The peacefulness you long for.
Camila Barrera Daza
I finally figured out how to get a fortune cookie, or at least a fortune. Not easy to find around here (Stavanger, Norway) so I had to get the web version. And here it is: Today it's up to you to create the peacefulness you long for.
I actually don't know if I will have to finish this one on time as I will be away for some days, but hopefully I will at least get some decent sketches.
To be continued...
@Camila-Barrera-Daza I'm in Norway too (Lierskogen, Buskerud) :D I also got online for this third thursday, but I'm really pressed for time these days, so I won't be able to submit anything unless I get wildly inspired some time soon. Mine was "Enjoy the small things you find on your journey". I feel I should be able to make something fun of this, who knows :)
So the takeaway from this thread is that there are no Chinese places in Norway and everyone is named some variant of Camila/Camomilla.
@mattramsey Haha, no there's LOADS of Chinese restaurants in Norway, they just don't have fortune cookies. We just come for the food. Camilla is a very common Norwegian name, but my name isn't Camomilla irl, it's Cathrine :) Which is also a very common name in Norway. Camomilla is a character from a children's book by author/illustrator Thorbjørn Egner that has had a great impact on several generations of kids in Norway. I don't know if he's translated to English, but he's well known in Northern Europe/Scandinavia :)
@Camomilla turns out the truth is (somewhat) stranger than my dumb joke. That is: I wonder why Chinese places in your country don't serve fortune cookies.
I wonder if it is due to the fact that in America we are addicted to sugar. Maybe they wouldn't be a selling point in Norway?
And Camomilla in Italian is a type of tea that makes you sleepy ;-) - So not a very popular name for sure!
No fortune cookies here either (Switzerland) - I used a web-based fortune cookie as well. Actually, I think fortune cookies are hard to find almost everywhere in Europe. But luscious chocolate praline are all the rage here, so I don´t think it´s a matter of sugar...
I don't think fortune cookies are that popular in the UK either, I could count the number I've had in my life on one hand...
According to Wikipedia, although their exact origins are unclear, it is claimed that they were made popular by various immigrant groups in California in the early 20th century...then once someone invented a machine to mass-produce them, they became cheap enough to be a popular item served at Chinese restaurants across the United States. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fortune_cookie). Which would explain why they're not so widespread in Europe...
for your information, no fortune cookies in Ireland either ^_^