Velkommen!

On the 31st July 2010, at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi I headed for Norway. Apart from the little knowledge I had read from the Internet on Norway, I expected to see a cold country and cold people!

But, that was not the case!  This blog is entirely to keep you updated on my encounters in the richest country in Europe and the best country in the world, as rated by the United Nations.

After 18 months in Norway, I headed home to the country where I belong. Coming home has been such an experience and my writing continues.

I am solely the reporter, the writer, the sub editor, the editor and the chief editor, so I am bound to make mistakes. Kindly bear with me and feel free to correct when necessary.

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Velkommen alle!

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23 thoughts on “Velkommen!

  1. Very interesting to read here Patience.
    “Norway in the wiew of a stranger”
    It gives me a lot of thoughts about our sosiety and my life in Norway.
    I hope that I will see your society in Africa one day !
    Your office-nabour, Sigtor

    1. Thank you my office-nabour, am sure will be dropping by to give you stories about my society in Africa. Keep reading and letting me know whether my view of Norway is true, or is it mare imagination!!

      1. SEMA MREMBO,AAMM CAN WE HAVE WORK ON A PROGRAM WHERE WE CAN HAVE DELICACIES OF OUR CULTURE BLENDED WITH NORGE KULTUR?
        I MEAN KULTUR EXCHANGE PROGRAM MAYBE OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT?

  2. Hey Patience,
    Norwegian sounds so much like German (Deutsch).
    Willkomen -Welcome – Velkommen

    Wow, i think i can learn that language in a weak.
    Find out if pronunciation is same as German too.

    1. Hi Omotto!! Good reflection, however the language sounds a bit different, some of the words seem to be pronounced differently!! I am still learning it, will be an expert soon. I gather you speak Germany so fluently!

      Thanx for finding time to read my blog and commenting!

    2. IN MY VIEW IT SOUNDS LIKE SWAHILI WORDS BUT ITS THE SIMPLEST TO LEARN,WAS IN NORGE FOR ONLY SEX DAGER BUT I LEARNT 3/4 BY THEN OF THE LANGUAGE.
      NOW WHY AM SAYING ITS MORE OF SWAHILI ITS BECAUSE OF ITS PRONOUNCIATION
      EXAMPLE.LIKE=LIKER,PASSION=PASJION,SHALL=SKAL AND MANY MANGER
      TAKK

  3. This patience has been a nice trip to u en much enjoyable but to me am reading something which apart from giving me the general knowledge it is also giving a boost to ma career thank you for this en may Almighty God bless u dearlly

  4. I’ve never been to a Scandinavian country and I imagine Norway would be novel to me in many ways, though the weather would be similar enough to what we experience here in Quebec. I can only imagine how foreign it must all seem to you coming from Nairobi!
    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I’ve left you a reply there as well.
    Smiler aka Ilana

    1. Thanx too Smiler for reading my blog . I love reading your articles. When I read your story about coco, I just thought of one of my stories I wrote- Of cats and dogs, find it in my blog and just couldn´t stop laughing about it! Thanx and you can always find my stories, every Tuesday and Friday morning.

  5. A Peculiar fact

    DUI offenders have to go to jail.

    People that are caught driving under the influence in Norway are sent to jail for 30 days, have their driver license taken away from them and have to cough up a hefty fine of 10 percent of their annual income. They are allowed to get a new licence after a year, provided they pass the propper tests and exams which in some cases will knock them back another US$ 5000 – 7000.
    ( http://funnynorwayfacts.blogspot.com/)
    This is awesome. I wish the world adopted this system and save millions of Lives.

    1. Thanx fro reading through my blog!! This is awesome, if trully the world adopted such kind of a system as you say, then we can trully save millions of lives. But think of it, how practical is it in countries like our dear Kenya, where almost everyone has a driving lisence, and people can easily bribe their way out after a trafiick offense???

  6. Nice, cozy and warm. Love the impressions on Norway. Will definitely follow up your latest updates. Cheers, Marleen

  7. Hi Patience.Been wondering where you went off to after disappearing from the airwaves,you used to make me tune in,now I know.All the best and GOD bless!

    1. Hey Criston, thank you for finding me! I am still on the airwaves, only that I am not on Kenyan airwaves. Thank you for being my fan, will be back to Kenya soon, hope to get back to the airwaves!! Stay well and God bless you too!!

  8. DONT WORRY AM TRYING TO USE BLEND OF LIT NORSKE OG ENGLESK
    JEG LIKE IT VELDIG MUCH WHEN I ONCE UPON HAPPEN TO RELATE AND TO EXCHANGE SOMETHING THAT ADDED VALUE WHEN I WAS CHOSEN TO VISIT OPPDAL,REROS,TRONDHEIM CITY AND BERGEN.IT WAS FIN AND GODT AND AM VERY GREATFULL FOR ALL THE CHALLENGES I LEARNT.
    NICE TIME AND ALL THE BESTS.
    KIND REGARDS
    JOHN OTIENO
    FRA KENIA.

    1. Greetings to you John, hope you are well. Thank you for your many comments at ago, so will reply to all of them at once. Good to know you were in Norge and learnt quite good Norsk. I am learning and been trying my best, I read and watch Norwegian movies without English Subs, that should be quite impressive. I can follow conversations to some extend before I get lost. Lets keep in touch, Når jeg er tilbake, kan vi snakke Norsk!! Ha en fin dag Otieno!

  9. yes swt heart,i wunt mind,when your back we can meet and speak norske and share some experiences.
    what about my apparent quis had asked? DONT YOU THINK WE CAN HAVE A FORUM WHERE WE CAN BLEND OF NORGE AND KENIA KULTUR EXCHANGE PROGRAM?IT COULD BE BETWEEN NORGE AND DAWIDA OR ANY PLACE OF YOUR CHOICE,NOW WE CAN HAVE IT PHYSICALLY OR OVER THE INTERNET,IT COULD I BELIEVE IF WE CAN SHARE OUR REACH DIVERSE KULTUR OG MANGE MER.
    WHATS YOUR TAKE IN THIS?OK SMILY DAG.BYE

  10. A Young man was getting ready to graduate from college. For many months he had admired a beautiful sports car in a dealer’s showroom, and knowing his father could well afford it, he told him that was all he wanted. As Graduation Day approached, the young man awaited signs that his father had purchased the car.

    Finally, on the morning of his graduation, his father called him into his private study. His father told him how proud he was to have such a fine son, and told him how much he loved him. He handed his son a beautiful wrapped gift box. Curious, but somewhat Disappointed, the young man opened the box and found a lovely, leather-bound Bible, with the young man’s name embossed in gold. Angrily, he raised his voice to his father and said, “With all your money you give me a Bible?”, and stormed out of the house, leaving the Bible.

    Many years passed and the young man was very successful in business. He had a beautiful home and wonderful family, but realized his father was very old, and thought perhaps he should go to him. He had not seen him since that graduation day. Before he could make arrangements, he received a Telegram telling him his father had passed away, and willed all of his possessions to his son. He needed to come home immediately and take care of things.

    When he arrived at his father’s house, sudden sadness and regret filled his heart. He began to search through his father’s important papers and saw the still new Bible, just as he had left it years ago. With tears, he opened the Bible and began to turn the pages. His father had carefully underlined a verse,

    Matt 7:11, “And if ye, being evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more

    shall your Heavenly father which is in heaven, give to those who ask Him?” As he read those words, a car key dropped from the back of the Bible. It had a tag with the dealer’s name, the same dealer who had the sports car he had desired. On the tag was the date of his graduation, and
    the words…PAID IN FULL.

    How many times do we miss God’s blessings because they are not packaged as we expected? I trust you enjoyed this. Pass it on to others. Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for…

    IF YOUR GIFT IS NOT PACKED THE WAY YOU WANT IT, IT’S BECAUSE IT IS BETTER PACKED THAT WAY! ALWAYS APPRECIATE LITTLE THINGS; THEY USUALLY LEAD YOU TO ATTACHMENTS!

  11. The Greatest Man in History

    J E S U S

    had no servants, yet they called Him

    M a s t e r.

    Had no degree, yet they called Him

    T e a c h e r.

    Had no medicines, yet they called Him

    H e a l e r.

    He had no army, yet

    Kings Feared Him.

    He won no military battles, yet

    He Conquered the World.

    He committed no crime, yet they crucified Him.

    He was buried in a tomb, yet

    He lives today.

    I feel honored to serve such a Leader who loves us!

    AND HE IS COMING AGAIN!!!!

    God Bless you in all you do.

  12. Hey Patience,

    Nice blog you have there!! Its so sad that I have discovered this blog today whereas I was in Norway from Jan to July this year, I really wish I would have discovered this blog much earlier, or even met you(if you are still in Norway). Anyway, keep on keeping on, Kjempebra jobbe!!

    1. Hey Muthoni,

      Very good to read from you. I hope you enjoyed your time in Norway. I did and yes, I miss being in Norway quite a lot. Thank you for reading my blog, please keep in touch.

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