#2455 – Two Long Weekends in A Row

This week has been quite unique because … I have had two long weekends in a row. Last Monday was the Whit Monday (Pentecost Monday), which also was the last public holiday in the Netherlands this year before Christmas 😢. Thursday and Friday were special holidays from my office for all employees because … of…

#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…

#2442 – Hard Lockdown Lyfe

ENGLISH Earlier this week I mentioned that the hard lockdown has been extended for, at least, another three weeks in the Netherlands. And here are some current daily life situations here under this lockdown. Delivery Service Thus far, I feel like the delivery/courier service here has been quite overwhelmed during the lockdown. I actually already…

#2407 – Gyms Are Back!

ENGLISH With the continuing overall positive trend on the COVID-19 numbers in the Netherlands (which, let’s hope shall keep going forever), more and more relaxations on the intelligent lockdown restrictions have been introduced. After the travel restrictions relaxation for trips within (some) European borders, which I have taken an advantage of earlier this month with…

#2390 – Hello, May 2020

ENGLISH So it is May as of today and here in the Netherlands, we are approaching the end of week seven of the intelligent lockdown. The COVID-19 numbers have shown promising trend here, indicating that all the measures and sacrifices we have been making in the past two months or so are working! Which is…

#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…

#2347 – When Being Inactive Just For A Day

ENGLISH It has actually been awhile since I first noticed that … sometimes a “lazy” weekend isn’t as “great” as it might sound like. But first let’s clarify what I mean by a “lazy” weekend. In this case, a lazy weekend is a day where I do very little physical activity, including walking, haha. So…

#2300 – An Air Fryer Story

ENGLISH I cannot believe that it was only recently that I learned of the existence of air fryer. For fellow clueless people, an air fryer is a cooking appliance that cooks by circulating hot air around the food using the convection mechanism. You see, for months (if not years, haha), I have been tinkering with…