#2409 – WFH and RG

ENGLISH Well, not many new stuffs, actually. I still work from home (WFH) and this arrangement pretty much “steers” the course of my daily routine nowadays. By that, I mean my whereabout is mostly around the place where I live, haha. It’s not bad, though, especially with the restrictions relaxation which has added some new…

#2404 – Hello July, Hello Summer

ENGLISH Now that it is July already, this means that we have officially entered Summer here in the Netherlands. And last week, we got the first “taste” of that where for three days in a row starting from Wednesday, the weather was categorized as “very warm” with temperature hovering around 30°C. Combined with the current…

#2391 – Bevrijdingsdag 2020

ENGLISH Today is the Bevrijdingsdag, or the Liberation Day, that is quite a unique day in the Netherlands. While the day is observed every year, it is a national public holiday only once every five years. And guess what? 2020 is that year! Yeay!! Well, not really actually because, you know, COVID-19 happens, lol 😆…

#2385 – Apparently A Long Weekend

ENGLISH As a side effect of the extended work from home (WFH) situation that I have been in for about four weeks now due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I did not realize that this weekend is a long weekend! The first one this year, as today is Easter Monday! Haha 😆 . The weather in…

#2364 – January Blues

ENGLISH I think the best feeling to describe January thus far has been, as in the title, “blue”. I think it has a lot to do with the Dutch weather too, where it has been mostly cloudy thus far. Perhaps my decision to go to Canada for my year-end trip also played a role because…

#2320 – Nine Years in Europe

ENGLISH Today nine years ago, my life in Europe officially started when I got off a Garuda Indonesia’s Airbus A330-200 at Schiphol Airport from Jakarta (via Dubai). The biggest “event” of this ninth year came earlier this year where, ready or not, I must face the “consequence” of my choice to live in Europe, when…

#2276 – Finally, A Weekend!

ENGLISH I was glad that this last weekend was … a weekend! Haha 😛 This Saturday was my first Saturday that I spent in Amsterdam since the last weekend of February. The weekends in between, well, I was away; either flying between Europe and Southeast Asia; or I spent those in Strasbourg, or Indonesia. After…

#2274 – This Week’s Story

ENGLISH The general election When I got back at my apartment from my Spring trip earlier this week, the postal voting document for the 2019 Indonesian general election had been delivered to my mailbox. Yep, I had been invited to vote!! And of course I voted! Haha 😛 . Speaking of which, here in the…