Ingen vet hvor haren hopper, ingen vet hvor Lise stopper... Translation: No one knows where the hare jumps, no one knows where Lise stops.. :/

Saturday, March 11, 2006

King of the castle!

Oh bum! I had just written a really long blog and then suddenly it was all gone, and now I will have to start all over again... And I was so pleased with my writing this time - bet it wont be half as good now! *sobs*

Anyway, it is Saturday night and I'm sitting here with Ivan's (new) laptop (I am so jealous), enjoying myself! =)
Ivan, by the way, is my boyfriend who I live with! ....

Remember I mentioned the parliament? Well, I became a few steps wiser yesterday, after visiting it! The tour, I must admit, was a far more interesting than I had expected. The only boring bit about it was having to stand still for so long while our guide told us all about the place! But, it was definitely worth it as I brought home new knowledge that I wouldn't have otherwise!

There was one thing though, that really interested me...

If history is on your list of interests, then feel free to carry on reading. If not, then feel free not to....Anyway, it is your choice.... I am not an author, so my writing isn't all that good... But here we go...

The birth of our king's castle! ...

Norway, had for many years been ruled by Denmark. On the 17th May 1814, Norway became independent and wrote their own constitution... Then, UK and other European countries decided that we had to be a part of Sweden...

Although we were in union with Sweden, were poor and had nothing, we were still determined that we were going to have some independence. It was important for us to find what was truly Norwegian, while at the same time build up our country. We had no hospitals nor schools.

Sweden had many castles while Norway had non, so off course King Karl Johan (the king of Sweden, our king) wanted one! He was a kind man and the castle was going to be built with his money... But, economics wasn't exactly his thing, and the money had run out before he had even got the concrete down. We then had to step in and spend our money. The castle, for this reason, had to be redesigned and a lot smaller than what Karl Johan had originally wanted, but that was the way it had to be....

Ironically, the castle wasn't finished before the king had already been dead for four years!

Well, there's my history lesson over.
.. :P It wasn't exactly about our parliament as such, but I thought it was really interesting, as I had just taken it forgranted that the castle had always been there and had never actually given it a thought! ....

By the way... The huge street going through the centre of Oslo leading up to the caste is named after the king, and it's name is today Karl Johans Gate! :P

Ok, that's it... I'll stop now!!


Thursday, March 09, 2006

Test, test and an other test

This week has been all about tests! Had a test in Norwegian on Monday, maths on Tuesday and English today!

My Norwegian test didn't get any where near as good as I had hoped. I know so without receiving my results as I didn't get close to finishing it!

As you will soon learn while reading my blog, I have a tendency to just go on and on about something when I'm writing - which is exactly what I did with my Norwegian test... this then ended up with seven pages of written work, which was nowhere close to completed!

But, it is not a final exam and I have learned from it! My English test (I hope) went fine, I didn't write as much this time! So, I'll just have to remember that next time I should keep my writing to a limit!

Well, I can relax now... No more tests, and tomorrow we'll all going to the parliament in Oslo for a tour around the building! Going there wouldn't exactly be my first choice, but I'm looking forward to it as I think it will be really interesting!
It is only recently that I have started having an interest in law, and although I wont be studying it, I would like to learn more about it and how it works!

Well, I think I'll finish here for now and carry on with my sudoku! I think my brain needs the exercise as it is veeery difficult! :P

Friday, March 03, 2006

A world of lego

I attend a special school, where I'm working towards taking my GCSE's... Well, actually, it will be the Norwegian equivalent of GCSE. Without going into depth about why I stopped attending school, one could say that there are two sides to the story: One being that while I made the actual decision to quit school, it was due to circumstances that led to it happening. Anyhow, that's in the past - This blog is about the present!

My goal is to one day get into veterinary school: Getting into vet school is tough. I will need to work as hard as I possibly can. I can't afford to fail any of the topics! The best would be to get an A* in all my subjects; which is as good as impossible unless your name is Albert Einstein... Who in fact failed maths.

I'll probably sound like someone with an IQ of 160 when I say this, but school is at the moment the most boring place on earth. I can wait till I start attending college! ....
I'm almost 20 years old and life experience in its self has taught me most of what we learn in high school and i feel that I really ought to be learning more... I want some bigger challenges!

Chemistry, for instance! I want to learn all there is to know about chemistry.
Our world is so much more than what we can see: It's a fascinating while at the same time a scary place! ....

I can't say I'm a firm believer of God, but I like the idea of him existing. The thought of there not being anything more to life and earth that what it is, is frightening. Are the Buddhists right when they believe in reincarnation? Are we no more that what chemistry tells us? A world made of LEGO?

But it's true. We are all made of Lego, or should I be scientific and say atoms?
What has always been, will always be!

Scientists do all sorts of weird things in their labs, but there is one fact we can't change. We can't change what the world is made out, atoms. Only how they interact with each other, but they will always stay the same!

...... It's past midnight... My mind always gets complicated at this time of day! But, all I want to say is I LOVE CHEMISTRY! It is so fascinating how everything that makes the physical me, has once been a flower, a dinosaur, a rock and one day may even become a tree!