#2153 – A Saturday with IKEA

ENGLISH No, I did not go to IKEA this Saturday; what I mean is that I had a delivery from IKEA, haha 😆 . Sticking to my strategy regarding furnishing my own apartment, recently I realized that I needed two small tables: one for the hallway and one for my living room. So, as usual,…

#2130 – Ironing

ENGLISH Of all house chores, one which I think of least importance, in terms of effort and the added-value, is ironing, haha 😆 . I mean, I don’t deny that it serves a function. However, given the effort that needs to come with it and what I would get as the added-value, I feel like…

#2114 – A Weekend and A Monday

ENGLISH My general theme for this weekend was … definitely some rest! Haha 😆 . Somehow I felt quite tired coming to this weekend, even though I only had a short week at work last week. But actually, the short week had something to do with the tiredness; as the week was “short” because I…

#2090 – One Year An Apartment Owner

ENGLISH April 2018, this means that I have been a home owner for a year now! How does this feel? Well, to be honest, it still feels kind of the same as before, haha 😆 . I still have to spend some amount of euro each month to “pay” for my accommodation. So that post still…

#2063 – More IKEA Stuffs

ENGLISH Last year I mentioned my strategy with the furniture for my apartment, where I chose to take it slowly and so I could afford good products without having to blow my budget at once. One side advantage of this strategy was that I had the capacity (in terms of space) to buy things that…

#2049 – A Story of Fire Alarm Battery

ENGLISH Here is an experience of mine which shows that the internet is a powerful tool in empowering people by providing information which, in the pre-internet era, could be difficult to get. *** Not too long ago, the fire alarm in my room started to beep in periodic interval. I remembered facing a similar situation…

#2045 – Jetlag, Utrecht, and A Saturday

ENGLISH Jetlag My big theme this week was definitely recovery. You know, trying to get back to my normal daily routine after my two weeks vacation in California which ended last week. And the biggest recovery challenge which I must face this week was definitely the jetlag! Haha 😆 . It was probably one of…

#1970 – Seven Years in Europe

ENGLISH My life in Europe, well, the Netherlands 😛 , started on this day seven years ago, when I got off Garuda Indonesia’s Airbus A330-200 reg PK-GPI at Schiphol Airport as flight GA88 from Jakarta (via Dubai). A total random note: PK-GPI no longer flies for Garuda and is now operated by Chinese’s Beijing Capital…