Category Archives: journals/memoirs

Kitchen nightmare: When macarons turn into paciencia…

This is by no means my first attempt at making macarons—I’ve made them a number of times in the past few years, and since that novice disaster from around 2011, I can say I have more or less mastered the art. Today, however, showed just how capricious this little French treat really is. Continue reading Kitchen nightmare: When macarons turn into paciencia…

Road courtesy and traffic safety…

It happened again to me this morning, this time while I was at work—someone cut me off while I was driving on the highway! I was driving at 70 kph (the speed limit) when this car on the left lane, barely 2 meters ahead of the van I was driving, decided to overtake without giving any signal! Unlike in the previous incident, however, this time around I was able to see the car’s make (a blue Volkswagen Golf/Polo) as well as its plate number. So, as soon as I was finished with my first delivery, I immediately sent an inquiry to Statens vegvesen as to who the vehicle’s registered owner is, and from there I was also able to search for the person’s mobile telephone number and thereafter, send her a text message.

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