#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”…

#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,…

#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…

#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…