Monday, November 21, 2011

Famously famous or infamously famous?

I have been wanting some Men Tse Tse (a flat noodle soup with a lot of veggies and a light broth...) and some Pan-fried pork momo's from one of our favorite restaurants. :-) I have been wanting this for, oh, about 2-3 weeks now. Well, SIL brought me home some ladoo's since they are like my favorite misti. Well, DH wanted one, so I let him eat one...little did he know that he would have to feed me for that one 4 rupee ladoo. :-)

Well, off we went, and when we arrived the owner of the restaurant waved and said hi to us. She had recognized us and knew exactly what we wanted to eat. So...we sat down and ordered our food, along with 2 mango juices. Not even 2 minutes later the owner came over and told us that they were out of the noodles to make a proper men tse tse and what else could she give us? We replied that she should give us whatever was good, and we were ok with experiments. She replied that she would give us the men tse tse but with thin noodles. We were totally ok with that. We ate our momo's and when our soup came we chugged it down. It was pretty much the same to me, but DH says the flat noodles make it different (but whatever, you know? :P). Then when we were about half way done with our soup, the owner came over and gave us a bowl of chilli chicken as a apology that she didn't have the proper ingredients. The chilli chicken was delish.

Seriously, how many of us could say that we would have that kind of service in the US? I've only ever experience half as good service, even in the restaurants (like Taco Bell, and junk) where I've worked, and even then...it was iffy. Seriously, I'm impressed. :-)

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Whats going on...

Apologies for not posting anything lately. I've spent the last week or so sick, fever since Tuesday, and just not feeling up to doing anything lately. I suppose this is how it goes.

News...hopefully by the beginning of next month DH's work schedule will slow down and we will be able to start the visa process. Yes, I'm still here on a tourist visa...which means we still have about 6 months or so before I can do anything fun again, like working! I know...working isn't fun, but when you've been doing nothing (except reading books and watching movies) for about 2 1/2 years it gets old. I'm looking forward to having something to do again! :-)

Also, I registered today for Hindi classes at the local language school where I learned Bengali. Let's hope that I have better luck with the teacher and that the teacher teaches me useful vocabulary. I start on Tuesday so then I will have a better idea of what I will learn. It is a 52 month course (I didn't know this earlier...) and costs Rs 500 (US$10) a month. Let us see how the first 6 months go and if it is of any real use to me. :-)


**ADDED LATER**

LOL DH just got home. He told me he received a phone call from a lady at the school. They apparently thought I was a guy because they couldn't read my name properly on the application. They told him my first class is not Tuesday, but Saturday...talk about ruining my day. My first class is now on my birthday...grrr