Ridwan's Rough Notes


I'm starting a new series of blog posts. In these posts I will be reflecting upon my day and try to pick out a few story-worthy moments, I want to reflect upon and remember. The inspiration for this series comes from Matthew Dicks's Storyworthy book. Matt recommends an exercise called Homework of Life where he spends five minutes reflecting upon the day and picking out a story-worthy moment that he would cherish and share with an audience. I liked that idea. And, having a semi-anonymous blog gives me an opportunity to share a public journal that will soon be filled with grateful moments.

Today I have taken it upon myself to fully implement the GTD system over the course of the next few weeks. By the end of this year 2021, I want to have a solid GTD system in place.

Storm Arwen has caused a lot of damage across the UK. We went for a walk at Woolston Park and encountered fallen trees. Hope people stay safe.

I tried the Stair Stepper machine at the gym. I could only manage 5 minutes on it. I kind of like it. I'm going to incorporate it into my workout routine. I guess, just 5 minutes will do for a start.

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I’m back in the UK. Exhausted! Now I off to the mandatory hotel quarantine for passengers arriving from India.

I’m going to get some sleep and think about how can I get the most out of quarantine.

Any suggestions will be appreciated.

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I was feeling hungry and decided to have a takeaway for dinner. It has just rained and I’m glad for not raining when I’m out and about in Chennai. I order Chappathis, Paneer Butter Masala and fancied chicken shawarma with it. Why not?

Whilst returning home, I saw a man holding an umbrella. It was not even raining. I appreciate that he doesn’t want to get drenched. But what made me laugh, he was wearing his mask to protect his chin. Who wants to protect the nose and mouth from infectious viruses? That’s for the weak. He’s an Iron Man! He will only protect his chin. People are weird.

Anyway, I had a good chuckle and came home to eat my takeaway. It was delicious.


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Instagram suggested I follow Gymshark. I have heard of this brand but never bothered to look at it in detail.

Today, I wanted to dive a bit deeper into the company. I found out that the company is valued at £1 billion. Why?

I have never used their products so I do not know much about their product quality. All I can see is that they seem to use a ton of “influencer marketing” on social media sites. Apart from that, I do not understand this crazy valuation.

I'm intrigued to try their products. Maybe, I will give them a go once I have established a regular gym routine.


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