Friday, January 30, 2009

Sziasztok! Hossu ido volt!

Sorry that I've been something of an unreliable blogger over the last few weeks. January has been particularly interesting, but I'm officially moving tomorrow! My friend's family could take me for at least a month! So I will be staying in Budapest which is awesome! This is by far one of the best cities on the planet, well that's what I think. It's so international and there is just so much to do, so many places to see, and so much history to learn!

So much has happened since last time I posted! I don't even remember it all now! I will just give a small overview because it really is pretty late at night right now...

I started dance classes at the half term and they are hysterical. Great to see my class trying to avoid the inevitable dance moves our teacher has tried to get us to do! I went to my first Japanese library! It was so cool! They had most of the Miyazakis!

OK, what else... January has been pretty tough I guess. I haven't really seen many of the other AFSers. I have done a good deal of reading though. The Poisonwood Bible was great and so was HPGF!

Our Tesi teacher in school, my osztaly fonok (something like home room I guess) told us we will be having a class trip in May! That's really exciting! There will also be a week long orientation with week host families next week! I'm going to be in Be'ke'scsaba! I haven't ever been there before. Should be good!

OK, I really should go! Sorry again for not posting so often! Sziasztok! Jo Hetvegen!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

transition

I'm making a move in Hungary, so please don't send things via snail mail. I'll post when I'm settled.

Friday, January 2, 2009

First of 2009!











Szia Ketto-ezer-kilenc!




(Before I start I apologize for any mistakes and the lack of accents in the Hungarian.)

I thought that a good way to start the new year would be to share the traditional recipe for a Hungarian 'good luck' food, so here it is!

Magyar Lencse

-Egy nap a lencset beasztat vizbe
-Utana forro az olajat es voros hagymat
-Teszel a lencse hagymaba
-Megmarodt vizel egyut raunt az olajra
-Teszel sot, sok folvagne fok hagymat, mustart szasz,
-Egy ora fozni
-Csinalsz egy liszt, tej, es/vagy krem
-Mikor a kesz a lencse, teszel a feher szasz a lencsebe
-Eszel Forro!


Here is the version in English.

Hungarian Lentils
-Let the lentils soak in water for one day
-Heat oil and fry onions in it
-Put the lentils in the onions
-Cover the lentils with water
-Put in salt, LOTS of minced garlic, and mustard sauce in to taste
-Cook for an hour or until the lentils are done
-Make a flour, milk, and/or cream sauce (roux)
-When the lentils are done put in the sauce
-Eat Hot!

videoThis is a video that the German girl and I took in front of the Danube and the parliament, unfortunately I can not post one of the videos that is somewhat better. But the Cotton Eyed Joe has hit Budapest and Germany. Szia mindenki,
-Ve