#2293 – A Strike and A Public Holiday

ENGLISH This week has been an interesting one here in the Netherlands. On Tuesday, there was a major 24-hour nationwide strike by most public transport staffs in the country. In short, there was basically no public transport operating on that day. This had been known way in advance and so that I decided I would…

#2290 – Finally, A Weekend!

ENGLISH The title says it all. I am glad that it is the weekend, finally! Haha πŸ˜› . Indeed the past two weeks have somehow been quite eventful for me. My mom and aunt went back to Indonesia two weekends ago, after spending about three weeks here, where we also went on a trip around…

#2276 – Finally, A Weekend!

ENGLISH I was glad that this last weekend was … a weekend! Haha πŸ˜› 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 πŸ˜› . Speaking of which, here in the…

#2266 – The Tax Season

ENGLISH Now that it is March, as I mentioned last year, it is also the time to … do my tax! Lol πŸ˜† . And so I decided to make use of my jetlag some time ago (where I got up too early in the morning feeling fresh, haha) to take care of this matter….

#2264 – This Week’s Story

ENGLISH This week has been … an interesting one for me. I started this week with quite a jetlag as I was back in Amsterdam on Sunday morning from my sudden last-minute “trip” to Indonesia for my dad’s passing earlier this month. And as I have shared a few days ago, right now I am…

#2254 – More February Stories

ENGLISH So here are some more recent stories which I hadn’t yet shared in the previous post, haha. Earlier this week, my salary was paid. But for whatever reason, somehow I felt like it was another long period between salaries this month, just like the month before, haha. Though it was kind of weird because…

#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…