Archive for January, 2008

shoes (!!!) and a munny

I am soooooooooooooooo happy today!

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Bought three pairs of shoes (one’s a gift from Knut) from Stress and they were all on sale – it’s 199 kroner each (25 Euros = 18.50 GBP = 37 USD). I got a white Le Coq Sportif sneakers with silver and gold details, a riotous pair of I {adidas} Rio sneakers, and another Adidas rubber shoes in crazy streaks of green and silver. I freakin’ love ’em! I love me colors, y’know. Haha! Knut got himself a white I {adidas} Tokyo sneakers, very cool ’cause he has lived in and does love Tokyo!

I was also able to buy my very first Munny, which came with four surprise accessories – a pair of goggles, a cape, a Bowie knife and a spraycan (not pictured). I was thinking of customizing him into a rubber duckie. Or spray-paint him in gold, and the accessories in silver. I don’t know yet. For anyone in Oslo who are interested to customize your own, Munny (7-inch) is available at Stress boutiques for 249 kroner.

snaps from aker brygge

I woke up rather late today and decided to walk towards Aker Brygge and have late lunch there. Instead of dashing right into a restaurant, I decided to take pictures since everything around me was beautiful – the snow on the ground, the docked ferries and boats, and the Oslo Fjord reflecting the dramatic colors of the sky.

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I ended up having Malaysian chicken satay with peanut sauce (I think this is the only thing I like about Malaysia) at Coco Vika, a stone’s throw from Aker Brygge. Have a nice week everyone!

hello, handsome

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This duffel from the Spring/Summer 2008 collection of Gucci is one pretty piece. It comes with double handles, detachable shoulder strap, zip-top closure, Gucci script logo, signature web detail, side pocket, an inside zip pocket, and silver hardware.Pictured above is one with the black leather with white and red leather trim, and black/white/red web (1390 Euros = 995 GBP). It also comes in:

green leather with black/white/green web (1290 Euros = 925 GBP)

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black leather with black/white/red web (895 Euros = 640 GBP)

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black and white canvas with black leather trim (895 Euros = 640 GBP)

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black leather (1795 Euros = 1290 GBP)

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Go to Gucci for more.

gone too soon

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Heath Ledger (1979 – 2008)

sunday brunch at olivia

I’ve always wanted to have Sunday brunch, but skipping the expensive Sunday Jazz Brunch of Grand Hotel, my friend and I opted for the cozy confines of Olivia Restaurant in Aker Brygge, the pedestrianized quay beside the Oslo Fjord.

We both had Panini al Pollo, with chicken, pesto rosso, provolone cheese, lettuce and tomato. The place is so intimate and the ambience is warm, the service was good too, and so was the sandwich. The prices are quite reasonable (in Oslo standards), 98 kroner (12 Euros = 9 GBP = 18 USD) and 35 kroner for a bottled juice.

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Afterwards, we walked around, past the dockyards with Akershus Fortress across the fjord and the Nobel Peace Center where I saw bags and purses made with fruit juice packagings from the Philippines at the museum shop. We walked further towards the city center, passing the Louis Vuitton store, and I didn’t notice until now how nice the facade of the building is.

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We then took a bus to another friend’s apartment, where we had dinner later today. We had crispy duck with all sorts of greens in rice paper we had to roll ourselves. Fun! We also watched the 2008 European Men’s Handball Championship where Norway won over Montenegro in their preliminary play-off match.

louis vuitton damier graphite

Here’s something to look forward to this year.

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Louis Vuitton debuted the Damier Graphite, the latest variation of the Damier canvas, in the presentation of its Fall/Winter 2008 Men’s Collection. I really, really, really like the black/gray pattern and the understated elegance of it. And hey, no more vachetta leather to worry about.

I want!!!

pretty in pink

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“They say nothing lasts forever. Dreams change. Trends come and go. But friendships never go out of style… Hello, lover!”

Watch the trailer here. Can’t wait!


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