Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log:Day 115

This morning when I woke up, I had a gift in my inbox : a friend from Peru sent me his playlist curated for the day he misses home (he often lives abroad). It felt like I was teleported back to an amazing country with wonderful memories and experiences. I celebrated my “remember Peru day”Continue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log:Day 115”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log : Day 114

Like riding a bike… So there’s one thing that is synonymous with Amsterdam, and that is that everyone and their dog rides a bike. OK, perhaps it is one of a few iconic things, but you catch my drift. In the last few weeks I’ve been getting busy with some work that I haven’t doneContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log : Day 114”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log:Day 113

There’s a shop near my house called the “Kookwinkel”. I noticed it on the day that I came to view the place and decided that I need to visit. It’s the kind of place that I love visiting and looking at stuff, perhaps in the same way that kids go to the toy store. MaybeContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log:Day 113”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 109

Today I went to a site visit for the first time since February. I was so excited I nearly couldn’t sleep, like on the first day of school, a mix between nerves and excitement. I even had flashbacks to my months in Lima, Peru, because I was once again waiting outside my house for anContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 109”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 108

I’m not the first person to say this, and it’s likely not even the first time I say this, but here goes : This whole lockdown life is a lot more bearable because we live in the age of digital connectivity. In the last 48 hours I’ve interacted with friends in China, India, Romania, Spain,Continue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 108”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 107

The bike saga: part 3. I finally took my mountain bike in for the service last week and collected it today. When the guy was scrutinising it last time he told me that he would probably have to change the chain and the gear set and a few other things and I was worried itContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 107”