Hello Oct 2016

4 Oct 2016 – So Long Tromsø/TOS

DAY 6 challenge, UK – C2C Trail (Jul-Aug 2013) and  Paul Krause nominated.


Fri: tkx to Nils for showing me around the KulturHuset/The Culture House, TOS most important scene for performing arts. It is also a resource center for the city’s cultural life with area of 6,000sqM, 3stages, 1café and various public area


Delightful Baroque music performance by Ensemble4FEMTEN  for the Fri FOCnoon concert. Nils is the Marketing Chief for the events – having fond memories from 1968 of this sweet young 8yrs old boy who taught me all my Christmas vocab in Norwegian 🙂


Mosaic by my favourite TOS artist Marit Bockelie@KulturHuset’s staircase. Some of her works around town – Gyllenborg skole/Elementary School and Søndre Tollbodgate (2007). did not have the time to see them all, but would have liked to.

Sat: last day, DAY 7 challenge,  USA – Angel Oak is a Southern live oak (Quercus virginiana) located on Johns Island near Charleston, SC. Brenda was nominated. Glad that this is over Hazel!




1st visit to Polaria, world’s most northerly aquarium. Its striking design represents ice floes that have been pressed up on land by the rough seas of the Arctic. This modern architecture echoes the Arctic Cathedral across the harbour in Tromsdalen on the mainland.



There was an on-going outdoor research project about cleaning the coast and Claire of course knew most of the PhD students there! The hibernating bear statue and fall colours are here to remind us that winter is soon on its way!


Thank you Claire&Stein & family for putting me up and for putting up with me in their cozy house with a wonderful view.


Sun: saw parts of the UiT Campus (world’s most northerly U), tkx to Morten. There was an open house today with exciting and interesting happenings. Nice to see Ingvild and her 2boys there enjoying the events.


Like those experiments where the app identify me as a 27yrs old… lol 🙂


Did not even realized that he is serving his 2nd term as Dean of UiT!


Morten&Laila’s new town-flat by the sea, beautifully situated and nice interior.


Delicious home-made and self-caught fish in a fish-soup (4different sorts) dinner with some of the family Hald.  Glad to have got the opportunity to see Nils on Fri and sorry to miss Magnus.


Morten&Laila’s country-house on Kvaløysletta. Appreciations to them for getting as many of the Hald family together.


Mon: the weather sympathizes with me as I bid farewell to TOS where there are so many fond memories to cherish and treasure.


Edited –  with some members of the family Hald, Christmas in TOS (1968). Cathrine, Nils, Magnus and John III.


Amazing contrast just within a few days. Arr Wed where there were only 3tiny patches of snow on Tind and dep Mon with the snow creeping down, slowly but surely. There is a folklore in Norway that if there are a lot of red berries on the Rowan trees then it’s going to be a long, cold winter. So let’s see if this will be true!!!


Oct’s Special Dates:

3 Happy Bday CHONG SiongYin

6 Happy Bday David WONG

7 Happy Bday Leslie LAM

8 Happy Bdays Larry LAM, Audrey WONG and KONG HengSun

12 Happy Bday Karen SCAF-BENHAM

13 Happy Bday David YUNG

16 Happy Bday Patricia LAM

21 Happy Bdays Steve LAM & Dee HALL

27 Happy Bday Ellen HALD sr

29 Happy Bdays LAM KwokLock & Kiera CHUA

31 Happy Bdays Adeline LEE, Mark BOROWSKY and Happy Halloween

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