We're gonna shine as if we never cared

Lovely summer in lovely Stockholm, how I've missed you two together. Given Sweden's bad summer weather last year, I must take advantage of every single sunny day this year. I even have a list of things to do and places to visit, so I'll always have many options when someone asks me "what should we do today? '. On Tuesday we just walked around town, wherever the road took us. I love playing tourist in my own city, so we decided to go up in the City Hall tower. Unfortunately, they have set up a grid which ruins the nice feeling a bit, but the view is still great. Then we continued walking along North Mälarstrand to Rålis, both of us eating an ice cream. If only every day could be like this.

Beyoncé in Stockholm

What a woman, queen, goddess. I don't know how to describe her! This is the first time I've seen Beyoncé live, and if I admired her before, it's nothing compared to now! She has an incredible charisma and star quality, I have never seen anything like it live, at the same time she seems so humble. She IS girl power. She gave us a fantastic show, with 43569 costume changes and a new theme for each song. The only thing that bothered me, and that I will never forgive myself for, is that once I managed to sneak in a system camera, I forgot the memory card in the computer. I wanted to kick myself, hard. Apart from that, the evening was perfect, Amela and I went home in a state that you could describe as slightly hypnotized, especially after standing a few meters away from her at one point (you could just look at her until your eyes pop out ). The spell was broken when we both had to get up early for work, but a bit of the energy we got is definitely still there. You know, who run the world...

Here are my short video clips with sucky iphone quality, but what to do. They show a bit of the opening when she just turns up out of nowhere, then when she is walking around on a platform in the middle of the arena, and finally her beautiful tribute to Whitney. We sound like howling dogs in the end, HAHA.

The essence of life is the sharing of our perceptions of it with each other

I just want to say THANK YOU! Thanks to you who write nice comments and during these last months even have thanked me for a good blog, despite the infrequently update. It's great that you're still here! A few of you have also written that you're proud of me even though you don't know me, isn't that just wonderful? As happy as I am over your nice words, I'm also glad that I have readers who can enjoy others happiness, and, alhough I don't know you, you take a bit of your time to write a comment that makes my day. The comments say much more about you than about me.
Sometimes I can get a little surprised when you describe me so wonderfully. I post nice pictures and photos from special occasions, I emphasize the positive in my life, but I write very little about what I think and how I feel, and about myself really. It may be possible to get a fairly good idea of a person anyway, but from my perspective as a blogger, it can seem a bit strange since I think the blog show a very small and superficial part of me. I would like to share more of myself, I feel I have much to give, and if it can somehow inspire someone, that's absolutely wonderful - the nicest thing to hear is that you are an inspiration. The blogs that inspire me the most are those who are very open about themselves, but I don't really know how to blog in that way anymore (I still save all the longer texts in the draft instead of publishing them). I used to give a lot more of myself but it has become more difficult with time, perhaps because I have become so aware that there are actually strangers who read my blog and the more I open up the more vulnerable I become. There are those who don't know where the boundaries lie. Unfortunately, it's easy to forget that there are indeed wonderful people with whom I would gladly share much more, people who might find something to get inspired by. Some of you I even recognize the names of, and know that you have been following me for a while, maybe I've looked into your blog or Instagram and it feels like I know you on some strange level, even though I barely know anything about you... Besides the fact that you are there. And share my joy and my experiences. That's probably what still makes me hold on to the blog, thank you for reminding me of that every now and then!


Summer is here and suddenly you get showered with all the pleasures of life, and my Instagram gets showered with pictures. The last few days I have finished the last project and had a vernissage, I have reveled in the sight of all blooming despite my pollen allergy, I have enjoyed spontaneous picnics, walks and drinks, and I have celebrated my boyfriend's birthday both in Uppsala and in Stockholm. It was also my mom's birthday yesterday, but her celebration takes place at a distance since she's enjoying Istanbul at the moment. I love this time of the year, it feels like falling in love all over again.

Cherry Blossom Frenzy

Cherry Blossom in Kungsträdgården! You didn't think I would miss it, did you? And wear something other than pink? Last week, this was a wonderful break from all the school work. This is Stockholm's most beautiful place for atleast a week. Now the cherry trees outside my window has also blossomed and has a wonderful scent. Every morning I wake up happy, reminded of that summer is finally here. It was about time!

Samo ludaci kao mi

Last weekend Zeljko Joksimovic and Halid Beslic had their concert in Norrköping. It had the worst possible timing - the weekend before the project submission. But there is no re-partys, only re-examinations! In my case, complementaries. Because of me being in my working mode, it afterwards felt like I had dreamed this fun break in the middle of everything. My worn-out body and lack of sleep, however, proved it wasn't just a dream, as well as all the photos!

Haha yeah, it's a freakin' minivan, and it was absolutely our smartest move. As soon as we got into the van the party started! And lasted a bit too long... In three hours we had only gotten halfway, as we first stopped for a lunch break five minutes into the trip. Then, after half an hour driving, I realized that we forgot the concert tickets (absolutely our dumbest move) and must return home, and after another hour we had to take a pause like we had driven half the autobahn. Once in Norrköping we got lost AGAIN even though we've lived in the same hostel several times before and all have iphones with GPS. We all agreed on that it would probably take us two weeks to drive to Bosnia and that we would lose at least one person on the road.
We also agreed on that we party the best. I was very worried that we would be kicked out and have to sleep in the van, a worry that absolutely no one else shared. As you should know by now, Bosnians MUST sing and scream as if it's 50 people in the room.

You can't take a family picture without our dear crasher. "Bjezi, it's a family picture" -"It's cool, I will marry my way into it somehow". 

When I thought the evening couldn't get any better, I got the best surprise ever at the entrance to the concert when I discovered that my dear Jasmina waited there with her boyfriend, without saying anything to me! Oh, the happiness.

Need I even say that this was the during the song "Ludak kao ja"? My euphoric state during the evening peaked here, I was not aware of anything around me, and afterwards, these minutes felt as a complete blur. I seriously think that I was drunk on happiness. 

Our packing for one day *facepalm*. We managed to get home alive, and with a much shorter journey home. Thank you my favorite people for a wonderful weekend and break from reality. The best thing is knowing that there will be a lot more of it this summer!

Project 3, year 2

The last project for this year is done! What a wonderful feeling! It feels good to finish with this project, I have learned more about materials, construction and details during this project than I did during the two last years. I still don't know anything, though... Today's architecture students, hehe. As usualI, I will post my posters and some model photos here. 

I must say that I am pleased with the pictures, they are good for being done the old fashioned way, without 3D modeling programs. Okay, "old fashioned" may not be the right expression, they are not drawn by hand, but it's simply photos of my model that I photoshoped into the photos I took of the place we were allocated. And then I added some people, shades and greenery - summer sells better. HERE you can see the original photo, not much to cheer for.

It took me three whole days from morning to night to build this model, but it was worth it. Tomorrow it's time for the presentation, which I don't want to devote a single thought to right now. I just want to sleep for a few hundred years, and for once not dream about houses, model building and construction drawings.

May Day

Uppsala is, as always, the place to be at Walpurgis Night and May Day. I thought that last year's celebrations would be hard to beat, especially given the weather this year, but we made it even better this time. At first we drove around to different places in Uppsala and met som friends at the Ekonomikum park, but fled as soon as the rain struck.

Later on we went back to Jasmin's and barbequed chicken and ribs, YUM! The first BBQ of the year. We set the table on the balcony danced to the music sitting down, as we sat wrapped up in blankets. We were all in that mood when you laugh at everything. The world's best balcony hang out!

The night continued at Saluhallen where we met up with more friends. Crazy good music the whole night and another crazy night out in Uppsala, these nights always turn out great! Time went by so fast that it felt like a few hours were over in a few seconds.

The next morning Jasmin's mother prepared a breakfast of pancakes and strawberries for us. The thermometer showed 30 degrees on the balcony and we sat and sweated as though it was the middle of July. Talk about a taste of summer, and a great start of May! Unfortunately I could not enjoy it all day but had to go home to deal with studies. And now the blog probably will not be updated until the project submission.

RSS 2.0