#2272 – Back in Europe

ENGLISH Yep, I am back in Europe … again. This Sunday, I arrived in Amsterdam with an Air France’s Airbus A321-200 from Paris-CDG; thus marking the end of my first big Spring trip this year (I don’t feel comfortable calling my prior sudden last-minute visit to Indonesia a “trip” as it was for my dad’s…

#2270 – One Month

ENGLISH It was exactly one month ago. Hearing the news shocked me to the core. It made my body to seem to forget to how to function. It changed my life. Yeah, my dad passed away one month ago. Since then it has been quite a “weird” month. Well, objectively not in reality actually because life…

#2263 – 2019 Spring Trip to SE Asia (The Destinations)

ENGLISH As I shared in December, at the time I had already had travelling plans through the first half of 2019. Some of these plans actually formed two big trips in Spring this year. The first one is coming quite soon, and I have decided to still go on this trip. And so it is…

#2261 – Back in Europe, For Now

ENGLISH Hello all, so I am back in Europe after my sudden last-minute “trip” to Indonesia just before. Again, first of all I would like to say a lot, lot of thanks for all the kind words and messages that were directed towards us. Obviously we are still trying to cope with this situation, to…

#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”…

#2251 – “Goedkoop is Duurkoop”

ENGLISH There is a Dutch saying: Goedkoop is duurkoop which literally translates to “Cheap is expensive“. Its general meaning is that cheap products, which often correlate to poor-quality products, could actually be expensive as they might need to be frequently maintained, repaired, or quickly replaced when the lifetime is also shorter. And just recently, I…

#2170 – People and Numbers

ENGLISH This post has sat around in my Draft for about a year now, lol 😆 . Now that I am still away on my Big Three Oh Trip, I figure this is actually a good time for this post to finally lives its life. So here we go… *** One exciting prospect which I…

#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…