I am trying to force myself to wake up at 8 every day and today was not easy guys.. I successfully made it out of my bunk bed 30 min after the alarm rang (which is guess is only relatively bad).
One of my friends were so kind to take this picture of me outside our sorority house. Our red door is famous and do you see the lantern hanging over it? its supposedly guides symbolize how lanterns would guide sailors to safe harbors. I think its cute!
The Coffee bean on our campus serve latte with sugar free almond milk!!
I know. Its been a while now. again. Im sorry. again.I had my finals and then on the May 16th I went back to Norway to celebrate 17 of may with my friends. The day before I left I had my interview with a marketing company about a summer job and I got it the day I left LA. I started May 18th and the rest of the summer just went by in a “swusj”. Three months went by like nothing, but still it left me soo changed that coming back to LA and USC was hard.I have my dreams, but I have changed, and so must my dreams too.
Coming to LA was my dream, and going to USC was the biggest of them all. I have seen, experienced, and met so many people that I am incredibly thankful for, and I always imaged myself spending the rest of my life in this city. But I have changed.
I came back to Norway still feeling like that 19 year old girl I was when I left, but after this summer I think I have become 10 years older. I broke a couple of records, won a summer competition, had a team of people working for me, and basically worked my ass off 24/7 this entire summer. And while I was doing it I discovered that I was amazingly good at it and that it was something I LOVED doing.
Norway was that icecold boring country that I thought I would never go back to. There was nothing in Norway I felt was worth coming back for, but now I have realized that deep inside of me there is a girl who is still Norwegian by heart, and what it took for me to realize it was an intense job who pushed me, and also showed me that there was something in Norway worth going back to.
Can you believe it’s 2014 already? I had just gotten used to 2013… 2013 was such an amazing year where I felt that many parts of my life finally fell into place. I moved in with my best friend, I spent the summer in France, I joined a sorority, met some amazing girls! Then ended the year in Vegas with a bottle of champagne in my hand surrounded by friends! Despite a breakout and living spring semester with a roommate from hell I believe 2013 was the best year in my life and I can’t wait for 2014 to start! Here are my plans for the new year:
I tried to think of more, but life is just great now as it is so nothing really special has to happend:)! Lots of kisses from Christine
Hey you! We finished homecoming week last week and it was EPIC! so much fun!
These picture is a bit reverse, but! We ended homecoming week with an Exchange with another fraternity. This year Delta Gamma had exchange with Lambda Chi. An exchange is basically one fraternity and one sorority going togehter and renting a club/resturant. We have buses to take us to the Venue and at the venue you get to mix, dance and chat with everyone. Its a great way for people to meet others since this is not like Invite, where you must take a date. Exchange is so much! And this one got a bit crazy for everyone I think..
Every Exchange has a theme. This events theme was pyjamas theme so we all dressed up in our morning robes and other sleepwear.
On monday Delta Gamma and Lambda new members was given the assignment to deocrate a “float”, or in this case: a golfcart.. Every team is given a theme. Ours was Under the Sea! And we actually won! DG and Lambda never win these things so we were very shocked..
Here is the amazing team!
On the saturday after homecoming we had our game against Standford and we WON!! Best week at USC so far! Heres a picture from when everyone stormed the field in excitement!
I cant believe I almost only have ONE year left in this amazing city! Here are my most memorable moments in LA. (not in any particular order)
1: Meeting Lana Del Rey: Omg what can I say! This girl is amazing. I was eating dinner at Chateau Marmont with a friend of mine when he takes my hand and guides me over to another table and puts me down on a chair. There, right across the table sat the magnificent Lana Del Rey. I dident know what to say so I just blurted out: “Everyone in Norway loves you!” We started talking about her tour in Europe and that she was going to play on “this island in Norway” (Hove) that summer. She was super sweet and her voice sweet and soft just as in her songs.
2: First trip to Vegas: It was my first LA moment. This was when I discovered the endless possibilities in this city. We got a FREE trip to vegas, and was picked up in a this huge car and driven to Vegas by a driver. We stayed at Encore and went to XS in the evening. Amazing.
3: Meeting Nicholas Berggruen. What a man! What a inspiration. He is made of money, but realized that money dosent make you happy, so he sold everything he had. Kept his G6 and now he travels the world wanting to help california and the US solving its economical problems. He is a inspiration! I ate dinner with him every friday together with friends and other “high” people in LA discussing politics and economy for about 4 months. He is like a grown version of Peter Pan!
4: Insulted the director of Moneyball, Bennet Miller. Was eating dinner with Nicholas when I started talking to the man next to me. A quit man who according to himself likes to analyse everything before engaging in it. I told him I dident like Moneyball and he asked me why. I told him I dident like the end. and He was like: yes, but he choose happiness over money! me: yeah, but still the end was kind of sad. Him: You know I am the director? …. hahaha!
5: Dating a celeb: Not mentioning his name! But I was an interesting time I gotta say. Dont think I am doing that again!
We often think that everywhere else in the world is more beautiful than where you are right now. When I was in Paris with my french friends, they felt like they were rediscovering Paris again. They had taken its beauty for granted (how can ANYONE take Paris for granted??), and together with me who was discovering the city for the first time they saw their own city with new eyes. Thats the way I kind of feel for Oslo too. Before I thought it was ugly, but if you really wanna see an ugly city just go to LA.. LA has its places of course, but the whole place needs a makeover.
Here are some pictures taken from my friends apartment in Bogstadveien, Oslo:
the air is so clean and the buildings so beautiful, and the Oslo is such a green city!