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BBQ on a boat

BBQ with the team as an ending to this year together. Next year we will split up and get mixed to form new teams within the class, which I think is very unfortunate because I love my current team. I also want to retain our teachers, they have been really good and so incredibly supportive, cute and chill. Team 2 FTW!

Red Dress

Dress from inlovewithfashion.com!

Amela's Graduation Party

Amela has completed her master's program and this was celebrated with a graduation party! After a six months internship at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Chicago, this ambitious woman wrote her master's essay while she worked full time at the Cabinet Office. We are all very proud of her and wish her ​​all the best in the world!

The picture was taken just after Amela told pregnant Lejla to move aside because her tummy were in her way, haha.

Project 3 - Done!

Project 3 is completed! The last part of this project focused on construction and on Friday we had our last presentation. I held my presentation two times since a constructor from England along with all the teachers selected about ten projects of hundred to bring up and talk about in front of the whole class. I begged for mine not to be one of them, but as usual it turnes out the way you didn't ask for. I was really nervous, I must admit. I have no problem talking about my project in front of others, but to present it in English in front of hundreds of people and all the teachers on the front row, with a constructor who ask questions when I don't know all the technical terms in English, felt a bit worse. Once I stood up there I was, however, surprisingly calm, considering how nervous I was before. It went well in other words. And this time I feel no emptiness after a completed project, but rather relief to get rid of something that I've gotten tired of after six months. It's over now! Yey!

Some pictures of the construction model.


As the Eurovision nerd I am, I must of course start with a YEEEES!!! Loreen won the Eurovision Song Contest yesterday and I am so glad that I will finally get to experience ESC live next year! I'm just waiting for the tickets to be released! Although I was happy because she won, I also felt sad to not see the contest with my family last night which is a bit of a family tradition, especially when I for the first time in years actually liked Sweden's song (the Bosnian song was unfortunately a sleeping pill this year), but I had a good reason to be "Judas" as my brother called me. Yesterday I was in Uppsala at Amelas graduation party. However, this did not stop us from seeing the Swedish performance and stream the points presentations on our Iphones. Then we got to sing and dance to Euphoria which was played several times during the evening!

Just a little more

Today I got a real taste of freedom after being imprisoned by school for many weeks. I still have things left to do but the worst part is over, the last project is finished! During this month I have told my friends to not even call until June. Now it's only a week left till it's over and I get my social life back again!
After today's lecture we barbequed on the school yard and you could sense everyone's relief that the project is completed. I finally feel alive again. This was celebrated with a bottle of wine at Josefinas with Samra until we got tipsy and laughed our way home. Now I have to hold on just a little more this last week and then I'm free for real.

Getting higher than the Empire State

Happy Birthday my Love!

Work in progress

The update will probably stand still these days. I'm trying to finish my first year, there are only two weeks left and I have so much to do. The work hasn't gone very smooth during these construction weeks. I get stuck all the time, I am behind my own schedule and the allergy/disease/orwhateveritis makes it hard for me to concentrate. I even had a little meltdown last week, it obviously couldn't go a whole year without it, haha. It happens sometimes that several troublesome elements gather under the wrong circumstances (for example, during my PMS) and then the last straw makes you go crazy, like when you make a clumsy mistake and can't blame anyone but yourself. At that moment I just felt like going into the bathroom to ventilate on my own way - by crying a bit. Who comes in just when I wipe my tears if not my teacher who asks about how I feel, which is the worst thing anyone can ask in that state. "I'm just fine. Or okay... or... wuääää". God, how silly. But it felt better afterwards. The best thing she said after her pep talk was: "You're not in Afghanistan, it is not war. And you'll finish, if not in time then a week after." A very true sentence.

I finally started building my construction model. If someone asks what I have learned from this project my response would be never to design a skyscraper again, especially not one that is leaning. Maybe after a dozen years of work experience, but not before that.

I like to keep my issues drawn, it's always darkest before the dawn

I feel worse and worse every day, I think my horrible pollen allergy has gone into real illness. It's also possible that some of today's condition may due to the party the night before. We danced our asses off on Haris' graduation party, which by the way had really good music! A lot of hip hop, RnB and reggaeton, with a touch of house - just the way I like it. The evening was worth it, even though I'm not a fan of partying in the middle of a busy school week.
Anyway, right now I only wish for healthfulness and for May to be over. And that I have the strength to get out of bed tomorrow, because I have to. I will comfort myself with the latest episode of Revenge before sleep. Good night!

Tokyo - Ginza

Ginza is known as a very luxurious part of Tokyo, by far one of the most expensive. Here are all the famous fashion boutiques and electronics brands like Sony and Apple, and of course the luxurious brands have to have luxurious architecture, which was the reason we went there the first day the whole class was gathered with the teachers. Now we were about 20 people instead of eight. On the one hand that made ​​it a little harder to organize the days, on the other hand, it was fun to see the whole gang again!

We started the day near Ginza, in "central" Tokyo (according to my guidebook it is the center of Tokyo, according to me the whole Tokyo is one enormous center) where you can also find the Imperial Palace.

Imperial Palace and its many gardens are surrounded by moats, we only saw a small part of it. The area around it was interesting though, very flat and open. Very unusual for Tokyo.

This is one of my favorite pictures. This strange park(?) and the Japanese trees in front of a lot of glass buildings create a nice contrast. And yes, I just analyzed my own image. Jeez...

I wanted to feel just as cute as the Japanese women, with a dress and a bow in my hair. When I got home I realized that I probably never will wear the bow again, but it worked great for a day!

We visited the Tokyo International Forum, a large congress center, to look at its architectural qualities.

Mikimoto Building, which looks like a big, white cheese.

Hermés. Of course we went into all these fashion houses to look at the building from the inside. The sales people who are used to their millionaire customers became very nervous every time twenty students came in, haha.

Hayek Center. Every jewelry store has its own glass elevator that goes up to the boutique. Since the elevators are pushed up instead of pulled up you don't even notice that there are elevators until they start moving to different levels. Really cool.

Shizuoka Press and Broadcasting Building above, De Beers Jewellery under.

Nakagin Capsule Tower. The special thing about this old capsule hotel is that the capsules are designed to be easily detached from the building and moved. We have been told about this at school many times. Unfortunately it is not in use anymore.

Tokyo - Shibuya

Next time I visit Tokyo, I would like to live in or near Shibuya. This is where it all happens! Shibuya is a major shopping and entertainment district, nearby is Harajuku and the Yoyogi Park that I wrote about earlier.

Shibuya is known for having one of the worlds busiest crossings. The cars get stopped from all sides and an awful lot of people go over there every time there's a green light. From above it looks like a swarm of ants.

In this cylinder-shaped building I have had my best shopping experience ever. The entire department store with all its floors is filled with small shops for young women, most shops give a feeling of shopping in a dollhouse. Ruffles, knitwear, pastel colours, skirts, dresses, bows, sales girls with incredibly high-pitched voices that look like living dolls... I loved it! The time was never enough, neither the money.

Forever 21's accessories floor. Here I went for it. Major clothing chains like Forever 21, H&M and Zara had always their own big buildings with too many stories for you to keep up with everything. I, however, avoided stores (H&M and Zara) that you can find in Sweden.

I was happy after my first purchase in Shibuya 109 and thought it would have to do. Until it struck me that I will not come back for a very, very long time. Then I stopped controlling myself and my economy went downhill. But it was worth it.

First days of May

The weekend was exactly how I want the entire month to be - calm and relaxed, spent with my favorite people. Unfortunately, it won't be like that since I have a lot to do this month, I have to finish everything in school. But I just have to bite the bullet, and start today, because when it's done I will have what I've been waiting for the entire year. I've already gotten a taste of how wonderful summer will be.

Tokyo - Akihabara & Ueno

The day we changed accommodation was the rainiest day during our entire stay in Tokyo. The rest of our  class was supposed to arrive that day but couldn't land because of the storm, and had to arrive the day after. In order to not let the day go to a complete waste we fought the storm and went to Akihabara in the evening, also known as the "Electric Town". Here you can find many electronics stores, games, manga, anime and lots of other nerdy stuff.

HAHA, pay extra attention to my squeaking sound at 0:18 when the wind pushes me a few meters back. I really understand why the transparent umbrellas are practical, you have to see where to go. The wind was so strong at times that I didn't notice the difference when I pressed forward against the wind or against someone's back.

On the other hand, it was a terrible quality of these transparent umbrellas. I have never seen so many broken umbrellas, they laid in heaps along the streets!

We took shelter from the rain in an arcade! You can find these everywhere in Tokyo, they are usually several stories high and of course everything sounds and flashes. Had I had more coins I would've wasted a lot more in here. I love the gaming culture in Japan!

I also love these cute little manga characters which you could win in different machines! I fought as hell to win a figure, only to discover that there was a store full of these figures only meters away.

Then we went back to our new home, Asakusa, and our beloved golden turd, hoping for better weather. Luckily, after rain comes sunshine, and next day we went to explore the shopping in Shibuya (coming up in another post) before we met the rest of the class in the Ueno park where the cherry trees had blossomed, just like in the rest of Tokyo.

Kiss me hard before you go, summertime sadness

Suddenly everything became green and beautiful outside my window. But even the very anticipated and wonderful summer has its price, in my case it's pollen. I would rather call it a disease than an allergy because it feels like walking around with a constant cold. This year it is worse than usual, my medicine does not help and I feel tired and weak and have breathing difficulties. The trees outside my window do not make the situation better, neither the fact that I insist on sitting outside in the sun as soon as I get the chance. It hurts me to say this, but it would nice with a little, just a little bit, rain... Just so I can breathe normally one day.

May Day

Uppsala is the place to be on Walpurgis Night and May Day! Because it is a university city, the whole city turnes into one big festival with a wonderful atmosphere, crowd of students and party everywhere. I went there as early as Sunday to stay for a few days over the May Day weekend. On Monday, we gathered in a large group of about 20-30 people to celebrate The Last Day of April and Toni's birthday. My girls also came from Stockholm to join us. We barbecued in Ekonomikum Park, pre-partied and ended the night with some really fun clubbing!

Instagram - April

The only thing that has been purchased after the trip to japan (which totally ruined me) is this white clutch, big enough for my camera and perfect for the summer. In protest against the winter weather in April I wore flowers.

Cookies after breakfast, cookies after lunch, cookies after dinner, cookies for life! Or until death, they will eventually be my death.

A picture of me in the middle of the night in a somewhat drunken state, and a pretty one-sided text message conversation with my boyfriend, which took place during a Champions League night. He's the bird, I'm the chicken, no more explaination needed.

Monday's quality time with Cosmo to the left and quality time in Old Town with my boyfriend to the right.

Finally we got sun, flowers and summer feelings even in Sweden. I welcomed the warmth with ice cream!

Building models in school and an image from the Stockholm International Fair, where we were at a lecture about material.

A picture of me and pictures of me and Natalie which look like those we used to take in 7th grade.

Natalie and I went on our usual walk to Skogskyrkogården (Woodland Cemetery), the best place for promenades. Beautiful, quiet and peaceful.

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