What an eventful and effective Monday! Started with class at 9.15.. that wasn't so exciting though, getting up so early ugh. This semester I'm leaving my usual campus and enter the Global Institute campus that's about 1km away from the Political Science one. But it means I have to take a totally different tram that takes me 20 minutes more to arrive :( After class we had a 'student led' seminar. Which basically means no teachers/profs, just students that are supposed to discuss the readings/lecture for an hour after each class. The students are divided into two groups, meaning that we should have been about 9 persons at the seminar. 3 of us showed up, and it ended with discussing Trump and other bs. After that (in)effective seminar I had to go to the other campus (Political Science one) for a Student Group Meeting, for which I am the President this year mohaha. #misstrumpwannabee. So the meeting was mostly to discuss our upcoming student trip to Vienna. Then I stayed for a while to chat. After school I went to gym for a reeeeally quick workout (as I am still sick.. getting sick of being sick now!), and then also took the opportunity to tan a bit. Now I'm home, yaay. Spent an hour or so to check out some cruises for the summer that I might do and then finally had my lunch at 6pm. So, for the rest of the day I'll probably summit my 'home exercise' for class and then spend rest of the evening with .. hmm, I really don't know yet. Maybe reading a book I started with yesterday.
Thanks for all the Birthday wishes. Had a lovely day giving the circumstances (that I'm still sick). Started the day with gym and then we celebrated my birthday according to my choice of restaurant, which was a Vietnamese one in the city where I had PHOOOO. And I got some reeeally lovely presents from my family, boyfriend and his sisters. Finally got a watch which I had been waiting for. Now I can discretely check time during classes mohaha.
And now I'm 22! Remember my last birthday when I was in Singapore. Just got there so didn't celebrate much but my dear friend Hannah got me a cake, thanks again hihi :)
Wondering what I've been up to lately? I know it has been a while since my last post, but I have my reasons. First, I haven't really had so many interesting events to blog about. Just the usual stuff, and oh well the holidays. Sadly I was sick during most part of it. Got some flue just before New Years Eve and that's how I spent the first week of this year. Also, I have managed to lose my memory card for the camera.. with ALL of the pictures from last year :( From Singapore, Philippines, Rome, Malaysia, Macedonia, the weddings in Budapest etc etc.. It's probably in Warsaw somewhere. Luckily, I have the best ones on the blog and also on my Facebook. Got to love social media these days. Best way to secure pictures is through the net. Hmm.. also, since last post I have managed to go from platina blond to grey hair. It is soooo nice... following the trend haha. I will get some good daylight pictures.. someday.
I have also managed to make some new years resolutions... or rather they are just goals of 2017:
- - Learn Chinese.. as much as possible at least
- - Lift 100kg in deadlifts
- - Get abs, for real!
- - Visit at least 3 new countries
Going back to the present.. I had my first day of school yesterday. Started the worst way possible with basically a storm hitting me. Couldn't bring umbrella because of the wind so I got reeeeally wet. However I took the opportunity to dry my jeans in the solarium while tanning (talk about multitasking). Then I went for school. We've been preparing for a presentation that we'll have tomorrow... can't wait to get done with this now.
Can't believe we are so close to Christmas now. Just a couple of days left... and in two weeks we are facing a new year as well. Listened to the radio on my way to work this morning and they talked about the topic of what we have done during 2016 that we will never do again. It got me thinking ...
My first thought of course was canyoneering, that I did in the Philippines. I was sooo terrified and right there I told my self that if I get through that day alive I would never put my self in a situation again where I have to jump of cliffs, climb and do suicide missions voluntarily. But also, that day was really something I'll never forget. A life time memory. And now thinking back at it, maybe it wasn't all that awful. Plus, the breathtaking surrounding and out of this world nature made it worth the struggle. I faced my fears over and over again. That said, I might some day do it again.. maybe, if I forget how scary it was.
The second thing were I told my self, and my friend Kitty, that I would never EVER do again is doing eyebrow tattoo. Uhh, it was sooooo painful. But, yet again it might have been worth it. Because waking up and having fixed eyebrows is a huge plus in life. But of course, only girls will understand this struggle. Anyways, I'm not so quite sure anymore that this was the last time I did the tattooing..
One more thing I said "I will never do this again" to at the time was moving away from my boyfriend. That semester was so bad without him. Seriously, long distance relationships are just painful. And it was really LONG. I basically lived on the other side of the planet, with terrible time differences and all. But of course in the end it was still worth it.
1. because I had the best time ever in Singapore, but also
2. in the end our relationship got stronger.
And, now we are facing the same problem again. Because it seems like I will be moving away again next year.. (hoping and believing he would come with me though). But enough about that for now.. it's still not official yet.
If I would continue to think I would probably come up with more alternatives to the question asked. But it seems like there isn't anything I've done this year that I can really be sure of not doing ever again. Okey, maybe if I put even more thought into it I will think of something.. I'll get back to you if that is the case. But all in all this has been a great year, and I've done sooo many new things and had so many new adventures. I am looking forward to 2017, and I really do believe that the next year will give me even more new experiences.
So here I was in Cebu, the Philippines, somewhere in the jungle:
In Hungary right after having done the tattoo. This was actually on two different occasions (always have to do makeup tattoo twice). But I accidentally happened to have the same clothing haha..
And below here are some favourites pictures from this year of boyfriend and me:
Lying in my bed right now, recovering from today's 4 hours work. Ended up guarding a store in a shopping mall this weekend, as it's the last one before Christmas and people are going crazy. But that's not what I was supposed to write about.
Yesterday I went for dinner with my boyfriend's family to celebrate his birthday... a bit too early on. We had a three course dinner. I and just realised now that I have to hurry up because I told my mom we'll be going to the gym at 4pm-ish, and it's already 30 past. So, bye bye!
Okey never mind.. I still have some time to write as I have to wait for the picture to be sent to my computer. Didn't bring my camera yesterday so took photos with my IPhone. And even though it's 2016 (almost 2017) it takes ages for 13MB to be sent by email.... uhh!
Sooo, I'm soon on my way to the gym. I have to make it happen before I fall asleep, which I actually could do right now. Okey my mom just knocked and asked when we'll be going. She's taking me, because, not sure if I have blogged about this before, but my car broke down a month ago now. Sad, soooo sad!
So jealous right now. Meanwhile I had my day spent halv in bed and half running errands - such as school advisory meeting, tanning and getting a book from the library - my sister is somewhere in the Indian Ocean cruising. She sent some pictures of their trip the last day. And this morning while I was packing my bag for school she sent one lying in a sunbed on the ship. I told her I just had to blog about her whereabouts and asked her to take some more pictures. But she said it was too hot for that, so she just snapped some photos of her surroundings.
I know, I know I just got back from a vacation myself buuuuut, this one day back in reality makes me want to travel again!
One of the reasons for picking Warsaw as the destination was because they have the TGI Fridays restaurant, that is my boyfriends favourite one. Unfortunately they don't have it in Gothenburg, so we go there every time we have the chance. The first day we both went with the usual Jack Daniels glazed Ribs as the main dish for a three course meal. That dish is just amazing! I really do recommend to visit TGI Fridays if you have the chance, and try something from their Jack Daniels grill. But, seriously everything is tasty. Yesterday I had my first ever filet mignon and it was sooooo good and a perfect medium/rare! Also their milkshakes and drinks are out of this world. We are going there today too after some shopping in the city mall. And then we'll probably spend the day in the spa area. Have a nice Wednesday!
Lying by the pool now as my boyfriend decided to hit the gym. Figured I have time for a quick phone update. We walked over to the Old town where they have a Christmas market. We passed by some reeeeally nice pilot caps with fox fur. I've always wanted some so this time I got one ☺️. Also got candied Apple and chocolate covered strawberries. But now I feel like it's time for that jacuzzi!!
Just got back from our breakfast. Boyfriend said I could blog only if we listen to Justin Bieber meanwhile, so here I am writing with JB in the background uhh. Anyways, breakfast was great. They had EVERYTHING. Even fruit shots and real honey haha. Now we are going on a walk to old town to see if they have a Christmas Shop or something.
I got my boyfriend a short holiday trip for his birthday this year. We are staying at Regent Hotel that really lives up to its five stars! Actually one of the best city hotels I've been to. They have a huge heated pool, jacuzzi and also a really good gym. We started our vacation with ordering room service. Then we went and checked out the spa.