#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…

#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”…

#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…