#2002 – On Apology

ENGLISH Lately I have been thinking a little bit about the (probably) less “touched” side of an apology. It has occurred to me that an apology actually serves both way, i.e. both for the apologee and the apologizer. The former is obvious; and is the side that I above mean as the more “touched” side…

#1994 – Fighting Through Pain VS Listening To Your Body

ENGLISH I feel like there is a thin line of difference between to “fight through pain” and to “listen to your body”. And IMO, the art of balancing both, which of course is much easier said, or written in this case, than done, is a very important one in the quest of bettering ourselves in…

#1986 – Bed First World Problem

ENGLISH So you know I have decided to “invest” in better products for the basic furnitures I bought for my apartment. One of those basic furnitures is my bed. So I decided to spend a little bit more and buy a better bed for myself (Even though obviously not the €5000 after-discount bed pictured above, lol…

#1978 – A Couple of News From Sint Maarten

ENGLISH In the last three months or so, there have been two big-ish news coming from Sint Maarten. Not good news though, unfortunately. Not too long a go, a woman was killed by the jet blast of an airplane taking off from runway 10 of Princess Juliana International Airport. And several weeks later, a beach…

#1973 – People *Can* Change

ENGLISH I came across something interesting when preparing some material for this post. It was not something surprising in general, but I was quite “wowed” to see that, apparently, I was a living proof for something. And that something was: people *can* change. In that post I linked to a post of mine from 2011,…

#1972 – The Egg Contamination Scandal

ENGLISH You might have heard of the egg contamination scandal in Europe from earlier this month. So several farms were closed in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, and Germany after it had been found out that the farms used fipronil, insectiside used to combat lice and banned in EU for use in the food industry. And don’t worry,…

#1970 – Seven Years in Europe

ENGLISH My life in Europe, well, the Netherlands 😛 , started on this day seven years ago, when I got off Garuda Indonesia’s Airbus A330-200 reg PK-GPI at Schiphol Airport as flight GA88 from Jakarta (via Dubai). A total random note: PK-GPI no longer flies for Garuda and is now operated by Chinese’s Beijing Capital…

#1966 – No More Student Discount

ENGLISH No longer being a student, I guess I need to make peace with the situation where I no longer can expect to get student discounts, lol 😆 . Look, obviously I prefer my situation now where I can afford more stuffs than during my student years. But still, there are times when I miss…