Sunday, June 29, 2008

Tom kha gai


One of the classical Thai soups

Shredded fish




Karaoke bus


Maybe that would get more people to take the bus in Norway :).

Thursday, June 26, 2008

The greatest Norwegian past time

Ta-da! Jepp, yesterday I decided to indulge in a Norwegian past time (even though the chain is Swedish ... ok, that just opened the door to some funny looks). I took a quick browse & got some storage boxes. Those will soon be filled with important keepsakes (junk that I can't bear to part with). Thank you, Sweee ... ehh, IKEA!

At work for CPOC




Lunch today


Cost 11 ringgit

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Eating out

If you go to Kuala Lumpur you should check out Jalan Alor in the Bukit Bintang area. A street full of food stalls and lots of good food. We just had a couple of Tiger beer and some satay :-)

The (in)famous durian




Advertising on the street



Gard representing Norway




In one of the elevators in the Petronas twin towers

It give info like temperature....not that it changes much from day to day :-)

A short video from the 42nd floor

Here is Olav on the 42nd floor of the Petronas twin towers (by the skybridge) and a bit of the view from the tower.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Ame's prom night


My baby sister on her prom night in May *sniff* She looks fab-u-lous, dahling! Oh yeah, with a date ... Prom night comes twice to most South Africans coz the classes are small and the venues are large so the seniors (final years + second last year) share. BUT her class (2nd last year) had to come up with the theme, raise money and decorate the venue. No easy task!

KL by night




Olav got a small glass of wine


But he deserves it of course :).

Having cheese in the Traders lounge




Chatting with Jon Vidar



Monday, June 23, 2008

1 for Basil, 2 for me


Thought I'd start the week on a diligent note. Got to work on time, was efficient during my work hours, straight to the gym - remembered to guzzle some water after the workout and ... watered Basil (yes, the basil plant). Any gold stars for moi?

Eating Indian

We had Indian with Meena. Here is one of many dishes that were on the table



Meena

Meena took us out to eat Indian food in KL. She is a foodie...just check out her food blog http://www.awhiffoflemongrass.com/



Back in the Traders lounge




Relaxing Sunday


Took another chance and headed into town for coffee and cake on Sunday. Parking was still a nightmare but the company was good and the 'big city' woes were soon forgotten;)

Weekend in Stavanger

Stavanger was buzzing this weekend. 2 cruise ships, German tourist buses, National Brass Band festival and rigging for the beach volleyball tournament. The festival was more international though with the National Guard strutting their stuff and a band from South Africa extracting standing ovations from quiet Norwegians:) The downside being that all this was rather unexpected and parking was a nightmare - took me 30min to get out of town from our usual parking area! We hope the weather clears up again otherwise the beach volleyball tournament might be more a muddy affair:S





View to Traders



At the skybridge on 42nd floor at Petronas Twin Towers




Sunday, June 22, 2008

Sushi

We had various kinds of sushi and sashimi at the Hilton in KL



Refreshments in the hotel lounge




Amazing view

Another picture of the Petronas Twin towers in Kuala Lumpur



Working at Starbucks

We don't have internet at our hotel!!!!! So we have gone to Starbucks to get online. We are thinking about changing hotel....


View from breakfast lounge