Write a little introduction about yourself. My name is Christina. I'm married to Kim-Andre and have one black cat named Stoner. Both are mentioned a lot in this blog. I used to have three cats but had to adopt them out due to moving to Norway. I am not very happy about it. What is … Continue reading About This Blog and My Journey
I am an British-Irish-Italian-Sicilian American (mostly Italian-Sicilian).... moving to Norway. Coming back to the States makes me realize I miss my own culture. I miss being around people that understand me and make me feel at home. I am not saying that my family didn't try to make me feel at home, but I still felt … Continue reading What I Miss
I looked up some big sociological words that all apply to me: Immigrant subcultures, biculturalism, cultural assimilation..... these words all have to do with "blending in" with your culture or choosing to live with multiple identities. What I will do with myself in Norway is unclear to me in terms of assimilation, or becoming a … Continue reading Biculturalsim Poll
Lemme Point This Out... I wondered how I could fit in...... Well first, as you already know, I am emerged in the culture. Oh dear. It was weird and foreign for Norwegians to see me act traditional to the point of wanting to correct my behavior. For instance, I make food spicier for my husband … Continue reading US and Norwegian Feminism
There is a pupper I live with named Rappo. This pupper is a an awesomely cute pup. Here is a picture of cute puppers: Unfortunately no Norwegian person will call a dog, pupper. You should probably stop using the word pupper. It means boobs.
Do all Norwegians look blond, blue eyed and bushy tailed? Do they look like Anna and Elsa? What does a Norwegian look like? It's a stereotype to think they all are fair, most definitely. It is one stereotype about Norway that I have had to come to terms with that I am just wrong about. … Continue reading The Blond Misconception
"Do we need need to have the Bible talk?" He jokingly said. At first I thought this was a serious question. Was I really about to get into it with an Atheist Norwegian with me, being a Italian- Irish Catholic? Oh, Lord help me. No, really. I can't argue for shit. I've never converted … Continue reading Bible Talk