Friday, March 9, 2018

A day out to Spring Garden

Last weekend, we went to Spring garden not far from our city. It was around 15 minutes ride with a car. Last time we went there was two years ago. I asked few times if the boys will go with us or not and the answer was different everytimes ^_^ In the end, the boys decided to go.

Every year Spring garden that we visited had a different theme. This year theme was underwater world. This one was grab my attention. I made photos from different angles, because I am not sure which one was better. I saw lots of people tried to make selfie with her.

Lente tuin 2018

I asked the boys stand next to her and took few times. This one my favorite shot. 
Lente tuin 2018

I am still busy updating the rest of the photos.


Enrich the Work Environment by Improving Your Relationship with the Employees

Whether you are the owner or the manager at your place of work, the relationship you have with the staff is crucial for a successful business. You want to be personable without fading the line between friends and employees. You also want to protect yourself, as well as them, from unpleasant circumstances like fraud or theft, but it all needs to be done in a respectful way that shows these people how much you appreciate them.

Set Boundaries

Every business needs rules. Make a list of expectations and post it where all employees can see it. Don’t back down on any of these issues. It will undermine your authority. If it is a rule you don’t think you’ll enforce, it is better left off the list. You also need to consider an employee dishonesty bond to protect everyone from fraud, theft, and other dishonest acts. You can find help with this from professionals like those at 

Draw a Line

It is extremely hard to be friends with your employees. Once a closer, more personal relationship is established, it will be harder to play the part of the boss. Most people are genuinely honest, but keep in mind that there are some that will take advantage of you. Don’t be rude or detached. It is wonderful to show a genuine interest in those around you, but be cautious while setting up distinct lines between work and your personal relationships.

Show Gratitude

Everyone needs to be reminded that they are doing a good job. Don’t skip the praise when it comes to your employees. An added perk to showing your gratitude is the fact that most people are more likely to perform at their best when they feel appreciated. This doesn’t mean you have to give out big bonuses or lavish the staff in gifts. A simple “thank you” goes a long way.

Trust, honesty, and appreciation will make any employee feel better about themselves as well as their boss. Put these practices into motion in order to ensure a balanced work environment that you can all enjoy. Keep in mind that having a staff that respects you, finds happiness in their work, and feels safe can be one of your biggest assets.


Saturday, February 3, 2018

Thankful lists: Random days in Jan & Feb

1. We went to Alkmaar with a car. It was cold that day but we had "fun" looking around. Matthew was keeping saying tired of walking. 

In alkmaar 

2. I watched Matthew's swimming course for the first time. Usually I stayed at home to do household chores. 

3. We booked a trip to Legoland Denmark. We are going with a plane. For Jason it was his third trip with a plane but he was barely remember his first and second trip. For Matthew, it will be his first trip with a plane. I am SO excited for the boys. I am pretty sure we will have fun while we are there. 


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

A Comfortable Option For Your Baby

Whether you're looking for a baby shower gift, a gift for a special occasion to give to a child or a comfortable place for your baby to lay on the floor, then consider plush animal mats. You can get mats in a variety of designs depending on the gender of the baby, the design of the nursery or a favorite animal that the parents or child might enjoy. A plush mat is easy to wash and is small enough to use anywhere in the home. You can roll the mat to take it with you when you're visiting family members or when you go on vacation so that your baby has somewhere soft to lay instead of saying in a crib or playpen all day. 

A plush mat is a fun baby shower gift that you can surprise the parents with and usually isn't something that is given by other gifts, making it a unique idea that can be used on multiple occasions. You can wrap the mat around other baby items if you want to give a larger gift. Ideas include a pack of diapers or baby wipes, a stuffed animal or a diaper bag. You can also put the mat inside a diaper bag along with a few small toiletry items that the parents can use when bathing the baby. 

You can take a plush mat with you if you're planning on staying in one location for a long period of time. Examples include visiting grandparents for a holiday or spending time at church. Your baby can lay on the mat and roll over or play so that you don't have to hold your baby the entire time. The mat can be used on the ground while you're at the park or on the floor or furniture when you're changing your baby's clothes. Design ideas range from lambs to giraffes. Mats come in designs of animals from lullabies and those that might be seen in a circus or in a jungle. Most mats that you can purchase are gender-neutral with both the designs and colors available.


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Two weeks in Jakarta

Last time I went back to Jakarta was 10 years ago. This year, my brother and his family who lives in Perth - Australia wanted to visit Jakarta. My mother told me that I need to come home this year to meet him. Next day after St. Nicholas, I took a plane to Jakarta for two weeks.

I felt little bit strange to visit my birth city after so many years. There were so many new buildings and the street were never sleep, too many vehicles. I was so excited to meet my mother and brother, also my nephews for the first time. 
Dave & Nathan

Before I go, I did plan so many places that I would like to visit but when I was there I didn't feel want to go anywhere. Maybe because the weather was too hot for me. I get use to it with European weather. 

I was lucky that I could meet my classmates from economic high school. I felt blessed that they would like to meet me. We spent a great time laughing and chatting together. Time flew to fast while I was with them.

It was hard not to be with my boys for two weeks. I tried to video call with them everyday. The first 3 days was hard. Matthew was crying after video call with me. It was sad to hear that. I was glad the rest from the weeks took more easily for us.

Back to the Netherlands was not too easy. I was sad leaving my mother alone. Usually, the plane took around 14 hours but this time I had to flight 15 hours because of the weather. I was really tired when I was landing in Schiphol - Amsterdam and then I heard that my baggages left in Jakarta. It was because for safety, the plane could not take too much baggages that's why some of the baggages were sending the next day to Amsterdam. I received my baggages two days later. 

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