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Yeah, long time no see.

I wanted to make tons of entries, but of course my laziness got the better of me.


I was at home over Christmas and New Years and it was really nice. I watched a lot of documentaries and met all my favourite friends from home and it was generally just relaxing and fun. I hope you also had a nice time!

Now I'm back in Norway, and that's nice too. It really already does feel like home. Uni hasn't started just yet, but my first courses are next week. I only have 7 hours/week (my courses are: travelling literature, Ibsen & Fosse, and Sami) but that's quite alright because I've also started working. Or at least I think I have. They're a bit fuzzy on finally giving me the damn job and giving me money. :P
I work at the uni canteen and even though that's not very glamorous, I like it so far. I work at a smaller canteen in the fishery sciences building and the lady working there and training me is really nice and fun and has an impressive mustache. Tomorrow I'm supposed to talk to the boss and get all signed up and told what kind of tax card to get etc etc.
The pay is alright too from what I've heard (~125NOK/hr = ~16€). I mean, it's not that good for Norway really, but I was too lazy to look for a better job.

And when I got back nice post awaited me! So thank you [livejournal.com profile] robtengel and [livejournal.com profile] alicetwilight for your Christmas cards! :)
I don't know if somebody else sent me something, but if that's the case I just hope that the Norwegian post is being slow and not that my flatmates lost it...

I hope the next update will be a bit sooner. ;)

Date: 2012-01-12 05:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] angrylogic.livejournal.com
Wow, that pay is still more than double the minimum wage here ;A; Norway must be painfully expensive!

Lol @ the moustache. It must be a northern thing. So many women up here have impressive growths on their lips XD My neighbour does, but it's silver and the light bounces off it when she speaks!

Date: 2012-01-12 05:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] urania-chan.livejournal.com
Well, Norway is really expensive (for example a litre of milk is more than 2€), but the UK isn't that cheap either, so it sucks if your minimum wage isn't higher. Germany doesn't even have one...

Haha, silver, that sounds really fashionable and cool! ;)

Date: 2012-01-12 09:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gothikmaus.livejournal.com
I was going to comment on the salary too, 16€ is more than a medium-paid job in Italy!

And no, moustache is definitely not a Northern thing, you should see some Italian women...

Date: 2012-01-12 09:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] urania-chan.livejournal.com
Well, everything is more expensive than in Italy, too, but yeah, Norway isn't the country with the best life quality for nothing. :)

Date: 2012-01-12 09:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] angrylogic.livejournal.com
I can't think of any job here that pays £13 (about 16€) an hour in the UK :\ Once you get above £8, it becomes a salary. Even most graduate jobs don't pay the equivalent of £13ph ;-;

I was served by a girl with an almighty moustache today. It was in the tourist information center (I was buying a map). It was something to behold...


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