Cosplaying in Kristiansand

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My work takes me to the nicest, weirdest and coolest places, and also introduces me to the nicest, weirdest and coolest people that I would otherwise not have met. Earlier this summer my colleague and I ventured outside of our dark, college newspaper-looking office space to meet up with three local cosplayers. We spent an hour […]

Palm trees and sunshine

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  The busiest weekend of the summer is over, and I’ve spent the entire day on the couch watching TV and generally not moving a muscle (with the exception of a short trip up the street to get some Indian food with the parents). Palmesus has become an annual tradition, and this year (my fourth year […]

Summer is here!

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Hello world! Since last we spoke I’ve relocated to Norway for the summer, and already finished my first week of this summer’s mandatory “I need to work to make money to survive”-period. This year, like last year and the year before that and the year before that, I’m working for the hipster-section of the local […]

MERS vs finals

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In case you don’t follow the news (shame on you!), South Korea has seen an outbreak of MERS (Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrom) in the last couple of weeks, and the country is going bananas. Masks are sold out everywhere, people are canceling vacations and hundreds of schools have been shut down. Conversely, MERS is not […]

1 coffee, 2 term papers, 3 weeks

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I’m currently entering that exciting period known as “pre-finals week”. There’s only 3 weeks left of the semester, and as the weather is growing increasingly humid and scolding hot (summer is coming!), I am spending most of my time in air conditioned coffee shops and libraries. Game of Thrones is keeping me company every Monday […]

Korean food: Bulgogi

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The late Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti noted in his biography that: “One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.” I have met people in my lifetime who honestly don’t care about or care for food at all, […]

Happy Norway-day!

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Yesterday we travelled to Busan in the south of Korea to celebrated the 17th of May with over 500 Norwegians who live, work and/or study in the country. Cue flags, traditional costumes, singing, marching bands and Norwegian food (waffles!). This is my second time to Busan, and the first that involved summer and warm weather, […]

City guide: Seoul

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7 months have flown by, and I am still not completely used to the fact that I actually live in this great city. But 7 months have meant a lot of excursions, treasure hunts, blog reading and instagram stalking, and I am at least confident that I am learning to understand how Seoul works. And for […]

An introduction to K-Pop

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When you move to Korea, you will inevitably be asked the question: “Did you move to Korea because of K-pop/K-drama?” At least if you’re a girl. And for a staggering number of international students (especially those that come from somewhere not-Europe) this is the case. Not so for me, although I will own up to the […]

On midterms and Avengers

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Hello world, long time, no speak. Since last time I was on here, midterms happened. That dreadful week created by university administrators and professors to torment students with trauma and lack of sleep for two weeks straight before telling you that it’s not really going to count all that much towards your final grade, leaving […]