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Life

Getting back

05/08/2016

I’ve been out of the online scene when it comes to blogging for 3 months. I had to prioritize things with all the stuffs that are happening in my life and sacrificing my online world is one of it. I’ve been active thou to social media network especially Instagram. But anyway here I am and fully back and I am completely sure now that I found already the equilibrium between my personal life and blogging. I am not a professional one who can produce three to five articles in a week and this is my personal blog which gives me enjoyment upon sharing stories, partake some information and crazy ideas from the right side of my big brain.

So for the past 3 months, what have I’ve been doing? First and foremost I’ve been busy with work (gotta earn some living!). Second is school. I am studying Norwegian language, this is my second language to study, first was Dutch. And to tell you the truth it is not easy, especially when you have tons of exercises, tests and examinations to pass. So that was for the month of May and June and July was all about summer vacation!!! I spend half of it in Italy and the rest is in Lyngor, a charming island in the south of Norway. I can’t wait to blog my summer holiday this year. It was totally unplanned, unexpected, and the most memorable holiday I ever had. I believe this summer holiday will be my favorite and forever engrave in my heart. I did a lot of “firsts” in my life with the past three months.

I’ll be sharing all of them in the coming days. Yes, finally, I am back! 🙂

Culture, Travel

King’s Day Madness

26/04/2016
Kings Day celebration at Amsterdam canals

It will bleed orange again in Netherlands. Tomorrow will be one of the happiest day in Holland: Koningsdag (King’s Day)

King Willem-Alexander will be celebrating his birthday tomorrow, 27th of April 2016. And everybody is invited to celebrate with him. Dutch people will go out in the streets, wearing their national color, orange and enjoy this holiday. Isn’t it nice to be the King of Netherlands?

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Travel

A trip to Fredrikstad Gamlebyen

21/04/2016

Last Sunday I had a trip to Fredrikstad Old Town. Fredrikstad is a city in Østfold and just one and a half hour drive from Oslo. It is founded and named after King Frederik II of Denmark and the later stad means city. Fredrikstad is a cosy city and homes the best and prettiest preserved fortress town in Scandinavia. It is called in norwegian as Gamlebyen which means old fortified town. This is a much visited sight that was once an important trading center. Continue Reading…

Travel

Spring in Paris

18/04/2016

Paris is always a good idea, especially on spring…

I was in Paris last year, early spring time. Spending my favorite season in the most well loved city of most tourists was splendid. Not to mention, it was an all expense paid trip.

Lovers enjoying the sun

Lovers enjoying the sun

Paris is a painting perfect during springtime. You will fall in love with all the explosion of colors, blue skies, blooming cherry blossoms, birds singing and beautiful flowers are just everywhere. There’s a magical feeling to see the first burst of colourful flowers after a long cold winter time. Continue Reading…

Travel

What Does The Fox Say?

17/04/2016
What does the fox say? Rev at Hovedoya Oslo

Does the line ring a bell? It was the famous line from the song The Fox. The electronic novelty song and viral video by Norwegian comedy duo Ylvis.

beach at Hovedoya, Oslo NorwayYesterday, I explored by myself one of the island of Oslo fjord: Hovedøya and had a unique encounter with the wild fox. The fox is said to be living in the island and scares some tourists, but it has been observed to be stealing food from the visitors.

It was my first time to see a fox in real life and I was amused on how friendly it is. I never expected it will be so close to human and he doesn’t look so wild for me. Well this trip made me realize to never stop exploring and nature has always its own way of surprising you.

So what does the fox says?

I dont know either. Lets just listen to Ylvis and sing along with this fun and silly song.

Life

Bargain Season: Loppemarked

15/04/2016
vintage camera from flea market. Loppemarked

Who doesn’t love bargains? I know we all do love it, especially Filipinos. Everyone would like to buy something cheaper, if not we will haggle. In the Philippines, bazaars or “tiangge” were in demand. Divisoria is the place to be for shoppers on a budget. Though mostly all products that are sold here are of not good quality and it’s either made from China or Korea, it is still desired by most Filipinos. And of course Ukay-Ukay, the best place to spot branded second hand items that are usually from abroad.

It’s not only Filipinos who have fondness to second hand. In Belgium they have rommelmarkt, a famous flea markets that is usually held on Sundays. Dutch have flea markets during the King’s Day celebration and everybody just go crazy when one item will only cost a euro. Germans Continue Reading…

Travel

Oslo free Pass

10/04/2016
free oslo Pass

You heard me right, it’s FREE!!!

Tourist in your own city is an annual event conducted by Oslo city hall, VisitOSLO, Ruter and the museums and attractions. Oslo pass includes all 30 museums and exciting attractions in the city, free transport by bus, trikk (tram), t-bane (subway), boat and guided tours.

Inhabitants of Oslo will be given an opportunity to get to know more the vikings city. The said event is intended for  the locals to be good ambassadors of the city and a knowledgeable host for visitors.

The official travel site visitOSLO provided informations of the events schedule for that day, tips where to go with your kids and the time schedule for the guided tours in english. It’s better you check that out if you really wanted to see something specific.

So with all this museums, where should I go? I haven’t been to many museums and attractions here but I will share my top 3 picks that you must visit. Continue Reading…

Life

How to say goodbye in Thai?

09/04/2016
norway friends goodbye

One of the questions I forgot to ask her before she left today.

I was only 2 weeks in Norway when I met Fai. She just recently arrived too and was introduced to me by a common friend. She was from Thailand and the same age as me. We both came from asia, doing the same thing in Norway, enjoys shopping,  putting on makeups, trying out new things, visiting museums and going some places and most of all we love eating. Our likes and dislikes were practically the same, no wonder we get along easily.

When I first heard her speaking in Norwegian, I was surprised. How can someone recently arrived in Norway speaks so good the native language? She must be super genius. Well, Im wrong! Fai came to Norway as an exchange Continue Reading…

Life

Filipina from Philippines

08/04/2016
Life Abroad Filipina ofw philippines

 

Filipina Abroad. Some people might wonder what is a Filipina? Well, that is the feminine term used to call the native people from Philippines, where I came from. The Filipino is the masculine and much of a general term.

Just a quick info about my home country:

Philippines is a country located in the southeast asia and there are just 2 seasons: summer and rain. Metro Manila is the capital and it consists of about 7,641 islands. It’s the 12th most populous country in the world. The official languages are both  Filipino and English.

philippines world map filipina abroad

The Philippine is rich in history and cultural traditions owing to the fact that the country was colonized by Spaniards, Americans and Japanese. It inherited several traditions and religious customs and has more than a hundred festival celebrations that is conducted 365 days in a year. Can you just imagine how Filipinos love to party.

With its 7000 islands, mountains, volcanoes, and lakes, there will be no reason you wouldn’t love to travel around the country. Boasting its tropical weather, long white beaches, diverse and rich marine life are to die for. It is a paradise indeed.

So why go abroad and leave this almost paradise place? Continue Reading…