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May 30, 2008 at 6:46 pm Enter your password to view comments.

Career Path

I had a talk with the boss today, and am happy to say I made quite a good impression on them, the first 2 months with the company.

“Open” and “Easily connect” were some of the qualities mentioned. 

I am already pre-selected for one of their future plans. So. Very much looking forward to that!

Oolalaaa… it feels so good to be valued! *winks*

May 29, 2008 at 3:13 pm 1 comment

I Can’t Wait

As much as I am enjoying myself here, I can’t wait to go home tomorrow! Imtiyaz is down with fever, and the hubs said that’s because he misses me.

So since the hubs tak demam, he doesn’t miss me then? Hahahaha.

Sorry, I just have nothing to write.

May 29, 2008 at 10:21 am 1 comment

The Fishing Trip @ North Sea

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I had great time (1 throw up incident though), but when moved to a calmer setting, I was a die-hard-fan of the sea already!

2 cods, and another 2 fish named only in the Norwegian language which I don’t remember. The boat was luxurious, and fully equipped, and I had a go at driving it too!

Felt truly lucky being here when the weather’s at its best – more activities, and more things to see of course!

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Thank you, Boss, for such a lovely time out on your boat! 🙂

May 28, 2008 at 12:05 pm Leave a comment

The Sunday Stroll

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Imtiyaz would love the balloons, and I would love to get my hands on these…

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Some modern findings in this very old city.

Found some ridiculously overpriced, but very very nice place mats which I’d love to use as wall decor (black & white in colour too! Just what I need to balance out the brightness in my living area). But close to RM100 per piece, I’d have to pass.

I just love how place mats make great wall decor without the need to make a hole in your walls!

And these clear shoe boxes would be useful, don’t you think?

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Last, but not least, a statue to represent curvy women, right in heart of the city!

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May 26, 2008 at 1:06 pm 8 comments

Bergen – Voss – Stalheim – Gudvangen – Flam – Myrdal – Bergen

For NOK895 (Norwegian Kroner), me and one of the colleagues decided to go on the ‘Norway in a Nutshell’ tour to fill up our Saturday.

…:: Excerpt from http://www.norwaynutshell.com/default.asp ::…

Norway in a nutshell® takes you through some of Norway’s most beautiful fjord scenery. You can experience the scenic Bergen Railway, the breathtaking Flåm Railway, the Aurlandsfjord, the narrow Naeroyfjord (now included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List) and the steep hairpin bends of Stalheimskleiva.

The Bergen Railway  
The Bergen Railway is a unique experience on Northern Europe’s highest-altitude railway line. One of the greatest challenges is the harsh and changeable weather. The line is exposed to deep low-pressure centres from the west, which can mean strong winds and heavy snow for part of the year. Keeping the railway open demands great effort and technical expertise. Today, skilled workers, effective equipment, tunnels and snow tunnels make the Bergen Railway one of the safest and most comfortable ways of travelling between Oslo and Bergen. The line was voted one of the 20 best railway experiences in the world in 1999.

The Flåm Railway 
The journey on the Flåm Railway is regarded as one of the highlights of the Norway in a nutshell® tour. The 20-km-long train journey from the mountain station of Myrdal down to Flåm, down beside the fjord, takes around 55 minutes. On the journey, you have views of some of the most magnificent mountain scenery in Norway with an ever-changing panorama of tall mountains and cascading waterfalls. The train moves slowly or stops at the best views.
 
Splendid Norwegian fjords – on UNESCO’s World Heritage List!
Down at the picturesque village of Flåm, there is time to eat and to wander around before continuing your journey by boat. The boat sails out the Aurlandsfjord and into the Naeroyfjord, one of the narrowest fjord in Europe. The Naeroyfjord is included on UNESCO’s famous World Heritage List. Surrounded by towering mountains up to 1,800 metres high, this branch of the Sognefjord is amazingly beautiful. On the journey, you have excellent views of small traditional farms. If you are lucky, you will see goats grazing right beside the fjord and seals basking on rocks before the boat moors at Gudvangen.
 
Stalheimskleiva 
The journey continues by coach up the steep and spectacular hairpin bends of Stalheimskleiva*. The road up to Stalheim Hotel has 13 steep bends. After enjoying the wonderful views of the Stalheimsfossen and Sivlefossen waterfalls, there is a short stop at the hotel to enjoy the view before the journey continues to Voss. From Voss, you can continue your journey by train to Bergen or Oslo.

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I did the tour the other way round, if noticed from the route in the title. Was lucky everyone wasn’t playing tourist this weekend and crowd all the attractions. Eventhough there was a time this really kecoh old man was busily talking and putting one hand at the bus door pushing me out of the way. Just so he can get his whole gang in. D-uhhhh! It’s not like there’s not enough place for everyone! And I got the best seat with the best view anyway!


I was terrified here. If the bus brakes were not well-maintained, we’d end up god-knows-where!

I leave you with a video of a ‘mysterious’ lady appearing at Kjosfossen Waterfall(free fall 305 feet) where the flam railway stopped for 5 minutes.

May 25, 2008 at 4:15 pm 4 comments

Bergen Sentrum

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It was a beautiful sunny day, and the whole town was out enjoying themselves. We took a walk just outside the hotel, gazing up in awe at the clear blue sky, and keeping ourselves busy with our cameras.

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Every single detail had to be captured on camera – enough to give the impression how beautiful everything was!

May 23, 2008 at 8:32 pm Leave a comment

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