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  • Writer's pictureAsad Reza Nassur

Update 8/4/23


It's been a while since my last post, and a lot has been on my mind - from mortality to the strange taste of my salt. This post will be light, just me airing out my thoughts (a sweet way of saying mental baggage, isn't it?). Work has been moody, swinging from instant ramen to a seven-course meal (where volume is inversely proportional to taste, hah). I must admit, I might be a workaholic. I love challenging tasks; they excite me. But beyond that, I've also come to realize my own weaknesses, which I have to admit.

Whoever said we have a limited amount of willpower was spot on. In the last few weeks, it's been like I'm on a rollercoaster, with many ups and downs. I tend to over-explain things, and even as I write this post, it feels like I might be doing it again, though I mean well (I hope). I've spent hours just sitting in one place or experimenting with a bunch of avocados (oddly enough, they go well with everything). I've even mindlessly tossed a stress ball on the wall for an hour, catching it as it ricocheted back. And then there was that one weekend when I spent around 14 hours gaming over two days; I think I uninstalled and reinstalled the same game four times in those two days. Strange turn of events, indeed.

Going off-topic a bit, microwaving pastries makes them far too soggy. I wonder why the bakery I frequent keeps microwaving whatever I want. After the first bite, I either have a layer of margarine-infused all-purpose flour stuck to the roof of my mouth, or my mouth goes super dry, and I can't chew properly because the mouth breather in me wants air and all it gets is puff pastry instead. Maybe I should find a new bakery to frequent, or even have a backup, because two layers of protection are always better than one. That's why banks go in for collateral (your home) and then sell you off to another guy (mortgage-backed securities); they like double protection too. And if that "other guy" gets insurance (credit default swap) from another bank, well, that's triple protection - bubble wrap, an airbag, and a bank locker just in case. From a croissant to why Lehman Brothers had to shut down - yikes.

All I'm saying is, it's fun to look at life and twist it around a bit. Combine all the experiences you've been through and play with them in your mind. It has made me chuckle far too often and left me with pleasant memories. Go hug a tree if nothing comes to your mind - I did it in 9th grade on Valentine's Day and called it my valentine for 15 minutes, just for the heck of it (I realize the stupidity and silliness of my action as I write this).

I'm going to end it here as I wanted to keep this nice and short. Also, it's Friday night! If you're reading this on a Friday, have a fun one, and if it's not, you should just bookmark it and read it on the coming Friday (just kidding!).

Disclaimer: Used AI to correct for grammar and flow. The 2008 crisis part is a bit over the top and it actually had a ton of related factors resulting in the housing bubble bursting.

P.S. I'm going to be experimenting with journalling from this weekend onwards - let's see how that goes!

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Nikita Mahawar
Nikita Mahawar
Aug 04, 2023

Happy Friday!! It’s fun reading your thoughts:)

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