Thursday, May 31, 2007

quote of the day

"Americans have different ways of saying things. They say 'elevator', we say 'lift'... they say 'President', we say 'stupid psychopathic git'."

Alexai Sayle

day off

I allowed myself a day without studying.
The weather was bad.
I was tired.
I watched Grey's Anatomy.
Six episodes.
In a row.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

one done

I finally finished one assignment for my finance course. It took a while. And it's only worth one fifth of the grade, wonder how long next exam will take since that one counts for 40 %. I've heard it's not that easy. Not what I want to hear.
Can't they just pass me. I only need the points from the course so I fulfill the requirements for getting the study allowances. Do I have to learn something as well?


This was a great vacation. At an island with great water, white sand.
And basically no tourists. Perfect.

Monday, May 28, 2007


What was that?

Interesting post. Not much going on around here. Maybe I've got some better thoughts to write about tomorrow.

I doubt that.
Good night.

i love cheesecake

Yesterday I baked a cheesecake. It was mother's day but I'm also trying to find a recipe of a cheesecake that is similar to the one I've had at Coffee Bean in Singapore. It's delish! I'm forever comparing every cheesecake I'm trying to that one. It had similar texture but not the same taste, but I'm heading in the right direction. I should get to know someone at Coffee Bean so I can get the recipe. Or is someone up for some insider trading? Anyone?

Sunday, May 27, 2007

no more pashminas and woolen socks

There's not much going on around here. Not much at all. Just trying to study. It's going a little bit better but it's always difficult when it's a new subject. I thought I would like finance, but I don't think it's something for me. We'll see when I've actually finished the course.

At least the weather is getting better, there's sunshine and about 20 degrees now. And after three weeks I've finally gotten used to the weather so now I'm not freezing as much anymore. Hopefully I don't have to wear my thick socks and scarves indoors.


Happy mother's day mom!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007


Yeay. It's time. I've been waiting for this for a long time. I've missed it. The day has come and I'm gonna watch Grey's Anatomy and catch up with what I've missed. One of the few TV series I actually follow and in Singapore we didn't have a TV (and no ability to download...). Nobody tells me what have happened!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

my home is where my bed is

Always when coming home to the house where I grew up, I never feel really at home. I guess it somehow changed a little when I moved to Jkpg and my sister took my room. So every time I come home to visit my family I have to stay in my sister's old room with furniture and stuff that I don't really like. The thing is that I took a lot of my things with me when I moved so I don't even have my own bed her (I miss my big, lovely bed that is 140 cm wide and now I have to make do with a 90 cm one...). It's like coming home to something that's not longer your home. You feel it so much more when you don't have your old room and your things there. It's just a place where you stay for a while. However, today I did some small changes so it feels a little bit better. I have new curtains and I cleaned out the room and threw out all the crap that wasn't my crap.

Still, I just have my apartment in mind. My place. With all my things. And my lovely bed.

Monday, May 21, 2007

spice girls

Me and the girls. The last week in Singapore.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

same same

It was nice to see Jkpg again and going out to Club Caj, but only okay I guess. It's not that I'm stuck-up and don't appreciate Sweden, but when you been traveling and seen what the world has to offer, then Sweden lacks many things. I don't know if you understand it unless you have experienced it yourself. It's like you're looking forward to going back to your home country after being abroad for a longer amount of time. But then when you come home, everything just falls flat. Maybe it just takes a while before I get used to being back in Sweden. Otherwise I hope it doesn't take long until I'm somewhere else in the world experiencing something new.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

change in environment

Once again in Jönköping. The bus took for ever. I didn't even find the 10h flight from Singapore that boring and uncomfortable. Everything looks the same (except the new big movie theater). It was fun to see J again, i realized that I haven't met her in almost one year know.

I hadn't heard anything from my tutor that I wanted to meet. I even wrote that I needed a reply on Wednesday since I needed book the ticket. No reply. I decided late last night to go anyway. This morning I saw a reply, he can meet me on Friday. Annoying people that can't reply in time. Good that I went anyway.

So tonight we are heading out to Club Caj. There are not that many friends in town since everybody is abroad, but hopefully it will be fun anyway.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

change in plans

Well. Another unproductive day. (Sorry for the repeating topic...) But I did manage to go to mum's job to work-out, swim and sleep in the sauna. I needed to something else than just sit around the house.

I think I'm giving in on the finance assignment that was supposed to be handed in this weekend. It's difficult since it's assignment two and I haven't even done assignment one. I'll give the re-exam a try.

And since I'm not doing the assignment, I might go to Jönköping on Thursday. (Hmm... I wonder what I actually decided on first, skipping the assignment or going to Jkpg?)

Monday, May 14, 2007

in need of 'the man of motivation'

I don't really know what's wrong. Just feeling apathetic. Been sitting at the table the whole day surrounded by all my finance stuff. All I do is either stare out the window or reading something at the internet. There is always something to do on the net if you have something important to do, reading blogs, news, and everything you can imagine and that's what I did today.

It was the same in Singapore, no motivation at all to study. I'm actually surprised that I passed all my courses. You just don't put any effort into it when you know that 'they do not fail exchange students'. But it's not the same here. I really need to pass this finance course. I have the pressure on me, but I can't seem to bother. It's not like something else is occupying me as in Singapore were something fun was always going on. I have all the time in the world here.

I need to get a grip. But how?

typical monday

This is not good. I'm doing everything but studying. Finance is boring.
Who took my mojo? Can't find it. I really need it.
And it's raining. That makes you even more depressed.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

bad weekend

The Ark didn't win the Eurovision Song Contest.
Sweden lost the semi-final against Canada in the ice hockey World Championship.
And they couldn't beat Russia for the bronze.
I was happy that Finland won over USA since I am half Finnish.
But unfortunately they couldn't beat Canada either so they ended up with the silver. At least that's something, better than Sweden.
I was supposed to study Finance, but that didn't happen. Got stuck with the first question.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

bad day

The Ark didn't make it. We didn't even qualify for the finals next year. But I can tell you this:
  • It's not The Ark's fault: they are still the best!
  • I did like the song from Serbia.
  • There were many crappy songs in the contest this year.
  • I'm surprised that France and UK actually got some points.
  • I'm glad that the people dressed in tinfoil from Ukraine didn't win.

hoping for the ark

Crap. (Excuse me for the bad language) We lost the semi-final in the World Championship of ice hockey. I guess we just have to hope for a bronze, it will be tough though to meet the Russians. But I still remember the golds' from last year, both the Olympic gold and the World Championship gold medals.

Now we have to put our faith in The Ark instead in the Eurovision Song Contest. Lets hope for the best. But the damn (sorry again...) Eastern European countries, will they give us any votes?

my country

It's always nice to read about how good Sweden are. =)

Although I rather be somewhere else right now.


It's cold. I'm sitting here wrapped in a blanket and woollen socks trying to study finance. The weather you see through the window can be decieving. The sun is shining letting you think that it's so nice and warm outside, I wish I could just put on my bikini and go outside like I did in Singapore. But no. Here it's only nine degrees. Stupid Swedish weather.

Friday, May 11, 2007


Not enjoying it. Being tired everyday. I sleep enough an still I have to take a nap during the day. Have a lot to do but no energy to do them. Frustrating.

Have to read for my finance course, but it's always difficult to stay awake when reading course literature. Then imagine trying to study when being jetlagged.

Thursday, May 10, 2007


Trying a new one out. This time in English.
My other blog is