#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…

#2286 – Recent Life Update

ENGLISH This weekend, my mom and aunt went back to Indonesia after spending about three weeks with me in Europe. We went around a little bit too in the past three weeks,Β not just in the Netherlands (where we visited Keukenhof) but also around Central Europe. And so it has been quite a unique three weeks…

#2274 – This Week’s Story

ENGLISH The general election When I got back at my apartment from my Spring trip earlier this week, the postal voting document for the 2019 Indonesian general election had been delivered to my mailbox. Yep, I had been invited to vote!! And of course I voted! Haha πŸ˜› . Speaking of which, here in the…

#2175 – A Gym, Tennis, and Bike Story

ENGLISH Returning from my Big Three Oh Trip to New York and Washington D.C. last week, I decided to take my time in getting my regular exercising routine back to normal because of the jetlag and, mainly, the flu. This time, though, I did not have that much of “guilt fuel” which, I think, was…

#2158 – Guilt Fuel

ENGLISH Again, this was supposed to be an old(er) post, as I first wrote the draft way back in March this year, haha. But then other posts seemed to find their ways to get published sooner; also partly because I have felt like this post’s topic is a little bit more “timeless” than the others’…