#2417 – A Printer and A Toaster

ENGLISH Earlier this month, I decided to buy a new printer and a toaster for home. A printer Ever since I moved to the Netherlands a decade ago, I haven’t felt the need to have my own printer at home (unlike in Indonesia prior to that). First of all, all this time it has been…

#2416 – Last Weekend Story

ENGLISH So as my Instagram followers know, last weekend I (finally) went on another weekend trip this summer. It was six weeks after the previous one though, which was quite a long stretch of period for my “standard”, haha. But as I said earlier this month, this summer is overall a “slow” travelling season for…

#2415 – A DECADE in Europe

ENGLISH So today, one decade ago (😱), I was deplaning a Garuda Indonesia’s Airbus A330-200 at Schiphol Airport after arriving from Jakarta (via Dubai). It officially marked my first day in the Netherlands, and, hence, Europe, which has continued up to today, ten years later! One decade. It does feel like an era, doesn’t it?…

#2414 – The “New Normal” Reality

ENGLISH I have mentioned a little bit earlier that the “new normal” WTF setup, aside from all the plus-es, does come with other “new” costs. The most obvious one is utility, where naturally my electricity and water consumption increases significantly. For instance, my July 2020 electricity bill indicated that I consumed almost 60% more than…

#2413 – Recent Random Stories

ENGLISH So right now, I am supposed to be in Montreal, Canada for a one-week summer trip. But as I mentioned some time ago, this trip had to be cancelled because of COVID-19 after one of the long-haul flights was cancelled by the airline. I am actually so in favor of this cancellation given the…

#2412 – A Weekend in the Rheinfall

ENGLISH In early July, finally I had my first trip since mid-March where I went to the Rheinfall in Switzerland. I flew to Zurich because the waterfalls was located not that far away from the city. In fact, there was an hourly direct train connection between it and Zurich Airport! There were more options than…

#2411 – This Summer

ENGLISH Now that we are almost halfway through this year’s summer, I have to say that this summer has been (and is) a “slow” one, in terms of travelling, of course, haha. Of course (most of) the internal Schengen borders have been opened for well over a month now, and indeed I went on a…