Living in a new country

I have been slacking big time in blogging for some time now. When did it first start? Probably – since I got busy at my Dunedin workplace in New Zealand. I wish there were more exciting excuses but it all came down firstly by the busy-ness. Then, it was just mental block. This followed by…

Learning Norwegian (Norge)

Where should I even begin? I am surprised at how desperate I am with wanting to learn and speak the language as quickly as I can. And I guess due to my desperation, I am still at no where with my language after 1 month in Norway. It is even harder having to learn it…

Pre-arrival stereotypes about Norway

A Month Ago Today! Yes, it has been one month since we arrived. Time does flies. So what have we been up to? Other than trying to sort out the paperwork to be a legal immigrants here; we have been house hunting, cracking our head up at grocery shopping (not having the language skill) and…

Travellogue – Port Villa, Vanuatu

Day 01 – 04,  27th – 30th  Dec 2015, (Sunday – Wednesday) We arrived at about 5.05pm in Vanuatu. The weather was great. First impression is that there’s heaps of smiling locals. It’s so different from New Caledonia. I think I am liking this place already. We got picked up at the airport by Eric,…

Travellogue – Last 2 Days in New Caledonia

Day 13 & 14 (26th – 27th December 2015, Saturday – Sunday) The drive from Poe was pretty uneventful. Straightforward drive. We did however stopped at the New Zealand Military Cemetery near Bourail. We were back at the YHA just around noon. Got the car cleaned and ready to be returned. Great rental company called…

Travellogue- New Caledonia

Day 10, 11 & 12 – (23 – 25 Dec 2015, Wednesday – Friday) Relais de Poingam was really nice that we stayed here for 3 nights. Most day are spent lazing around and swimming.It was real good. The holiday that I’ve been imagining in my head for the last couple of months. It was…