Archive for June 2008
August 6, around 8 PM (Norwegian Time), I entered Room no. 167, building ‘G’ in the street called Dybdahls Vei 4. The place is popularly known as Berg. Not just that moment, but that entire week was an important turning point in my life. The long flight Kathmandu-New Delhi-Amsterdam-Trondheim was not only my very first flight, but also a wish to fly in a jet plane, becoming true. Yes, I am from a very struggling family and I had never imagined I would fly in any international flights. But things changed, I managed to earn the prestigeous Erasmus Mundus scholarship.
As I write this post, I am still in Norway. But, I had to leave Berg and come to another place called Moholt. Thats where I am right now. My stay in Berg was one of the most memorable things that has happened to me. When I first entered my room, I hurriedly opened my suitcase and was eager to fill the warddrobe closet and other places like reading desk. I was tired and I went to sleep early, around 11 PM. There was still sunlight outside.
First few days, I felt like missing my home in Kathmandu. But later, that room started to become my new home. I went on a trip to Italy and France (only Paris) during the new year’s day of 2008. While the trip was amazing and a wonderful experience in itself, I started to miss my home. No no, the not the one in Kathmandu, but my room in Berg.
Not just living alone but cooking my own food was also new to me. Hence, Berg taught me many things, most importantly, independent living.
Now I have to leave this home and find a new one. I hope will be able to find a home in my new room in Moholt also. Accoding to the rules, I have to clean the place and make it look as exactly as it was when it was handed over to me. Yesterday, I brought all my stuff, but the final cleaning was yet to be done. So, today morning I went back to the room and cleaned every corners of it. Come Monday I will hand over the key back to its owners.
I have some photos for the memory. I would like to share these with you.
Another lousy sunday is about to be over. Again that horrifying monday will come tomorrow and life will again take a fast and tiring run. I just love morning sleep, especially when its weekend. Both, yesterday and today, I woke up very late. Someone said it right, a working man gets afraid of only one thing and that is “monday”, not ghost or evil spirits or anything else. I should however consider myself lucky to be able to get really a nice job here. The work is research oriented but I am enjoying what I am doing.
Developer’s point is also making me busy. I started this technical blog as an experiment. It seems that this experiment is going well. I have at least 30 to 40 hits everyday. But I really want to extend this idea to next level. I want to create something that is useful to many developers like me. This blog is just a starting. Let’s see how it manifests itself. But on weekdays, I am so much busy that I cannot post anything either on the technical blog or in this personal one. It is just during the weekends that I get to post anything.
Today I watched a movie called “13 game sayawng“. Its a Thai movie and is really weird kind. The character in the movie “Pusit” is having the worst day of his life. He just lost his job and is in serious debt. That is all about to change when he receives a mysterious phone call with a tempting offer. If he could complete 13 tasks, he will win 100 million Baht. Pusit agrees and the game begins. And then a very weird movie begins too. However, the movie was a nice time-pass. You may also watch it, so I have provided a hyperlink above.
Mr. Bean is a character developed by Rowan Atkinson while he was at Oxford University. He describes Mr. Bean as “a child in a grown man’s body”. While going through everyday tasks, he runs into some sort of trouble and he solves it in a very comic style. There were altogether of 14 episodes. Mr. Bean is a slow-witted, sometimes ingenious, selfish and generally likable buffoon who brings various unusual schemes and connivances to everyday tasks. He lives alone in his small flat in Highbury, North London, and is almost always seen in his trademark tweed jacket and skinny red tie. Mr. Bean rarely speaks, and when he does it is generally only a few mumbled words.
Teddy is Mr. Bean’s teddy bear, generally regarded as Mr. Bean’s best friend. The bear is a dark brown, knitted oddity with button eyes and sausage-shaped limbs, invariably ending up broken in half or in various other states of destruction and disfiguration. Although inanimate, Bean occasionally pretends Teddy is alive.
Mr. Bean’s car, a late 1970s MK IV British Leyland Mini 1000, developed a character of sorts. The Mini was central to several antics, such as Mr. Bean getting dressed in it while driving or steering it while sitting in an armchair strapped to the roof. It also had a number of innovative security measures; Mr. Bean fitted the door with a bolt-latch and padlock, rather than use the lock fitted on the car, and he always removed the steering wheel instead of the key, which formed a running joke in several episodes, at one point deterring a car thief.
The first episode won the prestigious Golden Rose, as well as two other major prizes at the 1991 Rose d’Or Light Entertainment Festival in Montreux. In the UK, the episode “The Curse of Mr. Bean” was nominated for a number of BAFTA awards; “Best Light Entertainment Programme” in 1991, “Best Comedy” (Programme or Series) in 1992, and Rowan Atkinson was nominated three times for “Best Light Entertainment Performance” in 1991, 1992 and 1994. “Mr. Bean” also won the Norwegian comedy award “Tidleg Sædavgang”.
Almost all the episodes and clips from these episodes are available on YouTube. So, you can also enjoy the hilarious Mr. Bean. If you ask me, he is my favourite comedian. He makes me laugh with even a very simple comic behaviour, that also without speaking a single word. I have put some of the links below.
Mr. Bean goes to the swimming pool:
Mr. Bean in toilet:
Mr. Bean meets the Queen:
And there are many others, so why don’t you also just visit YouTube and enjoy Mr. Bean. And also maybe live life like Mr. Bean 😉
Source for description of Mr. Bean: Wikipedia