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Olof Palme and why you should know him

During a lecture about Case Study Methodology at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, I learned about Olof Palme for the first time.  It was not an unfamiliar name for me at that moment, as the streets in Sweden are often named after famous people here. When my lecturer mentioned Palme, it was with passion – I […]

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Saving Money for Student

Intuitively, we would look for other sources of income so we can have/enjoy more. This is not a false logic, but sometimes that solution is not realistic – considering our time management and abilities. Fear not, there are other (not so) easy ways to keep your pocket full of sunshine when you are a student. […]

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Looking for a Home

What is it that you need to consider when you’re looking for a home, far away from home? It depends on the preferences and priorities of a person. You might think the distance to the city as the most important thing, while your best friend considers that having a supermarket around the corner is the […]

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Meet Gorda Surjadi The Unofficial Ambassador of Indonesia in Sweden

There will be no Indonesian who live in Sweden that does not know (or at least heard of) Gorda Surjadi. Currently, he holds the title of unofficial ambassador of Indonesia in Sweden – well, at least I would think he suits the title. He left his family in Bali and friends in Yogyakarta to study […]

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Indonesian Dinner

Cooking Indonesian dinner for my classmates? Done. This dinner-slash-potluck is a partnership result between Indonesian and Dutch. We successfully invaded the corridor kitchen (sorry). Our ancestors must be proud of us for this noble gesture of sharing recipes and happiness. Although, I’m not sure if the ancestors were proud of the meal we cooked as […]

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One Train Ride Away to Gävle

Thanks to Francesco, I have a mission to do at Gävle – to see Gävlebocken a.k.a. The Goat. My visit to Gävle (read: ˈjɛːvlɛ) is a quick one since I live in Uppsala where it takes about seventy-one minutes for me to reach Gävle Central Station from Uppsala Central Station by train. Since I subscribed […]

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