Journal #153 – Reorienting myself

I’m writing this journal on my phone without the use of my iPad Pro or MacBook. This mark the maybe fourth time I’m writing my journal this way.

Anyway, I wasn’t sure how I am going to write this journal today at first. I’m feeling a bunch of emotions today but mostly of the depressive sort.

It could be that I was having some adaptation issues. Or it could be other reasons. It doesn’t matter.

I took some time off from work, went to see my psychiatrist, talked for a bit, and then got a memo to give to my employer’s doctor. After settling the medical stuff, I went back office.

The final decision regarding what I want to do with my life is: I want to be a full time writer, and whatever it is I am doing now is just simply a way for me to earn the money; Financial freedom. For my overseas trip; learn new things. I mustn’t forget that. And I should try to stop being depressed. I know I keep forgetting it and enter depressive state.

That aside, in the evening, my friends and I went to watch a movie. I’m just exhausted now. So that’s all.

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Daily Journal – Jul 26, 2017

This is my 111st journal.

Slept at 0200hrs and woke up around 1030hrs. Went through the morning routine, has breakfast and decided to play a few hours of Cities:Skylines.

Previously I mentioned something about my city was having severe traffic issue and that the commercial zones are not getting the goods from the factories. I managed to fix it by adding more six-lane road linking the commercial zones with the factories and converting two-directional roads into one one-directional. This force the traffic to move in certain direction, therefore optimising the routes.

My city was also suffering from massive deficits in terms of tax to expenses. So I raised the taxes for all zones to 11%. Now with the commercial zone mostly getting their goods and higher tax, my city treasury now is adding money instead of bleeding money. I will continue to tweak my city to improve things and maybe experiment with some stuff.

I have also grew my city in size by adding more residential, commercial, and office zones. You can see the screenshots showing the difference. Although they are taken from different perspective, if you looked close enough, you can see what’s different.

This is a before screenshot.


This is the after screenshot.


Later in the afternoon, I went for the appointment with the hospital for psychology review. It was to determine if I was indeed suffering from bipolar disorder. The conclusion was that I wasn’t suffering from bipolar. Good thing. Now I just need to work with my psychiatrist on the depression and monitor my mood swings until the next review in three months time.

Later in the evening, I met with my friend for a movie, War for the Planet of the Apes. Before that, we had dinner at Sushi Tei. I can’t say the same for my friend but for me, it has been quite a while since I last ate there. Upon walking in, I noticed that there were iPads for diners to make and confirm their orders. That itself is a good thing. It helps save time and definitely make everything more convenient rather than waiting for the staff to take order.

As for the movie itself, I will give a quick review and will try not spoil the movie for you. I found it quite watchable but not to the point where I would re-watch it. There was a decent amount of action scene, character building, and some emotional scene. The movie ended with a bang followed by a decently happy ending. I give the movie a 3.5 out of 5 stars.

After that, my friend and I made our way home.

Here I conclude my journal for today.