What Happened in April…

Greetings Barbarians! Long days and pleasant nights!

It has been a wild April, the Government extends the lockdown in our place until the 15th of May. I already miss going out and opening up the shop. I’ve prepared well for the lockdown but I won’t deny the fact that this hurt our finances. 

Finances aside, April went great. It allowed me to focus on things that I’ve always wanted to do back then as well as other things that needed my attention. It has given me time to reflect and plan my approach to things. Despite the lockdown difficulties, I tried to put my time to good use and had fun with it too. 

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So, what happened this April? First, I took a lot of pictures to pass my time. I’ve always wanted to learn photography so I spend my time reading a book about it that I bought at a surplus. Photography is a great hobby and in my case, an essential. It is always great to write words accompanied by pictures. I used things around the house as my subjects, especially books. 

A bit outdated book but still very informative
My City’s Sunset
Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Spindown Die

I also found out that fried rice is a great quarantine food, it’s cheap and you could use anything from the fridge. I used canned corn, frozen peas, ham, eggs, leftover meat on my fried rice. I’ve tried it with barbecued pork belly, grilled chicken, and roasted chicken. There are countless ways to prepare it. 

Roasted Chicken Fried Rice
Chicken BBQ Fried Rice
Char Siu Pork Fried Rice

My daughter discovered how awesome a grilled cheese sandwich is. She has been wolfing it down  left and right, along with some fruit juice. It’s always nice to join her in her food adventures, she’s such a picky eater and won’t try things. 

Not much of a cheese stretch

I’m also trying to get my hands in becoming an Online English Tutor. It’s a smart career move on my part since I’ve been focusing on writing a lot these days. I hope the interview and the practical exam will go smoothly. I’m desperate for work these days and I can’t wait to have one again. I need money to invest in things to make more money.

A few notes about teaching

There is the round-up of April posts:

So there you have it, a brief summary of my April. I hope you enjoy reading it. 

To Courage and Freedom, and April!

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8 thoughts on “What Happened in April…

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  1. I love your blog and your photography. You are a natural. The food pics are now making me hungry. My daughter and I just made some fallafel patties from chickpeas and many more ingredients. Yummy.
    You have given me some ideas for my blog too. Thank you. Sending you lots of love ❤️

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