Thursday, January 31, 2008

Oh...

I was supposed to start working tomorrow for Gørley Kommune, part-time, but since I had an interview today at Novo, and it being closer to home and full-time, I went ahead and accepted it.

I have to thank Lyn, who I met a few days ago at Selma-Klip. As she was waiting to for her hair to dry, and I was getting my haircut, we passed our time talking about Denmark. We go to the same language school.

Two interviews, being hired almost on the spot... just after two weeks of applying is freaking AWESOME.

Thank Lyn!

Night at Mortens

Wednesday night we hung out at Morten's. Anne was kind enough to swing by to get us.

As usual we had a great time. Morten is such a good host and awesome cook.

Tak for mad!

Most of these pictures were taken with a slow shutter speed... but because my subjects always move, they come out blurry. Still I love the warm, natural feel.


The videos below are of Anne and Morten looking at the 2 girls, 1 cup clip. Anne had previously seen it, but had to see it again.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Wednesday

My morning started off in language class. It was my second day and like yesterday, I was lost. Wednesday's are apparently "special" days were everyone meets in their small auditorium-like room for group singing and discussions on world wide issues. Today's topic was Democracy. It was interesting to see how people felt about it... many debates were going on. Most of the refugees were against it which brought on many a heated arguments from the rest. Some of their reasonings were far beyond from what I myself could understand... ideas where religion governs life. I don't know. Just glad it's not me who has to battle fitting in to westernized culture and a strict religion.

So, Democracy ended with a 20 minute coffee break at Kvickly with one of my classmates, Edit, who is a fellow American, just from South America (Peru). We had a great time!

The last half of class started and ended with another debate about disciplining children. We all agreed with the fact that when a kids act up, when all the talk in the world doesn't help, that a spanking is needed then... BUT... we were told that spanking your kids in Denmark is against the law... with severe consequences. I guess that is why I always see bratty kids crying all the time... screaming... throwing tantrums... hitting their parents... and just being plain rude. Teachers kept telling us that children have rights here... so spanking is out.

Man, I remember being spanked all the time as a kid, having shoes thrown at me, or having cold water splashed in my face with no warning. I also remember egging my grandma on that her spanks were weak... to try harder. Pissed her off all time. Fun times!

So school ended kinda early and I met Kingkeld at Kvickly for lunch, something I have come to enjoy doing. Meeting Kingkeld and having lunch that is. He's cute.



A video of our walk back to the apartment.


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We are off to have dinner with Morten. Be back with pictures.

Me love Morten and his crew, Bastian and Ozzy.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Vor Frue Kirke

The other night, I took this picture of Kalundborg's church. It's about 800 years old.



A little bit of history on this amazing church.

It church was built by Ingeborg, daughter of the city's founder. He was called Esbern Snare. The unique church's design is based on a Greek cross, where the four arms are each hold a tower and fifth tower, located in the middle, resting on four granite pillars above the middle of the church. The castle-like look, is not because of Kalundborg castle, but is supposed to symbolize the heavenly Jerusalem where God and humans, according to the bible, will live together to the end of time. In medieval times, the heavenly Jerusalem was often pictured as an armored city with five towers. In 1827, the middle tower collapsed, but was rebuilt in 1871.

I will have to look for some photos that I have on this church.

Good night!

Adios Chewbaca

I forgot to tell you guys that I finally got myself a haircut TODAY.

ADIOS Chewbaca...



Hello new me!

Tuesday

Today was the first day in my required Danish language class. I think I was a bit anxious to start. So much so, that last night I gave myself a really bad headache.

Anyway, class this morning was pretty interesting. I was placed in the last module/level course, which is very advanced. Most of the students are pretty well informed with Danish, such as being able to understand what the teachers are saying, as well as hold a decent conversation with them. It's still all GREEK to me.

The class is a pretty large group. I would say that there's about 20 people, and each from different parts of the world.

It was pretty cool to talk about our reasons for moving to Denmark and as usual, everyone wanted to know what it was like to live in the U.S. I have to say that I was very proud to sit among them. To actually see and hear them interact in Danish was amazing. I hope that I will be able to reach that level and to progress even further.

Anyway, here's a few pictures of the school. I will try to sneak in more tomorrow.


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Monday, January 28, 2008

Monday morning

I took this picture this morning after dropping Dee off at school.



Later on, Kingkeld and I went to the police station to get a background check on me. For work purposes. On our way back, we went down the main road passing the old, remains of the castle walls.









Here's a picture of the once famed Mine Field street. They called it Mine Field because it once had pub after pub after pub. You would stagger out of one, into the other. Now, you will find charming apartments, one moped head shop, and the three remaining pubs.



So as we were coming around the corner, we came across this map of our fair city. Black marking says, "the cake is to be found there". Ehem... probably old and nasty cake by now.

Ole's party

Hello everyone!

I came across these photos/videos from my camera phone.
They were from Ole's party last Wednesday night.

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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Grave mounds

Here is one of the many grave mounds found throughout Denmark.





Sunday

I always get tickled when I see this picture.

I hope it brings a smile to your face as it did mine.

Enjoy your Sunday.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Kingkeld seen in Italy

Nina, a close friend of Kingkeld, took this photo while vacationing in Italy.

See the resemblance?



Friday, January 25, 2008

Rob Zombie

My all American heartthrob.

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Fødselsdag

Wednesday evening we had dinner with friends to help Ole celebrate his entering into manhood.
Sex machine, I mean Ole, was an actual sweetie who treated us to a great Chinese meal.

Tusend tak Ole!

Here's Ole. The young pup.



These guys were at Camilla's place for a pre-birthday bash. Mikael was supposed to have taken us with him, but he was running late... and trying to give Kingkeld directions to her house... but it was getting too complicated, so we opted to meet them at the restaurant.



Kingkeld here waiting for the crew to arrive.





















I caught Mikael on his phone again.





Ole is the pimp daddy. Check out the dollar sign.



















Ole looks like a mischievous dreng.















Ole, I hope you had a fun time and may you have many more.

Thanks Mikael and Kingkeld for letting me borrow your pictures.