-All black..

I`m a bit of a scattered person in some ways- always juggling too many balls in the air, trying my best to not drop a single one.. At the same time I love to just relax and enjoy my days, so it can be quit hard to manage to everything I have to/want to/need to do..:s As an attempt to be a bit more structured, I wrote down everything I needed to op ASAP last week, and today I just realised that I`ve actually done all of them… Woop, woop! 😀 Now I just have to read for a quiz I have next week, and then it`s time for weekend and good times:) Tonight it`s a “Funuralparty” ( not a real funeral, but two of or friends have decided to go back home mid- semester, so we`re going to have one last huge party in their honour- celebrating all the good times we`ve had here, and sending them off with lots of wished that they`ll find what they`re looking for:) So tonight we`ll all dress  in black, shades covering our eyes, and raising our glasses to two wonderful guys that will be dearly missed by us all.. 🙂

All Black (Good Charlotte)

All Black

Take a look at my life, all black
Take a look at my clothes, all black
Like Johnny Cash, all black
Like the Rolling Stones wanna paint it black

The night we met, all black
The colour of your dress, all black
The seats in my Cadillac, all black

As long as I could remember I dreamed in black and white
As I grew up and the sun went down I never felt more alright
My mother she use to tell me…Son you better get to church
And its a dark world and the people out there and you know its only getting worse
Never been much for weddings or anniversaries but
I go to a funeral if I’m invited any day of the week
Some people say I sound strange some say I’m not right
But I find beauty in this world every single night

Take a look at my life, all black
Take a look at my clothes, all black
Like Johnny Cash, all black
Like the Rolling Stones wanna paint it black

The night we met, all black
The colour of your dress, all black
The seats in my Cadillac, all black
I used to see red, but now just all black

I sat down at her table at the end of the night
She was having black coffee and a cigarette, she wasn’t wearing white
She said, people tell me that I am strange that I am not right
The only time I feel alright is in the dead of night
I think I found the one for me

Take a look at my life, all black
Take a look at my clothes, all black
Like Johnny Cash, all black
Like the Rolling Stones wanna paint it black

The night we met, all black
The colour of your dress, all black
The seats in my Cadillac, all black

I remember feeling so alive
The night I look into her eyes,
Take a look at my life..

-back to the moon..

Now the day for departure is here- feels like I just got here in a way (but at the sane time it feels like I’ve been here for ages with all the fun & activities I’ve managed to squeeze in this summer… :p). Now I’m leaving my lovely darlings, cold (expensive) beer, sunshine all night, pollen allergy, Norwegian delicacies ( as krackerbread, shrimps, caviar on a tube, salami, miils majo, flintsteak, potatosalad, ‘littlecandy’ aka smågodt etc).. I’ve been in a ‘funk’ for a while, and this amazing summer with my lovelies has brought a new perspective on the situation(s) as well as the ability to make me so relaxed that I can finally let my shoulders down again… 🙂 Now I’m better than ever- and I know everything will work itself out- in every aspect of the bubble that is my life;) On Saturday morning I’ll be back on the moon (aka GC), speedwalks on sandy beaches, the hottub in the backyard, starbucks’ iced skinny soy latte (with 1/2 sugarfree vanilla shot:p), the land of smiles & gooday’s, ‘Suicide’ bus lines (patients is a vertue:p), assignments and crazy nights with wonderful people… 😀 -That doesn’t sound too bad at all? I can’t wait to give everyone in La Familia a big cuddle… Almost 6 weeks apart is kind of hard when you’re used to see each other every single day… ❤

-32 hours travelling through Frankfurt and Abu Dhabi with Etihad airways (with comfy seats, great food- hopefully without milk…:p)  OZ- here I come! 😀

I should be used to this…?

– but my eyes still get watery every time I say good- bye… 😦 Yet again 6 weeks of summer in Norway has passed by in the blink of an eye… I´ve tried to ´hit many flies in one smack´or kill many birds with one stone which just sounds brutal… :p -aka spend time with people every second of every day (no moment should pass by without my flies… :p) I have been a busy little bee 24/7… The 3-day festival last week stole the last of my energy (even after tons of coffee), so I guess no-one can run on love alone forever- you´ll need some sleep as well :p The festival was the best ending to an amazing summer… I don´t think I´ve ever had som much fun? Sun, beer, good music, spend time with my great friends, meet old friends, and even get some new friends… 🙂 Now I´ve been at my mum´s place with my oldest baby brother (if I can call him baby– he´s now 24:p), and my sister, and now I´ve packed and ready to go… (or so it seems…). Don´t get me wrong-  I´m looking forward to being back in Surfers with La Familia (that I have missed these last few weeks- ML, Barbro, Issie, Monty, Fraggle, the boys in nr.13- and off course Sanne, the boys in Longbeach and the all rest as well), but it´s always hard to leave my darlings at home.. Tears and all! But luckily, we´ve gone almost 4 years now, and it´s (probably) just a bit more than 4 months to go… 😀 In less than 1 week I´ll be back at uni- as a masters student :s.. Hopefully all the insecurities that´s been a part of my life for the last 6 months will now disappear with the start of a new semester… ( with a new studies, new flat, new roomies, new job- yup, almost a new life altogether really:) -and come december, I´ll be ready to go back home and get a ´grown- up´job and everything… 🙂 Enjoy the rest of your summers sweeties! Some of you I´ll see back on the GC soon, and the rest of my darlings I´ll make sure to keep in touch with until I´m back in Dec.. Thank´s for an amazing summer! ❤

Oh, what a feeling!

I´ve again managed to wait waaaaaaay to long to book my ticket back to Oz (I always seem to wait as long as possible- for no apparent reason- even though it stresses me…:s)- but now Ive finally done it! 😀 I managed to get a return ticket for just 10900NOK (including cancellation insurance etc- just in case this time… :p )… How great is that? 😀 It´s with an airline called Etihad- that I´d never heard of, but I looked it up, and it looks fancy as few! Like a middle eastern fancy airline with all kind of pleasures like comfy seats, good food, lots of movies etc… How lucky am I? 😀 So now the date is set- I´m leaving Thursday 22nd July and will be back 24th in Surfers:)

The next 2,5 weeks I have a million things to do- ever single day is planned, but it´s all fun stuff that I´m looking forward to:D Tomorrow I´m going to family party at Caro´s, Wed I´ll see the Eclipse movie and meet Helene & Andrew in Tbg, then the days after I´ll visit my grandparents, party in fancy dress in Oslo (to celebrate Siri now being a lawyer!), travel to Risør to visit my sister and mum, GC reunion in the park, festival in Tbg with heaps of different friends from all over, Risør again, visiting my aunt and cousins- and then I´m leaving… In between I will be tanning, drinking cold cava (that I don´t really enjoy, but apparently it´s now a thing:p), and just enjoying the lovely Norwegian summer with my friends:) I feel like such a lucky girl! Then it´s back to ´reality´in Surfers with studies, rent to pay, assignments to write and decisions to make.. But I know everything will be alright- after all, all the decisions I´ve made so far have been based on my feelings, and so far everything has turned out the way it´s supposed to be (even though it´s not always fun to be right in the middle of things:s). Yup- in a few short weeks I´ll be starting with a blank slate- new studies, new flat, new roomies, new job…. It feels good- my next (and possibly very last sem) can be whatever I want it to be! What an amazing feeling.. 🙂

The adventures of a weird little girl….

It’s not often I get annoyed by my own ‘scatteredness’ – but omg am I annoyed now! After changing the dates of the flights from GC- KL and KL- London 2 times, I apparently got a bit confused and mixed up the times… This resulted in that I booked Ryanair London- Norway one day after I arrive there (-and who is keen on spending 24 h at a tiny airport after a long travel when your that close to home??). I also booked a hotel close to the airport in KL because I thought I had 24 hours to kill here, and that it would be nice to sleep in a nice bed, shower (maybe even suntan- it’s 35 degrees here?), but no… I suddenly realised that my flight was not only booked the wrong day, but also that I happen to have 9 h in KL not 24… And to make matters worse, the wonderful hotel that I paid 450NOK for, was next to ANOTHER international airport in  KL, – and of course it’s too far away for it to be worth going there…. What a waste of money?! I was also stopped in the passport- thingy on the way out of Aus, cause apparently my visa expired the 4th… (oooops!). I didn’t realise why they asked me to wait at the time, but yup- I’m 3 days late according to my visa label… Luckily it went alright, and no harm done (I even got a smile from the immigration officer- maybe they’re happy to have had me here for so long? What a nice person- I love OZ!! :). I have traveled plenty of times before, so it amazes me that I can be so blah now?? ( I guess my mind has been elsewhere the last few days… -that can happen to the best of us when the bubble you’ve been living in for months suddenly bursts and you have to face ‘reality’….). Well, not to worry- I found a little plaza lounge (that off course also cost money- but hey, what else is there to do here??). So now I’ll be hanging here surfing the internet and drinking coffee in a wonderful quiet place for the next 3 hours before I can check in, and then I’m allowed to go to an even fancier lounge where they have showers (:D), ‘free’ dinner, massage chairs etc- bliss! 😀  -Then it will be time for be to board the next plane:) I have to say I’m a bit embarrassed this time… I know my weird stories are amuseing to you all (:p), but it causes a lot of extra work (and money), as well as being a stress factor… (even tho I’m so used to it that I rather laugh than cry over it these days…:p). Even though the journey is long, and full of obstacles (even though they’re created by yours truly :p), what’s waiting for me in the other end is soooooooooo worth it:D I just hope I’ll get my student loan fast, cause all these little extra payments have almost drained my credit card dry…:s But not to worry- I’m sure everything will work out as it always does:D Now I’m going to taste some of the scrumtious buffet here at the ‘lounge’ 🙂 (-remember what you said Issie- what else is there to do when you’re travelling alone then eat?:p). -also, I take back everything I’ve said about airplane food… Airasia does NOT have the same ‘standard’ food I’m used to + I forgot to book a lactose free meal, so I’ll be eating plenty at the airport in order to make up for a 13 hours long flight without food…:s). Enjoy the rest of your day everyone, and for my darlings in Oz that are going home in a few days/weeks, remember to triple check every single detail on your flights etc so you don’t ‘wind up’ like this little girl right here… (I know it’s a long shot, cause these things rarely happens to anyone but me, but anyways, now I’ve mentioned it -just in case there are more weirdos like me out there;p).

Home here and home there<3

1 week left in Oz before I head home to Norwegian summer:D Where did the time go? It’s weird that when I left Norway after 5 wonderful weeks of summer last year, it felt like it was going to be an eternity before I was going to see everyone again, and then I got back to Oz, got busy, and before I knew it, June is here again.. In a way I love the fact that time flies, but at the same time it’s starting to stress me a bit… I mean, if time keeps going faster and faster at this pace, I’ll be old and grey before I know it! :s I guess it’s true that time flies when you’re having fun, and omg, have I been having fun! (so what all ‘grown ups used to say when I was bored as a little girl,  “life can’t always be fun” -isn’t at all true- it all comes down to how you handle- and how you look at things 😀 ). It’s with a variety of feelings I’m going home though… I love that I’ll be able to hug my dear family and friends in just a short week, enjoy warmer weather than it’s here these days, long & light nights and catch up with everyone… But since I was home last, a lot of things have changed, so it will be interesting to see how everything turns out.. After almost 4 years here, I’ve been better at getting used to being apart from people I love, and I have been able to enjoy myself where I am. Even though I miss people a lot and think about them every single day, it’s normally when I’m flying over Norwegian fjords, forest and mountains that I realise just how much I’ve missed everybody and everything and get all teary eyed (I know- I’m a weirdo:p), and it’s always unbelievable hard to leave (and I’m all tears again:p). Because when I’m there, I’m as much there as I am when I’m here (- if that makes sense at all? ;p). There’s hours of catching up to do when I get back, cause even if a lot has happened to me this passed year (and especially in the last few months), a lot has happened at home as well.. Things happens- people change… The only thing I know for sure, is that real friendships last for life, and no matter how much we’ve been through apart and together, we’ll always be there for each other in spirit until we’re together once again:) I can’t wait to talk to everyone face to face- which is sooooooo much better that e-mails, sms, skype and facebook put together:) See you soon my lovelys!! 😀

Brissy!

Surfers is full of bars and clubs, but I still seem to manage to go to the same places every weekends… Waxy’s, Fiddlers and Melbas… When I went to East in Broadbeach last week, a couple of people I knew asked me “Sina, is it really you? I thought you only go to Melbas”.. I figured it was about time I experienced something new… Due to this, ML and I decided to go to Brissy last weekend to visit a friend there. We only stayed over night, but had heaps of fun! We made fajitas before we had some pre- drinks at Anja’s place. She lives with 3 Asian students, which even though they’re very western, don’t drink or party like we do. After a couple of hours (and we started to get a bit tipsy), they came home with a bunch of friends and sat down to play board games in the living room. Sannes bday &Brissy 027You could see the balcony where we were at from there, and we got a bit embarrassed due to our consumption of alcohol (even though we don’t drink too excessively, to people that NEVER drink, we probably seem like alcoholics), and therefore didn’t even want to go to the bathroom because we were scared of tripping over their games etc. But all of a sudden ML (poor thing) walked straight into the glass door with a big bang! One of Anja’s roomies came running out, and there we were standing tomato red and embarrassed with ML’s glass all over the floor… To all fairness, the glass was remarkable clean, and had been open the whole night, but still, a sober person rarely walks straight into glass doors… As I’ve said before, I’m a bit clumsy, so I was just happy that for once it wasn’t me:p

 

After this incident, we decided it was about time we went out, and headed for downtown Brissy. I haven’t been to Brisbane more than a couple of times, and really loved to be in a real city again (Surfers is more like a holiday- paradise like Gran Canaria or Ibiza..). Apparently we only went to two different nightclubs that night, but because each place had multiple levels with different music, live bands (and even an outdoor terrace) it felt like at least 5 places (the places in Surfers are a lot smaller:p). We had a lot of fun, and for once we didn’t wind up at Melbas:p

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Girls- trip! 🙂