Vietnamese Food: Saigon City's Treat

One thing you may not know about me is that I am very keen on Vietnamese food. It is not easy to find Vietnamese Restaurant at my city, however I can take you back to the time when I first visited Vietnam. This post was originally written in Bahasa Indonesia (my mother tongue) when I was at Saigon city. As a big fan of Vietnamese food, I think it's worth to rewrite this on my blog. 

Back in 2012, I visited Vietnam and stayed for 2 weeks at Saigon/ Ho Chi Minh city. Together with 3 friends from the Philippines, and 2 other German friends, we stayed at the hostel at the heart of the city. We were there to help out at Sozo Cafe as International team, visited some orphanages, and care homes. (Oh, I feel nostalgic now. It was a great time.)

I was truly blessed meeting new Vietnamese friends, which mostly I met at Sozo Cafe. Some of them invited me for lunch and dine out. Free food always sounds brilliant!! And it was great opportunity to try local food with local people.

How If God Wants You to Stop Creating?

Last Sunday, after Church, I was lying on my bed while my husband sat facing his laptop, edited some photos. My body was resting, but my mind tried to remember my next week schedule and to do list. I am one of those women who want to do many things in her life; from getting the laundry done, helping others, and growing my own business. Currently, I work as a part time support worker, in a voluntary based, to help people with learning disabilities. I work 3 days a week. On the rest of the week I have to manage my time to do some boring chores, and working on my own dream job.

A Lamp Under A Bowl

It was a nice day; sunny, and the sky was clear.  My friends and I were travelling by car for a weekend break. The friend who was driving was still very chatty.  The other, sat beside her, acted as a navigator.  I was sat in the back, but still engaged in the conversation with my two girls.

We talked about random things; from appreciating the weather to our future plans. The girls asked me about my new life as a married woman, and I told them how great it is being with someone I love in marriage. Then they asked me; "What is married life? Is it different from living together with your partner?"

When the question was asked, I was so confident to answer it!  I know that marriage is not just about living together with your partner under the same roof. It is not just sharing a room with somebody else. It is more than that. I have been praying for God to teach me about this.  I have learned from my parents and other Christian married couples. I have read books about Christian marriage, and books about how to be a godly wife. I have been practicing and training myself for it. I have been learning and learning.

Little Penang London- Malaysian Cuisine

Yesterday Andrew and I went to London for our visa appointment. I applied to switch my Tier 5 Visa Temporary Worker to FLR(M) Spouse Visa using Premium Service at Home Office Croydon. They granted my visa, and I am now on Spouse Visa, and definitely can get a real job in UK. I would love to write the whole process of how I process my visa on a separate post.

When we finished all the process at Home Office Croydon, Andrew and I went to China Town to meet our good friend, Kendrick. It was already 18:00, and we were starving. We went to Little Penang to dine. The restaurant has ground floor and 1st level for the customer. It's a little bit narrow inside there, Andrew was struggling to get in and out from the table. Poor giant, lol.