I know it was a while ago I updated anything on this blog, but blogging have never really been my thing and I am doing my best. I've also been working at difficult hours and didn't really have the will to blog when coming home tired.

These past days I have been thinking more about my childhood and my time in India, after all I was born there. I do remember a few things from there, the kindness of the people, the extreme heat that only got worse as you wore your school uniform, travelling to different cities to see the famous buildings, celebrating important holidays with the people and the joy as they celebrated holidays that were important to us and also the food and sweets. My absolute favourite street food was/is "Chole Bhature" and favourite ice cream is called Gola, it is not really ice cream but ice with different flavoured syrup.

I would love to travel to India someday and re-visit the places I have been to, since I do not remember it all and together with Sweden and Afghanistan, India is also my home. There are loads of pictures of my time in India, however I gotta go to work now and have no idea where the albums are, but I promise to upload pictures when I find them.


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Went out in this really cold weather to buy some new sweaters, after realising that I didn't really have as many as I thought and also to buy a birthday present for my dear friend Amal.

I found two sweaters that I liked, one is more fitting for this weather and the other is better for the warmer days of spring, and I also bought a new pair of pants. 


The sweater and pants are from Gina Tricot.

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With January finally done and gone, I am hoping that so are the troubles. 2017 ended and 2018 started terribly, nothing seemed to work and it felt as if the world was against me. There were a few good days that was not all too bad and let me forget about things for a while, which really I needed.

Anyways, it is time to focus on February, it is an important month. It' s black history month and I believe a lot of people should keep that in mind, speak up, call out and help bringing down the unfairness, and demand for equality. Not just on February but it should be in everyone's mind until everyone is seen and treated as equals.

I have heard all too many people say "What can I do, I'm only one person." or "It doesn't matter because there will always be...", Yes you can do something and yes it does matter. One person can do a lot, it is ignorance that has brought us to a time as awful as this and ignorance that is letting history repeat itself.

For too long people have tolerated racism, discrimination and prejudice, whether it came from one of your relatives, friends, neighbours, classmates or whoever it may be. A lot of people have been silent on the subject, looked away and let the toxicity spread. I can admit that even I stayed quiet during those conversations and did not point out that what they were saying was nothing but wrong, this was when I was a kid but even then I knew it was wrong. As I grew up, I decided that it was time to call them out on their bullsh*t and tell them that it was wrong, hurtful and would not be tolerated.

So yes, you can do a lot and help with highlighting the problems and bringing it down, and not just by speaking about it but also by educating yourself on the subject. Don't let your concern end as a "trend", I have seen too many people only care about a specific event until it stops "trending" on media and after that it is as if it never existed, the slave trade in Libya is one example.




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It has been quite calm these past days, and yet each day stresses me out. There is this surreal calmness in the middle of the storm, that is how it feels right now and I wonder what is to come next.

Today did not bring all too much pressure; I decided to read something good and started reading The Silmarillion, again. It's a good book-can give you a headache at the beginning- but once you get into it, you're off on an adventure. Reading one of Tolkien's work always sets my mind on other things; at one minute I am sitting by the dining table with a cup of tea and by the next I am wandering in Middle Earth and witnessing great battles.

The day continued with some xbox with my siblings and eventually we decided to watch The Hobbit.

Hope you all had a look outside and had a view this beautiful.

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Woke up to a gray and cloudy day, that didn't last for all too long, as the rays of sun peeked in an hour or two later.
Things started a bit slow but it is mostly because I like to take my time in the mornings.
Anyways, I headed to town together with my brother, as I had promised him we would. We checked out a few stores before taking a break at Espresso House and just sat there, talked and laughed. 

We looked through a few other stores before we decided to head back.

Bought these lovely pants at BikBok and just love how comfy they are. Also bought a top(not in the picture), that I will probably wear tomorrow, when meeting a few friends.

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I barely remember what my last post was about, but if I promised any recipe.. I am pretty sure that those who read this have realised that I have been lazy with the blog and to not trust me when it comes to sharing recipes.
Anywho, it is 2018 now and also Gally's birthday(yaaaay).
I've decided to write a bit about 2017 and also that I will stop being lazy with the blog from now on, seriously.
2017 had its ups and downs, mostly downs..too many downs. But I try to focus on the bright side of it and even the downs came with lessons.
I travelled to Rhodes with my sisters, I got a new job, I spent a lot of time at Espresso House,(too much time) meeting friends or just reading, learned to cook new asian dishes and had trouble not watching movies at the cinema.
When it comes to this year, I don't expect much from it, I never really do or if anything I always expect the worst. However, that does not mean that I cannot try to do what I want even if the year will be shitty.
So here is the list for stuffs I want to do this year.
×Travel. I know, I know.. everyone has this on their list.
×Spend more time with my friends. I don't meet them that often(life of an Introvert) but I do want to.
×Get out more often. Attend more parties and also just a walk outside shouldn't hurt.
×Not holding myself back from trying out new things(this shit is important).
×Post more stuffs on this blog.
×Work out.(at least try for goodness' sake)
×Read more and give new authors a chance.

Hope you all have a wonderful year ❤ 

He is turning 3 today ❤

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I'm back and still coughing, but not as sick as I had been the last time I updated. First things first, IT IS AUTUMN! I have been planning autumn as soon as it ended last time and have reeeally been looking forward to it. There are so many things that I want to do now when I got the chance, wear warm knitted sweaters, a cute hat, walk around in long coats and my overknee boots, wear scarfs, have movie marathons, read good books, drink warm beverages, walk around in the rain, the list can just go on until there's no more space to write or people get too tired to read it, whichever comes last.

Back to where things ended last time, I had to deal with a nasty cold and as I am still coughing, I'm still dealing with it. I have not been working as much as I did last month and thank goodness for that as I truly were in need of some break and also got more time to rest and for the first time in a long time I actually did use my time to rest, which I usually never do when I am sick. Other than that things has been quite.. normal? normal for me at least.

Now to how things are now, I finally started watching Gotham! I'm so in love with this serie and the characters are so well played! The actors are amazing, the story is brilliant and easy to follow and the serie itself is just brilliant. I also have a wee bit of a crush on Edward Nygma(Riddler), probably because he always tells a riddle and I love riddles and to solve riddles and get to do that while watching Gotham. So to anyone who has been considering about watching it, watch it. You won't regret it.

I'll continue eating my dinner now and then bake some blueberry and apple pie, and will share the recipe tomorrow.


This bby got a new aquarium. It is waaaaay more bigger than his last one and he loves it. ❤ This is Gally by the way, the sweetest little being there is.

And look what I got!(bought actually) Love my new t-shirt. Purrmaid.

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This post will probably be very short since I am sick and falling asleep as I am writing.

So, I took the train to Linköping yesterday to visit my dear friend Dani(mothercactus). She and Marcus picked me up and we headed straight to town to have a walk around and *drumrolls* get my Ben&Jerry's!!!!!!!(also some sushi). Anywho, I bought the LAST Ben&Jerry's, non-dairy, chocolate fudge brownie and although it was a bit more pricey than the average Ben&Jerry's.. it was freaking worth it. It tasted so much better than the original and I'm not saying/writing this because I'm vegan, no, it is because it was actually better. It was filled with this massive chocolate flavour and if you love chocolate as much as I do.. then you know what to go for. Back to the day, I also bought sushi for lunch and after some more walk and some grocery shopping we headed back home. As I mentioned this will be very short as I am not feeling very well and have not had the time to really rest(also I need to work tomorrow and it is double shift).

During the evening we watched the Conjuring 2 before we decided to have a Lord of the Rings marathon until like 2 in the morning.

Not much happened today, except for me getting some exercise and ran in order to not miss the train.


Look what I got from Dani! The cactus name is Jeff.

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Woke up to the rain tapping on the windows, the wind singing and the trees dancing. What did I do on this fine day so far? I decided to have ice cream for breakfast, listen to some music-highway to hell is playing now- and watch some episodes of House before it is time for work. My work starts at 4 o'clock and I'll finish at 8 o'clock today, which is not very much at all and completely perfect as I need to prepare a few things when I get back home. I'm travelling to Linköping tomorrow to meet Dani!(YAAAS) I'm very excited as it was some time ago we met aaaaand if luck is on my side.. I will get to try out the new Ben&Jerry's dairy-free ice cream!!!!

Okay so, as I mentioned on my last post, I never thought I would get to have Ben&Jerry's again. Like.. evur. But they launched their new ice cream, I think it was last year, and they are dairy free. I almost lost it as I read that one of the flavours are -----> Chocolate Fudge Brownie. <---- It is my absolute favourite ice cream and I just can't even..

Anyways, so I will get to spend time with Dani tomorrow and have Ben&Jerry's. Can it get any better? Probably not.


My morning breakfast. Blueberry, chocolate and vanilla ice cream.

The demon in the background is my adorable little NightFury(she's a cat).

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While making pancakes for breakfast, I kept thinking about being vegan and the impact it has had on my life. I also kept thinking about people's reaction, from friends to family, their concerns and curiosity about being vegan.

So I decided to write about my experience as a vegan to create a better understanding and also clear out any misconceptions out there.

The first thing I really want people to stop thinking is that vegans only eat sallad and that you will miss out on a lot of the "good" things because you are vegan. Here is how it is, there is almost nothing out there that cannot be veganized and nothing that can't be replaced with a vegan alternative. Sure, I admit that the reason I wrote almost, is because there are a few products that does not have a vegan alternative, however that does not mean that there will never be. Just compare the vegan substitutes that exists today that people couldn't imagine would be possible a few years ago. There is vegan Ben&Jerry's now, I never thought that would happen. My point is, anything can be veganized and all you need to do is use your imagination and have a bit of a patients.

Now to the things that I had to face and questions that needed to be answered. A lot of people did wonder if I could even go out and eat(da fuq?), because "Are there even alternatives for vegan?". Yes. It is everywhere. All you need to do is ask them to remove the part that you do not want on your plate, you know.. like regular people do. Even before I was vegan I used to mess up the menu's by adding or removing things that I liked or didn't like. People do that all the time, so what's wrong if a vegan does it? Not that there are not any vegan restaurants.. just saying, it is not like we do not have any choice at all.

Another "worry" that people had were how I would get my protein and calcium for my bones(it makes me laugh now when I think about it.. I'll explain it to you later) and how the whole thing would affect my body. I did my best and explained to them the pros and cons about veganism and I'll let you guys know them as well. There are more pros than cons, really.

Pros: You will live longer and live a healthier life. Don't believe me? check it out.

You won't be eating dead bodies or stolen milk that will leave you with diseases and will mostly do you harm. Meat increases the risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes and so, so much more. That was just the meat, here is why dairy is bad: first of all, you're a human and that's the milk of a cow. I'll repeat it as some think it still makes perfect sense. human. cow. what point of it made sense? Back to the health risks: cancer, acne, contributes to osteoporosis- which means it is not good for your bones at all and there is a reason why so many people are lactose intolerant(once again.. cow milk).

You will be more conscience about the choices you make. After a while of being vegan, there is this veil/cloud that disappears from your mind. I know it may not make sense to everyone, but it is true. You become aware of the things that you had been putting in your body, the harm it did and the harms you did. The world makes more sense and you see it as it is, rather than as others present it and want it to look like.

You will never have to feel guilty about a life being taken just because you like the taste of it.

Your choice will be saving the planet, not just for you but for the future generations as well. This is also where the conscience part comes in, as the world makes sense, you begin to realise how harmful the meat industry is to the planet and also why there is not enough food for the poor, because it goes to the animals that are later to be slaughtered so that people can enjoy 5 minutes of the dead body on their plate. We grow enough food to feed 10 billion people, in a planet of a bit over 7 billion people, where millions are still starving.

You can use that perfume or any other product of yours without feeling guilty about the company testing on animals.

Cons:

It may take you a while to adjust. That's probably the only con I can think of.

You need to make sure you get enough nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Not that you wouldn't have to keep that in mind if you ate meat, but still, it is just a friendly reminder.


Being vegan has not only had an impact my life but also those around me. I know a lot of people who are so damn sure that meat and dairy product is necessary that they get butt-hurt as soon as I prove them wrong. I do not do it because it is fun, I do it because either they decided to judge me by judging the things I eat or decided to try and prove me and the facts that I put out there wrong because they've grown up hearing how good certain things are for them without ever checking it up. However, I also do have my moments of making sure to create awareness of the things people eat. I feel like it won't hurt me or the person in anyway by knowing the risks out there.

I remember telling mum a few weeks ago, about how dairy products actually affects our bodies and at first she was a bit upset and did argue. BUT two days later, I opened the fridge and found dairy-free drinks. My mum, and I'm sure most parents, want the best for their kids. So if they have grown up hearing how good something is for everyone, of course they will make sure to provide it. Mum has always been health conscious and made sure that we would not fall too much for the unhealthy things in life, which has had a great impact in my siblings and my life. Sure we do it eat unhealthy sometimes as well, but it rarely happens.

When me and my sister decided to go vegetarian, this was before we chose to take it a step further, my mum did get worried about a few things and the sudden change, however, she also gave it a chance and today she cooks vegan food as well. She has managed to turn all of my favourite foods, that she made and required meat or dairy, into vegan and they taste just as good and sometimes even better. She also loves a lot of the food that me and my sister make that are vegan. My mum and my sister is where I got a lot of my stubbornness from and which is why I never give up on things that I love and know that most things veganized because they showed me that it is possible when I thought it wouldn't be, all you need is your creativity.

This post went from vegan facts to my mum..

Anyways, what I have learned and would like people to keep in mind if or when they would try out a vegan diet, is that there are vegan alternatives to the things that you do love, however, you must find it. It took me some time and a lot of patients before I found and now know the things that I like and do not. I mean, you're changing your diet and there will be tastes that you are not used to, however it does not mean that you won't like it. It took me a while and a lot of different products before I found a dairy free "cheese" that I did like, dairy free ice cream that I did like and so on. It doesn't mean that I quit trying everything else because I found the next best or maybe even the best, I want to keep trying since there are so many alternatives. So, don't be afraid of going vegan, you won't miss out on anything.

Now, I'm going to continue enjoying my vegan pancakes and I hope you all have a lovely day.






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