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Ridwan Jaafar
I read, journal and speak with a stammer. Interests in History, Travel, Food and Society-at-Large. Horizons of Focus: Faith, Family, Finance, Fitness and Fun. I'm also on [Write.as](https://write.as/ridwans/)
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@lmika Thanks for the reco. It is simple and straightforward. I just screamed one re the General Election results. Haha!

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@canion Is it an easy setup? I don't have much knowledge on self-hosting.

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@canion Got an email from YNAB and disappointed with the YAPI 😋. Reddit was flooded with recommendations for Actual Budget but they seems to have stopped new sign-ups. Do you have an invite for me, please?

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@manton Agree! 👍🏽

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@maique I have been meaning to write Week Notes for ages but never got around to it. Yours is in an inspiration for me. 👍🏽🙏🏽

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@maique Love the second photo. So cool.

What happened to your thingsThisWeek posts? Miss reading them.

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@lmika The pressure is on!

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@jemostrom I like Hipstamatic. Are they still around?

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I received this Tissot from my brother-in-law over fifteen years ago. I guess it will need a battery change and some tender loving care to get it working again.

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@Omrrc Hehe. I did it few days ago and felt the same. Same feeling about Instagram too. I spent few hours over the weekend and I think I have satisfied my Instagram craving. 🤣

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@JohnPhilpin Sorry! I have been busy and burned out with house move. Let me take my time and read the post. Cheer. 👍🏽

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House moves can be extremely stressful. One thing I’m doing right now is creating a note with all the actions I took or will take for future reference.

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@manton What's LLM?

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@vazquez We have got so many great writers on M.b.

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@jean Wow. I like it. 👍🏽

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@ner3y Cool 😎

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@joelhamill 3 major economies faced/facing elections viz., UK, India & USA. India is a heading towards to a true coalition government. I hope the Tories are kicked out after July 4th. And, whoever wins in US will reshape history. Interesting times ahead.

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@joelhamill @pratik Naah! I wouldn’t call that as an ageist slur. Kamala is half Indian-Tamil and I’m full Indian-Tamil. We call our elders outside the family as Uncles & Aunties, sometimes as a mark of respect and sometimes as an underlying “dig”. 🤣

We are facing our General Election on 4th July and I know how a Parliamentary system works but wasn’t sure how Presidents are chosen if one vacates the seat.

My important question would be: if the VP becomes the POTUS, can the opposition force another election or make it difficult for the new POTUS to govern?

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If Biden becomes the next President and his heartbeat stops after hearing the news, I have these questions:

  • Will Kamala auntie be sworn in as President? If so, who will be the Vice President?
  • Will there be another election to choose the Vice President?
  • Will Trump be the next President?
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@bloftin2 This is so cool. 😎

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@maique Cool chair and hope you are feeling better now. 🙏🏽

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@decarbonization What! really? I did not know that even existed. 🤣

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@mbkriegh I don’t see that happening when populism and right wing politics are on the rise.

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@JohnPhilpin the url returns page not found.

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@pratik America is way behind our Motherland. If he can’t, then they need to change the laws then.

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I have always liked “This is America” memes; I guess one can now add this to the list: Potential Republican Nominee is a felon, and the Democratic incumbent is a genocide enabler.

If it’s any consolation, we are not well in Britain either.

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@manton Good to learn a bit more about you, Manton.

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@decarbonization Seems like anything is possible with USB-C! How about VCR with USB-C? 😅

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I needed a refresher on how to use Micro.blog, so I re-read the 12 days of microblogging blog posts. It is good to remind myself why I wanted to join the Micro.blog. 📜

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The General Election in the UK is on July 4th. It’s time to think before casting our ballots.

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Selling the Dream is all about manipulation ridwan.blog
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It’s a bright sunny day in Warrington.

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I have fallen into the rabbit hole of Instagram. It is becoming as vile as Twitter. I can see that it is affecting my mental health. It is time to delete the app again.

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I’m liking the flow of this ballpoint refill. I purchased the pen with gel refill originally. I wouldn’t recommend that. The nib was scratchy and did not flow well. The ballpoint refill is the way to go.

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Last night I fancied a burger so I cooked one. Double chicken burger with American cheese. The secret ingredient is Siracha sauce. 🤤 🍔

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Bit dry foliage.

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I missed yesterday’s card prompt. Anyway, found this shopping list card. What does “stuff for teas” even mean?

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I have been bullet journaling for two days and miss typing my daily log. The experiment is to Bullet Journal for 3 months. Let’s see how long I can go?

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Being Useful
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Roadside flower shot during my afternoon walk.

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Here’s my entry for the April Photoblogging Challenge. Excited to be a part of this project. I bought this toy for myself!

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Finished reading: Supercommunicators by Charles Duhigg 📚

One key takeaway is don’t hesitate to ask open-ended questions and be curious in your conversations.

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I have joined TikTok. I don’t understand the platform. Why is it so popular? 🤷‍♂️

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Mushroom Pepper Fry. I have done well. 🍄

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A new experiment for April; Walk for 3 miles everyday. Today is a practice session. It went well.

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I’m thinking of creating a separate blog to share my personal finance learnings and experiments. I feel it is a good way to track my progress and share my journey with the community.