What better way to get a taste of Norwegian style Christmas than with pepperkaker? Pepperkaker are ginger biscuits and are a tradition in Norway at this time of the year. I got really curious with this recipe and I found a delicious one at this blog (a special thanks to L-Jay and Moose for giving us a taste of Norwegian life-style). The result was absolutely delicious. Pepperkaker with a nice cup of hot tea are the best for a cold winter night. I really enjoyed this recipe. Glad Jul! (Merry Christmas!)
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Boss: Thanks to our new contract with company A, we are going to save much more money.
Me: That’s great. Aren’t we going to ask company B for new prices to check if we can save even more?
Me: Why not?
Boss: Because that would make us lose our credibility.
Today at work:
Boss: I asked company B for new prices, and now we are going to save even more.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
I traveled to Porto, to go and speak with Eli S., adviser of the EURES network in Norway. I went to Porto by bus, departing at 9:00 a.m. (from Lisbon) and arrived three and a half hours later. I have heard of the hospitality of the people from Porto and today I got the chance to experience it myself. As soon as i left the bus station, I started asking directions to the place where i would find Eli, and not only I got the help I wanted from a nice man working at a traditional grocery shop, as he also offered me a lift to the place if I had the patience of waiting an extra hour and a half. As I was in a hurry, I thanked him and got on my way to meet Eli. I spoke to her about the Norwegian job market, and she explained to me how to write my CV and what Norwegian companies I should contact during my job search. After I left the place, I had three hours left until the trip back to Lisbon, so I decided to take a walk and explore Porto.