#2455 – Two Long Weekends in A Row

This week has been quite unique because … I have had two long weekends in a row. Last Monday was the Whit Monday (Pentecost Monday), which also was the last public holiday in the Netherlands this year before Christmas 😢. Thursday and Friday were special holidays from my office for all employees because … of…

#2454 – Recent Life Under Stepwise Lockdown Relaxation

This weekend was a long weekend-ish here in the Netherlands as Thursday was the Ascension Day. And guess what, I did not realize that it was a public holiday literally until the Wednesday before! Lol. Yeah, not realizing (the rare) public holidays is truly a COVID era thing for me (I already noticed this last…

#2447 – A Warm Weekend Story

ENGLISH So just last week I shared how it had been freezing in the Netherlands that a lot of bodies of water froze where many people went skating on them. And now, just literally one week after that, the weather has turned around completely where it has been sunny and warm with temperature in the…

#2413 – Recent Random Stories

ENGLISH So right now, I am supposed to be in Montreal, Canada for a one-week summer trip. But as I mentioned some time ago, this trip had to be cancelled because of COVID-19 after one of the long-haul flights was cancelled by the airline. I am actually so in favor of this cancellation given the…

#2401 – Recent Random Stories

ENGLISH I started last week with three matches in my tennis club’s internal tournament in three consecutive days. And it was … really intense, mentally though more than physically! Haha 😆 You know as someone who is competitive by nature, obviously I would really like to win these matches. But especially given what was at…

#2398 – Another Long Weekend

ENGLISH So after a “long-ish” weekend the previous weekend, this weekend was another long weekend here in the Netherlands. A “real” long weekend because yesterday (Monday) was a public holiday here. Yeay! Though, unfortunately this marked the last long weekend we would have this year because the next public holiday in this country will be…

#2396 – A Long-Ish Weekend Story

ENGLISH So as it turned out, Thursday last week was a public holiday in the Netherlands; thus effectively making Friday a “bridging” day. Many of my colleagues took Friday off so that they would have a “real” long weekend this weekend. As for me, well, I didn’t, haha 😛 . I mean, I thought taking…

#2355 – Recent Stories

ENGLISH It feels like it has been a while since I last wrote something about my general life here; though partly that’s because my blogging activity has significantly dropped in the last month or so, haha. But anyway, in a sentence I could sum it up as: I am happy that it is almost Christmas…