San Junipero – 80s galore

Ok. I am one of those people who thinks that every new thing gets better over time, like wine. I only started to watch Black Mirror this year, this episode – San Junipero from 2016 yesterday. AND I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT! Especially the songs. I have been a 80s fan for the longest time, and this movie totally re-ignited my fandom of the genre. You can find the playlist in Spotify under the name San Junipero – Black Mirror – Expanded Playlist. Or an alternative would be this youtube video:

Happy listening! 🙂

Ragtime on loop – music to play when reading wartime romance novels

Here’s a nice song to play to when you are reading wartime romance novels, or anything from the 1910s – 1940s. Not suitable for brutal wartime siege novels though.

Defenses against despair

There are only two defenses against despair: working and fighting; but they’re not always enough. There’s also a third, which is telling one another lies: we all fall into that.

– Dov, If not now, when?

We don’t have to tell each other lies though. Working and fighting is great for keeping out of despair. 😊

Josie’s parenting journey of a 6-year-old kid with a critical illness

(Note: The picture above is not Josie’s kid)

When I first met Josie (not her real name), it was during a lupus support group forum. The topic for the forum was about Lupus Nephritis medications. A young lady raised her hand, and spoke of her 6-year-old daughter’s conditions. The girl has been diagnosed with lupus nephritis class IV, and is currently undergoing chemotherapy. The doctor mentioned that in the past it is a fatal disease. But now generally people could live with it up to 20 – 30 years.

“Do you mean she can only live up to 30s as she’s 6 now?” She sobbed.

That was almost eight months ago. That was the first time I met Josie.

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