Monday, 27 August 2012

It's Been A While

By now, I've had plenty of amazing and not-so-amazing meals out, am married and haven't cooked all that much as I just didn't feel like it.

HOWEVER, since last week, I've started cooking again. We still have McDonald's once a week but that beats unhealthy daily take-aways. You know what's funny, despite the McDonald's, KFCs, snack bars and what-not, I didn't put on a single kilo hahaha but for all I know, my arteries are hopelessly clogged.

Dinners last week:

Monday: Barbecue with shrimps, lamb, pork and chicken
Tuesday: Chinese Take-away
Wednesday: Lamb chops (from the same organic butcher), potatoes and a salad
Thursday: Thai Fried Rice
Friday: Really amazing rib-eye steaks from the organic butcher with bread and a salad
Saturday: Macaroni & Cheese (with cauliflower so we can pretend it's healthy)
Sunday: McDonald's ;)

This week:

Today: Baked Chilli & Bean Pasta
Tomorrow: Probably an aubergine mince stir-fry with rice
Wednesday: Probably a veggie lasagna
Thursday: Dinner at a 2-star Michelin restaurant YUMMY!
Other days: will decide later!

I am enjoying not HAVING to do anything and I LOVE living in the center- within a 3 minute or less walk, I have 3 butchers (1 organic-expensive but good-, 1 halal and 1 normal), a green grocer, 2 supermarkets, 1 organic supermarket, a cheese shop, a bakery, a florist, a wine store etc. Love it!


CYNTHIA said...

hello! i met your blog somewhere in :) nice details u got there though. hows life in NL recently? I actually got a Dutch boyf for 3 years, and I plan to go there after I am graduating next year. But what I am worrying is the visa/residential permits there. You are still a student there, right? :3

dont mind my English!! :P

Seri Nyonya said...

Hi Cynthia,

It is not that difficult to get a residence permit. As long as you fulfil the requirements (main one being your bf has a min. 1 year contract + minimum income+ you have to pass the simple integration exam abroad), it's pretty much automatically a yes.

Yes, I am a student but my visa is based on partnership.

Feel free to send me an email if you have more questions.

CYNTHIA said...

Thank you so much for your replies hun! :) Whats ur email btw? :)

Ah yes, thats what he told me either about the income/dutch test and lots of procedure and such that I forgot lol. But currently he is studying as a teacher in Breda and he's graduating in 2014 while me myself its next year. I am a student nurse actually from Malaysia and I planned to go to NL after my graduation if they employ me ( his mom was a Dutch teacher in an old folks home and she recommended me to work there but there's still uncertainties of course.) I couldnt work straight away to a hospital of course as my Diploma Level does not "sync" with the Dutch level's of education I think (heard from my lecturers it sames goes to UK and Aus too) so I gotta start from bottom which I dont really mind.

I see,how long for you to be graduated in NL then? :P and dont mind me, which part of NL are you staying? Just wanna know hahaha :3 oh and also, what do they usually ask in the Dutch Test? Did u take it in the Dutch embassy in Msia or in NL? :)

Thankkkk youuu so much! ^_^

seri nyonya said...

my email address is deliciouslylekker at yahoo dot com