Friday, October 19, 2012
This was a draft, but I want to publish it too, with some different information.
” no matter how we face bully and unfair condition, we are bad up giving up… non sleep tonight for miss myanmar,
sleeping can get the next day,
voting only tonight”
Now at last the voting finished, the result: Internet view count poll for Miss International Internet poll award is officially over. Myanmar stands first at 16,777,216 +4,852,624 view counts vs Miss Macau at 16,777,216 view counts. The Flickr poll had to add a second picture of Miss Myanmar as the view counts reached over the maximum number of clicks.Waiting for the official announcement of the winner.
I do not know what effect this 'voting' has on who is going to win, anyway, as it seems that the final of the competition will be on Sunday with judges and all.
missinternational-okinawa.com/final/ Bluesky@ called Miss Finland "doll face". I hope that means a positive thing in Myanmar culture.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Even this late in the autumn, the Oslo Botanical Gardens present some wonderful flowers, as this one from South Africa. I had taken some photos a couple of months ago and went there to find a nametag for a flower and stayed to take a few other photos seeing new flowers.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
Newspapers and magizines have decided that the world is interested in the Duchess of Cambridge’s breasts.
”We have intellectual freedom” says the Italian magazine editor Alfonso Signorini when confronted by criticism. . What have Kate’s boobs got to do with brains ? He thinks that the photos will boost her image as a moderen day royal.
According to French editor Laurence Pieau they were visible from the road. ”They are a beautiful couple in love, he’s putting cream on her. The photos are full of joy, they are not degrading.” She also defends her magazine with that they had much more intimate photos they decided not to publish.
Of course they are not degrading, but intimate is intimate, why would anyone want to share such moments with the whole world? They are for her husband to enjoy. Why should her breasts be of more interest to the world than anybody else’s? Irish Daily Star editor Michael O’Kane has been suspended. According to him, the photos were very tasteful . ”It is incredible that Kate Middleton would think, being one of the most famous people in the world, that she can expose herself topless outdoors and expect that the world would not take notice of it.”
So it is her fault!? Also the French editor explains that they were visible from the road. Lawyer Aurélian Hamelle, their lawyer tells they were in a private house and could not be seen by the naked eye, only by a powerful camera lens.
According to Pieau, the editor of the Closer who first had the photos also makes it their fault: ”It is because of the couple that the journalists are here.”
Would you like to be famous?
Thursday, September 06, 2012
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Today was the open day at Bjørvika and at the opera, of course. There was a festival concert inthe evening, we could get free tickets to it from 10 in the morning. One was allowed four tickets and I was able to get two friends take two of the tickets. Lots of people watched and listened on the opera roof.
The concert presented excerps from future programs. The conductor was Fiore, the opera director, most of the vocal soloist were Norwegian, except for Olga Guryakova. Everyone performed wonderfully, one could feel with Olga's Madam Butterfly, for example. The last piece, Salome's dance, by Richard Strauss, was exciting, the orchestra exceeded themselves. And Fiore is so funny.
Saturday, August 25, 2012
When you start Flickr, you get a greeting in a different language. As a joke, they also use "cat" as a language. I just do not think it works very well, the title tells you what a cat says in English, Finnish cats say "miau".
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Many people brought roses again.
Wednesday, August 08, 2012
There was one runner, and he did not finish, actually was carried from the stadium, his leg hurt so much.
I have just seen Mannio throw, 81.99 when 82 m is the limit. Does it mean he did not get into the finals?
Later: Mannio got into finals, as 12 people are allowed in the finals and only eight reached the limit of 82 meters. Both of the other 2 Finns got to the finals also. The finals were on Saturday and I started to watch 'A few good men' on the TV, even if I had already seen it.
I only remembered on the way to church on Sunday. I got the news in my phone and the first I saw was an interview with Thorkildsen's father where he said he did not think any one was as likely to get the gold metal as Andreas. He had won the gold in the two previous Olympics, so it would have been wonderful to get a third gold. My heart sank. But then I noticed the date was Saturday and found an article below the first one where it came out that the gold was won by a surprise winner , Keshorn Walcott from Trinidad & Tobego, only 19 years of age. Ruuskanen was third, Thorkildsen but the sixth! So it wasn't so bad I had not watched, I will probably find a video on YouTube.
Friday, July 06, 2012
Wednesday, July 04, 2012
This bonfire on Seurasaari was the one that the wedding couple selected to be married on this special day, with a huge audience following the event in the centre of the island, came to light later. The vehicle for reaching this float was a long church boat with 11 pairs of oars.
Saturday, June 09, 2012
A funny thing happened a bit later. Next to me on the window side was a young man listening to music through headphones. He was also very tired. So gradually his head got lower and lower, in the end resting more or less on my shoulder. When that happened the second time, a young couple started laughing and said: Så koselig! (So cosy!) I smiled too. He changed his position so it did not happen again.
Below is a bus just leaving my busstop in Linderud.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Spring or summer?
I remember the beginning of one June long ago, I do not know why I think it was 7th of June. I cannot have been much over 10. I was running to a shop, the first time without a coat. I was thinking how wonderful it was that it was summer at last.
Nowadays, like this year, it is often warm halfway to May. This year it got really warm, 23 to 24 degrees Celsius. on 25th of May. On Friday, after two days, it will be June. It is already much colder,the night two days ago, it was 0 degrees.
The spring was ery early this year, the leaves started to grow in the birches a couple of weeks earlier than usual. I love so much the gentle green of the young leaves.
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Later. Sweden the great winner more than 80 points over the Russians. Good but more because of the performance than the music. It is often said: 'The melody is soon forgotten'. I cannot remember Sweden's, would never had happened with ABBA's songs.
Poor England and Norway are the last with 8 and 7 points. But then Finland did not even reach the finals.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
I sometimes wonder about TV writers. I was watching "Numbers". An ambulance driver is suspected driving patients who are receiving illegal donor parts. The agents go to the ambulance garage to ask after the driver. They are told that he is just driving the ambulance in. So the agents turn and start gesticulating towards the driver. Of course he turns the ambulance and tries to escape. Would the agents really be so stupid as not to wait until he has left the ambulance and has perhaps come to them?
Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Of course it is nothing of a kind. ThisGost Town is a horror movie, a TV movie from 2009, by Andy Briggs, directed by Todor Chapkanov.
"Reb Halland, who lives in the era of Wild West, has made a deal with the devil to gain immortality alog with his gang."
This is not the first time when the wrong film is mentionad.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
TV was showing "Babe in the city", where the little pig helps other animals to escape from the pound. It is a story of how being kind and helpful makes everybody happy.
As the film finished, I suddenly found myself crying. Earlier I had been reading comments under the YouTube videos of Norwegians singing "The Rainbow children" on Youngstorvet, as a protest against ABB saying it was indoctrinating children in Marxist thought. The kindness of the animals towards each other contrasted with the many hateful comments on the videos and made me cry, which surprised me.
Monday, April 23, 2012
We are dealing with a person whom most of us cannot understand. He can shoot dozens of teenagers at a close range, often looking in their eyes, calmly calculating that those who try to escape swimming, are so desperate that they will drown.
He can close his mind to all the horror so he can tell in detail how he did the killing. He said that if he did not do that, he would not be able to accomplish the telling.
He says what he did was necessary. I do not care! You do not kill teenagers. He says he did it to save our culture. I do not care! You are allowed to do what he did! He says that after 50 years we'll see he was right. I do not care! You have no right to take lives for that reason. You do not kill and terrorise. I cannot forget how they were helpless with fear and hopelessness..
Roses in front of the Law Cours
If he is not deemed insane, we have to invent a new name for his state of mind.