Thursday, 4 December 2008

it's been a while...

... since i posted something here. i don't even know why it took me so long, but i guess i needed a break from all the writing and taking pictures. winter is definitely here and it is, at times, both refreshing and depressing. i do have loads of stuff to do for school which stresses me out quite a bit, but then christmas is approaching and that's a treat.

i just came back from a prolonged weekend in oslo at my favourite person's place. it snowed a little, but mostly it was just cold and we went to the park. the park seemed literally full of music, it was so enchanting! this little girl was so sweet playing the violin, and she seemed so lonely, so i put a little money into her box. she was so absorbed in her playing, i think she didn't even realize me approaching her..

















here is one of the most famous sites of oslo, the monolith at vigelandsparken, taken by my favourite person. with me right in front of it, in my favourite white winter coat and matching hat:

















other than enjoying ourselves in the park, we spent our time on the sofa, eating good food and playing video games. or rather, a. played and i sat besides watching. for me it's like watching a movie, i actually prefer watching him play than play myself.

he had two new games for his x-box, fable 2 which is a weird blend of ancient english myths and the victorian times with some whiffs of steampunk in between, and mirror's edge, based on doing parcours. both are very well done, and while fable 2 was engaging in the tale that is told and your choices between good and evil, mirror's edge got my pulses racing just by watching the player jump between skyscrapers and onto helicopters. if you want to face your acrophobia, there's your chance.

6 comments:

Andreas Öjerfors said...

I must say that Mirror's Edge was an exercise in frustration; the sense of flow supposed to carry the game was simply not there, hindered by the trial and error nature of the gameplay.

Fable 2 on the other hand - a charming game with a lot of soul.

Nadine said...

Oslo... ich bin wirklich neidisch! Sieht toll aus!

Evis said...

Jag undrade just vart du tagit vägen. Vigelandsparken is the shit! Jag kan inte fatta att min man inte varit i Oslo och inte sett den än; jag ska försöka ordna det till sommaren.

fröken lila said...

@ nadine: ich bin dort recht häufig, mein freund wohnt ja dort.. ich kann es wirklich empfehlen mal hinzufahren, eine wunderschöne stadt!

@ evis: ja, gör det! om vi har tur sá är jag kanske där samtidigt och vi kan träffas!

Mallis said...

Nice pics

jaa jag hoppas verkligen inte jag behöver betala en gång till.

Cathy Voyage said...

Tolle Fotos! Ich will da auch hin!