#2022 – Side Stories from Newcastle

ENGLISH Here are a couple of stories from my recent weekend trip to Newcastle upon Tyne. Ticketing Situation I took the metro to get to the city from the airport. I bought the ticket in a vending machine and after finishing off my purchase, a piece of paper “flew off” the machine (quite literally). Naturally…

#2021 – Discovery, First Chapter

ENGLISH So the first chapter (i.e. the first nine episodes) of the first season (that is scheduled to have fifteen episodes) of the new Star Trek: Discovery has been concluded in mid-November. Of course I was really excited when the series was premiered earlier in the Fall; but now I have watched enough episodes to formulate…

#2020 – My Favorite Landing Runways of AMS and CDG

ENGLISH Since 2014, Amsterdam’s Schiphol and Paris’ Charles De Gaulle have been the two airports I travel to/from the most. This is hardly surprising given that I am residing in the Netherlands and KLM and Air France are basically married, haha. Anyway, an implication of using both airports a lot is that I have started…

#2019 – The Timing of Disruptions

ENGLISH It is just a reality that anything will break once in a while, including the smoothness and reliability of the Dutch public transportation. And by “break”, I mean “disruptions”, haha. While my logic would say that disruptions occur randomly, somehow my heart feels that they do not. In fact, they seem to likely more…

#2018 – The Second DST, Utrecht and Monday

ENGLISH This post has sat in the Draft section for too long, since the beginning of November just after this year’s second DST, actually, haha. And so I figure it is time to publish it 😀 . The somehow “negative” effect of the second DST this year.  Speaking of the DST, normally the second DST…

#2017 – Halo, Jakarta!

ENGLISH This weekend, my November trip to Indonesia started. And, actually, at the moment I am in: Jakarta! I am here only for one night, though, as I need to settle a customized suit fitting matter at a well-known tailor here, which I already did earlier today, haha. So yeah, indeed I am not here…

#2016 – Some Recent Work Stories

ENGLISH I notice that after more than a year now, I feel like the variety of my tasks at work has gradually become more diverse. Aside from my main function, there are other tasks which I have been asked or invited to do. Technically those are still parts of my position’s general responsibility anyway so…

#2015 – November 2017 Big Trip (The Destination)

ENGLISH I have mentioned it a few times that I have some big trips planned for this year, including my post this past Saturday where I mentioned that I have started packing for one that was coming soon. There are two big trips, actually; and now is the time to reveal the first of the…