#2419 – Turning 32

ENGLISH So today, I turn 32, haha… . And I’d like to thank you in advance for the wishes 🙂 . To be completely honest, I feel … “regular”. I mean, just like in recent years (except two years ago as it was a landmark birthday which I celebrated by going to New York, haha…

#2415 – A DECADE in Europe

ENGLISH So today, one decade ago (😱), I was deplaning a Garuda Indonesia’s Airbus A330-200 at Schiphol Airport after arriving from Jakarta (via Dubai). It officially marked my first day in the Netherlands, and, hence, Europe, which has continued up to today, ten years later! One decade. It does feel like an era, doesn’t it?…

#2373 – A Decade Ago

ENGLISH I have always seen yesterday ten years ago (though it was a Monday 😛 ) as a landmark date in my life. It was because around this time exactly ten years ago that I got an email informing me that I was granted the full scholarship for my Master’s study at TU Delft in…

#2326 – Turning 31

ENGLISH So this time last year I was in New York to celebrate my turning of age to become a 30-something with a trip there (and Washington, D.C.). Indeed this means that today, I am turning 31, haha 😛 . To be honest, I feel … regular, haha. This actually follows a recent pattern though…

#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…

#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”…

#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…