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I have been learning Malay as a lockdown challenge in what spare time I have. It’s the first time I have tried a non-European language and it is giving me a lot of very positive insights into a culture about which I previously knew little. The vocabulary is much more difficult than the grammar, which is relatively straightforward once you get used to a totally different word order.

The Malay word for Rugby is ragbi and Rugby player is pemain ragbi.
 

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all right, not so much something to do during lockdown...but something not to do inspired by being lockdown for so long

joined the local club preseason training a few weeks ago, during lockdown I got pretty lonely and thought it would have been good to have a few more local mates to catch up with even if at distance

last time I played for a club was uni 21 years ago and I turned 40 the other week, really did forget how much of a step up it is going from casual/social sport to proper club with 20 years olds hoping to go profressional


**** im sore

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so.....i forgot about the bruises..so many bruises, already taken a wee knock to the head and had to sit out the contact sessions late night, add too that the fact the back of the lineout seems a lot further away than i remember....
 

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I let my ego get the better of me and started an MSc in January.

Main assessment for the first module is due in Monday.

It's 20yrs since I was last at uni and it shows. And last time I didn't have a full-time job to distract me.

I'm sure the social life was better than this last time though.
Good luck! May I ask what subject the MSc is?
 

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Engineering management at Leeds.
That sounds great - both the Engineering Management and Leeds. I used to spend a lot of time in Yorkshire and although I’m a Southerner (and a Londoner to boot) it’s my favourite county. I have a lot of friends up there, including Leeds. Are you a Yorkshireman or an incomer?

I have always admired engineers as I’m from a social sciences background.
 

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Neither, I'm from and in Staffordshire. I've spent quite a bit of time in some parts of Yorkshire, but I've probably only been to Leeds twice in my life

It's all delivered online and is actually very well set up. I can thoroughly recommend it to anyone who has a spare 20-30hrs a week...
 

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Neither, I'm from and in Staffordshire. I've spent quite a bit of time in some parts of Yorkshire, but I've probably only been to Leeds twice in my life

It's all delivered online and is actually very well set up. I can thoroughly recommend it to anyone who has a spare 20-30hrs a week...
For us down here it’s still ‘The North’! Joking aside, it’s a sort of mix of West Midlands (which swallowed a lot of the county) and North West (the Potteries). It’s another really nice place to visit where everyone’s friendly and welcoming!
 

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So..for those interested...my late run for the all blacks has come to an abrupt end after and epic 15mins with no lost line outs and a charge down to my name....due to a blown mcl and acl...”I said you were too old” - my wife

lockdown/work from home now a good thing as will be in a knee brace for 6-8 weeks
 

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So..for those interested...my late run for the all blacks has come to an abrupt end after and epic 15mins with no lost line outs and a charge down to my name....due to a blown mcl and acl...”I said you were too old” - my wife

lockdown/work from home now a good thing as will be in a knee brace for 6-8 weeks
Jesus, that's tough. Good luck with the recovery
 

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So..for those interested...my late run for the all blacks has come to an abrupt end after and epic 15mins with no lost line outs and a charge down to my name....due to a blown mcl and acl...”I said you were too old” - my wife

lockdown/work from home now a good thing as will be in a knee brace for 6-8 weeks

Ash Dixon doesn't know how lucky he is.

Best of luck with the recovery.
 

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So..for those interested...my late run for the all blacks has come to an abrupt end after and epic 15mins with no lost line outs and a charge down to my name....due to a blown mcl and acl...”I said you were too old” - my wife

lockdown/work from home now a good thing as will be in a knee brace for 6-8 weeks
Good recovery to you,mate! :(
And you are not old!!

The Malay word for Rugby is ragbi
Same in Russian language: ragbi instead of rugby (I don't know why, though)
 

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So..for those interested...my late run for the all blacks has come to an abrupt end after and epic 15mins with no lost line outs and a charge down to my name....due to a blown mcl and acl...”I said you were too old” - my wife

lockdown/work from home now a good thing as will be in a knee brace for 6-8 weeks
Really sorry to hear that. On the plus side, your rehab will give you a new thing to do!
 

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One thing this covid mess has done is given me the push to try and save up to do a year of non stop travelling, even if it's like 2/3 years of saving to do it comfortably (and hopefully the world might have some normality back in it).
I'm planning for a pretty big trip to NZ late next year on vaguely the same grounds. Made a decision we probably won't go away this year so can do something far bigger next year.
 

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I just want to go to Japan again, but it's gonna be end of 2022 before they open up again at this rate :(



Anyone back in office yet?
I start a new job next week which is full time in office - definintely going to miss working from home but I'm quite looking forward to the novelty of....leaving my house.
As much as I enjoy working from home I can definitely feel myself becoming a bit of a hermit/enjoying the solitude a little too much
Hopefully they'll do mixed office/work from home in the future, but I'm glad it's in office for at least the start - when I was job hunting I was a bit cautious about starting somewhere new completely remotely - learning their systems etc. would be a nightmare
 

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