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Old 03-09-2018, 11:22 PM   #351
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Para Nosotros La Revolucion

Before going on this afternoon date, I let the unilingual Spanish lady know :

- "Hey, please be patient with my Spanish ", to which she bluntly replied :

- "If there is an attraction in between us, all will be fine. If not, we can be friends ".

So anyhow, there I am, nonchalantly sitting on a bench (actually got warned by a policewoman for having my legs crossed in a meditation postion ) at the public plaza when I see this drop-dead sexy classy chick walk up and all I can do, is mutter in my head "ehhhh, if that is her, I will be shy as frack ". Of course, she waves to me, walks to up and there I find myself, figuratively pushed against a wall, trying by all means to make a +EV-with-implied-odds first impression in my 3rd language . And after a couple of minutes of stumbling grammatically/shaking off the 1st encounter jitters, I suddenly feel comfortable, emotionally settle down and things went quite smoothly from there on

We will meet again tomorrow to hangout at the beach about 12 of us (her sister + friend and families). That should be quite the test for my thus far little tested espanol Other element to keep in mind : when she questioned me thoroughly about poker, I did not hide how financially successful I am - and in fact took pleasure in revealing it -, an aspect that I usually keep deliberately discrete when meeting a new girl. I guess that exposing as much, sways the odds of this (short term?) relationship working out in my favour... And it also makes me a little vain, something to mentally make a note of...

I am going all-in on learning Spanish, so have thus downgraded my RIO elite membership and will henceforth (until Montreal) only study poker an hour weekly, as my brain needs some form of relief




The plaza in question. Have been on quite the upswing over the past couple of weeks, especially when factoring in my RB +4.6k in 13h


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Old 03-11-2018, 11:26 PM   #352
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Stepping out of Comfort Zones, 101

- Make sure you are spending the afternoon with numerous Peruvian folks that do not speak English, let alone French : Check

- Have a (true) premonition of the date in question wearing a G-string with breasts that would put Mount Everest to shame : Checcckkkkkingggg DEM out

- Make sure the sister is invited, 2 kids are tagging along, as is a close family friend : In check

- Spend enough time with the crowd to have 2 meals involved, furthermore forcing yourself into more awkward social settings : Check-check

- Finish off the evening being the lone gringo in a Latina club, dancing away like no tomorrow : Check 1-2-3, check-check

- Conclude the evening by savagely making out in the back seat of the taxi, hands all-in on the generous chest : Check this out yo


Had a great day yesterday, to be fair, with some good company, and feeling quite comfortable and happy despite my limited linguistic skills. The kids took a liking into me (always wanting to go swimming in the waves) and few and far in between were the awkward moments of silence with the adults, as meditation has made me appreciate nothingness for what it is over the years : moments to cultivate peace Surprised myself by how much pleasure I took to dancing to reggaeton (use to love dancing and was in fact a reggae DJ for a couple of years in my early 20s, but had not let go in yearrrrssss ). All in all, a great day at the beach, even if the lady is not exactly my type (for long term), we do get along quite well : +4.6k in 22h this week


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Why So Serious

Had a Spanish course today but given that both my teacher and I are movie buffs (we both studied in literature after all), the scheduled ark of our lesson was rapidly abandoned in favour of a random cinema discussion tangent Obviously, the names of Del Torro, Inarittu and Denis Villeneuve occupied a chunk of the conversation, until the subjects of sadness and depression in films prevailed.

One might understand why drugs, violence and depression can become the focus in Mexican narratives, but why is it intrinsic to Quebecan cinema and literature? Why is Montreal always tinted with such dark and greyish lenses, as if the city of Montreal acts as a sorta of apocalyptic hub for greyish sentiments... Why are the Quebecois fictional heros always cynical, alcoholics or the bearer of a heavy world view/social consciousness...

If Quebec was still stuck in the pre 1960s third world medieval ages - sorta speak -, then this dark narrative could be more comprehensible... If the titanic financial gap in between English and French peeps still persisted to this day, then perhaps this anger could be easily dissected... If we were still told to "speak white", had no control upon our economy, immigration or general politics, perhaps the roots of our fictional narrative could be traced... But such is not the case : a general mal de vivre is simply ingrained in our collective culture.

I mean, I get it. I was one of those folks taking the streets in my teens/early 20s, depressed as frack, claiming for change to whoever wanted to listen. I also get the French and Latino culture might share more affinities than with a Hollywoodish perspective. And writing these lines, it shines upon me that suffering/AKA the dark side of life, should never be overseen (and I will always prefer the French existential outlook in fiction), but I still don't think that the Quebecois fictional realm is a fair representation of Canada's happiness factor, for instance... Bah, to end this digression, let's just say that if the Quebecois existential angst can be hard to pinpoint to at times, I am quite thankful that we fear not to look inward collectively and whether through the storm. Much like a meditator would do, for example.


On the poker front, I have been riding an insane upswing lately, in the tune of 18.7K in the last 60h Would be nice to shatter my previous monthly record of 28k (established last June), but we will see...




+3.4k in 12h this week


Am moving to Huanchaco (just outside of Trujillo) in a quieter coastal townish area. Am also feeling itchy to hit the road, as I don't see the point in spending much more time here with a chick that we have no future together/share as little affinities.


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Old 03-17-2018, 10:48 PM   #354
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Ants, Fracking Ants

Got my stomach turned upside down today, with some sort of ceviche blended with sink water and uncooked rice all twirling together in a f**king knot And outside, the reggaeton is pouring out of bars with its tentative lure, reminding me that my plans of going out dancing tonight will not follow suit

Contacted my accountant today, let him know I made XXX amount in 2017, to which he confirmed that there is no taxes to be paid on poker winnings in Canada (I wanted to make sure that my increasing yearly winnings would not sway this tax free end result...). Curiously, he did charge me 2.8x more than last year for his services

I purchased a bus ticket for Cajamarca this upcoming Monday, assuming my stomach will be solid enough for an 8h bus ride I certainly hope so, as I only have the luxury of 2 days to slack off from the grind in March in order to release my last 5k in RB. I am looking forward to April, to spending more time on the road in remote areas not worrying as much about the wifi connection - Spanish courses, not withstanding. Ok, am signing out now.




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Old 03-18-2018, 08:49 AM   #355
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Old 03-19-2018, 11:05 PM   #356
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Across the Hills

After popping a handful of pills before hitting the sack yesterday, I had mentally prepared myself for the eventuality of skipping out on my Cajamarca (prepaid) bus ride and 2 (prepaid) nights in a spa hotel, depending in what mood my tummy was going to wake up in Up until 9am, there was no way I was going to venture myself upon an 8h bus ride with 1001 knots in my tummy, twisting like a fracking vortex... but then, things settled down in there for some reason

This kind old man came and talk to me during our lunch break off the bus ; cool that I could hold a meaningful (enough) conversation, something that was severely missing back in Asia

Up until April, my priority will be to reach my RB goals and then we can hit the road, be carefree as a mamafracking hippie yo


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Middling Grounds

The problem with my Spanish courses, is that my Mexican teacher is cute af Is intelligent. Loves great movies. Hence, the majority of our courses are spent chatting rather than doing exercises and stuff We will meet in Vancouver this July and spend a few days travelling on the island together ; it should be fun

My stomach felt better this morning, so of course, first thing I do is go purchase street food, AKA fried chicken and fries

# Yolo4Life

Man, those Toronto Raptors I mean, anything short of the NBA finals would be a disappoint. And then again, with Golden State injuries right now, one can almost dream of the cham... nah, not going there just yet

Been catching the tv show The Path on couchtuner lately (not known enough to always show up in the form of torrentz) and I have been religiously running a system scan with bitdefender after each time ; and of course, I always end up with a bitcoin mining virus I mean, in this day and age, no one cares about stealing passwords anymore - that is sooooo early 2000s - and go for the quick profit of either ransomware or crypto mining malware ; the problem with the latter, is that it is as subtle as a fracking earthquake




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Babies, They Be the Death of Humanity

Or "let's punch dead babies", like my buddy use to love to say after insane nights in the kitchen But outside of random-out-of-the-blue nihilistic phrases, a permanent case of diarrhea and a tight-nit fracking tummy, all shall continue in the land of the grind, brothers and sisters This, even if I had a brain fart for the lapse of a couple of minutes and spewed 2BIs @ 400z in the process Which, when put in perspective, is a reminder of how focus I have been playing since God knows when

Nonetheless, if I am going to focus exclusively on the virtual realm, Spanish courses and fixing my health for the next week or so, I will do it in fashion, gangstas Spa, hot springs and mountainside hotel style yo I do question my tendencies to indulge in luxuries lately, but frack it, let's live a little, shall we




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Of Languages, Cards and Other Stuff

Spanish is coming along quite significantly, as attested by the comprehensible Spanish rambling going on right now in the background on tv (I never listen to it in English nowadays). That said, it was pretty ambitious to expect to be fluid by the end of this trip... I mean, if I had made it my priority, started my courses a month earlier and stayed with that chica in Trujillo, sure, but then unexpectedly making 40k in South America would of never became a thing I guess I am saying that I am happy on all fronts

Shout out to Demar Derozan for speaking out about his personal depression. We need more athletes/known peeps to be humble, honest and not get artificially bloated by their own perceived hype.

https://www.si.com/nba/2018/02/26/to...zan-depression

There seems to be some great personalities on the Toronto Raptors and when factoring in that Masai Ujuri is the lone black African (born) manager in the NBA (and humble af), it comes as little surprise. The following article speaks of the benefits of hiring (more) women (than men).

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/spor...ticle36917769/

Speaking of Bball, it seems as both my bets of James Harden as MVP and Toronto Raptors as Eastern Conference champions, are a lock. Darn, if only I could of bet more on the Raps (got 2.5x on my bet, if I remember correctly...).




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The (Dreamy) North

Since making the decision of only spending 4-6 weeks in Dawson this upcoming summer, I am feeling excited about making the trip up north once again It feels as a visit/adventure, moreso than a summer commitment. So instead, I will be spending time on Vancouver island, visit other Gulf Islands and then take the fairy up

Just read this neat little article about playing poker professionally ; it is written by a youngster, hence the traces of immaturity, albeit not insofar as to temper with its exhaustive nature :

http://www.slate.com/blogs/quora/201...ing_poker.html

I have yet to decide where I will be heading to next week (either in Tarapoto, AKA the jungle or back to Huanchaco, as I do miss the beach ), but either way, will go on a few 3-4h tours (they are like 10$ each) to visit the surrounding areas of Cajamarca. It should be fun. And pic heavy




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Emotional Downswong

Been kinda in a funk lately, with feelings of depressions weighing slightly upon my being... Nothing HUGE, but something to take note of. Well, not just of late, tbh, but ever since being in Peru it's been a cyclical emotional downswing.

2 elements factor into this funkish-of-a-downward-equation : primo, I am unbalanced here in Peru. If I made a few good friends in Europe/Israel (notably at the meditation retreat, but in other places as well) and hence had a decent amount of profound interactions, the same cannot be said about South America, where my relationships remain superficial and serve more as a purpose of learning the language, for the most part. And darn, Europe and Israel were outstanding, when reminiscing This is also a decent trip and I do expect to come out of this rut imminently, because of reason #2.

Segundo, the grind has been getting to me. In pure mathematical terms... Hear me out yo. I sincerely believe that the sheer number of hands played, acts directly on your brain. And influences it negatively. Not in terms of accumulation, mind you, but as pure stress that mounts into depression. The following is an old Card Player article written by Dusty Schmidt, but remains nonetheless very actual :

https://www.cardplayer.com/poker-new...brain-on-poker

I mean, the strongest attributes in my game, are the psychological aspects of it. AKA my balance in life. Grinding 1h online sessions - 2 max - while staying attentive to my mood swings or building fatigue ; quitting, meditating for an hour and only debuting again when I feel fresh Which amounts to very few hours weekly - 30h at the most, Dawson grinds not withstanding (where 20h of live is added to the latter number) - and, in the end, a balance where the negative effects of poker do not lead to the effects stated in the article above. Buttttt... if you tilt the equation slightly into the favour of poker, if you cut off a significant part of your social life, the equation is without a solution and hence becomes a problem, get my drift yall

It is not as if I am a stranger to depression ; and darn, over the years, I am impressed with how, when it cyclical comes back for a visit, it is mild af. A brief visitor. A passerby. It still settles in though, instills me with some shades of sadness, but at a very superficial level. I remember when depression felt like an eternity and as if there was no way out ; now, I simply observe it for what it is. A fracking unwelcomed visitor, albeit a benign one




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Deberías regresar a Cajamarca para los carnavales del próximo año en el mes de febrero.
Estuve algo ocupado estas semanas, me bajaron de $7 a $3 en el grupo de spins donde juego, pero ya estoy de vuelta en $7s y con miras a subir a $15. Asimismo, se junto con el inicio de clases de mi hija en el nido. Pero ya estoy mas tranquilo, y con mas tiempo.

Podemos coordinar cuando estes de vuelta en miraflores, podemos jugar alguna sesión juntos ( tu cash y yo spins). O ir a ver un partido de futbol ( si te gusta), ir al cine, ir a comprar libros en español en quilca ( centro de lima) o simplemente conversar. Tambien tengo una coleccion de Henry miller ( 3 libros en español, claro..) que te puede obsequiar, creo que en alguna parte del blog leí que también te gustaba miller.

PD: me iba dar el trabajo de traducir todo pero como estas enfocado en mejorar tu español preferi dejarlo asi.

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The problem with my Spanish courses, is that my Mexican teacher is cute af Is intelligent. Loves great movies. Hence, the majority of our courses are spent chatting rather than doing exercises and stuff We will meet in Vancouver this July and spend a few days travelling on the island together ; it should be fun
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From the looks of it you seem to be meeting the right kind of people.. or maybe you give them way too much credit. And I gotta agree with the article by dusty, I remember reading this long back. Online poker as a profession is very very new compared to nearly all other professions and hence the ill effects of this can only be guessed now and only a couple of decades from now will we get a decent sample to make any form of theses. Just like technology (smartphones and the likes).

GL mate keep those udpates coming. If you ever decide to visit India Hit me up.
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Dreams are Just One Click Away

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Was chatting away with a seemingly sweet Filipina chick yesterday working in Mexico. The girl is hot af, earns a very solid salary, has a PHD degree, is smart, open minded, liberal, agnostic, albeit a bit too young (26 years old), but whatever, I was actually contemplating a scenario where I would go visit her in Cancun when... the topic of our conversation drifted towards sexuality... and S&M popped into the discussion Not just a little pain, sensory stimulation or hedonistic pleasures, God no, like full blown torture, and her saying stuff like :

- "I have never had sex without sadomasochism involved and wouldn't consider it.".

-"I will make you scream until you forget your own name ".

-"You must be totally submissive and not interfere with the pain I inflict upon you".

Jesus f**king-Cristo-and-Judas-the-Traitor-and-all-the-known-and-unknown-Apostles and 1000 times And then, when she added comments like "I am happy he is now dead" when she was speaking of her ex bf, and I can only imagine being cuffed by her, head in a cord - or something - with 1001 cuts/burns upon my body and thinking to myself "am I going to make it out of this alive ", knowing that there is a greater than > 0% chance that I wouldn't

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From the looks of it you seem to be meeting the right kind of people.. or maybe you give them way too much credit.
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This comment is kinda of ironic, given what I wrote above But, in all honesty, yeah, I have been blessed to meet special people/gfs along the way, but I also indulge easily in my romantic nature, love to dream and have a tendency to see the quality in people (without overlooking the negative though). But I, alas, just found out that my Mexican teacher has a bf.

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Thx bro, and yeah, I will definitely go back to India, most likely in the next few years to do a 30 day Vipassana course. And India remains the most intense country that I have travelled to What part of India do you live in? Thx for the positive feedback

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Podemos coordinar cuando estes de vuelta en miraflores, podemos jugar alguna sesión juntos ( tu cash y yo spins). O ir a ver un partido de futbol ( si te gusta)
Despues el fin del semana en Chiclayo, tengo un vuelo directo para Cusco. Entonces, no se si voy a regresar en Lima para mas de un dia antes de mi vuelo para Canada... En caso que si, sería genial reunirse para un partido de fútbol u otra actividad amigo

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Yes, I use to love Henry Miller in my early 20s and read just about everything he wrote ; but not sure I would want to revisit his work, given that he left SUCH a mark on my psycho with stuff like describing a simple crack in the asphalt for 60 pages in Tropic of Cancer and - I kid you not -, reaching fracking GOD in the process Still am reading Cien Anos de Soledad at a VERY slow pace.


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-"You must be totally submissive and not interfere with the pain I inflict upon you".
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Vipassana.. the name does ring a bell.. my grandad was/is(alive) a yoga instrucotr for over 50 years. I dont think he ventured into vipassana. I live in Bangalore. I keep travelling to coimbatore which is where I am originally from.
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Twisting Footsteps

The set-up was right, everything was in place for a soaring morning : a GIGANTIC DROOLER, albeit sitting to my left, was VPPing 100%, 3betting 80% and potting-5x potting with second-third pair sorta hands, except... I ran worse than the old lady approaching her death bed -2.2k in 2h this morning. Good to see that there is still certain games that I simply cannot quit, given their juiciness level

Will probably reduce the grind to 15-25h weekly and work on a couple of chapters of my novel in the next 3 weeks (and update my blogs, obviously ). Now that I have reached my RB goals, have done my taxes and am heading back to Cusco on Tuesday, I feel lighter. Free. Happier.




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April... Finally

After I finished my monthly grind yesterday, I randomly sent out a few messages on Cupid. I figured why not, dinner and time at the beach with a date sounds quite enticing, so I pounded on the "ctrl c/ctrl a" like a madman Given that I only have 3 days in Chiclayo, my message went from being, 2 months ago :

- "Hi, I really like your profile. I am in Peru for 3 months to learn Spanish and more about the culture. I hope we can meet and get to know each other." to now being :

- "Hey, am here for the weekend, word.".
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Anyhow this will be my 5th date ; one I completed bricked the flop/check-folded , got to the turn on another try, but had to muck (ehhhh, wrong suits ) and got to showdown twice (taking it down both times, yo ). I really have no expectations (she does not speak Spanish and is 37 years old), but just good company combined with a good dinner will be good enough

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Vipassana.. the name does ring a bell.. my grandad was/is(alive) a yoga instrucotr for over 50 years. I dont think he ventured into vipassana. I live in Bangalore. I keep travelling to coimbatore which is where I am originally from.
Vipassana was the meditation technique taught by the Buddha. It had disappeared from India until S.N. Goenka, a modern day teacher from Myanmmar (himself from an Indian background) brought it back to India in the late 60s. It was a hit with the locals and also coincided with a soaring wave of western folks seeking answers in the east (notably because of the Beatles who famously spent time in Rishikesh studying yoga). Anyhow, Vipassana is worldwide today, with centres blossoming everywhere (less so in Africa and Latin America, albeit there still exists communities and small grassroots movements) . Yet the most serious (and longest) courses, are held in Myanmmar, Thailand and India (the latter having by far the most centres).

I never made it to Bangalore, but was on both sides in Chennai and Hampi/Goa. Thx for following bro




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(Different) Arks

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1h... One hour in 3 days is how much volume I have put into the grind And it feels great Moving forward, I do not have many specific goals for April as far as the volume goes (will really depend on the wifi connection in the mountainous towns I will be visiting (probably not the greatest...), or my mood and other life stuff), but it would be nice to net in an additional 5k to cover my Montreal Party Millions buy-in, or 10k to increase the likelihood of firing a second bullet. I will not go beyond 2 bullets though - no emptying the clip for this guy - as live MTTs remain fun shot-taking events for yours truly, not his daily bread and butter grind (or peanut and jam, for that matter )

This is the lowest in sheer value my cryptos have gone as of yet (am at the B/E mark on my investment), but am really not concerned about it. Frankly, I would not sweat it much if I was to lose my whole investment, given that I rely strictly on poker (which is going great), have other safer long term investments and that I simply believe things will turn around in the crypto world come April-summertime

When I first started my travel blog an odd 5 years ago, I was adamant on it not being a Hooker & Blow thread (like others in the travel section and this, even if I did indulge somewhat in the latter irl back then...) and was obviously obligated to sacrifice some amount of views/hits by doing so. I mean, I studied liberal arts way-back-then (literature), am ideologically fully immersed into meditation (and thus buddhist precepts), do hold a fair amount of SJW principles (women + gay rights, stance against racism, anarchist/socio democratic tendencies etc.) and was a hippie for over a decade (and clearly looked like one as oppose to now, where I look like a kinda geekish-cyber-punkish-marginal). This said, it is all about being balanced. Balance in your lifestyle, views and acceptance of others. And balance in accepting our own cravings/desires, mesured with our tendencies to repress them in the name of principles. Let me explain.

I remember one night in Bohol, Philippines where I was having dinner by the beach with a lady friend (with benefits). At the table next to us, there was a couple consisting of an old white fellow (70+) and a very cute and petite young Asian chick (not more than 19-20). I mean, I try not to judge such disparity in couples (the guy), but the sentiment is at times simply overwhelming…. I am forever reminded in such instances of the financial/gender disparity in between men/women and first/third world countries. And it rubs me the wrong way. Anyhow…. The girl had all eyes for me and was clearly stating non-verbally her intentions, despite her being with a partner and me seemingly with mine (even if she wasn’t). I could tell that the old man was in love with her (which should be enough of a reason for me not to judge him, right…), but she did not care : she was ready to move on to the next best thing. As she she should as a survivor, me thinks.

After that dinner, I was pissed at the whole old-men-dating-women-a-fourth-of-their-age-scenairo and went on a extensive rant about it while walking down the beach. But the thing is, I fracking wanted that girl (for a one-night-stand, not as a gf). That urge was so vivid and overwhelming, yet I put forth my principles, thus forcibly relinquishing to the background my obvious temptations…. Again, in the end, it is all about balance. Which brings us to yesterday...

I had a date lined up with a 37 year old Peruvian lady, but, after spending 7h on the bus, I just did not want to force myself to communicate in my third language…. So I cancelled our dinner plans, went to the hotel with clear intentions of watching the Toronto Raptors getting beat up by the Celtics
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when a hot 25 year old chick got back to me (she is actually 23). I mean, my fatigue did not matter anymore. Nor did ethics : I fracking wanted to see her.

Will not get into the specs of the evening (but it was an amazing night and we will meet again tonight), but just wanted to put my thoughts in writing…. I mean, many changes have occurred over the past 2 years now that I am making a substantial amount of monies playing this game. I find myself indulging in more material benefits. Like nicer hotels, copious and fancy meals or pricey conveniences (numerous taxi rides, expensive last minute flights etc.). And also I take pride in presenting myself as a successful lad. Nonetheless, in the end, meditation is making me a much better person (by the year, month and day!!!), so it is with a humble acceptance that I observe all these changes taking place, and see them as the ephemeral experiences that they are. Furthermore, I know without a doubt, that I am going in the right direction and naturally remain a minimalist, yet these desires/changes are interesting to take a note of. And observe. That is all. End of thought




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Lull

I can't state enough how this was a fun and needed weekend Also got a ton of legal stuff solved today, finished my taxes, found a ceremony to do ayahuasca and am thus ready to engage the final 20 days of my winter adventure It has been an absolute blast

Really happy with the way that I am pushing myself to step out of my comfort zone ; was scared/excited like a high school kid Saturday when I was about to meet my date and was tempted to cancel ooohhhhhhhh about 1001 times Yet I stuck with it, and it was an amazing weekend

Made a 1k deposit in bitcoin on nitrogensports and the plan is to run it up to 5k betting exclusively basketball, and then letting it ride on the finals But given that I will be already betting half of my nitrogen roll this week on Toronto to outright win it vs Boston, I might be punting away my roll sooner rather than later This said, I might fire a few 1k bullets because, you know, yolo




+800$ in 2h Might get 20h in at the most this week...


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Death to Modern Times

Am in the dead middle of the Sacred Valley in a luxurious remote Spa hotel, celebrating what has been quite a successful 2 months of grinding/improving my Spanish I tried to login a session, but after losing my connection over 5 times in 35m, I called it quits despite still managing a solid 500$ profit (but, alas, thus bringing to 2k my Peru disconnection in total losses ).

Will probably not be updating this thread for the next little while, unless I get a decent connection/start focussing a little on the grind again... In the meantime, my travel thread should see some more activity though




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Humility

Staying humble has been on my mind for the past couple of days... I mean, for all those that have met me - 2 + 2ers or not -, I think everyone can easily attest that humility is indeed an intrinsic quality of mine, yet it still requires effort. Effort not to let success get to your head. Effort not to indulge in entitlement. Let's be frank here : the whole world adapts to you when you are a white male that speaks English And this reality is easy to forget, when you cease to stop out of your comfort zones, when you do not go out of your way to learn new languages, when you forget that a ton of countries do not have it as easy as say a country like Canada. Or Finland. Or... you get my grip. Anyhow, these facts can be easily forgotten at times and then suddenly, you can start thinking that "I am 100% responsible for my success.", like certain fracking right-wingers like to believe and repeat nonsense like "all you need is dedication and hard work.". F**k You. I will say it again : f**k you and your fracking short-memory that neglects to reflect upon historical oppression, racism and sexism
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Hit a mini-downswing lately with the numerous disconnections and utter run bad and thus find myself potentially netting in a negative weekly results for the first time in 2018 Now that is some pure run good -500$ in 10h this week (still 36h to turn things around, but am at the base of Machu Pacchu, so not sure I will put in the effort...)


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Good luck and purifying thoughts for your upcoming ceremony <3
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TUMMY's R 4 Suckahs

It has been a recurring mishap over here in Peru, but I am exposed to stomach pain once again When you are in your 20s (I was 22 the first time I spent a winter in Latin America (Mexico)) and you come in a country where you are susceptible to getting sick, you just shrug it off as "meh, food poisoning", "meh, bacteria" or "meh, whatever" case of odd sickness you just happened to stumble upon ; when you find yourself in your 40s and not immortal anymore , you think more in terms of "oh oh, I think I might have a weak stomach", thus putting the blame on your physical body breaking down as oppose to outside negative forces

As far as the grind goes, it's been a lousy week, even if I did ultimately come ahead result-wise : +2.4k in 13h. If it wasn't for RB, I would of lost. But, I mean, the latter is part of the deal and where I make a significant chunk of profit, honestly, yet it somehow feels like I finished down...





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Thx friend, I appreciate the good wishes

I was suppose to go check out Machu Picchu tomorrow, but am forced to delay by 1 day (tummy issues ). This said, Pisaq is definitely where I want to do it, the latter figuring in a handful of places where I instantly felt at home And... the vibes are just insane there, both the good and the bad ones, hence me wanting to engage the spirit world in a realm where both demons and allies roam alike But the place where I wanted to book the ceremony at, is on vacation all of April. Which might ultimately suck balls, as the only other ceremonies I found are exclusively held indoors... I might thus have to head to the jungle in Iquitos to do an outside ceremony... I mean, I really have my mind set on doing a journey, and barring severe stomach issues, don't see anything else preventing from doing one... Thx for your comments, I always appreciate them


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Of Sports Betting and Mountains

All it took was a few pills and 11h of sleep to shake off the acute fever and the tummy rumbles But anyhow, booked my train ride for Machu Picchu in the morning, I should be out of here by Wednesday and back in Pisaq, which is really where I wanna be right now (and hopefully do an ayahuasca trip)

Booked a decent profit today after taking a 1k hit in the morning, but then made it all back + some when I crushed a few 400z tables playing HU or deepstacks on others Am much more comfortable at that stake and it is rapidly becoming my main game I will have to change sites though if I do want to move up to highstakes (probably on Party), but that will not probably before 2019, I suspect...

I punted away my first 1k on Nitrogen so like the sports betting champ that I am , I reloaded 1.4k and was about to run it all on the Raptors when I saw that the odds of the victory was 1.45x, except I missed out by a few minutes (needed to wait for the bitcoin transfer to be confirmed) and had to watch on the sidelines my 600$ in profit evaporate when the Raps obviously easily took it down I mean, it would of been a smallish win, but still infuriating given how I struggle with sports betting. This said, I think I will do well in the playoffs... TBD.




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Of Inkas and Mountains and Munich

Spent a splendid day at Machu Picchu (more on this tomorrow in travel thread...) ; primo because of the lost Inca town, obviously, which holds a ton magic in itself even when not factoring in the otherworldly intrinsics involved in building a fracking city on top of the world (and let’s not even get into how they got their supplies of water and food up there ) ; secondo, with how the day ended, randomnly sitting beside a pretty 31 Belarusan chick on the bus - running good yo -, and charming her into a dinner date at the bottom of the mountain, in Aguas Caliente. I mean, one would need to be an alien not to get lost in her dreamy eyes and despite the fact that she is still involved in a relationship (but at the tail end of it), we planned a night out in Miraflores of dining and dancing

It is crazy how far my dating game has come since that fateful night in Bosnia where I failed to hit off with the pretty hotel reception cyber-punkish chick - if you guys recall …. I mean, saying stuff “we should meet again”, “let’s meet for dinner and dancing in Lima” or “I can come and see you in Munich” come out so naturally nowadays

She has worked as a programmer in Munich, Germany for the past 12 years, was recently offered a job in a blockchain start-up company - go figure - and definitely has a hippyish side to her (and elegant as well, which fits of both of my facets yo ). Anyways, will not bore you guys furthermore with yet another romantic dreamy story (as this will likely go nowhere, but remains fun as hell ), so up next : about 15h of grind lined up for this week with the priority being finding an ayahuasca ceremony




+400$ in 3h this week


edit : on the sports betting front, I was about to wait until the start of the playoffs and run 1.4k on the Raps taking round 1 (and possibly another 1.5k on another team, depending on the odds...), but... part of me just wants to ride it out tomorrow on the Raps-Miami game


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