mandag 30. november 2009

Getting aussier with a bank account and a phone number with a cunning new phone

I got a aussie bank account in Commonwealth Bank and a ten numbered aussie phone number at Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Mobiles! I also bought a brand new phone to match the new number. For once I bough a pretty phone - and I am a bit terrified that it is just a eye candy and doesn't work at all.

It's called Samsung Star and you can see the picture here. What do you think?

It's quite a cunning phone with a section in the manual telling about "Make Fake Call"
I can apparently "simulate fake incoming calls when you want to get out of meetings or unwanted conversations" which only cost you 25Cents. You can also make it appear as if you are talking on the phone by playing back a recorded voice. For 25 Cents you can also lock numbers which you are afraid to call when you are drunk. lol:)

søndag 29. november 2009

Sunday sightseeing in Melbourne

Took the Free City Tram for one hour to get a nice overlook over the city!

And then I walked up and down all the streets going here and there (Bourke Street, Russel Street, Collins Street, Lonsdale Street, Swanston street and some other ones).

I almost blew away - so had to go in at the end!

lørdag 28. november 2009

My home for the next month

After two nights staying at a hotel with a swimming pool near the Melbourne Zoo, I move all my stuff closer to the city center to my new home for the next month. It is quite okay - except the kind of dirty looking walls, and some other details. I have put up some drawings and stuff on the walls. I have also hung up all my dresses here and there - so now it looks a bit better. Oh, and my bed can be put inside a closet!!

Here are the pictures from the website:

I have one small balcony and one suicide french balcony with no fence in front. Here is the view taken from the balcony door which I dared to open:

I like the rooftop view!

onsdag 25. november 2009

Nightflying Singapore-Melbourne with Airbus 380

I sat on the upper deck of the worlds greatest passenger plane and I ran down the stairs twice just because I was able to:)

Again, the movies was good, the food was very super, but this time the trip itself was very bumpy - and I didn't manage to sleep with two very joyful passengers next to me enjoying free drinks and comedies all night through! Gruff!

Food list and some pictures from Singapore for Mum:)

During my Singapore visit I enjoyed:

- Bulgogi and Kim Chi at a small Korean shop next to my hotel at Tajong Pagah

- Sushi at Sakae sushi at Bugis Junction (Note to Mariann: I tried the rainbow maki and not the dragon roll:)

- Dim Sun at VivoCity Foodcourt with my own good ncompany and my three good friends: Shanghai Soup Dumplings, Siu Mei, and a third type of dumpling I am sorry I do not remember the name of.

- The earlier mentioned Ceral Prawns and Black Pepper Crab with veggies with dear Vadi at Jumbo Seafood - Thanks for the treat:)

- Maxwell foodcourt with dear cousin Cheryl and carrot cake, sticky rice inside leaf, pao with barbeque pork, fried gyoza (japanese dumplings) and a bit soya bean desert and avocado smoothie.

- Hainese chicken rice and chinese green good vegetables at the Foodcourt on top of the Amara at Tajong Pagar.

- And then at last sliced beef and chili, sweet and sour fish (1 S$ only), some other very good fish, and a really nice veggie dish at the Crystal Jade Restaurant at Changi Airport with Vadi followed be a marshmellow lattè before heading off to Melbourne.

mandag 23. november 2009

Discovering a secret room at SAM Q8

A neverending well of books - Art piece at the Singapore Museum of Art [SAM] which I found after walking around and around City Hall for 30 minutes. The rest of the museum was dedicated Philipino and Mexican art.

After wandering through the SAM - I went to the SAM 8Q - a contemporary art center with young artists displaying their work a lot which I enjoyed.

My favorite was a room called the Submarine Room - and there were a lot of letter templates displayed. For instance letter templates for friends, for ones loved ones and even for when committing suicide - cause it is important to say it in a letter. I thought the templates were nice - but then I realized that you could walk into the closet amongst the clothes!

At first I didn't think it was a part of the exbibition - so I felt rather rude to just walk into the closet. But inside there was a small white hall and thereafter a smaller hall with all the walls filled with written papers.
And going through this doorway I step out of a small closet into a small room with a couch, a desk, a chair, type writer and some closets and a small television which showed a movie with marching soldiers from the World War II... A bit strange to hear the sound of the marching when going through the closet.

Even if I now thought it was a part of the art piece - I still felt like trespassing. In one of the closets there was a skeleton inside!! Think I would have yelled if anyone had come in - or if they had had some kind of suprising sounds! Then I walked back into the closet and back to the main exhibition again.

Recommendable for those who go to Singapore (now that I ruined the fun of discovering the secret room) :)

søndag 22. november 2009

Black Pepper Crab with Jumbo Apron!

In the left front of the picture you can see my favorite cereal prawns , tofu with spinage and lots of different types of mushrooms on the plate to the right. and the last dish are tasteful kay lahn(?) vegetables. In front of the cereal prawns sits Vadi. We are at Jumbo Seafood at Clarke Quay and waiting for the pepper crab to arrive on the table before digging in!

lørdag 21. november 2009

Arriving Singapore hotel

Here is my hotel room view - which during night time looked a bit like a picture from a science fiction novel with scary ajointed huge buildings:

My hotel bathroom which is nicer than my own bathroom in the Oslo apartment:

The hotel swimming pool where I swam twice and sun bathed a little bit every day (of course with sun screen) when it did not rain or the wind threatened to blow me out of the window:

I enjoyed my stay a lot! The next time though I think I would like to stay with friends or family! Nice to have them closer:)

fredag 20. november 2009

Oslo-London-Singapore with matching beige couple and lots of movies

The two hour ride to Heathrow was a bit exhausting with a boy and his girlfriend yapping all the time with her annoying voice sitting next to me. So when I found my seat on the plane from London to Singapore I was very glad when I'm sitting next to a quiet and thin Singapore couple. They were even a bit cute with their matching outfits with both wearing beige cord pants and National Geographic London t-shirts in light green and light brown (like the couple in the picture). I feed them chewing gum, we smile and during the trip we have share the common polite phrases "thankssorryexcusemewelcomesorrythanksbyebyethanks" and nothing more - they are my dream co-passengers.

In fear of sounding like a commercial; I really must say that I absolutely love Singapore Airlines. I love that the food is nice, the seats are spacious and that there are tons of movies and series to watch! During the 13 hour flight I eat smoked salmon with potato salad, stir-fried pork in garlic sauce with vegetables and rice, cheese and crackers, and cheesecake, peanuts, apples, grapes, chocolate. I sleep a bit and when I wake up I get vegetable quiche, miniature chicken sausages, beans in tomato sauce, and fruit and bread rolls. And all the food is really good:) During the flight I watch:

- "The Ugly Truth" which was a pretty awful American romantic comedy with all the gruesome stereotypes of males and females

- "Julie & Julia" which I actually enjoyed even though I really don't like Meryl Streep and dramas like these.

- "Land of the Lost" with that absolutely awful Will Ferrell, so I had to turn it off after 20 minutes

- Two episodes of the psychotherapist TV-series "In Treatment" which I thought would be absolutely boring, but actually found quite entertaining and interesting.

- A third of the Japanese movie "Death Note/Desu nôto" based on a manga series I have read the two first books of and a third of "The Time Traveller’s Wife" which I also have read the book the movie is based on. Since I already had read the books the movies seemed a bit boring when knowing what would happen.

- and I also saw half of the Japanese Anime movie "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time/Toki o kakeru shôjo" which I fell asleep in and really want to see the second part of later some time!

All in all, a quite entertaining ride and I even managed to sleep!

torsdag 19. november 2009

Bye bye Norway and all my family and friends <3

Well I am soon off to the big downunder world from Oslo to Melbourne. After a four day-stopover in Singapore, I will work in Melbourne until medio-June! I am a very sad to leave my dear friends and family, and a bit scared and a bit happy about my Australian adventure!

I will post pictures and tell you about my trip here!