#2278 – A Long Weekend!

ENGLISH We are currently in the middle of a long weekend here in the Netherlands, as this weekend is the Easter weekend! Yay! 😀 But here in the Netherlands, the public holiday is on Monday, i.e. tomorrow, instead of this Friday. This is also why I use the word “middle” above, haha. So this Monday…

#2276 – Finally, A Weekend!

ENGLISH I was glad that this last weekend was … a weekend! Haha 😛 This Saturday was my first Saturday that I spent in Amsterdam since the last weekend of February. The weekends in between, well, I was away; either flying between Europe and Southeast Asia; or I spent those in Strasbourg, or Indonesia. After…

#2274 – This Week’s Story

ENGLISH The general election When I got back at my apartment from my Spring trip earlier this week, the postal voting document for the 2019 Indonesian general election had been delivered to my mailbox. Yep, I had been invited to vote!! And of course I voted! Haha 😛 . Speaking of which, here in the…

#2268 – A Spring DST Weekend

ENGLISH Yesterday was DST in Europe, where the time moved one hour forward from 2 AM to 3 AM, making Sunday only 23 hours in length. As such, this so-called Spring DST has always been my less favorite one, haha. But this year, to be honest I don’t really care because … I am in…

#2264 – This Week’s Story

ENGLISH This week has been … an interesting one for me. I started this week with quite a jetlag as I was back in Amsterdam on Sunday morning from my sudden last-minute “trip” to Indonesia for my dad’s passing earlier this month. And as I have shared a few days ago, right now I am…

#2254 – More February Stories

ENGLISH So here are some more recent stories which I hadn’t yet shared in the previous post, haha. Earlier this week, my salary was paid. But for whatever reason, somehow I felt like it was another long period between salaries this month, just like the month before, haha. Though it was kind of weird because…

#2246 – Flu and A Baby Shower

ENGLISH I guess one downside of the “prolonged” cold weather here in the Netherlands is … the flu! Haha 😛 . For quite some time I saw people around me getting some flu, to varying degree. For a while I thought I was, both, lucky and had great immune system (haha) because I was unaffected….

#2245 – Tennis Lesson, Snow, and Mark Rutte

ENGLISH This week, finally I had my tennis lesson! Haha 😛 . You know, it was supposed to start two weeks ago but as I shared, it had to be cancelled back then because it was snowing here in Amsterdam so the (outdoor) court was in no shape to be used. But then, last week…