Goodbye Nils Frode Steen Aksnes. What's the Lesson From This Death?

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In recent articles and you can read about the death of the Norwegian Nils Frode Steen Aksnes.  I believe I never met him, but I know he spent time near Dumaguete.

These stories make me wonder.  Foreigners are strange, you know!  We're here partly because we didn't fit in at home.  But he hold people hostage? Did he hogtie a girl and stuff her in the closet, either before or after ordering the girl to undress?  I have no idea.  Was he drinking?  Not clever, even if innocent.  On the other hand, are foreigners violent?  I haven't met many who I'd describe that way.  It's true that many foreigners can get angry, especially when confronted by what seems unjust.  But violent?  I've heard of a few who have made mistakes and hit people.  But tried to kill anyone?  I just don't know.  I doubt in any case that to find himself declared dead on arrival from knife wounds was what the man had in mind when he made the trip from Norway so many years ago.

Another rich death

Why all the morbid news?  Here today I came across this article about another foreigner, this time a Belgian, whose body and story have been decaying for two years here in Dumaguete.  Maybe this website should be called Philippines dying.  I hope there's some lighter news soon!

Some history


This norwegian raped a 16-year old girl back in Norway.

When he got out of prison he violently attacked his own family.

He had good looks as young, but his drugs and mental problems made life difficult.

Some people says they are not surprised by his death.

[In email to moderator, the following link added: Translation:

Also note there are additional liks at the bottom of the article to other articles.]

ooh that's nasty

Thanks for the background information.  It pretty much speaks for itself, doesn't it!  Maybe one lesson is to remember that someone who does not seem violent in public might at other times be violent (though I never met this particular man in any case).

Hitting is Violent

Hitting people is violent. :)

Someone how I missed the story of this guy back when it happend. Another wonderful piece of work.  Only two foreigners killed in Cebu in 2009 and one of them had it coming.

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