Sunday, June 17, 2012

Sharing happy moments!

We are a group of  women from the Philippines that are now living in Norway. And since we cannot take part in the celebration  of the  Philippines Independence Day in our homecountry, we decided to have  our own celebration here and share our happy moments with the Norwegians.

And here I am ready for the day!

We rented and decorated this place for our guests.

And here is Jolly, the superwoman in the group who had taken the initiative so that we can share this memorable moment with each other. So she planned all the details, coordinated, and inspired each and everyone of us to be involved. 

And after many days of preparation, the guests can now enjoy Philippine's cusines.

And this is my favorite: Salmon with mayonaise, garnished with vegetables and egg made by my sister.

And the entertainment began with these three sweet girls who danced for us.

                         Followed by a song of Jolly's beautiful daughter!

Hawaii dance!

Song that touched hearts....

"Pandango sa ilaw" dance

Song " I stand by you" by Maria Stella. Dedicated to all the girls in the group:)

Subli dance....

And the last: Kuratcha dance

And of course picture taking first, before eating all the cakes that we baked. 

And those that washed all the dishes in the kitchen. Thanks to them.

And now time for games; trip to Jerusalem for kids. Just in case you are wondering what I am doing on the stage, I was the emcee:)

For the sexy ladies....

For friends and couples...

The happy guests...

And now time to say goodbye...until next year again:)

Thanks everyone for making it possible that we can share this memorable moment with each other:)

"Thought for the day"
Old friends are gold! New friends are diamonds! If you get the diamond, don't  forget the gold. Because to hold a diamond, you always need a base of gold.


Linking to: 
Tell Me a Story


  1. JOy...this all looks like great friendships and total fun. Wishing you a beautiful day today.

  2. This looks so much fun! I really enjoyed looking at the pictures! And that salmon looks so yummy.

  3. Looks like so much fun! I love how much you get to gather with friends and family. Many blessings!

  4. Thank you for sharing your happy moments and celebration at Tell Me a Story.
    Your photos show happy faces and lots of fun enjoying the fellowship and good food too.

  5. namiss ko tuloy the time that we spent independence day there... way back 1998.. that was long long ago....

  6. Wow, it's so nice to know that you are still celebrating Filipino holidays there!! It sure looks a lot of fun! And you've added a few of our traditional dances! Wow!

    Woah, that's a lot of cakes! Yummy!!

    God bless! :)

  7. Thanks for dropping by at my spot.

    Glad to know a Filipino in Norway. That was a beautiful celebration you had, better than us here.

    Blessed to know you, Joy.

  8. What a great way to celebrate your culture! I'm glad that you invited others to join in, too! I LOVE food from the Philippines, so I am very jealous! ;) Have a great week!!!

  9. Beautiful post, Joy... Congrats on such a wonderful party and group of friends. Loved seeing all of the photos. YES---we all need old friends as well as new ones in our lives.

  10. What a happy post! Fantastic way to celebrate your Independence Day in Norway! It is well prepared and everything looks great! Yummy food too!:)
    Thank you for sharing us these beautiful photos!
    Best wishes,

  11. Thanks for bringing us to the party too, Joy, via your great pictures!

  12. love the friendship around the world! Being a Filipino is a great honour.

  13. It looks like you all had a wonderful time! What a blessing for you to all come together and celebrate with one another.

  14. wow Joy I love all of the photos! It looks like you had a wonderful time celebrating. That's so awesome that you were all able to come together and make this day very special. All of the food looks delicious. :) I hope you're having a wonderful day!

  15. What a lovely celebration. It is obvious much thought, preparation, and work was put into celebrating and from the happy smiles of all, can see everyone had a fantastic time. You look so pretty. What a wonderful way to celebrate a special day of your homeland in your new country. I know you miss your family, but it is so nice to have a group of friends from "home" to be with and enjoy each other. Thank you for sharing this wonderful event.

  16. I think it's great that you really make an effort to celebrate Independence Day kahit wala kayo sa Philippines. A bit sad pa nga na kami na andito, we don't make such a big deal out of it.

    Great celebration though, loving your blog :))

  17. Pinoy na pinoy ang celebration nyo Joy ang daming pagkain ha ha! Thanks for sharing :)

  18. That was great celebration of Philippine Independence Day, thumbs up po sa inyo at sa organizers job well done. The participants look very lovely in their Phil traditional custumes and sure did great in their numbers ;)

  19. It looks like you all had a great time! I served in the navy with many people from the Philippines, so your culture is dear to my heart, and the food is great!

  20. nice celebration and you look lovely;)

  21. Thanks Mayet:) Kayo, may Philippines group din ba kayo dyan?


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