silent night, holy shite

After spending three weeks in Manila I found myself back in Oslo in time for Christmas Eve celebration. This year, Christmas Eve dinner was an intimate affair shared with Knut and three very good friends. Our white retro Malibu glass cabinet turned buffet table was laden with Knut’s perfectly-baked turkey, Waldorf salad, gratinated potatoes and vegetables. We had scallops for the appetizer, while  a cloudberries dessert was served during gift-giving and I came bearing presents from the Philippines. I got a white leather-covered Porto Go iPod docking portable music player from Knut (very cool I love it!) and a bottle of Hermes Eau D’Orange Verte from Neil (hmmm, I love Hermes scents).

The capiz Christmas lantern from the Philippines also made its debut that night and I’m glad it got to Oslo in one piece. I had a little drama at the Oslo airport since it went missing on the baggage carousel. Turns out it turned out on another belt, beh! The running colored Christmas lights I brought from the Philippines decked a fresh pine tree and it was fab! So you see I had loads of stuff from Manila that I had 14 kilos in excess baggage. I had to pay 360 darn Euros at the airport in Manila. Holy shite! Well, that’s that.









Here’s to wishing everyone a fantastic New Year’s Eve celebration! Stay safe guys! I’ll see you all in 2009!


18 Responses to “silent night, holy shite”

  1. 1 deluxeduck December 30, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    nothing beats returning with excesss baggage ;-)

  2. 3 K December 30, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    You def have a beautiful apartment. Wished mine is as big and as beautiful like that.

    .. and celebrating Xmas in a suit too. Miss socializing days.

    Happy New Year, Mark.

  3. 4 freshmess December 30, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    Thank you, K. It’s not as big as you think it is. It’s ok for two people living together. I guess we’re ringing in 2009 in suits, too. Happy new year to you! :)

  4. 5 ofaj December 30, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    uy may Hermès din sha! what’s dut? open! Regalo sa iyo ni Knut?

    I love the table picture. Sayang medyo madilim.

  5. 6 freshmess December 31, 2008 at 12:59 am

    Di ka nagbabasa, ofaj. Hahaha! Onga, medyo ambient lighting kami that night.

  6. 7 ofaj December 31, 2008 at 2:24 am

    ah oo nga. hahaha! nakakahiya ako. hahahaha

    sori. pinapasadahan ko kasi mga salita. multi-tasking kasi ako kanina e.

  7. 8 freshmess December 31, 2008 at 2:38 am

    Hahaha, itch ok. I know you’re a busy damsel. LOL. Suddenly I’m hooked on H. Been on the H forum for some hours now :p

  8. 9 00o00 December 31, 2008 at 2:48 am

    you guys sure dress up for christmas!
    i love that hermes scent, coincidentally i used some today!

    happy new year :)

  9. 10 freshmess December 31, 2008 at 2:53 am

    Happy New Year, joseph!

    Most Norwegians do dress up for Christmas, as well as on New Year’s Eve, so might as well ride on their boat.

    I sprayed some too after shower today. Smmmells good. :)

  10. 11 dazedblu December 31, 2008 at 5:44 am

    cool beans, hermes scents are so awesome.. anyways. have a great holiday and heppy new year xD

  11. 13 deluxeduck December 31, 2008 at 9:23 am

    have a rip-roaring New Year Mark!!!

  12. 15 liz December 31, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    happy holidays bff! :) i miss you! cheers to a great year ahead. mwah!

  13. 16 freshmess December 31, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    You know I feel the same, bff. Cheers to us!

  14. 17 r*yan January 1, 2009 at 6:28 am

    holy shite indeed!

    i’m guessing you weren’t told about the “trick” with the airport baggage handlers? they helped us get on board an extra 20 kilos for free! and all they asked was for a little “donation”. ;)

    beautiful photos and decorations, mark. happy holidays!

  15. 18 freshmess January 1, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Ah, everyone else but Mark knows. Tee hee! Hope you had a great time ringing in 2009, r*yan!

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