The Wedding in Sweden and Charles’ Blog

So far, the weather here is the same. It even snowed today! Unbelievable but I have not seen a single tree waking up from its long sleep. The temperature has not gone up to 5 degrees Celsius. We still have half a meter of snow in the garden. This winter has been really really long.

A little piece of Norway on air


As I mentioned in my previous post, my cousin, Benneth got married (to Kenneth) in Stockholm 3 weekends ago and here are some pictures.


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The wedding was very intimate and simple. I think it was very nice. The parents of Keneth, the sister and brother in law and their cute little angel attended. On our side of the family, all my aunts attended plus me and Tatyana. The ceremony was followed by a hearty meal at Faros Greek Restaurant (goodness, the food was absolutely good!). They will have their church wedding in the Philippines and I will not be able to attend.

I was expecting to speak English most of the time in Sweden but then I understood so much Swedish that it was not necessary to. My husband’s danish aunt is here with us right now, and I am starting to get the hang of the danish language. Normally, I need an interpreter to talk to her but now, we can communicate very well (no interpreters needed. Hahaha!). This household is pretty international — I speak to the kids in English and to my husband and some filipino, I get calls from filipino friends, I speak norwegian to my parents-in-law and to everyone else, I listen to danish, I have lithuanian carpenters, I will be having my aunts next week and they speak english and zambal (a filipino dialect) to me. Now you know why my brain gets pretty messed up. I guess you are confused about me too.


One of the most regular figure on my blog is Charles, an 19 year old filipino living in Bergen. He is my IT support for this blogsite. He is the guy who helps me out with my template (which I appreciate very much). He has a very interesting and entertaining blog which I enjoy very much. His honesty about everything he goes through makes it more interesting. No wonder he has a lot of readers πŸ™‚ For those of you who has not visited “Bend it Like A Banana, ” check it out and see what I mean.

23 Replies to “The Wedding in Sweden and Charles’ Blog”

  1. Cruise, madaing isda sa dagat πŸ™‚

    Joey, salamat naman naalala mo pa ako! I
    got excited when Boying told me about the e-group. It is really nice to get re-aquainted with college pals. I hope we would get the chance to have a mini-reunion.

    Sari2, oo nga, I feel like a freak sometimes talking in 3 languages in one sentence! But that is how it is when the mind is confused. Hehe.

  2. wow it is still winter in norway! i had to laugh when you mentioned about the different languages…i have the same problem now, i tend to mix up different languages in one sentence. even if i want to say something in english, it is just weird that i blurt out something in dutch. however,it is always an asset to learn a language.

  3. Hi Anna, of course I remember you. IΒ΄ve just moved to Germany and now staying in a temporary apartment, will write more when IΒ΄ve sorted things out… take care!


  4. As always, the photos are so good!

    Wait. Charles is just 19? I thought he turned 24 or something? Anyway, yeah, his blog is indeed an eye-candy. Very talented web designer. πŸ™‚

  5. Laureen, naku ako ay sobrang confused dito sa bahay kaya gaya ni neng, baluktot din ako magsalita πŸ™‚

    Neng, kahit yung pilipino ko, baluktot din 😦

  6. thanks for sharing d fotos! parang nakarating na rin kami sa Sweden!

    hayyy, layo pa nga talaga ng summer, spring na pero winter temp. pa rin … sadness πŸ˜€

    kaya nga ako eh Fil. na lang mag-comment kc nabatuten na rin english ko! kakahiya …hehehe

  7. woah! your home is very international nga =) i’m amazed how you keep up with all the languages you speak.

    as usual superb pic of Norway. have a great weekend =)

  8. Hei mmy-lei!!! Thanks for dropping by… I know a lot of people who are allergic to weddings too πŸ™‚

    I know how it is to lose a father. I hope that you are feeling much better…

  9. Hei Ethel, hindi linguistic — confused! HEHE. Padalhan mo ko ng warmer temperature! Maginaw pa rin dito πŸ™‚

    Sidney, I try my best to integrate myself here. πŸ™‚ I am sure you are doing the same in the Philippines.

  10. hmmm, wedding… got some allergy on that…

    Thanks for extending your sympathy towards my father’s demise thru NENG.

    God Bless

  11. So, you are a polyglot! I think it is important to speak the language of the country where you live! It helps you to communicate and integrate in a foreign country!
    Charles has indeed a colorful blog ! πŸ˜‰

  12. congrats sa new couple! and thanks for sharing the pics Al. πŸ™‚
    napaka linggwistik mo pala Al hehe..yan ang maganda dito sa europe maging linggwistik ka hehe..
    grabeh pala jan nag snow pa rin, dito sa amin lumabas na si haring araw pero super lamig pa rin πŸ™‚
    yaan mo pag lumabas uli si haring araw dito, padalhan kita ng maraming sunshine hehe..
    o cge Al, salamat sa dalaw ha, alam ko busy ang beauty mo jan, pero nadalaw mo pa rin ako πŸ™‚
    God Bless… mwaaahhh

  13. Hei Jeff, Thanks…

    Charles, no rush! take the time you need. :)Thank you very much!

  14. But actually this is just a temporary template since this is not my own custom. I will make one for you ate ann when I am done with all this work and stuff

  15. Hei Charles, it can be quite confusing for me sometimes too πŸ™‚ even if I understand them.

    Renny, it is quite difficult for me at first but I am getting the hang of scandinavian languages. And yes, I am glad Charles found me.

    Patrice , thanks to charles πŸ™‚

    Gabrael, I had a great time with them. And 2 of my aunts are coming here next week.

    Kadyo, thanks! have a great week too.

  16. The wedding sounds nice and I’ve seen some of the pics at you’re Flickr acount already. Beautiful! Good to hear you understand all the Nordic language too πŸ™‚
    How nice of you to menchen Chas’ in you’re blog. You know I’m a great fan of him as he has made a wonderful makeover of my blog too πŸ™‚

  17. oh ate! thanks for introducing me to your blog. And also I speak Norwegian to the Swedes or Danes and I never have problems since I understand them as well now.

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