Renting a room in the netherlands and Obviously M…O…R…E…..!!!!

Along with worthy experience I have been fortunately had during my study abroad in the Netherlands, I soon realized the time I had been living in the international housing at Saxion is one of the best chapter in my student’s life. I need not to care about how to rent a room, how complicated a renting procedure could be, especially scammers!!! Recently, I had been targeted by a scammer, whose name is Oostdam Tobias Gerardus Johannes ( email:, skype: tbs.Johannes007, Iban: GB06LOYD30998838518468, Bank bic: LOYDGB21, telephone: +447031990675). The police have been investigating this case. Plus, another who is called Kunt Nina Michaela with email also contacted me. Hilariously her name is recorded on the scammer website where you can check if he/she is a scammer. Usually scammers, they all come up with similar stories which are the reasons why they have to rent out their room or house. So I hope you will be highly aware of that, otherwise it is extremely bitter with this pricy experience.


It is just truly as its name- International Housing, where you immerse yourself in the different culture from every corner of the world. Plus it is more than usual the case that you have chance to speak English all the time. Your dinner could be authentically international meal, frequently every flat-mate would cook his/her country’s meal. The excellently kind housing manager- Mr. Ben, who people at the housing would be accustomed to. He also usually tries to mix all the internationals together in a flat. I was glad to had lived with four other individuals who come from Belarus, Indonesia, Oman and Russia respectively. It seemed like although you are living abroad and of course far away from your beloved family and home country, you are still able to feel the protected environment in the international housing.


Particularly, an accidental recognition has just come to me, which makes me realise I have fallen in love with Deventer, an adorably small and charmingly antique city I had dwelled in 2 years. I am happened to be proud of the annually unique events:  Intellectual as Book Market (the largest book market in Europe), emblematic as Deventer Opstelten, classically appealing as Dickens festival, which can be your timeless surprise about how flexibly pretty this city could turn up. Deventer has become my second hometown, where most of my student’s memories had been occurring with ups and downs as well as it truly brought to me safety and peace, fun international student’s party.

Moreover, I have learned how to be sufficiently adaptive in a new environment as well as how to live under the same roof with other human beings besides family. Also be aware of what the Dutch called” huisregels” (house-rules ;p). Additionally, I resonate that flat-mates- relationship is crucial because it is a number of human beings who are happened to inhibit together in a definite period of their life.  Of course, there will be some certain moments of either happiness or downtime, which needs to be shared and obviously house-mates somehow would be one of the first persons you are sharing.


Speaking of which, having been growing up regarding adapting to varied flats or houses, I perceived that renting a room abroad is not merely a matter of renting a place to sleep at night, yet it is a place where you spend some amount of your lifetime with the supposed- to-be-called “extendible family members”. Thus, I guessed you will know how to cherish it ;). Thanks God, at this moment I have been in another exhilarating chapter of my life with super cool housemates in the South of this below-the-sea-level land.


How to overcome the block-outs? The most strikingly uncanniness in writing would be the feeling of being blocked or else you have had enormous number of ideas but they could just not be written down in a reasonably acceptable way to be hopefully read. Are you feeling like you are picky but actually you also feel yourself useless? It is such an annoyance ever. Nevertheless, I bet everyone of us, all have been through this stage. Fortunately, the inspiration to form a highly expectedly proud-able piece of writing always or most of the time comes to me like an unexpectedly surprising fresh blow of summer winds. And I could not be more honest to say, that feeling would be the most enjoyably emotional phase ever someone is able to experience in life. Your stomach is like having butterflies playing or dancing around.  Don’t worry it will not be a notice that you should be extremely careful of something bad might happen. it will be a promisingly amazing unknowns, which can keep you smiling without a definite reason ( that’s why at times I can be caught smiling alone lol, kinda bizarre isn’t it)

I have sought my mentor for the advice what to do when you just cannot write. Everyone has their own approaches to unlock this unwelcome moment. Through out the days, I also have my own. Although I am aware that I still need to ameliorate myself abundantly,I have learnt that the most crucial point is allowing myself to enjoy the moment, engage in it. Don’t be too much stress out yourself, otherwise you are just tiring yourself out. Speaking of which, this sophisticated and highly noteworthy lesson I have collected by Marie Forlio – the next generation of Operah Winfrey. There are some ironically funny experience I have obtained by this approach, the splendid thoughts for my writing come accidentally when I am biking on the road, I am at the gym in the middle of the Zumba class. Or even hysterically when I am on the train with my laptop and keep tying down my self-assessed valuable words which I have just luckily got, and at the moment the train stops, my fingers and my mind just like have been authorized to pause as well. And when the train is driving again, so do my body-working-tools (from head to toe lol).
I have noticed that the moment the ideas are granted wildly like this, you just love to make it in piece of writing in no time. Nevertheless, believe me, calm down and breath slowly and enjoy the taste of satisfaction just a second. Then you certainly are able to create the most unbelievable words.
There is another sincerely recommended method of which I have been making use, is so-called mixed-emoties-smoothie. It is made of a good rest – usually after I had a tight sleep, surfing my favorite blogs or my own previous products (-.@). Next this mixture is combined with a jungle of music which I often got from my best friend, she had just thrown them into me and said listen lol ( such a command but helpful sometimes l0l). Then I guess it can be done, or else you can either use in combination with a cup of mild coffee ( depends on your coffee-comsuming level- since I can be got hype by coffee, latte is preferable) or it can be replaced by tea or whatever drinks you would enjoy most. oh plus if the weather is amazingly awesome like today with sunshine, it would definitely be ideal smoothie to give a try 😉11825101_868126293257688_4582552408597660002_n
p.s: I have been blocked out times, hence I’d like to share this, hope it’ll help, love to hear from you! Truly, this wrote down by the odds of chasing around the best which would be delighted to write. I had not reckoned it would go to this topic, but so glad whenever there is a writing finished (*-*)


  • At the bottom of every single oversea student’s heart, I do believe they would love to contribute knowledge they have learnt to make the world a bit better or specifically their own country, city. They surely have big heart, decent behavior and knowledgable head, which makes them of course strong believers.
  • However, life is not as easy as one can say or let me rephrase, life is not as theoretically difficult as the books would describe. it is just out of our imagination. Perhaps, according to positive thinking, it can be considered as one of the considerably exciting parts in our life’s journey. All weapons we need to face these challenge is just simply “believe”.
  •  Believe in yourself, you are an unique human being, who is smart enough to realize that life is tough at times, and luck is just mistakenly not by your side this time. For sure, you know that this experience definitely helps you to grow up more, plus makes the people who you love and love you more proud of the- by- far- better- human- being who you are going to be soon.
  •  Believe in life again, you are not Chris Pine in “Just my luck” movie. Everyone has at least more than 2 times of being agonized or tortured by our life. At least you are still able to chew out the unpleasant sorrow by surfing through my blog ( just kidding lol) . I would be so glad if it helps. Honestly, you could not imagine how sore uncertain my situation is right now. Just right back after a three-week vacation in my home country, Vietnam, I came back to the Netherlands, where I have been studying my  bachelor. I was scammed by the landlord, my 800 euro had been gone ( I’ll write in next blog for more detail of this horrible fraud by renting the room abroad). I still have not got my internship while the university’s deadline is coming way too soon. Never had I been in this horrible case, no place to stay, no real purpose for the next chapter of life and studies. My life has seemed to be stuck forever.
  • Things are for sure getting better, dear my readers, my supposed believers ( I trust you are). Some true friends have helped me out, sincerely I am grateful for having them by my side. And my parents, family have been always giving support borderless-ly. I am reporting to the police about the scam tomorrow. I am getting an internship call by this afternoon. There is always a way, my dear reader!