#2254 – More February Stories

ENGLISH So here are some more recent stories which I hadn’t yet shared in the previous post, haha. Earlier this week, my salary was paid. But for whatever reason, somehow I felt like it was another long period between salaries this month, just like the month before, haha. Though it was kind of weird because…

#2253 – Some Recent February Stories

ENGLISH It has been a nice couple of weeks in the Netherlands, and actually in many places in Europe, weather-wise. After such an extended period of thick cloud and gloominess, finally we got some sun! Seriously, though, at one point I really thought I hadn’t seen the sun in weeks, except when I was flying…

#2251 – “Goedkoop is Duurkoop”

ENGLISH There is a Dutch saying: Goedkoop is duurkoop which literally translates to “Cheap is expensive“. Its general meaning is that cheap products, which often correlate to poor-quality products, could actually be expensive as they might need to be frequently maintained, repaired, or quickly replaced when the lifetime is also shorter. And just recently, I…

#2250 – A Weekend Story

ENGLISH As my Instagram (@azilko) followers have known, I went on a weekend trip this weekend! And the destination was somewhere in Germany, again, haha.  If I went to Frankfurt two weekends ago, this time I went to: Yep, Hamburg! 😀 To be honest it has only been since relatively recently (in the last two, three…

#2249 – 2018 Year End Trip (Part V: Austin)

ENGLISH Posts in the 2018 Year End Trip series: 1. Introduction 2. Part I: Getting to Miami 3. Part II: Miami 4. Part III: Miami Beach 5. Part IV: Getting to Austin 6. Part V: Austin 7. Part VI: Getting to New York 8. Part VII: New York 9. Part VIII: Back to Europe Just…

#2248 – The End of the Airbus A380

ENGLISH Yesterday, Airbus officially announced that they had decided to stop the production of the Airbus A380, the largest passenger airplane in the world, from 2021. Only seventeen more A380s will be manufactured until then, fourteen for Emirates and three for ANA. To be honest, this is actually not surprising. For so long, it has…