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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Ever Wonder How Are The Lives of the Women and Wives in Faroe Islands?

Local men in Faroe are increasingly seeking wives from afar their island- Philippines and women from Thailand in particular. But what is it like for the brides who left their hometown and started their whole new life living in a foreign island. It was winter time when Athaya Slaetalid, a native from Thailand. Moved to Faroe Island. She would just sit next to the heater all day. It is known that winter lasts for six months.     "People told me to go outside because the sun was shining but I just said: 'No! Leave me alone, I'm very cold.'"      Athaya admits that going back six years ago where she came first was not that easy at all. She met Jan thru his friend who had a business in Thailand.      Jan knew in advance that bringing his wife to this very different culture, weather and landscape would be challenging.  "I had my concerns, because everything she was leaving and everything she was coming to were opposites," he admits. "But knowing Athaya, I knew she would cope."  Bizarre food that Faroese people enjoyed. Their simple living still carries the shadow of the life of the vikings and the like.    FaroeFood and culture: Traditional Faroese food is mainly based on meat, seafood and potatoes and uses few fresh vegetables. Mutton of the Faroe sheep is the basis of many meals, and one of the most popular treats is skerpikjøt, well aged, wind-dried mutton, which is quite chewy. The drying shed, known as a hjallur, is a standard feature in many Faroese homes, particularly in the small towns and villages.      Other traditional foods are ræst kjøt (semi-dried mutton) and ræstur fiskur, matured fish. Another Faroese specialty is tvøst og spik, pilot whale meat and blubber. (A parallel meat/fat dish made with offal is garnatálg.) Meat and blubber from a pilot whale means food for a long time. Fresh fish also features strongly in the traditional local diet, as do seabirds, such as Faroese puffins, and their eggs. Dried fish is also commonly eaten.   Faroe means sheep. Its geographical location consist of majestic formation of islands. With the population of 50, 000 in 2106, the community is experiencing the shortage of women to marry.     ASIAN WIVES ,THEIR TESTIMONIES.  There are now more than 300 women from Thailand and Philippines living in the Faroes. It doesn't sound like a lot, but in a population of just 50,000 people they now make up the largest ethnic minority in these 18 islands, located between Norway and Iceland. Krongrak Jokladal felt isolated at first, too, when she arrived from Thailand. Her husband Trondur is a sailor and works away from home for several months at a time.   She started her own Thai massage salon in the centre of Torshavn. "You can't work regular hours with a baby, and although my parents-in-law help out with childcare, running the business myself means I can choose my hours," she says.  It's a far cry from Krongrak's previous job as head of an accountancy division in Thai local government.   But she is unusual in that she runs her own business. Even for many highly educated Asian women in the Faroes, the language barrier means they have to take lower-level work.   Kristjan and Bunlom Arnason   Kristjan Arnason recalls the effort his Thai wife Bunlom, who arrived in the Faroes in 2002, put into learning the language.  "After a long day at work she would sit reading the English-Faeroese dictionary," he says. "She was extraordinarily dedicated."  "I was lucky," Bunlom adds. "I told Kristjan that if I was moving here he had to find me a job. And he did, and I was working with Faeroese people in a hotel so I had to learn how to talk to them."     In the recent years Faroes have been experiencing a decline of their population for young people. These young people leaved in search of their education and eventually do not return. According to the Prime Minister Axel Johannesen, The Faroe now has a gender shortage with approximately 2,000 fewer women than men.    Asian women who had been married to Faroese men find their life challenging. The cultural differences from where they came from is dramatic to some, but to some it is a "no sweat " experience.  WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT FAROE ISLAND?  1.Faroe means sheep  2.The Faroe islands are an island group consisting of 18 major islands.  3. The islands are windy, cloudy and cool throughout the year with an average of 210 rainy or snowy days per year. 4. The Faroese are a self-governing community within the Kingdom of Denmark.  5.  The official language is English, but Gibraltar has its own peculiar dialect – a blend of English, Spanish, Genoese and local words. The common name for the dialect is 'llanito' and locals are known for passing seamlessly from English to Spanish at lightning speed.  6.  The levels of education in the Faroe Islands are primary, secondary and higher education. Most institutions are funded by the state; there are few private schools in the country. Education is compulsory for 9 years between the ages of 7 and 16.  7. Faroese people is dependent on Fishing and fish farming   8. Traditional Faroese food is mainly based on meat, seafood and potatoes and uses few fresh vegetables.  9. The biggest sport activity Faroese people enjoyed is football.   10. Faroese clothing are mainly made from wool.
Photo credit: BBC News   
Athaya Slaetalid with husband Jan and their son Jacob


Local men in Faroe are increasingly seeking wives from afar their island- Philippines and women from Thailand in particular. But what is it like for the brides who left their hometown and started their whole new life living in a foreign island.

It was winter time when Athaya Slaetalid, a native from Thailand. Moved to Faroe Island. She would just sit next to the heater all day. It is known that winter lasts for six months.


"People told me to go outside because the sun was shining but I just said: 'No! Leave me alone, I'm very cold.'" 



Athaya admits that going back six years ago where she came first was not that easy at all. She met Jan thru his friend who had a business in Thailand. 

Jan knew in advance that bringing his wife to this very different culture, weather and landscape would be challenging.
"I had my concerns, because everything she was leaving and everything she was coming to were opposites," he admits. "But knowing Athaya, I knew she would cope."
 








Living in Faroe Island

 Bizarre food that Faroese people enjoyed. Their simple living still carries the shadow of the life of the vikings and the like. 


Traditional Faroese food is mainly based on meat, seafood and potatoes and uses few fresh vegetables. Mutton of the Faroe sheep is the basis of many meals, and one of the most popular treats is skerpikjøt, well aged, wind-dried mutton, which is quite chewy. The drying shed, known as a hjallur, is a standard feature in many Faroese homes, particularly in the small towns and villages. 

Other traditional foods are ræst kjøt (semi-dried mutton) and ræstur fiskur, matured fish. Another Faroese specialty is tvøst og spik, pilot whale meat and blubber. (A parallel meat/fat dish made with offal is garnatálg.) Meat and blubber from a pilot whale means food for a long time. Fresh fish also features strongly in the traditional local diet, as do seabirds, such as Faroese puffins, and their eggs. Dried fish is also commonly eaten. 


Local men in Faroe are increasingly seeking wives from afar their island- Philippines and women from Thailand in particular. But what is it like for the brides who left their hometown and started their whole new life living in a foreign island. It was winter time when Athaya Slaetalid, a native from Thailand. Moved to Faroe Island. She would just sit next to the heater all day. It is known that winter lasts for six months.     "People told me to go outside because the sun was shining but I just said: 'No! Leave me alone, I'm very cold.'"      Athaya admits that going back six years ago where she came first was not that easy at all. She met Jan thru his friend who had a business in Thailand.      Jan knew in advance that bringing his wife to this very different culture, weather and landscape would be challenging.  "I had my concerns, because everything she was leaving and everything she was coming to were opposites," he admits. "But knowing Athaya, I knew she would cope."  Bizarre food that Faroese people enjoyed. Their simple living still carries the shadow of the life of the vikings and the like.    FaroeFood and culture: Traditional Faroese food is mainly based on meat, seafood and potatoes and uses few fresh vegetables. Mutton of the Faroe sheep is the basis of many meals, and one of the most popular treats is skerpikjøt, well aged, wind-dried mutton, which is quite chewy. The drying shed, known as a hjallur, is a standard feature in many Faroese homes, particularly in the small towns and villages.      Other traditional foods are ræst kjøt (semi-dried mutton) and ræstur fiskur, matured fish. Another Faroese specialty is tvøst og spik, pilot whale meat and blubber. (A parallel meat/fat dish made with offal is garnatálg.) Meat and blubber from a pilot whale means food for a long time. Fresh fish also features strongly in the traditional local diet, as do seabirds, such as Faroese puffins, and their eggs. Dried fish is also commonly eaten.   Faroe means sheep. Its geographical location consist of majestic formation of islands. With the population of 50, 000 in 2106, the community is experiencing the shortage of women to marry.     ASIAN WIVES ,THEIR TESTIMONIES.  There are now more than 300 women from Thailand and Philippines living in the Faroes. It doesn't sound like a lot, but in a population of just 50,000 people they now make up the largest ethnic minority in these 18 islands, located between Norway and Iceland. Krongrak Jokladal felt isolated at first, too, when she arrived from Thailand. Her husband Trondur is a sailor and works away from home for several months at a time.   She started her own Thai massage salon in the centre of Torshavn. "You can't work regular hours with a baby, and although my parents-in-law help out with childcare, running the business myself means I can choose my hours," she says.  It's a far cry from Krongrak's previous job as head of an accountancy division in Thai local government.   But she is unusual in that she runs her own business. Even for many highly educated Asian women in the Faroes, the language barrier means they have to take lower-level work.   Kristjan and Bunlom Arnason   Kristjan Arnason recalls the effort his Thai wife Bunlom, who arrived in the Faroes in 2002, put into learning the language.  "After a long day at work she would sit reading the English-Faeroese dictionary," he says. "She was extraordinarily dedicated."  "I was lucky," Bunlom adds. "I told Kristjan that if I was moving here he had to find me a job. And he did, and I was working with Faeroese people in a hotel so I had to learn how to talk to them."     In the recent years Faroes have been experiencing a decline of their population for young people. These young people leaved in search of their education and eventually do not return. According to the Prime Minister Axel Johannesen, The Faroe now has a gender shortage with approximately 2,000 fewer women than men.    Asian women who had been married to Faroese men find their life challenging. The cultural differences from where they came from is dramatic to some, but to some it is a "no sweat " experience.  WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT FAROE ISLAND?  1.Faroe means sheep  2.The Faroe islands are an island group consisting of 18 major islands.  3. The islands are windy, cloudy and cool throughout the year with an average of 210 rainy or snowy days per year. 4. The Faroese are a self-governing community within the Kingdom of Denmark.  5.  The official language is English, but Gibraltar has its own peculiar dialect – a blend of English, Spanish, Genoese and local words. The common name for the dialect is 'llanito' and locals are known for passing seamlessly from English to Spanish at lightning speed.  6.  The levels of education in the Faroe Islands are primary, secondary and higher education. Most institutions are funded by the state; there are few private schools in the country. Education is compulsory for 9 years between the ages of 7 and 16.  7. Faroese people is dependent on Fishing and fish farming   8. Traditional Faroese food is mainly based on meat, seafood and potatoes and uses few fresh vegetables.  9. The biggest sport activity Faroese people enjoyed is football.   10. Faroese clothing are mainly made from wool.

 Photo credit: Johanna Hietanen is a wedding photographer and a blogger.

Faroe means sheep. Its geographical location consist of majestic formation of islands.
With the population of 50, 000 in 2106, the community is experiencing the shortage of women to marry.

ASIAN WIVES ,THEIR TESTIMONIES.

There are now more than 300 women from Thailand and Philippines living in the Faroes. It doesn't sound like a lot, but in a population of just 50,000 people they now make up the largest ethnic minority in these 18 islands, located between Norway and Iceland.

Local men in Faroe are increasingly seeking wives from afar their island- Philippines and women from Thailand in particular. But what is it like for the brides who left their hometown and started their whole new life living in a foreign island. It was winter time when Athaya Slaetalid, a native from Thailand. Moved to Faroe Island. She would just sit next to the heater all day. It is known that winter lasts for six months.     "People told me to go outside because the sun was shining but I just said: 'No! Leave me alone, I'm very cold.'"      Athaya admits that going back six years ago where she came first was not that easy at all. She met Jan thru his friend who had a business in Thailand.      Jan knew in advance that bringing his wife to this very different culture, weather and landscape would be challenging.  "I had my concerns, because everything she was leaving and everything she was coming to were opposites," he admits. "But knowing Athaya, I knew she would cope."  Bizarre food that Faroese people enjoyed. Their simple living still carries the shadow of the life of the vikings and the like.    FaroeFood and culture: Traditional Faroese food is mainly based on meat, seafood and potatoes and uses few fresh vegetables. Mutton of the Faroe sheep is the basis of many meals, and one of the most popular treats is skerpikjøt, well aged, wind-dried mutton, which is quite chewy. The drying shed, known as a hjallur, is a standard feature in many Faroese homes, particularly in the small towns and villages.      Other traditional foods are ræst kjøt (semi-dried mutton) and ræstur fiskur, matured fish. Another Faroese specialty is tvøst og spik, pilot whale meat and blubber. (A parallel meat/fat dish made with offal is garnatálg.) Meat and blubber from a pilot whale means food for a long time. Fresh fish also features strongly in the traditional local diet, as do seabirds, such as Faroese puffins, and their eggs. Dried fish is also commonly eaten.   Faroe means sheep. Its geographical location consist of majestic formation of islands. With the population of 50, 000 in 2106, the community is experiencing the shortage of women to marry.     ASIAN WIVES ,THEIR TESTIMONIES.  There are now more than 300 women from Thailand and Philippines living in the Faroes. It doesn't sound like a lot, but in a population of just 50,000 people they now make up the largest ethnic minority in these 18 islands, located between Norway and Iceland. Krongrak Jokladal felt isolated at first, too, when she arrived from Thailand. Her husband Trondur is a sailor and works away from home for several months at a time.   She started her own Thai massage salon in the centre of Torshavn. "You can't work regular hours with a baby, and although my parents-in-law help out with childcare, running the business myself means I can choose my hours," she says.  It's a far cry from Krongrak's previous job as head of an accountancy division in Thai local government.   But she is unusual in that she runs her own business. Even for many highly educated Asian women in the Faroes, the language barrier means they have to take lower-level work.   Kristjan and Bunlom Arnason   Kristjan Arnason recalls the effort his Thai wife Bunlom, who arrived in the Faroes in 2002, put into learning the language.  "After a long day at work she would sit reading the English-Faeroese dictionary," he says. "She was extraordinarily dedicated."  "I was lucky," Bunlom adds. "I told Kristjan that if I was moving here he had to find me a job. And he did, and I was working with Faeroese people in a hotel so I had to learn how to talk to them."     In the recent years Faroes have been experiencing a decline of their population for young people. These young people leaved in search of their education and eventually do not return. According to the Prime Minister Axel Johannesen, The Faroe now has a gender shortage with approximately 2,000 fewer women than men.    Asian women who had been married to Faroese men find their life challenging. The cultural differences from where they came from is dramatic to some, but to some it is a "no sweat " experience.  WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT FAROE ISLAND?  1.Faroe means sheep  2.The Faroe islands are an island group consisting of 18 major islands.  3. The islands are windy, cloudy and cool throughout the year with an average of 210 rainy or snowy days per year. 4. The Faroese are a self-governing community within the Kingdom of Denmark.  5.  The official language is English, but Gibraltar has its own peculiar dialect – a blend of English, Spanish, Genoese and local words. The common name for the dialect is 'llanito' and locals are known for passing seamlessly from English to Spanish at lightning speed.  6.  The levels of education in the Faroe Islands are primary, secondary and higher education. Most institutions are funded by the state; there are few private schools in the country. Education is compulsory for 9 years between the ages of 7 and 16.  7. Faroese people is dependent on Fishing and fish farming   8. Traditional Faroese food is mainly based on meat, seafood and potatoes and uses few fresh vegetables.  9. The biggest sport activity Faroese people enjoyed is football.   10. Faroese clothing are mainly made from wool.


Photo inlet: Krongrak Joklada
Krongrak Jokladal felt isolated at first, too, when she arrived from Thailand. Her husband Trondur is a sailor and works away from home for several months at a time. 
She started her own Thai massage salon in the centre of Torshavn. "You can't work regular hours with a baby, and although my parents-in-law help out with childcare, running the business myself means I can choose my hours," she says.
It's a far cry from Krongrak's previous job as head of an accountancy division in Thai local government.
 But she is unusual in that she runs her own business. Even for many highly educated Asian women in the Faroes, the language barrier means they have to take lower-level work.


Local men in Faroe are increasingly seeking wives from afar their island- Philippines and women from Thailand in particular. But what is it like for the brides who left their hometown and started their whole new life living in a foreign island. It was winter time when Athaya Slaetalid, a native from Thailand. Moved to Faroe Island. She would just sit next to the heater all day. It is known that winter lasts for six months.     "People told me to go outside because the sun was shining but I just said: 'No! Leave me alone, I'm very cold.'"      Athaya admits that going back six years ago where she came first was not that easy at all. She met Jan thru his friend who had a business in Thailand.      Jan knew in advance that bringing his wife to this very different culture, weather and landscape would be challenging.  "I had my concerns, because everything she was leaving and everything she was coming to were opposites," he admits. "But knowing Athaya, I knew she would cope."  Bizarre food that Faroese people enjoyed. Their simple living still carries the shadow of the life of the vikings and the like.    FaroeFood and culture: Traditional Faroese food is mainly based on meat, seafood and potatoes and uses few fresh vegetables. Mutton of the Faroe sheep is the basis of many meals, and one of the most popular treats is skerpikjøt, well aged, wind-dried mutton, which is quite chewy. The drying shed, known as a hjallur, is a standard feature in many Faroese homes, particularly in the small towns and villages.      Other traditional foods are ræst kjøt (semi-dried mutton) and ræstur fiskur, matured fish. Another Faroese specialty is tvøst og spik, pilot whale meat and blubber. (A parallel meat/fat dish made with offal is garnatálg.) Meat and blubber from a pilot whale means food for a long time. Fresh fish also features strongly in the traditional local diet, as do seabirds, such as Faroese puffins, and their eggs. Dried fish is also commonly eaten.   Faroe means sheep. Its geographical location consist of majestic formation of islands. With the population of 50, 000 in 2106, the community is experiencing the shortage of women to marry.     ASIAN WIVES ,THEIR TESTIMONIES.  There are now more than 300 women from Thailand and Philippines living in the Faroes. It doesn't sound like a lot, but in a population of just 50,000 people they now make up the largest ethnic minority in these 18 islands, located between Norway and Iceland. Krongrak Jokladal felt isolated at first, too, when she arrived from Thailand. Her husband Trondur is a sailor and works away from home for several months at a time.   She started her own Thai massage salon in the centre of Torshavn. "You can't work regular hours with a baby, and although my parents-in-law help out with childcare, running the business myself means I can choose my hours," she says.  It's a far cry from Krongrak's previous job as head of an accountancy division in Thai local government.   But she is unusual in that she runs her own business. Even for many highly educated Asian women in the Faroes, the language barrier means they have to take lower-level work.   Kristjan and Bunlom Arnason   Kristjan Arnason recalls the effort his Thai wife Bunlom, who arrived in the Faroes in 2002, put into learning the language.  "After a long day at work she would sit reading the English-Faeroese dictionary," he says. "She was extraordinarily dedicated."  "I was lucky," Bunlom adds. "I told Kristjan that if I was moving here he had to find me a job. And he did, and I was working with Faeroese people in a hotel so I had to learn how to talk to them."     In the recent years Faroes have been experiencing a decline of their population for young people. These young people leaved in search of their education and eventually do not return. According to the Prime Minister Axel Johannesen, The Faroe now has a gender shortage with approximately 2,000 fewer women than men.    Asian women who had been married to Faroese men find their life challenging. The cultural differences from where they came from is dramatic to some, but to some it is a "no sweat " experience.  WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT FAROE ISLAND?  1.Faroe means sheep  2.The Faroe islands are an island group consisting of 18 major islands.  3. The islands are windy, cloudy and cool throughout the year with an average of 210 rainy or snowy days per year. 4. The Faroese are a self-governing community within the Kingdom of Denmark.  5.  The official language is English, but Gibraltar has its own peculiar dialect – a blend of English, Spanish, Genoese and local words. The common name for the dialect is 'llanito' and locals are known for passing seamlessly from English to Spanish at lightning speed.  6.  The levels of education in the Faroe Islands are primary, secondary and higher education. Most institutions are funded by the state; there are few private schools in the country. Education is compulsory for 9 years between the ages of 7 and 16.  7. Faroese people is dependent on Fishing and fish farming   8. Traditional Faroese food is mainly based on meat, seafood and potatoes and uses few fresh vegetables.  9. The biggest sport activity Faroese people enjoyed is football.   10. Faroese clothing are mainly made from wool.
Photo credit :BBC News
   Kristjan and Bunlom Arnason 
Kristjan Arnason recalls the effort his Thai wife Bunlom, who arrived in the Faroes in 2002, put into learning the language.
"After a long day at work she would sit reading the English-Faeroese dictionary," he says. "She was extraordinarily dedicated."
"I was lucky," Bunlom adds. "I told Kristjan that if I was moving here he had to find me a job. And he did, and I was working with Faeroese people in a hotel so I had to learn how to talk to them."


In the recent years Faroes have been experiencing a decline of their population for young people. These young people leaved in search of their education and eventually do not return. According to the Prime Minister Axel Johannesen, The Faroe now has a gender shortage with approximately 2,000 fewer women than men. 
 Asian women who had been married to Faroese men find their life challenging. The cultural differences from where they came from is dramatic to some, but to some it is a "no sweat " experience. 
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Antonette is originally from Philippines. She did not experience any discrimination from the natives. 
"People here are friendly, I've never experienced any negative reactions to my being a foreigner. I lived in metro Manila and there we worried about traffic and pollution and crime. Here we don't need to worry about locking the house, and things like healthcare and education are free. At home we have to pay. And here you can just call spontaneously at someone's house, it's not formal. For me, it feels like the Philippines in that way."
 
Source: BBC News

Local men in Faroe are increasingly seeking wives from afar their island- Philippines and women from Thailand in particular. But what is it like for the brides who left their hometown and started their whole new life living in a foreign island. It was winter time when Athaya Slaetalid, a native from Thailand. Moved to Faroe Island. She would just sit next to the heater all day. It is known that winter lasts for six months.     "People told me to go outside because the sun was shining but I just said: 'No! Leave me alone, I'm very cold.'"      Athaya admits that going back six years ago where she came first was not that easy at all. She met Jan thru his friend who had a business in Thailand.      Jan knew in advance that bringing his wife to this very different culture, weather and landscape would be challenging.  "I had my concerns, because everything she was leaving and everything she was coming to were opposites," he admits. "But knowing Athaya, I knew she would cope."  Bizarre food that Faroese people enjoyed. Their simple living still carries the shadow of the life of the vikings and the like.    FaroeFood and culture: Traditional Faroese food is mainly based on meat, seafood and potatoes and uses few fresh vegetables. Mutton of the Faroe sheep is the basis of many meals, and one of the most popular treats is skerpikjøt, well aged, wind-dried mutton, which is quite chewy. The drying shed, known as a hjallur, is a standard feature in many Faroese homes, particularly in the small towns and villages.      Other traditional foods are ræst kjøt (semi-dried mutton) and ræstur fiskur, matured fish. Another Faroese specialty is tvøst og spik, pilot whale meat and blubber. (A parallel meat/fat dish made with offal is garnatálg.) Meat and blubber from a pilot whale means food for a long time. Fresh fish also features strongly in the traditional local diet, as do seabirds, such as Faroese puffins, and their eggs. Dried fish is also commonly eaten.   Faroe means sheep. Its geographical location consist of majestic formation of islands. With the population of 50, 000 in 2106, the community is experiencing the shortage of women to marry.     ASIAN WIVES ,THEIR TESTIMONIES.  There are now more than 300 women from Thailand and Philippines living in the Faroes. It doesn't sound like a lot, but in a population of just 50,000 people they now make up the largest ethnic minority in these 18 islands, located between Norway and Iceland. Krongrak Jokladal felt isolated at first, too, when she arrived from Thailand. Her husband Trondur is a sailor and works away from home for several months at a time.   She started her own Thai massage salon in the centre of Torshavn. "You can't work regular hours with a baby, and although my parents-in-law help out with childcare, running the business myself means I can choose my hours," she says.  It's a far cry from Krongrak's previous job as head of an accountancy division in Thai local government.   But she is unusual in that she runs her own business. Even for many highly educated Asian women in the Faroes, the language barrier means they have to take lower-level work.   Kristjan and Bunlom Arnason   Kristjan Arnason recalls the effort his Thai wife Bunlom, who arrived in the Faroes in 2002, put into learning the language.  "After a long day at work she would sit reading the English-Faeroese dictionary," he says. "She was extraordinarily dedicated."  "I was lucky," Bunlom adds. "I told Kristjan that if I was moving here he had to find me a job. And he did, and I was working with Faeroese people in a hotel so I had to learn how to talk to them."     In the recent years Faroes have been experiencing a decline of their population for young people. These young people leaved in search of their education and eventually do not return. According to the Prime Minister Axel Johannesen, The Faroe now has a gender shortage with approximately 2,000 fewer women than men.    Asian women who had been married to Faroese men find their life challenging. The cultural differences from where they came from is dramatic to some, but to some it is a "no sweat " experience.  WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT FAROE ISLAND?  1.Faroe means sheep  2.The Faroe islands are an island group consisting of 18 major islands.  3. The islands are windy, cloudy and cool throughout the year with an average of 210 rainy or snowy days per year. 4. The Faroese are a self-governing community within the Kingdom of Denmark.  5.  The official language is English, but Gibraltar has its own peculiar dialect – a blend of English, Spanish, Genoese and local words. The common name for the dialect is 'llanito' and locals are known for passing seamlessly from English to Spanish at lightning speed.  6.  The levels of education in the Faroe Islands are primary, secondary and higher education. Most institutions are funded by the state; there are few private schools in the country. Education is compulsory for 9 years between the ages of 7 and 16.  7. Faroese people is dependent on Fishing and fish farming   8. Traditional Faroese food is mainly based on meat, seafood and potatoes and uses few fresh vegetables.  9. The biggest sport activity Faroese people enjoyed is football.   10. Faroese clothing are mainly made from wool.
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WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT FAROE ISLAND?
1.Faroe means sheep.
2.The Faroe islands are an island group consisting of 18 major islands.
3. The islands are windy, cloudy and cool throughout the year with an average of 210 rainy or snowy days per year.
4. The Faroese are a self-governing community within the Kingdom of Denmark.
5.  The official language is English, but Gibraltar has its own peculiar dialect – a blend of English, Spanish, Genoese and local words. The common name for the dialect is 'llanito' and locals are known for passing seamlessly from English to Spanish at lightning speed.
6.  The levels of education in the Faroe Islands are primary, secondary and higher education. Most institutions are funded by the state; there are few private schools in the country. Education is compulsory for 9 years between the ages of 7 and 16.
7. Faroese people is dependent on Fishing and fish farming 
8. Traditional Faroese food is mainly based on meat, seafood and potatoes and uses few fresh vegetables.
9. The biggest sport activity Faroese people enjoyed is football. 
10. Faroese clothing are mainly made from wool.

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 Faroes island, is an island situated between Iceland and Norway. With its 50,000 population as of year 20165, scarcity of women dropped to 2000 less than men. Men who are anxious of getting married has one big problem, not finances but women. To the men of this island they are seeking wives from the likes of the Philippines and other Southeast Asian countries.  Ways of the Faroese men  to widen their search for romantic relationship are getting into into online dating, social media , and some are clinging to their own relatives who are married to foreigners.  One reason of the number of Faroese women depletion is that I search of education , and eventually not returning. Most of the ones who left are settling abroad, according to Prime Minister Axel Johannesen. It is believed for the tourist and first timer, culture shock is significant  In contrary, Antonette Egholm, originally from the Philippines, told Tim Ecott of BBC about her experience of moving to Faroe, she believed that she hasn’t encountered any racism issues.  She said ““People here are friendly,” she explains, adding that, “I’ve never experienced any negative reactions to my being a foreigner. I lived in Metro Manila and there we worried about traffic and pollution and crime. Here we don’t need to worry about locking the house, and things like healthcare and education are free. At home we have to pay. And here you can just call spontaneously at someone’s house, it’s not formal. For me, it feels like the Philippines in that way.” which is also supported by her husband Regin.  He believes that when he said “We actually need fresh blood here,” he adds, “I like seeing so many children now who have mixed parentage. Our gene pool is very restricted, and it’s got to be a good thing that we welcome outsiders who can have families.” Their relationship was not as easy as it was thought because  sometimes they experienced jokes from his friends that what they have had started from a “mail order bride” site. Regin denied it.

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