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A Shower Of Thoughts

My List and Numbers of 2018

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Same as the previous years, here’s a bunch of lists and numbers from the things I did in 2018.

While writing this, I’ve realised that looking back at my own Twitter feed is a perfect way to recollect lots of the my year’s highlights. And here I was thinking of using Twitter less, heh.

Places #

I visited 5 cities in 4 countries. To get there and back, I traveled by train twice, and flew ten times.

  1. London, England. First time visiting. It’s uttely massive, so I felt like I didn’t have the chance to see enough of it. What I did see was great.
  2. Berlin, Germany.
  3. Barcelona, Spain. Twice!
  4. Cartagena and
  5. Bogotá, Colombia. The food! <3.

Concerts #

  1. Steven Wilson @ AFAS, Amsterdam
  2. Hamilton @ Victorian Palace Theater, London. This is one of this year’s highlights. It was an incredible experience that I’d love to revisit.
  3. Arcade Fire @ AHOY, Rotterdam
  4. Motherwolf @ Melkweg, Amsterdam
  5. CHVRCHES @ Tivoli, Utrecht
  6. Nightwish @ Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam

Films #

I love films. Going to the movies, watching films at home. Reading about them. Learning from them. This year, I decided to get a Cinevillepass, which basically allows me to watch films unlimitedly across 50+ movie theaters in The Netherlands for a monthly subscription. It’s awesome, and it really made me go out to the movies more. I watched 25 films using the Cineville pass.

I also became a Pro member of Letterboxd, mostly to support the website and its service, as it has become my favourite place to geek out about films. And as it turns out, Pro members get a nice Stats page per year. Here’s my 2018 Stats for Films:

Games #

This year I stumbled upon, which is trying to be a mix of IMDb + Letterboxd but for gaming. I decided to use it as a way to keep track of my games.

Here’s the list of all the games I played and the games I finished in 2018.

From the moment I finished it, I had no doubt; my favourite game of 2018 is God Of War.

My favourite games of the 2018 are:

  1. God Of War.
  2. Marvel’s Spider-Man
  3. Celeste
  4. Hollow Knight
  5. Guacamelee 2

Music #

I feel like I listened to so much music, so many different stuff that it’s a bit tricky to recollect. These is what pops out as I write this, as my favourite music this year:

At this point, Love Is Dead is tied with The Now Now for my favourite album of 2018.

Work #

This year I left my job of 4.4 years, and the first one I got in The Netherlands, to join a promising and exciting scale-up to continue working and growing as a Frontend Developer in Tiqets. I decided to work 36 hours (so a day off every 2 weeks) and it’s being a bliss and I’ve learned a lot. Here’s to more of that for 2019!

I also started development of and announced Reeddit 2. Hope to release it in early 2019.

Other #

Here’s to an even better 2019.

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