#2456 – Finally, A Mini Vacation!

As my Instagram followers have known now, last week was really exciting because … I went on a mini vacation! Yes, finally!! While the overall pandemic situation is certainly still serious here in Europe, things are also clearly improving so there have been some relaxations of restrictions that have been put in place since around…

#2454 – Recent Life Under Stepwise Lockdown Relaxation

This weekend was a long weekend-ish here in the Netherlands as Thursday was the Ascension Day. And guess what, I did not realize that it was a public holiday literally until the Wednesday before! Lol. Yeah, not realizing (the rare) public holidays is truly a COVID era thing for me (I already noticed this last…

#2453 – April Stories

Just like in March, my blogging motivation has still been at its lowest point in almost, like, ever; which is kind of a shame because there were actually quite some stories this month to tell. But oh well … . So let’s see how April has been this year … Spring appeared to be in…

#2451 – Hello Spring

ENGLISH Hi everyone, so it has been a while since my last post here. Yeah, recently I haven’t really had the motivation to write something here. It is kind of crazy to see that I only wrote two posts in the whole month of March, which is a record low for me! Haha. Such a…

#2450 – It’s One Year Since …

ENGLISH … my latest long-haul flight! So today one year ago, I boarded a Vietnam Airlines’ Airbus A350-900 reg VN-A898 at Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport as flight VN19 to Paris as the end of my spring trip to Southeast Asia last year. Yep, it has been one year since my latest long-haul flight! This…

#2449 – Hard Lockdown and A Haircut

ENGLISH I am going to sound like a broken record here but … the hard lockdown in the Netherlands has been … extended again until, at least, mid-March. Even though this time around there are a few relaxations that have been put in place since mid-this-week. One of the relaxations is something which I have…

#2448 – It’s One Year Since …

ENGLISH … I last worked in my office (building)! While the work from home (WFH) policy kicked in in mid-March 2020, around today last year I was on my way to Indonesia which was the beginning of my spring trip to Southeast Asia. The end of that trip coincided with the beginning of the WFH…

#2445 – Lockdown Extension and A Snowy Weekend

ENGLISH Three weeks ago I shared about the extension of the hard lockdown in the Netherlands that has since then been coupled with extra restrictions such as the night curfew. Well now, three weeks later, all of these have been, unsurprisingly, … extended for at least another three weeks! Well, at this point I have…