#2080 – A Broken OV Chipkaart and A Popped Button

ENGLISH Previously I shared a thought about how I felt disruptions appeared to more likely occur with bad timing rather than not. And recently, this happened again! Not only once, but twice within the same week!! A Broken OV-Chipkaart My OV Chipkaart decided to break down one day before the start of my midweek trip…

#2054 – A Year A Doctor

ENGLISH This day last year, officially I got my PhD degree and so since then I have been entitled to use the title “Doctor”, haha 😛 . So how has this one year been in relation to this title? Well to be honest, it has been as how it was before my graduation in the…

#2052 – The Last Week Before A Vacation

ENGLISH I started writing the draft of this post just two days before the start of my November 2017 trip to Indonesia. While it was not a “eureka” moment whatsoever, the context was very relevant at the time which made me want to write it down 😛 . To me, the moment just before the…

#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…