2008年 11月 30日
2008年 11月 29日
I live in the collectives in Uppsala. "Collectives?" It is a totally normal reaction if you are non-Swedish, because even few swedish people understand what it really is. Some say, that it is the place where the people have a "collective sex"? The other say it is a "communist community". Well, neither of them are correct, since most of the people I know who live here ended up here not by their desire to live here to be a member of such a bizzare interest groups, but rather because it was simply available for them! We do together the cleaning up of the common places in ground floor including the kitchen, the dining room, the guest rooms and the sauna house. We have an important meeting once a half year to discuss the future plan for the collectives and pass new regislations.We also have to do three slots in two months either cooking or dishes and cleaning ups. Everyone can come down for dinner at 18:00 and buy it cheap, like 20-25 kr each! Today was the cooking day for Kostia and me, and our menu was Tacos. It's just chopping the vegs and stirfrying meats but you know we are feeding a biiig monster! We made a desert too which was banana split! They all were great and I enjoyed doing it despite the fact that my fingers were numb and polluted by too many vegs cuttings... We had a pubnight today as well as a film viewing afterwards, which was arranged by the two guys who live upstairs of mine. They study film making in the college and last summer they produced this 40mins long documentary which contains some sexual violence scenes. I had a chance to talk with them for quite long time after the film to get to know their opinions and film thingy in Sweden in general, as well as how they view the japanese film industry which i m much interested in these days. Overall, I spent great time on friday night at the collectives even if I didnt go out. Banzai the Collectives!
2008年 11月 23日
It is snowing here in Uppsala day after day. On Saturday morning after the first snowly night, I saw many swedish families, couples, and friends steped outside their houses with a happy look, yelping delightfully and taking photos of themselves in front of white, untouched snows. I was lightly shocked to see that even swedish people who have been raised in such a deep foresty snowly country can be excited about first snows. But in the second day, I met Gab sitting in the cold place outside his house, gazing the furtherest point on the gray sky, murmuring in a low voice "snow is not fun because you cannot walk around..." "Of course, you can. It's matter of having good clothes and good shoes like you guys always say!" "yes, but..." then he looked away again with his eyes wandering the snows blown up from bottom. "(ohhh...aww, but really, i love snows!) byebye Gab have a great day!!"I was feeling even happier.. Yey, I love snows, I love the winter and I am so excited! I am feeling stronger now after meeting depressed, melanchonic people who hate snows! While I am writing this, snows outside get crazier as if a big white dragon playing the royal battle, the sun is shrunk behind the thick black clouds and the people are staying inside the shelters... What a beautiful day..! Lovely country! lovely weather! XXX
It started snowing around the late evening steadily and I was really not sure any more whether I was going to go to Flogsta. Kostia changed my mind when he came back from the gym as he suggested to take a bus. He even checked the timetable so I had no more excuse to make not going. In the end, it was a great party, with nice people and the sauna + walking back home with two fun tipsy guys!
2008年 11月 20日
2008年 11月 17日
This application on FB I downloaded today excited me for a second!! We are expecting snow on Weds!! But to tell the secret only to my blog readers I have already observed tiny bit of snow for a few minutes outside my appartment window early this morning!!! YEY I cannot wait to see the whole town covered by the white snow!! :D
2008年 11月 11日