15.000 people showed up to show their support. The biggest protest ever to have happened in Norway.
The first 27 minutes of this video shows the turn-up and some of the people speaking:
I am praying this is the start of true change.
I am sure I can't be the only one who has been spending a lot of time with their streaming platforms recently. Especially the time right after Norway went into lockdown, I spent a good amount of time catching up on what I knew was out there that I hadn't yet been able to see. I thought I would share some of my favorites with you in case you need some inspiration on new things to watch!
HUNTERS I never knew I wanted to see Al Pacino as a Nazi hunter, but appearantly I've waited all my life for it. This show was an absolute delight to watch. The style can remind of a Tarantino movie, the storyline is original - and the cinematography is to die for. I hope you watch this!
CALIPHATE This is the first show in year I can say I literally binge-watched. I could not stop watching this, and finished it all in 1 day. Caliphate tells the story of radicalization of islamic girls in Sweden. The actors do a terrific job, the characters are very well written, and every episode leaves you on the edge of your seat. You don't like watching things that's not in English since that's not your first language? Tough cookie, watch it anyway. Don't be lazy, subtitles exist. You don't want to miss this!
COLONY This show has been recommended to me so many times. Finally I crumbled - and I was pleasantly surprised! Colony tells the story of a family living in a Los Angeles that is being occupied by aliens. The city is separated into blocs by huge walls placed there by the invaders, and the first season shows us a family working to reunite with one of the kids in the family. It's action-filled, but it's very human.
KILLING EVE I was so happy when a new season of Killing Eve arrived to HBO. Killing Eve is a story of two powerful ladies, one a hitman, the other the detective hunting for said hitman. When their paths intertwine an obsession evolves and makes both of their lives much harder. Sandra Oh is always wonderful to watch, and Jodie Comer is a delight to see as the heartless killer.
DIRTY JOHN The fact that this show is based on a true story makes my skin crawl. It tells the tale of a woman who falls in love with a man who everyone around her can see is poison, but blinded by love, she gets herself into way more trouble than she thought possible. This was heartwrenching to watch, but very interesting to see how these master manipulators work themselves into someones life and leeches of the love of another person. I definitely recommend this!
NEVER HAVE I EVER This was an absolute blast to watch. If you're in the mood for something simple and cute, this is it. It tells the story of Devi, a Tamil Indian American high schooler who is dead set on becoming everything she's not. The show suprised me multiple times, and even though it has it's over-the-top moments, there was a lot of heart in it. Definitely recommend!
DEAD TO ME This show surprised me. You know those awful trailers or clips Netflix shows you to preview the show? This show had such a horrible preview I wrote it off for a long time. Thankfully I dared to try it out on a day I was especially bored - it turned out to be such a delight! Jen's husband has recently died in a car accident, and to cope with her grief she goes to a therapy group where she meets Judy. The two form a close friendship - but is Judy who she claims to be? Funny, quirky show with some good plot twists. Another light one for the days you need entertainment but don't feel like something too intense.
That's some of my tips for now - if this continues much longer I'm sure there will be an even longer list coming. What about you, have you discovered something new during this lockdown? I'd love to hear your recommendations!
Originally posted May 15th 2020
In a post last year I wrote about how my New Year’s resolution in 2018 was to read at least 1 book a month. In 2019 I wanted to continue in the same fashion, and set the same goal. Did I acheive it? Yes I did! 2018 was definitely a better year reading-wise for me, but I take that as an indicator of how much other fun stuff was happening in 2019.
I thought given the extra time we all are given at the moment this was a good time to share the books I read last year. If you want even more book titles then definitely check out my post from last year here.
Books in English:
Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney
Normal People by Sally Rooney
Your Erroneous Zones by Dr. Wayne D. Wyer
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
Your Writing Coach: From Concept to Character, from Pitch to Publication by Jürgen Wulff
When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Pema Chödrön
Books in Norwegian:
Jeg nekter å tenke av Lotta Elstad
Historie om et ekteskap av Geir Gulliksen
Null av Gina Cornelia Pedersen
Like sant som jeg er virkelig av Hanne Ørstavik
Kinderwhore av Maria Kjos Fonn
Grunnleggende plantediversitet av Kathleen Rani Hagen
Hver gang du forlater meg av Linnea Myhre
So what were my favorites? Sally Rooney comes on the top of the list. I finished those both of those books practically in 1 sitting. The Power of Now and Your Erroneous Zones are both reads I definitely recommend for anyone looking to deepen their knowledge on thought patterns and breaking out of bad habits.
For my Norwegians; Kinderwhore, Jeg nekter å tenke, Historie om et eksteskap and Like sant som jeg er virkelig were my favorites of the books from our fellow countrymen (pointing out that 3 of those books were written by women; girlpower!)
I hope this lis added some new books on your radar. I’d love to hear what kind of books you have been reading!
Originally posted May 6th 2020
Welcome to the space where I share my thoughts and musings. Who am I?
I teach yoga, I pretend to be other people while acting, I love to write and create in general. These days I am spending more and more time behind the camera, exploring storytelling and how stories can change the world we live in.