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Giant mirrors bring winter sun to Norwegian village

Three giant mirrors erected on the mountainside above Rjukan, Norway, reflect sunshine towards the center of the town, on October 18. AFP

Residents of a remote village nestled in a steep-sided valley in southern Norway are about to enjoy winter sunlight for the first time ever thanks to giant mirrors.

Posted: October 28th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

The witches at the ‘Gates of Hell’: Norway’s darkest hour

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Four centuries ago in the remote Norwegian Arctic, a region known as the “Gates of Hell” for its harsh climes, dozens of women were prosecuted for witchcraft and killed.

Posted: July 6th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Norwegian father of ‘The Scream’ finally recognized at home

A man takes a photo of the painting 'Puberty', part of "Munch 150", an exhibition of a large number of works by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, to celebrate the upcoming 150th anniversary of his birth, at a preview, in Oslo, Norway, Friday May 31, 2013. The exhibition is said to be the most comprehensive collection of his works ever. AP

Long neglected at home, Edvard Munch is finally to get his due as Norway honors one of its greatest artists with the most comprehensive retrospective ever to mark the 150th anniversary of his birth.

Posted: June 1st, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Married to Norway


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The Ambassador of Norway Knut Solem hosted a reception at the Manila Room of Marco Polo Plaza Hotel to install Candice Gotianuy as the honorary Norwegian consul in Cebu. Her territory also covers Negros Oriental.

Posted: May 26th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Salmon, shrimps, fish, crab–a festival of Norwegian bounty


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SALMON from Norway was introduced into the Japanese sushi menu.

It was years ago in Iloilo when I learned about how Norway and the Philippines were connected. It was at a resort where we ate the specialties of the province. On the beach, instead of swimmers, were a group of lifesavers. It was explained that those were students at John B. Lacson Maritime School, and the school was in partnership with Norway’s maritime industry.

Posted: May 16th, 2013 in Columns,Food,Photos & Videos | Read More »

How Teng Roma chased the northern lights in Norway

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With wanderlust in his blood, businessman-hairdresser Vicente “Teng” Roma travels literally to the ends of the earth, especially when he marks a milestone.

Posted: August 4th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

Norway butter shortage threatens Christmas treats

An acute butter shortage in Norway, one of the world’s richest countries, has left people worrying how to bake their Christmas goodies with store shelves emptied and prices through the roof.

Posted: December 13th, 2011 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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