#2147 – Two Side Stories from My Geneva Trip

ENGLISH Here are a couple of side stories from my weekend trip to Geneva at the end of June. A medium rare steak and Instagram The restaurant I went to for dinner only served one meal: steak; and as I mentioned, they cooked the steak really, really nicely! Anyway, so upon obviously being asked about how I…

#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…

#2136 – This Summer Thus Far in Amsterdam

ENGLISH From my experience, this Summer has been a rather unusual Summer in the Netherlands. “Unusual” as in it hasn’t rained that often, the temperature has, in many days, been in the warmer scale, and, most surprisingly, the weather has been sunny in many days too!! This trend has occurred since around May though which,…

#2116 – June Already

ENGLISH Oh wow, it is June already as of today which means we have passed the entire month of May! And so I would like to use this opportunity to look back into this month. First of all, overall May this year was quite unique in the Netherlands in terms of the weather. The sun…

#2108 – Early Week Drama

ENGLISH So my week started with a “drama”, haha. It started with my blender breaking down on Monday morning when I was making a smoothie bowl for breakfast. And so I went to an electronic store after work that day to buy a new one (the old blender’s warranty period had passed); as I love…

#2093 – One Year in Amsterdam

ENGLISH Having been a home owner for one year also means that I have lived in Amsterdam for (about) a year now!! How time flies! This month last year I was busy (and almost went crazy, lol) with moving from Delft to Amsterdam on top of making my Amsterdam apartment “habitable”, lol 😆 . But it…

#2092 – Bubbly Water in Winter

ENGLISH There was something “strange” with my apartment’s tap water this winter. Often when I took it out, it was very “bubbly” (or “cloudy”). The “bubbles” then quickly rose to the top and the water became clear afterwards. I took three sequential photo of it to illustrate as follows, where it went from 1 to…