Summary: * If you are going the Blue Card route, how long you’ve had your Blue Card doesn’t seem to matter as long as you hold one + you fulfill the required months of employment. * I sent the requirements via email. After 1 month, I received an email with ‘probable
I have a friend group of expats who moved from Southeast Asia to Berlin. We call ourselves "BER Crew". We were discussing feeling slightly guilty about leaving our home countries and contributing to 'brain drain', for our self-interested pursuit of living a more comfortable life in Germany. It prompted me
Every time I have a talk (or presentation) coming up, I review Derek Sivers’s notes [https://sive.rs/book/ConfessionsPublicSpeaker] on “Confessions of a Public Speaker”. It always calms my nerves, reminds me that fear comes with the territory, and that the audience wants to you to do well.
I just solved the SQL Murder Mystery [https://mystery.knightlab.com/], a fun 'whodunnit' game designed to practice basic SQL concepts and commands. If you've been wanting to learn SQL, I highly recommend it! I thought I'd finally pick up some SQL skills. I got the book SQL QuickStart Guide
If you check my LinkedIn Recommendations [https://www.linkedin.com/in/chiaracokieng/], people say I work at ‘an incredibly high speed’, am ‘the best organized person I know’, and am ‘somehow, always simultaneously thoughtful and expeditiously efficient.’ So I thought it would be fun and useful to share how I
I was talking to a friend who was sharing his screen while typing in Craft. It was a little painful to see him slow his thought process down by having to use the trackpad to format his text. One of the reasons I love Craft is that my typing can
Today, I wrote an email update to Gen Propel's subscribers on what we're up to. I haven't done this in four months. It showed. To make my writing more personal, I always start by addressing it to a hypothetical person, ex – "Hi Dave". And that's exactly what I did. I
Today, I simplified some of the apps I use, specifically: I decided to go back to aText [https://www.trankynam.com/atext/] and stop my Text Expander subscription. Originally, I wanted to use Text Expander for two reasons: (1) Formatting didn't transfer well from aText to Craft for 'metadata' info.
Today, I felt a little feverish, probably from the second shot of the COVID-19 vaccine. I didn't work at all, but I still did my "Rocket German Walk + Anki" habit. I've been doing it almost every weekday for a month. It's the only process for learning German that I've found
Motivated by how unhappy [https://www.chiaracokieng.com/my-ideal-skillshare-intro-lessons-learned-from-analyzing-three-skillshare-classes/] I was with my video skills, I asked my friend if she'd consider starting a YouTube channel with me. But on what? I want to get better at video. It's a key skill in 2021. But I'm not interested in self