#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…

#2038 – 2017 In Review

ENGLISH Previous years posts: 1. 2008 2. 2011 3. 2012 4. 2013 5. 2014 6. 2015 7. 2016 The year of 2017 has been a big one in my life, with a couple of life achievements I reached throughout the year. As the year is coming to an end soon, here is a post summarizing…

#2030 – People Are Selfish

ENGLISH Some time ago, I shared about the day where I encountered a tram disruption which caused me to be late for my haircut appointment and skip grocery shopping that day while I was running out of food at home thus forcing me to eat my emergency supply for dinner that evening. In short, I…

#2019 – The Timing of Disruptions

ENGLISH It is just a reality that anything will break once in a while, including the smoothness and reliability of the Dutch public transportation. And by “break”, I mean “disruptions”, haha. While my logic would say that disruptions occur randomly, somehow my heart feels that they do not. In fact, they seem to likely more…