The first day at work after a 3 week long vacation was a real hassle. Moving into the new buildings, starting to setting up the network might have been fun, if someone had done their work properly. Telenor, which was supposed to finish their work at friday LAST week, hadn't even been there when I got there today. Someone showed up to do half of their job at 12 o'clock. Right, we do not have an internet connection now - just what I need, when users are breathing down my neck. So, a couple of telephones to try to sort that out, without really getting any further information on WHEN they intend to get their job done.
Oh, and did I mention that there was no power? That's right, we where supposed to get everything up and running today, but there we are, 3 out of the 6 points where without power. Splendid! Another couple of telephones to get THAT sorted, but it was quickly arranged when I got in contact with the one in charge of that department.
There where no plan to give me a key to get around the building. But after a short argument with someone, who really wasn't eager to hand over the key, I got one.
This crap was on top of me getting NO sleep last night, so right now I've been up for 32 hours. You might say I have quite a short fuse today. There where no cooling system installed as promised at the server room.
Where was I? Oh, yes ... The new apprentice arrived today as promised. I think he'll be a great asset. He's polite, eager to learn and seems to be quite intelligent - a very positive experience so far.
I had one, very plesant experience today - dinner! I tried a new restaurant today, they've only been open for about 2 months, but it was recomended to me, so I skipped my usual Asian place to try this new one. I have NO regrets! NONE!
The atmosphere is like the usual Asian restaurant. Dim lighting, the usual hanging black and red chandeliers, china in white with blue dragons painted on them. I ordered WonTon as starter and Duck with garlic and chili.
The WonTon, didn't really contain any of the usual dumplings, but instead had scampi in it. It was perfectly citric and carried quite a punch. When I say it carried quite a punch, it really does, because I can tolerate spicy food, very well. I would not recomend it, if you do not like spicy food. It was perfectly spiced to my taste. It's honestly the best WonTon I have ever had!
The duck was perfectly cooked. It was jucy, yet crispy on the outside - I couldn't have done it better myself. It was marked on the menu as spicy, three dots, on a scale of five. It had the same rating as the WonTon, but honestly, it was not spicy at all. The WonTon carried a plesant punch, the main course did not. It did however have quite a bit of garlic. It was not the stingy taste of garlic, but rather the sweet taste of garlic, just as it should be. It was served with thinly chopped carrots, water chestnuts, onions and baby corn, if I remember correctly. As in all Asian cooking, the vegetables was still "al dente".
The starter was NOK50, the main course was NOK162, with 0,5L of Coke a grand total of NOK247 or USD 41,40, an acceptable cost for a meal like that. I think this is my new favourite Asian restaurant. Highly recomended, quick service, delicious food. Two thumbs up! I kinda like the touch of family business too. It's not the usual professional waitresses, but rather the daughter(s?) waiting the table. I like that, since it feels a little more personal - I don't really like that high-class white collar stuff. I want great food withouth getting robbed at the "till".
Enough of my ramblings, just GO THERE - you will not regret it.