Adventure In Oslo ~ Day One


Once again… Long time, barley no see! Anyways, While I were gone I went to Oslo. There I went to the American Embassy to get my study visa; which I successfully got. My friend Thea and I decided to make it a weekend in Oslo, and yes… Now I’m sharing pictures with you! ❤

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We went almost straight to Starbucks after landing in Oslo; and do you see the heart on my frappuccino… It was this girl sorta flirting with me… I’m the only one who got a heart! 😀

 

 

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That was me and Thea arriving in Oslo, where we’re meeting her friend Mia; who’s a really nice and awesome girl. We went straight to Egon and ate some jummy food 😀

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After that; we went on a little sight-sing before meeting her really kind brother. We slept the night there.

PS! I’m dividing this post into four posts, because we were there for four days!

~ Sindre E

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The Big Books Tag (Tagged by Elin)


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This is a tag in the book community that is going around. I got tagged by a good book friend of mine Elin. This tag is about this…

  • Find the five thickest books in your bookshelf that you have read.
  • The two thickest books in your TBR PILE ( books you have not read yet).

Five Thickest Books I’ve Read:

  1. Breaking DawnStephenie Meyer (780 pages)
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  2. Wonderstruck, Brian Selznick (637 pages)
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  3. Sirkelen (The Circle), Mats Strandberg & Sara Elfgren (520 pages)
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  4. Divergent, Veronica Roth (487 pages)
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  5. City Of BonesCassandra Clare (442 pages)
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Two Thickest TBR:

  1. His Dark MaterialsPhillip Pullman (1 102 pages)
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  2. A Game Of ThronesGeorge R.R. Martin (790 pages)
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As you see; I’m not the biggest “Big Book” reader there is… I’m personally not the biggest fan of thick heavy books, but I’m starting to like them more now as I get older 😀

PS! I will soon post a post from when I and a friend of mine spent a nice weekend in Oslo… and it was extremely fun! 😀

~ Sindre

Time Passes Quickly When You’re Having “FUN”

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Time passes quickly when you’re having “fun” . . . If only that was the case. I’ve been away lately because of school and exams; so I had to do some prioritizing. Along with that I had to finish the last part of paperwork before I’m leaving for LA.

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I’m soon leaving today it’s only 21 days left 😀 On Tuesday I’m going to Oslo for my interview at the american embassy. I’m super exited and scared as well 😀 It’s all these preparations before leaving. Well, soon I’m in the states 😀 Can’t wait!

~ Sindre

Cinder, Marissa Meyer


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387 pages  2012  Sci-fi//The Lunar Chronicles

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“Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, the ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . . 

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.”

Cinder is the sort of book that you chose by its cover; it’s just amazing and so appealing that you have to pick it up. Believe me this book was amazing! I loved everything about it, and Marissa Meyer is fantastic.

The plot in this book is based on the classic fairytale of Cinderella, and Cinders name comes from that as well. What I liked mostly about the plot that also made this book as good as it was is the fact that the author managed to keep some of the original classic, but still filled in with the whole new commonwealth place and the cyborgs. Marissa also didn’t go all that heavy on the sci-fi cyborg theme, she kept the story interesting at all times.

The characters… I love Cinder. I swear that I’ll marry her one day, haha 😀 She’s a really well built character that has a mysterious past. The way the author managed to make her the way she was is just amazing. I loved all the other characters as well. Marissa made characters that was easy to analyze and understand; and the development is just perfecto.

The story developed really quickly and the author didn’t dwell on the details. She kept the tension when the twists came and went, and this book had twists that turned my mind blindly. The chapters also were changed perspectives sometimes, and when they did they change… it was at the perfect time.

This is the type of cliffhanger books… It ended on the edge, and I just had to pick up Scarlet. I’m about 30% in so far and love it! This book is highly recommended (5 of 5 stars). 

~ Sindre

“When people hu…

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“When people hurt you over and over, think of them like sandpaper. They may scratch and hurt you a bit, but in the end, you end up polished and they end up useless.”

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I suppose it’s healing time, because I’ll never be free to run away! Anyways before I turn this blog into a black hole of feelings I’m going to tell you that I’ve started on the review of Cinder (5 stars). I’ve also started reading Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2)! 😀 I also have pictures to share from my latest tour with Five Impossible Minutes in Sweden!

I NEED TODAY TO GATHER MY THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS!

NIGHT; HOPE AT LEAST SOMEBODY IS THERE TO CARE! ❤

~ Sindre

Exercise & Goals . . . Sleeping Well


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Part #4 . . . This is the last post on this category, there will be a last one though with my goals. This one is on sleeping, sleeping is the best and the worst thing a human has to do. It’s so annoying to be sleepy all day, and so good being fully rested. 

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There are many benefits due to sleeping correctly, and besides being rested… It has health benefits. First of all; sleep makes you feel so much better, and you feel energized. It’s said that you will improve your memory, live longer, improve your grades, spur creativity, less stress level, improve concentration and avoid depression. All of these and more is benefits that comes with being rested.

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When we focus on the health benefits of sleeping combined with training we see a huge difference from people who sleep 8 to 10 hours each night, to those who only sleep 6 and less. University of Chicago found out that people who slept well lost more fat combined with a diet (56% of their weight loss), while the others who did not sleep much actually lost more muscle mass. Another ting they figured out was that those who got less sleep felt way more hungry than those who slept.

I tend to sleep a lot when it’s weekend, but surely have to admit I’m bad at sleeping in the weekdays. 😀 I really try to go to bed early, but there’s only so many hours a day and way to much things that I feel like I have to do. For instance now; It’s 11:58 PM and I should’ve been in bed one and a half hour ago! 😮 Yup that’s me, but I swear that I’ll improve myself! 😀

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What’s your sleeping habits? Do you like these posts, and are there anything more you’d like me to cover after these series of posts? 😀

~ Sindre & A Little Help from Health!

Exercise & Goals . . . Eating Healthy


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Part #3 . . . Focusing on the whole deal of eating. There’s a bilion variants on what to eat and how to eat, there’s also a huge variety of diets. Everyday we see some sort of article or advertising on food, diets and what to eat and not to eat. It’s all very confusing to me and probably everyone else.

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What’s really eating healthy? That’s probably the question many of us ask ourselves. There probably isn’t an answer that is a 100% correct. Eating Healthy is in theory eating what is good for your body. We all have heard the quote “You are what you eat” it’s actually true. If you eat unhealthy it’s gonna affect your body at the end of the day. It doesn’t mean that if you’re not fat, that you won’t ruin your body. The picture above explains it all, because it’s true. You have to think about what you put in your mouth, because it’s the food that you eat that is the tools that will build and maintain your body.

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What to eat is probably the actual problem. You’ll need a combination of Carbs, Fats and Proteins at every meal. I don’t need to go in detail where you find these sources, but I’ll tell you this much that these help you keep a balanced blood level which also keep you energized and balanced all day. What not to eat is probably also an issue, but it’s pretty simple. Stay away from all sugar; it’s really really bad for you. Don’t eat fast foods at all; stay away from fried fatty foods. You can go on your lokal store and buy a salad instead of that Burger. There is also many points on dairy products as well, but believe me it’s a lot of healthier options out there. 😀

Another thing that is a common problem in today’s society is the over eating on carbs. Wheat, flour and grains is actually not that good for you. It’s not unhealthy, but did you know that our body had changed only 0,002% since Stone Age? They never ate flour, wheat and grain products like we do now. They didn’t have bread, wheat buns and bagels etc. Which actually means that our bodies aren’t used to eating that sort of foods. I actually doesn’t have to worry about that point, because I’m not receptive for that kind of food. I get a really bad stomach ache, but believe me… I eat that sort of products sometimes, because it’s so good 😀 Believe me donuts is tasty, and cake for that matter 😀

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Here comes the last truth in this part. It’s all about mental strength, and its true. In the end it’s you who have to take the healthy choices. When you decide to give yourself a snack you in the end have to chose between how unhealthy it’s going to be 😀 For instance; it’s summer and hot outside, and you and your family is going out for ice cream. It’s not healthy of course, but then you have the option of choosing Frozen Yoghurt which actually is quite healthy if you decide on having a healthy topping like strawberries and blueberries. It’s all about the healthy decisions.

I’m personally trying to balance each meal with a high fat, high protein and low carb sorta deal. I don’t eat bread, but I do eat crisp-bread because it doesn’t contain too much flour. Crisp-bread is also filled with fiber which is extremely good for you. I also try to maintain a great deal of vegetables and fruits, and at last the most important part WATER. 😉 Of course I do eat unhealthy at times, but I try to avoid it as much as I can 😀

I’m excited to hear about your eating habits, if you have any diets or anything foodish to share 😀 

~ Sindre