Last night was the birthday celebration of one of my good friends, Shiela. Although there were quit...
April 03, 2016
Last night was the birthday celebration of one of my good friends, Shiela. Although there were quite a number of Norwegians in the party, most were Filipinos. Two nights ago, some of us helped her with the preparation. She was expecting about 80 people (I almost passed out) but she told us that only 40 were sure to come. At the night of the party, there were 130 people!
Filipino parties in Norway usually comes with a show. Likha Scandinavia Cultural Group was one of the performers. They were dancing to upbeat music that I ran out of breath while seating. Some people just have the energy even when they have passed 35. A new group called Romerike Diversity also performed dance numbers - tinikling and pandango sa ilaw. I would have probably loved it much more if they danced with live candles. A friend (Lyn) sang with her daughter and it was very endearing.
It was too bad that there was too much performances that I was not able to catch up with some of the people I have not seen for a long time. I was only able to get some selfies with them and asked how they were. It was really lovely to see them and I just wish I had the chance to sit down and talk to them. I think this was the first time in a long time I took a lot of selfies with friends and acquaintances. 67 in one night!