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Spicy food: a false hope
Finding Indonesian food in the Netherlands is kind of easy, which is maybe due to the long history that these two countries shared. Indonesian restaurants can be found in many citi...
Recently, while cycling to my friend’s place for dinner on an ‘inter-period’ weekend, I lost my wallet. I must have put it in my pocket and it must have fallen out along the way. N...
Flirting in Forum
What do you do when you spot a sweet thing sitting in the library? Nothing, really. Because you have no guts, not without first having a beer. Luckily, there's biddys.nl.
When I arrived in the Netherlands, I couldn’t wait to pick up my room key. I was curious to see whether I had a nice view from my window and who my corridor mates were. But the pro...
Don’t say sorry!
I have discovered that in the Netherlands the word ‘sorry’ is not used in the way we use it in Nigeria. I have even been told several times not to say this word.
Lovely Dutch gardens
Many Dutch people love gardening. It is amazing how they creatively arrange diverse types of plants in their small yard or even on their balcony. There is no particular style of ga...
The true meaning of napkins
Even though they are highly educated, Dutch people do not have the best manners. They do not wash their hands after using the toilet, pour the water used to clean the toilet down t...
Are you a refugee?’
Since arriving in the Dutch ‘city of life sciences’, life has not ceased to entertain me. One incident, or rather a chain of events, particularly intrigued me. Several Dutch people...
Asian students who visit the Netherlands always have to get used to the Dutch thinking their last name is their family name. And the problem increases when their last name actually...
Before coming to the Netherlands, I collected my Temporary Visitor’s Visa (TVV) in Moscow. There I exchanged my US dollars for euros and the clerk at the exchange bureau gave me th...