#2382 – More of Amsterdam Life in the Time of Coronavirus

ENGLISH Dry Hands Life in the time of coronavirus means that we all tend to wash our hands much more often, and thoroughly. Well, okay I understand I perhaps shouldn’t generalize this, but this statement holds true at least for me, haha. As a side effect of this, though, the back of my hands have…

#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…

#2359 – The Last Week of 2019

ENGLISH To clarify, the last week of 2019 before I went on my 2019 year end trip that is, haha. Just like in 2018, my 2019 year end trip started on the weekend after Christmas, meaning that I stayed in Amsterdam during the Christmas week. In the Netherlands, the Christmas public holidays are on the…

#2352 – Hello December!

ENGLISH Somehow it is December already, the last month of, not only 2019, but also this decade (the 2010s)! 😮 Time really flies! This time around ten years ago, apparently I was busy with my upcoming Bachelor thesis defence, a couple of assignments, a couple of upcoming final examinations, and to execute some responsibility related…

#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 😛 . 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 😛 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…