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My name is Calvin, and I am a father of 2. My elder girl is 8 and my younger one is 4. Both have allergic rhinitis issues at their early age. Inheritance, allergies, dust mites, immunity, haze? I really don’t know but I decided to write about this as “the returned of the haze” brings…

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The Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis houses an outstanding collection of 17th-century Dutch and Flemish paintings in an important monument. It ranks among the top four in the world for Dutch Paintings of the Golden Age. The oldest paintings  in the Mauritshuis date from the 15th and 16th centuries. In those days painters generally worked to…

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Utrecht is a city in the central Netherlands that has been a religious center for centuries. It has a medieval old town, canals, Christian monuments and a venerable university. The city centre has more than just museums and historic buildings, while walking around, the visitor constantly comes across new places, such as hidden courtyards, an…

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A village council has been discussing for years whether to charge a minimal entrance fee for increasing numbers of tourist . The pros is that this income can be directly used to protect environment which becomes fragile under the overflowing visitors. However, the cons is the risk of discouraging people coming who could generate pull through…

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God created us equal, but our world had not kept it that way. Money, Power and Greed had changed us all, maybe not all, but most of us. We have become more practical and less compassion; even when we say we care, we only care about our own needs and feelings. My name is Calvin…

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Half of Netherlands is below North Sea level , thus Dutch in generations have been building dams and enclosing sea area to set up lands. In past centuries,  Dutch have successfully asked more lands from the sea, which is around 15% of current national territorial area,  and provide more living space to the citizens.  From…

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Some people in this world are doomed to suffer more difficulties than others, especially for Vincent van Gogh. Maybe the word “difficulties” is not the proper one to exhaust all the unfairness, indignity, poverty, indifference, loneliness he experienced during his 37-year short life, while  all adversities didn’t prevent him creating large numbers of marvelous art…

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As you go through your daily routine such as snoozing your smartphone when you used that as an alarm; using your Apple Home to turn on and off the lighting and heater as you prepared to go to work; using your mobile app to “Grab” a car ride; have anyone of us even stopped to…

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If this is your first trip to Europe, what would you expect to see? 3 most popular and common spots: (1) Churches (2) Castles (3) Museums. And what about Amsterdam? Different people might have different views and perspectives, but mine are canals and beautiful houses along street side, and Vincent Von Gogh. To have a…

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Yes, this is probably no surprise to anyone and we are all doing the exact same thing! Sorry, maybe I should take a step back, and elaborate a little more … I am not talking about investing our hard-earned money into stocks, options or funds; neither am I talking about savings that “x” percentages of…

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Lowland countries are considered the most ideal destination for vacation if you want to visit Europe during summer, and that’s where my family had headed out to this year. What we usually call the “Low Countries” are the coastal region of north-western Europe, consisting of Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg. Geographically, these Lowland countries are located…

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It is probably one of the most commonly asked questions from bloggers, and more importantly, to those soon to be bloggers, the most frustrating moment. What should I blog about? It may be obvious to some of you that I am new to this myself. My name is Calvin Sun, and I am not ashamed…