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Finn Bernhard in «The Death of a blog»: Digginjapan’s Requiem

januar 26, 2008

Here we are then, back in Kristiansand, over three months after I left Norway and moved to Sapporo, Japan. The days just flew by and it’s weird looking back at how nervous I was when I arrived. The question everyone wants answered(well, Nina asked me and she wasn’t really paying attention to the answer) is, of course, «what becomes of Thine blog, kind squire?» The answer is pretty obvious: Seeing that I’m not in Japan anymore and the blog name’s «digginjapan», I’ll have to make another blog and slightly change the name. That’s right: I’m going to keep blogging, wether you like it or not, filling my blog page with my boring everyday-life in Oslo. And this is where you, my excellent readers, come in. I need a new name for the blog. Suggestions so far have been «DigginOslo» and «DigginNorway», but if you can come up with a better name, you may be so lucky that I actually name my new blog «Finnandhisfamoussardines» or whatever you suggest. And with a result like that, who needs material prizes, eh? …Well, you’re not getting any prizes anyway, so you might as well settle with the idea.

In my final post(not counting the one where I will announce the new blog name), I would like to thank everyone that made my stay in Sapporo an awesome one.

My teachers, Ooyama sensei & Hiromi sensei

Through their excellent guidance and teaching, my japanese improved like…a 1 000 000 times. Senseitachi, doumo arigatou gozaimashita!

Yuta-kun & Aya-chan

Everything our teachers didn’t (or couldn’t) teach us, we learned from our japanese roomies, ranging from how to order a taxi to pronounciation of commonly used curse words. Aya-san showed an extreme karaoke skill at our final night out with the gang, which was unfortunate, seeing that I was next in line with A-HA – The Living Daylights. AANYway…

I also suspect Yuta-kun was more than partially responsible for our dorm kitchen:

No hard feelings, though!

Nina-chan & Renna Justinius-chan

Thank you for your company during my stay in Tokyo, and for actually travelling to Japan to meet me. That’s a 10 on any awesomeness-scale!

The trip would’ve been far more boring without my wonderful classmates:


Thanks for not leaving me alone on the mic on our last karaoke night, and for pressuring me to keep updating my blog on a regular basis.


Thank you for showing me that women can actually have a far worse potty-mouth than any man.


Thanks for always ruining the end of our lessons with your «well thought up» sentences.


Thanks for countless music discussions and for introducing me to several new italo-disco artist. Call me whenever you can give me my records back!


Thanks for the moustache idea…I’ve still kept mine, although it isn’t as thick and full as your «Ibsen»tekina beard!


I don’t know what I’d do without your external hard-drive. Thanks for showing me Dexter and for teaching me the MAJOR difference between american and japanese whisky.


Thank you for the input on bikes, bags and coffee. I still haven’t seen that black bag of yours and I’m beginning to think that it was all a huge lie. Please prove me wrong this coming semester.

Since I can’t very well thank myself, you’ll only get a picture of me:

And finally, thanks to my mentors(who I don’t have any pictures of, unfortunately) and of course, THE READERS of my blog. With almost 10 000 hits, I know you’ve done a great job spreading my blog, and I can’t thank you enough for that.

Please stay tuned for the announcement of my new blog.

That’s it. I’m done.