Matsimitsu

Notes

Another place to not post anything ;)

Street

With the country in lockdown it's hard to get out and take photo's. Here's todays attempt.

🎥 Still Human (Hong Kong)

When I first came to Hong Kong, I was suprised by the scene of hundreds of people crowding the streets and overpasses on cardboard boxes. Only later I found out that this is a weekly occurrence on Sunday when the thousands of (mostly Filipino) maids living in Hong Kong have their day off, which they use to socialize with fellow maids.

Still Human revolves around Leung Cheong-wing, a paralyzed and hopless man living in a social housing flat in Hong Kong and Evelyn Santos, a Filipino domestic worker who came to the city to make a living.

It portrays the (often precarious) lives of Filipino workers in Hong Kong and how they are treated without becoming too heavy. The movie focuses on the brittle relation between Leung and Evelyn and is mostly shot inside the cramped apartment of Leung.

I really enjoyed the movie, the acting is amazing and the pace is just right. It manages to balance heavy subjects and light-heartedness and for me it was one of those movies that makes you think about the subject for the next couple of days.

5 out of 5!

Wild horses up close

It was a nice day to take a trip to a local wetland nature reserve called "De Blauwe Kamer" (The blue chamber).

Luck was on my side today, as the horses had decided to stay near the allowed pathway into the nature reserve.

(I know this is not, in fact, a horse)

A walk around Utrecht

To test out my new A7 III Camera with Tamron 28-75, I woke up early this Saturday morning and went to Utrecht for some city shots.

Fall

Another fall photo, shot with the 16-50 Kitlens for the A6000, therefore not as sharp as I'm used to.

Fall leaves

Nice fall colours during a nice walk.

Firecracker Salmon & Cauliflower Rice

Delicious Cauliflower Rice with pan-seared Salmon covered in a sauce made of Soy Sauce, Sambal, Suger and Garlic. Delicious!

For Firecracker Sauce

For Cauliflower Rice

(source)

The Rhine River

Sometimes I forget that views like these are only a 20 minute bike-ride away.

Getting better with the Drone

Starting to feel a bit more confident, and I'm able to explore further away, such as this farmer plowing his field a couple of fields away.

Rainy days

Figures, heatwave for weeks, but as soon as I buy a drone, it's non-stop rain. Luckily it stopped for half an hour, so I could finally practice a bit.

Webmentions

Added webmentions to my blog with the help of webmention.io made by Aaron Parecki.

You can see an example here: Resize images from s3 with AWS Lambda and Rust.

I used brid.gy to collect tweets that mention my article and have them send the data to webmention.io, which exposes a JSON feed that I can use when building my blog. Pretty neat!

Boundary Supply Prima system support

A couple of years ago I bought a Boundary Supply Prima system backpack which has been traveling with me to many countries.

Unfortunately the puller attachments came off one by one over the years, making the bag a bit tricky to open sometimes.

The bag was sold with a lifetime guarantee, time to put that to the test :)

After a quick chat with their support a few weeks ago, they sent me replacement puller attachments for free to the Netherlands, awesome!

Minio

I've been playing around with https://min.io lately, a S3-compatible API clone you can run on your NAS or own hardware, but can scale up to petabytes of data, if you have the money.

Bought a drone

Shot with the DJI Mavic Mini

A DJI Mavic Mini, compact enough to take on hikes in my backpack.

🎥 A Taxi Driver (Korean)

I've been enjoying Korean movies/drama's lately and this one I can recommend to anyone, it's one of those movies you'll think about for a few days after.

It has a 96% 🍅 fresh rating on Rotten tomatoes and features Song Kang-ho as the lead actor, who you might recognise from Parasite, Memories of Murder or Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (all great movies).

May, 1980. Man-seob is a taxi driver in Seoul who lives from hand to mouth, raising his young daughter alone. One day, he hears that there is a foreigner who will pay big money for a drive down to Gwangju city. Not knowing that he’s a German journalist with a hidden agenda, Man-seob takes the job.

The movie is based on events that happened during the 1980 Gwangju Uprising and besides a slightly condensed timeline follows the events that happened during that time faithfully. It's also a nice introduction to Korean history that happened after the Korean war, but before modern Korea.

Awesome sites

Stumbled upon this website yesterday when looking for personal site inspiration, https://personalsit.es is an amazing collection of personal websites.

This is written from iA Writer

Looks like I have a micropub endpoint now to update my blog!