Not well

Not well

Ganesha :-D

Mom and stepfather left yesterday and I started missing them instantly. It’s been such a nice weekend! I have many photos to go through now, since I felt a little ill when I got home in the evening – I just dived into bed.

…Only to wake up with a flu. Only five days before Christmas break. With so much to do! I’d hyperventilate if my throat weren’t that sore 😦

Instead, I’ve search the Internet for advices on how to get well fast! So far I’ve learned nothing new. My favourite method is still lots of water and positive thoughts.

(Photo: Also from Blijburg beach in Amsterdam – Ganesha, hindu god. “Today in Buddhist Thailand, Ganesha is regarded as a remover of obstacles, the god of success” – Wikipedia)

Blocking the world

Buddhas at Amsterdam Blijburg Beach

I didn’t check the news yesterday and I’m definitely doing my best to avoid them today.

Amsterdam looks beautiful! The sun is shining. My mom is visiting me this weekend, with my stepfather and I should be running out the door now to meet them, since they are probably finishing their first Dutch breakfast around this time. So ‘til later!

*charging my camera*

No Christmas tree, but a sky of balloons

Balloons in student kitchen
Reminders of a party

We were going to buy a tiny Christmas tree, my BFF whom I share a kitchen with, and me, were totally going to decorate for the holidays – we just love decorating. Pretty surroundings make you happy, I’m sure there are studies about that.

Our Christmas tree did never arrive though! Misunderstandings…  Good thing we haven’t found the time to get rid of the balloons in our ceiling yet!

Oslo Impressions

Oslo Impressions

And so I’m back in Amsterdam!
Some thoughts from my trip to Oslo:

The morning after, Messy kitchen after party
The morning after….
Housmania, Oslo, 2012, graffiti
Hausmania is still the coolest building in town
Hausmania Backyard
oslo, norway, december, graffiti, statue, Hausmania Backyard
Sun and Oslo = Love
Sun and Oslo, magical together
Karl Johan Oslo 2012 Norway
-13: Being homeless really sucks during winter
Christmas market, fire place, oslo, norway
Also the Sami people come to the Christmas market
Spikersuppa
The ice is waiting
Christmas market, oslo, statue, spikersuppa
Christmas makes the city sparkle
Spikersuppa, Oslo, Ice rink
The Ice rink @ Spikersuppa is open = love
grand hotel, oslo, december 2012
Grand Hotel, all ready to host nobel peace prize winners (2012)

Changes in Oslo

Graffiti i Maridalsveien, Oslo

I simply had to jump off my bus for a little photo-detour after noticing some changes in Maridalsveien, a street in Oslo I photographed almost two years ago. Good thing I wasn’t in a hurry. Next time I’m in Norway the wall might have changed again! It would be so exciting… although I really like the wolf!

I love graffiti, don’t you?