For the past three years that I’ve been living in Beirut “small” incidents have randomly happened on the borders of this country. During my first week there were some rockets exchanged between a village in the south and the Israeli army. I was completely fresh and didn’t know if I was supposed to freak out or not, but my local friends assured me that this was somehow “normal” and life went on as usual.
Lately there has been fighting in the North, something that hasn’t really affected my life all that much, and I’ve been sending comforting messages to my family trying to explain that I am in no danger by any means.
The closest I have ever been to something really horrible was in Oslo last summer when a car bomb aimed at one of the government buildings killed eight people. I had passed the site of the bomb only 20 minutes before it blew up, and was chilling out on my bed when the bottles that used to hold the curtains down in my bedroom window got tossed into the room. Then 69 kids were murdered on an island summer camp outside of Oslo.
In Norway this was the worst case scenario. The damage was what horrified us. When the bomb went off in Beirut last Friday the feeling was very different. It was horrible here too, super horrible, but far from a worst case scenario. People here fear that this is a beginning, not an end as it was in Norway.
The first few days were very quiet, and not many people chose to go out at night. Most of the people to be seen on the streets gathering on the pavements outside of the bars were foreigners. What else would we do? Sit at home alone? We who don’t have families here needed to hang out together.
However, I’m glad to see things a little more stable now, and hope it will continue like that. I don’t want to see this country go to shit.
Is Iceland the REAL threat to Europe?
We’re obsessed with putting our eyes on islamofacists, islafists, salafists, and, well, you know, just muslims, but is this where the real threat is coming from?
Everybody: PANIC!Just a few weeks ago our national security was at risk, as someone thought that someone potential... [more]
Being down with the kids
When the 2famous.TV crew rolled up in our red Mercedes at this beautiful island in the south of Norway, we pretty much felt like stars. I mean, festivals are usually the place where we can show (and prove to ourselves) that we still got it; that we’re still down with the kids, despite the fact that most of our crew is twice the age of the average populat... [more]
– No work visa required
If you live in a shithole, you should come to Norway and join the shitfest!
There is a loophole in the strict Norwegian job market, and that loophole can be found right between a grizzlys genitals and it’s tale (also known as its butthole).
Thanks to the low population and the large oil reserves Norway may be the richest country in the world, but if you’re not from... [more]
Here I sit overlooking the rooftops of Oslo while it’s pouring down from the gray sky. It’s that time of the year where all you want to do is to sit inside and drink red wine while being melancholic. I daydream about Lebanon, though Beirut somehow feels like an oriental dream in the distance. It’s so different from where I am right now. It’s almost surreal. But I guess ... [more]
It’s election on Monday, and no one is talking about how much the “Peace Nation” Norway sucks for everyone that’s not in Norway.
I wish I could have talked about something that had something to do with the real world, but I have been living in an isolated bubble for the past week. It’s not my lack of access to the internet that has cut me off, nor is it that I’ve been occupied with setting up the 2famous.TV HQ in Oslo with Knut and Liza. True, I’ve been stressing around decorating my new room so that i... [more]