#2433 – Hello December

ENGLISH Yeay it’s December, the last month of 2020! I am quite sure that many of us couldn’t wait for 2020 to end and for 2021 to be a much brighter year, haha. Speaking of December, as of today in the Netherlands masks are mandatory to be worn in indoor spaces (there are exceptions, of…

#2430 – Recent Happier Stories

ENGLISH Well, so a brighter topic for a change a bit here, after the rather “grim” last two posts, haha. So earlier this week, I became an uncle to a new niece! 😍😍😍 Yeah, so my brother and sister in law have just had a daughter who was born earlier this week. Words can’t really…

#2429 – This Weekend

ENGLISH This September I mentioned that at that point, I had had two trips (within Europe) planned. The first one was my long weekend trip to Porto, Portugal last month. And the second one should have taken place this weekend, where I would have travelled on a weekend trip to Rome, Italy. Yep, third conditional,…

#2428 – Hello November

ENGLISH So it’s only two months left before the end of 2020! But at this point it seems that these are going to be two tough months here in Europe. It is apparent that the COVID-19 second wave has hit pretty much all of Europe. The Netherlands has been in partial lockdown since mid-October, a…

#2427 – Blogging, Recent TV Shows, and A DST

ENGLISH So as you may have noticed, recently my posting frequency here has gone further downhill. To be frank, it has been quite hard to find the motivation to write here; but I think this is something that a lot of us have been feeling anyway. And WordPress certainly doesn’t help. In fact, I feel…

#2423 – September Updates

ENGLISH It seems it has been a while since I last wrote about general life here. Though, not that much update on that front actually, haha 😆 . I mean, I still work from home, which setup by this point has basically established itself as a “regular” thing. I feel like when (or if?) I…

#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…