Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The X-mas Pig

In Germany, it is common to give marzipan in the shape of a pig as New Year presents, known as a ("lucky pig"). In Norway it's common to eat marzipan shaped as pigs and pig meat "ribbe" for Christmas. But in Namibia its normal to enjoy the viewing of some warthogs aka Namibian X-mas pigs running through the bush at sunrise. We wish you a Green X-mas and a Sustainable New Year.


There is something special about the month of december.. no I mean YESember. It is a month to pass on, a month to give, a month to share, and a month to care. So whether you are out xmas shopping, stressing, finishing work before the holiday, remember to say yes to the people that needs you and yes to passing it forward.Don't forget to say YES to giving A Charity bracelet to someone you care about this Yesember. order at info@nanofasa.com

Thank you KK for the award

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Like- Attending- Maybe- Its complicated.

Like- Attending- Maybe- Its complicated.

Lets jump into the great world of Facebook. Where everybody is happy and and attending, or maybe not, or maybe its just complicated. well anyways none of these people are real, but the stories below happen everyday. 

Bella posts a picture of herself  in front of the Eiffel tower. I like, you like, we all like, but no one asks her about her trip to Paris when she returns.

Steven is hosting a birthday dinner for his friends, he has to now buy food for his guests, but they are all listed as maybe attending.

NO one showed up to his b-day party because rhianna came to a club where all his friends chose to be attending.

Peter posted a little something along the lines of: 150 children died of hunger..155 people liked this. What ?? 

Catrine sends everyone of her friends a message every day regarding a petition to sign for animals, a petition for equal rights, a petition for no fur. Meanwhile when she logs off Facebook she puts on her fur jacket, puts her dog in her handbag, and talks down on cab drivers. 

Lia thought she loved Martin, but after all the posts that he puts up on facebook where he is taking pictures of the food that he is making, she is having second thoughts and no its officially complicated.. whatever that means.

Paul has not travelled for years, bu ton facebook it looks like he travels all the time. Do you now how much time paul spend looking through old photos that can make his life seem more interesting on facebook?

Tina is so angry at the world because no one saves the Rhinos. SO Tina writes a comment everyday that goes a long the lines of: Why is people killing the rhino, why is nobody doing anything. 11 people liked this and 500 rhino still died. Tina still has an angry status.

So I like, you like, we all like. But animals are still dying, people are still fighting, kids are still fighting hunger even if you press like,  furs are still being produced, people  are still celebrating their birthdays alone because you did not respond to the event, people are the most active on social  media, but statistics have shown that people have never been as lonely as now. tell someone in person that you like their stuff, or that you like them. Help someone, carry something for someone,  send someone a card that you wrote and not just a e-card that someone else produced. Give someone a hug instead of poking them on Facebook. I promise you will LIKE  it more.


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The PACMAN effect

Have you ever heard about the Pacman Effect? Do you remember the game? where the yellow pacman could eat his way through to the finishing line. Pacman is old already, but his the Pacman effect is taking new form and shape everyday.
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Illegal land grabbing is happening in the San communities land areas, and are threatening the protection of the rights of these vulnerable communities.
The San are arguably the poorest and most marginalized group in Namibia with little access to existing political and economic institutions. Their marginalization has a long and loaded story; recent events are just serving to spotlight this sad situation.
Since after independence, San communities living in the former ‘Bushmanland’, in north-east Namibia, have been enduring a systematic process of land alienation as a result of illegal land settlement by ‘people from the outside’.
Herero cattle herders from the neighboring Gam area began invading the Nyae Nyae Conservancy in May 2009, where the Ju/’hoansi San people live, by cutting through the veterinary fence.
These herders have not only remained here, they also illegally exploit conservancy resources such as plants and grazing, water and firewood, which leaves less and less for the San.
 Apart from the fact that these invasions amount to unlawful land grabbing, the San community’s ability to gather food in the bush is severely compromised as a result of the fencing of land. Veld food (food found in the bush) plays a vital part in providing food security to the !Kung San. The land is dry, the rain has not yet arrived and their land areas and resources are going through the Pacman Effect. Please assist us and work together with us to ensure that we don't get a game over.

Monday, October 7, 2013

What a view!

A few weeks ago the Crown Prince Haakon Magnus of Norway arranged a conferance by the name Sikt 2013, which means VIEW. The conferance gathered young leaders in Norway so that we together could discuss how to seize the opportunities the future offers us? How do we make good choices, and exploit the potential of heads, hearts and hands? And how can we use our resources for the good of the community? It was a conference with a lot of insight and many inspired individuals. It showed us all the importance of sharing views, so now I'm sharing with you:

How do you view the world?
Do you view the world the same way I do?
How do we view the world?
How do we view our country? I think the comparison and expectations we have towards people, societies, politics, development and nations is a big key to the source of most problems today.
How can we know that we all view each and every issue equally.
Do we really know what the neighbor next door likes or dislikes? Do we know what inspires him/her? Do we know what they vote or what they believe in? If we cannot answer these questions then how can we assume that we know what is best for our far and near neighboring countries?
How can something or someone be expected to jump development and become something they are not or not ready to be, because other people or systems are either comparing it to an ideal situation or something that is believed to be more right.
 I think if there was a greater focus on seeing people, cultures, nations and systems for what they are, instead of focusing on what they are not, it will be easier to create a development with out loosing the original fundament. Nature never jumps (meaning of the word Nanofasa) is exactly how nature has been moving through history, no short cuts, no assumptions, but a sustainable flow where we all play a role, big or small.. Could this example of nature help us in moving forward with everything? If a child is 4 years old, we cannot force it to be 25 years old in two months.
 Everything is a process even in a world like ours were everything moves so fast. So let us stop for a second and take deep inhale and be grateful for it. And before we speak, let us listen and look at the view through someone else's window.

Monday, August 19, 2013

When water does not come from a bottle!

Namibia is now going through the worst drought in 30 years. But I do not think every one knows how serious a drought can be. When you type in How to survive a drought on google these tips come up, these tips how ever only counts for the people that have access to a store, own a kitchen, a bathroom, a car, a washing machine or a garden with a lawn.  Now what happens when you are in the bush and the water is gone and the food i gone? Most tribes in Namibia knows how to find food in the bush, but what happens if you are to malnourished to move? The problem is not their skills for survival, because they could survive us ten times out there, but the problem is that once the hunger manifests as a result of drought, then the body starts shutting down. The immune system weakens, and you become more vulnerable to diseases when there is not any protein to eat, You start not being able to preform simple tasks and and then there is definitely no energy for running down and antelope on bare feet.

In the Kitchen

  • Buy bottled water and store it. Be sure to rotate the stored water so it does not go bad.
  • Store drinking water in the refrigerator. Don't let the tap run while you are waiting for water to cool.
  • Do not use running water to thaw meat or other frozen foods. Defrost food overnight in the refrigerator, or use the defrost setting on your microwave.
  • Do not waste water waiting for it to get hot. Capture it for other uses such as plant watering or heat it on the stove or in a microwave.
  • Clean vegetables in a pan filled with water rather than running water from the tap. Re-use the water that vegetables are washed in for cleaning or watering plants.
  • Wash dishes by hand. When hand washing dishes, save water by filling two containers - one with soapy water and the other with rinse water containing a small amount of chlorine bleach.
  • Dishwashers use up to 14 gallons of water per load, but if you must use one, be sure to wash only when your machine is full, not wasting precious water for only a few items.
  • Never pour water down the drain when there may be another use for it. Use it to water your indoor plants or garden.

In the Bathroom

  • Time showers to five minutes.
  • Place a bucket in the shower to catch excess water for watering plants. Turn the water on to get wet; turn off to lather up; then turn the water back on to rinse. Repeat when washing your hair.
  • Don't leave the water running when shaving or brushing your teeth. Fill a cup with water for brushing teeth. Stop up the basin and fill with water for shaving.
  • Avoid flushing the toilet unnecessarily. Dispose of tissues, insects, and other similar waste in the trash rather than the toilet.
  • Place a 12 to 20 ounce plastic bottle in a toilet tank to displace water that fills for waster disposal.


  • Wash clothes less often. When you do your laundry, only wash full loads.
  • Wash with cold or warm water.
  • Hand wash 1 or 2 items of clothing at a time when you can.

When Washing Your Car

  • Use a car wash. Instead of washing your car yourself, take it to a car wash where recycled water is used. If you're worried about the added expense, cut back on the number of times you wash your car.
  • If you insist on washing your own car, park on the grass so that you will be watering it at the same time.


  • Don't over-water your lawn. Lawns only need to be watered every five to seven days in the summer, and every 10 to 14 days in the winter. A heavy rain eliminates the need for watering for up to two weeks.
  • Position sprinklers so water lands on the lawn and shrubs and not on paved areas.
  • Do not leave sprinklers or hoses unattended. A garden hose can pour out 600 gallons or more in only a few hours.

Okay. Very informative for learning about how to take more responsibility, although this is actually  something people should try and save and work on every day, in a part of the world where we have water on the tap. But as I said what are the options for those who do not have any kitchen, fridge, bathroom or washing machine? How can we together help assist them into getting stronger so that they have enough energy to finding their creative sources for food and water? 

Worst drought in Namibia in 30 years!


Friday, August 9, 2013

Like a lion?

How many lions can you see? Not lion logos, lion toys, lion king dvd's, or lion statues, but real lions?
In 2 days we can contribute and celebrate the world lion day. Lions have had a 80-90% population decline in the last 30-35 years, but that is not what we are celebrating. This global campaign is about celebrating the importance of the lion worldwide. Roar it out, support and share with your friends.

Sunday, August 4, 2013


Give me 5.. seconds of you time. There is many ways of making a difference. Some are big and some are small, some of them you might not even notice at all!
One thing can be to support a charity of your choice,
one can be to start a football team for girls and boys.
One can be to give love, ask someone about their day, or just to listen to what someone have say.
The easiest thing you can do is to give a little from what you are saving
on Not buying all the things that you are CRAVING. If you decide to start giving, then that does not mean that you have to stop living. Here are some examples.

If you and some friends are buying pizzas to enjoy whilst watching a movie. Then instead of buying 3 large pizzas that cost 220 NOK per pizza. Then rather make it a fun thing where you buy ingredients and make the pizzas yourself and only pay around 250 NOK total to make three pizzas.

Skip a latte for lions! One cafe latte is about 6 $ and if you drink two a day for a whole year then that is 4380 $ a year. Now if you buy one of those take away cups they cost about 5 dollars and that cup can last you all year. Out of one milk carton that cost 3,5 $ you can at least make four Cafe lattes, and out of one bag of coffee you can probably make at least 50 espresso shots. Imagine how much money you can save, that you can use to help other people, animals, and natural areas by not giving something up, but just making it yourself.

We all scream for ice cream at least 150 days a year. But scream for one ice-cream  and save the money for the other two. That will save you about 2000 $ in the summer spring /summer season.
All of the money you save can be enough to not only help save something whether its animals, culture, natural areas or people, but it can also leave you with enough money to travel and visit the places you have helped conserve. Thats pretty cool right? If you want advice on how you can make a change without giving up any good life perks then feel free to contact Nanofasa info@nanofasa.com
A little giving a day keeps the doctor away!

Buffalo, Buffalo shoes or Buffalo thorn

We are not talking about the Buffalo today !

 Or                                        The crazy 90's trend that was buffalo shoes!
You know what a buffalo is, and your probably do not want to admit it but you know what buffalo shoes are too. But What is more interesting, what is a Buffalo thorn? The Khoi san people are the sustainers of ecosystems. They treat everything so that it can last, they know 400-500 local plants and their usages. They know what to eat to not only provide a balanced nutrition, but also how to find moisture from roots even in time of drought. They have knowledge about a range of plants that can help cure wounds, snake bites, colds, stomach ache, tooth ache or headache, and also more serious infections like malaria.. The buffalo thorn a tree, where the berries and leafs is used to cure phemonia and a hurting stomach. They also believe that it is safe to shelter under a buffalo thorn during a thunderstorm, as protection from lightning.
The leaves are edible, and can be cooked into tasty spinach; the fruit are also very nutritional, though not very tasty. The leaves can be used as an aphrodisiac, either by being chewed or used in dishes. During the Anglo-Boer war the stones in the berries were roasted and ground as a substitute for coffee. A beer can be made from the fruit. A porridge can be made from the roots
The Buffalo Thorn also has other medicinal properties, an extract of the roots is given as a painkiller and a solution of the bark and leaves in water is used for chest complaints. Conclusion: It is so cool how much we can learn from each other across boarders and cultures! We can all see that a tree is a tree, but to discover that they all have usages, purposes & names makes it quite different. A tree is more difficult to walk passed.. when you know its name...! 

Monday, July 29, 2013

Love living? Love giving!

 DO you love living? Do you love others, nature, wildlife, fashion, music, culture, food, dancing and maybe even you love you? Then maybe you should pass it forward, take a step and donate too?

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Are you apart of the tribe?

Are you apart of the tribe? A tribe is  a large number of persons or animals which in previous times either  share a common ancestry and culture and among whom leadership is typically neither formalized or permanent.  Culture is the colors of our world, colors of diversity that teach us about how much we still have to discover and learn. When we travel to relax and experience we travel like a white t-shirt going through a tie-dye to unravel the potential of something. And then we grow! But sometimes we do not realize the value of cultures and diversity before it is too late. And years and year after a culture has disappeared we collect inspiration from the culture and make art, music or a fashion trend. Why do we always have to see something vanish before we see the value of it? Why do we treat everything like it will stick around forever, and swear at the things about different cultures we do not agree with, instead of thinking about how we can learn from it? 
The San tribe that Nanofasa work for is the people who were and are well adapted to their environment and who, in spite of pressure from outsiders over centuries, have managed to keep their culture reasonably intact in many areas. These survivors bear witness to an incredible ability to adapt against the odds. Small-scale societies like that of the Bushmen have social lessons to teach a world that is becoming increasingly homogenized. Their lifestyle needs to be understood and respected and brought in to a stage making it possible to embrace the old and the new for development..
The biggest trend you can follow is to be sustainable, grateful and care to protect the cultures that paint you with knowledge, creativity, and an open mind. DO not wait for it to be presented in art or in a fashion trend in a century from now! Something does not have to be gone, for it to be hot and fresh.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Must like Dogs!

We as humans have always loved to share our living space with a four legged companion. Be it a cat or a dog or a rabbit. But today I want to talk to all the dog lovers out there about a very special dog, The African Wild Dog. There is an estimated 3000 African wild dogs left in Africa, 2500 of these are already mature individuals, they rank as the second of the continent’s most endangered carnivores.
Their numbers dropped from an estimated 300 000 at the turn of the 20th century to a few thousand today.
 Why? I thought man loved dogs? 
The main threats to African Wild Dogs are conflict with human activities and infectious disease from domesticated dogs.. Both of these are mediated by human expansion and loss of habitat.  People have really been after these dogs for years.  They get shot, hunted, hit by cars purposefully and poisoned. Their latin name can be translated into Painted dog, and that name fits their character much better. 

Wild dogs have altruistic tendencies is their feeding style. Yes, it looks grusome when they bring an animal down. But after a prey animal has been successfully brought down, each pack member is allowed to eat. The feeding scene is a peaceful one, rather than a savage war. Disabled pack members share alongside more able adults, and pups receive regurgitated food from any adult in the pack. This behavior is uncharacteristic of other large carnivores, which often fight over a carcass, hustling with each other for access to food.

We can learn from Wild Dogs in the way they care and share with each other and work together for one fellow goal. And because we still have a lot to learn from them, we should do our very best to protect the areas where they still roam free. Support us in conserving areas for these dogs..
 go to Www.nanofasa.com PRESS DONATE

Big catwalk or Big cat wear

There is so many things one can to to start contributing out there. But if you want to help protect the last wild zone in Namibia, big cats and the oldest tribe in Africa- the Khoi San. Then i will give you a few suggestions of how you can help.
But lets start with the 2 easiest ways. you can either donate the steps you do in one day to Nanofasa, and walk the difference 1 step= 1 NOK (0,16 USD$) www.nanofasa.com PRESS DONATE
or you can Wear a Difference to the T, by purchasing a Nanofasa T-shirt for 300 NOK or more if you want 50 Euros includes shipping to foreign country. Contact aleksandra@nanofasa.com for t-shirt.

Walk or wear, it up to you!!

Friday, July 26, 2013

What is a Holiday?

If you are on holiday then you should have time to give this a read through. A holiday is a day set aside by custom or by law in which normal activities, especially business or work, are to be reduced. Generally holidays are intended to allow individuals to celebrate or commemorate something of cultural or religious significance. 

But anyways while you are on holiday,then use the time celebrate that you live and  be present in the time that is now. Listen when you are having conversations, breathe when you are in nature, sit down somewhere quiet and think about what role you want to play in this theatre of life. Think about those who does not know what a holiday is, think about those that only focus on making it through today, think about how privileged you are who can lay still on a beach, with out a single worry other then licking the sun, Think about the sand underneath your body and what it is made of, think about why thunder sometimes happen after a very hot day, think about why rain is important for your existence (if it rains one day that is). And when you are chatting to your friends about the fact that there is not enough holiday, then think about how you can fill your life with things that are inspiring and not only motivating. There is a difference between saying: If i make it through this fall at work then I can buy a car, and saying I wake up every morning because I know I might be small, but the things I do echoes. 

Dance and be amazed of the movement you body can achieve and that people in a different part of the world who lives very different from you can make the same movement.
Laugh, and know that a parrot can also laugh in the same way
Groom your hair with your fingers, and know that a baboon grooms their friends in the same way
Lean your head against someone and know that lions do the same.
Make fire to barbecue hamburgers, and think about the people that make fire only with sticks or flint in 2013.
Think about how lucky you are to be able to share all these similar things with animals and people you do not know, or have seen once on tv or on a postcard. So if you did not go abroad this year, you can also know that you have been traveling in so many of the actions you have done.
Do not close your eyes to find all of this diversity is gone, when you finally get out of the holiday buzz. 
Let this summer not only be about receiving food, sun, fun, good weather, but let it also be about giving back.
if you want to start somewhere then log onto www.nanofasa.com and press Donate! 

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Shoes off!

The shoes had to go off when i walked the last part into town. I have now reached the destination Kristiansand, but this is not a final destination. For Nanofasa this is the beginning, a journey that all of you are invited to join, a journey were you can think big, help build something greater, and where you can take part in conserving diversity for the future generations to come. All you have to do is donate what fits your budget or whatever you think sustainability of wildlife, culture and nature is worth. I know we are supposed to thinking that every MAN should live, be and stand for himself. BUT... when there is 7 billion people on this earth living just for themselves, then that sounds like a place out of control. Nanofasa wants at least to encourage you all to ask questions, communicate, see potential in what you can learn in stead of focusing on sharing what you already know.. we can at least try to create an eco-balance amongst us. take a step forward! take a step and leave a track! Go to: www.nanofasa.com press donate

Thursday, July 18, 2013

A notice to notice

I live my life in Africa, as one with nature. Africa was not my past, it is my presence and will always be my future. This is where my heart belongs even though I'm at home in myself. Right now however i'm in Norway walking towards the south and I'm out of Africa, just like Karen Blixen had to leave Africa to  Scandinavia. Sometimes one must return to see further down the road, or in my case walk the road and i have realized that in order to understand nature, you must unite the natural world and the modernistic world, and you have to learn to communicate the modernistic world through the touch of toes on ground, rays of sunlight, soft winds, beating rain and exploding thunder. I just hope people will join me on that journey! I think we are loosing it! But we do not notice in the same way we notice clearly that our phone is gone.

we think war is bad, but we still return to our dinner table to eat fast and then play violent video games.
we think hunger is horrible, but we still throw away food
we think the fact that the rain forrest is disappearing is awful, but we still print for the hell of it.
we think what happened to the indians was bad, but we still watch the same thing happening in a new form to other cultures.
we feel sad about all the things that happened to people in the past, without realizing that the past is taking a new shape.
SO I wonder when the world became so big that we made our life so small.
If we only live for all the small things that we need to do, then we always live in the future, if we live now it requires that we take more responsibility of how we treat everyone and everything now. 

Monday, July 15, 2013

heading for risør

Good morning=) Did not sleep much last night. Too many things on my mind! Yesterday I walked past a place that stuff animals so that people can have them in their house, I walked past a small town where there was only one big house with a pool, whilst the rest of the houses in the area were old and small. I spoke to people that does not care what happens after their death and people that felt helpless because the world is in so much trouble, i also spoke to some girls that wanted to do something, but they were scared that their parents would be disappointed if they did not study business or finance. I spoke to a woman that did not care why I walked, only that a model like me should not be walking this far. I spoke to a man that had dedicated his life to saving people, but that he had realized that we save each other everyday. I spoke to some people that did not want the holiday to be over because then they have to go back to work. I spoke to a child that wanted to know why people do not stop killing animals when they do not eat them, and I could not answer him with a final answer but i gave it a go..  So to sum this up. Yes, we are living very different lives and we have different worries, but all of this exist in the same space, so we live with them. But all things that seem chaotic and apart, is easier to understand and do something about if we all play a role in each others lives. This ecobalance where everyone plays a role is what Nanofasa is all about.  So if you do not know what to do, but this makes sense then donate, if you don't know where to start then donate, if you dont have an answer for why you don't care about what happens, then donate and start caring! luckily i have a long walk to think about all of this. Give it some time and think about it

Woman makes fire!

Woman MAKES FIRE! Would you survive? in our world today we talk about the concept: every man for himself! - we answer each other by saying : I don't know what your plans are, but this is MY plan or I think and I believe. ...... We have forgotten about how small we are and that we can only be great together. Today everything moves fast forward. New technology appears every instant, but are we able to keep up with out loosing concept of what is important? How can we stand behind technology (which is communication), if we have forgotten how to communicate and follow through with knowledge exchange? what happens if electricity and water access disappear for a few weeks? would we be fit for survival? or fit to work together towards a fellow goal? or would we fight each other to save ourselves? Are you a survivor that is willing to produce and consume or are you just a consumer?

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Big Catwalk in the Media

Nanofasa Bigcatwalk media!

I started yesterday at 15.00 and I have now walked to Tønsberg! But remember even though it is great with press. I is not about what I can do or what I'm doing, but it is about sustainability and conserving ecosystems amongst people, animals and nature so that it can last for generations to come.




Support Nanofasa www.nanofasa.com and press donate.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Stylemag & Nanofasa

Stylemag from the catwalk to Africa! Just landed in Norway and today in a few hours the BIGcatwalk begins! Supporting each other through big and small, creates great wave movements! Catch the wave and join me!www.nanofasa.com

Support my first steps if you want:

For Norway Nanofasa kontonr: 1503 25 32346
For International supporter:
Bank DNB
IBAN NO87 1503 2532 346

Monday, July 8, 2013

Catch me before its too late!

Once there was a time where the white man ventured out to conquer the world, a mission to wipe out the colors of the world with a simple blend of bleach.

There was a never a question of who was the original people, it was a question of how can we take over this land and these resources in the fastest possible way.

The Indians who never believed that land belonged to anyone became the victim of the people that believed the land should belong to someone.
Which is again a typical demonstration of how oppositions attract each other. But was there ever a balance achieved?

I’m  sure there was, but the question is could it have been done better?
Maybe not, but now we are sitting with the facts of history and we are still on the verge of a massive mismanagement of land, nature and resources.

So why not take the time to discuss it!

I have seen children at the age of five years old sniff glue, to forget that they are hungry.
I have heard children laugh at their elders after the two years they were spent at a school, where they learnt to dream about greatness our part of the world and of becoming a David Beckham.. They also learnt about how un-evolved they were as a tribe and the downfall of continuing to be a traditional Khoi SAN.. And because they are stuck between two worlds they pick up a bottle of spirits to drink away the space they feel so lost in.
I have touched hands that were too small carry a life with so much challenge.
I have smelled the carcass of a cheetah that was hit by a car, because someone did not think it deserved the right to cross the streets.

Now if we have contact with our senses, then we have the ability to touch, see, smell, hear and taste.
So do you like the smell this development?
DO you like the taste of the SAME and not the different?
Do you like to listen to the noise that shouts over silence
Would you be willing to live with non existent touch the untouchables?
Or do you want to keep learning and keep growing? 

What do you want your children to smell, touch, see, feel, listen to and taste?

Friday, July 5, 2013

Drammens tidene om Big catwalk

Les artikkelen i Drammens tidene om Foredraget på Z og Big catwalken! Husk på kom den 10 juli til Z i Drammen og ikke glem å meld dere på aktiviterer til Nanofasa Big CATWALKING FESTIVAL!
Ha en fin kveld=)



Thursday, July 4, 2013

To score or not to score?

Its interesting how we all have goals we want to reach and achievements we want to obtain. Sometimes our focus becomes so much on the goal it self that we forget the journey there.
When we go on a on vacation.. the vacation does not start until we have reached the destination..we drive on highways to reach our destination faster, and there is nothing about that that makes it feel like a journey. Instead of choosing a slower route with more beauty and challenges so that we can begin our journey when we leave our house.. if we do this our vacation lasts longer or at least feels like it and on this travel we learn to grow closer in what we share on the way.

Now a village cheif in Botswana once told me that you can only score a goal if you have played the game, fallen hard, passed to your fellow mates, ran the hardest route and called for help.
So if we work together, play together, support each other and travel the more difficult routes together we will see beauty and potential in the world, in relations, in journeys and even this norwegian summer weather. join me in traveling on a road where everything is on the way and not in the way. Cause only then we see that the goal was reached already when we left.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The Golden arrow

In our world today we are dealing with many different concepts of what SAME is. We like doing our routines the same way as always, we like to brush our teeth in the same way, exercise in the same way, eat the same as the person you are dining out with. some of us buy similar things and some of us buy the things that are same same but different.

But even though we do a lot of things in the same way we are also different. We live in different climates, cultures, believe in different religions and politics, we listen to different music and laugh differently. But there are something that are very difficult to explain if we keep separating ourselves from everyone and everything else. I can never explain a Khoi San that a golden arrow (that looks like their wooden version) in a wall is art and that it probably costs more then what a hundred villages can live from for a year. In the today society of 2013, we are living in different ages side-by-side and bordering countries where people live in a completely different age then us. There are people living as they did in the Stone Age, middle ages, cave men/hunting and gathering times, the renaissance, the antique years as well as the modern, privileged industrial world all at the same time. Its a massive privilege, and with this privilege we need to see our world with new eyes, as a place where we can learn from each other and protect and challenge each other. 
Is it so wrong to be the same, if we still know that we are different? Support Nanofasa with steps today if you want to be same and different www.nanofasa.com/bigcatwalk

BIG CAT WALK artikkel


Thursday, June 27, 2013

Step by step

Almost there.. Step up, donate and help Nanofasa with supporting the steps towards the reaching the goal of conserving. A moving Donation is only a step away. go onto www.nanofasa.com and leave a green track behind

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

How to live in a human pride


Sharing my thoughts from today's walk. How it feels like to walk, live and adapt to a human pride using the lions pride concept as our template!

Spread the word!


Monday, May 6, 2013

Dont talk.. Just walk

Walking for lions have started their walking  journey from Namibia to Botswana, and I got the opportunity to also join this awareness campaign and adventure for lions  in the race against time.
Walking for lions started by walking to reach all of you guys back home, so we together can learn about the importance of conserving lions and why we must act now. The easy job is the walking, cause that people have been able to do with little problem since the beginning of time, the hard part is to got out there and re-establish the numbers of lions and tell people that they should not kill them.
SO lets prepare for the hard part by starting with the easy part: .... Share this link with as many people you know and tell them to join walking for lions the global awareness campaign, where we bring conservation to your living room


Don't just sit there.. share it!!

Cheers Aleks

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Det NYE Interview

Its always a funny thing to get these cover reminders from the modern world, when you are sitting in the bush with fumbled hair, dirty hands and feet.