#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…

#2152 – The Grass Is Greener On The Other Side

ENGLISH The grass is greener on the other side is a very popular proverb which I am sure you must have heard of. I asumme that you all know the meaning of this proverb. You know, like a “prerequisite” of this post, haha. Anyway, for long I have been reflecting on the “scope” of this…

#2052 – The Last Week Before A Vacation

ENGLISH I started writing the draft of this post just two days before the start of my November 2017 trip to Indonesia. While it was not a “eureka” moment whatsoever, the context was very relevant at the time which made me want to write it down 😛 . To me, the moment just before the…

#1972 – The Egg Contamination Scandal

ENGLISH You might have heard of the egg contamination scandal in Europe from earlier this month. So several farms were closed in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, and Germany after it had been found out that the farms used fipronil, insectiside used to combat lice and banned in EU for use in the food industry. And don’t worry,…

#1918 – Take Your Chances but You Can’t Have Them All

ENGLISH In early March, Malta’s super famous Azure Window collapsed into the sea following years of erosion and, the final trigger, a severe storm in the Mediterranean Sea. Apparently being one of the biggest tourist attractions of Gozo (the name of the island), many people were understandably saddened by this. As for me, well, I have never…

#1749 – My Next Step In Life

ENGLISH As I am approaching the end of my PhD contract now (time really flies!), a question I have recently had to answer is “What is next?“. By that, of course I mean what I want to do next after I finish my PhD. First of all, let us clarify a definition. Here, my definition…

#1743 – A “Problem” in Academic Publishing

ENGLISH As currently I am in Munich for a conference (actually the conference has ended though 😛 ), this week I feel like writing posts revolving around my work, haha 😆 . On Wednesday I shared my experience of writing a two journal papers. At the end of the post, I mentioned the required paid access…

#1721 – Be Critical with Measurement

ENGLISH This post is going to be somewhat closer to what I do for a living now, i.e. doing mathematics and crunching numbers 😆 . I have been thinking about writing this topic for awhile actually because I feel like it is quite relevant in daily life. It is just that I have not really got the…