#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…

#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…

#2332 – On Travel “Worries”

ENGLISH As I grow “more mature” (somehow I don’t like the association coming with the word “older”, haha πŸ˜› ), 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…

#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.Β 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”…