Into the wilderness 

Spring has come!(I think so😅)  Well, there’s still quite some snow around.What makes it wonderful is that the sun is up and it feels like 11degC ☀️ . I still remember my host kid (the eldest one) told me today when he arrived “OH! Miesel it’s very warm outside! More sun, happy Norwegians ” (I just smile but actually, I wanna laugh) yes! More sun,not only happy Norwegians but also happy Miesel. Who will not be happy? after not seeing the sun in quite a while. Living here during winter season is just amazing in some ways that you could enjoy winter coz there’s just a lot of snow all over the place. No wonder why it’s famous destination when winter comes. But having Mr.Sun in a day is like having a motivation to do more work and being happy. When I’m in the Philippines I really hate being under the sun. Just like wooh my skin will get darker again. Having white skin in the Philippines is a trend. (You’re pretty when you’re white ) as they said and that’s the conceptual fact being a Filipino. 

I won’t missed the day not going outside and do some short hike around Lillehammer. I’ll show you some photos where I call it my happy place. (I almost spent my time visiting this place since I moved here) it’s just as wonderful as it is.  

  
  

   

  

 
  
  
  

    

  
 

Where is your happy place then? Take a walk into the forest and smell the wild air! Happy Spring 🍀

Chasing the sunset ☀️

“Sunset’s are proof that no matter what happens, everyday can end beautifully.” -Kristen Butler 

One of my favorite parts of the day is going outside and watch the sunset. I’m so blessed to end my day watching those sun rays as colorful as it is when it sets. The feeling is just magical. I always feel the connection with nature. Many of us have their own interpretation of everything around us, but if you love nature, you will find everything around you BEAUTIFUL. Like the trees, the flowers, the clouds and even the sound of the rain, the sound of every drop on the roof or against a window. Further, the singing birds around you, how the water in the river flows and the dancing grass whenever the breezy wind hits them. There is really something with those that even I can’t explain how and why. I just totally and incredibly love it. It is something very refreshing and where I find peace in it.  

 

  

  

  

  
 
Did you chase the sunset today? And enjoy it’s view?  Stay colorful and be like the sunset. ☀️

Glimpse of Sunrise 

 I love early mornings when it feels like the rest of the world is still fast asleep and you’re the only one who’s awake and everything feels like it isn’t really real and you kind of forget about all your problems because for now it’s just you,the world and the sunrise. 

 Rise and Shine☀️Stay blessed 🙏🏽 

  (Picture taken from the living room of my girlfriends house)

Winter Memories ❤️

   

  

  

  

 Life is unpredictable,

It changes with the seasons,

Even your coldest winter,

Happens for the best reasons,

And though it feels eternal,

Like all you’ll ever do is freeze,

I promise spring is coming,

And with it,brand new leaves

-e.h 


oh! Just love reading this! And can’t wait for the brand new leaves to come. Pictures taken just inside and outside our house ❄️(What are your spring excitements and plans then?) Share your thoughts 🎈 


Enjoy every season Coz every season brings different experiences ❤️xxxx

Lovely Morning 

  I thought it was already spring last few days. Then suddenly the weather changes again. The weather is just so unpredictable. Sunny days earlier,snows were melting and the second day it’s all foggy,cloudy sky with some rain and snow. What is really beautiful about it is that no matter how changeable it is . You will still be able to see the beauty of every CHANGES. I’m glad and grateful enough waking up with such a great view from our living room .  (What are you grateful today?) 

Thursday Blues 💙

“You are the sky,everything is just a weather” -Pema Chödrön  

Having a great sunny blue sky today and it feels like spring will come so  soon(hopefully).Since spring season is really unpredictable here.I still remembered it last year on the month of May and there were few snowy days still.Crossing my fingers for this year. Snow are melting now and finally I can smell the fresh air from a windy breeze. SPRING IS IN THE AIR 🌸☘☀️ (view from our living room facing the town of Lillehammer) 

 

Winterwonderland (The magical destination LILLEHAMMER  ) 

Lillehammer is a town and municipality in Oppland county,Norway. Two hours away from Oslo by car or train and there’s also a bus connection from Oslo airport to the place. The region has a special place in the hearts of many sports fans. Since the 1994 Winter Olympic Games has been played here and the Youth Olympic Games earlier this year as well.There are two famous ski resort in the place like few minutes away from the centrum of Lillehammer  the Hafjell which is famous for downhill skiing and Sjujøen for cross country skiing. As they said Norwegians are born with skis on their feet.  Living in Lillehammer more than a year is another lifetime experienced. People described them as cold but warm at hearts. They are very friendly and easy talk with 💕I’ll show you the other side of Lillehammer as I call it the Winterwonderland with the help of a friend who is genius photographer who captured some photos here 📷 https://500px.com/ragnarbrenden or wanna visit Lillehammer one day? Check this out for a convenient visit in the future http://en.lillehammer.com/ and for exciting activities? http://www.visitnorway.com/places-to-go/eastern-norway/the-lillehammer-region/things-to-do/

    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
 

PHILIPPINES my Home ☀️(A Welcome back to the paradise called Mindanao) 🌴

Home is where the heart is 💕 the islands,the noise of the ocean breeze, the sun rays,green trees and the perfect sunset scenery ☀️ Some people get scared everytime they heard about the southern part of the Philippines  “Mindanao” like most of the media were talking about it as one of the dangerous area to go as a tourist. But, if you just go and have some good resources of what place to visit and go and that would help. It’s not really dangerous at it is. Well, there are just few places which is really restricted to visit and go.Living here for 20 years is tough when probably you’ll meet some friends and asked you where do you come from? And they just like oh Mindanao! It’s not safe. Well,the sad truth is some people are just generalizing it as a whole place of Muslim and dangerous place. But, if you look to the other side. There’s a lot of good and amazing place that Mindanao can offer.Remember, Prevention is better than cure” ☀️