Category Archives: Friends

Sumo – Surprisingly Good

I don’t go out too often (because of so many reasons). Once in a while, when I do, I would like to try a new restaurant. Sumo offers variety of asian cuisine. Not too much to choose from but enough to make you no-so-confused. A big plus for me! I tend to get really overwhelmed with a long list.

Ion Umani – 4 desserts in one plate. Cheesecake balls, Chocolate mousse, Sorbet and pannacotta. My favourite is the cheesecake balls.

Even the tea is divine!

The tom yum soup was spiced perfectly. Yes, it did not burn my mouth. It was just right.

Since I could not choose which bao bun I want, I ordered 3 bao buns – crab, tempura and sticky pork.

Who wants Miso soup? Apparently, that day, it was just me who wanted it. I can eat this soup everyday.

Our smiling faces mean we are very happy and full. I love the service, ambience and the food. My love for food will always make me choose Sumo over its neighbour Fridays.

The  photos were taken the first time I ate at Sumo this summer. I definitely recommend the food I have mentioned above and dirty maki. I still have to try other stuff on the menu. If you are in the area, try sumo and don’t forget their iced tea.

– albjornstad-

A Special Wedding

We chanced upon meeting a wonderful couple, Susanne and Steinar, at the Cancer Center from a town called Vegårshei. They planned long ago to get married on 07.07.2007 but then Steinar was diagnosed with cancer. He had go through chemotherapy on this day. Fortunately, the priest at the Cancer Center told them that they could still be married on this day.


Although their guests had poles with cancer drugs, it was a beautiful wedding. Not everyday I get to witness a happy thing at a sad place like the Cancer Center.

Photos taken with Nokia N70

A.J.’s Confirmation

As I have mentioned before, my eldest daughter, A.J., had her confirmation at St. Magnus Catholic Church on the second week of May. Usually, when one reaches the 10th grade, one can decide to have the sacrament of confirmation. It is not a must though. A Catholic can have their confirmation even at a later age.

Confirmation is big in Norway. It is like opening a door towards adulthood to some teens. To some, it is tradition. I would like to believe that some of them receives this sacrament because they believe in God. Unfortunately for some, their focus is on how much money they would get. 😦

 

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At Saint Magnus Catholic Church in Lillestrøm

 

 

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All in all, we had about 60 guests at home. It was a simple celebration with lots of food. Thanks to my friends who helped me prepare and who assisted me during the party. We had king crabs (Kamchatka krabber), Smoked salmon, Lumpia (Spring Rolls), Chili Scampi, Pancit (Fried Noodles), Moose Casserole (Elg Gryte), Cold Cuts (Ham, Smoked lamb meat, Salami), Herring with Onions ( Løk Sild), Danish Meat Cake, Chopseuy, Pork Barbecue and Sea food barbecue. Lots of red wine, white wine, vodka, whisky, brandy, champagne etc. Yes, I know, I should’nt serve alcohol on confirmation parties but heck, I needed an excuse to drink. heheh.

My mom, brother and aunt flew all the way from Manila just to be A.J.’s confirmation. My cousin Benneth flew from Stockholm too.

The celebration was very simple, like I said. No long speeches. Just family and some friends enjoying each others’ company. The first guest came at 1pm and the last guest left at 5pm the next day. Heheh. You can guess what happened in between.

Anyway, let me just thank Renny for being the first to greet me on my “beerday” . Thanks Renny for the wonderful sms you sent me!!!!! I appreciate it very much.