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Monday, February 28, 2011

First day at the beach... in February?!

Hi everybody, I'm back! Still, I suck at blogging as frequent as I time after time promise you guys (I guess that means I got a life). Anyway, here is another post about my first trip to the Tarifa beach with some Germans' and some Kristles', and Johans', Vladas' and Sergeys'... and stuff.

I've been at the f*cking beach in f*cking February! 

The feeling when we arrived in Tarifa that Saturday morning was pretty cool. Started with checking into the motel, almost 10 minutes driving from Tarifa. The place reminded me and Johan of a skiing resort, with all the wood and stuff, but it was quite nice... although the so called "pool" was overgrown, filled with annoying frogs (that Hannes and Johan fruitlessly tried to kill), looked more like something nature decided to take back... and keep forever.

Melvin, the new energy drink

Oh right! We went to the beach! I got two films I made with my iPhone, but somehow I can't get the sound working... probably my computers fault. Anyway, lying there in perfectly good beach weather (not like in the "real" summer though), some of the freaks jumped into the water. Kristle I think was the first, then came Melvin, like a torpedo and I think I saw Hannes jumping in there as well. Michael went down to touch the water, but the German in him said "sheisse".

It's incredible how some people have a lot of energy. I think Melvin went from hyper active to zombie, to hyper active again pretty much the whole evening. Watching Melvin is like watching porn, but not in a different way if you know what I mean... erhh ... now I think I understand why he thought the whole trip that I would somehow rape him.

Although one funny thing when we had dinner at the beach was when Melvin ordered the prawns. I have never seen someone failing so much at eating prawns before. Kristles shirt was über sprayed by prawn juices. Awesome.

Another funny thing was Marvin, the drunk Germanorwegian. Awesome dude, truly.

Una copa y una otra litra de Sangria por farvor!

After resting up, or whatever people were doing, Johan, Vlada and I decided to get some damn Sangria at the damn wooden bar at the damn motel. After having our first jar of Sangria, the whole thing turned into some kind of comedy sketch. One more person came, which led to us ordering another glass and another jar - "una copa y una otro litro de Sangria por farvor" - something that was both tasty and funnier after every time someone new showed up.

After a while, we finally ended up at some bar in the old town of Tarifa. I didn't stay for long, since I could hardly talk or see straight anymore, and on top of that I was tired as a... very very tired person. I went home, only to miss out on the messed up things those people did afterwards. I should probably not blog about that part...

Screw you guys, I'm going home

On the next day we were pretty much hung over and annoyed. Couldn't find each other when we were suppose to meet up in town (some people wanted to hide in clothe stores) and then we could hardly agree on where to eat. Finally we ended up at a Chinese place, where Melvin "again" ordered prawns - scaring the crap out of the waitress when he pretended to burn his hands on the plate. Priceless.

After that, it was time to go home. Lots of clouds and stuff anyway we thought, but to realise that the weather actually got pretty nice in Tarifa once we arrived in Gibraltar. Oh well. On the way home we stopped at some viewing point near Tarifa where you should be able to see Africa... although it was too foggy for us to see much.

In the evening, I could spot from my balcony a pretty nice sunset. I bet it looked even better from Tarifa. Awesome.

Great trip, lots of fun! Let's do it again sometime!


  1. Hi Joakim!

    I've been reading your blog since the time I sent my CV to Pokerstrategy. I wanted to find out what the life is at Gibraltar and as far as I remember you have not moaned about a thing so I guess the life is pretty cool there :)

    I had a telephone interview with Kathrin Beisse from HR last week and I really hope they choose me eventually for a position of Customer Service Representative as I have all the skills and experience in this area.

    So I hope to meet you one day and talk about your epic adventures :)

    Keep up posting!

    Alex from Russia

  2. Privet Alex,

    klassno chto tebe nravitsja moj blog! voobchem-to zdes i pravda zdorovo zhit´ i rabotat´, osobenno raduet solnce i horoshaja pogoda. Ja nadejus' chto ti poluchsh etu rabotu i skoro mi smozhem vstretitsja v Gibraltare.

    Zdorovo videt chto moj blog chitajut, horoshaja motivacija chtobi pisat chassche :)

    Na samom dele ja ne govorju po-russki, tolko neskolko slov, malenkaja ptichka pomogaet mne ;)

    Cheers mate, Joakim

  3. Thanks for a reply :)

    I wish I found your blog a bit earlier... before I sent my CV to HR department. I know that I've got all the skills and abilities that are required for this position, but an extra word from you would be a plus. Anyway, what is done is done, I spoke to Kathrin on the phone, I sent letters of recommendation and I should hear the results some time next week.

    P.S. What did you mean by 'malenkaja ptichka'(little bird)? :) You have a new girlfriend who speaks russian? :)

    Have a good weekend mate!


  4. Hi!

    Ah, well. Hopefully the content of your CV as well as your recommendations will be good enough in order for you to get the job. :)

    Haha, lets say it's handy to have a personal interpretor at home :)

    Cheers, Joakim

  5. Well, after I sent my CV they wanted me to do a language test which I passed, hence a telephone interview. References are very well written by two of my current employers as I've been working here for 6 years and they know me very well and wish me all the best.

    I see what you mean now :) Peredaj ej privet ot menya :)

    P.S. Do you a have facebook account?

  6. Hi!

    That's good, you are already halfway here! :) 6 years is a long period, they will surely value that when considering you for the position.

    She says hi to you too :)

    Yes, you can find my under the name Joakim Bergman there. The one living in Gibraltar ;)

    Good luck!

    Cheers, Joakim

  7. There are lots of Joakim Bergmans but I'll try to find you there :)

    Does she also work for Pokerstrategy or am I getting too far by trying to lure this information from you? :) It's just that i had seen pictures of all russian members at Pokerstrategy so I might know her :)

    My fingers has been crossed for almost 2 weeks now and they doesn't look good right now as you can guess :) I'm dying to get this job for 2 reasons. The first one is that I know i'm the right guy for this position given my skills and experience, and the last but not least, I always wanted to go abroad and it will be a priviledge to work for such a great company as Pokerstrategy :) I wish someone from HR department has been reading your blog too so they could see my comments :)

    Anyway, I'll keep up hoping and waiting for the results.

    P.S. Sick blog design, esp the logo ;)

    Have a good weekend mate with your little bird ;)


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