I have been living in Norway for 7 years now and I have not attended a single Filipino gathering until last weekend. I hope you do not take this in a negative way. Not that I do not like socializing with Filipinos in Norway, I just did not have the time and energy (getting old. Haha!). Here are some photos of the display of talents during the gathering.
Filipinos in general love music. There was singing and dancing in the party. The program was entertaining especially for the Norwegian guests. I almost forgot, the food was SUPERB!!!!
Filipinana & Barong Tagalog. These are 2 of our traditional clothes. Traditionally, these clothings are made of pineapple leaves or abaca silk. They are used in formal occassions.
Me and friends (Dulce and Shiela)
By the way, there was an announcement at the party that a Filipino-Norwegian joined the Miss Norway this year. Her name is Kirby Ann Basken.
She joined Miss Norway last year and landed second place. She also joined the Mutya ng Pilipinas 2006 and became Miss Asia Pacific International. and You might want to give your support by voting for her. Click here to vote.
One night last December, I got the surprise of my life. I turned on my pc and found offline IM’s from a friend, Virginia Samson. I have never seen her for years. The last time I saw her was 1988 or 1989 at one of those jeepney stops at University of the Philippines in Diliman.
She found this blog while searching for the Arsenal site. Goodness knows how my blog showed up. It is a blessing though. I have been trying to find out her whereabouts for years. She is one of my closest friends from kindergarten to my senior year in highschool. We both went to an all-girl school called Our Lady of Grace Academy (now St. Mary’s). I have mentioned this before on one of my posts in February 2006.
To my classmates who are reading this blog. You might want to know that as expected, Virginia Samson, is now a doctor (orthopedic surgeon) and is now in Hongkong. She is now specializing in hand surgery.
Thanks for everyone who wished me well when I was sick. I had chicken pox and I didn’t know that one can have it in the throat, tongue and gums! I am posting my usual norwegian experience soon.