Sweets Can Kill You

There is a huge gap between living in the 1990s and living in the 2000s. From music to fashion, you name it. Also, people’s perception of beauty has changed drastically and so the rise of the health experts as well is dramatic.

Life before was not that complicated because people did not give a shit about their looks and their food intake. People were not paranoid. Even though there are health/fashion/food magazine, the articles were not exagerrated. Nowadays people can not eat without asking how much calories the food has. Kids can not even enjoy a small piece of chocolate because their parents are worried that sugar makes them hyper and whiny.

Today I had an argument with someone about disciplining kids. Funny though because neither of us do not have kids! Anyway, according to him kids should only get chocolates/candies on Saturdays because kids are more active before than today.

Yes it is true that children before are more active than the children of today, but I think this argument is just an excuse to avoid exerting more effort into disciplining the kids, in my opinion. I do not think that giving them a small amount of candy on a Monday would make them spoiled.

Instead of counting calories, can’t we just go out and play? Eat when we get hungry. Drink when we get thirsty. Indulge in sweets (in moderation) if we wanted too?

Can’t we simply just enjoy life?

A Date with Michelle

Last Thursday, I had a date with my girl friend Michelle. Met her in town, we took a cup of coffee and talked about lots of stuff. Then a friend of us finally joined us and we had this conversation about self improvement. It’s not that much actually but I’m glad to have met these people because they are inspiring and encouraging personal growth. We also talked about how young we are still and that it’s never too late to achieve your dreams even if you’re almost 30.

After coffee, we went to the Japanese restaurant to eat gyoza and dumplings.

Thursday was perfect because it’s freaking 21 degrees Celcius! It’s definitely a summer temperature and a perfect day to take pictures.

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Gyoza
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My beautiful friend Michelle.
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Dumplings. Too bad I got full before I could taste them.
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The view 🙂
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At the Petroleum Park

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Michelle braided my hair. Two types of braid in one.
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Cool street mural painting. That’s me by the way. I can’t pose. 😛

Norwegian Constitution Day

Or 17.mai as we call it here is Norway’s biggest event. On the same day in 1814, the Constitution was signed in Eidsvoll and this year marks the 200th year of having its very own constitution. Every year, 17.mai is celebrated by long parades and numerous festivities. People wear their national costumes and wave the Norwegian flags with pride.

I celebrated this big event in Stavanger. I started the big day with a 17.mai frokost (breakfast) at a hotel with my lovely friends. Then, we watched the parade. After the parade I went to Stavanger Konserthus to watch the program there.

So, here you go. Behold the shots I took yesterday. Hipp Hipp Hurra Norge!

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Scarred For Life

Life has never been fair to us. Dreadful things could happen to us anytime. Whether we like it or not, some things are almost impossible to leave behind. Experiences whether good or bad never leave without a trace, but most of the time it is the bad that still remains in our minds and shape who we are.
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Daily Prompt, Scars.

It’s Official!

Nope! I’m not the one getting married but my friends are. These are just two of  the many shots I took of them a couple of weeks ago. I’m happy that they asked me to be their “official photographer” on their big day. However, I don’t think I’m so good at this. I mean I’ve never been an official photographer for someone’s wedding. Also, I didn’t take any photography studies so I don’t have any documents to prove that I’m competent enough to this line of work. Nevertheless this made me happy because it means that they trust me and at the same time I’ll have the opportunity to practice what I love to do.

 
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Japan Feeling in Stavanger

 

Never been in Japan but I’ve learned to love the Japanese culture because of my exposure to their films, tv shows and cartoons. I have also learned some Japanese words because of the anime song themes. I’m also a big fan of Japanese architecture. It’s very neat and minimalistic but definitely an eyecatcher.

Anyway, when I was jogging a week ago, a gate caught my attention. So I stopped. Took a closer look at the house and the gate. Suddenly memories of my teenage years came back and one of  Rurouni Kenshin’s theme song played inside my head. I felt like I’m one of the girls in that anime series. This house definitely gives me a Japan feeling.

What do you think?

 

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How I love to have my picture taken here in a kimono!