Fay is jarig! After nobody decided to show up for my birthday invitation, I was glad I arranged this picnic,lol Embarrassing? Meh
Look at all these food. Plus the buffet the night before I was a stuffed piggy.
This year’s birthday had a german theme, for some reason. We went to Oberhausen for its famous shopping mall. After trapped in this tiny and flat country I got the feeling of the saying: Big is beautiful. Besides the size, which is still nothing compared to some shopping malls in China, they really have some good stuff there. Good quality cream eyeshadow for 2.50 euro. Golden. Food was good too, large assortment and tasty. Oh me and my german sausages. I love german sausages, seriously. The meat product.
Fay’s bakery had a new comer: applesauce scones. We took these to portugal and they got me through the few days quite well.
And the black forrest cake from Mom in law. Can you believe I finished the whole thing within one day? What? Tis my birthday, is it not?
Lovely Holland in its spring.
I have to say when the weather is nice here, it’s really a lovely country, with big areas of water and green, cheerful people and laidback attitude. The problem is the weather is almost never nice.
Which is why the weather can be your excuse of not going to work or school, or generally depressed all the time. It’s true. For me. In winters I find it really hard to get up and do stuff, and always sleepy. Maybe I’m really not cut off for this country but hey.
Take a look at these pictures, they were taken when the weather held up well, and I LOVE the countryside, quiet and peaceful, fresh air.
We were also lucky that we could take the boat out, and ‘sailed’ in the famous canals of Amsterdam’s. I fell in love again with Amsterdam after watching its life from the water. From the water, away from all the people, it looked rather poetic.
It’s a typical sucky Dutch weather today here. Whenever the weather is bad I just couldn’t get up, always feeling exhausted and my productivity drops like hell…What is it, is it my female hormone working? Seriously I HATE the weather here! Last time we went out a drunk guy started talking to me : Do you like Amsterdam? Me: yea? Him: Do you like the weather? I felt like punching in his face.
Statistics tutorial sucked. Got my login code for the course, done some exercise, I’m hungry now. Dun feel like doing anything…I need some SLEEP!!! And I wana go to the gym. After that eat a lot of of good food.
Tonight it’s dutch lesson time again.. hope my portfolio went well then I’ll sent it out. my dutch still sucks, I’d like to have more time to study. But this term, 3 courses plus the potential resits from the last term…And looking for internships…That’s a lot of emails to send.
Wish me luck!
Todays weather lures you to stay outside.
After a lil nappie in class I decided not to waste any time staying indoor. So I went shopping . Yea shopping. Good old Amsterdam center. I got a stripy dress and sum bikini.
Summer time is coming, time to lose weight!!!
But next week is exam week so I’d better do sth. Cafe milo mint tea is a true mid-day delight. The waiter is tall and cute.
And the school conversation was surprisingly …not boring
Got up late today again…so cold and windy outside, and I’m suffering from my monthly friend too. But I have to go to dutch lesson, hairdresser and an interview …
Yesterday I officially started sending CVs for an internship. Life is hard huh?haha
Anyhow, I can always go for a good bite. Yesterday night we made quiche 😉
One side for me with more veggie, one side for Royroy with more cheese. Blue cheese is a very potent surprise in ur mouth.
Try out slices, awesome
You can see the different fillings ryt ?
Oh yea and wish my hunny good luck with his interview, he’s such a handsome devil in suit. Haha
Yesterday was a lazy day, i stayed at home instead of going to school, supermarket and gym. Luckily I’ve finally gotton some study done.
After coming back from the gym, we watched a Chinese movie called “Perhaps, love”. beautiful movie, and I suddenlly realize it already became an old movie, while it was one of the good ‘new movies’ I liked. Times goes real fast, I’m away from my country for 3 and half years now.
Chinese movies are so sacramental, some of them are real good, but too many people took movies too seriously, and that’s so naive.
I’m still extremely glad about my decision of going abroad, besides the things I’ve found here, I got the chance to review my life in China, to compare my country to others, from different perspectives. It’s mind clearing and inspiring 🙂
I forgot my water bottle!
Hot pot tonight!