Ridwan Jaafar

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2021-06-20: Apple Pencil blew me away! I am writing this note using my new Apple Pencil. I am liking this nifty little tool so far. I was …

2021-06-18: My iPad is fully setup. Now, downloading apps. Just the essential apps! 📷

2021-06-17: I’m trying to find a way to use both Micro.blog & Write.as and I just can’t come up …

2021-06-16: Just got my iPad delivered. I think for me, the basic one should be fine. 📷 📱

2021-06-11: I’m listening to The Antidote by Oliver Burkeman audiobook. Damn! It is good! 📚

2021-06-11: I went to our terrace this evening. I couldn’t stop myself from watching the lighthouse and the sea. …

2021-06-10: I have got USB fan. Not a powerful one but does the job alright. 📷

2021-06-05: Lioness Neela dies of Covid-19 Chennai Vandallur Zoo’s Lions are infected with Covid-19. Unfortunately, Lioness Neela has …

2021-06-04: I got this tiny pink lion surprise toy inside lollipop candy packet. 📷

2021-06-01: Lollipops and a surprise gift inside. I’m excited! 🍭📷

2021-05-26: I’m seriously considering getting the GTD Connect annual subsription for $290. As a GTD …

2021-05-26: Last night we had a storm alert in our hometown, Kilakarai. Here’s a photo of full moon and …

2021-05-25: The Bullet Journal Method: Brilliant book on Analogue Productivity Finished reading: The Bullet Journal Method by Ryder Carroll 📚 I highly recommend this book for …

2021-05-22: Gold Medal Oil Gold Medal Oil was part of my known pain-relief arsenal. While growing up, we used it generously for …

2021-05-20: It has been 30 days It has been 30 days since my father passed away. Time flies! I feel overwhelmed with the amount of …

2021-05-19: Air Conditioning is down in my room Today, the air conditioning unit failed in my room. AC repair engineer reckons it would be better to …

2021-05-19: Apparently, 15 people have listened to my microcast. I feel shy! 🙈

2021-05-19: I have been reading for 100 weeks on my Kindle. It’s definitely a big milestone for me. 📚

2021-05-15: Ridwan's Rough Notes - Note 0 Alright! It’s about time I start exploring the world of podcasting/microcasting. I have been …

2021-05-14: I enjoyed reading and reflecting on the below quote from James Clear’s newsletter: A recipe …

2021-05-13: Eid Mubarak It is Eid-ul-Fitr, a day of celebration and gratitude. I’m grateful for the good memories I …

2021-05-13: This is a dumb question: How do I create a Reading page to show my “Currently Reading” …

2021-05-13: Currently reading: The Bullet Journal Method by Ryder Carroll 📚 I’m really enjoying this book. …

2021-05-11: I have got a free month long trial for Skillshare. I have got few courses I want to complete before …

2021-05-10: I’m excited for new Wavelength app. Thanks @manton. I’m looking forward to try my hand on …

2021-05-07: I have been reading some good Amazon Original Stories on my Kindle. So far, I have finished a series …

2021-05-06: I have found dealing with the customer service team of Amex India so easy than the customer service …

2021-05-05: I’m slowly recovering. I really want to get back on Micro.blog over the next couple of days.

2021-05-01: Learning to move forward Thanks very much to the kind souls of Micro.blog! Words cannot express my gratitude. It has been …

2021-04-23: A shining light is no more A shining light has been extinguished, which can never be replaced. My father has passed away on …

2021-04-12: As someone who is an avid birdwatcher, I shot this little bundle of joy in Leeds.

2021-04-12: RT-PCR Test Done Today we went to Leeds to get our RT-PCR Tests done. We are expecting the results within 48 hours. …

2021-04-10: Flights Booked & I'm Really Exhausted Today I spent most of my day over the phone booking flights, arranging PCR test and booking our …

2021-04-09: Visa Stamped and Travelling Arrangements In Progress Today I went to the Indian Consulate in Birmingham. The emergency visa application has been accepted …

2021-04-08: Getting Better Today was a bit of relief. We had some good updates from the hospital. My father’s breathing …

2021-04-07: Keeping It Together Today has been better. There’s a slight improvement in my father’s health condition. The …

2021-04-06: Thank you Microbloggers for your Kindness Today I felt at ease after lots of ups and downs in the past two days. My sister, brother-in-law, …

2021-04-05: Thoughts & Prayers Needed Today I spent most of the day talking to family and following up on the father’s status. …

2021-04-04: Covid Hits Home Today woke up to a piece of not-so-good news. My father has tested positive for Covid-19 in Chennai, …

2021-04-03: Waffles in Liverpool An amazing day out in Liverpool. We went to Everton Park and then to the Albert Docks for the walk …

2021-04-03: Taking One Photo A Day for a Decade I have been following Blipfoto on and off for more than a decade. It was started in Edinburgh, …

2021-04-02: Pressure Cooker Today was a slow Friday. We bought a new pressure cooker from Argos. It’s an essential kitchen …

2021-04-01: New Quarter & GTD Deployment Starting new bullet journaling for April. Cambridge Libraries are now available on Overdrive & …

2021-03-31: Started reading: The Bullet Journal Method by Carroll, Ryder 📚

2021-03-31: Resuming Posts on Micro.blog I have resumed posting on Mico.blog and here’s my post on my day out to New Brighton Beach. Started …

2021-03-31: Some random shots from our day out to the New Brighton Beach on 29th March 2021, Monday. As an …

2021-03-30: Pick-me-up Flowers

2021-03-23: I slow jogged for 2 miles in around 38 mins. Not bad! 🏃🏽‍♂️ I used Nike Run Club app and it was so …

2021-03-21: Today I went for an hour long walk/slow-jogging and it was incredible.

2021-03-20: I just created my first Zettelkasten note and really excited about its potential.

2021-03-19: Finally, I have found how to schedule blog posts on Write.as and it doesn’t have to be that …

2021-03-19: I just finished & submitted the UK Census 2021 form. Woohoo!

2021-03-18: Enjoy Enjaami I’m absolutely addicted to this track titled Enjoy Enjaami. Everything is just perfect. Dhee, …

2021-03-13: Received the census pack last night. If you are in the UK, let’s get it done! 🇬🇧 📷

2021-03-12: Lately I’m feeling like I’m in a slump. Maybe I need this timeout to figure out what’s next and …

2021-03-07: I kind of like the Study with Me type videos on YouTube.

2021-03-06: I kept hearing about NFT and cryptocurrency for quite sometime now. I never understood the …

2021-03-05: Today I received my copy of A World Without Email by Cal Newport 📚

2021-03-04: Today I deleted Instagram from my iPhone. What am I going to do for my dopamine hit? I suppose it is …

2021-03-03: 📷 Day 32: Defiance Wife: Let’s skip dessert. Me: @Portufraise says DEFIANCE!!! Prompt by: …

2021-03-03: Started reading: The Pomodoro Technique by Francesco Cirillo 📚

2021-03-03: (Book 3/52) Just finished reading: Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now …

2021-03-02: 📷 Day 30: Privacy When one forgoes privacy for a free social media account … Prompt by: @rom …

2021-03-01: Fitbit Restarting my fitness journey with my Fitbit Flex 2. I threw it in the my junk drawer few months …

2021-03-01: It's March and I'm Marching into 36 March means a lot to me. My birthday and my wedding anniversary is in March. There’s a lot to …

2021-03-01: 📷 Day 29: Light Prompt by: @ericmwalk This post is part of February 2021 Photoblogging Challenge.

2021-03-01: I’m restarting my Bullet Journal again. No pressure!

2021-02-28: 📷 Day 28: Up Up above the world, so high. Prompt by: @jthingelstad This post is part of February …

2021-02-28: 📷 Day 27: Pompasetting I had to Google to find out what Pompasetting means. Bought this flower vase …

2021-02-27: 📷 Day 26: Favourite Burger, my favourite food. Prompt by: @jayeless This post is part of February …

2021-02-26: Mindfulness Restarted mindfulness practice using Headspace app. I really need to stop sleeping through my …

2021-02-26: 📷 Day 25: Code Buying chocolates is my love code. Prompt by: @muddylaces This post is part of …

2021-02-25: Zettelkasten Watched on interesting video on Mindfulness Meditation and I have been meditating on and off. I can …

2021-02-24: 📷 Day 24: Baby Baby Me. Prompt by: @mariovillalobos This post is part of February 2021 Photoblogging …

2021-02-24: Reflections On 23rd February 2020, I was in Chennai, India. I went there to visit my family and extended family. …

2021-02-23: 📷 Day 23: banana Oh Banana Joe! For anyone, who wants to be scared of bananas, listen to this …

2021-02-23: To all Texans on Micro.blog, hope you guys are doing OK and you are in our thoughts. Keep Hopes …

2021-02-23: Jumping Rope During the lockdown, I have seen my weight climb quite significantly and this has caused me stress …

2021-02-22: 📷 Day 22: Spell Social Media is the worst spell of this generation. Prompt by: @poetalegre This post …

2021-02-22: I’m just wondering if there’s a possibility of scheduling posts on Micro.blog? Is this …

2021-02-22: 📷 Day 21: Colours Beautifully Green! Prompt by: @agilelisa This post is part of February 2021 …

2021-02-20: 📷 Day 20: Weather I was looking for some cool weather photos in my archive and found this photo of …

2021-02-19: 📷 Day 19: Alive Flowers do keep hopes alive. Prompt by: @annahavron This post is part of February …

2021-02-19: 📷 Day 18: At Home Chilling at home after a day of knowledge work. Prompt by: @jaitalking This post …

2021-02-17: 📷 Day 17: Still Stillness is the key! 📚 Prompt by: @maique This post is part of February 2021 …

2021-02-17: 📷 Day 16: Erudite Trying to be an erudite. Prompt by: @joshua This post is part of February 2021 …

2021-02-15: 📷 Day 15: Reflection My favourite place for reflection. Prompt by: @munish This post is part of …

2021-02-15: A World Without Email Imagine a World Without Email! I can’t but Cal Newport thinks so! I have been a big fan of …

2021-02-14: 📷 Day 14: Compassion End of the day, Isn’t love and compassion is what we all need? Prompt by: …

2021-02-14: Jump Roping Started my 1st day of jump roping. It was a pretty good workout. Struggled a bit but eventually got …

2021-02-13: 📷 Day 13: Make Wife made me a bookmark. Prompt by: @aa This post is part of February 2021 …

2021-02-12: 📷 Day 12: Sporg Let’s Sporg it! Photo taken sometime back in 2015. Prompt by: @miraz This post …

2021-02-11: 📷 Day 11: Machine There are lot of fitness-related machines out there but this cordless skipping …

2021-02-11: Crisps Connoisseur I’m on Week 2 Run 2 of my C25K plan. I ran for 1.87 miles in 31 minutes which is pretty good. …

2021-02-10: 📷 Day 10: Energy There are lot of things that give me energy. Definitely good food! 🍲 Photo taken on …

2021-02-10: Bookmark The wife made me a bookmark. I like it very much. Good talk with sister & brother-in-law in …

2021-02-09: 📷 Day 9: Muddy We had a bit of a snowfall in Warrington and our backyard was muddy. This photo was a …

2021-02-09: Bookmark made by the missus. I’m guessing that’s my V-day gift. 📷

2021-02-09: Slow Running I’m on Week 2 Run 1 of my C25K programme and today I ran for 1.86 miles in 31 minutes. I’m …

2021-02-09: Work Out to Help Out As UK governments prepare to layout plans for relaxing the lockdown, I’m so looking forward to …

2021-02-08: 📷 Day 8: Hope I’m hoping for a good snowfall in Warrington. Prompt by: @RossA This post is …

2021-02-08: I really need to tidy up my podcast list. I have subscribed to many but listen only a few.

2021-02-07: 📷 Day 7: Craving I blame today’s prompt craving for my Snickers purchase. Prompt by: @odd This …

2021-02-07: Somebody left a slice of bread on my car’s bonnet. 🍞 🚙 📷

2021-02-06: 📷 Day 6: Sport I went for a quick walk with the wife. Walking & Running is my kind of sport. …

2021-02-06: Chicken & Mushroom Fry with BBQ Sauce. It’s like heaven in my mouth. Yum! 📷 🍗

2021-02-06: Rainbow 🌈 📷

2021-02-05: I suppose Micro.blog doesn’t count. Right? 📚 📷

2021-02-05: 📷 Day 5: Pets I don’t have any pet(s) but I would love to to have a pet penguin. Prompt by: …

2021-02-05: I just finished listening to Seth Godin on Tim Ferriss’s podcast. I have been a big fan of Seth’s …

2021-02-04: Sachin Tendulkar: the Pride of India or Indian Government? Sachin Tendulkar, the Pride of India seems to be batting for the Government of India. I suppose the …

2021-02-04: 📷 Day 4: Layers I wasn’t sure how to interpret the prompt. I thought stacking up post-it notes …

2021-02-04: 📷 Day 3: Comfort Reading this book at the comfort of my bed. Prompt by: @gannonnordberg This post is …

2021-02-03: I just tidied up my Books for Life 2021 Reading List. Total Pages = 16,580.

2021-02-02: Dave Ramsey and the Total Money Makeover I just finished reading: The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition: A Proven Plan for Financial …

2021-02-02: 📷 Day 2: Morning Beverage I have been using my Hario V60 coffee dripper for ages and I think it is …

2021-02-01: 📷 Day 1: Close Up Let’s kick off this new month with a close-up shot of ripening bananas. …

2021-02-01: Reading about WallstreetBets vs. Greedy Hedge Funds is fascinating!

2021-02-01: My hometown, Cambridgeshire Libraries is now on Bookshop.org and I’m so glad.

2021-01-31: Something I wrote in my journal today: Understand that you cannot do everything but you can do all …

2021-01-29: I signed up for TikTok. I don’t get it?!

2021-01-29: I’m trying to figure out Wavelength app. When I pause during playback, the playback slider keeps …

2021-01-29: Everybody loves an underdog! So, duck you Wall Street! #Gamestonk

2021-01-29: Our YouTube Overloads recommended me to watch Break the Twitch podcast episode featuring …

2021-01-27: After purchasing Scan Thing app … Asked the wife to pose. Snapped and WhatsApp’d the outcome. …

2021-01-27: I made this Frittata last night. It was delicious. 📷

2021-01-27: I’m just in awe of Scan Thing app. It’s brilliant and £5.99 until 31st Jan is a steal.

2021-01-25: Our local college has got an Introduction to Creative Writing course for £50 and it runs for 5 …

2021-01-23: One thing I learned yesterday is I stress eat.

2021-01-22: Deep Clean Deep cleaned the kitchen and gas cooker. Felt pretty good. Good talk with baby sister. Talked about …

2021-01-21: Snowfall Snowfall in the evening. It was unexpected. Got an idea for microcasting. My Books for Life reading …

2021-01-20: Good Luck America.

2021-01-20: I just had an idea! I can microcast on the books I’m reading! Brilliant idea, if I say so …

2021-01-20: When I walked to the garage to collect my car 🚗

2021-01-19: Car Repairs Done Fixed brake pads and disc for my car. I have been putting it off for quite sometime. Finally, I had …

2021-01-19: Fellow UK Microbloggers: Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker is now 99p at the Kindle Store. It’s a …

2021-01-19: I’m 9 days into my mantra meditation practice. I’m noticing a space between the stimulus and my …

2021-01-18: Moana Replaced car battery. It’s guaranteed for 5 years. Started watching Moana film. It’s funny. Pizza …

2021-01-17: Car Battery is Dead Car battery failed me. I will be arranging recovery with my local garage and fix few things which I …

2021-01-17: Mulan A good long walk in the morning. I had a good cup of coffee & a delicious muffin. Started …

2021-01-15: Avatar Decided to renew Todoist Premium. It’s the task management app that I keep coming back. A good hour …

2021-01-15: I’m listening to the audiobook version of Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker and scaring the …

2021-01-14: Yogurt Rice Delicious Yogurt rice with Okra & Vegan nuggets for lunch. Watched a YouTube video of an …

2021-01-14: I’m up for my Premium subscription renewal and not sure if I really want to renew this year. …

2021-01-14: Work is getting busy and I feel like I’m not microblogging much.

2021-01-13: I need to sleep more!

2021-01-12: It’s time to return the favour, this land really needs Democracy now more than ever. …

2021-01-12: As an Asian-Brit and a tea lover, I really enjoyed listening to Eat This Podcast on Tea by …

2021-01-11: I’m seriously thinking of microcasting.

2021-01-10: It’s House Plants Appreciation Day 🪴 📷

2021-01-09: BBC Sounds has got Barack Obama’s The Promised Land audiobook. It is not the entire book. Just few …

2021-01-09: Trump is banned from Twitter! Hot Damn!

2021-01-08: Resistance Band 📷 I purchased this resistance band from our local Lidl. It’s time to tone up!

2021-01-08: Art of Journaling Paper has more patience than people - Anne Frank Journaling is something I have been doing on and …

2021-01-07: I’m watching Soul. Just 15 minutes in and I’m loving it. Jamie Foxx is such a fine actor. 🎬 And, …

2021-01-07: Random Thought: Why not organise a virtual Micro.blog Meetup? 💡

2021-01-07: Another great start for the year! May God Almighty protect us all.

2021-01-07: The 45th President of the United States of America called certain countries as …

2021-01-06: The scenes I see in Washington DC is such a disgrace. Who is going to bring Democracy there?

2021-01-06: I’m wondering how-to add images in between texts on Micro.blog? I mean, like this post by …

2021-01-06: I’m binge listening Micro Monday podcast. 🎙️

2021-01-06: Good Burger & Timbits from Tim Hortons. 📷

2021-01-04: A good home workout session. Our gyms are closed so I had no other choice.🏋️

2021-01-04: I am slowly deploying GTD methodology in Microsoft To Do. It seems like a good alternative to …

2021-01-03: 1/52: Deep Work by Cal Newport A must read for winning in a constantly distracted world. 📚

2021-01-02: Watched Frozen II with the Wife. I slept half through the film. Either I was sleepy or all the songs …

2021-01-01: Happy New Year 2021. Always, keeping hopes alive.

2021-01-01: I just realised we are now officially out of the EU. Not the outcome I wanted but let’s hope for the …

2020-12-31: New Year 2021. So why not a new profile picture?

2020-12-31: We are at Tier-4 now. Stay safe and be reasonable with the New Tear celebrations.

2020-12-30: Frozen 🥶 📷

2020-12-29: I found my B.Eng project CDs when I was tidying up our store room. One of the CD is recordable and …

2020-12-28: First Snowfall in 2020 📷☃️❄️

2020-12-27: Community Help: I recently signed up for Write.as platform. I was wondering how do I cross post my …

2020-12-26: 40kg Squat 🏋️

2020-12-25: Deep Work 📷📚 I kicked off the Books for Life reading project with Deep Work. I’m looking forward to …

2020-12-23: Good Morning! A pleasent surprise this morning. My roommate from college called me from Qatar after …

2020-12-22: I’m just wondering if the community would recommend me a good open-source RSS reader. …

2020-12-21: It’s really gloomy and rainy outside. And, its affecting my mood. As pick me up thing, …

2020-12-21: Notes on Help Is On the Way by Mindy Kaling 📚 Help Is On the Way by Mindy Kaling My rating: 3 of 5 stars I was surprised by how calming it was to …

2020-12-20: Yesterday I had a good time at the Trafford Centre in Manchester. A nice little day out with the …

2020-12-19: Lamb Briyani 📷🍛

2020-12-18: Last night gym session was a success. 📷

2020-12-17: I just realised Micro.blog timeline is chronological. Little things like theis makes Micro.blog …

2020-12-16: Year 2020 is nearing its end. I’m being bombarded with marketing emails for “setting goals and make …

2020-12-16: Investment Portfolio Update for December 2020 After months of procrastinating, I decided to start my investing and trading journey in December. My …

2020-12-16: Shopping 📷

2020-12-15: I missed posting my daily photo yesterday. Not to worry. I shall start the streak again. My motto is …

2020-12-14: I’m starting a challenge for this week. Finish reading Deep Work by Cal Newport. Let’s …

2020-12-13: I’m slowly building up strength with my favourite deadlifts. 🏋️‍♂️📷

2020-12-13: Rainy Sunday 🌲📷

2020-12-12: Random thought occurred to me today. An urge to checkout a blog, Boing Boing that I used to follow …

2020-12-12: Rice noodles with eggs and siracha sauce. Everything tastes delicious with a little bit of siracha …

2020-12-12: In a nutshell, Whiners are weiners. 💬

2020-12-12: Good Morning Folks, it feels great a wake-up early in the morning, pray and then read a good book. 📚

2020-12-11: Mini Christmas Tree 🎄

2020-12-10: Good Workout Session. I’m slowly getting back to my gym routine.

2020-12-10: I’m so trying to say NO to few meetings and workload. As a people pleaser, it’s so hard.

2020-12-10: I slept for 7 hours and feel so energetic. Woah! Sleep Your Way to Success!

2020-12-09: Always love a good cup of Cappuccino from Costa. 📷

2020-12-09: Today I learned that one of my Micro.blog post has been featured in the Discovery section. Excited.

2020-12-08: Today I learned a new word … Ultracrepidarian. It refers to a numpty who comments or offers …

2020-12-08: I didn’t know my Micro.blog posts are also shared on my Twitter page. I’m impressed.

2020-12-08: This card and stickers from @macgenie made my day. Thanks very much. 👏🏽📷💬

2020-12-08: Binging on Micro Monday Podcast.

2020-12-08: I made a trading plan for EKF, XOM & PFE. It’s been a good morning analysing stocks.

2020-12-08: Good Night Folks! 💤

2020-12-06: I have just delete all of my social media apps on my iPhone.

2020-12-06: I went to the gym after a really long time. The body ache and sweat are the best things after a good …

2020-12-05: Apparently, “Pick what you like” was not the comment she wanted from me. What do I know about women …

2020-12-05: I’m out shopping with the Mrs. I’m sure there’s going to be a big hole in my wallet.

2020-12-04: “The Most Insecure People are the Most Powerful One’s” - “Iron” Mike …

2020-12-04: This life is hard, but it is harder if you are stupid. – George V. Higgins I agree. We all just …

2020-12-03: I created a logo to remind my WHY I’m working towards financial independence. Simples - Time …

2020-12-03: I find the Discover page in Micro.blog to be warm & cozy. I’m loving it.

2020-12-03: Investing Journey In the month of December, I have set myself a challenge to restart my trading and investing journey. …

2020-12-02: I was interested in David Allen’s Getting Things Done coaching program. They quoted me a price which …

2020-12-02: I’m binge listening Micro Monday podcast. Loving it.

2020-12-02: Good Morning. This jug is my best purchase under £10 and I’m so grateful for it. 📷 #mbdailyphoto

2020-12-01: Beautiful December Morning 📷

2020-12-01: Good Morning and Welcome December.

2020-11-30: I really like my afternoon power-naps. Very refreshing.

2020-11-30: An early morning protein shake.

2020-11-29: Dinner is served

2020-11-29: I have been a fan of Helen Lewis’s journalism and really enjoyed her interview with Dr. Jordan …

2020-11-29: Showing Up I have had a trial of micro.blog back in May 2020 and let it expire. I did not upgrade because I was …

2020-05-19: Nice blue sky in Warrington. Looking forward to my evening walk after the work hours. ☁️

2020-05-19: “If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting the rest of our lives.” — LEMONY SNICKET 💬

2020-05-19: Thinking of 30 day photo challenge of One Happy Thing from the day. Sounds like a good idea to me.

2020-05-19: Hello Micro.Blog! Welcome! This micro.blog experiment is like my rough notepad. I remember listening to Tim …