in transit: manila, philippines

My last night for 2007 in Norway turned out to be cultural.




First, I made Knut a Japanese dinner called Oyakodon. My Japanese colleague handed me down the recipe, which at first looked intimidating. It turned out that Oyakodon is such an easy dinner to make, with the right ingredients on hand and ready. I gave a little more Japanese pizzazz to the dinner by serving miso soup for starters. Afterwards, we saw the debauchery, disillusions, and dreams in Sally Bowles’ (Liza Minnelli) Cabaret during pre-Hitler Berlin. It’s an early Moulin Rouge, which staccatoed to the rise and chants of German Nazism. Divine, as what Sally would put it.

Okay, I’m off to Manila in six hours. Gotta get some sleep now. See you from the other side of the world!

P.S. Jeg kommer til å savne deg min kjære!


10 Responses to “in transit: manila, philippines”

  1. 1 sardonicnell December 3, 2007 at 9:16 pm

    ow wow! that’s wonderful, wish i could be in manila as well. enjoy your holiday and have safe trip!

  2. 2 dazedblu December 4, 2007 at 12:48 pm

    Whew, you’ll be going to Manila? Hope to see yew around :)

  3. 3 Shigeki December 4, 2007 at 5:07 pm

    Bon Voyage! I assume it’s a long way to go to Manila from there but I am sure it will be quick since you have tons of things you wanna do there. Enjoy!

  4. 4 dai-dai December 5, 2007 at 7:18 am

    welcome home! it’s nice to have you here for the Holidays. Remember our F&H and Itallianis date? Hope to see you soon Mark!

  5. 5 chase December 5, 2007 at 11:02 am

    Ooohhh that is so wonderful. Btw how long will you be staying in Manila?

  6. 6 Moja December 7, 2007 at 6:29 am

    Mark!!! let’s have a reunion! i’ll leave my cellphone # at your friendster account. =)

  7. 7 Paul December 8, 2007 at 4:24 am

    Back to Manila! Tell us about your exploits here!

  8. 9 RennyBA December 9, 2007 at 11:30 pm

    What a gourmet adventure – great pics – thanks for sharing!
    Hope you’ve safely arrived now and have a great time!

  9. 10 freshmess December 11, 2007 at 7:28 pm

    Thanks everyone for commenting and leaving such sweet remarks! I’m enjoying my stay here in Manila, thank you. Wishing you the same wherever all of you may be. :)

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