#2265 – Kicking Off My 2019 Weekend Trips in Frankfurt

ENGLISH In early February this year, I went on a relatively last-minute weekend trip to Frankfurt, Germany. It happened that this was my first weekend trip this year, so it felt like a “kick off”! Haha 😛 Even though, unfortunately as I said back then, I felt like I had had better weekend trips than…

#2253 – Some Recent February Stories

ENGLISH It has been a nice couple of weeks in the Netherlands, and actually in many places in Europe, weather-wise. After such an extended period of thick cloud and gloominess, finally we got some sun! Seriously, though, at one point I really thought I hadn’t seen the sun in weeks, except when I was flying…

#2246 – Flu and A Baby Shower

ENGLISH I guess one downside of the “prolonged” cold weather here in the Netherlands is … the flu! Haha 😛 . For quite some time I saw people around me getting some flu, to varying degree. For a while I thought I was, both, lucky and had great immune system (haha) because I was unaffected….

#2244 – 2018 Year End Trip (Part III: Miami Beach)

ENGLISH Posts in the 2018 Year End Trip series: 1. Introduction 2. Part I: Getting to Miami 3. Part II: Miami 4. Part III: Miami Beach 5. Part IV: Getting to Austin 6. Part V: Austin 7. Part VI: Getting to New York 8. Part VII: New York 9. Part VIII: Back to Europe I…

#2238 – Some Stories This Week

ENGLISH This week, this happened in the Netherlands: Yeay, it was snowing again this winter❄️!! As I mentioned back then, this was far from my first experience ever with snow, but somehow snow still excites me!! 😍 Speaking of this week, my tennis lesson for the first half of this year was also supposed to start. I…

#2235 – 2018 Year End Trip (Introduction)

ENGLISH Posts in the 2018 Year End Trip series: 1. Introduction 2. Part I: Getting to Miami 3. Part II: Miami 4. Part III: Miami Beach 5. Part IV: Getting to Austin 6. Part V: Austin 7. Part VI: Getting to New York 8. Part VII: New York 9. Part VIII: Back to Europe I…

#2234 – Photo Tales (53)

ENGLISH Photo #116 My new Nike shoes are white (well, “beige” actually, but whatever, you get the point I guess, haha 😛 ), a color shade which I have been quite into in recent months. One thing that I had in mind, before finalizing my purchase was my “worry” of the shoes’ “tendency” to get dirty…

#2220 – This Year’s Winter Solstice

ENGLISH Yesterday was the winter solstice here in the Northern Hemisphere, meaning it was the day with the shortest day light in 2018. In fact … yep, the sun rose at 08:48 and already set at 16:29, meaning only 7 hours and 41 minutes of daylight! Depressing, wasn’t it? Haha 😛 But the flip side of…