Thursday, January 27, 2011

Hero of the month (Swedish)

Jag läste en artikel på Aftonbladet som fyllde mig med glädje och stolthet till en sådan grad att jag känner att jag måste återberätta denna heroiska insats.

En ung kvinna vid namn Natalie Sörman, åkte buss med sin kompis från Huskvarna mot Jönköping då ett gäng skinskallar hoppar på bussen. Skinskallarna satte sig längst bak i bussen och började sjunga nazist sånger och hylla Adolf Hitler, antagligen för att bete sig motbjudande mot chauffören. Natalie Sörman, bara 16 år gammal, vände sig då om och bad dem sluta upp med detta beteende, och i gengäld så fortsatte dem att sjunga ännu högre. Natalie vände sig om igen och bad dom sluta upp, och då kommer en av skinskallarna fram till henne och misshandlar henne.

Vid nästa hållplats så hoppar de av bussen, men inte innan en av skinskallarna, en man, kastar en full ölburk mot Natalies huvud, vilket ledde till att hon tuppade av för att sen väckas av polis och ambulans personal.

Skinskallarna blev videofilmade av övervakrningsutrustning på bussen och kommer åka dit för sitt äckliga beteende. Men det viktiga att ta från allt det här är vilket heroiskt mod unga Natalie uppvisade.

Så här är mitt tack till dig Natalie, tack för att du finns och att du är en människa med mod att säga emot. Jag önskar dig all lycka i framtiden!!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

At Worlds End

I woke up this morning feeling extra sad. Why? Well I'm leaving Sweden tomorrow afternoon to return to a reality I seriously do not want to face. I'm going back to the Czech Republic and well, on the Tuesday I've got a Pharmacology credit, which I still have not studied for. On the thursday I most likely need to give a neurology presentation and as soon as that week ends the exam period starts. With 3 exams, I have not studied for either.

I mean sure, I did prepare myself somewhat for Stomatology before the break but I've probably forgotten most of it. Then there's Propedeutics of Surgery which hopefully isn't that bad.. but what really worries me is the Pharmacology final. It's supposedly quite immense. And well, I'll be forced to study that so hardcore so that I can get rid of it before the next semester starts. Add to all of this, the fact that I'll be BACK in that godforsaken place.

It's really very depressing. I'd say that 5 years ago I was pretty discontent with my life in Sweden and I couldn't wait to get out of here. Now, it's the complete opposite. I know I should have studied and done some work when I was home over the xmas holidays but I simply couldn't. I mean, I havent been "home" for a whole year. And last year was pretty harsh on me, I'd say that from mid April onwards, (pretty much until 17th of December when I arrived in Sweden) I was in a huge depression.
Moving houses, uni stress, and just being away from home and civilization took its toll on me.

But ah well, I guess I need to start with the "mantras" now so that I don't collapse into another shitty state when I get back. But as I said before, this year I'm not going to let myself get overwhelmed by the hardship over there. I'm going to embrace things with a better attitude, or at least try to, and hopefully at the end of the next semester I'll have a greater shot at a summer vacation.

On a lighter side of things, this trip allowed me the chance of rekindling with one of my oldest friends. A person whom I've been friends with since I was.. hmm... probably 5 years old. He was my neighbor back then, and he still is!! It's been really fun to hang out with him again like we used to. Going around shopping, eating out, or just messing around. It really made my stay here very enjoyable. We even managed to set out some goals for some epic journeys. First off he's probably coming to visit me as soon as things quite down over there. And then, I FINALLY found a companion for my epic-winter-survival-in-the-mountains-for-a-week journey in northern Sweden. I pitched the idea to him, and well, being like-minded he immediately took a liking to it!

So that's that.
Anyways, time to go shopping for some snus haha!
Toodlez and au revoir Sweden!

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