2021 Week 243 min read

My birthday 🎂

Had my birthday on Wednesday. I'm 22 now.

Got a cup of coffee ☕ and toast 🥪 from my work folks. That was a nice way to start the day.

It wouldn't be wise if my family and I were to go out, so we just stayed at home.

Instead of a cake 🍰, we ordered Pizza Hut's 1-meter pizza 🍕. As the name suggests, it's by no means a normal one. I don't think I'll be craving for pizza until next month, at least.

I initially wanted to push something out for the day. Maybe my bachelor thesis. However, I still need to tidy up the main Git branch and write some disclaimers here and there. I couldn't find the time to do that, yet. Hopefully soon.

First dose 💉

My family and I finally got our first dose of the vaccine on Friday. We got the AstraZeneca vaccine. We didn't get to choose, but we didn't mind at all.

My sister and I had a fever on Saturday morning. We got better by afternoon, but we still felt really tired for the day. We had a lot of sleep, which really helped.

We're much better now. The fever is gone. There's still some pain in the left arm, but it's not a big deal.

Curiously, my parents didn't get a fever at all. They also didn't feel much pain. They're both 50+, though, so that may be a factor.

We'll get our second dose in 12 weeks. It's quite a long wait, but I heard it increases the efficacy.

My other sister works for the government, so she already got fully vaccinated with the Sinovac vaccine a few months ago.

Other stuff

I still had a lot of work to do this week. Thankfully, I've mostly finished it.

My friend took another test on Thursday, and he still tested positive. He already feels much better, though. There's also an improvement in the cycle threshold (CT) value.

We resumed our (online) weekly sessions. I didn't have much progress of my instrument learning, as I had been so overwhelmed in the past few weeks. I think I'm ready to continue now.

It's also a good thing that I got the vaccine on Friday, so I can just rest for the weekend. That also means I didn't work a lot on anything else.

Someone contributed a transparent theme for giscus this morning, which is great. I'm using it for the dark mode on this website.