Flashback Sunday: Once Upon a Winter

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This shot was taken at Sandved Park in Sandnes last January. It was sunny and ice cold that day.

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Dalsnuten Again

This is my second trip to Dalsnuten. This time I wasn’t alone. My friend Pearl’s with me. Believe it or not she just got back from the Philippines! She said that she doesn’t want to just sleep the whole day so she asked me to go hiking today. Luckily, we have a nice weather today. 15 degrees Celcius and sunny. Not bad!

_DSC8350Just circa 200-300 meters from the site, you’ll find a teepee made from bamboo like tree.

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Inside the teepee.

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I don’t have an idea what those hanging things are for but I think that people hang them there. I actually like it because it gives  a nice touch to the teepee.

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Running water!

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And finally we reached the top! Good job!

Fiesta in Stavanger! Day 1

Today is the opening of the annual food festival in Stavanger, Gladmat Festivalen (Happy Food Festival). My friends and I went there today to see what they have this year. I found out that it’s almost the same as the previous years. They have seafood, burgers and grill food.

Apparently there are lots of people today. The “not rainy” weather takes credit for that. I’m glad that I get to wear a summery outfit today too.

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At 10 PM today.

While waiting for the bus this evening, I took some pictures using my new phone LG Leon H340n. I bought a new phone because I lost my S4 Active on the bus on the way to the town a couple of weeks ago. I think I might have dropped the phone on the seat while trying to put it in the pocket of my jacket (I fell asleep). I can’t still get over it because I love that phone and besides I’ve taken lots of pictures with it.

I got no luck in locating it via the Android finder. Could it be that no one found it yet? I filed a report to the bus company and they said that they would call me once they find it but now it’s been two weeks since I lost it and haven’t heard a word from them. But I’m still hoping that they’ll find it one of these days.

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Good night and Hello Monday!

Despite the emotional struggles that I have been experiencing these past few days (I blame the hormones!), I’m still grateful for the people who are always by my side in good and not so good times. Some of them are not physically with me but they always make sure that I’m doing fine. And that is one of the things that I treasure most.

Anyway, here’s one of my favorite relaxing music. I always listen to this whenever I feel stressed, bored and can’t sleep.

Good night world.

A Cosy Saturday Evening

After a long day at work, my friend and I drove to Ikea. She wanted to buy a broom while I was looking for storage boxes and teapots. But before shopping we had some pizzas and sausages. After that we started looking for the things that are on our shopping list.

Guess what. We ended up buying stuff that aren’t on the list! We’re not surprised! Ikea made us do it! Kidding! Seriously, Ikea is good in selling their stuff. So once you get inside, prepare for the battle of your will against Ikea’s magic.

Moving on. Since it’s Saturday I didn’t need to drive home early so I stayed at Kristine’s place til 10 p.m. We talked about about almost everything while enjoying fresh brewed Sencha tea in a teapot from Japan.

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Sencha tea in Japanese teapot and cups

I absolutely fell in love with the Japanese teapot set. I’m getting one too! She bought this set during her visit to Japan last year.

Anyway, before I forget this post is my take in this week’s The Daily Post photo challenge. Symbol. For me a cup/pot of tea symbolizes warmt and hospitality.

Not just a cat

Our cat at home has been following me wherever I go. I noticed that she’s naggy today. Since I have day off today, I’m happy to play with her. She loves to play fetch with her favorite toy, earplugs. Then I got tired so I took a break and sat on the couch when she suddenly jumped to the table and stared at me for like 2 minutes. She looked like she was examining me (Probably wondering when I’m gonna toss her toy again.). So I tossed the earplug again, but this time she won’t go after it. She just remained on the table. Just as I started going back to my room, she followed me again but I just ignored her. I heard scratches from the door and because of that I yelled at her. I think she took the hint because she stopped scratching.

I felt bad because I yelled at her but I still remained in my room because I was busy doing some paper works. However she came back to my door which is unusual because she only do it once in a while and easily gives up. This time it’s different.

I let her in after a minute of whining. I talked to her in a very possible human way (I asked her what’s the matter with her). She stared at me, purred and she gave me a serious stare. Her eyes were talking to me. I could see it and I could feel her thoughts.

Then I started to wipe off the tears…

And that’s when I realized that there’s nothing wrong with Aki (the cat) today. It was me. I was lonely today and the cat knew before I did because I was busy overthinking about things around me.

UntitledThanks for the love and concern little fellow.