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ABCs of Summer—Nordic Heritage

Scandinavians are great. We’re hearty and hard-working. We’re designed to withstand frigid temperatures. We bake the absolute best desserts. We have fancy letters in our alphabet and can get away with random silent J’s. 343 more words

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Black Oceans, part 182

This is a post in the ongoing project to translate Czarne Oceany from Polish to Norwegian.

Han nådde salongen og her så han henne i lys av byen fallende gjennom åpen balkongdøra.

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我眼裏的挪威人

普遍的挪威人給我的印象不太好。由於以為自己太苛刻,故在網絡上搜尋了一下,看看別的國民對挪威人的印象如何。我發現,基本上旅客對挪威人的印象很不錯,但長期居住在挪威的外國人意見相反(我算其中一位嗎(´・_・`))。

我眼裏的挪威人是:

☻ 無趣
☻ 無禮
☻ 無情
☻ 政治冷感
☻ 懶惰
☻ 冷淡
☻ 排外
☻ 世界觀狹窄

到挪威前,我一直以為挪威人都像美國人一樣地熱情、親切,後來發現不如想像。記得有次坐電車,有位媽媽帶著嬰兒車想要上車(當然有寶寶在車上咯)。司機下車幫她把嬰兒車抬上電車,可當她要下車時,她站著不動,希望司機能幫忙一下。窘境是那位媽媽一直苦苦看著,司機卻看著倒後鏡,沒有要動身的意欲。而坐在車門附近的乘客也沒有要去幫忙的意思,真佩服他們的無視,最後我便從車廂尾上前幫那位媽媽把車抬下電車。有些別國國民的媽媽分享道,在挪威坐車時,挪威人看到她們是孕婦並沒有要讓座的意思。

基本上,挪威人撞到人是不會道歉的,那令人白眼的程度和香港人有過之而無不及,甚至更厲害。我常在街上或店裡被挪威人撞到,他們都是頭也不回就走了。聽說,被他們踩到也是很慘的。有位英國朋友在機場被一位挪威人踩到,她痛得叫了出來,可是那個人沒有道歉,相反地,他回頭看她覺得她很奇怪。

此外,挪威人是不會排隊的,車站都是一片混亂的。在快餐店也會出現這情況。我嘗試過三次在麥當勞買餐,但對我來說那是不可能的。每次去到老麥,都看見一堆人站在離收銀櫃檯八尺遠的點等著,可我又摸不著他們是在等點餐還是等食物。正要上前,突然有人插隊點餐。不然就是等個十分鐘,櫃檯還是沒員工。站在櫃檯前面,員工還是不鳥。到目前為止,我還沒成功在老麥點過餐。

我一直都知道挪威人拘謹、冷淡,後來發現了一個和這個有關係的有趣東西,叫The Jante Law。這個東西是一位作家提出的,裡面有十個「法則」:

1.        別以為自己很特別 21 more words

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Throwback Thursday: Alexander Stenerud brilliant pop

For my next Throwback Thursday I thought I would go back through my spotify playlist.  I thought I’d start with the first entries I created the playlist with, and think about why I still have them in my playlist two years later, though the songs are older. 481 more words

Black Oceans, part 181

This is a post in the ongoing project to translate Czarne Oceany from Polish to Norwegian.

- Passasjerliste?
- Vi har den ikke ennå. Vi laster ned fortløpende fra politidata.

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NORWEGIAN SUMMER

Arrived one day early to this fabulous paradise. A trip to the cabin at Nøtterø is mandatory come summer. Playing cards and drinking Sancerre in the sunset. 11 more words

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Norwegian Museum of Cultural History (Norsk Folkemuseum) ||Man and Nature in Norway|| until September 2014

A photo exhibition by the Italian photographer Luca Berti.
From June to September 2014. Opening June 26th.

Church at Mo.

With his photos, Luca Berti aims to show the beauty of the Norwegian landscape and to preserve memories of what is remaining of the Norwegian rural culture.  219 more words