Tiny walk πŸ’«

It’s still winter and chilly everywhere. Well, I can’t wait until the summer comes.
You know when you get bored staying home and even though it’s freaking cold outside but you need to get your ass up and walk, chill around. Coz every holiday break counts.Hahaha! 

I’m very obsessed with the pink sky . Not just the pink sky. The nature itself. And since I’m in a lil bit north of Stockholm I’m expecting some snow and mountains and a magnificent sky views.But, unfortunately there was really nothing like in Norway. πŸ™„ Well, I’m just missing Norway a lot (for real) but I’m pretty sure every places has a special highlights and it’s really depends on how you look into it. 

So during my Christmas break from the au pair world. I stayed in my cousins place called StrΓ€ngnΓ€s. It’s village kind of city with small shops and small thingy around. But having the best cathedral I’ve ever visited. Coming here for like 2-3 times within a year is like coming home in the Philippines. It reminds me of place I left. Quiet, nice neighborhood and happy people around. 

So walking around and check the same spot and trail I’ll always been to. Nothing really change. 

But nature is not a just place to visit. It’s like home. You really feel connected to it everytime. 

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A Glimpse of StockholmΒ 

I visited Stockholm twice to three times a year since I moved as an au pair in Europe. Aside from my  host country, I call it “home”.My cousin lives here and I spend my au pair break here most of the time . Like summer break, winter break and any semester(break)  that au pair scheme can au pair.

 What’s make me excite about this city is the Main Street where people are running and rushing for shopping. As I told my cousin. It’s like Tokyo(but I never been to Tokyo my entire life) but it’s crowded unlike any other Scandinavian cities I’ve been. Gigantic haha Swedes are everywhere( I thought Dutchies were the tallest European creatures on earth but I doubt it now) haha. No wonder some of the famous affordable clothing lines and designers are from this place. And beautiful men and women too. 




Stockholm has many beautiful churches spread throughout the city.And one of my favorite is the main church, and one of the most historical, is Storkyrkan (“the great church”). As a fantasy/legend lover I found it very interesting the story behind it. Like St.George and the Dragon . 

One of the main attractions in the church is the wooden statue of St George slaying the dragon. From the late 1400’s, it commemorates the Battle of Brunkeberg when Sweden (St George) defeated the invading Danes (the dragon).

Most of the tourist attractions were adjacent to each other.Walking from the Main Street going to the seaside then you will be welcomed by the Parliament building. 

As you walk in to the parliament then you’ll see the Royal Palace where in the Royal family lives. 

I think it’s the most visited area within this place. The OLD TOWN (GAMLA STAN) and one of my favorite too. 

Small stores, pubs, and restaurants were around the area. The narrow line which is connected to every street is so amazing.  Th creepy building /apartment that reminds me of a German horror movie . Hahahha 😬 but a beautiful/historic place indeed. 

Happy holidays from the Paris of the North 🌟

Hello AutumnΒ 

One of my favorite season of the year!Actually ,I like them all πŸ˜…Who will never fall in love with those beautiful golden trees in every corner of the streets? That everytime I walk along the aisle of those gigantic trees I feel so magical and very enthusiastic. Feeling the cold breeze air. Playing with those leaves and running around. What a lovely feeling right? Feels like every trees revealing colors they’ve hidden all year. 

Oh! FALL, it’s nice to see you again🍁

Everything is blooming most recklessly πŸ‚

It shows us how beautiful it is to let things go πŸ‚

Favourite things about fall (walking around and feel the season) πŸ‚

It’s a second spring when every leaf is a flower -Albert Camus πŸ‚

I’m so glad I live in a world where there are OCTOBERs 🍁

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” -F.Scottfitzgerald-πŸ‚

In every change, in every falling leaf there is some pain, some beauty and that’s the way New leaves grow.πŸ‚

Light breeze, colorful leaves and bare trees πŸ‚

It’s a reminder that change can be beautiful as well. Is anything better than autumn days? 

Goodnight Kisses ❀️

It’s been three months since I left Lillehammer . Days run pretty fast.New adventure awaits, new environment to adjust, new society to fit into, culture and tradition to cope up and a new family to live with. Who says being an Au pair is that easy? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜…πŸ˜Œ  well, I couldn’t believe I’m still here, wandering in Europe. πŸ˜… Which I’m always be grateful for. 
Moving is the hardest part. I have to find new friends again. Look for a network to fit in. Groups or organization or church to be in .😌 on the other hand its sound so exciting. 😎Like a new adventure and experience is waiting ahead. 

So, no more mountains, great pink sky and green magical trees around. (Thats Norway πŸ˜…) and beautiful  breathtaking landscape. But what I’m so blessed to this new place is it’s very close to the seaside 🌊 Luckily, I have the opportunity to watch the sunset by the SEA. (Sounds so romantic huh?! πŸŒ…πŸ˜Œ) 

Here comes my unstoppable obsession about skies and every little thingy 😬

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As Paulo Coelho said that “Beautiful sunsets needs a cloudy skies” 

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Never waste any amount of time doing anything important when there is a sunset outside that should be sitting under πŸŒ…πŸŒŠ

Lillehammer Days ’16 Β  (LillehammerDagene)Β 

LillehammerDagene is an annual and traditional children’s flea market and a parade with some instrumental band, showcasing foods and many more. 

INstrumental  band parade as an opening activity on the first day 🎷🎺🎻🎸

Group of Norwegian watching the parade.


The couple dancing πŸ’•


The troll and his friend walking around πŸ™„


Everybody was just busy . Some were eating sausages and ice cream outside 🌭🍨🍧

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I took this video with the lovers graciously dancing along the street. 

The celebration is located in the heart of Lillehammer called “Storgata”. Like the other city center, Storgata has a lot to offer (though it’s not as big shopping outlets that some could think of) but, I’m sure you can still have some choices to go shopping to different cute stores around the area, pubs, restaurants, museums, pharmacy, bank offices, post office which is really adjacent and a walking distance to different buildings. 


say cheeeeeessse πŸ†

Trying some paella Spanish dish 😝

Visiting one of the best burger place in Lillehammer which owned by a friend from the Philippines and Iceland . It’s called Brooklyn Burger Joint just across the cinema .You should visit this place it’s awesome πŸ˜‹πŸ” https://m.facebook.com/brooklynBJ/


More kitchen wares displayed along the street. 

The center is just two or three minutes walk  from the Lillehammer tRain/bus station all the way up. It’s a wonderful town with an ambiance of nature within the city itself. 

It has an international market showcasing some delicacy from the other countries especially from the Netherlands( oh the Dutch cheeseπŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹) my favorite stroopwaffels (can’t live w/o this) πŸ˜‚ Waffles from Belgium, Salami, Olivea, Macaroons, chocolates, sausages and other variety of cheese from Italy, France, Greece and the warm food from Spain ( Paella πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹) 

It happens every third week of the month of JUNE in consecutive three days from Thursday as its first day until the Saturday as the last day. During the first two days shops were open from 9:00 am until 20:00 hours evening time . But on the last day. All shops were closed around 16:00 hours and all the displayed food and bargain were also being kept around that time. 

And a lot of discount from different shops up to 60 % . So it’s worth to visit to be entertained and have some great deal. And it’s open to everyone. 

Celebrating the 118th year of Independence of the Philippines (Araw Ng Kalayaan)Β 

KEEPING UP WITH THE FILIPINO HISTORY πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­

It’s an annual national holiday in the Philippines observed on June 12, commemorating the Philippine Declaration of Independence from Spain on June 12,1898. Since 1962, it has been the Country’s National Day. 

It’s a nationwide parade participated by government officials,students,employees and all the people in the community. 

So, the Filipino community in Lillehammer pay tribute to one of the biggest  celebration in our Motherland “PILIPINAS”


Get together with the other Filipino around the town .


Of course! We’re very good in food making as we always say “Kainan na” 😁

Showcasing our very own National Costume (Barong Tagalog for the men, Maria Clara gown, Baleros and Filipiniana dresses for women with different colors) with these lovely faces and warm hearts Filipino ladies ❀️

Filipino loves to sing! So, you  should really expect for some live singing session in most of the parties 😁 we call it KARAOKE 🎀

And a parade with everyone though we are out of numbers since everyone was not around because of some hectic working schedules. 

It is one of the most significant dates in the Philippines history ❀️ 

MABUHAY ANG PILIPINAS πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­ MABUHAY ANG SAMBAYANANG PILIPINO πŸ’• 

Everyday is for F L O W E R S πŸŒΈ

You can cut all the flowers but you can’t stop the spring from coming. 

I’m getting insane with all the flowers around. I still remember when I arrived in Copenhagen last 2012. My host mom bought a bundles of tulip as a welcome greetings. (She knows I’ve been talking about it since I had an interview with them.When they asked me what would be the things you wanna see in Europe? Then I said “I wanna see the tulips, the real one and visit the Flower garden in the Netherlands . I know it’s a shallow goal. But that’s the first thing or a bucket list I had before. It’s start with a simple ambition to see how those flowers on karaoke back ground looks like πŸ˜… Hang in there! ☺️ (Obsession on its way 🌸) 


We are all different flowers from the same garden 🌸

You are in the process of blooming don’t rush yourself -EV. Regina 🌸

We are all like flowers so beautiful so fragile 🌸

A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms 🌸

Live life in full bloom 🌸

The flowers that blooms in the adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all 🌸

After women, flowers are the most lovely thing God has given the world -Christian Dior 🌸

Do small things with great LOVE 🌸

Where flowers bloom so does hope -Lady Bird Johnson 🌸

Your mind is a garden, your thoughts are the seeds; you can grow flowers, or you can grow weeds 🌸

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Like wildflowers; you must allow yourself to grow in all places people thought you never would -E.V 🌼

Xxxx

M’s ❀️

Mi Oh My πŸŒΌ

You might be wondering why I have “Mi Oh My” as a title of my blog today. πŸ˜… I heard this song “wonderful life”by Matona and I fell in love with it. It’s actually a theme song from the movie “the angry birds ”

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I really love the lyrics of the song. The positivity on it and the melody. It tells that if we open our eyes , I think we’re both gonna find that it’s a wonderful life 🎼


That we  should make everyday count 🌼

That money can’t buy happiness 🌼


That when the light hits your smile , there’s a fire that ignites at the bottom of my heart 🎼

That if you look up the stars, They shine for you 🌼


That there’s always be a wonderful life (and it depends how you see it ) it might be in small way or in some other way. 

That you should make the rest of your life . The best of your life 🌼 That HAPPINESS is homemade and its start WITH YOU πŸ’‹


❀️

M’s