#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…

#2052 – The Last Week Before A Vacation

ENGLISH I started writing the draft of this post just two days before the start of my November 2017 trip to Indonesia. While it was not a “eureka” moment whatsoever, the context was very relevant at the time which made me want to write it down 😛 . To me, the moment just before the…