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If one man can show so much hatred..


Category: Norway // 22.07.2017 at.11:40 o' clock // No comments


On July 22nd 2011 a bomb went off in Oslo. The very same day, not too long after, reports came in about a man shooting teenagers at Utya. Seventy seven people lost their lives that day, in the incident that will go down in history books as the first terrorism attack on Norway since world war 2.

In Norway we typically refer to it by the date it happened: 22.Juli (July 22nd). We do so, because this didn't only affect the places where the terrorism took place. It affected us all. In such a small country, you're bound to be related to it somehow. Either you have a family member or a friend who died, or you know someone who knew someone who did. This isn't "the Oslo tragedy" or the "Utya massacre". This is a tragedy, a massacre, a terrorist attack, that affected us all (read more about it here). 

Every year, when the summer starts to fade, and the calendar marks the date july 22nd, people gather in the streets of Oslo and on Utya to lay down flowers. To come together and say some words. Share some thoughts. Hold hands and cry for the lives that were lost and the families that were destroyed. Every year they have a camerateam filming, so that those of us who can't make it there in person, can still be a part of it through social media and TV's. Every year on this date the newspapers print a story on the front page of someone who were affected by the tragedy. So that we will never forget how lives were changed that day.




The sign says:


"IF ONE MAN CAN SHOW SO MUCH HATRED, IMAGINE HOW MUCH LOVE WE CAN SHOW TOGETHER".


 

If you're interested in hearing my personal story, let me know in the comments.


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5 Weird Norwegian phrases


Category: Norway // 23.06.2017 at.15:25 o' clock // 2 comments


In the northern part of europe, on the western and northern part of the scandinavian peninsula, lies the kingdom of Norway. Home of the vikings, trolls, paganism and heavy metal.



Norwegians are just like everyone else. Nothing particularly special about us. That is, until we open our mouths and say...


01 ♥ "IT WAS COMPLETELY CRAZY MATIAS"
(DET VAR FULLSTENDIG GALEMATIAS).
Who is this Matias guy, and why is he so crazy? No one knows. But whenever something gets out of hand, we tend to say that it was completely 'crazy matias'.


02 ♥ "IT LOOKS LIKE A BOMBED WHORE HOUSE"
(DET SER UT SOM ET BOMBET HOREHUS).
I don't know who invented this bizarre phrase, but saying something looks like a bombed whore house is just the typical norwegian way of saying "damn, it's messy in here".


03 ♥ "I THREW MYSELF AROUND"
(JEG HEV MEG RUNDT).
You know when you're in a hurry, stressed out, sitting in your car on your way to work, and then suddenly remember that you forgot to lock the door? So you turn around.. Or as we say in norway: you threw yourself around.


04 ♥ "I ALMOST SAID"
(HOLDT JEG P SI).
Ending a sentence with "I almost said" is a common thing in Norway. Example: "I can sleep anywhere, I almost said" or "it's okay, I almost said". It's funny because.. Well, you didn't almost say it. You actually did say it. 


05 ♥ "GOODBYE IN THE BATHROOM"
(HA DET P BADET).
Norwegians will sometimes say "goodbye in the bathroom" rather than just "goodbye" or "see you later". It doesn't really matter where you are. You could be leaving someones house, or you could be parting after a day of shopping together.. Either way: "goodbye in the bathroom" - sometimes even "goodbye in the bathroom, you old chocolate" (which has nothing to do with the color of ones skin). 


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Through social media I've come to know a lot of people from all over the world. Most of them don't speak Norwegian. Some of them read my blog regardless. So I wanted to make a blog in a language they could actually understand.

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