I received a good news yesterday- the long awaited letter from the Department of Immigration declaring that I am now a Permanent Resident (PR) of Australia!
I, first applied for my visa early December 2010 and received my temporary residency end July 2011 allowing me working rights. Towards the end September 2012, I received a letter informing me to submit a few more forms and documents for my permanent residency application to be processed which will take about 3 months or so.
Did what was required, sent it off in October 2012 (or was it November?) and crossed my fingers and toes for good news. Nah... actually, I totally forgot all about it till early January 2013 and figured I'd give a follow up call in February.
But the Immigration department beat me to it and voila! Am a PR now! :)
So, today after work, we headed to Mocha Jo's for a celebratory dinner.
I was pretty down yesterday and today (for unknown reasons... can't be PMS and am NOT preggers!) plus been having headaches, dizziness and nausea. Once again, NOT pregnant. ;p I think it's the side effects from my Rubella vaccination on Monday. :(
Mr. C figured to cheer me up by bringing me to Mocha Jo's for my long awaited Chicken Rigatoni and Sticky Date Pudding! And I think it did cure me of my blues. At least, I am smiling now.
This place IS always packed!
The last time we were here, we gave up after hearing we had to wait for about half hours to 45minutes just for a table, not factoring ordering and waiting time for food! Mr. C then, promised we'll be back again.
Hence, today's journey into Glen Waverley.
We were early, reaching the happening eatery before half past five guaranteeing us a spot to sit. We had to wait till 5.30pm to place our order for the food from the main menu. Before that, Mr. C had a latte whilst I savoured a Lemon Lime Bitters (my new favourite drink. Well, that and Sangria!).
Had a sipped of Mr. C's latte and I must say it was beautifully made. Loved the coffee beans used as it wasn't too bitter in taste unlike some places. The ratio of milk to coffee was just right.
Mr. C had the Calamari Salad priced at $18.50 whilst I had my Chicken Rigatoni that burnt a $22 (approx) hole in Mr. C's pocket! His meal was something different, that's for sure. What with the fried calamari paired with some white coloured cheese and tangy lemony taste.
My Chicken Rigatoni didn't taste as good as how I remembered the last time I had it here. It was alright, like a pasta version of Risotto but it didn't knock me off my 'stomach'. Maybe there was a change in chef.
Sticky Date Pudding
Nevertheless, our sickly sweet (in a good way) Sticky Date Pudding was a nice ending to an enjoyable, relaxed, celebratory meal! In fact, we were a bit too full from all that we had!
Time to skip 50 times on the skipping rope tomorrow! Lol.