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by Viktor K
Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: An American Millennial
Replies: 364
Views: 89021

Re: An American Millennial

Thank you! And that is also at the top of our minds @Alphaville. We talked about it quite a bit yesterday and were leaning towards staying until end of lease in March. Pros: Girlfriend time to get accustomed to new job Less financially risky and/or costly (vs. subleasing, moving) More time to eval C...
by Viktor K
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: An American Millennial
Replies: 364
Views: 89021

Re: An American Millennial

Girlfriend accepted a job offer so that's pretty woo! Starts in Nov 10, so still trying to contain excitement just in case...
by Viktor K
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: An American Millennial
Replies: 364
Views: 89021

Re: An American Millennial

Thanks for the YouTube video. At first I was like oh ya, Suarez, I’ve seen this all before. but turns out the rest was all brand new content for me 😂 Football was pretty chill in China when I played with locals. But the pick up games with expats were 50/50. Sometimes gg, fun, chill. Other times peop...
by Viktor K
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: An American Millennial
Replies: 364
Views: 89021

Re: An American Millennial

Ya it’s good insight ertyu, but there was still some reason I didn’t quite mesh with my soccer teammates over the last few years. For a lot of them, the competitiveness was a big turn off for me when considering any as potential friends. Usually after a game it was just a rush to leave all the negat...
by Viktor K
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Is programming still a valuable skill to learn?
Replies: 31
Views: 2021

Re: Is programming still a valuable skill to learn?

Free to learn online with starting US salaries around $60k average on the low end. Pretty good investment even for a few years. But I’m biased
by Viktor K
Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: An American Millennial
Replies: 364
Views: 89021

Re: An American Millennial

Ya but I don’t think I have any connections from football for example. Maybe I don’t align with the average footballer, but more so with the average fantasy rpg nerd 😅
by Viktor K
Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: An American Millennial
Replies: 364
Views: 89021

Re: An American Millennial

Ya I feel the same and more so as high school gets further and further away. My girlfriend too would still name the two best friends from HS as her best friends now (besides me of course 🥰). I’ve made great connections through hobbies though. Not every hobby. D&d has led to lasting friendships, even...
by Viktor K
Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: An American Millennial
Replies: 364
Views: 89021

Re: An American Millennial

End of September Update https://i.ibb.co/bP9R7bH/Screen-Shot-2020-10-04-at-6-20-20-PM.png https://i.ibb.co/Z8LhzYm/Screen-Shot-2020-10-04-at-6-23-35-PM.png Celebrated by upgrading my new computer from 2015, $1000 Might get a rental car for some backpacking/hiking this week and maybe again or a few t...
by Viktor K
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: An American Millennial
Replies: 364
Views: 89021

Re: An American Millennial

I lost a friend recently. Last friend I lost was while I was abroad in 2015 in the middle of nowhere in China. It's probably the worst feeling. I had a little epiphany how everyone you know will either lose you at one point or you will lose them. That's pretty depressing. The biggest sacrifice you m...
by Viktor K
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: An American Millennial
Replies: 364
Views: 89021

Re: An American Millennial

Haha thanks everyone. Some of you we've been following eachother's stories for some time now. A little over one year @cheepnis, but it feels like less. <1 year since my girlfriend has been here with me still, she's got her '1 year back in the US' coming up soon. lol @Scott 2. Ya that's kind of what ...
by Viktor K
Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: the animal's journal
Replies: 547
Views: 137733

Re: the animal's journal

Happy you found a love interest up there! Will be rooting for you all each update
by Viktor K
Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: An American Millennial
Replies: 364
Views: 89021

Re: An American Millennial

Thanks @Scott 2, feels pretty good. I'm a bit ahead of schedule on salary projections, so my plan is to learn data structures, then practice data structure intensive algorithms, and maybe even build personal projects in tech stacks that match some of the big companies. Hopefully with some LinkedIn ...
by Viktor K
Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Frugal chicos journal - ERE in Spain
Replies: 452
Views: 92894

Re: Frugal chicos journal - ERE in Spain

I also am gloomy on average day lately. Hyper positive pre-covid.

Found texting old friends, “Hi Xyz, how are you” has led to a lot of spontaneous, helpful (depends how vulnerable you are), and reminisce-full interactions @theanimal
by Viktor K
Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Cast Iron Skillet
Replies: 23
Views: 1386

Re: Cast Iron Skillet

@kafka re:egg you want a hot enough temp so that the egg coagulates before the protein binds to the surface. it needs to sizzle and sort of “recoil’ into itself. then it’s easily moved and flipped (i like over easy) Same. So is that just a matter of heating the skillet before putting In the egg? Se...
by Viktor K
Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Where to move
Replies: 96
Views: 27313

Re: Where to move

Might be small and hard to find a rental in but you could hike for days without leaving town. Especially, if green wooded trout streams are your jam. Some intense elevation changes if you like that too. Lacrosse, WI might be another option bigger town https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/215-Pearl-St...
by Viktor K
Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Where to move
Replies: 96
Views: 27313

Re: Where to move

@wingsonfire always been worried about land mines. Probably irrationally?

But when in China, always thought why Cambodian when I can go to japan, Thailand, Vietnam.

Your thoughts?
by Viktor K
Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Where to move
Replies: 96
Views: 27313

Re: Where to move

O Canada. My (only slightly tongue in cheek) reasons are proximity to US, health care, and friendly police. Weather will get better over time. Good enough reasons for me presently. Feel like have to wait for girlfriend job search just in case. New Zealand sounds nice too. Old high school friend has...
by Viktor K
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: An American Millennial
Replies: 364
Views: 89021

Re: An American Millennial

@stahlmann freelance is not the best place to look. long term maybe ok. Short term, 3-5 years, my job is easy, study and make projects, join US company as developer
by Viktor K
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mooretrees journal
Replies: 298
Views: 69179

Re: mooretrees journal

mooretrees wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:06 am
realizing that while I spend a lot of time thinking about money and reading the forum, our lives have only changed
...marginally in real world.

Relation to COVID?
by Viktor K
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: An American Millennial
Replies: 364
Views: 89021

Re: An American Millennial

Work for day on a “is this enough for today/5 days according to legit boss” done between 9a-12p basis. Varies on when I get out of bed. Some days have more to deal with personally. Girlfriend mental health becoming troubling