#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…

#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…

#2409 – WFH and RG

ENGLISH Well, not many new stuffs, actually. I still work from home (WFH) and this arrangement pretty much “steers” the course of my daily routine nowadays. By that, I mean my whereabout is mostly around the place where I live, haha. It’s not bad, though, especially with the restrictions relaxation which has added some new…

#2407 – Gyms Are Back!

ENGLISH With the continuing overall positive trend on the COVID-19 numbers in the Netherlands (which, let’s hope shall keep going forever), more and more relaxations on the intelligent lockdown restrictions have been introduced. After the travel restrictions relaxation for trips within (some) European borders, which I have taken an advantage of earlier this month with…

#2404 – Hello July, Hello Summer

ENGLISH Now that it is July already, this means that we have officially entered Summer here in the Netherlands. And last week, we got the first “taste” of that where for three days in a row starting from Wednesday, the weather was categorized as “very warm” with temperature hovering around 30°C. Combined with the current…

#2402 – COVID-19 and My Travel Plans (2)

ENGLISH About two months ago I shared how the current COVID-19 pandemic had (already) affected my travelling plan up to that point. By then, I already had to cancel my upcoming late Spring trip to Norway and Sweden; and for the first time since 2011, to not go to Paris at the end of May/early…