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Netherlands - Day745

April 6, 2015

Waiting patiently for bus#340 at Burgemesteer Kutlan...

Enough work... its time to do something different... thats what i thought when i decided to book the tickets for a Spain-Netherlands friendly football match at Amsterdam Arena. Tickets were only 50 euro. I went for it... 

First time watching a big match in a big stadium... Time for some real screaming... Screaming for Netherlands... 

How it feels to see it real??... totally different from what we see in TV, and so very nice. There is no substitute of the real thing! Very True!

Netherlands beat Spain comfortably - there were 2 goals in the initial few minutes... the rest of the match was goal-less... the atmosphere was superb - too much noise and frequent Mexican Waves... As the stadium was enclosed - the sound stayed and reverberated in the space... creating a real 3-d experience... Nah!!! Spain was simply no match for the Orange Caps.

The match had started at 8.30 pm and by the time i returned home it was almost 12'O Cock... it was a fab experience...

You can see me drinking coffee below - in Hema at Amstelveen on a Saturday afternoon. We generally go out to shop and buy Indian grocery on Saturdays (not all) but may be twice a month... We invariably come to Hema for coffee + Muffin...

 

Well this Saturday (21.mar.2015) We planned something different - we planned a visit to Ikea to get a chair and table for Romir... This was our second visit to IKEA. Its a huge shop where you can find all whatever you need in a home - from carpet to utensils, furniture and so on... You can choose a furniture and then note down the stelling number and vak number - see below... and then you can pick the same furniture from the godown... it's very easy to locate the exact place from where you can pick it up. the furniture will be folded and neatly packed into a small packet - which is very easy to bring home...

Oh... that was the easy part - the difficult part was fixing the parts using a screw-driver and nuts that came in packet of the furniture... I had some real sense of satisfaction after accomplishing my tiny little carpentry-skill and relished the below sight for quite sometime - Romir studying in his new chair and table - 

The book that you see was part of a package sent by his Dadu and Maam (Grand Parents) from India. It was his Maa's desire to make him well versed with Indian books as well - so that if we return India and he has no difficulty adjusting with our syllabus... Well Indian books are of very high standard - because if you compare them with those that are here... you find a lot of content in the indian books.

So that's all I have in reserve for this edition of my experience in Netherlands... We have completed 2 years now here... It is that time of the year - when the duration of day has started to increase. We are gradually moving towards summer.

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