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Category: CULTURE

Leaving and Embracing Culture

I left my country and my culture to embrace a new country and a new culture. First, the language is different and with the language, the mannerisms, the expressions, and the impressions. Second, the food is different and with the food, the expectations. Third, the drinks are different and with the drinks, the constitutions. I’m talking about people and their everyday living, talking, eating and drinking. Survival stuff. What we do everyday is talk, eat, and drink. And what we do at special occasions is talk, eat, and drink. And… Read more Leaving and Embracing Culture

PARIS

Seventeen and in Paris on my own. It was my first encounter with the city of love and I was fortunate to stay with an aunt and uncle, who both being workaholics, left me with oceans of time to explore. I hurried out the door to experience the vast world of Paris with its majestic architecture, its towering cathedrals, its world-renowned art collections, its peaceful parks, and its crowds of people. The air was spring like, mild and sunny, although I was spending my Christmas holiday away from my home… Read more PARIS

You want to know the concept of HYGGE

The concept of HYGGE [hoo-ga] – a Danish term, and I grew up in Denmark – is an interesting one to define in English. It looks like this: family and/or friends visiting with each other over a meal or a drink or coffee, hosted in a home, anytime of day, with candles lit (do not confuse with a romantic dinner), conversation going, sharing stories, relaxing into time. It feels like this:¬†happy to be alive, enjoying the moment, comfortable and content, happy to share, warm and fuzzy, ‘this is where I… Read more You want to know the concept of HYGGE