#2453 – April Stories

Just like in March, my blogging motivation has still been at its lowest point in almost, like, ever; which is kind of a shame because there were actually quite some stories this month to tell. But oh well … . So let’s see how April has been this year … Spring appeared to be in…

#2452 – Sixteen Years of Blogging

As of today, it has been sixteen years since I started blogging! Wow! Though, I must admit that recently it has been a real challenge to find the motivation to blog. Well, at least at the same frequency as I used to. The pandemic hasn’t helped as well because it pretty much limits the breadth…

#2451 – Hello Spring

ENGLISH Hi everyone, so it has been a while since my last post here. Yeah, recently I haven’t really had the motivation to write something here. It is kind of crazy to see that I only wrote two posts in the whole month of March, which is a record low for me! Haha. Such a…

#2450 – It’s One Year Since …

ENGLISH … my latest long-haul flight! So today one year ago, I boarded a Vietnam Airlines’ Airbus A350-900 reg VN-A898 at Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport as flight VN19 to Paris as the end of my spring trip to Southeast Asia last year. Yep, it has been one year since my latest long-haul flight! This…

#2449 – Hard Lockdown and A Haircut

ENGLISH I am going to sound like a broken record here but … the hard lockdown in the Netherlands has been … extended again until, at least, mid-March. Even though this time around there are a few relaxations that have been put in place since mid-this-week. One of the relaxations is something which I have…

#2448 – It’s One Year Since …

ENGLISH … I last worked in my office (building)! While the work from home (WFH) policy kicked in in mid-March 2020, around today last year I was on my way to Indonesia which was the beginning of my spring trip to Southeast Asia. The end of that trip coincided with the beginning of the WFH…

#2447 – A Warm Weekend Story

ENGLISH So just last week I shared how it had been freezing in the Netherlands that a lot of bodies of water froze where many people went skating on them. And now, just literally one week after that, the weather has turned around completely where it has been sunny and warm with temperature in the…

#2446 – A Freezing Week Story

ENGLISH So it was excitingly snowing last weekend in Amsterdam, which was beautiful and a small, nice change of “scenery” in the current hard lockdown environment here. But as it turned out, uncharacteristically the cold lingered around for the entire week following that (Thus, preserving the snow on the ground). And guess what? Because of…