#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 ๐Ÿ˜ข. Thursday and Friday were special holidays from my office for all employees because … of…

#2451 – Hello Spring

ENGLISH Hi everyone, so it has been a while since my last post here. Yeah, recently I haven’t really had the motivation to write something here. It is kind of crazy to see that I only wrote two posts in the whole month of March, which is a record low for me! Haha. Such a…

#2389 – Koningsdag 2020

ENGLISH Today is Koningsdag, or the Kings’ Day, here in the Netherlands. Because it is a Monday, this means that this weekend is another long weekend (after another one just two weeks ago), yay! And I got to say that, finally, I am in Amsterdam for a Koningsdag! Koningsdag is always an exciting public holiday…

#2366 – Recent Stories

ENGLISH I feel like, somehow, January this year has been … bleak. I am sure many of you are aware of the many not-nice-at-all events that were going on in January (some till are now). From the threat of a war, the Australian bushfires crisis, the really bad flooding in Jakarta, Kobe Bryant’s death, and…

#2282 – A Fine Day at Keukenhof

ENGLISH One of the many reasons behind my mom and aunt’s trip to Europe is … the Spring! And in particular, the famous Keukenhof Garden in the Netherlands, haha ๐Ÿ˜› . So on Easter Monday, we decided to visit the garden, as the weather forecast was perfect! We were really lucky. It also happened that…

#2278 – A Long Weekend!

ENGLISH We are currently in the middle of a long weekend here in the Netherlands, as this weekend is the Easter weekend! Yay! ๐Ÿ˜€ But here in the Netherlands, the public holiday is on Monday, i.e. tomorrow, instead of this Friday. This is also why I use the word “middle” above, haha. So this Monday…

#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…

#1808 – One Month

ENGLISH One month went by very fast. Yesterday morning, my parents went back to Indonesia after visiting me in Europe during my sabbatical month. They arrived a few days before my PhD contract officially endedย and then we went on two trips together to Romania, Greece, and Sint Maarten (stories to be posted soon; in the…