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liztai

@liztai@hachyderm.io

Malaysian tech writer. Works in tech. Former journalist but always a writer. Autodidact.

If you follow me I promise that I'm absolutely random.

Toots #IndieWeb #Obsidian #Malaysia #TootSEA #Books #TV #Writing #CDrama #KDrama #Urbanism #Cats #Dogs #Tech and very occasional #GeoPolitics

Occasionally talks in Manglish.

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liztai, to random
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It is indeed an odd experience to be part of the 1% of the human population who was not swept up by the craze and kept failing to be swept up by it despite numerous times trying to.

I tried reading the novel, watched the donghua and even the and could not last more than a couple of episodes. People tell me to "soldier on" for a few more EPs but I couldn't I just couldn't.

Also tried reading the author's other books & just 😴

I think my 🧠 is built diff or something

liztai,
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@LianaBrooks somehow you feel like, what are they seeing that I am not? In the end I can only give up and declare this as one of the biggest mysteries in the universe 😆

liztai,
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@loke it is a hyper popular Cdrama with lots of homoerotic subtext 😁

I think

liztai,
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@geraineon but but I would like to understand why people like it 😆

veer66, to random
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@liztai Is there any TV series on iQIYI about The Eight Banners?

liztai,
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@veer66 what's the right banners?

liztai, to languagelearning
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Am continuing my practice of typing out Chinese words and using them in proper sentences. I suspect I'm able to do this only because I have a foundation in Mandarin, and have intermediate listening skills. So a lot of my sentences are based on instinct not on remembering grammatical rules. I plug what I write in ChatGPT/Copilot to check if they're right.
They keep saying I am.
I am feeling suss lol.
Anyway folks, do we say 风很大 ? (It's windy) It feels odd.

liztai,
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@lety lol that's my claim to infamy apparently! ;D

liztai, (edited ) to random
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When you wake up at 2am because you realise that you forgot about the chicken you left in the air fryer. 🥴

liztai, to languagelearning
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Half the time I have no idea if this iguy is transmitting facts or sarcasm 🙃😅

https://youtu.be/zyhOXCjfBIg?si=nmC9ZtH-UBBXbUSA

liztai, to internet
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I blame TikTok, Facebook reels and any kind of stupid short form reels for the noise pollution in cafe's and trains.

Both my parents seem hopelessly addicted to them and during my Penang vacay it took all my strength not to grab their phones and throw them out of the window because both liked to watch them with phone speakers on - at the same time!!! - while I am just trying to chill in the living room.

#smartphones #socialmedia

liztai,
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@toolsontech yea I don't have a TikTok account for that reason. I always feel wrung out when I go down the YouTube rabbit hole, so I can't imagine TikTok 😵

liztai, to Birds
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Bird nest building in full swing! I see two of them together sometimes, hopping about the branches of my garden plants. So cute.
They go back and forth a few times a day, and at night they go somewhere else to sleep. Once they shift in I would have to be very careful not to scare them!

#Birds #BalconyNest #Sunbird

A sunbird builds a nest in a balcony

liztai,
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@roelant Apricat is now with a new foster :) So the birds are safe

liztai, to Netflix
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To be clear, it's not that I didn't like #ThreeBody #Netflix because it has been "Westernised" or even that major Chinese characters have been replaced.
To me it's crime was dumbing down almost everything and reducing Ye Wenjie's character to a religious fanatic ☠️.
And yea, I more or less expected the Cultural Revolution to depicted in the most shock value way ever, but to my surprise it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.

liztai, to Netflix
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Watching the first episode of s5 of The Crown and cant help but think, "Poor John Major." 😄

liztai, to Netflix
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Watching .

Welp.

China's Tencent version is still far superior.

The Netflix version whacks you over the head and yells, "Do you get it?? Do you get it??"

Tencent's version was poetic compared to Netflix's.

There's little nuance, gravitas, depth. Ye Wenjie's character was butchered beyond repair 🥴☠️

That's the most unforgiveable of all.

liztai,
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@kittylyst I gave up after episode 6. I just couldn't with how they did the bugs thing 🥴 the flattest corniest reveal ever

Then there's that female ninja computer avatar thing lol

liztai,
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@svetlozaurus I would but do watch the directors version which is better paced. It starts slow but somehow the slow start helped me really appreciate the later events. It's not a perfect drama by any stretch but it is sad to be very loyal to the book. One of the highest rated dramas in China. You can watch it on the Viki app

liztai,
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@svetlozaurus one thing I love best about the Chinese adaptation was operation Guzheng. How they could convey horror in that scene was 👍👍👍

liztai, (edited ) to Birds
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So I came back to a half dead garden and, to my delight, a new sunbird nest! Yes, the sunbirds have returned and are rebuilding the former nest. So it is a true, they do recycle nests!
My concern is that my aircond compressor is right above the nest and may scare away the birds. Does that mean I do without the aircond for a while 🤭😵🤪

PS: Turned the aircond on. Birb didn't seem fazed by it. Yipee

liztai,
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@gowin I don't know if they are, but won't it be cool if it's the same birds or the kids??

liztai,
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@rakyat I occasionally see the birds just visiting but have no idea if it's the same one. If it is that's really cool!

liztai, to random
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I created a spinwheel for #Cdramas 🤭

https://spinthewheel.app/yfgKHg3gV4/link

liztai, to Korean
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A woman is given the chance to relive her life and get back at the people who ruined her life.
This is a super fun makjang #KDrama that didn't take itself too seriously.

#KDramas #TV #Entertainment

https://dramatea88.wordpress.com/2024/04/09/perfect-marriage-revenge-review/

liztai,
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@rakyat pretty much haha

liztai, to random
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Episode 10: What I watched in March

I had such a crazy quarter at work that my drama-watching has slowed down a lot! However, I still managed to catch a few things

https://dramatea88.wordpress.com/2024/04/01/episode-10-what-i-watched-in-march/

liztai,
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@stiofi glad you liked it! It's one of the best, highly rated dramas of 2023

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