Working as a waitress in a restaurant

A couple months have passed and we have settled in quite nicely. We found a lovely apartment in Drammen, which is perhaps not the most happening town of all, but it has everything we need and it is right in the middle between both our places of work. And about that; yes, I found work! … More Working as a waitress in a restaurant

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Challenging beliefs – #4: Dogs are ‘just animals’

“Why do you care so much? They are just animals!” I cannot count how many times I have heard this phrase from people. To claim that animals are ‘just things’ shows, in my opinion, a lack of empathy and deepened perspective and appreciation in life. Our generation has to learn that the world does not … More Challenging beliefs – #4: Dogs are ‘just animals’

Ten things that are ‘normal’* in Thailand, but not elsewhere… and vice versa

* By ‘normal’, I mean ‘socially accepted’ rather than ‘common’. Ten things that are ‘normal’ in Thailand, but not elsewhere 1. Eating disorders When you visit Thailand, you notice soon enough that everyone is pretty slim or even skinny. When I first arrived, I thought this was a natural thing – generally speaking, Asians have … More Ten things that are ‘normal’* in Thailand, but not elsewhere… and vice versa