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 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 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 and search his identities!

Monday, December 8, 2008


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!

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 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. 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!