#2038 – 2017 In Review

ENGLISH Previous years posts: 1. 2008 2. 2011 3. 2012 4. 2013 5. 2014 6. 2015 7. 2016 The year of 2017 has been a big one in my life, with a couple of life achievements I reached throughout the year. As the year is coming to an end soon, here is a post summarizing…

#2030 – People Are Selfish

ENGLISH Some time ago, I shared about the day where I encountered a tram disruption which caused me to be late for my haircut appointment and skip grocery shopping that day while I was running out of food at home thus forcing me to eat my emergency supply for dinner that evening. In short, I…

#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…

#2013 – 11 November, Today and 18 Years Ago

ENGLISH 11 November 2017 So today is 11 November 2017, a Saturday. Today has been a quiet and uneventful day for me. Partly because the Dutch weather has not been very kind today, though it was typical Dutch Fall, haha. But also partly because I have decided to use today as my resting day 😀…

#2002 – On Apology

ENGLISH Lately I have been thinking a little bit about the (probably) less “touched” side of an apology. It has occurred to me that an apology actually serves both way, i.e. both for the apologee and the apologizer. The former is obvious; and is the side that I above mean as the more “touched” side…

#1994 – Fighting Through Pain VS Listening To Your Body

ENGLISH I feel like there is a thin line of difference between to “fight through pain” and to “listen to your body”. And IMO, the art of balancing both, which of course is much easier said, or written in this case, than done, is a very important one in the quest of bettering ourselves in…

#1986 – Bed First World Problem

ENGLISH So you know I have decided to “invest” in better products for the basic furnitures I bought for my apartment. One of those basic furnitures is my bed. So I decided to spend a little bit more and buy a better bed for myself (Even though obviously not the €5000 after-discount bed pictured above, lol…

#1978 – A Couple of News From Sint Maarten

ENGLISH In the last three months or so, there have been two big-ish news coming from Sint Maarten. Not good news though, unfortunately. Not too long a go, a woman was killed by the jet blast of an airplane taking off from runway 10 of Princess Juliana International Airport. And several weeks later, a beach…