March 3, 2022

Honestly, I never thought I’ll be preparing for fleeing from my home and country one day. Now that Russia is nearly declaring a state of war, instead of a “special military operation” it becomes a top priority to make sure my family is safe 🙏…

Monochrome

I recall someone said that monochrome picture is less attractive for human eye. Why don’t I try reducing screen time by switching my phone to black and white? My first 30-day experiment has now begun… 🧑‍🔬…

Address Books Are Still an Option

I used to consider contact management tools something insignificant. Why spend time meticulously updating information about people when it is displayed on their IM profiles? Well, it is… until the service goes down. Our Slack workspace has been closed a while ago. Everything was gone! Names, chat history, and notes.…

IELTS Reading Life Hack

I’ve been into IELTS for the last week. While doing some reading with the latest preparation materials from Cambridge Press, I found highlighting relevant parts the most helpful strategy for me. It becomes easier to navigate a text with every other highlighted piece. As the result, I make 1-2…

Mock IELTS Results

Well, the results came in, 7.5-6-7-7 🙂 To be honest, I’m pretty happy because I just went for it without any preparation. Now the plan is to fix Reading and make other “lucky” 7s more “confident”.…

Mock IELTS

Today I took a mock IELTS. It looks like I will need at least 6.5 for all sections except Listening, which should be 7.5. The results should come in 48 hours, so now I’m just waiting 😴…

Therapist Tomorrow

I’m looking forward to talking to my therapist tomorrow. So far, it has not been a walk in the park, but I know the process is rewarding, so… Is there any better time to heal some wounds than now? 😇…