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    Thank you very much for the comments and for visiting my bLOG.

    I remember the dull SAS of the 90's with it's minimalist approach in every single way: the service, the cabin and their uniforms. They did nothing to truly stand out from the rest, nor did many other airlines either.

    Now, we have a very different SAS, a freshly reinvented, redecorated, redressed and re-entered in a style very uniquely Scandinavian, yet International.

    Their Business class is outstanding, but as back then, there are individuals in their flight crews that makes any flight enjoyable. From my previous business class flight from Arlanda to Hong Kong, there was one Swedish-speaking Hong Kong-Chinese air hostess that took care of me with care and passion, that made my flight extra super-personal. Her smile, and her eye-contact set me up for the perfect flight, from the moment I boarded and till I deplaned.

    More about this in my travel bLOG. I guess you have already seen and read my piece called something like "Why I love Scandinavian".
    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

    Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
    Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

    Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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      Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen, my dear friends and CVF family...

      For those of you following my bLOG and social media like Instagram, you will already have learned of my entry into the restaurant industry.

      On the 8th of August 2018, we opened an Asian Street Food Café at Trondheim, Norway. I'm one of the part owners and so proud of our sudden popularity and success. I feel elated at working with customers again, and taking care of guests the best way I possibly can.

      This is a video with some clips from the opening ceremony on August 8th 2018... the whole story and background is currently being written and will be shared on my bLOG for all interested to read.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoT4cYGSOGg
       
      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

      Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
      Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

      Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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        I suspect that not many visit this thread, but for those of you that actually do, this is my very special treat for you:

        http://www.captainsvoyage.com/its-a-...reet-food.html

        This should be a little more background to why, when and how.... at least, if nothing else.
        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

        Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
        Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

        Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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          Ohhhh I was here and on YT earlier, and now here's a very special bonus treat indeed! Wonderful, and I'm so very thrilled for you all.

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            Originally posted by Seagull View Post
            Ohhhh I was here and on YT earlier, and now here's a very special bonus treat indeed! Wonderful, and I'm so very thrilled for you all.
            Thank you very much for your kind visit and comment... hadn't it been for you, I wouldn't have much encouragement to continue my bLOG, vLOG or posting here.

            Appreciate your well-wishes. It is said, that opening a restaurant (cafe) is the hardest thing you can do in Norway. Understandable, because the Government is trying their very hardest in making it really complicated for anyone opening anything, with rules, requirements, and what not.
            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

            Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
            Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

            Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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              Throwback earlier this week - on a Thursday actually.

              http://www.captainsvoyage.com/its-a-...--week-14.html
              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

              Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
              Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

              Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                Another Throwback Thursday.... strange, the link says week 15... but it should be week 35.

                http://www.captainsvoyage.com/its-a-...--week-15.html
                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                  As some of you may have noticed from my youtube, I'm heading to Hong Kong again tomorrow for work. I'll be away for nearly 2,5 weeks but will occasionally try to log in and see how my CVF family is doing.

                  Tomorrow will be an early morning with flights from TRD to OSL and then ARN, and eventually to Hong Kong. All with SAS, Scandinavian Airlines, naturally. I'm so super excited to go!

                  Take care all!
                  With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                  Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                  Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                  Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                  • Ralf__
                    Ralf__ commented
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                    If you step in reading: You missed Pauline's stay in Hongkong by one day! Tonight she arrived in Auckland / New Zealand for participating a Work and Travel program for six months. The world is small...


                  In case anyone is wondering about our Captain as typhoon Mangkhut hits Hong Kong, no worries - he is in Thailand Currently at a resort hotel - looks like a pool room/villa, so I'm looking forward to a review in his travel blog when he returns!
                  (He already ticked off ‘'experience a hurricane'’ in Hong Kong last year, as you may remember!)

                  I seem to have been existing in 'virtual Asian time' this last week, what with the typhoon, Captain's travels and now this weekend, the Formula 1 race in Singapore!
                  So it was a surprise when I got a notification on Marine Traffic that "DS Hansteen departed from Trondheim Port..." followed by an "arrived at Trondheim Port" a couple of hours later. I'll post about her mini- trip in the appropriate thread when I have a moment...(TV coverage is just about to start from Singapore!)
                  Last edited by Seagull; September 17th, 2018, 11:53. Reason: ...added link to 'the appropriate thread'.

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                    Thank you Ralf and Seagull for keeping a track on me: nothing is a secret anymore. It's impossible to just disappear for me. hahahahaha

                    Yes, I missed Mongkhut by little more than a day, and I still haven't decided if I'm sad about it or not. I got to see the devastation though.... this was no small typhoon judging by the mess all around the city, and the transfer from airport.

                    And yes, I was in a private pool villa in Pranburi for a couple of days - trying my best at evading being seen, like the Kardashians.

                    More later - I have so much to see, do , write and upload. Like I ever get to finish anything at all.
                    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                    Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                    Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                    Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                      I have a question that I would like your opinions on.... and it's about my bLOG.

                      Updating it and keeping it alive on CaptainsVoyage.com is a very time-consuming task. I have therefore been thinking about moving all my future posts to either:

                      1) this thread (to be my bLOG)

                      or

                      2) a Facebook blog-page...

                      What do you think would be the smartest thing for me to do?

                      Love to hear your opinions on this.
                      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                      Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                      Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                      Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                        I don't know of the future for Facebook, obviously, and have no idea about their long term thoughts, or what's behind the next corner...., that said, and a personal thought;
                        I'd rather see you go to a Facebook blog-page. Why? Egocentric and strictly personal, I "live" on Facebook and I guess it would be much easier (for me) to follow your bLOG, when I'm already there.
                        As it is today, maybe I'm lazy, I have to remember to click into your bLOG when I'm finished with the surfing on Facebook and CVF forum.
                        To be honest, I'm not good enough to remember that every week...., sorry...
                        "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                          My vote is for pakarang's possibility #1 - posting the thread on CVF.

                          After reading Sterkoder’s post, I'm immediately wondering if there might be some ambiguity or misunderstanding about that option. I understood pakarang’s "this thread (to be my bLOG" to mean that
                          the blog entries would in future appear in the cvf forum itself on www.captainsvoyage-forum.com, and moreover right here in this thread "This is your Captain speaking" (rather than utilising the apparent BLOGS feature of our forum software that appears as a tab in the blue bar next to FORUMS)

                          Very different than as at present where the bLOG is accessed via the separate url, www.captainsvoyage.com, and then requires clicking on the tab "my bLOG" (and separately on "travel bLOG").

                          So Sterkoder, you would no longer have to remember to make a separate navigation to the blog when surfing on CVF forum - pakarang's blog activity would appear right there in "New Topics" (and also "Latest Activity" if it hadn't dropped off the end of more recent posts in that side bar). It seems like the more convenient "lazy option"!

                          As for pakarang's possibility #2, a Facebook blog-page
                          Have any of you actually come across anyone's Faceblog blog ???
                          It seems to me that this was something that FB had introduced way back and which had never really caught on.
                          I tried to find out more about it last night, but was not encouraged.
                          https://www.wikihow.com/Blog-on-Facebook

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                          • Sterkoder
                            Sterkoder commented
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                            Ok, as suggested, I might have misunderstood a thing or two. In the clearity of Seagulls light here, I'd go for the bLOG on CVF forum, no sweat :-)

                          I would appreciate to see you in the forum. I come to your blog only, when i get the info in the forum. I guess the forum is, where we all want to have as much traffic as possible.
                          So if you want to be on Facebook also, just set a link to the forum, if there is something new. That can interest more people to visit the forum and to become a member.
                          Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                            I must admit I don't get to your blog unless you (or Seagull) link to it here on CVF.
                            Since I generally read, (or at least check) every post here, I would find it much easier to have it right here on CVF.
                            BTW; I have joined Facebook eventually, but I'm not too fond of that format and the short posts that appears to be the "rule" there.
                            I only look at our Family group on Messenger and a couple of maritime type groups.

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                            • nari
                              nari commented
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                              Facebook has some advantages when one gets to know a few people who are regulars - otherwise it keeps me in touch with stray relatives around the Pacific. But it has its drawbacks - the online debating and occasional bickering along with the short and rather pointless posts gets annoying after a a while; lots of spelling booboos.
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