#2279 – Fourteen Years of Blogging

ENGLISH So as of today, I have been blogging for … fourteen years!! This number is certainly meaningful, because I have been constantly blogging for the past fourteen years. So perhaps it is accurate that blogging has been a part of my life, haha 😛 . At the very least, it is safe to say…

#2265 – Kicking Off My 2019 Weekend Trips in Frankfurt

ENGLISH In early February this year, I went on a relatively last-minute weekend trip to Frankfurt, Germany. It happened that this was my first weekend trip this year, so it felt like a “kick off”! Haha 😛 Even though, unfortunately as I said back then, I felt like I had had better weekend trips than…

#2258 – A Quick Update

ENGLISH You might have noticed that there have been no new posts here in the past several days, which is quite uncharacteristic for this blog. My Instagram (@azilko) followers might have known why, but I still think it is good to share here. Currently I am in Yogyakarta, Indonesia; but not for the most “fun”…

#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…

#2223 – 2018 in Review

ENGLISH The year of 2018 is coming to an end, and so it is the time for my annual yearly review just like previously in 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. Though I want to shake things up a little bit this year. Unlike my “usual” chronological style in those posts from previous years,…

#2170 – People and Numbers

ENGLISH This post has sat around in my Draft for about a year now, lol 😆 . Now that I am still away on my Big Three Oh Trip, I figure this is actually a good time for this post to finally lives its life. So here we go… *** One exciting prospect which I…

#2156 – Eight Years in Europe

ENGLISH Today eight years ago, I stepped my feet in Europe for the first time ever in my life and … this marked the start of my life in this continent. The eighth year in retrospect While the eighth year certainly wasn’t as “big” as the previous one when I officially got my PhD degree, I would…

#2152 – The Grass Is Greener On The Other Side

ENGLISH The grass is greener on the other side is a very popular proverb which I am sure you must have heard of. I asumme that you all know the meaning of this proverb. You know, like a “prerequisite” of this post, haha. Anyway, for long I have been reflecting on the “scope” of this…