20 February 2011

Lesson learned on my weekend!

This weekend, Stefy had a football match, and having known this for a while, I have planned a saturday away with some friends.

So, here I am, just came back from a very meaningful gathering that has given more than happiness and relaxation.

A few things I learned today:

  1. There are no boundaries in friendship. Being a friend for someone means you just got to accept both this friend's good and bad sides. Even if you must always be the one, who should have a bigger heart, a forgiving heart.
  2. You just can't stop being friends! Hardship, happiness, distance, time, money, mental disorder, success,.. nothing can cancel a friendship - unless you say so.
  3. A spouse is someone, who is not always giving you good, easy time. A spouse should be someone, who will always challenge you, giving you hard time, if necessary, for the sake of being a better person.
  4. Finally, I learn today that a couple is two people sharing their dream - not necessarily have to share the same vision - but they should understand each other's dream, and help each other to seize it.
  5. And most importantly, I learn that HTM (public transport company in the Hague) is much more reliable than NS (train company in the Netherlands). Thank you for bringing me home safely, HTM!

14 February 2011

Okonomiyaki?

When asked to join, I was perplexed what Okonomiyaki was. So I googled and found an explanation on Wikipedia:

Okonomiyaki is a Japanese savoury pancake containing a variety of ingredients. The name is derived from the word okonomi, meaning "what you like" or "what you want", and yaki meaning "grilled" or "cooked".

Due to my curiosity, I went to dinner with my friends, and was really happy to finally enjoy a portion of Okonomiyaki, or the waiter told me, Japanese pancake.

In the end of this first time experience, I can conclude that I quite liked Japanese pancake. Yet, it is not something I can (or would like to) have every month, if I still want to see the same number on my weight-scale.

The taste is very savoury - salty and heavy. As a truly Indonesian, I would add some spicy sauce (like Sambal ABC) to the pancake.

The place is too small, so you kinda need to squeeze in. yet the good thing is everyone has to reserve to be able to eat there (or if you are very lucky, you can just get in).

So, maybe I will go there next month or two to pay my second visit :)




Website: http://www.japanesepancakeworld.com/


This restaurant is closed at the moment and is opened again from February 24th 2011.

p.s one funny fact: the chef and waiter were all Dutch. Original Japanese food served by original dutch people.