Category Archives: Funny

Take a potato

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Ok. Something really funny happened. Do you remember the potato episode from the previous post? So, my friend showed me this video. It’s called ‘Ta en potet’ which literally translates to ‘Take a potato ‘. Like seriously! Take a potato. 😂 Norwegians are really funny.

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Smak reflection

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I went to the ‘Smak’ food festival in Tromsø with some friends yesterday. I was quite excited because it’s food and food is my one true ultimate love. All my friends were Norwegian except for one girl who is half Asian and half Norwegian. Here is what I experienced 😦 😀

1) The first thing they wanted me to taste was this tiny sample of lapskaus. Seriously, Lapskaus! It’s a Norwegian dish, basically meat and potatoes stew thingie. It’s my least favorite Norwegian dish. Well, it’s a stew and more like a leftover food and it’s too bland for my taste.

2) This girl showed me bags of potatoes and said that they were the best potatoes in Norway. At first, I thought she was being sarcastic but she meant every word she said. She started telling me how much she enjoyed eating those potatoes because she hadn’t eaten potatoes for a while. I tried so hard to contain my laughter. I wasn’t judging her love for potatoes but man! Like seriously, I am in a freaking food festival and these people were telling how good this particular brand of potatoes was. 😂

3) After walking across some stalls that sold tacos, lefse (Flatbread made of potatoes, flour, milk and cream) and dry fish, we came to city center and then suddenly this guy I was with stops and exclaims: “Em, can you smell it? It smells sooo good. It’s pølse (hot dogs)”. I just lost it at that. I just laughed and laughed because this was way too much. I know that Norwegians love their pølse but I had never imagined someone being so ecstatic over the smell of hot dogs. 😂

4) We ended up tasting a piece of dry fish that was like a mind boggler because everyone thought it was chips so, it tasted really strange in our mouths.

5) I didn’t even got to buy a good cup of coffee so, I had to go to regular café to buy a cup before I walked to work. 😦

It was of course very much fun to hangout with friends. They are really nice, friendly and fun loving people but I must say that I was really disappointed with this whole food festival thingie. Well, it’s called food Festival for a reason, no? Imagine going to a food festival in Nepal and ending up eating dalbhat (staple everyday dish in Nepal comprising of rice, lentil soup and veggies).

I left for work after a while but you know what, I got a snap on snapchat after 15 mins and guess what they were eating.

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Potatoes on stick! 😂

P.S. I don’t really have any pictures from the food festival but here are some pictures of the Northern lights we got to witness the day before yesterday. ❤

Neko Atsume

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Ok, I have a confession to make. I am so addicted to this cat game called ‘Neko Atsume’. Basically, you have a yard and you can put stuffs like food and toys to attract cats. You get normal and gold fish and you use those to buy stuffs at the shop. I am having so much fun playing that game. I set stuffs in my yard and wait for the cats to come and then I can take pictures of the cats and the yard to collect in my album. And it makes me so happy when these cats visit my yard. It’s a really cozy and relaxing game.

Here are some screenshots:

Birthday rant -I

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So it’s my birthday today according to lunar calendar. My dad called me around midnight to wish me for the birthday. Ever since I left home, I have stopped celebrating my birthday according to lunar calendar because I lose track of the moon cycle and it’s too much of a hassle and it changes every year. So, when I tell my friends, it becomes strange. The other one, the ‘real’ one is in October. It’s strange when I think of it, I have two birthdays in a year. But Thank God, I don’t age twice, that would have been a disaster. 😂

But yesterday after I talked to my father, I told myself that I have had too much of shit this year, I deserve to have two celebrations, all by myself. Yes, because I realized that instead of expecting other people to make me feel special and loved, I should enjoy this time of the year when my mother almost died while giving birth to me. I almost died and the first six years of my life, my family had no hope that I would survive because I was always sick. But here I am still alive and kicking. Miracle, right?

I am sitting in this café drinking coffee, listening to Massive Attack, watching the life slowly pass by, and trying to get into the reading mode (I need to finish this freaking Douglas Adams’ book soon). It doesn’t really feel birthday like. How am I suppos to feel? Old? Happy? Elated? Mature? Special?

So much has happened this year. Hit the new high and the new low. Again. Like the umpteenth time. But still feels like I am growing, evolving, living and being human. Life seems difficult at times but Massive Attack is singing in my headset: “It’s easy, don’t let it go!” ❤😊 Cheers to this life, I guess!! 😍

P.S. I am gonna treat myself with some chicken wings and cheesecake tonight when I get back from work. Yay! 😊

Project Happiness 365: Day 339

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I realized something funny about myself.  I go through existential crisis when I am hungry. When I am hungry, I get cranky,  I hate people, and I question meaning of existence. 

Food is really important for me. I won’t be surprised if by the last post of project happiness, I figure out that I attain happiness through food. 😂

Well, I am gonna go make some good Thai fish soup. That will be ‘the soup of happiness.’

Project Happiness 365: Day 330

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This ‘Shitheadsteve‘ on Instagram makes me laugh so much. Following this profile has been a funny ride. S/he posts witty memes and funny pictures but a lot of times I can relate to it quite a lot. Like this post from today. 

@tank.sinatra is a must follow

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I really want a dog but pets are not allowed in my dorm other than fish. So, I should probably use this trick. I think I laughed too hard considering the fact that I was a bit stressed earlier. 😂😁😊

Humour does help one cope with a lot of stress, doesn’t it?

Project Happiness 365: Day 311

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This.  😊 

Thanks to all of you for discovering my floating universe and showing so much love. This is an anonymous blog, so, I don’t publicise this anywhere in social media. But despite this, 1000 likes means a lot for me. I don’t think about likes that much when I post. It’s mainly just to express what I am feel. However, I feel very happy when you guys drop by and write kind words. I am grateful to all of you for joining me in this journey.😊 

We have been playing so much of the Witcher 3 lately. I enjoy the graphic part of the game a lot. It’s an aesthetic game.

After killing some monsters, beasts and enemies when Geralt of Rivia looks at a view like this, feels heavenly satisfying.  

And then my horse Roach pulls stunts like this, we burst into laughter. 

I went out for a bit today. I can’t actually describe in words how beautiful Tromsø looks these days. 

This city of boats and Northern lights never fails to amaze me. 

I am so fascinated with trees and lights. 

Signs of winter is all over places now. Soon Tromsø will turn into white beauty.

Project Happiness 365: Day 302

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Today has been EPIC. We had a fun time buying booster pack of Magic the gathering at Bruktbokhandel. It’s a geek heaven and the coolest store in Tromsø.We fixed our deck. And then we had a fun trust game. We took turns closing our eyes and walking the road completely relying on the one another each turn. He managed perfectly. I was a bit frightened. I opened my eyes a couple of times.  Lol! 

He gave me a birthday treat at our favourite hangout Aunegården.  It’s a fabulous place in Tromsø.  We played Magic for many hours. I realized that gaming dates are much more fun than regular dates. 😊