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We only part to meet again. ~John Gay

6 Jun

I haven’t told much about myself here, mostly because I don’t have a reason to, and I think it’s unneccesary for this kind of blog. BUT today I’ll make an exception, so to the people who don’t wanna hear me babbling about me: scroll down and look at the pics instead. Or have some chocolate^^. And to the rest on u:

My name is Grace and I just finished my 2nd year of uni, majoring in tourism management. During this semester I’ve been busy as hell because of learning chinese and korean, working at two different part time jobs, being head designer (together with another wonderful girl) of my uni’s teathre group, as well as being chairwoman (together with another wonderful person) of my uni’s international committee. I’d like to think of myself as a superwoman, but that is a secret.

So what I wanna talk about is the experience of being Chairwoman of the international committee (IntCom). IntCom consists of a group of individuals that really, really care about the international exchange students that arrive to our uni every semester. We are mentors for the exchange students and we plan different events for them, such as visiting museums, the parliament or simply just a masquerade party. We show them how things are done “the swedish way” lol

This semester I was lucky and got two korean guys as my mentees (not really, I picked them hehehe). I had a really great time with them and got to know some other exchange students as well. But the saddest thing about being in IntCom is that things aren’t statical, people come and go and in the end of each semester you realise how you are just a tiny bit of their life in Sweden, nothing else. And the all people that you have been so used to having around your for a semester, are suddenly starting to go back to their countries, one by one.

And frankly, it hurts.

I just got of the phone with my mentees and they told me tonight was the last chance to meet them before they left. I always knew they were gonna go back home, but I think the phone call really made me realize that they are actually going. So with a thick voice and blank eyes I said good bye and hung up. And then i burst into tears.

It surprised me how much these individuals actually mean to me as friends after just one semester.

So with this post, I really want to thank you, my dear mentees, for being so kind to me and having patience with me for this short period of time. I have really had a great time with u and the other exchange students! 🙂

And thank you for teaching me how to swear in korean, I believe it will be pretty useful when I go there.

See you guys in the future 😀

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ahem..hi!

26 Feb

Long time no see! How about some pics?? 😀

Give me summer naaaaao please!!!

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8 Nov

“Expecatation is the root of all heartache”

True story, emo day

fk

4 Sep

“If God wanted us to be brave, why did He give us legs?”  ~Marvin Kitman

(Picture taken at KaoYuanUniversity in Taiwan)

A moment to rememeber

23 Aug

I Just finished watching the korean movie A Moment To Rememeber, and it was so good! I cried so much I still can’t breathe normally, and since it’s 2.32AM here ima go to bed now and I will, without doubt, wake up tomorrow with superduper swollen eyes, I’d be happy if I could even open my eyes tomorrow…

Anyways, this is a really good movie, If you are alone (or can cry and still look like a human <– impossible) this is definitely a movie to watch!

Pic from:

 http://www.lovehkfilm.com/panasia/aj6293/moment_to_remember.jpg

ugh!

22 Aug

If facebook was a person I would punch him/her in the face! It deletes all of my tags on my new photos, even when i re-tag them, so I’ve been tagging over 100pics for nothing!! ARGH I want to bite someones head off!! ARGH ARGH ARGH <–not trying to sound like a pirate.

I’m back!!

21 Aug

Well actually, I got back 15 days ago but I haven’t been at home so much that I could update, not that many ppl actually read it but yea! And plus, sometimes I like to not just write about my life but to actually live it (: Haha I’m good at coming up with excuses, rite?? Because the actual reason to the very modest amount of post recently is that I’m…lazy…

Oh well, summer’s over and no more laziness (as if…). Of the following posts here probably 90% will be about my trip to Ilha Formosa, Taiwan, beacuse I think I just had the best summer of my life there. <- that’s only the following posts tho, this post will end here!!

Oh right, just in case you forgot me here’s a picture lol

From the china-trip, no make up with a face of pimples BUT with re-dyed blonde-turned-red hair (another story that will be told…someday)

Before ending this post for real I just have to share a song that I really, really like. It’s a guitar-cover someone made of the taiwanese band Mayday’s song 而我知道/And I know. Enjoy!

“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability”

~Sam Keen 

wtf

15 Jun

I’m a Taiwanese born and raised in Sweden, and I love both countries. But as we all know, both countries have their flaws. I never thought this was on of Taiwans flaws:

Context: Subway in Taipei, Taiwan, a girl sitting on one of the seats that are reserved for elderly, injured, pregnant (simply ppl who needs to sit down whilst taking the subway), an old man wants to sit and the girl gets mad and start to yell at the man.

Of all of the times I’ve been in Taiwan I’ve always met nice and polite ppl, it’s almost as if it’s a competition of who can offer a “disabled” person a seat first. But this…WTF has happened?! For those who don’t speak mandarin, the girl is using some really nasty words/phrases like 80% of  the clip, so effing disrespectful! I was so angry at the girl and felt so sorry for the man that I couldn’t even finish watching the clip. Seriously, WHO DOES THAT?!

And most importantly, why didn’t anyone help that man?! Everyone just stood there, trying to look as if they are minding their own business, but in the reality they were listening very carefully to every word that was exchanged between the girl and the man, and at the same time trying to sneak a peak when it was “appropriate”.

This clip really makes me dissapointed on mankind, both in terms of rudeness and the lack of moral courage.

Stripes

13 Jun

I’m not much for useless posts, i’m more inte quality over quantity. But for some reason i tend to break my own habits, so if you thought this was gonna be an interesting post (as if you would think that…!), I can only say this: Suuuuuucker, this is just an useless post of vain pics of me HAH ^^

I do like to dress up, put on make up and all that kinds of stuff to change my appearance, but i’d never change myself by going under the knife.  Clothes and accessories helps me express myself showing who I am, while cosmetic surgery changes who I am (tho i understand that it can be good sometimes, i dun think i have to mention all the reasons ;p).

Without this ridiculous vanity that takes the form of self-display, and is part of everything and everyone, we would see nothing, and nothing would exist.”  ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

Thuesday

31 May

Oral Presentation:

You presentation isn’t too long when your classmates starts to find other things interesting during ur presentation, you presentation is too long when you start to get sick of hearing you own voice babbling.

Since my friends from Taiwan are here in Sweden these days, I wanted to leave earlier from when I and my group made the powerpoint to our presentation. Of course I offered myself to do the ppt later when I got back home, they just had to choose what they wanted to say and leave what they didn’t want to say to me.

Bad idea.

I got the last part which was soooo long and I had difficulty shortening it since it had a lot of essential things. So I ended up talking and talking and talking…It felt like it would never end…ugh! BUT ANYWAYS I’m (almost) free now! No more school til next weeks exam, I’m a happy girl!

“There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave.  The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.  ~Dale Carnegie