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  • 17.06.2018, 17:26

New in: Balenciaga Triple Tour Bracelet


Hello!

A few weeks ago I joined an instagram contest held by Pursesandpugs. When the contest ended a week or two ago, I was shocked to find out that I won.

I was very happy that I won 🙈 I received it about two days after the contest endelig 😁 so here it is 🙈

It is very pretty and I like the color a lot 💜

Here it is on my arm 😁

What do you think?

Have a nice day 💕

  • 06.06.2018, 20:50

Off to bed


Time check: 8:40 PM

It is still bright here in Oslo, I think the sun is still up. How bright you ask? Look at the photo below taken at 8:39PM.

I am on my way home and will try to sleep ASAP. Why sleep so early? Well, this lady just said yes to a shift starting 4:50AM tomorrow! Awesome right? 😭😭😭

Luckily I am exhausted. Weirdly enough a shift from 8-16 made me much more exhausted, than my shifts between 4-11. What's positive about me being exhausted is that I probably will fall asleep faster. Because let's face it sleeping around 9PM is early for someone who normally sleeps at 2AM.

I did prepare myself for tomorrow 😎

Bought myself Battery Black Edition  😎😎😎

  • 03.06.2018, 15:06

Halo-halo


It's crazy how hot it has been in Oslo, over 30°C almost daily!

I have had trouble sleeping because it is way too hot. The past few days I keep on seeing promotions for Halo-halo from Karabista.

So yesterday, because of the immense heat and because I was located I Majorstuen my boyfriend and I tried it.

We ordered the combo of Halo-halo and 4 siomai for 99kr.

The siomai was so delicious. The halo-halo was okay, but perfect for the hot weather. Oh how I miss halo-halo. I swear if I go back to the Philippines I would eat it all day! I want the ube ice cream on top!

  • 01.06.2018, 08:05

Louis Vuitton Men's perfume


Yesterday, I went to a Louis Vuitton event to showcase the new men's perfume.

I brought my brother with me to the event.

For each perfume placed around the store there is a corresponding vase with the ingredients used for the perfume.

Also take note, I do not know much on perfume notes and will just describe them the best I can.

The first perfume we saw was the L'immensité. Which has ginger and grapefruit in it's notes amongst others. I loved the smell, but it does remind me of other brands' perfume. I would definitely buy this for my boyfriend though 😛

The next perfume was the Nouveau  Monde. It has a hint of cocoa and oud.

Personally, the strong was too strong for me.

The next fragrance is Au Hasard which has hints of sandalwood, cardamom and ambrette seeds.

This was one of the fragrances I was not a fan of. It was too strong for me.

The next fragrance is Orage with the blend of iris and patchouli. If I remember correctly I kind of liked the scent of this 😊

The last fragrance was Sur la Route which has a hint of Calabrian lemon, cedar and bergamot. 

This one was something my brother and I liked very much.

Here are the fragrances together.

The fragrance my brother liked the most was the Sur la Route. I liked it as well, but I also liked L'immensité.

We didn't buy any fragrances, yet. That's because we both believe that before buying any perfume you have to try to see how it will smell on you. The same perfume can smell differently on people.

Hopefully, the Sur la Route smells good on him and for him. I might just buy him that if he wishes to 😊

  • 30.05.2018, 21:59

My little Micra!


I got my drivers license in 2015 at the age of 24. Prior to that, driving cars didn't interest me. My uncle and my aunt gave me the driving package for my 18th birthday. I actually completed everything required except for passing the driving test itself. Shifting gears are my weakness, and embarassing as it is I failed a few times.

I never felt the burden of not owning a car or having a license until I started working with my current job. As I lived outside Oslo, I had to find ways to go to and from work on my own whenever I got shifts where there were no means of public transportation.

One day, I got the motivation to just get my drivers lisence. I just needed to re-take the written exam and take the driving exam again. So bought packages from prøve.no to practice with the questions and took the written exam. I passed, and I called my driving teacher who told me to book a practical exam before August 12. Why before that? The roads wouldn't be as busy since the school year haven't started yet.

I booked the earliest practical exam which was like a week after. The driving teacher wanted me to take automatic and not manual. Probably because he knows I still suck at driving manually. I practiced for a week non-stop. I did pass my practical exam 😁😁😁

Anyways, fast forward to March 2016. A day before my 25th birthday. I bought my first ever car, a Nissan Micra. It was from 2008, but it had a lot of life left.

Having a car made work life much more easier, I didn't have any more restrictions on my shifts.

Funny thing btw, my car has received some damages, none of which were caused by me. A neighbor crashed into my car while it was parked. An aunt crashed my car somewhere when she borrowed it. The damages where light, not big bulks or anything.

I have gone to countless trips to Sweden, went on a road trip to Denmark with my car and visited family.

However, tomorrow I will be saying goodbye to it. When I started living in the city, I didn't have any more use for my car. Also it's quite expensive to own one. I went to have it's annual service done last year, I had to pay 17000 NOK! That's a lot of money.

So today, I cleaned my car and took it to a car wash. Poor things been covered in leaves and pollen.

  • 29.05.2018, 14:58

New In: Alma Bb


So I went to Louis Vuitton today! I woke up to a text that my bag came in 😊

Funny thing, when I was inside the store I realized that I forgot my card with me 🤦🏻‍♀️ so embarassing, so I went back home and then back to the store with my card with me. Luckily, they understood but still embarassing.

I came back from the store not too long ago and without further ado, here is my wonderful Alma BB in Indigo.

I've been eyeing the Alma BB for quite some time now. The color I wanted, black and pink, is sold out. Indigo was the second color I wanted. The rose ballerine has crossed my mind, but I feel like it is too delicate and can get dirty fast.

I opted for the Alma in epi because I feel like it is a bit more discreet than it's mono and damier counterparts.

I love that there is a hook on the handles specifically for the straps! I feel like this bag is going to be my go to bag in the future 🙈

Have a nice day ahead 💕

  • 28.05.2018, 22:42

One down, three to go


I just finished my first exam for the semester and it did not go well. I will surely pass, but not get the best grade. I have myself only to blame though 😔

My brain went on a vacation as soon as our classes ended! Also I have been sleeping a lot. It is so hot here in Norway, and combine it with pollen allergy, so there you have sleepiness!

Yesterday, I went out. The weather was incredibly nice and I think I wasn't home until 6PM 😅

Took these beauties out 💕

  • 25.05.2018, 15:23

Ideal of Sweden


I finally received the new phone cover I ordered from Ideal of Sweden.

I had previously owned a plastic cover with marbled print, but the print started to chip away.

I've been seeing ads for Ideal of Sweden on Facebook and instagram. It took a while before I decided to order it. It wasn't until I saw the Hannalicious Collection that I decided to pull the trigger. I finally found the cover I wanted 😊

So here is my new phone case. The Hannalicious Collection in Magical Mint

  • 24.05.2018, 19:57

Study day!


I had some free time today after going to work to pick up some notes I forgot yesterday.

I decided to use my new to me Chanel flats today 😊

The flats are very nice to look a, but after wearing them for 3 hours, I got a blister. It sucks!

I stayed at Slottsparken for a while eating soft serve and reading a page of my Japanese book 😅

My brain went on vacation after our last Japanese class. Oh well!

  • 04.05.2018, 23:15

Poland: Warsaw Royal Castle


I planned on going to the Royal Castle in Warsaw on a Sunday because I knew the entrance tickets were free :) I think I got there around 1PM. The queue to go inside the castle was long! I think I stood in line for more than half an hour. It was hot and my back started to ache. The queue to get the tickets were not as long. It went quite fast actually.

I kind of rushed my visit to the castle. That was because I was running out of time and still had two more places I planned to visit.

Here are some photos from the Castle

  • 04.05.2018, 14:41

Poland: Neon Museum


On my second day in Warsaw, I went to the Neon Museum. It was closer to the hostel, than my other itinerary. It took me about half an hour to walk there, and I was walking with eveything I had with me.

The museum is really small and I think the ticket cost 10 PLN, I forgot.

The Neon Museum or Neon Muzeum contains neon signs from the Cold War Era. The neon lights are highly dangerous so touching them is prohibited. We weren't allowed to take photos with a professional camera, only with our phones.

It is amazing seeing preserved neon lights from a different era. I have noticed that there are some Norwegian words that are similar to Polish which is nice.

I found a sign with a name on! Kat :P

Nah, just kidding it is actually Kato.

  • 01.05.2018, 20:48

Louis Vuitton Haul from Poland


When I was in Warsaw, I went to one of my favorite stores, Louis Vuitton. I have since early 2017 grown an addiction to buying LV's!

Louis Vuitton Warsaw can be found at a department store called Vitkac. I went to the store at 11AM, basically when they just opened. I feel like it is best to go there when they just have opened, because there might be fewer shoppers. The store is two stories high. At the ground floor was the luggage, some womens bags, slgs, belts, scarves and jewelries. The second floor had menswear and shoes and some more bags.

Here are some of the things I got from Louis Vuitton Poland :)

I got myself a Toiletry 19 :) I have been eyeing it from time to time, but it was never in my priority list. I knew I wanted a toiletry case from Poland. However they didn't have the one I wanted. I asked for the toiletry, but all they had were big ones. Luckily, the SA who helped suddenly said " Oh, wait we have one right here, the last one". or something like that. It's really nice and I think it is the best size.

The second items I got from Poland was the wonderful Polish Stamp of Chopin.

Before going to Poland I had a few tags with me. Luckily I have some friends who sent me tags for my future travels, so I was able to bring their tags with me on my spontaneous trip.

So when I was in LV, I asked the SAs if they had any special stamps, apparently they did not they said they only had letters. While getting some help from the SA who helped me with the toiletry, I asked her about the stamp and she was like "Yes! We have it!". So she arraged for the tags I had to be stamped. Turns out she was the manager  :) I left my tags at the store, since they were very busy. I went to the park and then when I came back after and hour or so, the tags were stamped.

Here is my tag.

Here are all the stamped tags I have :)

The stamp really looks like the statue of Chopin!

It is one of the coolest looking stamp I have in my collection and I am ever grateful to Magdalena of Louis Vuitton Warsaw :) I actually went back after I left the store just to thank her <3

 

  • 29.04.2018, 13:51

Poland: Day 1


Here are some photos from my first full day in Warsaw.

From my aparthostel to the tram station, I walked fast these statues and wall art. I thought they were cool :)

While at a store looking to buy somethinng to drink, I spotted Cola Lime. I don't think I have ever tasted Cola Lime before, so I bought it. It tastes just how you would imagine coke and lime :)

They have KFC in Warsaw, why can't we get that here? I went to KFC for lunch and tried their Oriental meal. It was rice and some chicken topped with teriyaki sauce. It was okay!

Here are some photos from street.

A candy store that I visited and bought lots of candies from :D

The two following photo's are not from the street, but . Although I basically just walked a straight line to go to here. So I went to the Holy Cross Church. Not because I am religious, but because the Heart of Chopin is stored here. The photo quality is from my zoomed in phone. I thought it would be disrespectful to use my camera who makes a shutter noise.

Here are some photos from after my visit to the Copernicus Science Centre.

Part of the beach was closed or is still under construction. a lot of people were at the promenade, biking, walking and drinking.

This is the famous Palm Tree at Rondo de Gaulle'a. It actually gives me the beach-y vibe  

After walking for about half an hour, I saw that Warsaw had TK Maxx! That is so cool! I did go there, but I didn't find anything I wanted and I couldn't buy anything since I don't have much space.


The following photos were taken after I have eaten dinner and on my way home. I went back towards the Palm Tree, since the tram station towards my hostel was near there.

One thing I like about Warsaw is that on their information board on tram departures, they have wheel chair indications. So people on wheel chair knows which trams to take and not to take. Oslo or #Ruter should learn from them!

Day 1 in Warsaw was great! It was tiresome and not too mention hot! I really liked it and would actually want to return to visit the places I wasn't able to.

  • 27.04.2018, 15:00

Poland: Polish food


After the Copernicus centre, I still wandered off and wanted to eat someplace. I went to a place where they had a lot of restaurants, but I was looking for Polish cuisine. I think I walked about 30 minutes before finding a restaurant that served Polish food.

The place is called Specjały Regionalne and is located at 44. I saw that they were serving Authentic Polish dishes, so I went there.

The waitress was very kind and helped me pick my meal.

The meal that I chose is called Forszmak Lubelski which is a traditional beef goulash from Lublin region with barley grits and a scoof of cream. I think it is sour cream, since it was a bit sour :) It cost  45 PLN about 102NOK. I was actually considering appetizers or side dishes. I am so glad I didn't because I was so full after eating this! It was a good meal! I liked it a lot.

For my drink I ordered Wild Rose Fruit Juice. I didn't know what Wild Rose Fruit juice was, so I decided to try something new. It cost 13 PLN, about 29 NOK. It was sour and not too sweet, which I liked! I love sour things. I kind of wished we had that drink in Norway!

One of my goals during this trip was to try authentic Polish food, which I did get to do! I have a tendancy to eat Asian food when I travel to a foreign county.

I think if I were to given the chance I would go back to the restaurant to try their other dishes as well. They had some meals that sounded interesting to try.

  • 26.04.2018, 22:56

Poland: Copernicus Science Centre


So after visiting the parks, I decided to just follow the road straight ahead. While walking I saw the Copernicus Monument.

The Science lover in me was so happy to see the monument. While looking at the map, I saw that the Copernicus Science Centre was not that far from the monument. About 15 minutes walk, which is not that far. I decided to go there before they closed.

The centre was big and spacious! I think I arrived there a little before 5 PM, and they closed at 7PM. I paid 22 PLN or 50 NOK for the ticket, with a student dicount! The perks of being a student :P

Here are some photos from the centre. I wasn't able to take a lot of photos, because I was too busy having fun.

 

The last pic is blurry yes I know. The centre was big and they had a lot of fun things to try. However, I did kind of feel alone. I mean I was alone and had no one to have fun with, which is sad. I mean, I did have fun, but maybe if I was with someone it would have been much more better. I wasn't able to take a lot of photos because it is hard taking a photo while playing with some of the stuff at the same time.

Kathleen

Jeg liker skrive om reisene mine, men siden de skjer s sjeldent s deler jeg litt av min hverdag. kan kontaktes: kathleenblogg@outlook.com

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