Saturday, May 26, 2007

Swedish Stories Chapter II - Brekkie, Before Lunch

An irrelevant story that happened earlier this evening...

Staff 1 : Miss, I lost my handphone... I left it on the reception table to charge, now no more there...

Me: Har??!! *thinking, "Who dare steal in the office?!"*


*faster faster rewind CCTV*
*waiting...*
*wait some more...*
*saw someone taking the phone!!!*

*GASP* Aiks... it's Staff 2...

*thinking*

Cannot be... cannot be... *although ownself not confident*

*calls up Staff 2*
*call not picked up*
*calls again 5 mins later*

Me: Hello, Staff 2, hey, just now you took whose phone har?

Staff 2 : Huh? *sounded a bit surprised*


Me : Neh, just now you kept someone's phone? *tries to "help"*


Staff 2 : Ohhh... I helped Staff 3 to keep her phone because she left it just like that at the reception table.


Me : But that's not Staff 3's phone! It's Staff 1's phone. Where did you put it?


Staff 2 : I told Staff 3 and she asked me to put inside her drawer.


Me : I see... OK, I call Staff 3 and ask her. Thanks.


*calls Staff 3*

Me : Hello... Ei, you go check your bag and see if you took home two handphones.

Staff 3 : Har??


Me : *explained what could have happened*


Staff 3 : Oh ya ya, Staff 2 told me that I left my phone somewhere, so I just asked her to put inside my drawer. But when I came back, I saw my phone was on the table.


Me : I see...


Staff 3 : Hang on, lemme check my bag.


*2 minutes later*

Staff 3 : Don't have la... I think it could be inside my drawer.

Me : But your drawer locked ler... OK nevermind, at least we know it's safe in your drawer. Thanks! *Phewwww...*

And because of this "case", I couldn't finish my entry just now. But it was a funny misunderstanding/miscommunication, wasn't it?


The next day was Sunday, 6th of May. We had buffet breakfast at the hotel. All of us were quite impressed with the spread but then after the 3rd day, it gets..... well, I'm sure you'd know what I mean if the same types of food stared back at you every morning... Nevertheless, I've 'learnt' to eat the hard/dry bread and I love it! Had to go to Ikea last Sunday to satisfy the craving for this type of bread. Haha...

Scandic Park's brekkie napkin...

Bread bread everywhere...

Smoked/boiled bacon/turkey ham,
some pâté, zucchini, tomato, capsicum...


Yogurts. Everyday also got... and I'm NOT a yogurt person :(

Mixed fruit salad and the other one, mixed berries salad? All types of berries! Strawberry, raspberry, lingonberry but served very cold!



This is Stureplan, sort of like our Bangsar equivalent, for the hip-hop-happening yuppies. There are quite a number of bars and restaurants here although we did not try any.

The 'Mushroom' is a popular meeting place here. This reminds me of a place
in Hong Kong too. Was it at The Peak? Or halfway to The Peak?
Always a very popular location in
TVB series.

Jakobs Kyrka - a church in Kungsträdgården

The scene beside Jakobs Kyrka.
Reminds me of hanami, (No, not a Japanese pornstar, okay!)

Kungliga Operan, the Royal Swedish Opera located very near Jakobs Kyrka.

What method of fishing do you call this?

We were told that some of these bicycles are "free". Huh, free?? Sure or not?
But we have no idea how to 'take' the bicycle ler...
Kikare, is it true that it's FOC??

The building with flags is Stockholm Tourist Centre Sverigehuset (Sweden House), opposite it is NK aka Nordiska Kompaniet, a shopping centre.
And right in front, TGIF.


Dalecarlian horse aka dala horse,
a big model inside Sweden House.



This couple were waiting for the Sweden House to open, just like us...

Sunday morning's family outing.
All mat saleh
babies are mega cute!!!

The biggest chess set I've ever seen!

Although the sun is shining,
but it sure is cold out there... brrrr...


One of the Royal Palace's guard...


Kungliga Slottet, Swedish's version of Buckingham Palace, I suppose.
I didn't go in but my boss did because she loves museums.

So, me & Piglet went strolling on our own...

**Addendum @ 0210, 260507 : By the way, the Entrance Fee for the Royal Palace is 130 SEK, about RM70. Yes, it's like a museum. In 2006, I visited the Tower of London which cost me £13.50, which is about RM95 and I after about an hour, I finished jalan-jalan the whole place already although the tourist guide was saying, "You must go to The Tower of London and will spend at least a day there." A day?! So, Narrowband, that's why I didn't go into Kungliga Slottet ler...

**To Be Continued**

51 comments:

kyh said...

chup for Miss Sweden!!!

ah nel said...

uwahahhhhhh...so mani pigcher....


so harworking pork!!!

Will said...

chup!!!

i saw yum yum breakfast

kyh said...

wah so nice! i think those fruit salads and bread are for me since i cant take the ham! *yum*

sweden memang cantik and bersih! so scenic...

ya mat salleh babies memang cute! so u gonna gip birth to one too? find one mat salleh! (ooopsies! oh ya u oredy got BRAD, whom is one mat salleh himself, and a mat salleh baby, ie Shiloh) ;)

day-dreamer said...

I'm not really a bread person, LOL! And I'm not a yoghurt fan too. But fruit and berries salad ngam lah... hehe. Can I go tour at Sweden like that? :P

Buckingham Palace guards' hats nicer... ;)

**waiting for continuation**

L B said...

I want! I want it all!
* O P E N S W I D E W I D E T I L L P E C A H *
Gimme a bit of everything ok? Especially the fruit salad, even though no got mango or langsat. Sapu all.. *Can skip the ham since Italian Ham nicer..*

That kind of fishing looks like what Winn Liu Liu would do. I can already imagine her draped across the net..

You were right! Ain't no ABBA there wan! Cheated!

So, what happened to the handphone in the end?

*don't care.. PARTYYYY*

aiyah nonya said...

hi angel,

By the 3rd day don't you wish you have a bowl of noodles or something asian ?

Nice pictures. But looks kinda quiet doesn't it ?

'The couple' is not you and your new found boyfriend,ah???

Have a great weekend

narrowband said...

I would have gone into that palace if I were you...!! Jz look c look c ma.

You know, I can never pronounce those places' names..........

mistipurple said...

*sews back the pecah-ed LB*
so happies you go to farfaraway land. great experience. so proud of my char bor kiah.

moz monster said...

w a h ! ! ! m u s t b e d a m n s y i o k l a h y o u !

i demand MORE pictures !!!

and ... only bread, fruits and yogurt? oh ... what deprived people they are.

U.Lee said...

Hi Angel, lovely photos. No Volvos? UL.

angel said...

Dear kyh,...
Wah liao... have u been refreshing my blog over and over again?? :p

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Dear ah nel,...
Pork your head...

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Dear will,...
First day, of cos yum yum!

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angel said...

Dear kyh,...
Yes, you just take the fruit salad and bread, coffee/tea, oh, and they have fruit juices too! I didn't take a pic of it tho... got apple juice, orange juice, some berry juice, sky juice...

Scenic? Ha... You still have not seen the scenic-er ones yet!! You wait, ok? Sure take your breath away... like how it took mine when I saw it ;)

Oh yeah, MY Brad... :p

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Dear DD,...
But the bread is different wan... not like Gardenia wan, I promise... :p

Ha... you can go tour Sweden whether you like or dun like the food! Just bring more packets of your Penang Har Mee along! ;)

Har? So fast waiting liao?? Wah liao... I tension neh liddat... :p

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Dear L B,...
What you want? What you want??
*stares hard at the O P E N I N G *

Ohhh, you want the food... say lah earlier... I thot you wanted the Swedish gurls... :p

Italian ham is nicer? How so?? Swedish hams are slightly more salty than M'sia hams, I think... *tries to remember*

Winnliuliu fishing??
*puzzled look*
Wah, today your comments make me go like this o.O

Sigh! I already told you... nothing Abba-ish there also... I was keeping a lookout for it but.....

The handphone is still in the drawer (I think, I hope!) because Staff 3 sudah balik when I called her...

Errr... what party?

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Dear aiyah nonya,...
Haha... Nope! I didn't "miss" any Asian food at all! I can live without Asian food wan... :) Unlike my boss, 3rd day she already thought of tucking in nasi lemak when we go back... hehe...

My new found bf?? Haha! Farnie lah you! :p

You have a great weekend too! ;)

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Dear narrowband,...
Haaa... I would if it's free but it's not! I've put up an addendum for you at the end of this entry. Go read it! :p

Haha!!! Tell me about it!! Actually, the places' names still okay, but the roads' names, OMG!! By the time I finish reading the name in the car, we donno sudah sampai mana liao! :p

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Dear misti,...
*stares at misti doing S E W I N G *

Thank you Momma M! I wish that you'll go for a well-deserved holiuday SOON!!! Faitikkk! ;)

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Dear moz,...
Sai mutt kong!
O f c o u r s e d a m n s y i o k !

Har? Demand? Ok ok, Master Moz... I shall obey... but wait a few more days, can? Very tension neh me... cos you all have to "wait" for my entries... paiseh also... :p

No no, not only bread, yogurt & fruits... You din see the bacon meh?? Aiyakkk, buta again?? :p

They also serve meatballs, scramble eggs, poached vege and cheese everyday (but no mihun goreng or nasi lemak wor...). I didn't take the pics of the meatballs ler... :p

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Dear Uncle Lee,...
Thank you for the compliment. I'd need photography lessons from you the next time you balik kampung, okay?? Heh heh...

Volvo? Errmm... the cab was a Volvo... actually, I didn't pay much attention to the cars because I was overwhelmed by the lovely country!

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plink said...

O.O @ The Mushroom

L B said...

LB Mk II here, walking very carefully, a bit bengkok, but still walking...
*never learns*
* O P E N S W I D E W I D E *

plink said...

O.O @ WongKor O P E N I N G W I D E

may said...

I thought of having roti bakar for breakfast, but now that I see that ham, I might have ham instead! and fruit. and go riding on that dala horse...

Chen said...

finally..
i gotta be cheong hei again..
Kkkkk..
let me gather my thought first :P

Chen said...

The roti in mat salleh's countries is extra nice wan, unlike the one we have here. I enjoyed eating bread when i visited europe leh..

Too bad i didn't really take photos in the past...

wondering siapa tu Hanami, u know lah.. i tarak tengok jepun kia nor korea kia show wan :P

using that fishing method can surely catch the gigantic sotong wan.. might be sotong man of Pirate of the Caribbean's too.
*giggle*

I want free bicycle..
I love cycling leh..
Miss those cycling days..
I want I want :(

Those chess set looks like plastic bags from afar? Penang has gigantic chess set too, inside Youth Park. Gal, u haven't balik kampung for long-long time liao!! *Giggle again*

See? I cheong hei or not?
cos i lup u mah...
Kkkkkkkkkkk...

*go eat breakfast liao*

Chen said...

wah.. my comment up there so long geh?
really cheong hei.. :P

L B said...

*gasp at Chechen's hei*

ah nel said...

kam!

lets pork pork my head...

*wink wink*

zeroimpact said...

Bring me there!!!
Bring me there!!!
Waaaaaaa

rinnah said...

I love touristy breakfasts! Such a break from normal M'sian ones.

Hahaha... if the Swedes give me free bicycle also I kennot ride leh.

How come the Swedish Royal Guard not as 'smart' looking as the England ones?

savante said...

Wah, more fun in Sweden! Why no pictures of hot Swedes? Didn't you look around at th very good-looking specimens? Those cute babies turn into some really hot guys, ya know :P

Almost got whiplash in Stockholm.

Chen said...

bila next post?
I wanna cheonghei again..
Kkkkkkk..

inherit the hei from the i-prof :P

a^ben said...

yorrrrrrrr!!!! so nice hor~!!!

the fishing thing is as big as the satelite dish.. my gudness~

ang moh babies super mega ultimate infinity yatta-ity cute!!! *cubits muka baby~*

yerrr i wanna go holiday also :((

nyonyapenang said...

itu swedish breakfast boleh lar....gua can survive on bread, fruits and juices punya.

wah...you learned to pronounce all the Swedish names. kinda of a tongue-twister for me.

the FOC bicycles locked to the metal bar? din check and see whether got coin-slot to release the lock.

i am also not a big fan of museums. one hour max can tahan, after than the mind go melayang-layang liao.

have a great weekend!

kikare said...

am i responsible for every question related to the Vikings now?!

so about the free bikes. i haven't read about them doing it in sweden, but somewhere else in europe (think it's holland), they do let people use bikes for free as a way to discourage driving etc, so it's possible that Sthlm is trying out the scheme.(the assumption is you don't take it home!)

but basically, everyone/household here has a bike. don't you think it looks so cool to see folks biking through the city?

back to the breakfast - so you've tried and like the knäckebröd la? they do taste better than they look! and super healthy. yoghurt is a staple item in breakfast and people eat it with muesli (instead of milk). the swedes may eat rather unhealthy dinners (lots of meat and potatoes, not much veg), but their breakfasts are really wholesome and balanced.

King's wife said...

Wah! so song lah your holiday.
Love those bread!
Thanks for sharing the pics. :)

angel said...

O.o @ p l i n k t u n g k u

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Dear L B,...
What is bengkok? Or rather, where is bengkok?
*imagines*
O.O

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*closes plink's eyes*
Go to bed, kid!

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Dear ahmay,...
Ham sandwich is yummmmm! Hope you had a nice brekkie, lunchi and dinner! *muaks*

The dala horsies are really pweety, hor?

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Dear chen,...
Bwahahahaha!!! Since when u so cheong hei geh?? :p But not everybody can be cheong hei, u know... it's a skill perfected thru time... kkkkk...

Hey, whereabout of Europe did you go the last time. Aiyakk why no photo geh?? Sayangnyeeee!

Hanami bukan oranglah :p

Kkkkk... LB said Winn will be fishing with that method wor... how come har? DYK why? Me dunno...

Hey, I also like to cycle! Come come we go cycle one day?? But dun ask me where to get the basikal here kkkkkk... :p

Youth Park got giant chess (lucky din spell "chest" kkkkk) set too?? Waa... really very long din go there liao! Last last last last time when I was a small girl, my parents take me there every weekend wan... :D

TQ for taking the time to be cheong hei lup lup me... I appreciate it very muchie...

*decides to join chen under the table altho' dunno what to expect down there...*

KKKKKK.... Keep on the cheonghei-ness! Cheonghei-ness rawk! Kkkkkk...

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Dear L B,...
The doc follows by example... :D

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Dear ah nel,...
Go pork yourself.

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Dear zeroimpact,...
Errr... not too sure when I'm going again or if I'll be going again wor...

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*be back later*

FL Sam said...

Wow. The food look so appetizing. Hungry now. Need go supper now.

Those pictures are really beautiful. It must be better to be there.

See whether kena 4D tmmrw the i book the next holiday to there. hahaha

angel said...

Dear rinnah,...
Anything UnMalaysian when you are on vacation is refreshing :D

Wot??? U can't ride a bicycle???? How come?? It's very fun to cycle you know... me & chen wanna do it one day haha...

The guards are not as 'smart' because of their hats, maybe? Oh, but the hunks there are gorgeous... neh, savante can attest to it as well ;)

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Dear savante,...
Aiyoh... me too shy to take pics of those hunks in front of them la! Didn't you take any???

Whiplash??? What happened??? Faster tell!!

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Dear chen,...
Wah piang... u wanna make me no hei ahh?? So fast ask me when again! :p

*no hei liao*

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Dear a^ben,...
Satellite dish? Astro wan arr? Kkkkk :p

So nxt time you marry a mat saleh cha bor, ok? :D

Holiday? You WILL be coming for a holiday soon wat... ;)

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Dear nyonyapenang,...
Breakfast can survive but lunch and dinner leh?

Yes, you can say that again about Swedish names! My tongue was all twisted for that one week over there :P

We did check to see if there's any coin slot but tarak... also dun hv any Engrish information too... this is one other thing which I'll be complaining in the coming entries...

Yalah, all the museum lovers will go read every word written on the exhibits!! I cannot do that lor...

U have a Super Sunday!

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Dear kikare,...
Haha... oopsie... haha, I have NO choice because you are the ONLY one here who's living in Viking Land! :p

Thank you for the info on the bicycle... Yeah, I was thinking, what if people ride the bicycles home??

So, do you have a bicycle too? And ride it as well?

Yes yes! I love knäckebröd! So many types! Oh, and I think Swedes love cinnamon too? Oh yeah... muesli with yogurt... I saw some of them eating that and thot it looked a bit... errr... ok, better don't say it out... :p

Anyway, thanks for answering and feeding us with more Viking info!

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Dear king's wife,...
Holidays are always song! You love the dry breads as well? Cold Storage got sell ah? Or only can get it from Ikea?

You are welcome... I'm glad you enjoy the pics...

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Dear fl sam,...
Which one is appetizing to you? Lemme guess... must be the ham, right?? :p

I've said it so many times when I was there and since I came back, that Sweden is totally beautiful! Yeah, must go! No kena 4D also can go ma... just need to plan ;)

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ah nel said...

*u tink u wan then i wan mer*

cheh!

Anonymous said...

Wahhh...nice pics! : p

I noticed that the streets and places are so empty empty : p I'm so used to seeing the hustle and bustle of a city life : p

Hey, i got ur 2nd postcard too ~woooohoooooo~ xie xie ni : p

Keep the pics coming! ; )

M

Anonymous said...

I absolutely adore the scene beside Jakobs Kyrka, the one that reminded you of hanami. How I wish I could be sitting over there enjoying the scene with a cuppa hot coffee. Ain't it nice?

I guess I'll have to start saving to have a holiday there starting from now *putting RM10 into the piggy bank* : p

Ms. A

Winn said...

this is called.....satellite dish fishing....no thats wat LB wld do not me..

i fish on the street one....ha! neh the gold fish leh

so nice la ur holiday. i also want. any good virtUAL tour agency you know of which is good? angelestrix?

Kenny Ng said...

Still no lenglui pics from there geh? :P

_butt said...

interesting places!! hmm... *dream of being there someday*

:D

Huei said...

the ham!!! all looks so delicious!!!!! *dRoOL*

angel said...

Dear ah nel,...
U dun understand?
That's why I said, pork yourself. Cheh!

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Dear M,...
Hey, thanks! ;)

Oops... I forgot to add that the reason the streets are empty could be because it's a Sunday... at 8am! :D

Oh yeah... I forgot I sent you guys a second one... :p You are welcome!

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Dear A,...
Ha... you surfaced at last :p

Ahhh yes... a hot cuppa al fresco is the way to do it over there... but hor... better be prepared with the attires... scarf, thick jackets, gloves etc... it could get very chilly as we have experienced that... will show you where we had our coffee ;)

Start saving? Good! Better be disciplined with your "tong tong" of $$, yeah! Dun hangat-hangat oni... :p

*helps with a 'tong' of RM5*

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Dear winn,...
LB said you'd do, not him wor... oh yeah, our Astro "wok" here not so big, hor? :p

Dun tell me your "gold fish" is Cocka?? Because he was called the "Gold Fish Man" during the Together Gather Party...

Virtual tour agency? Better go real wan.. virtual one not so enjoys... hey, I remember you were supposed to go to Vienna last year! When are you going again? Can I follow too?? Please...? :p

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Dear kenny,...
U din open yr eyes big big meh??

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Dear butty,...
You can do it, soon ;)

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Dear huei,...
You like ham? Looks delicious but ok ok oni... :)

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laundryamah said...

ayoooo so beautiful!

angel said...

Dear amah,...
Beautiful hor? Milan also liddat ka? Come show show your Milan pics if got, can?

Cocka Doodle said...

That kind of fishing is called 'using net'. LOL

Wahh...he can handle it alone. If in bolehland, we'll need
2 fishermen- 1 on each oar,
1 more to lower the net
1 more to raise the beam
1 more to give the orders.

LOL

Pink Cotton said...

waoo nice

but im just wondering...how on earth did u manage to remember all the names of the roads and buildings and places??hahaha

a bunch of tongue twisters

angel said...

Dear cocka,...
Wow, you so pannai geh? :p

Haha! He's prolly a small time fisherman... but yeah hor, so big net but oni one man...

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Dear pink cotton,...
Nice? You can go there for honeymoon ;)

Haha... I didn't really go and remember all lah! I have a few maps of Stockholm and also a book on this city! ;) But yeah, their names are long and difficult to pronounce! Esp. the roads! OMG... can pengsan... :p

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eastcoastlife said...

OOoo... the bread looked so inviting. I love braed! I could eat bread all day.

I want to go Stockholm too! :)

angel said...

Dear eastcoastlife,...
Ohhh... you love bread neh... but I like the dry bread :)

Yes yes, do make a trip to Stockholm. I've said so many times, it's beautiful! ;)

dreamie said...

waah... bread and bacon cheang !
nice weather & places leang !!

quick quick contd, wanna keep on dreaming of Sweden.. :)

Stupe said...

i miss stockhlm...

did u not go to the big church?

angel said...

Dear dreamie,...
Yes! Everything is leng & zheng!

Dun dream... start saving, then can go! ;)

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Dear stupe,...
I do too...

Nope, didn't go into whatever church... no time. Shopping & sightseeing more important :)

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