Phew, first quarter of 2024 behind us, so I suppose it's time for a quick update. On the start of the year I flew to Mallorca ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ and finally got to meet the rest of the company! What a lovely bunch of people, can't wait to see them again this year again, this time in Scotland ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ Seems like this year is one to remember when it comes to travelling โ€” in February we flew the whole family ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ to Valencia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ for few days. It's a lovely city and people in Spain are so nice, open, warm and welcoming! A stark contrast to Germany... Anyway, I had already planned two trips to Poland ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ but had to rebook due to kiddos ilnesses. If all goes well, end of April I'll travel ๐Ÿš† with my youngster for my dad's 70th birthday party.

๐Ÿ“š Reading

How to Do the Work โ€” Dr. Nicole LePera

As I finally finished excellent 20th Century Boys manga by Naoki Urasawa, I felt the need to read something completely different. From the recommendation of my boss I grabbed How to Do the Work by Dr Nicole LePera. I tend to trust my gut feeling a lot, epecially in work environment โ€” I don't think it actually comes from my gut (duh!), but rather from the experience (or so I hope), and this book seems to shed some light on where does it orginate from really. I only just started going through it, but so far so good ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป

๐ŸŽฎ Playing

Persona 5 Royal

Back in December I wrote that no game could have properly hook me up since I finished Fire Emblem: Three Houses, quote: "So there is one game I'm hoping that will break the deadlock and hook me up properly โ€” Persona 5 Royal. Let's see how it goes..." And holy shit did it deliver! I clocked in over 120 hours and, at times, I was absolutely obsessed with it. One of the all time best games I ever played. If I had to point anything that I didn't like (and believe when I say it didn't really matter while I was playing), it would be a slightly too linear gameplay (as opposed to open world, for example) and two boss fights I had to approach multiple times on a merciless level (I played normal otherwise) to actually complete them. Fantastic game and I will probably have a second round at it in few years. Yet again Switch didn't fail to deliver in handheld mode ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป What's next? Most probably a bit of a break and then... Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition. Let's see how this one goes.

๐Ÿ“บ Watching

A Shop for Killers

I was looking for some lighter to watch series for quite some time now and I stumbled upon recommendation for this one. I approached it without any expectations and I was hooked immediately. It's not groundbreaking by any means, but it's a very solid show with good writing and acting. I enjoyed characters, their stories and loads of well made action. There weren't too many surprises, but it didn't feel disappointing โ€” quite the contrary, it felt right in some weird sense. I do wonder if there's going to be second season, but I won't hold my breath and I wouldn't mind if it ended with the first one either.

๐ŸŽง Listening


I guess looking at my profile I may as well just come out clean: I'm completely hooked by BTS. Yeah, I know, I'm as surprised as you are. My wife was listening to them obsessively for the past few months and she was nagging me to watch some of their performances etc. I was dissmisive for a very long time, but then one evening came and one song stuck in my brain. And that's how it started โ€” that one song became an album, and from there I completely sunk in ๐Ÿซฐ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’œ More...

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