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The procgen rabbit hole, what I have learnt so far (programming)

written by owen, Tue, 16th Aug read 125 times.

Traveling without moving » Cuba, Money

written by owen, Sat, 06th Aug

The dual currency thing is kinda confusing at first but trust me by day 2 it makes total sense. Just avoid coins as much as possible.

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Traveling without moving » About Cuba, what it is

written by owen, Sun, 31st Jul at 1:38 pm

Everytime someone asks me about Cuba I find it hard to explain what it actually is like. Firstly I went to Havana, which is a 500 year old city. Being a city so old it has a mountain of history, and infrastructure that is old but well built like the international airport built in the 1950s which is still impressive all things considered.

I did not go to the beach mostly because I am pretty burnt out on beaches in general but there are beaches in Cuba and if you go to the right hotel you can be on the beach all day everyday.

I did not go there for the beach or to buy an xbox one or clothes (though you can get an endless supply of key chains, souvenirs, cheap liquor and t-shirts). I went there to go somewhere I have never been before. It is like going to see lions in Africa before they are hunted out of existence. And despite what people may say Havana is not "run down" its lack of freshly painted buildings is part of its authenticity. You go there to hang with the Spanish people and learn their history, eat bland pastries and listen to live music as the waves crash into the waterfront.

You can basically go on a bus tour everyday and night. I chose to spend my time walking around, talking pictures, eating at different restaurants every day. So if you are looking for a theme park adventure to disney land you might be looking in the wrong place. Think of it as going to Rome or Italy. If you are in Kingston and interested hit up for package deals (you will need a visa).

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Logbook » Dust is gone

written by owen, Sat, 30th Jul at 8:25 pm

‎I have been keeping a low profile since Cuba. What is life without experiences. Life is ever changing. People say that in the future these experiences might be useful but I am not so sure. I think people lie and steal. Most people do not know what they want until it is too late to change any of it.‎

I am behind on my personal projects. There is not enough time in the day and even less now‎ that I am older. The older I get the more aware I am of ‎my own mortality. Everyone has a story. Everything is in transition from one state t‎o another. I may not be here tommorow or next week. Arguing over small details is pointless. I need to learn to let go of the things that truly do not matter.

‎Things only come back into perspective when I go to my favorite place and watch people while I each lunch.   Old people digging into their bags for expired credit cards. Basic school kids on a day field trip playing musical chairs in the food court.‎ A Chinese family spoon feeding their baby. Old friends in conversation.  Interns looking for the best place to sit where they can be most visible in case they spot someone they knew from high school. For some people this a stop on a long highway. For others this is thier daily routine until they can escape. For me I am just capturing the moment.‎

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Traveling without moving » Church Convent, Havana

written by owen, Wed, 27th Jul at 7:55 pm

After all my online searching I still cannot find the name of this building.

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