Morning With Mr. Studious

@flapiz (19172)
United Kingdom
August 8, 2022 6:37am CST
My boyfriend works from 13:30 to 21:00 this week so we had the same whole morning to ourselves. Woke up early. Had breakfast together and decided to exercise and take a walk to Candie Gardens. He brought a book with him to review for his GRE and I read with him despite not knowing my maths anymore. It is indeed true when you don't use it you lose it. I feel like I didn't study geometry and algebra when I was quite good with it when I was younger. Anyway although I'm disappointed with my mental capacity, It feels good to sweat and be out in the sun.
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@JudyEv (287428)
• Rockingham, Australia
8 Aug
It looks a pleasant spot to study although if that is grass, it's looking a bit brown.
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@flapiz (19172)
• United Kingdom
8 Aug
Yeah it was brown and someone just mown it so we ended up with a lot of it sticking on our clothes
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@flapiz (19172)
• United Kingdom
9 Aug
@TheHorse these buildings are British-French inspired.
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@TheHorse (160638)
• Walnut Creek, California
9 Aug
It does. Almost reminds me of California right now. Love the style of the buildings, though.
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@porwest (58665)
• United States
9 Aug
I hated math, except for what I used to deal with money. School in general, to me, was a waste of time, and I even avoided college going into the navy instead and then got into private equity, real estate and investing.
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@flapiz (19172)
• United Kingdom
9 Aug
Yeah I even think some of the maths I've wasted my time on were useless in the real life. Otherwise I wouldn't have forgotten it.
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@flapiz (19172)
• United Kingdom
9 Aug
@porwest My math teacher lied when he said it is important.
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@porwest (58665)
• United States
9 Aug
@flapiz Exactly. If it is remembered that's one thing. Forgetting it means it never had a use. lol
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@LadyDuck (409671)
• Switzerland
8 Aug
It is nice to take a book and study in the sun, a lot better than staying inside.
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@flapiz (19172)
• United Kingdom
8 Aug
I know. He studied inside last Saturday half day as I was trying to get him to have a feel of the real testing environment and he ended up with a migraine the poor thing.
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@flapiz (19172)
• United Kingdom
9 Aug
@LadyDuck exactly. Although can't stay out for too long as well. Must be balanced. We are out again today. A bit of sun and sea.
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@LadyDuck (409671)
• Switzerland
9 Aug
@flapiz With this heat staying inside all day is exhausting.
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@aninditasen (9450)
• Raurkela, India
8 Aug
I can't sit in the Sun as my head starts reeling.
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@flapiz (19172)
• United Kingdom
8 Aug
A little bit of morning sun should be fine. But not the afternoon one that is deadly.
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@flapiz (19172)
• United Kingdom
9 Aug
@aninditasen Ahahaha we are entirely opposite although now even I struggle to tolerate the sun too.
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• Raurkela, India
9 Aug
@flapiz Yes, I like the morning Sun, but not in summer. I like it in the rainy season and winter.
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@Hannihar (123752)
• Israel
8 Aug
@flapiz I am glad you had an enjoyable time with your boyfriend and got some sun. I am not good with geometry and algebra. I prefer basic math myself.
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@flapiz (19172)
• United Kingdom
8 Aug
Yeah I deleted geometry and algebra from my brain and kept the easy maths that we use for day to day.
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@flapiz (19172)
• United Kingdom
9 Aug
@Hannihar Well I can do the basics on my head but I do check with calculator if I am unsure.
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@Hannihar (123752)
• Israel
9 Aug
@flapiz Actually, I prefer a calculator.
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@Beestring (6030)
• Hong Kong
8 Aug
Was it hot outside?
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@flapiz (19172)
• United Kingdom
8 Aug
Very much it helped me sweat apart from the walk.
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@mayka123 (15279)
• India
9 Aug
I had always liked Maths and would ensure I solved all the Maths portion much before school started. In fact Maths was one subject that I scored very well.
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@mayka123 (15279)
• India
9 Aug
@flapiz Have not tried for many years now. Dont think I would be able to do it now.
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@flapiz (19172)
• United Kingdom
9 Aug
@mayka123 Yep the brain surprisingly is efficient in deleting knowledge.
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@flapiz (19172)
• United Kingdom
9 Aug
Would you say you can still solve geometry problems up to this age?
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@sjvg1976 (37818)
• Delhi, India
8 Aug
Is he planning to go abroad?
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@flapiz (19172)
• United Kingdom
8 Aug
He is already abroad. He is an Italian in the UK . He is studying them so he could do a phd.
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@flapiz (19172)
• United Kingdom
8 Aug
@sjvg1976 Not really just needs this test as a prerequisite. It's math and english actually.
@sjvg1976 (37818)
• Delhi, India
8 Aug
@flapiz oh, fine. Does he need to study elementary mathematics for Ph.D.?
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@marlina (151769)
• Canada
9 Aug
Good that you could spend quality time together.
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@flapiz (19172)
• United Kingdom
9 Aug
Yes this made me very happy. We are doing it everyday.
@DaddyEvil (95754)
• United States
8 Aug
Wow! Your boyfriend is as pale skinned as I am.... and I purposely avoid the sun. You realize there are math courses online that you could do to "revive" your memory of how to do the different types of math, right? The best part is that they're free to anyone with a device that can access them.
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@flapiz (19172)
• United Kingdom
8 Aug
I will actually try to do that as I hate feeling stupid . Yes my boyfriend is very pale because as he said he is from the North of Italy. I don't know what that means hahaha.
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@DaddyEvil (95754)
• United States
8 Aug
@flapiz Did he blush a little bit when he told you that? (When I see people as light skinned as me, I like to make them blush. They turn a pretty shade of pink. ) I often practice math or review science information because I hate anyone to think I'm stupid.
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@flapiz (19172)
• United Kingdom
8 Aug
@DaddyEvil He has pink cheeks even without needing embarrassment.
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@TheHorse (160638)
• Walnut Creek, California
9 Aug
Math can be like riding a bicycle, though. It comes back pretty quickly if you try.
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@flapiz (19172)
• United Kingdom
9 Aug
Hmmm I am trying but does not feel like it. Maybe I am not as smart?
@JESSY3236 (16893)
• United States
9 Aug
pretty and cute photo. Yeah I loved algebra in school, but when I was going to college I forgot how to do it.
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@flapiz (19172)
• United Kingdom
9 Aug
Same sentiment. I was so good at it I even won Math awards . Now I don't even know anything anymore.
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8 Aug
Looks like an amazing study spot. I used to study outside as well! It’s so true that you lose it I haven’t spoken Mandarin in little over a year and when we went to Lusaka I met some Chinese people and realized my language ability deteriorated ugh.
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@flapiz (19172)
• United Kingdom
8 Aug
It is quite sad that the brain does that. I used to pride myself of being quite sharp memory wise. Other photo of our walk today. As I do love this garden. Studying outdoors is good as there is fresh air which is good for the brain I would say.
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@flapiz (19172)
• United Kingdom
8 Aug
@Greencindere Hahaha we could attribute this to ageing. We are no seniors yet but the brain does slow down as years go by.
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8 Aug
@flapiz my favorite color! Purple! Yeah me too. I used to do a lot of public speaking so I memorized a lot of speeches and was proud of the ability to do so but now it’s all gone lol
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@LouAvul (1185)
11 Aug
It's always a good thing to continue learning, about anything.
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@flapiz (19172)
• United Kingdom
11 Aug
I agree with that. Although I like learning about things that are more practical.
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