January 31, 2006
January 28, 2006
An american (of course) guy named Doug Vick have invented this slippers with bulit in flashlights. The lights comes on automatically when you step into the slippers and reach 6 - 7 meters. Doug invented the slippers after he got tired of bumping into things in the dark at night. I would have solved this problem easier - just turn on the lights. But I still find this slippers very cool.
The finished picture became a bit bigger then we had expected though, so it is going to take a while to get use to looking at our big faces every time we enter our bedroom.
January 26, 2006
January 22, 2006
January 20, 2006
My husband came to pick me up from work and the short bike ride from home had made him all exhausted. We hurried to the closest shopping centre for a bit to eat, it was so nice to be inside in to cool air condition. Then we went grocery shopping.
We was inside the shopping centre for no more then 30 minuts but by the time we go out it has started to be very grey and dark clouds. Before we could reach home, which takes us about 15 min, it started to rain and it was also much cooler. The rain lasted for maybe 10 minuts, and then the sky started to become some blue again. I took a shower and by the time I was finsihed with that, the sky was all blue again and it is alsmost as hot as it was earlier. Crazy.
January 19, 2006
Right now I'm really missing our old pizza place! We tried first to get a pizza from the same company as our old pizza place, but their closest shop is to far away from here, so they refused to deliver for us. Then we just looked in yellowpages and pick a place that was close to here. Well that was not a good idea. That was the worst pizza I have ever seen! We took one bit each and then trew it out.
Still hungry and still to lazy to cook we called another place which we have had pizza from before so we know it is at least eat able. They told us 30 min wait first and then called us back after a while because even though my husband repeated the adress twice and also got the chick on the phone to read it back to him, they got it wrong. So another 30 min. Then they called again and said that they had checked with our local shop and they could not deliver in 30 min, the earliest they could do was in an hour and a half !
My husband then asked me if I still wanted pizza and yeah I did, but only if they will give it for free and add a garlic bread. A request they smart enough agreed too.
But right now I wish we were back in Bendigo were you on weekdays could get pizza delivered in 15 min and it was always good. Well most of the time is was anyway. Sometimes we got a retarded chick on the phone which mixed up our ordes. What is this really with dumb people and pizza places?
January 18, 2006
Now its my husbands turn. So it will be one more time of filling out heaps of forms and wait and wait. Immgration office sure manage to keep life interested.
January 17, 2006
January 16, 2006
January 15, 2006
January 13, 2006
1. What did you do in 2005 that you'd never done before?
Get married :)
2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Hmm not sure if I kept them as I can't remember them :P. But yeah I made some for this year.
3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
My husbands sister gave birth to a little girl on September 17.
4. Did anyone close to you die?
No - and I'm greatful for that
5. What countries did you visit?
Pretty much traped here in Australia thanx to DIMIA
6. What would you like to have in 2006 that you lacked in 2005?
more sleep probably - can never get enough
7. What date from 2005 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
2nd of December, our wedding day
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Thw whole years was amazing both personally and professionally, but our wedding was the most stand out.
9. What was your biggest failure?
Not being able to limit my chocolate intake :P
10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Just common cough and cold
11. What was the best thing you bought?
My laptop :)
12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Hameed - best guy I have ever known
13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Depressed - defently what happen in Sydney. Racists always make me angry and sad.
14. Where did most of your money go?
Food, food and some rent and bills
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
16. What song will always remind you of 2005?
'the book of love'
17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder?
Happier for sure
ii. thinner or fatter?
like to say thinner, but probably the same
iii. richer or poorer?
richer in every way possible
18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
20. How will you be spending Christmas?
we spent it at our new home and had a nice turkey dinner.
21. Did you fall in love in 2005?
over and over again.
22. How many one-night stands?
23. What was your favorite TV program?
Biggest loser :P
24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
25. What was the best book you read?
Harry Potter no 6 (think it was the only one I got time to read)
26. What was your greatest musical discovery?
hmm that kids can sing very nice when they bother trying
27. What did you want and get?
28. What was your favorite film of this year?
29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I became 31 and had a big party at home the day before, and then the best dinner and movie date with my then boyfriend on my birthday. The presents from him was the best.
30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
That I had someone to share everything with
31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2005?
32. What kept you sane?
33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
34. What political issue stirred you the most?
35. Who did you miss?
no one really
36. Who were the best new people you met?
all my kids at the pre-school
37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2005:
sometimes you should ask for permission twice
38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
(I have) the time of my life - Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
Now I've had the time of my life
No I never felt like this before
Yes I swear it's the truth
And I owe it all to you
'Cause I've had the time of my life
And I owe it all to you
January 11, 2006
January 10, 2006
January 9, 2006
This strip remind me of my childhood when my friends and I will try to sleep outside in a tent or in a cubby house. I dont know how many times we tried, but every time one of us started to tell a scary story and it ended with that we all ran home to our moms...
January 8, 2006
January 7, 2006
First its seemed like we couldn’t make it as IKEA was delivering some things we bought and they were running late, very late. They finally came at 2 pm and as soon as they had left I called my husband and told him I was coming and then jumped on my bike.
Well the nice resturant I wanted to try was closed for holidays until next week…and so was most other places in our main shopping street. I never know resturants took weeks holidays, but I guess people that work there need some time of too.
Anyhow, we ended up in McDonalds. Not quit what we had in mind, but we still had a nice meal. When we finished eating we just walked around in the street holding hands and looking at all the small and interesting stores. So all in all it was a good date.
January 6, 2006
January 5, 2006
I change this goal from ‘watch classical movies’ to this – as the first goal was not very spesific. Well here is the list:
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The (2003)
Beautiful Mind, A (2001)
American Beauty (1999)
Shakespeare in Love (1998
English Patient, The (1996)
Forrest Gump (1994)
Schindler’s List (1993)
Silence of the Lambs, The (1991)
Dances with Wolves (1990)
Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Rain Man (1988)
Last Emperor, The (1987)
Out of Africa (1985)
Terms of Endearment (1983)
Chariots of Fire (1981)
Ordinary People (1980)
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
Deer Hunter, The (1978)
Annie Hall (1977)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
Godfather: Part II, The (1974)
Sting, The (1973)
Godfather, The (1972)
French Connection, The (1971)
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Man for All Seasons, A (1966)
Sound of Music, The (1965)
My Fair Lady (1964)
Tom Jones (1963)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
West Side Story (1961)
Apartment, The (1960)
Bridge on the River Kwai, The (1957)
Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)
On the Waterfront (1954)
From Here to Eternity (1953)
Greatest Show on Earth, The (1952)
American in Paris, An (1951)
All About Eve (1950)
All the King’s Men (1949)
Gentleman’s Agreement (1947)
Best Years of Our Lives, The (1946)
Lost Weekend, The (1945)
Going My Way (1944)
Mrs. Miniver (1942)
How Green Was My Valley (1941)
Gone with the Wind (1939)
You Can’t Take It with You (1938)
Life of Emile Zola, The (1937)
Great Ziegfeld, The (1936)
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
It Happened One Night (1934)
Grand Hotel (1932)
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
Broadway Melody, The (1929)
We didn't get everything we wanted because some parts where out of stock. So we are going back to get 1 bed frame, 1 bedside table, 1 tallboy (why is it really called that?) and another set of drawers for our office. It is going to be strange to have a real bed after have been sleeping on a madress on the floor for more then a year.
What we did get today though was good and cheap lunch at the IKEA cafe and a sofa bed for our office/guest room. So now we are pretty much prepared for my parents visit in february.
January 4, 2006
136. Having a lazy day
137. Finding plums on sale
138. A nice long bikeride
139. Wandering around in the library
140. Be given information book about our local community at the library
141. Having a new blog: http://dynam1tt.blogspot.com/
142. That I figured out how to do some html
143. That I still have holidays for another 2 weeks
144. Long conversations at night with my husband
145. That my husband got a job
The movie overall was fun, good animated and the story was new and different from the original story (which I also like) The chicken himself reminded me of some of the kids I have been teaching. Would absolut recommand this movie.
January 3, 2006
Today we just had enough. So I went to the supermarked and got the strongest insect spray they had. When I got back I sprayed on the outside of the house first as high up as I could. And then back up in our flat my husband took over and sprayed every inch.
After a little rest, we scrubbed the whole flat – so right now its nice clean and antz free :D Lets hope it stays like that…
Still have to find out how to post pictures from photobucket or other host so that it appare as a tumbnail in the post but can be clicked on to view larger...
January 2, 2006
Dynamitt is a word play on my name. My real name is , well used to be at least, Dina Smith. My best friends little brother called me 'dynamitt' to tease me. I hated it when I was 12. I really don't mind it now. I use dynamitt as a name on most things now a days, easy to remember.
You said your name used to be Dina Smith?
Yes, but in December 2005 I got married to Hameed and as old fashion as I am I took Hameed as a last name about 6 months later. Being a Norwegian living in Australia, in the middle of applying for permanent visa, it was a bit to complicated to change my name at our wedding day.
So your husbands name is Hameed Hameed?
Hehe, no. His name is Hussain Hameed, but everyone (well almost everyone) call him Hameed. I called him Hameed for 3 1/2 years before I change my name, so it just felt weird to start calling him Hussain.
A norwegian living in Australia, how did that happen?
I am a pre-school teacher and I took my bachelor of education in Norway. After working at a child care centre in Oslo, Norway for some more then 2 years I realized that I really did not know much about children with special needs. I wanted to go back to studies to learn more about special education and I really wanted to study in English. The options was: UK, USA or Australia. Both UK and USA is ridiculous expensive, so Australia is was.
So are you still studying?
No, and that I am greatful for. Oh don't get me wrong, it was great to study here but I am so glad I don't have to read for exams or write assignments ever. again.
But you still live in Australia?
Yes, and we will probably stay. I met Hameed shortly after I arrived here. We actually lived in the same house on campus. We hit it of right away and became best friends pretty much from the first time we met. Then we became a couple and later we got married. It has always been easier for us to live in Australia as we both know this place just as well.
Are you Australian citizen then?
Nope, I am still very much a Norwegian. I have Australian permanent visa though and Hameed is in the final stages of getting his. Visa applications are now fun I tell you. To much paper work and to much waiting. I hate waiting.
Hameed is not Australian either?
No, he is a proud Maldivian, who cant figure out why Australians are not able to say 'Maldives' the right way.
So what do you do now when you are not studying anymore?
Now I work in a child care center. It is hard work, but I love it. My dream though is to one day be able to open my own center. Hopefully that can come true when we are able to buy our own house.
And Hameed, what is he doing?
He is a student right now (poor guy). He is doing a degree in IT so in a few months he will be earning lots and lots of money and I can hang around and do nothing (well I can dream)
I saw there was a link to 'Sami's story'. Who is Sami?
Sami is our son who was born 6th of August 2007 and passed away on the 1oth of August 2007. He was born with so many complications so he did not really have any chance. I am working on writing up all of his story. Slowly, very slowly..
So why did you start a blog?
Because I am cool and hip like that.... No, not really. Probably mostly so my mum can keep track of my whereabouts. One of these days though I hope to be able to earn a few pennies from my blog. I just have to figure out how.