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Vigelandsparken on a Wet Summer Day

This is a long overdue post.
When my brother and mother were here, we went to Vigeland Park. (I posted some pictures I took sometime ago on Lei’s visit and Jenneth’s Visit to norway. Or see my 2005 posts ). I have been to this park so many times but it never ceases to amaze me. I know there is probably thousands of pictures of the park on the net but I would like to show you that it is not so bad to go to this particular park on a wet day.

Photos taken with Nokia N70

Filipino Talents

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.

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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!!!!

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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.

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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.


My phone suddenly went blank on Christmas eve. It is a big disaster for me because all my appointments and over 300 phone numbers, e-mail addresses of friends and clients are stored in that phone. I was too confident that the mobile phone (Nokia 6600) I have been using for the last 4 years would last forever. I have pushed aside placing all my contacts to my pc or to an address book for years even though I have told everyone that if I lose the phone, I would lose a lot. Now, I have to suffer the consequences.

I was itching to buy N80 or N91 but they are costly and I am not willing to put so much money in gadgets at this time of the year. I settled for N70, the cheapest among the Nseries. I tried the camera today and I think that I am going to be satisfied with it just as I was satisfied with my old Nokia 6600.

Norbytjerne is a small lake in our area. It is surrounded by forest and is a wonderful place for kids and adults alike. In the summer, folks swim in this lake. In the winter, they do ice fishing and skating (but it is not safe to skate here at the moment — the ice is not thick enough).
Tatyana and her friend enjoying the good weather.
Cookie Time!
Time for some fun on a sled…
This can go fast. I love this toy!