#2382 – More of Amsterdam Life in the Time of Coronavirus

ENGLISH Dry Hands Life in the time of coronavirus means that we all tend to wash our hands much more often, and thoroughly. Well, okay I understand I perhaps shouldn’t generalize this, but this statement holds true at least for me, haha. As a side effect of this, though, the back of my hands have…

#2380 – Amsterdam Life in the Time of Coronavirus

ENGLISH So as we all know, the world is currently battling the COVID-19 pandemic; which, of course, the Netherlands is also in the middle of. I have been WFH since the beginning of last week, basically from the moment I returned from my Southeast Asia Trip, haha. So far, well, I have been trying to…

#2377 – Hello From Amsterdam

ENGLISH As I mentioned earlier and as my Instagram followers (@azilko) have known, I went to Southeast Asia earlier this month and now it has been about one week since I was back in Europe. I will write the story of the trip a little bit later on. Unless you are living under the rock,…

#2359 – The Last Week of 2019

ENGLISH To clarify, the last week of 2019 before I went on my 2019 year end trip that is, haha. Just like in 2018, my 2019 year end trip started on the weekend after Christmas, meaning that I stayed in Amsterdam during the Christmas week. In the Netherlands, the Christmas public holidays are on the…

#2353 – A Weekend with No WiFi

ENGLISH The title says it all … … I had no WiFi connection this weekend. And as we all relate to (I think), in the 21st century life this was basically a version of hell, haha. *** I came home from work on Friday late afternoon when I realized I couldn’t access my email via…

#2323 – A Warm Summer

ENGLISH Now that we are approaching the end of August, well, this summer has overall been the warmest summer in the Netherlands since I moved to this country nine years ago! Heck even at one point this year, the temperature reached 40°C in the Netherlands, which was unheard of! Fortunately I got to miss experiencing…

#2320 – Nine Years in Europe

ENGLISH Today nine years ago, my life in Europe officially started when I got off a Garuda Indonesia’s Airbus A330-200 at Schiphol Airport from Jakarta (via Dubai). The biggest “event” of this ninth year came earlier this year where, ready or not, I must face the “consequence” of my choice to live in Europe, when…

#2303 – Summer Has Struck

ENGLISH Summer has struck the Netherlands. The summer solstice, the longest day of the year, was just about ten days ago, which means we have now entered my less favorite half of the year now, daylight-wise, haha. But more factually, earlier last week and this weekend, the Netherlands was struck with a heatwave. The heatwave…