Looking back at 2017

Posted: January 1st, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: personal | No Comments »

This change of the year I was at home, ill. So here is a short recap of my 2017. I had a few memorable trips, such as going to Viet Nam with my family and Los Angeles / Las Vegas (and surroundings). In Las Vegas I finally saw the MJ One show, which I had wanted to see for a while. There was also a shorter trip to Paris and Italy as well as Christmas in Lombardy and Venice, Italy.

At the human rights centre, we had great progress in terms of litigation with both asylum area as well as diversity and inclusion. I am especially proud of the European diversity conference we were able to host in Tallinn, another long-term dream of mine that came true. It seems our work is having an impact: we started to become targets of misinformation campaigns by the far right.

At the university I managed to help a lot of great students to learn, I also delivered a number of courses on EU law to public officials that start their service in Estonia. In 2017, I failed to manage any tangible progress on my PhD, which I need to fix this year.

Here are my bests of 2017 (nothing about politics, since not much has happened except for the election of Emmanuel Macron and the ridiculousness that is the Trump presidency):


Best movie: Call Me By Your Name
Runners-up: Dunkirk, The Death of Stalin


Best TV series: Star Trek: Discovery
Runners-up: Black Mirror, A Handmaid’s Tale, American Vandal, 13 Reasons Why, The Crown, DuckTales


Game of the year: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Runners-up: Super Mario Odyssey, Horizon Zero Dawn, Persona 5

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