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Celebrating Slavery: Painting on the Dutch Queen’s Golden Carriage

Yesterday, the gouden koets or golden carriage of the Dutch Queen, Beatrix, went through the streets of The Hague. It is an annual procession. The carriage is used…

Bye Bye Bike

My bike is gone… ๐Ÿ™ I parked it two days ago near the Central Station, when I had to take the train to Amsterdam to see my friends….

Laundry Story

100+ dorm residents with only four washing machines and four dryers are the perfect ingredients for a very long, time- and patience-consuming queue I have to endure during…

Queen’s Night + Day

The Netherlands celebrates Koninginnedag, its Queen’s Day, on April 30th. It is the birthday of the previous queen, Juliana, since Beatrix’s birthday on January 31st — festivals in…

Miffy & Him

Around Holland With Yoga

During Yoga’s visit, we travelled to some cities in the Netherlands. Not much, they were just half-day excursions, since we usually woke up late and took a very…

Tiger Guidance

Going for Rotterdam to see IFFR is a little bit like scavenger hunt. The clue is the funky tiger face across the city. Last Saturday was my first…

Happy Diwali!

Today’s the third day of the five-days celebration of Diwali, the festival of lights. South Asian friends in ISS held a celebration in the campus’s atrium and everyone’s…

Japanese Autumn Colours in The Hague

Together with some friends, today I went to Clingendael to see its prized Japanse Tuin (Japanese Garden). Clingendael itself is a big and beautiful park. But visiting Japanse…

Losing But Still Happy

Because it’s not a zero-sum game ๐Ÿ™‚ Today we ISS students have a sport competition in De Blinkerd between old batch and new batch — volleyball, basketball, badminton,…

#OccupyDenHaag.. Not.

Went to city center to buy some groceries, then passed by the Binnenhof to see whether there was still some commotion of the Occupy Den Haag demonstration.. I…

Library

The library’s small, but its development studies collection is comprehensive (of course, ISS only offers MA and PhD in development studies anyway..). It’s also well-lit, cozy, comfortable, and…

Utrecht, Part 1

Today I went to Utrecht to sightsee and meet a friend from ISS, Dinnia, and her fianc้e Sam. Using the Jumbo dagkaart, I had to pay only 13.5…