#2332 – On Travel “Worries”

ENGLISH As I grow “more mature” (somehow I don’t like the association coming with the word “older”, haha 😛 ), I have noticed that I tend to … “worry” a little bit more than before. This especially feels obvious to me when I am at the stage of planning a trip (which I have been…

#2320 – Nine Years in Europe

ENGLISH Today nine years ago, my life in Europe officially started when I got off a Garuda Indonesia’s Airbus A330-200 at Schiphol Airport from Jakarta (via Dubai). The biggest “event” of this ninth year came earlier this year where, ready or not, I must face the “consequence” of my choice to live in Europe, when…

#2312 – Fandom in Sport

ENGLISH Do you have a favorite sporting figure? Be it an athlete or a team? As for me, I have not made it a secret that I am a tennis fans. And, moreover, I am a huge fans of both Venus and Serena Williams, two icons in the professional tennis world. As a fans, obviously…

#2309 – Netflix and the Internet

ENGLISH You might have noticed that in the past two, three months, I have reduced my blogging frequency. I will perhaps write more about this in a latter post if I feel like it, but at the moment I want to talk about one other activity which I have picked up as a substitute of…

#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…