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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Byebye 2008, Welcome 2009!

Yes, its the last day of 2008. Are you all ready for the new year to come? 2009 is fast approaching now. A new year, a new start, a new life.
Hope everyone will celebrate their New Year with lots of joy and abundance. Hope you all will have a healthy, blessfull, happy 2009 to come.

For us, we are waiting for the new member of the family this year, our baby girl. We are all excited to see her cry, laugh, smile and make her Papa mad..hehe
I will try my best to be a best mom to her.

Again, Gelukkig Niuewjaar Allemaal!!!
Tot zo...

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Oliebollen



Oliebollen is a traditional food for dutch people. They usually eat this during New Year's eve and during funfairs. It is sometimes called Dutch Donut in english. The dough is made up of flour, eggs, yeast, salt, milk, baking powder and raisins or apple slices. They will cook it in a hot wok or deep fryer until golden brown. And it is serve with powdered sugar.

I tried my first Oliebollen last month when we bought it in the bakery. It taste like donut with raisins. It is yummy. This coming New Year's Eve, my Parents-in-law will make Oliebollen. Im sure it will be yummy!

Discount coupon codes

Shopping is girls best friend. I love to shop a lot specially my shoes. It is my hobby even Hubby doesn't like it. Nowadays I don't have time to go out and shop. I am so busy with school, house, my coming baby and hubby, so internet shopping is the best option for me. Good that internet is available twenty four hours a day, everywhere, we can shop and choose the things we like without any hassle.
A lot thinks that shopping in the internet is expensive but I found Findsavings.com which is giving Discount Codes to all. YES you read it right. Shopping will never be good without having discounts. I love to shop and save money at the same time.
One of my favorite shoe shop is the Famous Footware. It is mom's or ladies who are fashion-value minded but with latest styles. Their discount coupon code is :1208798 that is for every $100 purchase you will get $20 off. There are still lots of coupon codes on Famous Footware store.

They have different discount codes for every store you want. From apparel to sporting goods, from foods to Family things and a lot more. What you need to do is visit there site and save money while you shop!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Prettige Kerstdagen!!!

Prettige Kerstdagen Allemaal!!! (dutch for Merry Christmas Everyone)
Today is the time of the year our dear Jesus is born. It is the time of parties too..hehe..
In Netherlands, they are celebrating Christmas on the 25th and 26th of december. Yes 2 days!!! They will prepare gourmet (its a meat you will cook in oil in the middle of the table while you are eating), Gebak (Cake), wines and some other typical dutch foods. Its my first Christmas here with Hubby's family. It's a bit lonely because I can't be with my parents but that's life right?

Enjoy your holiday Everyone!!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Been busy

I was really busy in the past days. Hubby has flu. I am not feeling well too. I am under observation with my UTI. The midwife told me that I have to go to the doctor right away because UTI can cause early delivery. I don't want to risk my baby's life.
Second is, Christmas is coming. My in-laws will have Christmas with us so I have to prepare some foods too.

Prettige Kerstdagen en een Gelukkig Niewjaar!!! (dutch for Merry Christmas and Happy New Year)

Wish you all the best this holiday season and more blessings for the coming 2009!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

You Got me on the spot!

I love this Tag Flor. Thank you!!
When I was checking my blog, I saw your message and read your post about this tag. I was preparing dinner at that time. I took this pic right away. Even I was busy at the kitchen I still managed to do multi tasking. Blogging, taking pic and preparing food. hehe..
Here is my on the spot pic.







Here are the rules:

1. Take a picture of yourself right NOW!.

2. DON'T change your clothes, DON'T fix your hair... Just take a picture.

3. Post that picture with NO editing.

4. Post these instruction with your picture.

5. Tag 10 people to do this.

I want to tag this to Dolly, Te Gigi, bevs, Joy, Mimi, Yen, Tricia, Raquel, Marikit and Madz.. Show us your on the spot pic girls!!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

MVV Application for a dutch Wife

To all the Filipina/Filipino who are married to a dutch man/woman and planning to apply for the MVV. All you need to do are:

  • After marriage, wait for the Marriage Certificate from NSO (National Statistics Office). In my case, it took 21 working days before I got it.
  • Go to DFA main office in Authentication Department for the Red Ribbon. I suggest you to authenticate 2 Marriage contracts and 1 Birth Certificate. It will take 5 working days before you will get your papers back.
  • Go to the Netherlands Embassy or Cebu consulate for the Legalization of papers. Check in Netherlands Embassy website for the payment. It is on the Tarrif Section. It will take 5 working days.
  • When you got the papers, send it to your husband/wife in Netherlands for the Gemeente (City hall) Registration. It will take 8 weeks to be fully registered because Gemeente will send it to IND and the Politie (police) and check if the marriage is real. They will make some few investigations.
  • Take the Basis Examen in Netherlands Embassy Manila. (Click the Home to see about the Exam and procedures).
  • You can apply right away your MVV in the Netherlands Embassy Manila and it wil take 3 months before the result.
  • OR you can file advice in IND for more secure result. It is a free paper checking and you will get result after 4-5 weeks. If it is a positive advice, you can get your MVV after 5 days or 14 days if you will take D+C visa.

Hope this clears your questions. Goodluck! Just leave me a message for more questions or read my other posts.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

TaalMarkt in Landstede Harderwijk

Yesterday was the scheduled taalMarkt in preparation for the Inburgering examen. The said activity is so important for allthe students. We had our taalmarkt at Landstede Harderwijk. Each of the student will be given envelopes with their names and class level. I am A1-A2 Level. You need to talk with the teachers in dutch with some situations and you have to answer them. It was a little hard for me. After 3 situations, you can go to the other room for the reading and writing skills. I finished the reading in writing in just 10 minutes, quite easy for me. I was all finished by 10:30 am.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

annoying phone calls

I really hate those people who are doing prank calls. Have you tired recieving those kind of calls too? It is so annoying right? Good that Phone Number Lookup is made. You ca find the person by just his or her phone number. It is very helpful for this situations. You can do reverse phone look up which ables you to know who was your caller with their name and address. An take note, it only takes seconds! If you are bothered with a caller now visit nationwidephonelookup.com and search his identities!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Congratulations!

I want to congratulate my friends who had an approved MVV in Netherlands, specially Yen and Maricel. The've been very nervous on their application but God is so Good.
In every trial in our lives there is always something good in return. I had been very worried before that I might not pass the exam and be here with my hubby, but now I am living with him happily. So to all of you who are still in the first stage, do not lose hope, I did it so you all can make it too!
Goodluck!

Friday, December 5, 2008

cheap phone cards for calling Back home

Being away from home and my parents is not easy. I am calling home once a week to check them on how they are doing. It is really expensive. I wanted to call them everyday but calling in Philippines everyday will really cost me a furtune. Specially now that we need to save for our baby.
I am so lucky to found Getmecallingcards.com phone cards. I saved a lot of money. Now I can call as long as I want and anytime. I would love to share this to all my friends away from home. Call your family now with an affordable phone cards.

was Home early yesterday!

Fever and flu is really common in Netherlands this month. The weather is really cold. Yesterday, I went to school and found out that the teacher was not there because he was sick. With these weather, we need to drink lots of fluids and eat healthy so our immune system can sweep away the unwanted fever and flu!

Hope our teacher is okay today, I still have to call the school if we have class today.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

credit counseling

Nowadays debt consolidation is so common to all people worldwide. People today has more than one debt because they don't know how to spend their money in a right way. They keep on buying unwanted things.

Nowgetloan.com offers debt consolidation help for those kind of people. Credit counseling on how to use your money in a right way and insuring your protection from other debts or third parties. They will make it a point that you will not struggle in the end. That you will be debt free with your own house and money!

What are you waiting for? Go click now!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Learn dutch!

Our teacher gave me a site where I can learn some dutch words. It is really a nice site for those who wanted to learn dutch easily. It is Taalklas. It will really help you a lot specially when you are going to take the Basic Examen in Netherlands. Hope this will help you!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

debt consolidation

I believe that no one in this world today that has no debt. It is a part of one's life now. We need some extra money sometimes to buy necessary things but sometimes we are too much over to our limits. We use our credit cards too much which will leave us having too much credit card debt.

Good that debt consolidation is here to help us. They will help us take all away our debts, pay low monthly payments and make us free of it. You can apply online and make the difference of your life. It will reduce your debt up to fifty percent, think how much you saved for it, Thousands right?
Avoid bankruptcy now! Visit their site and be debt free!

basic Dutch

I will teach you some basic words in Dutch. The basicwords we are saying everyday.

Good Morning- Goedemorgen
Good afternoon- Goedemiddag
Good evening- Goedenavond
Hello- Hallo
Hi- Hoi
Goodbye- Tot Ziens
Thank you- Dank u wel or Dank je wel
Thanks- Bedankt, Dankje
Bye- Doei
Dog- Hond
Cat- Kat
Chicken- Kip
Plants- Bloemen
Car- Auto
People- Mensen
Woman- Vrouw
Man- Man

Sentences.
I am Jenny- Ik ben Jenny or Ik heet Jenny.
I came from Philippines- Ik komt uit Filippijnen.
My husband is Eric.- Mijn man naam is Eric.
Where do you live?- Waar woon je?

Hope you have learn little dutch words. I will post more next time!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Quick and Fast loan

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If you have immediate problems that needs immediate money, no worries now. You don't need to go in different companies and apply for a loan and get denied afterwards or look for some family members that will lend you quick cash. Now, it is just a click away. You can apply through your computer in just minutes and get the approval as short as one hour without credit histories needed. Grab this opportunity now!

So if you are looking for a quick money, chaffer on their site and get the money you need in just a click!

Learn dutch

Dutch is really hard. It is a combination of english and german. For me, reading and writing is easy, but when it comes to talking. It's so hard for me to understand. Most specially when they talk fast. I need to catch up word to word. But I am doing better in school these days. This morning I answered all the school work perfectly. It is not bad for a new comer like me. Hope I will continue to learn and understand dutch. Next time I will share you some free online dutch courses.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Sinterklaas is coming to town!

Netherlands has different celebration of Christmas. Every first week of december there is a SINTERKLAAS coming over for the kids. This is the time too that people will give gifts to each other and specially to the kids. I have two neices and a nephew.

Im still thinking of gifts for them. But now I saw a website that offers gift ideas for kids. Like Cheap toys and nice new Gadgets. I am so sure the Kids will love it! It does not need to be expensive. What matters most is the happiness I will see on their faces after they recieve my gifts. It will be a very feeling deep inside. So I will be getting each one of them one of these days.

Save buckets really made our Christmas easier. It is just an order away over the internet while you are at home. Christmas is really a time of giving and sharing! Visit them now and buy your gifts.

No School today!

I was awake so early today because it's monday and I have to go to school. After I ate my breakfast, I heared the phone rang, so I picked it up. It was from school telling me that the teacher is sick so school is canceled for today. I was happy because it is so cold outside, it is snowing and freezing. Hope the weather will be better tomorrow so as our teacher!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Unwanted Calls

I received an unwanted call from my phone last week. I don't know who was she. All she ask was If I am Jen, and I said, Yes, I told her my complete name. She said, She has different name. So I asked her, where did you get my number then? She didn't reply and cut off the call. So I tried to call and text her back but she's not answering. I was really confused who was that and why she called me.

I searched her number over the net and found a good site which you can report unwanted calls from unwanted numbers. Phone Number Reporting is a good way to know what the caller wants on you because there are lots of same numbers calling on each one of us. Maybe those numbers are from scammers. Better be safe than sorry.

So if you receive calls from number you don't know, search it on their site!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Cute Blogger Award!

Thank you for this cute funny Tag Flor. I really enjoyed it. It's so fun to share something about ourselves to our co bloggers and readers. Hope you will enjoy it :).

Here are the rules:
1. Each blogger must post this rules
2. Each blogger starts with ten random facts/habits about themselves
3. Blogger that are tagged need to write ten facts of themselves. You need to choose ten people to get tagged and list their names.
4. Don’t forget to live them comment telling them they've been tagged and to read your blog.

Now here are my ten Random facts about me:
1. I really want to go to my dream places, Paris and Hawaii.
2. I am pregnant with a baby girl. I got her name in a cigarette brand (lol). But for now it is still a secret.
3. I love to fart..hahaha. I just can't help it, it's just bursting out from my behind..lol
4. I can be mean sometimes.
5. I am a happy person.
6. When I and hubby are fighting, it will just take 30 minutes to 1 hour and we are laughing already. Sound's crazy right? hehe.
7. I miss my family, Philippines and the foods!
8. I want to travel all around Philippines! See all the beautiful places there.
9. I love to tease and tickle my hubby but when he is doing it on me, I always gets pissed.
10. I love to cook! Cooking is my passion!

I am tagging this to Dolly, Ellen, Jaja, Vicy and Lorlyn. You will enjoy this girls, so grab it now!

Thank you and Sorry

Thank you for all the co-blogger who keep on visiting my page even I was not updating.
Sorry for not updating my blog often. I have been really busy in the past days, after school, I still have to cook for us, clean the house and do my homework. Im was so busy and I will be very busy in the coming months. Especially when the baby is here! I will try my best to update my blog from time to time.
God bless us All always!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

First day in School

I was out of bed around 7 am to get ready on going to school. It is my first day.
Hubby dropped me off around 8:45, classes starts at 9:15 AM.
Our teacher is so nice, She explains so slow so we can understand. This day, we are talking about the time, how to say it in dutch and how to write it. It was not that hard for me. I already know how to say and write it. Some makes it hard because they don't know how to write the Roman alphabets. They are using the Arabic, mostly are muslims.
Hope I will learn fast so I can finish it within a year!

Monday, November 10, 2008

School time!

At last, we recieved the mail from Landstede that I can start going to school tomorrow. I have a daily schedule of 3 and half hours. I am so excited to learn dutch! Hope everything will be fine. Hope I will learn fast.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

is the Civic exam in Netherlands still required?

A friend told me that the Civic Exam in Netherlands is no longer required next year. It's a good news for all the new couples out there. For me, that would be great too, because when you arrived here in holland, you are required to take a dutch language course for 1 or 2 years, depending in your ability to catch up.

I read one article in IND website about this issue.


"On 15 July 2008, Amsterdam District Court ruled that a Moroccan woman who wishes to live with her husband in the Netherlands will not be required to first pass the civic integration examination in her country of origin. According to the judge, there is no basis for this requirement in the Aliens Act 2000.The State Secretary of Justice has appealed the court's decision.In the meantime, the current policy remains unchanged and the requirement to pass the civic integration examination abroad in order to obtain a provisional residence permit for family reunification still applies.We will of course keep you informed in the event of any changes in this regard."

Hopefully it will change next year.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

still waiting!

I have posted last week about the mail from the gementee (city hall) about the dutch language course. And until now, we still did not recieve anything from the Landstede (school). I am still waiting for them. I really want to go to school now, because by january or february, I will be out due to my pregnancy. My due date will be March 30. So I have to be at home 8 weeks before due date.
Im so tired on waiting!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

At last!

At last, we recieved the letter from Gementee(city hall) that I can start my dutch language course soon. I have been waiting for this in 2 months now. I wanted to learn dutch so that I can communicate to the people here. Mostly of then don't know how to speak english, so it is so hard for me.
All I need now is to wait for the letter from Landstede (school) on when can I start.
Hope it will be here soon!

Monday, October 27, 2008

sick

I am sick since friday. I have fever and flu. I can't blog for now because I feel dizzy always. I need to rest and be well. Hope I will be okay soon.
Thank you for all who are visiting my blog.
God bless!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Belastingdienst

Belastingdienst is a the dutch goverment tax company. For Dutch wifes who are staying at home or no work, they can get monthly income or pay from the goverment.
A friend of mine told me about it. We applied right away after I got my residence permit. Now I am recieving more than €2000 a year or more than €200.00 every month. They are dividing it into monthly basis.

As of now, I am recieving €418.00 a month because when we filled up, it was 5 months left, so they divided it into 5 from the yearly income. But by January it will be back into €200. That is better than nothing.

To all the dutch wives who don't have work, tell your husbands to fill up the form online, just search for the belastingdienst word.

Infrared Saunas

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This Infrared Sauna are very affordable yet usefull. Safety is not an issue either, they are certified in all continents. This Saunas are good for your whole family. Why pay on expensive sauna parlors wherein you can bring the comfort in your home with the great value.
Chaffer their site now to get your own sauna.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

doubled 20 days!

Our internet, Television and telephone connection just got back today. The 20 days has become 40 days! The company had made mistakes on the dates, that's why it happened. It was like hell without everything in more than a month!
But I am back now, so I will be updating my blog every now and then. Thank you for visiting my blog even I was not here.
Dag Alleemal! (Good day Everyone)

NFL TV package for hubby!

My husband loves to watch NFL TV. He is really addicted to it. Sometimes he will just shout while watching, when I checked what happened, the connection was off. He will have a bad following week just because of that. It pisses him off when he can't continue watching the game because of bad coverage.

This Christmas I am thinking of giving him a nice gift. I found a Direct TV NFL Sunday Ticket on the net. So I think that would be a nice gift, An NFL TV Package! I am so sure he will jump, hug and kiss me for happiness on that! I want to pamper him on his way of relaxing after the tiring week of work.

DirectTV offers all kinds of TV channels for you. They will bring it in your own home while you are relaxing from your tired day. Im sure I will enjoy the channels too. So look their website now and get your own subscription.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

out for 20 days!!

I can't be online for 20 days!!! Starting tomorrow our internet connection will be out until Oct. 10, 2008. We will be transfering to a new house. Please leave me a message if you have questions. Or leave it as comments in this post. Thank you!!!
See you again on Oct. 10!!!

DAG everyone!!!

Friday, September 12, 2008

CFO..

Every Filipina/Filipino that are married to foreigner or planning to work in other countries should take the CFO counseling seminar. CFO means Commision of Filipino Overseas. They are guiding filipinoes everywhere in the world. If something will happen or you will have some problems with your husband, you can contact them and they will help you do something about it.

Before going out in Philippines, the Airport authorities are checking the sticker in your passport. If you dont have this sticker, then you can't go out in Philippines. They will give you the sticker if you already have your visa.

You can have the seminar in Cebu or Manila. Check their website for more informations. Click here.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Homesick, how to cope up with it?

Everybody of us feels that everytime we are away from the place and people we used to lived with. The feeling of longing is often accompanied by anxiety and depression. This might occur from mild to severe.

Living in different place is so new to me. I feel sad everytime I remember my family and my country. I wanted to cry and cry. I'm not used of being away from them. I choosed this path of my life and I have to deal with it.

We always ask how to cope up with it. I know it is so hard. I found this one over the internet. Hope it will help you all who are experiencing Homesick and will be experiencing it soon.

Once separated from home, children and adults report that the most effective ways of coping include:

  • Keeping a positive attitude
  • Maintaining contact with home, through letters (traditional or electronic)
  • Activity
  • Communication
  • Enjoying what's different about the novel environment
  • Bringing a "transitional object" (something special from home)

Sunday, September 7, 2008

International Package Forwarding

Shopping is a girl's best friend. Anywhere we are, we always want to shop and shop. Some considers it as a hobby or addiction! Talking about myself, I consider it as a hobby , well even my Hubby hates my Hobby, I still do it.Everytime we go to the mall, I look on the sale Items. I love to shop and save at the same time. When I open the computer, I always look on online shoppings and on how to save. There are times I wanted to buy some USA only stuffs, but how? I know shipping will kill me. It will cost me as much as the price of what I bought. I found a website that makes me worries no more!

MyUS.com website offers an International Package Forwarding Service that is available anywhere you are in the WORLD. Yes! You read it right! You can save up to 70% of shipping it to your own country. All you need to do is sign up an account, there is a trial membership available too. Look for the online magazine or catalogues and ship it to your home address!

Easy right? Visit their website now and start shopping right away!


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why Dutch Language course is Important?

Dutch is the basic language in Netherlands. Every foreigner that have decided to live here in Netherlands for good should take the dutch language course. In this way, you are able to communicate to the people around you. You will learn how dutch people talk and work.
You will take an exam to determine whether you have sufficient knowledge of the Dutch language. This is called the integration examination: when you pass the exam you speak sufficient Dutch to take part in Dutch society.

The Gemeente or City hall will pay your dutch course including the travel expenses. That is a relief for us because if you pay it alone, it will cost you €4600 and travel expenses. It is very expensive. When you are in Netherlands, go to the city hall and talk with the incharge. They will interview you and make an appointment at school.

After taking the course, you will have an Integration Examination for your dutch Citizenship. If you will not pass that exam, they will not approve your citizenship.
The Inburgeren website is ready to answer your questions.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Famous Wooden Shoes of Netherlands


Netherlands is known in the world because of their WOODEN SHOES or KLOMPEN (in dutch). The traditional, all wooden, Dutch clogs have been officially labelled as safety shoes, passing European standards for the CE mark with flying colours. Today, Dutch clogs are available in many tourist shops. Wearing clogs is considered to be healthy for the feet. Dutch are still wearing it during winter. I want to get a pair soon too. hehehe!

Successors of the Throne







Prince Willem-Alexander, as the eldest child of Queen Beatrix, is first in line of succession to the throne. Since his mother’s investiture on 30 April 1980, he has borne the title Prince of Orange, which has been held by the heir to the throne since 1815. The Prince is married to Princess Máxima. They have three daughters, Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane.













Princess Máxima was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 17 May 1971 as Máxima Zorreguieta.
She is the daughter of Jorge Horacio Zorreguieta and María del Carmen Cerruti de Zorreguieta. She has two brothers, one sister and three half-sisters. Princess Máxima grew up in Buenos Aires.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

The Netherlands!



The Kingdom of the Netherlands consists of three parts: the Netherlands in Western Europe and the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba in the Caribbean. The Netherlands proper has a surface area of 41,526 square kilometres. It is flanked to the north and west by the North Sea, to the east by Germany and to the south by Belgium.
The Netherlands is very flat and nearly a quarter of its area is below sea level. This is where the Netherlands gets its name ("nether" which means low), though the name Holland is frequently used. Strictly speaking, this name refers to the two western coastal provinces, North and South Holland, which played an important role in the country`s history.
The country`s location near the sea also influences its climate. The average temperature is 17 degrees Celsius in summer, and two degrees Celsius in the winter. On average, 760mm of rain falls each year, fairly evenly distributed over the seasons.
The soil in the south and east of the country, where the landscape alternates between woodland and health, mainly consists of sand and gravel. The soil in the west and the north mainly consists of clay and peat. The landscape in this region which is criss-crossed by countless rivers and canals, is made up mainly of polders, such as reclaimed land, protected from flooding by dikes.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

The Dutch Royal Queen



Queen Beatrix succeeded her mother as Queen of the Netherlands in 1980. From that date, Her Majesty formed part of the government. The Queen was married to Prince Claus. They had three sons: Prince Willem-Alexander, Prince Friso and Prince Constantijn. The eldest, Prince Willem-Alexander – the Prince of Orange – will succeed her.
The Netherlands is a constitutional monarchy: the position of the monarch is laid down in the Constitution. The monarch is the Dutch head of state and, together with the ministers, makes up the government. Queen Beatrix has been the head of state of the Kingdom of the Netherlands since 1980.
For more informations go to The Royal Dutch House website.

Address of Netherlands Embassy in PHILIPPINES

To all who are looking for the address of The Netherlands Embassy in Philippines. It is in
26th Floor
Equitable PCI bank Tower
8751 Paseo de Roxas,
Makati City, Metro Manila
Philippines
To all the Visa Applicants, you can call this number from 9:00am-12:00nn Mon.-Fri.:
+63 2 786 6655
or Fax:
+63 2 786 6644
Visa applicants can check the status of the visa by calling the Consular section from 2-3 pm Mon.-Thurs..

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

at Last!!

I am not posting anything in this blog in the past days because I was purchasing it through blogger. Unfortunately, it doesn't work. I just wasted 10$. I bought another Domain again from GoDaddy yesterday and now it is all mine!!! hehehe..
Thank you for the poeple who keep on visiting me here.
For all the MVV, Exam and Visa searchers, thank you for using my blog as your information. Hope I have helped you all. If you have any questions, just leave it in the chatbox and I will email you right away.
Have a nice day all!!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Seafoods on the go!

Me and Hubby always love seafoods. I found a site that features the greatest American Seafood cook off in USA. A recipe gets me and hubby's attention. It is made by Chef John Currence from the State of Mississippi. He called it, "Mississipi Redfish Courtboullion with Seafood Dirty Rice". We love rice and seafoods. This recipe is a perfect combination for us. I will surely make this one of this days. I already downloaded the recipe.

Seafoods are good for us. Asian countries are eating this mostly everyday. According to the research it lessen the risk of having cancer and other diseases. Nowadays, people have come to realize the importance of seafoods in our diet. Various studies and researches have proved that the best sources of good fats, vitamins, and minerals to promote good health can actually be found on different seafoods.

So make the best seafood recipe now. Chaffer thier site now and taste the great american seafood cook off.


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Thursday, August 28, 2008

She would change him forever!

"She didn't belong. She was misunderstood. And she would change him forever."
That is a famous tagline from the award winning movie "A walk to Remember" wayback in 2002. I really liked that movie a lot, I think I watched it for 5 times! It is such a nice love story of Landon Carter and Jaime Sullivan. In real life, those re Shane West and Mandy Moore. They are such a cute pair. You can always use that tagline in your own life's love story. Im sure there are so many out there who can relate in this.

I found a nice site to play taglines! It is the VO5 Ultimate Flirting Championship Extreme Style by VO5 . I was enjoying playing with it. It is so fun and cool. You can play with the classic lines you have and use it to win! I will diffinitely play again in there.

Go at the site now and play. You will really love it as how I did.


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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Brillante Weblog

Thank you Yen for this tag. Thank you for the message about my blog.
Here are the rules for passing on the award:

1. Put the logo on your Blog
2. Add a link to the person who awarded you.
3. Nominate at least 7 blogs.
4. Add links to those Blogs on your blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominee on your blog.
And I am passing this to the following:
  1. To Maricel for having such a nice blog.
  2. To flor being a good friend and having a nice photography blog.
  3. To Joy for being a good blogging friend, a strong wife and a mother.
  4. To Madz for having a nice blog and being proud of where she came from.
  5. To Lorlyn because she has been a very good friend to us.
  6. To Te Gigi for teaching me about this blogging world, sharing me her ideas and insights and for being a good online friend.
  7. Lastly to Lara for visiting my blog often.. hehehe..

Enjoy your blogging!

Tourist Visa in Netherlands

Tourist Visa in netherlands will take 1-2 months of processing. You can stay for 3 months.

What conditions must the tourist meet?
Philippines has a visa requirement. If the tourist wants to apply for a tourist visa for a maximum of 3 months, he must meet the following conditions and have the following documents:

  • he or she must have a valid passport
  • he or she must not constitute a risk to public order, national security or the international relations of one of the countries of the Schengen territory
  • he or she must have sufficient funds
  • he or she must have medical travel insurance
  • he or she must provide evidence of his or her travel objective
  • he or she must not be wanted by the Netherlands or one of the other Schengen countries
  • if he or she is travelling to the Netherlands for medical treatment, he or she must be able to prove that the Netherlands is the most appropriate country for this medical treatment.

This was taken from IND website.

Travel Insurance

If you are applying for a visa in Netherlands. You need to get a travel insurance for your stay in here. It should be valid for 3-4 months. You can get your travel insurance in OOM. You can choose in the choices they have. You can apply for it online.
Just check the site now.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

city of Elburg!


ELBURG is a small city in Eastern Netherlands. The picture above is the Vischpoort (fishport). Elburg is near the water and beaches. It is a quiet and nice city. Became a city in 12th century. Every year, there are lots of foreigner visiting this city because of its fresh water and fishes.

Hubby is living in this city since he was 2 years old. I am starting to love this city and will difinitely raise my kids in this city.

See you all in Elburg!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Worst Pick up Line

Have you been out and heard a worst pick up line lately?
Because I did. I have been out last week to buy something on the shop nearby. When I was getting some drinks at the rack, I saw this guy coming to me and saying "Hey Girl, What's up? Guess what? It's your lucky day. Out of all the girls here, I picked you to talk to". I was shocked because I don't know him at all. He is tall with this Stylish Hair Extreme Style by VO5. He is so cool with that hair style but I told him, " Sorry, I need to go, my husband is waiting at me on the house. Look for someone who has the same cool hairstyle as you have". I smiled at him and go at the counter to pay. Before I left, I saw him talking to a girl with same cool hairstyle as him.


He can talk with those girls right away because of his cool hair style. So, if you want to talk to the girls you like and have that cool hairstyle, I suggest you to play
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Sunday, August 24, 2008

IND income Requirements for MVV

As of July of 2008, the Income requirements from IND has changed.
You should have this monthly income before you can apply for the MVV for your partner.

Here is the Requirements..

Family Formation:
(Married Couples and Unmarried Cohabiting Couples)
Standard requirement with Holiday Pay: 1.528,04 Euros
Without Holiday Pay : 1.457,75 Euros

Family Reunification:
(Married Couples and Unmarried Cohabiting Couples)
Standard Requirement with Holiday Pay: 1.273,37 Euros
Without Holiday Pay: 1.214,79 Euros

(Single Parents)
Standard with Holiday Pay: 891,36 Euros
Without Holiday Pay: 850,36 Euros

(Single Persons)
Standard with Holiday Pay: 636,69 Euros
Without Holiday Pay: 607,40 Euros

Short Stay Visa:
(For Sponsors)
Standard with Holiday Pay: 1.273,37 Euros
Without Holiday Pay: 1.214,79 Euros

I know someone that applied for IND advice and just 5 euros low on the income, they got denied!

out for football

Yesterday, we are out in the afternoon for a football match. It is Hubby's old team mates. He is not playing anymore because his ankle need to be operated by the end of this week.
It was so cold outside but I wanted to see the match. Dad is the one who is working on the team's paper works, the team's medic and a fan, hehehe..

But it was a bad day for them.. they lost the game, maybe because I was there..lol

Here are some pictures of the match yesterday.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Authentication and Legalisation of papers for visa

If you are applying for a visa in Netherlands, the very first thing you do is Legalised your papers.
Get your papers authenticated in DFA (Department of Foreign Affairs Philippines) Manila Main office, it is in Gate 1, Authentication Section. Asked the guards on where is the counter. You will pay 120 pesos each paper. You can pick up your papers after 5 working days or they can send it to you but you have to pay for it.

When you have your Authenticated papers or Red Ribboned Pappers, you can now go to the embassy or consulate for the legalisation. Prepare 1,680 pesos for each paper. You can pick it up too after 5 working days or they can send it to you via a courier service.

If you have any questions about this, just leave me a message.. thanks!

How to Apply for the Civic Exam?

If you are planning on taking the civic exam in Netherlands, your partner must apply for it online first. There is an application form in IND website. After the application, IND will send you mail with informations on where to pay for it. After they recieve the payment, they will send you another mail on the exam number and your fiancee can call the embassy for an appointment.

Got this one from the IND website.

How do you apply
The fees for the civic integration examination abroad (€350) are paid into the central bank account of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Netherlands. The following payment procedure applies in this respect:

  • In most cases, the candidate who wishes to take the civic integration examination abroad has a sponsor in the Netherlands. Responsibility for payment therefore lies with the sponsor, in principle
  • The sponsor in the Netherlands completes the application form on the IND's website. This form is forwarded to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • A message is automatically sent to the sponsor's e-mail address stating the payment details and a unique reference number
  • The sponsor transfers the examination fee to the account of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by bank transfer. Please note: it is important that the reference number and the name of the candidate are stated!
  • Once the payment has been received, a confirmation of receipt will be sent to the sponsor's e-mail address stating that the candidate may contact the Dutch representation in order to make an appointment.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Soap and Shampoo Tag

Thank you Flor for sharing this tag.. hehehe.. Its a funny one..lol
::Start Copy::

1. You can include in the post a picture of your favorite soap or the sopa you are currently using.
2. Please post this in the blog which you will add in the “blogs that joined.” You can add unlimitted number of blogs as long as this tag is posted there.
3. Please link back to the person who tagged you and pass this tag to many of your friends.
4. If you have more than one blog, please post this to all of your blogs so your other blogs can be listed to the master list too.
5. Remember to come back here at DANCING IN MIDLIFE TUNE (pls. don’t change this link) and leave the exact post url so I can add you to the master list as this is one way to help increase our rankings and improve our Technorati Authority. :)
6. Tag as many friends as you can.

BLOGS THAT JOINED:
Dancing in Midlife Tune - Aeirins Collections - BiznHoney - Kidd Designs - My One DesireEds Mommy Life - Tasteful voyage - All I want is Everything - Dutch-Filipina Relationship

These are some of the soaps we use

~(Photo)

Soap Questions:

1. Favorite Soap: Safeguard white
2. Facial Soap: clerasil
3. Body Soap: Safeguard white
4. Intimate Soap: Femfresh
5. Laundy Soap: Wit Kluer and Wit white
6. Undies Soap: Wit
7. Baby Soap: none so far..lol
8. Favorite Shampoo: wayback in Phil its Pantene but now its Cien
9. Favorite Conditoner: Loreal
10. Baby Shampoo: None so far.. I'll get one soon..hehehe

::End Copy::

I want to share this tag to Ellen, Mae, Raquel, Ruby, tingting and Joy. Thanks!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

trade show displays on sale!

Do you know that Trade Shows, concerts and organizational events are not easy to plan and do. Companies have to watch on every details used, the kinds of materials, the designs, the banners, the truss and etc. They wanted the Show to be perfect for the crowd and a very eye catching on the costumers!

Nowadays, there is an excellent company that making those designs for Trade Show Displays possible. Camelback Displays is a service exhibit house that helps the companies which is planning on trade shows, concerts or organization events. Making those events possible with high class materilas being used with factory prices. Everything you need is here! Just name it! From the truss to the flooring with very low prices. A lot of options and designs they can choose. The truss is the high tech industrial component. Camelback can make it as circular, straight, curve, orbital or collapsible. Safe, portable, durable and install in minutes even without tools!

Companies have to consider the Banner Stands being used too. If it is durable and big. It is the most important thing because it catches the crowd and shows the product pictures or company informations. Camelback banner stands can be installed in just minutes! With different designs like retractable, telescoping, multiform, sail banner and more!

They can provide anything on any theme you want.
So if you are planning on any events, don't think twice!
Go and chaffer thier site now for the things you need!

long distance relationship

After our marriage, Hubby has to go back home and work for us while I am miles away from him. We wanted to have a normal marriage life as couple but because of the country's rules, we can't stay together for more than a year.

Long distance relationship is not as easy as what others think. It is the hardest part of a relationship. There are times that we wanted to hug each other but how? We only communicate through chatting and phone. He visits me in Philippines every after 6 months! Yeah, 6 months! Long days, weeks and months to wait.

We were so happy when we all have the papers and the visa on hand. And now, I am here in Netherlands for 2 months and with a 2 months pregnancy.

All I think of our situation before was worst! So take my Relationship Advice. Trust and love your partner! It is the most powerful thing in this relationship!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Friendship tag




We need friends for many reasons,all throughout the season.We need friends to comfort uswhen we are sad,and to have fun with us when we are glad.We need friends to give us good advice,We need someone we can count on,and treat us nice.We need friends to remember usone we have passedsharing memories that will always last.

Spread the poem of friendship.
1. Everyday Life
2. Words of Love
3. Sheng's Simple Thoughts
4. My Life's Rollercoaster Ride
5. Madz Life's Diary
6. Madz Wedding in Mauritius
7. Proud Pinay
8. Duth-Filipina Relationship
9... YOU


Thank you so much Madz for being a nice blogger friend. Thank you for this tag too.

Friends do come and go, but online friends are always there. Hope Internet will be forever so that we will not lose our communications.

I want to pass this tag to all my online friends. You know who are you.. so grab it now!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Bringing your partner to Netherlands

There are two ways to bring your beloved fiancee/wife to Netherlands.

First is, if you want to rejoin your spouse or partner in the Netherlands. This is called ‘family reunification’. You were already a family when you lived abroad together.

Second is, if you want to live with your spouse or partner in the Netherlands; you have not lived together before. This is called ‘establishing a family’. When you started a relationship or got married, you were already living in the Netherlands. Your spouse or partner was living abroad at this time.
There are specific conditions for this processes.

  • you are married and your marriage has been registered in the Netherlands, in the municipal personal records database [Gemeentelijke Basisadministratie];
  • or you are both unmarried and you are able to prove this with official legalised documents;
  • you are not a danger to public order
  • you are 21 or older. In the case of family reunification, you must be 18 or older;
  • you will live with your spouse or partner as soon as he/she arrives in the Netherlands:-
  • you are intending to run a joint household;- he is going to register himself at the same address as you.
  • he/she is required to take the Civic Integration Examination Abroad (Caution: he/she is exempted from taking the civil integration test if he/she has the American, Australian, Canadian, Japanese, New Zealand or South Korean nationality).
  • you are 21 or older. In the case of family reunification, you must be 18 or older;
  • you enjoy sufficient income in the Netherlands

Check with the embassy site in your country for the documents needed.
Hope I am able to help you.

List of Opposites (tegenstelligen) 2

Here are another list of opposites you need to study and memorize.

zelfstandige naamwoorden

1. achternaam – voornaam
2. alles – niets
3. arm - been
4. begin - einde
5. binnenkant – buitenkant
6. binnenland – buitenland
7. broer – zus8. dag – nacht
9. dames - heren
10. dood – leven
11. dorp – stad
12. geluk – ongeluk
13. hand – voet
14. honger – dorst
15. iemand – niemand
16. iets – niets
17. ingang – uitgang
18. kind – volwassene
19. lawaai – stilte
20. lengte – breedte
21. liefde - haat
22. man – vrouw
23. meneer - mevrouw
24. nacht – dag
25. neef – nicht
26. ochtend – avond
27. onderkant – bovenkant
28. oom – tante
29. oorlog – vrede
30. opa – oma
31. optimist – pessimist
32. ouders - kinderen
33. overwinning – nederlaag
34. succes - mislukking
35. voordeel – nadeel
36. voorjaar – najaar
37. voorkant – achterkant
38. vraag – antwoord
39. vriend – vijand
40. winst – verlies
41. winter - zomer
42. zon – maan
43. zon – schaduw
44. zonsopgang – zonsondergang
45. werkwoorden
46. aandoen – uitdoen****
47. aankleden – uitkleden
48. beginnen – stoppen
49. bekennen – ontkennen
50. branden – blussen*****
51. delen – vermenigvuldigen
52. drijven – zinken
53. eten – drinken
54. geven – krijgen
55. groeien – krimpen
56. inladen – uitladen
57. inpakken – uitpakken
58. komen - gaan
59. kopen – verkopen
60. leven – sterven
61. lukken – mislukken
62. onthouden - vergeten
63. openen – sluiten
64. optellen – aftrekken****
65. praten – zwijgen
66. slagen – zakken****
67. slapen – wakker zijn
68. staan – zitten
69. stijgen - dalen
70. stoppen – doorgaan
71. trouwen - scheiden
72. uitdoen - aandoen
73. vergeten – herinneren
74. verhogen – verlagen
75. verschijnen – verdwijnen
76. vinden – verliezen
77. vriezen – dooien
78. winnen – verliezen
79. zitten – staan

voorzetsels
1. aan - uit
2. achter – voor
3. binnen – buiten
4. boven – beneden
5. boven - onder
6. dichtbij – veraf
7. in – uit
8. op – af
9. op – onder
10. op – in
11. voor - na

The list of Opposites (tegenstellingen) 1

In the Part 2 of the Exam (Language Part) there are questions about the opposites. For all the examinies, please print this and memorize it. This list helped me a lot. This is where i got points.


lijst tegenstellingen (list of Opposites)

1. aangenaam – onaangenaam
2. aanwezig – afwezig
3. aardig – onaardig
4. actief – passief
5. altijd – nooit
6. andere – dezelfde
7. arm – rijk
8. bang – dapper
9. bekend – onbekend
10. beleefd – onbeleefd
11. beter – slechter
12. bewust – onbewust
13. bijna – helemaal
14. bijzonder – gewoon
15. binnen – buiten
16. blij – bedroefd
17. blij – bedroefd
18. bol – hol
19. bot – scherp
20. boven – beneden
21. breed – smal
22. daarna – daarvoor
23. dag – nacht
24. dapper – laf
25. dicht – open
26. dichtbij – veraf
27. diep – ondiep
28. dik – dun
29. dit – dat
30. donker – licht
31. droog – nat
32. druk – stil
33. duur – goedkoop
34. echt – onecht
35. eenvoudig – ingewikkeld
36. eerlijk – oneerlijk
37. eerste – laatste
38. ergens – nergens
39. even – oneven
40. expres – per ongeluk
41. fijn – grof
42. gebruikt - ongebruikt
43. geduldig – ongeduldig
44. gekreukeld – gestreken
45. gelijk – ongelijk
46. geschikt – ongeschikt
47. gewoon – ongewoon
48. gezond – ongezond
49. gierig – gul
50. glad – stroef
51. glanzend – dof
52. goed – fout
53. goed – slecht
54. goedkoop – duur
55. groot – klein
56. haat – liefde
57. half – heel
58. handig – onhandig
59. hard – zacht
60. heel – stuk
61. heen - terug
62. heet – koud
63. helder – troebel
64. hier – daar
65. hierna – hiervoor
66. hoog – laag
67. horizontaal – verticaal
68. houden van – haten
69. iets – niets
70. interessant – saai
71. ja - nee
72. jong – oud7
3. juist – onjuist
74. kapot - heel
75. klein – groot
76. knap – dom
77. kort - lang
78. koud – warm
79. laag – hoog
80. langzaam – snel
81. later – vroeger
82. leeg – vol
83. lekker – vies
84. lelijk – mooi
85. leuk – vervelend
86. levend – dood
87. licht – donker
88. licht – zwaar
89. links - rechts
90. los – vast
91. lui – ijverig
92. makkelijk – moeilijk
93. mals – taai
94. mannelijk – vrouwelijk
95. maximaal – minimaal
96. meer – minder
97. meest – minst
98. min – plus
99. modern – ouderwets
100. moeilijk – makkelijk
101. mogelijk – onmogelijk
102. mooi – lelijk
103. nacht – dag
104. nat – droog
105. netjes – rommelig
106. niet – wel
107. nieuw – oud
108. nodig – onnodig
109. nooit – altijd
110. noord – zuid
111. normaal – abnormaal
112. nu - later
113. nu – straks
114. nuttig – nutteloos
115. omhoog – omlaag
116. oost – west
117. op tijd – te laat
118. open – dicht
119. openbaar – privé
120. opgeblazen – leeggelopen
121. oud – jong
122. oud – nieuw
123. overdag – 's nachts
124. plus – min
125. precies – ongeveer
126. raak – mis
127. recht – krom
128. recht – schuin
129. rond – vierkant
130. samen – alleen
131. schaars – overvloedig
132. scherp – bot
133. schoon – vuil
134. schuldig – onschuldig
135. slap – stijf
136. slim – dom
137. slordig – netjes
138. smakelijk – onsmakelijk
139. smal – breed
140. soms – altijd
141. sterk – zwak
142. stout – lief
143. strak – los
144. tam – wild
145. toekomst – verleden
146. vandaag – morgen
147. veel – weinig
148. verdrietig – blij
149. verleden – toekomst
150. vers – bedorven
151. verstandig – onverstandig
152. vet – mager
153. vlug – langzaam
154. vol – leeg
155. voor – tegen
156. voorzichtig – onvoorzichtig
157. vorige – volgende
158. vriendelijk – onvriendelijk
159. vroeg – laat
160. vroeger – later
161. vuil – schoon
162. waarschijnlijk – onwaarschijnlijk*****
163. warm - koud
164. weinig – veel
165. wijd – nauw
166. wijs – onwijs
167. zacht – hard
168. zeker – onzeker
169. zichtbaar – onzichtbaar
170. ziek – gezond
171. zoet – zuur
172. zon – maandag
173. zwaar – licht
174. zwak – krachtig

there are more lists of opposites in my next pose.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

MVV requirements

What you need are the following:

Passport
Latest 2x2 colored picture
Partner's copy of passport (scanned or photocopy)
Legalised Marriage contract
Legalised Birth certificate
Exam Result (PASSED)
Travel Insurance valid for 6 months (for D+C visa)


There are 2 different kinds of visa:

The C visa which you don't need a travel insurance anymore but you can't go out of the country while you don't have your residence Permit.

The D+C visa which you have to get a travel insurance and you can stroll at other european countries while waiting for the residence permit.

If you had the advice from IND, you don't need to pay anything in the embassy. Just prepare money for the Delbros (sending the visa in your place) if you are far from Makati. It is much easier than picking up you visa.

My MVV application

When we recieved a mail from IND that my advice was positive. On the following day I called the Netherlands Embassy in Philippines to set an appointment for my MVV application. I called April 13,2008 and got the appointment date of May 15, 2008. That was so long to wait. I thought when I will call for appointment they can serve me on the following week, but I was wrong. So I have to wait again.

I went in Makati at May 14, 2008 and checked-in in a hotel near the embassy. On the following day, I went at the embassy around 7:30 am, appointment time was 8:00am. Good that I already have the application form of MVV (got it the last time I was in the Embassy) so I don't need to fill up there.

When I was in the building, I got my priority number and seated, waiting for my turn to be called. When the counter 1 called me, he has some few questions, get my finger print. It was an easy one because we already have our Positive Advice from IND. When he got everything what he need, he asked me if I will pick it up or use the Delbros. I used Delbros because Im from Mindanao and don't want to go back again to manila just to pick it up. After paying for the Delbros, he called me again to give me the informations I need. I went back home on the afternoon.

I am suppose to wait for 2 weeks for my Visa because I got a D+C visa (while you don't have your residence permit you can go out in other europe countries) and C visa (only in Netherlands when you don't have your residence permit).
Luckily I got my visa after 10 days. It was a fast one.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Residence Permit

We receive an email from IND (Ministerie van Justitie) yesterday that we can get my Residence Permit today at IND Office in Zwolle. They made decision after 3 weeks of applying for it. And i can get the id completely after 5 weeks.
I am very happy knowing it, It means I can start working now, get health insurance and open a bank account for myself.
We will go there later and get it.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Basisexamen Inburgering (Basic Exam in Netherlands)

Below is a sample exam a friend recorded and sent to me.
You will hear this exactly on the the real exam, but the questions are different. I know how it feels about the exam, i had that worriness and feeling before too. So i am sharing this to all of you.
Hope you can use this to study and make it possible to pass this exam.
Don't worry too much, just believe in yourself.
I've made it, i'm sure you can make it too!!!
Goodluck!


Welkom bij het oefenexamen Nederlandse taal (welcome to the practiceexam Dutch language)

Deel A - Nazeggen (part A - repeat)
U hoort steeds een zin, zeg de zin precies na. (you hear every time asentence, repeat the sentence exactly)
bijvoorbeeld, (for example)
de stem zegt: 'Dat is een mooi verhaal' (a voice says: 'this is a nice story')
en u zegt: 'Dat is een mooi verhaal' (and you say:'this is a nice story)

Nu is het uw beurt (now its your turn)
Luister naar de zin en zeg precies na wat u hoorde (listen to thesentence and repeat exactly what you heard)

- dat kan wel kloppen (this could be true)
- Het is niet helemaal gegaan zoals we het verwacht hadden. (it didnt go exctly the way we had expected)
- Dat was een pijnlijke vergissing (this was a painful mistake)
- Als we tenminste op tijd zijn. (if we are at least on time)
- Ik weet niet hoe dat kon gebeuren. (i dont know how this could happen)
- Hij gaat ieder weekend vissen. (he goes every weekend fishing)
- Hij moet het wat rustiger aan gaan doen. (he has to slow down a bit)


Deel B - Vragen (part B - questions)
U hoort steeds een korte vraag, geef op elke vraag een kort antwoord.(you hear every time a short question, give to each question a shortanswer)

Bijvoorbeeld, (for example)

Een stem zegt: 'Is januari een dag of een maand ?' (a voice says:'isjanuary a day or a month?")
en u zegt: 'maand' (and you say: 'month')

Nu is het uw beurt (now its your turn)

Luister naar de vraag en geef dan antwoord. (listen to the questionand give an answer)

- Is een auto om in te rijden of om in te koken ? (is a car to drivein or to cook in?)
- Wat kun je doen met een mes ? (what can you do with a knife?)
- Is een kerk een gebouw of een poort ? (is a church a building or a port?)
- Hoe noem je iemand die niets kan horen ? (how do you call somebodywho cant hear?)
- Als je een groot gezin hebt, heb je dan veel of weinig kinderen ?(if you have a big family, do you have a lot or a few children?)
- Wie woont er op een boerderij ? (who lives in a farm?)
- Hoe noem je het gebouw waar kinderen les krijgen ? (how do you callthe building where children get lesson?)
- Als iets ingewikkeld is, is het dan makkelijk of moeilijk ? (ifsomething is complicated, is it easy or difficult?)

Deel C - Nazeggen (part C - repeat)

U hoort weer zinnen, zeg elke zin weer precies na. (you hear againsentences, repeat again every sentence exactly)

bijvoorbeeld, (for example)

de stem zegt: 'Dat is een mooi verhaal' (the voice says: 'this is anice story')
en u zegt: 'Dat is een mooi verhaal' (and you say: 'this is a nice
story')

Nu is het uw beurt (now its your turn)
Luister naar de zin en zeg precies na wat u hoorde (listen to thesentence and repeat exactly what you heard)

- Ik moet een nieuwe bril. (i need new glasses)
- Dat kun je op je vingers natellen. (you can count it on your fingers)
- De aardappels zijn op. (the potatoes are finished)
- Heb je een pen bij je ? (do you have a pen with you?)
- Wie is er aan de beurt? (whos turn is it?)
- Dat kan iedereen wel zeggen. (anybody can say that)
- we zien geen oplossing voor uw probleem. (we dont see a solution foryour problem)

Deel D - Tegenstellingen (part D - oposites)

U hoort steeds een woord, u zegt het tegenovergestelde. (you hearevery time a word, you say the oposite)
bijvoorbeeld, (for example)
u hoort: hoog, dan zegt u: laag. (you hear: high, then you say: low)

Nu is het uw beurt (now its your turn)

Luister naar het woord en zeg het tegengestelde woord (listen to theword and say the oposite word)
- arm (poor)
- laatste (last)
- gister (yesterday)
- liefde (love)
- vader (father)
- erna (after that)

Deel E - verhalen navertellen (part E - repeating stories)


U hoort korte verhalen. U moet het verhaal navertellen. (you hearshort stories. you have to repeat the story)U krijgt daarvoor 30 seconden.
Vertel zoveel mogelijk. (you have 30seconds. tell as much as possible)
Denk bijvoorbeeld aan: wie deden er mee, wat gebeurde er,waar was het en hoe liep het af. (think for example: whoparticipated, what happend, where was it and how did it end)

-Vincent wil niet naar school. (vincent dont wanna go to school)

Maar zegt zijn moeder, school is belangrijk als je goed werk wiltvinden of geld wilt verdienen. (but his mother says, school is important if wanna find a good job or if you wanna earn money)

Z'n vader zegt: 'het is toch leuk om al je vriendjes te zien opschool'. (his father says: 'its nice to see all your friends atschool)

Maar Vincent wil geen geld verdienen, en hij heeft niet zoveelvriendjes. (but vincent doesnt wanna earn money, and he doesnt haveso many friends)

Hij gaat naar de haven om naar de boten te kijken. (he goes to the sea port, to watch the boats)

Hij droomt van verre landen. (he is dreaming of distant countries)


-Op het strand staat een harde wind, Henk en Jan zijn aan hetvoetballen, vlakbij ligt een man op het strand te slapen.(on the beach there is heavy wind, Henk and Jan are playing football,near by there is a man sleeping on the beach)

Jan schiet de bal naar Henk, maar door de wind gaat het mis.(Jan shoot the ball to Henk, but because of the wind its going wrong)

De bal komt op het hoofd van de man terecht, de man schrikt wakker en roeptheel boos "Jongens kijk nou toch eens uit !",(The ball comes on the head of the man, the man wake up and says veryangry "Guys, watch out!")

Henk en Jan zeggen "Sorry meneer, het kwam door de wind"(Henk and Jan say "sorry sir, it was because of the wind)

"Oh" zegt de man, "dan is het niet erg, mag ik ook meespelen, ik bennu toch wakker".(oh, the man says, then it's ok, may i play with you, im awake any way)

Dank u voor het bellen, u kunt nu ophangen. (thank you for calling,you can hang up now)

Pinoy channels

A friend told me where I can view some filipino tv programs on my pc. It's Pinoy Channel, I am so happy because i really missed the programs i used to watch before, the programs i love, the series programs and some current news about philippines. It cures my loneliness when i saw those programs yesterday. I feel like im Home!
Thank you Joy for the tip.. Hope you can visit it too girls, im sure you'll be happy too.

Excited Parents to be!

Me and Hubby are very excited on my pregnancy. We are making it possible that the baby will be healthy and beautiful (lol).
We make joke of it, i call Him "Daddy" and he calls me "Mommy". Everyday, when he is home from work, he kisses me and my tummy always. He is very excited. Its his first baby.
I just hope he is excited with the consequences of it..hehe Like waking up in the middle of the night to make milk or change diapers. When the baby is sick and you have to be always awake. We are talking about it already. We will do it in shifting. Its not easy to raise a baby.
As first timers, we will do our best for our baby and our family.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Leptitrex Diet Pill

In the last months I gained so much weight and was worried on how to lose it, the fat on my tummy and arms make me uncomfortable. I've been trying lots of diet pills that are out on market nowadays, but they don't work on me.

I was so lucky when I saw my collegue one time. She was so fat wayback in highschool and now, she has this great body every boy wants. I was really shocked. So I asked her what she did. And she told me her secret, the Leptitrex Diet Pill.

I tried it and it works on me! I think this is the Mother of all Diet Pills because its not just a simple pill. It is a natural fat loss supplement which also gives you benifits to have great looking skin while lossing the fat out. It has body and liver detox which is very important. Taking pills that don't have this ingredients makes your liver in bad condition. It also have vitamins and minerals your body needs while lossing the weight. Isn't that great?

I have found my Leptitrex Diet Pill, have you found yours? Leptitrex Rocks!!!

how to buy a Best Diet Pills

Everybody nowadays are very conscious on how they look physically. According to statistics, 50 percent of the obese people in the world are women. Everyone is talking about lossing weight in an easy way. But we know it is not as easy as we think. So much pressure and self control is needed.
Diet Pills are most of the weight lossing technique used. There are thousands of different brands in the market today, but is that diet pill an effective one, safe one,affordable one or has good reputation, good reviews and etc. We all have those questions in our mind, right?
Ofcourse we wanted to have the Best Diet Pills in the world. We wanted to be safe and get additional benefits at the same time. Your not just lossing weight, your getting much more nutrients and benefits that your body need.
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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

letter from IND

We receive a letter from IND last week saying that they have already decided on my residence permit. It is positive, so its ready for pick up.

Hubby called IND yesterday, and they say, this week or next week, the Permit is ready. We will receive another letter indicating the date on when to pick uo. Hope its here soon.

We are so happy knowing that. I want to go to the doctor soon. I want to have some advices and vitamins for my baby.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Fast Cash

Sometimes we all need spare money for the daily things we need at home. Or some emergency cases that comes along the way that we did not expect to happen. We struggle on our finances at times and still waiting on the payday to pay or buy all those things. I think it is better for us to be aware on what to do and look for some alternatives in that cases, like online loans or short term loans. It is just a click away over the internet at the comform of your own home and get the cash on the following day instantly. It is called Cash Advance where no high qualifications needed, low interest rates and they don't mind your past credit histories. They deposit your loan electronically in your personal bank account.
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Friday, July 11, 2008

been at IND

We have been at IND today. IND is a goverment office wherein foreigners will register and apply for a residence permit. IND also makes the decision for the Visa. IND in Philippines is like DFA.
I have my temporary sticker, after a month or so i will have my residence permit. In that case i can get my work, a bank account, insurance and everything a dutch citizen have. I am waiting for that so bad. Hope i will get it soon. thanks! Have a good day all!

Friday, July 4, 2008

registration at the Gementee

On the next day on arriving here in Elburg, Me and Hubby went to the Gementee (city hall) to register me.
They asked me some questions and looked at my visa and passport. Then she typed my name, my adress, my passport number and more on the pc file and told us to wait for the mail from them.
It will take 1 month or more for me to get my residence permit.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

a Hard Goodbye


This pic was taken in Cagayan de Oro airport, the day we left. From left, Te Neria, Mama, Te gema, Kuya Popoy, Papa, Eric and lola, at the back are leslie and Te Gema's Son.
It was a hard goodbye for me, I was crying and so are they. Its my first time to be away on them. But i am ready for my new life, ready to be a wife, mother and a new citizen in this new place.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

im in holland!

Im miles away from home now, i am in a new city, new place, new enviroment.. everything is new! I am still adjusting on the weather. Its summer in here, about 20-25 degrees, but for me it is cold, im used to 30-35 degrees weather. hehe. I know im nuts! lol

I am sure it will take time for me to adjust, but im waiting for that day. Specially the day i will learn to speak and understand the language. Please help me pray that i will have it so soon!

Goedendag! (good day!)

Thursday, June 5, 2008

hubby is on his way to Philippines!

Eric is now on his way to Philippines. He will stay for 3 weeks and go back to Netherlands with me!
I am so excited on seeing him again after 5 long months. I missed him so much!

I got my Schengen Visa last May 29, 2008. I am so excited knowing that i am coming at Netherlands.. so wait for me Holland! hehehe

Ill gonna miss my family, my friends, the place i am living, the house.. in short, ill gonna miss everything here! I will be starting a new life in Holland with my beloved honey. Please help me pray that it go smooth and well. Thank you!

Monday, May 26, 2008

bloggerwave, IM APPROVED!!

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I am very happy that I'm now a part of it. I had applied on them, and my blog was approved.
I am so proud being part of bloggerwave.


Friday, May 23, 2008

Stay at Australia!


Recently i have been thinking on having a vacation in one of the greatest place of the world, Australia. I wanted to visit my friends who are living in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. I want to explore the nature, beach and foods of Australia with them. Enjoy the day with them and discover the culture of Australia.

So i chaffer on the net and look for a cheap place to stay. I have to look for a service apartment or cheap hotel where me and hubby can stay. Expensive hotels are not important, we need to save money so that we can go to all of those beautiful cities and places in Australia. We can explore the culture of the state and make the best vacation ever.

Australia is very famous with their Koalas with eucalyptus and the Kangaroos, which are native from there.
The Great Barrier Reef which is the largest coral reef in the world that has the different aquatic fishes and corals. All of the world's greatest divers are coming there just to dive in and witness the heartwarming scenes underwater.
The Football which is the famous spectator sports which are played by professionals and amateurs players.
The country music, the foods and more..

So what are you waiting for, Explore Australia now and book for the cheapest hotel with high class standard services, great hotel staffs and good foods you won't regret. I'm sure, you will have a great time with the place and the country!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Cheap Hotels

Me and Hubby loves to travel a lot. If we have lots of time, we spend it traveling and looking for the nice things around the place, like music bars, restaurants and entertainments. Of course, we need to find a Cheap Hotel where in we can rest after the tired day of strolling.

If you are planning on going to Australia, United States or London in a last minute. No need to spend more time on looking for a cheap hotels. Just a click away over the net! The site offers good and quality hotels all over the earth that comes up your best needs. So don't hesitate, Book and Fly now!

Spending time on looking for the hotels might lessen your time for leisure and strolling. Time vacation should be use to discover their cultures, dive in the beautiful seas, have fun with the country music and eat the best foods offered by the country. Don't get ruin your time of fun. Book at them now and get numerous discounts!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

IND advice

We don't know from the Start that we need to do the ADVICE from IND. So we decided to do it instead of applying here at the embassy first. It is a free service which is given to the couples who wanted to have a family reunification. The applicants should have the correct paper requirements. Sponsor should have the required salary of IND to pass this advice. It will make the process easier and cheaper.
Here are some ways:

The application for a Provisional Residence Permit (MVV)

There are two ways to start the procedure for obtaining an Provisional Residence Permit (MVV).

  • A sponsor in the Netherlands starts the MVV procedure by submitting a request for advice to the IND

    or
  • You can submit an application for an MVV to the Dutch embassy or consulate in your country of origin


The request for advice by a sponsor serves to support your subsequent MVV application to the embassy. The Decision made on this application is either positive or negative. You may not submit an application for review with regard to this decision.

The application you make to the embassy is the official application. With regard to a negative Decision on this application, you may submit an application for review.

A sponsor in the Netherlands submits to the IND a request for advice concerning a Provisional Residence Permit (MVV)

1. Your sponsor in the Netherlands fills in the form “Request for recommendation to obtain a Provisional Residence Permit (MVV)” and returns it to the IND, together with all required documents. The documents required are listed on the form.

2. If the IND responds positively, you then submit your application for the MVV to the Dutch embassy or consulate in your country of origin.

3. You will not be issued an MVV if you do not meet the conditions, nor will you be issued an MVV if your documents are invalid, incomplete or incorrect. You may not submit an application for review with respect to a negative advice.
You apply for the Provisional Residence Permit (MVV) in your own country of origin.

This is our time line for the advice:

03/03/08- mailed the requirements for the advice in IND
03/04/08- IND received the papers
04/08/08- IND has decided for the advice
04/10/08- Eric received the POSITIVE ADVICE


Friday, May 9, 2008

Marriage registration in Holland

After i took the exam, i thought it will be easier, but i was wrong. We have to undergo a lot or paper processes.
First step was registering our marriage to the Gementee. Gementee is the City hall in the place/ city they are living.

Eric registered our marriage on January 8, 2008, 1 day after his vacation in Philippines. We wanted to finish it as soon as possible. He wanted to have a normal married life as a couple. But looks like we will be waiting again.

It took us almost 8 weeks before we got the papers back. It is longer than usual, but we can't do anything to make it faster, its the fastest. huh.. Government really works so slow! AS USUAL!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

the IT Day

It was the day i am waiting for, my Exam day. My hubby flew on Dec. 09, 2007 to be with me on the my exam day, to give me moral support.

Prior on that day, i was very scared i might not pass it, i was crying hard, good that My Hubby was there. We wake up so early, eat breakfast and study more. We ate lunch early at 11am to be at the embassy by 12:00 noon. My appointment time is 1pm. We stayed in a while in the cafeteria downstairs to wait for the time. After a while we went up. The guard told us to wait, and they will just call my name.

After few minutes, the dutch woman called me up to enter the room, Eric was left outside. I was shaking and nervous. The exam was fast, and i answered the questions correctly. When it was done, the dutch woman told me to wait for the result outside. I went out, and sit beside my hubby.

The woman called my name again, and told me that i passed the exam. I was very happy, very very happy. I even jumped out of my happiness, lol. Even the guard laughed at my reaction.. hehehe. I did my best, and it was so enough for that time. I am coming in Holland SOON!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Exam Study Guides

I was so hopeless for this Exam, it was on my mind at first that i cannot pass this, so i went to the forums and posted a topic on people who had took the exam, for them to share their study guides and knowledge on how hard is it.
Luckily, someone emailed me and she said, she is also a filipina who had passed the exam last year. I was so happy knowing someone that will gonna help me, She gave me inspirations and advices to be able to pass the Exam. She told me that exam is not as hard as what i am thinking, and She was right! Most of all, she gave me Study guides on what i have to study most. Thanks a bunch Ate Che! I owe you a lot.

here are some links.
link 1
link 2

Basisexamen Inburgering

Basisexamen Inburgering or Civic Integration Exam is a language and society exam for people who are planning to stay and live for good in Netherlands. People who are applying for MVV should take this exam. This rule was effective last March of 2006. People who are 16-65 years old should complete and pass the said exam in the country of residence. The examination is given orally by a computer system at the Royal Dutch Embassy and you have to pay 350 Euros.

I had took the exam last December 2007 in Royal Netherlands Emabassy in Makati, Philippines.. With the help of my hubby on teaching me dutch and my will to be able to pass the said Exam, I did it! I was so happy that time.

The night before i took the exam, i was crying, because i was so afraid that i may fail in the exam. I can't take that people who are believing on me will be sad if i won't pass it; but luckily..hehe i did it.
Eric was so proud, so as my parents and his parents and family.
Ill gonna share my study guides on my next post.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Eric's 3rd Visit

Since i am denied on my tourist visa on Netherlands, We decided that he will visit me here instead.
We had so much fun with my family and friends.

That was his 3rd Visit in Philippines but he still can't resist his love to the heat, the people, the foods and the foods.. hehe.. he loves to eat all the time.
He so is lucky that my mama is a good cook,so we don't need to go far just to eat good foods. We're eating all the time at home.. hmmm.. missing the big shrimps and crabs! hehe!

We had a whole day outing at Timoga, Iligan. It was far but so worth it.Great view, nice fresh water pool, huh! SO COLD..
here are some of our pictures.... doing a sexy pose..lol

Stolen Shot...

Eric, enjoying the cold water.

Even it was Hot and tiring, it ended up nice and happy. Everybody were feeling Great!

Eric, will always love the Philippines, specially its Natures.. WOW PHILIPPINES! lol

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Tourist Visa Application

When we had the Marriage Contract from NSO, we decided to apply for the Tourist Visa first.
We decided to apply if first because I still have to study on the Civic Examination before i can apply for the spousal Visa.

It is hard for the first month of our marriage to be away in each other. A normal Marriage should be together, but we have to be strong. We have the full trust and love in each other, so we believe in each other's capacity.

Upon applying for the visa, you need the following Requirements:

Tourist Visa


SCHENGEN VISA: REQUIREMENTS FOR TOURIST VISA

A tourist visit to the Netherlands and the Schengen area is not necessarily to be organized by a travel agent. A tourist visa will allow you to stay in the Schengen area for a maximum of 90 days. For such a visit the following documents are required:

For the purpose of visiting family/friends:
  1. visa application form, duly completed and signed by the applicant
  2. 1 recent and resembling photograph, passport size.
  3. International passport with a validity of at least 3 months after the scheduled return
  4. Proof of insurance for the whole period of travel against costs for medical treatment and or repatriation covering up to at least an amount of EUR 30.000 and valid for all countries in the Schengen area
  5. A letter of invitation of the person in the Netherlands including a copy of his/her passport
  6. A letter of guarantee from the host available at the city hall, together with latest bank statements or proof of income such as the 3 latest salaryslips of the host.
  7. Return flight reservation. Please, provide a photocopy of your flightreservation
  8. Proof of employment, which is for employees: a recent employers’ statement that should mention salary, date of entree and duration of absence; for private businessmen: a photocopy of SEC registration of your company, business permit + tax-paying certificate "ITR"
  9. For students: registration from a school or university and if travelling during study period, certificate from school of university with permission of absence
  10. For minors: legalised authorisation of the parents (original and copy)
  11. Non-Philippine citizens have to present: Philippine visa or residence permit + registration valid 3 months after scheduled return


For the purpose of tourism:
  1. Visa application form, duly completed and signed by the applicant
  2. Recent and resembling photograph, passport size.
  3. International passport with a validity of at least 3 months after the scheduled return
  4. Proof of insurance for the whole period of travel against costs for medical treatment and or repatriation covering up to at least an amount of EUR 30.000 and valid for all countries in the Schengen area
  5. A hotel confirmation for the whole travel period, including all other countries that you are going to visit
  6. Complete itinerary of your trip
  7. Proof of financial means: statements of bank account or salaryslips not older than 3 months.
  8. Return flight reservation. Please, provide a photocopy of your flightreservation
  9. Proof of employment, which is for employees: a recent employers’ statement that should mention salary, date of entree and duration of absence; for private businessmen: a photocopy of SEC registration of your company, business permit + tax-paying certificate "ITR"
  10. For students: registration from a school or university and if travelling during study period, certificate from school of university with permission of absence
  11. For minors: legalised authorisation of the parents (original and copy)
  12. Non-Philippine citizens have to present: Philippine visa or residence permit + registration valid 3 months after scheduled return
After having everything in order, I went to Cebu Netherlands Consulate, and applied my Tourist Visa there.

Waited for more than a month for the Result.. and I was Denied. The Reason was.. They believed that i won't return to Philippines after 3 months. It was so Frustrating. Eric is my Husband that time, and i should have the approval. Its their decision and we can appeal to it, but we decided not to appeal. It will be a longer process again.

next is the study for the Civic Exam.