#2389 – Koningsdag 2020

ENGLISH Today is Koningsdag, or the Kings’ Day, here in the Netherlands. Because it is a Monday, this means that this weekend is another long weekend (after another one just two weeks ago), yay! And I got to say that, finally, I am in Amsterdam for a Koningsdag! Koningsdag is always an exciting public holiday…

#2388 – Fifteen Years of Blogging

ENGLISH It’s that time of the (blogging) year, haha. As the title says, yes, as of today I have been blogging for … fifteen years! It’s crazy! Even though the past one year has been … rather unique, I must say. In the sense that, as I already mentioned last year, I felt like I…

#2387 – COVID-19 and My Travel Plans

ENGLISH My mom and her group of friends were supposed to arrive in Amsterdam this weekend for a nice Spring vacation in Europe. But as we are all well aware of, COVID-19 happend and so they have had to cancel this trip. Of course we feel disappointed, but we also totally understand the current extraordinary…

#2385 – Apparently A Long Weekend

ENGLISH As a side effect of the extended work from home (WFH) situation that I have been in for about four weeks now due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I did not realize that this weekend is a long weekend! The first one this year, as today is Easter Monday! Haha 😆 . The weather in…

#2384 – 2020 Southeast Asia Spring Trip (Introduction)

ENGLISH Posts in the 2020 Southeast Asia Spring Trip series: 1. Introduction 2. Part I: KLM Business Class Boeing 777-300ER Amsterdam to Jakarta 3. Part II: Yogyakarta 4. Part III: Singapore 5. Part IV: Travel Drama to Hanoi 6. Part V: Hanoi 7. Part VI: Ninh Binh 8. Part VII: Vietnam Airlines Business Class Airbus…

#2383 – WFH Stories

ENGLISH Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this week is my fourth consecutive week of working from home. Last week the Dutch government extended the restriction period, which originally was placed until yesterday, by another three weeks. So this means that, at the very least, I will have to work from home for another three…

#2382 – More of Amsterdam Life in the Time of Coronavirus

ENGLISH Dry Hands Life in the time of coronavirus means that we all tend to wash our hands much more often, and thoroughly. Well, okay I understand I perhaps shouldn’t generalize this, but this statement holds true at least for me, haha. As a side effect of this, though, the back of my hands have…