My thesis deadline was today, now it's over! Okay I still have 70% left of my thesis to do, but now I can write in my own schedule, this was the last official deadline! I celebrated by going out for pizzas in Kreuzberg - yum was that one of the best pizzas I've had in my life. I can't get over how good the food is in this city!

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Zola
Paul-Lincke-Ufer 39-40
Mon-Fri 12-22, Sat-Sun 13-22

xoxo, Minna

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I made my first smoothiebowl today! Yes I know it's way old already, but I was still excited nontheless since it was new for me. My smoothie consisted of raspberries, strawberries, banana, avocado, mango and soy milk, and I topped it with blueberries, chia seeds, raspberries, coconut chips and mango. Yum! Have a nice weekend! I'll be writing on my thesis nonstop til Monday morning cause that's when I have my deadline. So super fun weekend ahead for me, woop!🎉

xoxo, Minna

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Umami was a really cool asian kitchen. We hadn't made a reservation and the place was packed so we had to wait for a while to get a table. There were also low tables where you could sit on the floor while eating. Next time I'll book a table in advance and one where you sit on the floor, adds the asian feel to the culinary experience haha. I found out afterwards that it's one of the most popular asian restaurants in Berlin, and that too is really close to us. I love that we live in a really nice neighborhood close to so many great places and restaurants, with great public transport connections as well. Life is looking quite bright at the moment here in Berlin, despite darkness outside at 4PM forward and thesis writing from hell.

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Umami Prenzlauer Berg
Knaackstraße 16

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xoxo, Minna

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We had breakfast at Suicide Sue this morning before heading to Mauerpark. Super cozy café, quite close to us.

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Suicide Sue
Dunckerstrasse 2
Mon-Fri 8-18, Sat 9-19, Sun 10-19

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xoxo, Minna

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Today we've been walking around town and visiting a few main attractions here. Felt weird to live here but not have seen any of the known places in Berlin. I guess I'll feel like a tourist here for a while more. In our neighborhood I don't at all anymore, but Berlin is so huge it will take time to get to know all of it. Now we're off to dinner at Umami with friends. Have a nice weekend!

xoxo, Minna

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​It's Black Friday! I got a headstart yesterday when I took a day off from writing and went shopping for christmas pressies bigtime. I tried to stay away from all e-commerce sites today but I couldn't resist ordering these simple boots/wellies from Gant just now. And I got the flu - again. I don't understand how I'm sick this often! This fall I've even been taking all these vitamins, but my immune system is the worst in history. No other cure than to drink lots of chai lattes and hope it'll go away soon.

xoxo, Minna

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Decorating the home office today☝ I love interior design, it makes me so happy and excited! The theme in this room is black&white, and once the posters are up they'll make a beautiful asymmetric gallery wall! The chair we got for the desk will be delivered this evening. Everything in Germany gets delivered super quickly to your home👍  I might have posted pictures of the room after it's completely done, but it's a work in progress and I was too impatient to wait. I'll keep you posted of the progress!

xoxo, Minna

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Today we FINALLY got Wi-Fi!! Woop wooop the amount of love for internet!! #nerd

Okay. Since I finally had limitless access to the internet, what better way to procrastinate thesis writing than making a list for Santa. Here it goes:

Dear Santa. I've been supersuper good this year, I promise. All I really want for Christmas is time with my loved ones in Finland, but in case you're in the mood for something tangible, here's some ideas.

These supercool tee's from Adidas and Sincerely Jules

Scented candles from Lexington, Diptyque, Jo Malone or Malene Birger

A Lexington beanie and pearly pink Hunters (do they only exist in heaven?!)

Rayban Aviators or Marimekko sunglasses

A n y t h i n g from Kate Spade

Room fragrances from Lexington or Rituals for example

Timberlands in mauve, a comfy scarf from Balmuir or Acne

Moomin mugs, and a microfone to record podcasts with

Something from Rivièra Maison, e.g. a cheese tray or bookstands

In return, I promise to sit in your lap and sing a christmas song. See you soon! xx

xoxo, Minna

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Ohmygod the breakfast at Roamers. If you go to Berlin - go there. This weekend went by so fast. We finally started decorating the home office / guest room, and my friend Tiina was visiting from Finland.

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Roamers

Pannierstrasse 64

Weekdays 9:30-19, Weekends 10-19

xoxo, Minna

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I kept thinking "it's so far ahead", but fact is my next thesis deadline is in 18 days. I've been so caught up in planning to move, moving preparations, moving, unpacking, that I've completely forgotten about my thesis. Got panicked yesterday and made a plan/diary for the next 18 days so I can follow my progress, and calculated how many pages I need to write each day to get even close to target. I hate sitting in front of a computer and reading stupid academic articles and writing about theories. University was really so boring. Only thing that comforts me is the fact that this is the last time in my life I need to produce anything of this sort. Can't wait to graduate! Now I just need a little push and motivation to get through this last squeeze.

xoxo, Minna

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