Category: immigrant

Getting Lost in Warmth

Right now, I am submerged in a modern-art mecca though it is a combination of new and old ways. Traditions are everything but homes and fashion are littered with modernism and cool chic. Moving to another country is a drastic way of making a…

Aurora Borealis

My mother in law T, hubby Kim and I were driving to the grocery store. This was my first time in Norway. It was a pretty mundane thing to do. . ..except the drive was through the forest and along the mountains to get…

Norskkurs: Update

My Norwegian course is going okay. I am not latching on to Norwegian as fast as I want to. There are other students learning much faster than me and it bothers me. I have a need to be perfect and excel. When I don’t,…

First Day of Norsk Class

I walked to class in the dark. It was under a cloudy sky but luckily it had stopped raining. I could see the twinkling lights of the city below and across the sea to the neighboring islands. The breeze was cool but not so…

‘MERICA: Getting Down with the Sickness

Alright. I will admit to homesickness. Everytime McDonalds or Starbucks is mentioned, I long for it. That nasty sugar-y-ness is what my soul needs. I miss my parents and my sibling. I’m fed up with being stared at.  I miss being able to go where…

My Goals with Language

Norway teaches its immigrants the language and all about Norway in free courses. I am so excited to do this! My life will be easier once I can speak and understand the world around me.  I have goals. In a years time, I hope…

Genuine with Faith

I had a discussion with my Norwegian relatives yesterday. I was asked to explain why Americans are so religious and all about church. I wanted to ask why they never go to church or include God in everyday….. Here it goes. Norwegians can be…

The Healthcare Difference

I believe the misdiagnosis of labelling me type 1 diabetic was not an accident but meant to make companies and doctors richer. I was told I was heading toward kidney failure, blood dialysis, and more neuropathy. I’m only 28 years old. How could I…