#2426 – A Long Weekend Story

ENGLISH So this weekend was a long weekend to me. No, there was not any public holiday here in the Netherlands (it is not holiday season 😛 ), but rather I made use of two of my holiday allowances which I haven’t been able to use much this year, haha. Anyway, as my Instagram followers…

#2424 – Hello October!

ENGLISH Oh wow, it is October already, meaning we are 75% done to the completion of this hell of a year, haha 😆 . Normally at this time of the year, I would be excited for a new series of The Apprentice UK (which usually premieres in the first week of October). But this year,…

#2423 – September Updates

ENGLISH It seems it has been a while since I last wrote about general life here. Though, not that much update on that front actually, haha 😆 . I mean, I still work from home, which setup by this point has basically established itself as a “regular” thing. I feel like when (or if?) I…

#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…