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    from Manila to Berlin
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    reading, records, newspapers, indiepop, 60s pop, pasta

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  1. Eyelesbarrow

    Hello from Eurocommieland

    *waves from Eurocommieland*
  2. They do not deserve him lol ETA: Trying not to laugh too loud here as one of my teammates is already going home cos he's too sad. LOL.
  3. HAHAHAHAHA Our entire office watched this; now everybody's drunk in a sad way. And I am the only person laughing here. Also, this South Korea vs Germany game is like the battle between Kimchi vs Sauerkraut in our household. Kimchi will win!
  4. Eyelesbarrow

    2018 World Cup - Get a Team to Support Here!!!!

    *raises hand* one team please
  5. Eyelesbarrow

    Careerchat II

    Thanks for the advice, yeah I am pretty much still a beginner and started only late last year. My scripts are still shite and while I can grasp the steps I need to do, writing the code is a different animal altogether. Sometimes I think, will this ever get easier? But I know I have to just practice and practice. and @S John Vielen Dank!
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    Careerchat II

    Welllllll. After immigrating to another country (5 years ago!), getting my Master's, learning new skills (Python!), working for shit pay in order to learn said skills, I have found myself in a proper job! It's in a consultancy that allows me to do some data analytics (and maybe more data science down the line). There is defo some future in it for me. The pay is pretty good and so are the benefits. It also allows me to stay in Berlin indefinitely, which is the most important thing. I only have a week in, but I am not spending so much energy worrying about the future, immigration, money, etc., which honestly, feels great.
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    Death of a Proud Sailor, a Board Legend - RIP Lord O' Bones

    Never met LoB, but he was always nice to me when I was a noob on this board. RIP LoB, you legend.
  8. Eyelesbarrow

    German politics xth attempt

    Ugh, Trump. As an immigrant to your country, this (and other stuff said here about German politicians - what's up with their lack of charisma? and why all of them? LOLs) are really interesting (and let me be honest, a bit disturbing) to me. I read online news and I mostly get Berlin news, but I need to get my German telly working for this stuff. Might even do wonders for my B1 Deutsch.
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    Nobel Literature Prize Speculation 2018 Cancelled

    Thanks for the Restrepo recommendation. I hope the shops here carry her work. It's been years since I last read that book - I have forgotten a lot of the details already (and I couldn't find my copy anymore) but I still remember the visceral feeling I got after reading it. It's the kind of book that makes you think, "what the hell was that?" after you read it. But then you also felt pleased that you finished it and you pick it up again. I also remember thinking that her writing style on that book really matches her subject, that distant voice and staccato phrasing and everything was just so ugly and closed. Jelinek's idea of a woman's inner life is unapologetically bleak, which I found to be a compelling read. In the hands of a lesser writer, this would have become an exploitative trash. ETA If you really hate Rushdie, pray that his Facebook exchanges with a reality tv starlet would turn off the Academy. Also, he weighed in on the break up of Kim Kardashian through twitter, ffs. Those are 2 things that doesn't make this world right. Ugh. Why do I know these things?!
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    Nobel Literature Prize Speculation 2018 Cancelled

    Huh, I never really thought of that, although I can see the reasoning behind it. I've always considered him to be more SF/F. Not overly familiar with the writers of McOndo crowd, but from what I've read so far, I think there's a potential for a lasting legacy from them as a literary movement.
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    Nobel Literature Prize Speculation 2018 Cancelled

    I like Banville more as Benjamin Black, though but then I am more into detective fiction. As to his chances, I must agree with you that his crime-writing ways could be a liability. He's not really your average, run-of-the-mill crime writer. Sure there's a lot of murders, but he writes it so beautifully - the "Banville" part still comes out - I sometimes forget I'm reading crime fiction. ETA: If we're talking about Ireland, I would love to see William Trevor and his dark, bleak, funny-strange literary world, in contention. Murakami. I'm always pleasantly surprised that his name comes up in this. The Academy is allergic to genre and he's one of those writers who straddles SF/F and the "literary" fiction world. The man won a World Fantasy Award! You don't get much more "genre" than that. Marquez - yeah, he can get nominated, but doubt that he would win it. Not so much because of the rules, but because the South American literary world has moved on from magic realism. See Macondo vs McOndo.
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    Nobel Literature Prize Speculation 2018 Cancelled

    Would be interested to read your thoughts on this one. She's one those authors who caused Ahnlund to leave the Academy. I have not read the latest Roth books (which must be remedied ASAP), but I love the stuff he wrote in the 90s. (The Human Stain, American Pastoral, I Married A Communist). I started with Portnoy's Complaint though, which was a hoot. That he's still writing quality books all these years really amazes me. Aside from Roth, the other American writer I want to be given this prize is Ray Bradbury.
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    Nobel Literature Prize Speculation 2018 Cancelled

    sorry double post.
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    Nobel Literature Prize Speculation 2018 Cancelled

    I hope they don't give it to another European writer who is read by just 10 people. *looks at Jelinek* I enjoyed Jelinek's Piano Teacher, but her other works gave me a nosebleed. I'd be fine with Atwood, Murakami (just read 1Q84) or Roth. I agree, Roth is a deserving winner. He's one of those writers who became better with age.
  15. noooooob. no, not really. do you still have runny nose? i did this afternoon bec it's cold in seoul. then i had korean vodka. that's why i'm writing thisn now. giooodbike.