Thursday, December 31, 2009

Wake up light

Turkish people can be so happy that they dont realize the revolutionary about this lamp that all swedish people love. Dark dark Sweden. Read more here.


When the rest of the world has announced the Uggs as the biggest fashion mistake through times, they found a new market in Turkey, agggh, help me someone!!!

Back in town

So were the 10 days in home country over and turned back to Istanbul with mixed feelings. I had such a good time in Sweden with my family and my friends, so for a while I didnt want to go back. But as soon as I got of the plane in Istanbul I realized that I was so reliefed to be back home in Istanbul. No more coldness, cough, skin problems and stupid people.
Since I came back I already had two exams and five more is to come next week...
But that is actually not until next year, first we're gonna celebrate New Years! And after the exams are finished I'm going to Izmir for one month for another turkish language course!

Vue from the class room where we had exam.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Mert, thank you for being such a wonderful friend!
Not many would help me study for my exam all night long, always drive me to and from the airport, make me tea when I'm ill, keep me company at the gym....

And I still think about your 'self presentation', it makes me laugh outloud when I'm sad.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Swedish celebs

I'm normally not the girl that reads magazines, but when I came home and saw Princess Madeleine Bernadotte and Agnes who topped the american Bilbord list on the cover of ELLE, it made me proud.

The Soap Bar

Soap Bar must be the best club ever, who else would play "Rythm of the night", "Sex on fire" and Pitbulls "I know you want me" the same night!?!

By the way, are there any other than swedes who know what a five-to-three-hook-up is?

Swedish and turkish nightlife is quite different. Me and a turkish guy friend once met a really nice girl that he knew at a party but he told me:
"She's a hore, she just goes out to talk to guys"
A swedish girl (or guy) would answer:
"Well yeah! Why else??"

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Stockholm vs. Istanbul weather

Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer

The week before I left Istanbul I played christmas carols 24/7 and inquired all my turkish friends which songs they knew (only Jingle Bells...).
Me and a turkish friend was at my place and listened to a christmas soundtrack when my friend exclaimed "wow there are so many christmas songs!". The cd had 12 tracks...
In Sweden every radio channel is able to play christmas songs two weeks straigh - now I remember why I used to get tired of them...

Common knowledge to my turkish friends:

Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer
had a very shiny nose.
And if you ever saw him,
you would even say it glows.

All of the other reindeer
used to laugh and call him names.
They never let poor Rudolph
join in any reindeer games.

Then one foggy Christmas Eve
Santa came to say:
"Rudolph with your nose so bright,
won't you guide my sleigh tonight?"

Then all the reindeer loved him
as they shouted out with glee,
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer,
you'll go down in history!

Turkish home

If you look closely you start to see more and more turkish signs in our home:


Tonight I worked the night shift at the bank. It felt like I pushed the pause button when I left and pushed Play half a year later, because they all still sat there in the same positions as when I left.

My friends thought it was strange that I went to work when I only was home for ten days and I said I had to because I don’t have any money and needed a update at some new things, but that was a lie. The truth is that I missed my work. Peter, Amir, Mileta & Wille – the guys I spend my nights with. And all those drunk customers calling from somewhere in Sweden, having lost their bank cards in the bar. And those who lost their cards during adventures accross the world. All the stories you hear in one night are enough for a lifetime.
And the skimming attacks – even I we sit and complain about them all night long. Good times yes.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas

Under the tree the gifts enthrall,
But the nicest present of them all
Is filling our thoughts with those who care,
Wanting our Christmas joy to share.
To you, whom we're often thinking of,
We send our holiday joy and love.

Mother in fur

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A white Söderköping

Spent two days visiting my grandmother, who lives in the cute town Söderköping. 6951 inhabitants (maybe by now they exceeded 7000! But I actually think the town is shrinking...).

I got really ill on the way there (swedish bacterias and -15 degrees will do that to you) so spent most of the time in bed, but at least got one walk.

Monday, December 21, 2009


KTH Love

Yesterday night was the big end-of-term party at my university in stockholm before christmas break, which meant that almost all of my best friends gathered at the same place.

It was wonderful to meet all my friends again! Hug party all night long! It was interesting to see which people who actually missed me, it was not always the ones I had expected.

Everyone asked me how Turkey was, but how could I possibly describe all the thinks I experienced and things I learned?! So I just answeard "Fine".

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Jennifers birthday

Today is the birthday of my beloved sister! 20 years old - time flies!
Me, mum and dad woke her up with our beautiful voices, singing "Ja må hon leva!"

It's snowing!!! :D

Friday, December 18, 2009


I'm hoooome!! After five months in Turkey I'm back on national soil (just for 10 days though)
-15 degrees and snow! Fuck, thats really really cold. But it's so white and beautiful here! I'm so so happy and lucky.

My and mum went from the airport to the supermarket to by ingredients for my favorite food to dinner. Mum let me buy exactly what I wanted and I was jumping around and felt like a little child again.
At home the first I did was running up to my room for ascertain that no one else had taken over it while I was gone. Looked in the closets and, wow, I have so much clothes!

Me and sis just came in from playing in the snow in our garden. Sooo much snow :D

But I know I wouldn't be this happy if I were not going back to Istanbul soon.