportunities that lie ahead of me. I haven't been drawing much because I've barely left the house, but I'm thinking of trying to learn how to sculpt. I'm also interested in further developing a computer vision project that I've had in mind for a very long time. My time usage right now is a careful balancing act between some pretty good productivity and occasionally some epic procrastination.
Semester 1, 2020
25 3 20
I like to draw because I find it relaxing and meditative. Drawing to me isn't about skill, or even the drawing itself - it's about enjoying the process of making something as the rest of the world and all of its troubles gradually fades away.
26 3 20
My mother cooks for the family almost every day. I consider myself very lucky - she's an excellent chef. One of my favourite dishes is her Japanese curry.
27 3 20
I recently learned how to whistle, albeit poorly. Today I heard the tradie renovating our house whistle. He was much better.
28 3 20
While we're in locked indoors because of Coronavirus, I've decided to try to grow a moustache. It's currently in its teenage phase - awkward and disgusting. Hopefully it makes it out of this stage of life before I inevitably
decide to kill it.
29 3 20
It's been more than a week since I've left the house due to coronavirus. Today I felt like doing absolutely nothing. I think that's okay, every once in a while.
30 3 20
Silvertongue is an excellent song. My moustache is revolting. I haven't left the house in ten days. I need to get out for some air.
31 3 20
Starting to get back into coursework. Today I read a few chapters of Computer Networking: A Top Down Approach by Kurose and Ross. Surprisingly, I was kind of enthralled through it all. Who knew computer networking would be so captivating.
1 4 20
For the goldfish in our backyard, life is constant. The whole world could end and they wouldn't know the difference. Sometimes I wish I was a goldfish.
2 4 20
After many days of less than ideal productivity, enough tasks and deadlines have stacked for the stress/panic/ofuck monster to finally emerge from the depths of hell and light a fire under
my ass. Time to get back to work, quarantine be damned.
6 4 20
Being stuck at home sucks, but sitting next to the fireplace on a cold autumn day, healthy and in the company of family, makes me realise that I still have a lot to be thankful for.
7 4 20
Assignment due in two days. Approaching finish line. This might turn out very bad. Very stressed. END ME NOW.
8 4 20
Assignment is under control. Should be fine. Received an offer for some more casual research work today. Life follows a relatively smooth trajectory in the long run, but day to day it can feel like a god damn roller coaster.
9 4 20
The moustache is gone.
11 4 20
Today was dad's birthday.
I attempted to bake a Japanese cheesecake for him. This was a terrible
choice for my first
cake. I messed
up at the egg
white whisking stage and ended up
baking an egg pancake. At least it was funny.
13 4 20
I've been coding a lot
lately. This has
artist's block. Are
the two related?
14 4 20
Westworld is so cool.
16 4 20
Received my first
in the mail today.
18 4 20
Tried to cut my dad's hair today. Wasn't terrible,
but definitely a bit
patchy in some