Social Climbing With The Royals

This year’s Nobel Prize Awarding Ceremony was held yesterday with the usual fanfare at the Stockholm Concert Hall.

Speeches were made on behalf of the recipients, summarizing their work and showering them with accolades, followed by awarding of diplomas and medals by the King of Sweden himself, Carl XVI Gustaf.  And of course the prize award of 10 million Swedish Crowns (~USD 1.5 million), that is if the award is not shared, which they should find in their bank accounts.

It is not so well-known that the diplomas and medals are especially crafted by leading Swedish and Norwegian artists and calligraphers. Except for the physiology or medicine prize, which since 1965 had had a very minimalistic look, the diplomas for other disciplines have had accompanying artworks. Here are pictures of some of this year’s awarded diplomas:

Medicine or Physiology:

Physics:

Chemistry:

Literature:

And here is this year’s special Nobel “Whatever” Prize awarded to yours truly:

 

After the awarding ceremonies, the formal banquet was held at the Stockholm City Hall. There were 1,300 invited guests, consisting of the recipients and some members of their families, foreign dignitaries, especially the ones in the educational/research sector, some past nobel luminaries, many members of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, some 250 swedish university students selected via lottery and of course the royal family of Sweden.

Here I am striking a pose with them. Sorry for the Dior glasses. LOL.

Those who know are perhaps wondering where the hell is Prince Carl Philip?

Well who do you think was holding the camera?

D’oh!?!

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18 Responses to Social Climbing With The Royals

  1. Smek This! says:

    Wow! You should have changed your head with a king, he’s got more medals on his chest! LOLYou could have used that infamous black square visor to hide your Diors 🙂 TIC

  2. mogLi says:

    @Smek This: Hehehe,,,but I’d like to be beside the voluptuous Princess Madeleine than Queen Sylvia.

  3. Smek This! says:

    I knew you’d say that so I was prepared:Look at who’s Maddy looking at, and look at who’s she looking at …NOT! 🙂

  4. mogLi says:

    @Smek This: Hehehe…a funny picture of the royal family, indeed. Everyone looking at different directions. I didn’t notice that! I think Madde is exchanging glances with her mum, quiet excited that I was standing beside her. Not!

  5. mogLi says:

    Smek, I forgot to say that the bouncers at the city hall wouldn’t allow me to attend the party with my black visors. Dress code, they said. So I had to buy those Diors in the last minute from a street salesman. LOL!

  6. That must have been a good party! great post…

  7. Smek This! says:

    I can see clearly from Madeleine’s expression that she is thinking: Why do I always get to stand with a ‘Whatever’ prize winner. LOL!!!!BTW, I read that there was a person without a ticket at that party. 1 + 1 = Mogli 🙂

  8. mogLi says:

    @hypoglycemiagirl: Merci! 😉
    @Smek: Dammit man, you blew my cover again! Yes I was that party crasher! Säpo was in my apartment today looking for Madde’s underwear…*shock!*
    @Chris Thanks man! Great party it was! 😀

  9. Zhu says:

    I want a whatever award! After all, as I often say “oh well, whatever, nevermind…”:lol:

  10. maLen says:

    BORDS!!!!!!!!AMPFTTTT…ANAK KA NG ROYAL BLOOD OH!!!! PINASASAKIT MO ANG MGA KASU-KASUAN KO AT TALAGANG NAG LEVEL UP KA NA HA..HINDE KA NA NAKA-BLINDFOLD. SHADES IT IS!!! LOLCONGRATS SA NOBEL WHATEVER PRIZE. YOU SOOO DESERVE IT!! LOLKA-GWAFOOO JUD NIMO BORDS..PA KISS NGA!!!! SIGE NA!!! HAHAHAHA

  11. mogLi says:

    @Bords Malen: LOL! Thank you, thank you! Dior is the shit! hahaha! Heto…flying kiss na uli, sa noo!
    @Zhu: But of course I will gladly share you the prize! Hahaha!

  12. kimberly says:

    that cracks me up..your award and the pic…jeez!

  13. thess says:

    Ha ha ha! Nice entry Mogli!! Wicked wicked wicked! this has made my morning..thanks!have a good weekend!

  14. MOGLI says:

    @Thess: Thanks! Happy weekend back at you!
    @Kimberly: Cool you enjoyed ’em! 😀

  15. reyna elena says:

    HAHAHAHA!~!!! UBER!!!! You beat me in social climbing!!! HAHAHA

  16. cheh says:

    hahaha aliw ka talaga mogs!!lol

  17. mogLi says:

    @cheh: Thanks Cheh!
    @ReynaElena: LOLs! Naku honestly, amateur pa lang ako pag-dating dyan. I’m sure kung andito ka over-to-the-max ang social climbing mo sa palasyo nila! Hahaha! Ikaw pa rin syempre ang Queen of Social Climbing!

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