I was celebrating my birthday on Saturday, and while I haven't woken up Sunday morning with Mike Tyson's tattoo on my face, I have to say it was a pretty good celebration - Bangkok style. 😉
The good news is that the weather is getting better and less humid, so it's way more bearable to be outside. We have a good working routine during the week, switching from working at home to working in laptop-friendly coffee places.
When living and working means being in the same environment, you should make sure that you create a place that will inspire you and motivate you to work. For that reason, when choosing our Airbnb apartments, we always look for enough space to work, usually in more central locations in every city, so it doesn't get boring, and you have a better choice of places like that in the surroundings.
Our current favorite coffee place is The Coffee Club near Ekkamai - very spacious, with good coffee and food, stable internet, and sockets. So if you are in Bangkok by any chance, you can find us here 😃
Crypto News of the week
The Crypto industry is still a bit quieter and cruising through the bear market. One of the bigger news this week was that SEC is going after Yuga Labs. There seem to be some securities violations at the sale of Bored Apes Yacht Club NFT. Apecoin's price dropped, and the trading volume doubled. Let's see what is coming out of that.
Mastercard is looking to bring crypto to the masses by making it easier for banks to get involved. They are launching a program to let financial institutions offer cryptocurrency trading to their clients. They will act as a "bridge" between Paxos, a crypto trading platform already used by PayPal, and banks. Mastercard's program will handle regulatory compliance and security - two core reasons banks cite for avoiding the asset class.
I am currently watching.
Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story on Netflix
It is surreal how an ignorant and unequal system can help and support a crazy man through a decade of murdering people. Evan Peters was brilliant in this role.
Here are my current habits:
Headspace Meditation - 533 days
Language Learning (Spanish/Thai) - 540 days
Here are Maja's current habits:
Duolingo (German) - 766 days
Drops (Thai) - 38 days
Swimming is one of the new habits we are adding to our Q4 OKRs. We want to learn and improve our freestyle swimming style. We are not applying for the Olympics, but we think it will be good training since we are staying at the seaside or in apartments where we can most of the time access the pool.
We will follow the Total Immersion method from Terry Laughlin, American swimming coach, and founder. We got inspired by Tim Ferris, as he used this method to learn freestyle swimming in 10 days.
Something to think about
Something by James Clear again.
"One type of person approaches a situation with the mindset of, "How can I make this work?"
Another type seems to approach each circumstance with the mindset of, "What are all the reasons this wouldn't work?"
Both people will be forced to deal with reality, but the first person will only have to solve problems that actually occur while the second person will often avoid taking action entirely because of the potential problems they have dreamt up before starting.
There will always be reasons to not do something. Be a problem solver, not a problem adder."
"I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I just lived the length of it. I want to live the width of it as well." Diane Ackerman