Friday, 17 July 2009

Leaving Saudi Arabia

After weeks of preparing for the big move, we're now ready to leave Saudi Arabia for good.

The packers came and picked up our stuffs yesterday. We came to SA with 35 boxes and now we are leaving with 6 boxes more, not too bad!

In a few hours' time, my hubby and I will board a plane bound for Singapore. From there, he will take the next flight to Taipei, Taiwan where he will work for the next 3 years (or more). As for me, I will spend the next few months in Penang and Singapore with our dog because she is not allowed to enter Taiwan yet. So we will only move to Taipei in December.

I can't believe that one year has passed since I came to SA. Looking back, staying in SA has been quite a challenge, especially for women like myself. But at the same time, I appreciate the fact that I'm given the rare chance of experiencing the life over here, and also get to try out local foods!

Apart from the wide seletion of fresh fruits that I mentioned before, local foods are extremely yummy too. These are some of the foods we've tried out.


I will definitely miss the kitchen where I cooked/ baked for the last 75 posts of my blog...

.... as well as the table at the corner of the kitchen. This is where I had my breakfast everyday, kneaded the dough for baking and took pictures of the food. Thanks to the full length windows, the kitchen is always bright and sunny and I feel that the food pictures that were taken in SA look much better than before...

I'm sure that the dog will miss the windows too. ;-)

That's all, folks! If I can get internet connection in Penang, I'll start blogging from there next week!

19 Comments:

Stardust said...

Time flies. There must been some memorable moments in SA. I think the kitchen(& oven ;P) is glad to once have you around. =)

Have a safe trip honey, catch you later! リンゴの表情はすごく可愛かった!

vibi said...

WOW! A great adventure is ending and another one awaits you! Lucky woman.

I wish you all the best in this new world you are about to enter... am sending you my most positive vibes for all to go smoothly.

Come back soon... we'll be missing you!

Tina's Kitchen said...

Wishing you a safe trip back and envious of you being able to eat all the wonderful food again.

chicchicbaby said...

Good luck to your new adventure : )

edith said...

Time really flies. See ya soon.

Julia said...

Wow, it's been a year already? And Taiwan's next? I'm sure you'll enjoy Taiwan even more. Lots of fabulous food there. Lucky you! :)

Y said...

Wow. Good luck with your new move. I'm glad you're able to continue blogging despite all the travelling that you do!

Nadia said...

Hi,
First, great blog and fabulous pictures, i can associate with you since i also live in SA temporarily, loved the pictures you took of arabic food. i am aspiring blogger and food photographer, can you guide me which camera is good?

penny said...

new adventure and new tastes to discover! will be looking forward to your posts from penang :)

mycookinghut said...

Wow.. can't believe how time flies!! Good luck with your move!

Elin said...

Hi Piggy,
Wow, you sure are lucky...from SA to Taipei :) Looking forward to more sharing from you :) Have fun in Penang and Singapore!

Bee Yinn said...

Looking forward to reading your eating or cooking adventures in Penang! :)

squawmama said...

Wow I didn't even know you were there... but I have sure enjoyed the recipes... and will be waiting for you to get set up and start giving us more delish foods... A new adventure... how fun will that be??? Safe Travels my friend

(((HUGS)))
Donna

grub said...

The whole time, I honestly thought you were living in South Australia (SA).

Taipei is going to be a food haven galore.

Jo said...

I can't believe it's one year already. I remembered reading your post about your move to SA. Well at least you'll be back in your elements even though it would be for a while. But heh Taipeh should be exciting!

(( SKY )) said...

Interesting traveling life you got.
It's great to taste food from different places and experience a different lifestyle from time to time.

New Kid on the Blog said...

wow, 1 year already??

Anonymous said...

So will you be settled in Penang for now or just for a quick trip?

Anyway, love your foodie blog but I must say, your dog is just adorable! Is he/she a maltese? :)

-Jenny

Piggy said...

Hi Jenny, I was in Penang for two weeks in August and I'm now in Singapore. :-) My dog is a mongrel actually, I think she's shih tzu mixed with something else. :-P