Still living and having fun in lovely Berlin, our sixth year ongoing. Work-wise, being in the right place at the right time in samedi. Daughter ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿผ turns 5 this year (when did that happen? ๐Ÿคฏ) and son ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿผ popped out in February. Crazy time ๐Ÿ˜…

๐Ÿ“š Reading

I’ve been meaning to read Earthsea for years now. I always had it in the back of my head that there is this series of books that I should reach out to and spend time with. I found really great edition that has all 5 books + 1 more with the short stories. I’m three books in already and am looking forward to the three upcoming. I really like Le Guin’s style of writing, although in some places it seems a bit too brief. It might be the translation but, my feeling is that those stories could have been even more epic. They are still great though ๐Ÿ˜‰

๐ŸŽฎ Playing

Not much gaming happening recently due to the newborn. That said, I finally got my hands on Warcraft III: Reforged and… Iโ€™m loving it! I played I donโ€™t know how many hours in Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and The Frozen Throne and now being able to make use of the full HD resolution and modern day graphics card is wonderful โค๏ธ

๐Ÿ“บ Watching

After awesome Witcher Season 1, I couldn’t find anything equally good that could stick. Until I remembered that Season 4 of The Expanse is available on Prime! After good and critically acclaimed run of three seasons on Syfy (after which they cancelled it ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ), Amazon picked it up for season four — which is as good as this whole series ever was. While I still haven’t finished it, I’m already looking forward to Season 5, continued on Prime and renewed in July 2019. Highly recommended!

๐ŸŽง Listening

I hinted back last month that The Beatles Lost Album was gaining traction on my playlist and this trend stayed this way. Additionally there was quite a bit from The Beach Boys Pet Sounds. From the new additions department, Ghibli (Joe Hisaishi) soundtracks took over with Spirited Away and The Wind Rises leading the charge — I feel that this is a new trend that will stick for next month or so. Other than that, soundtrack to John Wick (especially Chapter 3) is a great background listen when I need to focus. More…

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