Filipino Community in Bodø
your home in the Arctic Circle...
What's In Your Mind?
FCB members share their thoughts.
What do you love about Norway and what do you miss most about the Philippines?
MAY AGDALIPE RABINO
"I love the party and events here in Norway. I miss the weather, my family in the Philippines."
"I love my work, the weather and of course, my family here in Norway. I also miss my family in the Philippines and the food!
CHERRY QUILLO BARCENAL
"I agree with May but I would like to add that I also love the snow and skiing here in Norway. I also love that the most of the people are open-minded. Everyone is also equal. I miss my family, friends, food and beaches in the Philippines.
ROWENA D. RYVOLD
"I love the nature, the 4 seasons, midnatt sun in Norway. I love the equality and the freedom too. The miss the sun, the food, my family in the Philippines. I miss my native land."
CARLO C. LAZADO
Arevalo, Iloilo City
"I love the transparency of the government in Norway. I also admire that everyone is equal no matter what gender, sexual orientation or educational attainment you have. I miss my family and friends. I miss Ilonggo food like laswa, KBL and ubad! I miss cooking "uga" without fearing your flatmates to throw up and curse you! :)"
LINA A. KARLSEN
"I love the snow but not snow storm naman:) new friends,nature. We receive a much higher salary even though it's expensive here. My son has a bright future too...kag wala masyado corruption!. I miss my famly, friends kag tropical weather in the Philippines."
DOLORES B. SAND
"I love the nature,equality (no status distinction), freedom of speech, welfare policy (render aid/help to the population who needs it) in Norway. But I also miss my family and friends as well as the native food in the Philippines."
MELANI S. HANSEN
New Lucena, Iloilo
"I love about Norway: peaceful, equality (no big difference between rich & poor), has good & transparent system which is respected , has excellent social & welfare aid. Of course the nature, the 4 seasons & it's attaching traditions. I do miss my friends, family & foods in the Philippines."
DEBRA MAY KRISTENSEN
"The health and social welfare is the best in Norway. I love the mountains, the nature, the food, the cold weather, the midnight sun, the equality status, the Norwegian traditions, the clean surroundings, the moose and you get paid well. I miss the food, the smiling Filipinos, my family relatives and friends, my job as a dentist, ballroom dancing, the warm weather, beaches and our traditions especially during Christmas season."
"Gusto ko ang sagot ni Ate Melani. Yan din ang gusto ko dito at yan din ang mga namimiss ko sa Pilipinas."
Bacong, Negros Oriental
"Norway- ulike årstider , natur, likestilling, velferds ordning, rolig land, lite kriminalitet, ikke korrupt (kanskje det hender men sjelden eller i mindre grad), frihet, mat og sine tradisjoner. Phil.---savner maten, omgivelser, venner, familie, varmen, strender, ikke minst å kunne gå rett ut uten masse klær på seg"
MA. RUTH VÅREM
"Sa Norway: Snow, Nature, mgagandang bundok, Fjords, pantay ang mayaman at mahirap, malaki ang sahod, 4 na klima,ang mga filipino ay nag kabig bisig hindi lahat ha, palaging Party hehehe. Sa Pilipinas: Mainit, mga sariwang gulay, sariwang isda, basta pagkain ah. familya, kamag anak. kaibigan at maligo sa dagat masaya sa pinas:-)"
"Above all why I love Norway is because it's a country that gives you all the opportunities to realize your dreams. The thing that I miss the most about the Philippines will be the 'feeling' of being in your home country."
"I love about Norway my F.C.B family. I Miss most about the Philippines - my family,friends & lutong pinoy."