Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Multicultural Baby Shower

This past Saturday I had the joy of attending a baby shower for one of my Indian friends. But what was even more fun was how international it was.
We had people from four different continents attending the shower. There were even more languages spoken.

One of the interesting moments came when a man from India (yes, both females and males were present at the shower) came to tell me that he had lived in Sweden. Somehow another man heard us talking and came over speaking Swedish! He was not even from Sweden, but from Africa! I was trying really hard to recall any Swedish, but unfortunately, none came to my mind--except: Va heter dej? (=What is your name?) So sad when years of language learning disappear from lack of practice.

Nevertheless, what a fun way to spend time on Saturday afternoon!


  1. I love the meetings when the unexpected connections pop up. Your exclamation marks speak of the surprise moment so well.

    1. Terje, I have to admit, I love using exclamation marks!

  2. Wow, isn't it great to have a room full of people from all over the world...I bet it was very interesting to say the least!

  3. Reminded of Thanksgiving when both sides of the family plus friends came together, and so many found connections. I love when these times occur. It would be nice in a classroom, too, discovering others interests and abilities.


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