#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…

#2155 – Does Fall Come Early This Year?

ENGLISH You know this year has been quite weird climate-wise in Europe. First of all, we had a long Winter which extended up to March with the Beast from the East “attack”. Then for whatever reason Spring was basically skipped where Summer started early. Even just not too long ago a really big heatwave struck…

#2149 – An Electric Flyswatter and Another OV-Chipkaart Drama

ENGLISH Yep, I am still going to talk about this year’s uncharacteristically hot Summer in the Netherlands, haha 😀 . Yep, “uncharacteristically” which of course means it worths writing here in this blog! 😛 Anyway An electric flyswatter One persistent “problem” every Summer is the “summer bugs”. Last year I mentioned that I found “less”…