Markedsdag 2016

12 Sep 2016 – Hegdehaugsveien og Bogstadveien

Fri: TGIF, grey and drizzly day – good for staying indoors with a pot of warm tea and a few movies. So far have watched 4movies since my arrival to Norway and all 4 are quite decent and entertaining.

v1-btsxmtc4ntyznttwoze3mtaxozeymda7mtk2ozi5maGenius (2016)***the complex relationship between the world-renowned book editor Maxwell Perkins (who discovered F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway) and the larger-than-life literary giant Thomas Wolfe. Perkins played by Colin Firth, Jude Law as Wolfe, Nicole Kidman. Am a ColinF fan, so will watch most of his movies. Great story and an intriguing study of the personalities.

I don’t exist anymore. I’ve been edited…

v1-btsxmtgxotyzmztqoze3mtaxozeymda7ntgxozg1mqFlorence Foster Jenkins (2016)****pleasant but also pathetic comical biopic on the delusional American heiress opera singer and philanthropist Florence Foster Jenkins. Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant and Simon Helberg did well with their cast. HughG did a good job in his role as the loving husband!

People may say I couldn’t sing, but no one can ever say I didn’t sing

v1-btsxmtc3nzu2mttqoze3mtaxozeymda7ntuyozgxoaLove and Friendship (2016)***attempt at bringing Jane Austen’s novella Lady Susan to the big screen. An entertaining comic romp that fans of the classic English author will like.

I had a feeling that the great word ‘respectable’ would some day divide us…

v1-btsxmty5mda3mjtwoze3mtawozeymda7mtk3ozi5maHologram For The King (2016)***cultures collide when an American businessman (Tom Hanks) is sent to Saudi Arabia to close what he hopes will be the deal of a lifetime. A mid-life crisis drama, but it is really a crisis of purpose and identity for an old-school middle-aged businessman trying to remain relevant in the modern world.

Baffled by local customs and bureaucracy, he eventually finds his footing with the help of a wise-cracking taxi driver and a Saudi doctor.


Sat: Hegdehaugsveien og Bogstadveien Markedsdag – bi-annual sales and spent more than I intended! Somebody did not move their cars and were being tolled away at 08.30hrs! Was there bright and early to avoid the crowds. David Anderson, the silversmith always has tasteful window displays, but nothing on sale there!


Moods of Norway had 20% off in the whole shop and there went NOK2,181 S$360. A dress (NOK960 S$158 after discount) that I do not need, but like the colour, cutting and workmanship. A shirt, bow-tie and underwear for O, tractor-shaped waffle iron (NOK960 S$158) Christmas gift for the family, completely unnecessary! but O would like it đŸ™‚


Honey for NOK200 S$33, other small gifts, food for the day, including bus-trip back. Total damage done app NOK3,500 S$577


New sculptures at the junction of Josefines gt



No ‘Farmers’ Market’ this year, missed getting the fresh apple juice and kransekake. By the time I left at app 12n, it was getting crowded, not where I wanted to be any longer.


Why would anyone name a road Problemveien Problem Way??? Took a stroll with O so that he could ride his bike and what a pleasant surprise to bump into Magnus. Will arrange to meet with him and Christian next week.  Strange with life when you are meant to catch up, like with TorilA’s grandson’s bike.

Coincidence vs destiny vs fate…

The world is so unpredictable. Things happen suddenly, unexpectedly. We want to feel we are in control of our own existence. In some ways we are, in some ways we’re not. We are ruled by the forces of chance and coincidence – Paul Auster

Sun: Happy Bdays bro Steven and May Yung-Lam.


15yrs ago, the attack that changed our world, we remember the valor of those we lost—those who innocently went to work that day and the brave souls who went in after them. Hopefully we are mindful of those who grieve for them and the light that still lives in their hearts.


Yummy foods by Maybrochette with home-grown tomatoes.


Apple tart with apples from the garden. How to lose weight with such a good cook and such fresh produce?? Second-born who has learnt to make such yummy foods – good that she is named after my mother who also was an excellent cook and cousin Lock’s wife who is another May, and another wonderful cook.