#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”…

#2146 – When A Heatwave Strikes

ENGLISH Three weeks ago I have mentioned how this year’s Summer, up to that point, had been really warm. It turned out that, well, we hadn’t yet the “peak” of it because last week Europe was hit by heatwave apparently due to the jetstream that flowed a little bit more north than usual this year. As…

#2145 – A New Metro Line and A Catch Up

ENGLISH A New Metro Line in Amsterdam This last weekend, the long-awaited new Metro Line 52 in Amsterdam was, finally, open for service. I use the terms “long-awaited” and “finally” because this Metro line was, apparently, originally supposed to be opened seven years ago, i.e. 2011, haha 😛 . This new line is exciting mainly because…

#2139 – The World Cup 2018

ENGLISH In the past month or so, a lot of pairs of eyes in the world have been focused on Russia because of … well, the World Cup! Haha 😛 . As you might have noticed, I haven’t really talked about this festive event this year. This is very different from four years ago where…