Hamburger platter for my hunny.
Most of the English pocket books here are Stephen King’s. 🙂
Classic books. I still love them!
Classic books. I still love them!
Fretex is Norway’s biggest shop and the major contributor of recycling which sells used stuff like clothes, furniture and etc. for a very low price. it is owned by Frelsesarmeen (The Norwegian Salvation Army). It is like a garage sale except that Fretex has its own shop. They do not just sell used things, they accept your old stuff as well, as long as it is still in a good condition.
Last Saturday, my bf and I went to Fretex with mom and my cousin. We took them there because they were looking for semi antique home decorations at very affordable prices. I couldn’t think of any other shops that sell antiques so we drove to Fretex Mariero and Sandnes.
The incident in Oslo and Utøya shocked not only Norway but also the whole world. The mass murder which claimed the lives of 76 people was done by a 32 year old Norwegian man.
I first read about the atrocious incident when I came across Anderson Cooper’s Twitter account. I got shocked and worried about our friends in Oslo (Thank God they’re ok!) so my hubby sent them sms and asked if they’re doing fine. Then I called a friend and discussed our theories and speculated about the possible culprit for this heinous attack. The number one on our list were terrorist groups like Al Qaeda and asylum seekers who were sent/thrown out of the country but we’re wrong. The suspect is not linked to any terrorist group nor an immigrant/foreigner/asylum seeker but an ethnic Norwegian guy.
If you’ll ask me if I got surprised, NO I wasn’t, even though I thought of the terrorist first because any psychos or bad guys could be a terrorist. Norway is a peaceful country and Norwegians are wonderful people (no doubt with that). However like any other countries and nationalities, it is not 100% stain free. It just happened that the crime rates here are very low.
The problem is that we are being cynical about people based on their color, race or culture. I hope people would realize and admit their mistakes, set aside their pride and change for good because we are living on the same planet- we are all brothers and sisters.
|Fakkeltog i Stavanger 25.juli 2011|
Photo Credits to Tommy Ellingsen and Stavanger Aftenblad
The Gladmat Festival is held anually in Stavanger during summer. It is the biggest food festival in Norway and in the Nordic countries.
We went to Stavanger last Thursday (21/07) and watched the spectators, checked the booths and tasted the mouth watering foods.
Last year Gordon Ramsey was here.
Some of my friends were asking me how I got rid of my acne. Well it’s not totally gone, I mean I still get one or two during my periods now but comparing to when I was in my teenage years and my transition to young adulthood, my face is a way better now.
My facial experience:
I was one of the many girls who really had a stressful teenage life and thus resulted to an acne breakout. I got insecure and desperate to get rid of it. So what I did I went to a facial salon in a mall in Quezon City Philippines and had an acne surgery but in that salon they called it “facial”. ( An acne surgery is a procedure which removes the acne lesions by using a needle or a small blade and is usually performed by a dermatologist.)
Before the “facial” procedure they steamed my face first and then after ten minutes a lady in white sat just right above my head and started doing the facial thing and since I’d never been to an acne surgery before I got shocked that the woman’s going to poke my pimples with a needle. Take note: It was not a skin doctor who worked on my face.
Afterwards I checked myself in the mirror and I was surprised because my face was red and my face looked like a human version of the moon. It is normal after any acne surgeries but I was dumb and naive that time so it came as a shock for me. After a week my acne disappeared but it didn’t take long before it came back. I went back to the salon again and asked if it’s normal and they said it is normal but they had to do it again because it came back. And so the cycle continued. The acne kept coming back and in the end I gave up and stopped caring about my face.
Anyway, it is not easy to get rid of acne specially if the skin is oily and exposed to dirt. However there are ways to minimize it, either orally or physically. So it’s up to you guys on how you are going to deal with the problem. Mine was very difficult in the beginning since I was afraid to ask my family and friends for help.
My friend felt sorry for my condition so she recommended me to her dermatologist then after a week my pimples were gone and my face was almost flawless. I also learned from my doctor that the “steaming” of the face and pimples before the procedure is unnecessary. Eventually it is just a waste of time and money.
If you’re planning to rent a cottage or just sightseeing within Stavanger region with a mountain and lake view then this is the place for you. Bråsteinvatnet is a half hour drive from Stavanger center and 3 minutes drive from Ålgård. It is easy to get there since its not so far from the express way (E39).
My bf and I went here yesterday after our short trip to Jernaldergården.
Here is the panoramic shot of Bråsteinvatnet:
Jernaldergården is an outdoor museum in Stavanger which shows how the Vikings lived during the Iron Age. It is actually a farm which was reconstructed during the Migration Period around 350-550a.d.
We had no plans of going here today. However we passed by this historical place after driving my bf’s sister to Madla so there’s definitely no excuse for not dropping by here.
My bf and I won’t be traveling abroad this summer. There are lots to do… on my part. I got myself a summer job at a small company, so it means that I only have the weekends to rest. Also, my bf is waiting for his thyroidectomy . Poor him :(.
Anyway, thank God for the great weather this week. I can wear my favorite pair of shorts, tops and let my feet breathe again! I’m so tired of wearing closed shoes and socks now.
My boyfriend bought me a XP30 camera last Sunday! It was just a random present. We passed by a camera store when we were waiting for our bus in Sauda then he suddenly remembered that I want a waterproof camera and tadaaaa! He bought it! I asked him why he’d give me a present now, he said that he just wants to make me happy and to spoil me and besides he doesn’t buy me flowers. And also the cam was on sale. 🙂
Underwater shot at Edlandsvatnet. Taken earlier today.
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