#2428 – Hello November

ENGLISH So it’s only two months left before the end of 2020! But at this point it seems that these are going to be two tough months here in Europe. It is apparent that the COVID-19 second wave has hit pretty much all of Europe. The Netherlands has been in partial lockdown since mid-October, a…

#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…

#2404 – Hello July, Hello Summer

ENGLISH Now that it is July already, this means that we have officially entered Summer here in the Netherlands. And last week, we got the first “taste” of that where for three days in a row starting from Wednesday, the weather was categorized as “very warm” with temperature hovering around 30°C. Combined with the current…

#2401 – Recent Random Stories

ENGLISH I started last week with three matches in my tennis club’s internal tournament in three consecutive days. And it was … really intense, mentally though more than physically! Haha 😆 You know as someone who is competitive by nature, obviously I would really like to win these matches. But especially given what was at…

#2396 – A Long-Ish Weekend Story

ENGLISH So as it turned out, Thursday last week was a public holiday in the Netherlands; thus effectively making Friday a “bridging” day. Many of my colleagues took Friday off so that they would have a “real” long weekend this weekend. As for me, well, I didn’t, haha 😛 . I mean, I thought taking…

#2383 – WFH Stories

ENGLISH Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this week is my fourth consecutive week of working from home. Last week the Dutch government extended the restriction period, which originally was placed until yesterday, by another three weeks. So this means that, at the very least, I will have to work from home for another three…

#2364 – January Blues

ENGLISH I think the best feeling to describe January thus far has been, as in the title, “blue”. I think it has a lot to do with the Dutch weather too, where it has been mostly cloudy thus far. Perhaps my decision to go to Canada for my year-end trip also played a role because…

#2338 – Fall So Far

ENGLISH As I mentioned some time ago, the Fall season this year did not begin with a great start, where it was raining a lot. Even though, actually this on itself wasn’t at all surprising as this kind of weather is actually typical Fall in the Netherlands, and is one of the main reasons this…