#2422 – This Last Weekend

ENGLISH With my generally “slow” travelling season this summer for me, I was longing for a beach destination for a short weekend getaway somewhere. I then found a cheap return ticket to Nice, France for mid-September and bought it after confirming with the official Dutch travel advice which categorized the entirety of France as “yellow”…

#2418 – (Pro) Tennis is Back!

ENGLISH It has been about one month now that pro tennis is (finally) back, after the pause caused by, well, the COVID-19 pandemic. It started with a small tournament for the women’s tour in Palermo, Italy; and the men’s tour just started last week with the combined (men’s and women’s) tour in New York. In…

#2417 – A Printer and A Toaster

ENGLISH Earlier this month, I decided to buy a new printer and a toaster for home. A printer Ever since I moved to the Netherlands a decade ago, I haven’t felt the need to have my own printer at home (unlike in Indonesia prior to that). First of all, all this time it has been…

#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…

#2413 – Recent Random Stories

ENGLISH So right now, I am supposed to be in Montreal, Canada for a one-week summer trip. But as I mentioned some time ago, this trip had to be cancelled because of COVID-19 after one of the long-haul flights was cancelled by the airline. I am actually so in favor of this cancellation given the…

#2411 – This Summer

ENGLISH Now that we are almost halfway through this year’s summer, I have to say that this summer has been (and is) a “slow” one, in terms of travelling, of course, haha. Of course (most of) the internal Schengen borders have been opened for well over a month now, and indeed I went on a…

#2410 – My First Post-Lockdown Flights

ENGLISH Earlier this month, finally I went on my first trip since mid-March where I visited the Rheinfall in Switzerland. I flew KLM’s non-stop flight to Zurich to get there, which also was my first flight in about three and a half months, with the last one being the Paris-Amsterdam flight in Europe Business Class…

#2409 – WFH and RG

ENGLISH Well, not many new stuffs, actually. I still work from home (WFH) and this arrangement pretty much “steers” the course of my daily routine nowadays. By that, I mean my whereabout is mostly around the place where I live, haha. It’s not bad, though, especially with the restrictions relaxation which has added some new…