#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…

#2251 – “Goedkoop is Duurkoop”

ENGLISH There is a Dutch saying: Goedkoop is duurkoop which literally translates to “Cheap is expensive“. Its general meaning is that cheap products, which often correlate to poor-quality products, could actually be expensive as they might need to be frequently maintained, repaired, or quickly replaced when the lifetime is also shorter. And just recently, I…

#2203 – A Dinner and Winter Clothes Shopping

ENGLISH The last team dinner that my team organized was way back in March, which means it has been quite a while indeed, haha. And so it was nice that we organized another one last week. Though, this dinner was actually for a special occassion as we had a few team members moving to several different…

#2181 – The Big Three Oh Trip (Part III: New York)

ENGLISH Posts in the Big Three Oh Trip series: 1. Introduction 2. Part I: The Flights Drama 3. Part II: Premium Economy to New York 4. Part III: New York 5. Part IV: The 2018 US Open 6. Part V: New York Attractions 7. Part VI: Washington D.C. 8. Part VII: The National Mall 9. Part VIII:…

#2076 – A Tale of Power Bank Hunting

ENGLISH I have previously mentioned that not too long ago I bought a new power bank because my older one was broken; and I had found power bank to be very useful. At the time I wasn’t very happy with it because I found it to be too large and was rather heavy, thus making…

#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…

#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…

#1910 – Furniture Shopping

ENGLISH The two months or so, I have been busy with, well, furniture shopping! This is certainly what comes with buying my own apartment, haha. As I knew that this would be a big shopping spree, I needed to follow some rigorous planning on how I would proceed with it. This was because, clearly, my…