#2382 – More of Amsterdam Life in the Time of Coronavirus

ENGLISH Dry Hands Life in the time of coronavirus means that we all tend to wash our hands much more often, and thoroughly. Well, okay I understand I perhaps shouldn’t generalize this, but this statement holds true at least for me, haha. As a side effect of this, though, the back of my hands have…

#2380 – Amsterdam Life in the Time of Coronavirus

ENGLISH So as we all know, the world is currently battling the COVID-19 pandemic; which, of course, the Netherlands is also in the middle of. I have been WFH since the beginning of last week, basically from the moment I returned from my Southeast Asia Trip, haha. So far, well, I have been trying to…

#2366 – Recent Stories

ENGLISH I feel like, somehow, January this year has been … bleak. I am sure many of you are aware of the many not-nice-at-all events that were going on in January (some till are now). From the threat of a war, the Australian bushfires crisis, the really bad flooding in Jakarta, Kobe Bryant’s death, and…

#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! 😀 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 😛 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…