#2438 – Happy New Year 2021!

ENGLISH Normally this would have been a standard, routine post to greet you all with the customary “Happy New Year” to start a new year. But given how 2020 turned out to be, I feel like this greeting now has much heavier meaning and weight to it. It feels like we have now turned a…

#2358 – Happy New Year 2020!

ENGLISH Hello all, I’d just like to say: Happy New Year 2020! Yes, here we are, kicking off a new decade, the 2020s that is. Let’s hope this decade will be an amazing one for all of us! Anyway I am currently in Toronto for my 2019 year-end trip. So this means that for three…

#2238 – Some Stories This Week

ENGLISH This week, this happened in the Netherlands: Yeay, it was snowing again this winter❄️!! As I mentioned back then, this was far from my first experience ever with snow, but somehow snow still excites me!! 😍 Speaking of this week, my tennis lesson for the first half of this year was also supposed to start. I…

#2225 – Happy New Year From … Miami!!

ENGLISH First of all … Happy New Year!! May the year 2019 be a great year for all of us! Anyway as stated in the title, indeed I am currently in Miami for my year-end trip!! 😀 This means that because I started 2018 in Los Angeles, this was the first year that I started…

#2039 – Happy New Year From LA!

ENGLISH I would like to say: HAPPY NEW YEAR from Los Angeles!! Let us wish 2018 to be a great year for all of us!! 🙂 The year 2017 has been a big year for me, where I officially got my PhD degree and I also bought my own apartment. So yeah, I am grateful…

#1868 – 2016 Year End Trip (Part IV: Yogyakarta)

ENGLISH Posts in the 2016 Year End Trip series: 1. Introduction 2. Part I: Amsterdam to Rome to Shanghai 3. Part II: Shanghai to Bali 4. Part III: Bali 5. Part IV: Yogyakarta 6. Part V: The Food in Yogyakarta 7. Part VI: Yogyakarta to Bali to Shanghai 8. Part VII: Shanghai to Paris to…

#1855 – Happy New Year from Indonesia!!

ENGLISH So, HAPPY NEW YEAR from Indonesia!! First of all, I do wish the year 2017 will bring us all happiness and all the good things! Anyway, the year 2016 has been another great year to me. More than that, actually, it has been a BIG year where I finished (sort-of) my PhD and made…

#1687 – 2015 Year End Trip (Part VI: Huatulco and New Year)

ENGLISH Previous posts on the 2015 Year End Trip series: 1. Part I: Getting to North America 2. Part II: Boston 3. Part III: Getting to Mexico 4. Part IV: Oaxaca 5. Part V: A Mexican Wedding Previously on 2015 Year End Trip: Zilko went to Boston and then Oaxaca to attend his friends’ wedding. After the…