Hell of a year. There were a lot of happy events. From getting married to getting admitted to the top MBA program and moving to the US. But personal difficulties made 2013 the most challenging year in life with more stress than in previous almost 28 years in total.
I travelled: Belarus, Ukraine, Turkey, Italy and a little bit of France, America.
Sometimes blogged: Self-reflective speech MBA exercise, America, 2, MBA: pros and cons, America, 1, Thoughts, pictures, music, Memrise, Quora, 2012.
…listening to: Jon Hopkins, Tycho, Brian Eno, Boards of Canada, The Beatles, Donovan, Jens Buchert, Paul Kalkbrenner, Dave Brubeck, Carbon Based Lifeforms, George Harrison, The Rolling Stones, Youandewan, Jethro Tull, Herman’s Hermits, Deuter, Bob Dylan, Kings of Convenience, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Minilogue, Miles Davis, Johann Sebastian Bach, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ulrich Schnauss, Emancipator, The Who, Simon & Garfunkel, Orange Crush, The xx, Big Bud, LTJ Bukem, Helios, Don Mclean, The Kinks, Franz Ferdinand, Moby, Sun Glitters, Paul McCartney, David Helping, Jonas Mantey, Claude Debussy, Lusine, Tosca, Christian Löffler, Paul Desmond, Joe Pass, Jim Hall (list is a courtesy of last.fm);
…reading: Best of Quora 2009-2012, David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell, New Rules of Lifting Supercharged, Sum by David Eagleman, Supple Leopard by Kelly Starret, The Homeland by Cory Doctorow, What is mindfulness by Shiznen Young and a lot of MBA-related books, cases and articles;
…watching: BBC Horizon – The Creative Brain How Insight Works, Before Midnight, Intouchables (1+1), Samsara 2011, Something Ventured, Startup Kids, The Man from Earth, The Pirate Bay – Away From Keyboard, Before Midnight and a lot of conferences and interviewees on Youtube.