#2470 – October Stories

So here we are, at the tail end of October. Speaking of today, it is one of my most favourite day of the year because today is the Autumn Daylight Saving Day (DST) day here in the Netherlands! It means that today is the only day in the year where we have 25 hours in…

#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…

#2448 – It’s One Year Since …

ENGLISH … I last worked in my office (building)! While the work from home (WFH) policy kicked in in mid-March 2020, around today last year I was on my way to Indonesia which was the beginning of my spring trip to Southeast Asia. The end of that trip coincided with the beginning of the WFH…

#2437 – Reflecting on 2020

ENGLISH Now that 2020 is coming to an end and that I don’t have any vacation planned for it, I feel like reflecting on how this year has generally been. In some ways similar to how I have always reflected here on how a year has been at the end of it (Well, only until…

#2436 – The Holiday Season

ENGLISH It’s the second half of December already which means the Christmas and New Year holiday season is just around the corner. Time “flies” btw, as so it feels like, as somehow we are already at the end of the year! Usually this is time for the festive season here in the Netherlands, and Europe…

#2414 – The “New Normal” Reality

ENGLISH I have mentioned a little bit earlier that the “new normal” WTF setup, aside from all the plus-es, does come with other “new” costs. The most obvious one is utility, where naturally my electricity and water consumption increases significantly. For instance, my July 2020 electricity bill indicated that I consumed almost 60% more than…

#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…

#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…