#2166 – Turning … 30

ENGLISH First of all, hello from … New York!! Yep, I am in the Big Apple at the moment, obviously for my Big Three Oh Trip, after arriving here two days ago. And btw, yes, today is the main reason why this trip is taking place now. Today, I am turning … thirty!! 😱 It feels…

#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…

#1980 – Turning 29

ENGLISH Today, I turn 29. Thanks in advance for the wishes (haha 😛 ). Maybe I am one of those people, you know, who never really think about my age. I do believe age is just a number and does not define someone as a person. So maybe this is why I do not feel…

#1977 – This Day Last Year

ENGLISH This day last year, my contract at TU Delft officially ended; though I just got my PhD degree about five months later, haha 😛 . This day last year was the start of my sabbatical month, a month where I intentionally chose to be unemployed. I meant it to be a “break” after the…

#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…

#1912 – Bye, Bye, Delft!!

ENGLISH Yesterday morning, I had the final inspection of my apartment in Delft where at the end of it I returned my Delft apartment keys. Yep, 2441 days after arriving in Delft about six and a half years ago, I moved on with my life and had completely closed the Delft chapter of my life. Btw, while…

#1901 – MY Apartment

ENGLISH I previously shared that I have made a decision to move to Amsterdam. In fact, I am moving there this month. Actually, I made this decision already in November. So why did it take “this” long for me to move? You see, I hated the act of “moving”. However, having made the decision to move,…

#1881 – My PhD Defense and Graduation

ENGLISH At the end of January, I successfully defended my PhD dissertation and, therefore, was awarded my PhD degree. And here is the story of how that day, one of the most important days of my entire life, went. 1. The suiting up There was a strict dress code that I must follow for the defense. And…