Wednesday, September 16, 2009


I want to clarify what Carol was asking in the shoutbox. The messages we can write in the shoutbox is limited, that's why I made this. There were lots of advices people gave. Some maybe misunderstood what she really means. I think I'm one of them. Sorry, nobody is perfect. hehe.

Her message was "hi to everyone, im here in Hong Kong and i have a dutch bf, we are planning to get married soon but we have some problems about where are we going to get married. Where he can get me in holland faster, can i get a tourist visa first and get the exam there and get married?"

As what I understand on what she mean was " She will get a tourist visa first, then take the exam here in Holland and get married here during her stay." That's why I said no, As what I know and read in IND website. You can't marry and take the exam here if you only have a tourist visa. You have to take the exam in the place where you are living and apply a family reunification or MVV to get in here. Marriage is Not a reason to be here faster. Even you are not married, you can come here and stay together. Living together or LIVE-IN has same rules as married couples. You can even choose which last name you wanted to use, if your old last name or your partner's last name.
She was asking too, where is the best place for them to get married. I answered Here in Holland because if you will get married in Philippines, after the marriage you will wait for your marriage contract from NSO then legalize and authenticate it. While, if you and your partner will apply the MVV and will get approve then you can stay here. If you and your partner has all the papers needed, you will get your MVV. My mistake is, I forget she is living in China. I don't know how fast are the paper processing in Hong Kong, but I think it is faster than Philippines.

There are two ways on applying MVV, thats what they call, Direct Approach and Advice Route. Either of the two is good. If you are not sure on your papers or you are afraid what will be the result, then I advice you take the ADVICE ROUTE. If you are very sure with the papers, your partner's income and all, then take the Direct Approach.

If I made some errors or forget something, just comment on this post.
Thank you for visiting and reading in my blog. I just want to share my ideas and experiences about this issues. Have a nice day everyone!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


I am sitting here with my daughter on my lap trying to grab the keyboard too, hehe. I am checking my blogs and realized how I miss writing and blogging. I am so focused on my daughter and to farmtown (hehe, its an online game from facebook).

My daughter Nia will turn 6 months next week, she's getting bigger everyday and naughtier. Like now, she wanted to type on the keyboard too, trying to grab it and if she can't, she'll cry.

My summer vacation is over now, tomorrow morning I will start school again. Hopefully I will be finish by the end of this year. Our teacher told me I can do exam now because I don't have problems with reading and writing, only with speaking. Hopefully, so time for me to study too and prepare myself for the coming exam. Wish me luck friends!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

back to school

My Zwangerschap Vakantie (Maternity leave) was already finished. I was back to school again last Monday. It was so hard for me and for Baby Nia. Hubby said she keeps on crying the whole morning I was out. When I got home, you can see to her face that she really missed her mama. My heart melts! I don't want to leave my baby, but I need to go to school too. Sorry if Im not updating my blog always. If I just have time but you can email me. It is on the side! I am trying to answer all the emails from time to time.

Goodluck everyone!

PS: My blog's URL is will be changed again to the old URL which is . I will not renew my domain name again. I am off to blogging but will write and update once in a blue moon.. hehe..


Saturday, May 23, 2009

Queen's Day in Holland turns into disaster

Last April 31, 2009, The Queen's day was held in Apeldoorn. The Queen and her whole Family was there to celebrate. The Family was on the bus touring around the whole city, the people are on the side of the streets. One car drove on the crowd of people and trying to hit the bus where the First family is.

He (the driver) did not suceed on hitting the bus but he killed 7 innocent people who where just there to watch and celebrate. The First Family saw what happened. It was a very shocking incident.

Hopefully it won't happen in the future.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Independence Day celebration of Filipinoes

Every June in Netherlands, the Filipino communities are organizing an Independence Day celebration. This Year it will be held at Spaarnwoude Park, Halfweg on June 6, 2009.

Me and hubby decided to go there this June, not only on meeting some filipinas/nos but also on the filipino foods and delicacies we can buy. The friends of mine who attended in the past years said that you can buy a lot of filipino stuffs. I am hoping I can buy Lechon too! lol

To all Filipinoes who are in Holland Now, don't miss this change! Go and enjoy!
Hope to see you there!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Happy Mom

I was really focusing on taking care of my Baby. Now I realized it has been 2 long months I haven't visited my blog. The first month of having a baby is quite difficult, me and hubby has to adjust in everything plus the time management.

To all who where asking and who visited my blog, I am so sorry for not replying. I was really busy. Thank you for understanding. I will try my best to update my blog every now and then..

My baby just turned 2 months last May 8, 2009. and here is her cute pics.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Thank God!

I already gave birth! Last week, March 8, 2009 at 5:07 am. Baby Nia Mercedes is only 5 pounds. I was only 36 weeks and 6 days pregnant, so she is more than 3 weeks arly, but everything is good with her. She's a healthy little angel.
I was so tired and busy in the past days, the first week after labor is a hell, but good that we managed it (me, hubby and baby). I am slowly recovering now. Thank you for all the prayers you guys offered to me.

here are some of her pictures..

Just after I gave birth..

Sleeping like an angel..

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


As you come and live in Netherlands, you need to take the Inburgering course. This course is usually paid by the Gemeente (city hall) by the city you are living. But this depends on the city funds too. All foreigners needs to know the language. For me it is so important for yourself. Dutch people knows to talk english but they rarely use it, so if you are living here and can't talk dutch, it will be very hard for you.

By the end of this course (maybe a year or more) you will take an exam and if you will pass, you can get your diploma. This Diploma is one of the requirement if you will take the dutch nationality after 5 years of living here.

I know dutch language is hard, I am having problems with talking with it too. Writing and reading is better. But I am trying my best to speak and learn it as soon as I can.


a month has passed

Wow, it has been a month. A month has already past and I haven't written anything in my blog. I was really busy with personal things. I need to do it first before everything. And I am so sure by the time my baby is here, I won't have time on writting here, but please keep on visiting my site or email me if you have questions.

To all who were visiting my blog, thank you!
To all who emailed me, thank you and goodluck in your paperworks/exam.

I am 3 weeks and 6 days before my due date, wish me all the luck, please help me pray that it will be a safe delivery. I really need your prayers right now!

Thank you and God bless everyone!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Make your own website now!

Writing is my passion. I am so happy that I am able to help lots of people around the world from writing, sharing my ideas and sharing the happenings of my life. It is a great feeling knowing that someone is reading once in a while and do the things I am advicing for them, like the exam things.

Blogging is great opportunity to share your ideas to the whole world wide web. So if you have passion for writing, or maybe you want to make a blog like this, you can! It doesn't need to be perfect, as long as you can share your ideas and thoughts to others.

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Congratulations Judy!

I want to congratulate my ever dearest Mommy Judy. She is married with a dutch guy too and took the Inburgering Exam last February 4, 2009. She passed the said exam. I am so happy for her and her husband Bob. She has been a a very good friend to me. I am so pleased and happy knowing her. I am so excited to see her here in Netherlands in the near future! So Mommy.. TOT SNEL!!!...

To all who passed the exam, Congratulations. The hardest part is over, start the paper works now and you will be with your beloved husbands/ fiancee's soon!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

a free day!

I am happy because we don't have school today. The School is looking for a new teacher for tuesdays since January but until now they haven't seen one. So, every tuesday, we don't have classes. I love it because I can sleep longer, wakes up at 10 am..hehe..

Hope everybody has great day today and will have great coming days!

PS: To the girls who leaved some messages in my chatbox, Congratulations on passing the exam, and to all who are about to take it, don't be afraid, just do your best and God will do the rest.
I'm sure you all can do it!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Sorry Everyone..

Wow, it has been 2 or 3 weeks since I last visited my blogs. I was busy and lazy, but I think I was more lazy than busy.. hehe..
I am preparing myself and the baby things too. I want it all to be in order before I will have my delivery. It is my first time, so I'm a bit scared. Please pray for me and my baby, hope I will have a safe delivery.

Thank you for all the visits, please keep on visiting in my site.

P.S.: to all who wanted to email me about the exam and visa processing, my email add is .

Friday, January 9, 2009

Winter in Elburg

Infront of our House with snow. Down is the Lake turned into Iced because of Freezing weather.

It is my first winter and I am really amazed with the lakes that turned into ice. I wanted to walk there and feel the ice, but It is so dangerous for me and my baby. I might slip, we don't want that to happen. I am just looking on the kids while they are enjoying playing above the ice.
I love the snow too! Even it is so cold, I love to touch and play with it. I am enjoying my first winter in here..

Monday, January 5, 2009

Beach Vacation in New Jersey

Do you have plans on having a vacation in New Jersey? Enjoy the beautiful sceneries, beach and the famous amusement park?
Me and hubby has plans on having a vacation in USA in the near future specifically in New Jersey's famous Jersey shore beach vacation places. I have heard that they got nice beaches, with fun parties and cool amusement park rides just at the heart of the shore. I can't wait to see it with my own eyes.

I was searching for a nice Jersey Shore and Wildwood hotels and found Morey's Pierce and beachfront waterparks at the same time. It is the largest amusement park by the beach in the world. They got all the rides you want from your beloved kids to your grand parents, in they got all what you want in a great vacation. A big plus is they have weekly discounts and offers that makes you save. A great vacation while you are saving money. Sounds fun right?

So if you are planning for vacation, looking for a hotel, planning for parties and weekend getaways with your family and friends. Go to their website and get good prices and discounts now. Experience the famous New Jersey Vacation. We will have ours soon!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Last day of Vacation

Today is our last day of vacation from school and the weather is bad. Snowing and raining. I wanted to go out today and walk around but I think we can't. It is so cold outside and wet. Tomorrow I have to be at school again, that will be everyday until end of february. I have to stop by february for my Maternity leave. My due date is March 30, 2009 but I think it will be better to stop earlier than labor at school.

Enjoy the day everyone!