Daily Journal – May 28, 2017

This is my 63rd journal.

I decided to make today an extremely chill day and just be lazy but then I also did some light work.

For most of my morning and afternoon, I spent them on watching 12 Monkeys season 3. As I watched the show, I did some light reading of some news, and cleaning up my computer. I meant it by files. I also moved some of the files around and sort them into proper folders. Then in the evening, I also paid some bills.

Recently, I bought two books from Book Depository. In the past, and occasionally I still do, buy my books from Kinokuniya Singapore. But it is known that the prices they charge for books can be quite expensive. Therefore, a friend of mine, upon hearing where I get my books, suggested that I go to Book Depository. It has far cheaper books and has free shipping to almost everywhere in the world. So for those of you who like reading, I highly recommend you get your books from this site.

The first book is “Domain Driven Design” written by Eric Evans. I have already read it briefly last year but it was the copy belonging to my previous company. Having my own copy allows me to reference it as and when I need it. If you are like me, who likes to ensure that software are design and build in accordance to what the domain experts are saying, I highly recommend that you get this book.

The next book is “Making Small Changes 5% More To Achieve Extraordinarily Results” by Michael Alden. This is book was introduced by my current boss. The gist of it talks about how a person putting 5% more effort and time, he or she can deliver quality. It also talk about how habits take up to 66 days to change and how you shouldn’t force change drastically. Otherwise, you will burn yourself out. The best example is weight lost. Think about those poor sobs who tried to lose several Kilos in two weeks only to give up compared to those who slowly reduce their calories and exercise incrementally and finally achieving the result that they want. I bought this book because I want to improve myself. I want to be better than what I was. So anyone who are into self-improvement and have a growth mindset, you should read this.

It’s getting late. I should probably sleep early.

Here I conclude my journal for today.

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