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Frigid cold

Frigid cold

This weekend, the temperate in Norway dropped dramatically. In Oslo, the temperate webt from around 0~5 degrees Celsius to -15 today. It’s quite painful to walk outside, especially because the wind is blowing quite stiffly. The river running just outside our office building also froze, and the ducks living there were hiding their heads in […]

Julmust, the Swedish Christmas bevera...

Julmust, the Swedish Christmas beverage

Starting sometime in early November, the Swedes go to the stores to buy the special soft drink associated with the Christmas season, Julmust. “Jul”, similar to English “Yule”, is the Scandinavian word for Christmas, originating from before the time when Christianity was introduced during the Viking Age. We still use the word “Jul” for Christmas […]

Office Attire

Office Attire

Today, one of our staff decided to come to work dressed in traditional Japanese kimono and hakama. As he had recently been to Japan and bought the attire, he dressed up to give it a “test run” in Norwegian climate. In answer to the obvious question “Isn’t that cold?”, Mr. Fukuda says: “It’s not as […]

Winter is coming

Winter is coming

Our local train station, Sandvika. The snow that fell over the weekend has already been trampled to ice, and the commuters are seen more and more often wearing warm scarves and sturdy gloves. Winter is coming! Photo: MIKI Staff

Autumn colors

Autumn colors

Finally, autumn season is approaching here in Oslo! The photos were taken on the last day of September, Saturday morning. The two first are from the station, and the last is the view from our office in Oslo. Enjoy! Photos: MIKI staff