Ah the Swedish winter. Everyone dreads it and I guess you all have read blogs about how cold it is, how dark it is and how tired you feel due to vitamin D deficiency and blah blah.. DRAMA! Why does nobody ever talk about what it is like in Sweden once winter kisses us goodbye?… Read More Everyone talks about the Swedish winter, but what about the spring?
Something strange came over me a few mornings ago. For the first time in my life, I wished for it to be colder outside. I woke up to the sound of rain washing away the sparkly bright snow from the rooftops. It is the saddest sound one can hear at 8am in the morning besides… Read More An ode to glacial winters
The changing of the seasons has been one of the most striking and memorable things about living here in Stockholm. Before coming here eight months ago, I had only known two seasons: wet and dry (or some would say wet and wetter if you are from the islands in the southern part of the Philippines)… Read More From winter to spring, how it looks like in Stockholm
Hello every one, One of the few worries I had when I decide to come to Sweden was the winter weather. Since I had no a single day experience of snow, I tried to talk to a couple of people about it. The replies I got were even more depressing. When I read ‘…winter chills… Read More Stockholm’s winter is not as scary as I expected
Coming from Singapore, I have been longing for snow ever since I stepped foot into Stockholm. The last week has been amazing with it snowing for a few days in a row and with temperature staying low! The lake behind the student housing, Pax, started to freeze and the view from above the hills were… Read More Snow, Please don’t go!
“They are small, but they make a big difference” said the old lady who was standing beside me waiting for the train. Our conversation started while we were both waiting for the train at Stockholm’s Central station. It was one of these cold fall days last year. She obviously noticed that I was feeling cold… Read More Scarves…Small, but make a difference!
The end is nigh! Sadly 😦 But there is still one small, slight hurdle! That of my thesis defense! It takes place on Friday so currently most things are taking second priority. However, whilst taking a break I thought it would be nice to share with you the recent fun things I’ve been up to!… Read More Bright!
I do not know, whether I am so lucky or it is the same weather in Stockholm every May, but I’m enjoying the city almost all the time. Today is a super nice day as well, so right after finishing the post I’m going to enjoy the sun outside:) But first, my “May story” in pictures:) … Read More Amazing May in Stockholm
Before I first came to Sweden I associated the country with blue and yellow Ikea, the world famous Eurovision sensation ABBA, meatballs (even as a vegetarian I know these are good homey Swedish food); I associated Sweden with Phoebe in the American sitcom “Friends” playing a Swedish masseuse but maybe more serious and something I… Read More The Swedish countryside: perfect in all seasons
It’s been a cold week in Stockholm and in many parts of Sweden. Temperatures went to around -20 at night and the most common way of saying hello when you meet your colleagues has become “Hey, it’s so cold!”. Today (5th of Dec) things have gotten even worse. It’s snowing non-stop (almost a snowstorm). You… Read More Snowstorms have their advantages!