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Integration

In a few years from now, I will have lived more time abroad than in my home country. After all these years, I wonder sometimes what culture I belong to. A part of me feels Salvadorian (as I was born and raised there), yet when I go back what used to be “home”, I don’t […]

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A working day in Norway

It’s my 1st day of work, 2007, clean desk, new PC and a week of training before me. Lunch breakes with the team, coffee with the newbies. There is something about starting a new job…. It’s like any new beginning: your motivation and enthusiasm brushes away any hint of imperfection or red flags. It’s a good thing […]

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VM: what lies beneath

Have you taken the metro at Majorstua this week between 3:30 and 4pm? If you have, you will agree with me when I say it was a total nightmare, because they had to dedicate the wagons to the trains that were taking people to “VerdensMesterskap 2011” in Holmenkollen. Great. Well, not everything was that bad: […]

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