Monday, November 25, 2013

Jula VÅRRES( Our Christmas)

Yes, it was a hectic weekend. There was snowstorm...almost... outside.  But life must go on..
Anyway, last friday, I accompanied one dear old lady to a concert/ play nearby.  It was cold, dark and slippery ourside, but this concert/play which they called " Vårres Jul"  ( Our Christmas) was meant to make people happy especially in winter time.
Gonna share some pictures and will narrate what I remember or understand from the play so that you will have an idea how they do it here in Norway in old days...

Well inside the culture house...winter....this is a part of the stage.


I found Santa in one corner. Maybe he had done something wrong because they put him there? Taking Jesus Christ place during Christmas time? It is only a joke..but actually true. Don't you agree?


Anway, the first act: An old soldier who told us his escapades when he was in service. I didn't understand every words because they talked in dialect with accompaying sound from the choir. 


Here is the choir. They sung very good though. I just could not relate to some of the songs because it was old norwegian songs written a long time ago by a man that I didn't know.


Then afterwards came an old woman who was going to bed to rest. Her night dress was typical in the old days. They slept with head covering, sweater and wool socks because it was cold at night.


But then the son of the house came and told her that she needed to go the the toilet to do her thing:)

Then time to cooked dinner and peel potatoes....old potatoes...


Children in a kindergarten playing in a box of sand....


Afterwards... Santa came...no gifts though...


Party time..one un-invited guest on the way...down to th right....he was smelling very bad..


In the old days, it was allowed to make alcohol drinks at home. So the guys are busy preparing strong drink for the party.

The result...

Now they are really in trouble!

Then here comes the priest who didn't like what was happening around him and critizized the secular music, but at the end danced with the music and had fun.

This act is about this lady to the right who was so scared because everything around her was dissappearing...

Well, it is bedtime for the houseboy and the househelp....not for our eyes?

and the last act that made me laugh... here comes the pig to be slaughtered...a tradition before Christmas time here in Norway...


                                                   that made my day:)

 This is one of the highlights last weekend.

JOY

33 comments:

  1. wow... happy naman... im into plays pa naman!

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  2. Nice. Later kami naman manood ng play. Field trip :)

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    1. Ganon ba anak. Have a nice time:)

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  3. parang katulad lang dito mami sa Hungary. Dahil panahon na nga ng taglamig, napapanahon na rin ang pagtsugi ng mga baboy at ng mga gansa para magsigawa ng mga nakakaatake ng puso na mga pagkain. (sausage, bacon, preserve fat to cook, at mga pwede pang gawin na tatagal hanggang sa tagsibol. Ayos sa olrayt yung chicharong gansa, isa sa mga paborito kong papakin at ulamin tuwing umagahan o tanghalian.

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    1. P.S. aabangan ko sa next pic ang kanilang pagtsugi sa baboy.

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    2. Hi hi. tapos na consert / play eh. di pinakita cyron ang pagtsugi ng baboy:)
      Anyway, sana share ka rin ng mga pictures dyan. Ganda siguro din dyan ano?
      Thanks for visiting at ingat ka lang sa kain ng nakakataba:)

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  4. Jula Varres Ms. Joy. Masaya din pala ang celebration ng pasko sa Norway. The adults becomes child and the children plays adult. Gaano kaya kalamig jan ngayon?

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    1. Masaya din naman dito kahit dilim at lamig ngayon. Up and down temperature. Sometimes minus degress, sometimes pluss.

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  5. Sarap sigurong manood ng play...
    lalo na kapag musical : )
    Nice to see a bit of Norway's old culture!

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    1. Oo naman Ric. Lalo kung naintindihan ko lahat ng sinabi. Lol

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  6. what a nice and enjoying Christmas would that be! ENjoy the season.

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  7. a cute play ... nice knowing Norwegian culture ...

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  8. Loved the post, so entertaining :)

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  9. wow..it's reallly christmas na there. the play looks great, mainly judging from the cast's facial expressions. :)

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    1. Hi Olivr. Nice of you to drop by and leave a comment.
      Yes, it was fun:)

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  10. Thanks for sharing the play!! Looks awesome!!

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    1. Thanks for visiting weekend- windup

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  11. Ang lapit na talaga ng Pasko, kahit sa Norway oh umpisa na ng celebrations :))

    Nice naman ng musical play nyo jan Mommy Joy!

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    1. Oo nga fiel- kun. Lapit na rin ako mag decorate for christmas.

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  12. I was wondering how you could take photographs, buti pumayag. How I long to see musicals but the tickets are horrendously expensive so sa Pinas na lang, he,he. God bless Ms. Joy!

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  13. La naman nagsabi na di puede Jonathan. In fact, one of the choir said that I just can take pictures.

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  14. It's interesting to see other countries' traditions......do they actually celebrate Christmas at this time or was this just a Christmas play...? Diane

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  15. Just a Christmas play Diane:)
    Thanks for visiting:)

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  16. Imishew miss joy :) hope u are always okay ...

    Cute ng play ndi pa ako nkkapanood ng play na as in gnyan

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  17. stay safe ate joy! anyway, mukang saya much ung play ahh

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  18. wow that is a fun story line, thanks for sharing

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