Category: Random

Iceland Kirkjubæjarklaustur mystery

During a roadtrip through Iceland we stopped at Kirkjubæjarklaustur. Kirkjubæjarklaustur is a village in South-Iceland by ring-road 1, the first village you encounter after driving through the vast glacial outwash of Mýrdalssandur. It is a lovely little village rich in history. We stayed at the Klauster hotel and when we...

Militairy Gliders

Today it is the 4th of May – the day we remember the people that died during second world war in the Netherlands. So today I watched the classic movie called A Bridge Too Far which is about the military operation called “Market Garden”. The objective was to siege...

Women’s parking space

During a roadtrip through Germany I noticed something bizarre! At a random parking area next to the highway I saw a “female” only parking spot. I noticed that this parking spot had a lot more space than regular parking spots… I didn’t think Germany could be this discriminating to...

The mathematics of weight loss

I was browsing through Youtube until I saw this video about weight loss. I started the video thinking my attention will be gone within seconds and I would click a new video but after some mins I found it rather interesting!...

Dinner vs Supper

So today yet another discussion at work which almost ended in hair pulling and something I’m not comfortable sharing.. It all began when eating lunch.. or dinner.. or supper.. do you see where I’m going for here? The question was when do you call a meal “dinner”, “lunch”, “breakfast”...

Indian Curd

So it came to my attention that Indians have a whole different meaning for the word Curd. An Indian friend called my curd that I had for lunch “yogurt”. I was confused and corrected his awful mistake. Now he was confused and didn’t know that there even was a...

Thailand’s Anthem Freeze

I have seen so many unusual things during my trip in Thailand. One of them was the way how Thais behave when the national anthem is played. Apparently in Thailand, you will hear the Thai national anthem played every day at 8am and 6pm. Every TV and radio station...

TIL – Albeit

Today, I learned… the word ALBEIT. Apparently, you will learn this word instantly when you turn 30. It means the same as Although but then fancier.   Unlike although, albeit cannot introduce a dependent clause, but can only introduce a noun phrase, adjectival phrase, or adverbial phrase....