#2455 – Two Long Weekends in A Row

This week has been quite unique because … I have had two long weekends in a row. Last Monday was the Whit Monday (Pentecost Monday), which also was the last public holiday in the Netherlands this year before Christmas 😢. Thursday and Friday were special holidays from my office for all employees because … of…

#2448 – It’s One Year Since …

ENGLISH … I last worked in my office (building)! While the work from home (WFH) policy kicked in in mid-March 2020, around today last year I was on my way to Indonesia which was the beginning of my spring trip to Southeast Asia. The end of that trip coincided with the beginning of the WFH…

#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…

#2364 – January Blues

ENGLISH I think the best feeling to describe January thus far has been, as in the title, “blue”. I think it has a lot to do with the Dutch weather too, where it has been mostly cloudy thus far. Perhaps my decision to go to Canada for my year-end trip also played a role because…

#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…

#2266 – The Tax Season

ENGLISH Now that it is March, as I mentioned last year, it is also the time to … do my tax! Lol 😆 . And so I decided to make use of my jetlag some time ago (where I got up too early in the morning feeling fresh, haha) to take care of this matter….

#2253 – Some Recent February Stories

ENGLISH It has been a nice couple of weeks in the Netherlands, and actually in many places in Europe, weather-wise. After such an extended period of thick cloud and gloominess, finally we got some sun! Seriously, though, at one point I really thought I hadn’t seen the sun in weeks, except when I was flying…

#2236 – A Party and Discovery

ENGLISH To start off the year, my office organized an awesome party last Friday. It surely was a great, and super fun, way to end a week and start a weekend! Lol 😆 . Though as a side effect, I actually felt quite physically tired on Saturday, lol 😆 . But it wasn’t that big…