East meets West!

Sharimg this from my English blog: Joysnotepad.blogspot.com

 How did this happen? Well, in today’s tecnology, there is no impossible!

Photo: Philippine island

 

 Philippines, my home country, consist of 7,100-plus islands  with the population of 99.900,177 as of 2010.

 

Being an archipelago, it  has different languages. The official languages of the Philippines are English and filipino based on tagalog but it has 12 major langauges scattered across its island, some of these are, tagalog, cebuano, ilocano, kapampangan, kinaray-a, waray-waray, pangasinense, tausug, bisaya, ilonggo.

Its land area is 300,000 square kilometers (115,830 square miles), and its coastline is 36,289 kilometers (22,550 miles). 

 

 

Norway which is a little bigger than my homecountry country ( 385 199 square  km) has less population. Only 4,9 million people and with only 2 languages:  Norwegian ( Bokmål and Nynorsk)

 

 

Well, good for me. It was difficult enough to learn a new one! Anyway after 24 years, I did learn to speak this language:)

 

 

The brown eyed-girl from the east met ……..

 

 

the blue-eyed man from the west ……

 

and the result…….18 years after! She is 20 now.

 

But how about the rest of the family?

 

Well, after many years living together, my husband finally decided to meet my family in the Philippines.

 

At last they met. Our daughter, my husband and my mother in 2004! It was a memorable day for all of us.

 

 

My four children, reunited again for the third time.

 

They met the first time in 1995 in the Philippines. 

 

 

Second time in Norway in 1998!

 

 

Anyway, one of the highlights was to visit some of the nearest  relatives. This is my younger sister’s kitchen.

 

 

 

And for our beauty treatment, we went to my oldest sister beauty salong. Our younger sister Eden ( in the middle, red blouse) is also a beautician.

 

 

And at last my husband met my daughter-in-law and my two grandchildren that time. Now I have six adorable grandchildren!

 

 

My son-in-law with  my husband. I think they both look nice.  He he. Ariel is the husband of my second daughter!

 

 

My first daughter together with her husband! She was pregnant that time.

 

My mother-in-law was with us, but she did not want to be published, so I did not included her in my post. 

 

End of part one! I will be sharing more of the highlights of our visit to the Philippines in my next blog!

 

Thougt for the day!

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdon and discipline. 

( Proverbs:1)

 

 

 

Jeg kom til Norge i 1989 og er blitt nesten norsk i væremåte, unntatt utseende. Norge er et vakkert land med snille mennesker og jeg elsker de flotte lanskapet. Jeg er en dame med mange interesser. Liker å lese og skrive. Har mange hobbyer blant annet håndarbeid og fotografering, kortlaging osv. Liker å lære nye ting hele tiden. Andre beskriver meg som en omsogsfull dame. Jeg er også en dame med godt humør. Det vil si at jeg liker å få andre til å le. Det gjør hverdagen hyggeligere for alle. Jeg prøver alltid å se det positive ting ut av livet. Problemer møter alle, men det er hvordan vi ser på det som er viktig. Det er lærdom I alt ting som skjer med oss. Det viktigste for meg er mitt forhold til den levende Gud. Jeg tror på Gud og elsker å lese hans ord. Jeg er ikke perfekt, men prøver å gjøre den rette.
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2 thoughts on “East meets West!

  1. Så synd det tok så lang tid før han våget å ta reisen, men for et møte og så godt det må ha vært, endelig å samles.
    Flott fortelling og for noen nydelige barn og barnebarn du har 🙂

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