#2419 – Turning 32

ENGLISH So today, I turn 32, haha… . And I’d like to thank you in advance for the wishes 🙂 . To be completely honest, I feel … “regular”. I mean, just like in recent years (except two years ago as it was a landmark birthday which I celebrated by going to New York, haha…

#2418 – (Pro) Tennis is Back!

ENGLISH It has been about one month now that pro tennis is (finally) back, after the pause caused by, well, the COVID-19 pandemic. It started with a small tournament for the women’s tour in Palermo, Italy; and the men’s tour just started last week with the combined (men’s and women’s) tour in New York. In…

#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…

#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…

#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…

#2410 – My First Post-Lockdown Flights

ENGLISH Earlier this month, finally I went on my first trip since mid-March where I visited the Rheinfall in Switzerland. I flew KLM’s non-stop flight to Zurich to get there, which also was my first flight in about three and a half months, with the last one being the Paris-Amsterdam flight in Europe Business Class…