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This past weekend was the Lunar New Year, which is only for people who live in countries that have a moon. Someone told me recently that the term "Chinese New Year" is outdated and kind of racist, so the preferred term nowadays is "Lunar New Year". That's fine I guess? I don't think Filipinos are likely to change their wording regarding this anyway.

I'm also easily confused nowadays because when I was young the greeting was always "Kung Hei Fat Choy", but these days there are a lot of variants. As shared by my mom from an unknown source:

Just in case you’re confused:

“Kung Hei Fat Choi!” (Cantonese)

“Gong Xi Fa Cai!” (Mandarin)

“Kiong Hee Huat Tsai!” (Hokkien)

“Uy! Penge tikoy!” (Pinoy)

The weather is starting to get hotter in the middle of the day, which makes me worry that the pleasant days of January are nearing their end.

My week was mostly family medical errands, which meant a lot of waiting around for doctors to arrive or to get blood drawn and such. A bit more of these this coming week, then we should be good for the next few months I think?

Wrote about Walking Distances.

Gaming: Wrote the blog post for Citizen Sleeper. Started playing Witcher 3! My first attempt at an Arena Open this year failed miserably! Wrote my Brothers War limited recap. New set dropped in Eternal!

Media Diet

  • Mostly TV stuff this week. Watched That 90s Show and finished Spy X Family season 1. Since I now have access to the entire Simpsons back catalog via Disney+, I started watching older season episodes (starting with season 3) on the side while doing other stuff. It's perfect background watching because I've seen all these episodes before yet the plots are usually good enough to get a chuckle out of me. Also been catching up on NCIS via Disney+ as well, which meant I watched their NCIS-verse crossover (what, no JAG?), which meant I had to watch one episode each of the spin-off shows NCIS Hawaii and NCIS:LA, just in time for NCIS:LA to get cancelled apparently.

  • I did start reading The Truth (Discworld #25) while I was waiting at a doctor's clinic, so at least I've started the year's reading already.

I have managed to tear through my feed reader backlogs and have harvested some links for sharing:

This coming week

The LD52 game jam rating period ends on Friday, hoping for a good outcome!

Mon, Jan. 23, 2023, 7:38 p.m. / / blog / #weeknotes / Syndicated: mastodon twitter / 💬 1 / 671 words

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Erik said...

Enjoy The Truth! It's one of my favourite Discworld novels alongside Going Postal and Night Watch.