No more excuses

“Oh, it is cold..” “It is raining… hailing…” “No, there is a blizzard…”  “It is too expensive due to the tax raise since 2019…” No more excuses Here is something I would like to share with you that I have been relying on since the last ten years. With...

You are worth it

“Being an expat is not easy…I just won my battle of depression after a decade of struggle…” “I am an expat who has struggled with depression..” “I have recently recovered from …” These are a few of the posts I came across in face book recently.

Oeteldonk’s Carnaval 2018

Carnaval is the one of the biggest celebration in the Southern part of The Netherlands. This big traditional event is officially celebrated for 3 days in ‘s Hertogenbosch, or Den Bosch and other parts of Southern Netherlands. However this celebration starts much earlier and oh boy, the Dutch know...

Carnival fever

Like I have warned all the readers of my book, Dutch-ess from the Himalayas the yearly carnival fever is about to hit the southern part of  The Netherlands.  You may have noticed that city name boards are already giving way to banners  with  Carnival names of  the city. The...

“Wonderings”

Ever since I was a teenager, I always wondered how it would be to live in a foreign country. After the completion of my master degree in tourism, here in Nepal, finally, I boarded a flight to Sydney, Australia, on February 2017, excited and nervous at the same time. ...

Finally inside the swimming pool!

  “We should start going for swimming lessons.” “Yeah, it will be fun. I also want to join swimming classes…” Since a few years, I have been having this sort of enthusiastic conversation with my friends which always end up without any step further. And the same thing happened...

My concert experience in East China

Being a Dutch tenor (singer) I am used to the fact that there is usually a pin drop silence from the audience while a concert is in progress. And one is expected to stay seated during the performance and visiting the toilet is also restricted to the interval only....