#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…

#2278 – A Long Weekend!

ENGLISH We are currently in the middle of a long weekend here in the Netherlands, as this weekend is the Easter weekend! Yay! πŸ˜€ But here in the Netherlands, the public holiday is on Monday, i.e. tomorrow, instead of this Friday. This is also why I use the word “middle” above, haha. So this Monday…

#2276 – Finally, A Weekend!

ENGLISH I was glad that this last weekend was … a weekend! Haha πŸ˜› This Saturday was my first Saturday that I spent in Amsterdam since the last weekend of February. The weekends in between, well, I was away; either flying between Europe and Southeast Asia; or I spent those in Strasbourg, or Indonesia. After…

#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…

#2264 – This Week’s Story

ENGLISH This week has been … an interesting one for me. I started this week with quite a jetlag as I was back in Amsterdam on Sunday morning from my sudden last-minute “trip” to Indonesia for my dad’s passing earlier this month. And as I have shared a few days ago, right now I am…

#2246 – Flu and A Baby Shower

ENGLISH I guess one downside of the “prolonged” cold weather here in the Netherlands is … the flu! Haha πŸ˜› . For quite some time I saw people around me getting some flu, to varying degree. For a while I thought I was, both, lucky and had great immune system (haha) because I was unaffected….

#2245 – Tennis Lesson, Snow, and Mark Rutte

ENGLISH This week, finally I had my tennis lesson! Haha πŸ˜› . You know, it was supposed to start two weeks ago but as I shared, it had to be cancelled back then because it was snowing here in Amsterdam so the (outdoor) court was in no shape to be used. But then, last week…

#2238 – Some Stories This Week

ENGLISH This week, this happened in the Netherlands: Yeay, it was snowing again this winter❄️!!Β As I mentioned back then, this was far from my first experience ever with snow, but somehow snow still excites me!! 😍 Speaking of this week, my tennis lesson for the first half of this year was also supposed to start. I…