Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Down With Webster

Been catching up on music at home, and I have come across Down With Webster. I think the sound is different from a lot of things I have heard before and it keeps getting stuck in my head.

If you want to take a look,

Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter a la Magyar, part 2

No pictures today, but it was still a good day.

As soon as I arrived in Nyirbator today, breakfast was on the table waiting to be eaten. Judit and Akos were there too, they had arrived last night.

Before we could eat there was the Hungarian tradition that needed to be followed first. The tradition at Easter is for the boys to "sprinkle" the girls with wwater or perfume in order for them to bloom and become real flowers. Jancsi takes this very seriously and uses a soda water spray can. Luckily for me, not having slept over at the house saved me from waking up to a bunch of soda water in my face.

After saying their verses, Akos and Jancsi sprayed Ili, Judit and me. It was not that bad, except for the cold water that was sprayed on me.

We ate breakfast and then headed over to Ili's sister and mothers house. We got some more perfume in our hair.

This was followed once again with Marci's arrival. All in all, I think I had 4 or 5 different perfumes sprayed on my head, along with the water on my clothing.

As I was getting ready to head home, Ili's neighbour came over and asked if we wanted to head to the brand new bath complex in Nyirbator. It was really a nice place, not too big, and I was really happy to see the actual swimming pool. I did around 80 laps. It made me feel so nice, just going back and forth doing the strokes I haven't done in nearly a year. I was also happy that my hair no longer smelled of different perfumes after going into the pool.

I finally made it home at 8. It was a long day, but nice to spend with my favourite Hungarians doing a variety of things.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Easter a la Magyar, Part 1

Today, I spent a large portion of my time helping Ili and Jancsi make things for Easter. It was really fun and interesting to do things I had never done before.

Here are a few glimpses into my day:


Making Sa'rga Tu'ro (Yellow Cheese) Ili and I, mostly me, blew out 19 eggs to decorate later. Jancsi, trying to do it faster, broke one, hence 19.

Mmmmm...Stuffed cabbage. I finally got the chance to stuff the cabbage.

The result. Don't they look pretty?

Sa'rga Tu'ro after cooking. It is milk, eggs and sugar.

We made French Cream Cake.

Our extra table, where we blew out eggs, made creme and a variety of other things.

Some of the Tu'ro balls

Not the best picture, but here is Ili making Tu'ro balls.

Our eggs. We tried to decorate with wax beforehand, but you can see that failed.

Relaxing after a long day.

I am really looking forward to eating most of this food on Monday.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Crazy Day

Today, I went shopping at the market in Nyirbator. It was nice, I got to get a lot of fresh vegetables and spend time out in the fresh air. After shopping in the Spar, Ili and I were waiting in line to pay, when the man in front of us tried to use a 10,000 Ft bill. The cashier looked at it and something was wrong. She spent a long time looking at it and talking to the cashier beside her. There was a policeman standing in line behind me, and so after spending nearly 10 minutes looking at it, she turns and asks him what she should do. He tells her he will call the police to come and see what is up.

We didn't spend that much time there after we had paid, but I thought it was funny that there was a policeman just standing there trying to buy his own groceries.

In the afternoon I got some acceptances for Teachers College at home. My sister and I should be going to the same place, so next year will really be different.

That is it for now.