One day, a friend of mine asked what gift I would get for my mum in conjunction with Mother’s Day. To be honest, it came across my mind to get a small gift in the city centre and send back to Malaysia thru parcel. However, on a second thought, I think a gift for Mother’s Day shouldn’t be only valued on the present itself or given on this specific day. It also seemed ridiculous for me to purchase the present in Euro currency that is converted from Ringgit Malaysia currency and then send it back to Malaysia. I think she will feel more relief if I spend wisely. It shouldn’t be buying something merely for the sake of getting a present to show my appreciation.
Therefore, the gift
for her are actually the constant updates about my life in overseas in my blog
and lots of my photos uploaded in Facebook photo album
. Besides that, the best gift will also be me taking good care of myself in the foreign country
, and me growing up from an undutiful daughter who rarely did any house chores and didn’t even know how to cook rice when in Malaysia to the current me who is able to live independently and cook few simple dishes…
Top- Broccoli and carrots;
Bottom left- Chicken and cabbage;
Bottom right- Fish with onions and tomatoes
Left- Chicken with broccoli and carrots;
Right- Chinese mushroom with lettuce
I cooked EVERYTHING on MY OWN!!
Apparently I have never thought of letting my parents know and read my posts at the time I started blogging. However, one of my posts
was about my decision to apply for student exchange program in Belgium. I was excited to let my mum to see the photos of beautiful Ghent and show the location of Belgium. I doubted if she knows how to use google image or google map. So, I sent her the link of my blog for her to view and understand my plan. At that time, I felt rather silly to let my parents know my blog because I thought it would restrict the range of my blogging topics. Nevertheless, knowing that my parents would read my blog actually motivates me to blog more often – posting about the travel trips that I have made and also my thoughts on some general issues.
Anyway, here is a gratitude dedication to my amazing mummy…
You gave us love, as well as life;
so whatever goodness we may bring to Earth
began with the gift of your heart.
You are wonderful!!
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!
We did not visit many places on the last day; only to the markt and the museum and galleries area.
miss the raw seafood smell in wet market 😛
penis and breast chocolate
Van Gogh Museum
(the existing building on the right by Gerrit Rietveld;
the extension building on the left by Kisho Kurokawa)
I shall come back again to visit all the galleries and museums with the Museum Card which costs €22.45 (below 24) for a year. It’s better than paying €10 for Rijksmuseum and another €10 for Van Gogh Museum.