#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 40Β°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…

#2267 – More of Amsterdam Lyfe

ENGLISH Recently, I realized of another convenience in living in Amsterdam; yeah, after more than one and a half year here in this capital, haha. But first of all, let me remind you of a post I wrote almost six years ago about the stores opening hours in the Netherlands. In general stores and shops…

#2241 – When A Delivery Didn’t Go Smoothly

ENGLISH Last week I ordered two new furnitures from IKEA. One was a night stand for my bedroom and the other was a rack for my kitchen. While they were delivered under one delivery number, each actually had their own shipment number as each was packed on its own (because of the size, and weight,…

#2227 – More Stories From Last Week

ENGLISH I just realized (by the time I wrote this post, of course, lol πŸ˜† ) that last week‘s Monday was, what I would call, a “super bridging” day. This was because the preceeding Saturday and Sunday were, obviously, a weekend; and the following Tuesday and Wednesday were public holidays! Lol πŸ˜† . I went…

#2196 – November and Fall

ENGLISH Now that it is November, we are pretty much deep into this year’s Fall, a season which I normally enjoy the least, haha πŸ˜› . The season this year has been pretty much as how Fall has always been in this country. A lot, lot, lot of cloud and rain which results in generally…

#2192 – So Many Weekend Agendas

ENGLISH Looking back the past one and a half month or so, I realized that I had quite some “irregular” plans and activities in the weekends. And by “irregular”, I mean not routine πŸ˜› . You know, just two weeks after returning from my Big Three Oh Trip, I went to Rotterdam as a friend…