#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…

#2445 – Lockdown Extension and A Snowy Weekend

ENGLISH Three weeks ago I shared about the extension of the hard lockdown in the Netherlands that has since then been coupled with extra restrictions such as the night curfew. Well now, three weeks later, all of these have been, unsurprisingly, … extended for at least another three weeks! Well, at this point I have…

#2444 – Hello, February

ENGLISH Wow, it is February which means that we are one month into 2021 already! The year has, thus far, been … well, kind of a mixed bag actually, haha. On the one hand it is nice to see progress on our fight against the pandemic, especially with the vaccine roll-out; but on the other…