#2303 – Summer Has Struck

ENGLISH Summer has struck the Netherlands. The summer solstice, the longest day of the year, was just about ten days ago, which means we have now entered my less favorite half of the year now, daylight-wise, haha. But more factually, earlier last week and this weekend, the Netherlands was struck with a heatwave. The heatwave…

#2300 – An Air Fryer Story

ENGLISH I cannot believe that it was only recently that I learned of the existence of air fryer. For fellow clueless people, an air fryer is a cooking appliance that cooks by circulating hot air around the food using the convection mechanism. You see, for months (if not years, haha), I have been tinkering with…

#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…

#2267 – More of Amsterdam Lyfe

ENGLISH Recently, I realized of another convenience in living in Amsterdam; yeah, after more than one and a half year here in this capital, haha. But first of all, let me remind you of a post I wrote almost six years ago about the stores opening hours in the Netherlands. In general stores and shops…

#2241 – When A Delivery Didn’t Go Smoothly

ENGLISH Last week I ordered two new furnitures from IKEA. One was a night stand for my bedroom and the other was a rack for my kitchen. While they were delivered under one delivery number, each actually had their own shipment number as each was packed on its own (because of the size, and weight,…

#2239 – A Passport Story

ENGLISH Earlier this month, I mentioned that I had to take care of an important matter here in the Netherlands just after the end of my 2018 year end trip. The matter is done now so it is time to share what it was, haha. So the matter was … to renew my passport! 😛…

#2224 – The Last Full Week of 2018

ENGLISH This week is the last full week of 2018. And because my year-end trip this year starts much later than usual, I … worked as normal this week! Well, not on Tuesday and Wednesday, of course, because these were public holiday in the Netherlands. But here, Monday, Thursday, and Friday were all regular working…