#2374 – One Year Ago

ENGLISH Today one year ago was the toughest day I have had in my life. It was the day when my dad suddenly passed away. This is also the reason why I am currently in Indonesia because, as with the customs, we have the one-year memorial service. I had to miss the forty and a…

#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…

#2348 – The Goodhart’s Law

ENGLISH One of the many things I love about my work is the “intellectual” discussions which often, and freely, take place. Some time ago, one of these led to what is called the Goodhart’s Law. This law is phrased as follows: When a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure. Here…

#2347 – When Being Inactive Just For A Day

ENGLISH It has actually been awhile since I first noticed that … sometimes a “lazy” weekend isn’t as “great” as it might sound like. But first let’s clarify what I mean by a “lazy” weekend. In this case, a lazy weekend is a day where I do very little physical activity, including walking, haha. So…

#2332 – On Travel “Worries”

ENGLISH As I grow “more mature” (somehow I don’t like the association coming with the word “older”, haha 😛 ), I have noticed that I tend to … “worry” a little bit more than before. This especially feels obvious to me when I am at the stage of planning a trip (which I have been…

#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…

#2313 – On Blogging

ENGLISH As you might have observed, in the past three months or so, my blogging frequency (mainly in terms of the number of posts published) has decreased. I previously touched upon this and said perhaps I would write about this if I would feel like it. To be honest, at first it felt like I…

#2312 – Fandom in Sport

ENGLISH Do you have a favorite sporting figure? Be it an athlete or a team? As for me, I have not made it a secret that I am a tennis fans. And, moreover, I am a huge fans of both Venus and Serena Williams, two icons in the professional tennis world. As a fans, obviously…