#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…

#2108 – Early Week Drama

ENGLISH So my week started with a “drama”, haha. It started with my blender breaking down on Monday morning when I was making a smoothie bowl for breakfast. And so I went to an electronic store after work that day to buy a new one (the old blender’s warranty period had passed); as I love…

#2090 – One Year An Apartment Owner

ENGLISH April 2018, this means that I have been a home owner for a year now! How does this feel? Well, to be honest, it still feels kind of the same as before, haha 😆 . I still have to spend some amount of euro each month to “pay” for my accommodation. So that post still…

#2080 – A Broken OV Chipkaart and A Popped Button

ENGLISH Previously I shared a thought about how I felt disruptions appeared to more likely occur with bad timing rather than not. And recently, this happened again! Not only once, but twice within the same week!! A Broken OV-Chipkaart My OV Chipkaart decided to break down one day before the start of my midweek trip…

#2054 – A Year A Doctor

ENGLISH This day last year, officially I got my PhD degree and so since then I have been entitled to use the title “Doctor”, haha 😛 . So how has this one year been in relation to this title? Well to be honest, it has been as how it was before my graduation in the…