Full Of Awe In Oslo

It may not have been her fabled idea of Asgard, but the Norwegian capital certainly lived up to the dreams of this young Singaporean traveller thanks to a warm female Viking.

7/11/2014 11:51:36 AM
written By : Yaw Min Jie Print

So much for summer in Europe. The breeze had such a bite it made my knees shake. 

“It’s too cold here,” I whined, feeling cheated. I had brought a suitcase full of shorts, skirts and cropped tops as I envisioned a gentle breeze, cradling my belly-button a la Miley Cyrus. However, like Miley, all I got was regret for baring too much skin. I had to call my brother, who would join us in London, to bring long pants and a thick jacket.

So I donned clingy Uniqlo jeggings and a pseudo leather jacket, pleased that I would face Oslo without doing a drugged penguin impersonation as I attempted to walk fast and restrain my behind from jiggling. I was wrong. It was colder.

While looking for Akershus Fortress, I decided it would be cooler to be a frost giant rather than a drugged penguin.

“I am Loki of Asgard and I am burdened with glorious purpose,” I would intone. Standing atop a rock that was probably older than my great-grandfather, I felt  majestic as I grabbed a stick and waved it at random Norwegians and feathered species. The people did not seem impressed by a Chinese rendition of Loki. The birds flew away. My brother just told me to “bugger off!” (pardon the French).

I guess I did not have Tom Hiddleston’s charisma.80107330-new

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