#1809 – September 2016 Sabbatical Trip: Europe (Part I: Bucharest)

ENGLISH Posts in the September 2016 Sabbatical Trip: Europe series: 1. Introduction 2. Part I: Bucharest 3. Part II: A Romanian Wedding 4. Part III: The Dracula Castle Tour 5. Part IV: Aegean Airlines and Athens 6. Part V: Santorini *** Getting to Bucharest Flight: TAROM RO362 Equipment: Boeing 737-300 reg YR-BGA named “Alba Iulia” ATD:…

#1808 – One Month

ENGLISH One month went by very fast. Yesterday morning, my parents went back to Indonesia after visiting me in Europe during my sabbatical month. They arrived a few days before my PhD contract officially ended and then we went on two trips together to Romania, Greece, and Sint Maarten (stories to be posted soon; in the…

#1807 – A Saturday in Düsseldorf

ENGLISH On Thursday, my dad saw a Germany’s ICE train at Amsterdam Centraal Station. As he had never tried an ICE service before, he asked me to book a one-day trip involving the train. And so that was how we (my parents and I) ended up in Düsseldorf this Saturday, haha 😆 . It was…

#1806– September 2016 Sabbatical Trip: The Caribbean (Introduction)

ENGLISH Posts in the September 2016 Sabbatical Trip: The Caribbean series: 1. Introduction 2. Part I: Getting to Sint Maarten 3. Part II: Sint Maarten 4. Part III: The Maho Beach 5. Part IV: Saint Martin 6. Part V: Back to the Netherlands Hello all!! On Wednessday I was back from the Caribbean part of my sabbatical…

#1805 – Combating Jetlag

ENGLISH As of now, I have been awake for about 30.5 hours non-stop. While this does not break my personal record (35 hours), this is still not fun, lol 😆 . However, unlike the time I set the record, this time it is more necessary to do so. Why so? This morning, I was back from…

#1804 – Getting to Know: The Three (Major) Airline Alliances

ENGLISH When flying Garuda Indonesia, you would hear the purser/flight attendant says “… Garuda Indonesia, a member of SkyTeam …”. And when you look closely at the plane, you might notice a small logo near the nose or the front door; something like this: What exactly is SkyTeam? In short, SkyTeam is one of the three…

#1803 – My 9 Favorite Recent(-ish) JFL Videos

Just like last summer, here are seven more recent Just For Laughs videos which I really liked and enjoyed 😀 . (1) Kid Uses Baguette for his Stick Up What can I say? I just like a prank with a twist like this. Do you expect the twist btw? 😛 (2) Jurassic Park Prank! The idea…

#1802 – Online Shopping Delivery

ENGLISH In recent years, everything has become easier online, including buying stuffs. While there are products which I still have some doubt in purchasing online (mostly fashion-related products; link to “Globe and Bag” in Bahasa Indonesia only), in general I do enjoy the practicality of online-shopping. Especially here in the Netherlands where most stores close…