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what’s in my bag

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Here’s what’s inside my Louis Vuitton Cabas Naxos.

Apple¬†Powerbook 12″. Louis Vuitton Poche Toilette 26. Leather gloves from Gothenburg. Louis Vuitton monogram key and change holder. Louis Vuitton Damier Graphite 6 keys holder. Louis Vuitton Damier pocket agenda cover. Louis Vuitton Black Multicolore Wapity. Joby Gorillapod SLR (for my Panasonic DMC TZ1 camera). Prada sunglasses. Nokia 6300 for work and private use. Montblanc Large Notes in red calf-leather. Montblanc Pocket Notes in natural calf-leather. Montblanc Noblesse Oblige fountain pen. G-Star Raw store opening flyer.

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the best job in the world

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The Caretaker of the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef.

This has got to be one of the coolest jobs (and job ads)  in the world.

Blogging, sampling luxury spa treatments, getting a bird’s eye view of the Great Barrier Reef by joining the aerial postal service, a luxurious state-of-the-art Hamilton Island three-bedroom home as your office, a salary package of AUD$ 150,000 for a six-month contract and so much more! COME ON!

Applications are now closed. However, you may read about The Best Job in the World here and wonder why you didn’t send in a resume.

shopper crossing

As most of you know, I am currently in between jobs (Hahaha! I just can’t utter the word!) so this news came as a pleasant surprise. No, I didn’t land a full time job – still trying to find the one for me through the job seeker’s course I am attending – but I got a good head start. Last week, I landed a freelance job I applied for one and a half years ago (!!!). Now I can add global shopper to my curriculum vitae.

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The job entails product research and, of course, shopping. The headquarters is overseas. So working for someone in another part of the world and being part of a global enterprise are clearly, part of the charm of this job. The extent of the company’s knowledge and coverage on market research and product innovation is mind blowing, that clients and agencies around the world are raving about them.

Shopping and getting paid to do it – sweet, eh?

Graphic work by Luca Laurenti.

in between the place i’ve been and where i’m going

After 13 months, those long and heavy Mondays, those fun working hours in between, those lessons learned and skills acquired, I’ve finally said goodbye to my life at the flower shop. I felt that it was time for me to lay rest from all those weary days, to move on and find my dream job that I know is just out there.

As tradition in the shop, I baked a carrotcake for everyone (with Knut’s help). The shop has given me sweet, wonderful memories, so it was time for me to give back something sweet, too.

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My Japanese colleague and friend, Yasuko, made me lunch – an obento like how her mom used to prepare it for her – chicken, nori, rice with soya sauce and dried bonito, tofu, tuna omelette with spring onion, cherry tomatoes, and spinach with sesame seed. It tasted so good and she served me Japanese green tea, too.

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At the end of the day, I got hugs and gifts from my colleagues. Nice packaging, eh? What’s inside is even nicer – a set of three pillar glass vases in green!

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Here’s one final look at the place that took me in 13 months ago. Thank you guys, and I’ll see you all again!

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pick of the week: moby dick

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I’ve never seen ’em this big. They’re so big I call ’em Moby Cock. Tee hee. =)

all in a day’s work

This has got to be the sickest flower I’ve ever seen. It comes in different sizes, too.

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Or maybe we’re just simply sick in our heads? Hahaha!

wenche foss at the national theatre

Queen Sonja of Norway today unveiled the statue of soon-90-year-old Wenche Foss, a leading Norwegian actress of stage, screen and television and touted as Norway’s only diva, in front of the National Theatre. Her career spans eight decades.

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We provided the flower arrangement for this noteworthy event and I did this small arrangement made with two red passion roses and an aspidistria leaf, which surrounded the event venue and the special area where the Queen and other VIP guests sat during the ceremony.

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I like the effect I achieved by making everything but the flower arrangement in greyscale. Maybe I should have blurred the background a lil’ bit?

Wenche Foss Statue photo by Stian Lysberg Solum/Scanpix


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