Category: About me
Sweden Made Me: Try Skiing
One should expect to ski in Sweden during their time living here. It is one of the legit reasons to study in Sweden. This becomes even more special for me as I grew up and lived in Indonesia beforehand. This post is dedicated to my first skiing experience, and here are some mementos.
Five Things to Do in Winter
The most essential: take the vitamin D. Especially if you do not get used to having four hours of daylight where sometimes there is no sunshine. Then, let’s get down to the list I curated based on my experience in having two winters in Sweden in a row. Maybe this post should be titled six […]
A year in the life of a Kenyan in Sweden
It’s officially 2018. This is the time when everyone makes New Year’s Resolutions. I decided to reign in the New Year by giving you a blog post on a year in the life of a Kenyan in Sweden. In this post I will share with you memories from the past two years in Sweden. This is […]
Swedish Design School from the Inside
Here I come, Sweden! One semester into my program, I am excited to share my experience thus far! I am currently studying at the Umeå Institute of Design (UID), in the Interaction Design Program (IxD). Prior to this semester, I had never been to Umeå. The closest I had gotten was on Google’s street view, […]
‘Reverse Homesickness’ – Being Home and Missing Sweden
When I made the decision to move from Amsterdam to Stockholm, I was sure I was gonna be homesick. I am really close with my family and I am in love with Amsterdam, so homesickness is a logical consequence when moving away from The Netherlands.
New Year’s Resolutions: Sweden Edition
Can you believe that 2017 is almost over?! I’m freaking out. It’s already over a year since I started my master’s degree. This only means that thesis is coming, and is coming fast! But for now let’s not freak out about the thesis, that is a problem for the future me. Instead, I want to […]
16 months in Sweden – Lessons from my Swe-Desi life.
“How is it like living in Sweden, from an Indian student’s perspective?” This is a question that I get asked often. It’s been 16 months now, since I moved to Stockholm to pursue my Masters. Three semesters, many changing seasons, and 16 months later, here is my take on what it’s like to be an […]
365 days of Sweden
I woke up, had coffee and took the bus to the university, it seems like any other day in Sweden, but it wasn’t. While my professor started speaking I opened a word document to take some notes and – after a nostalgic pause – wrote in the top: Final lecture, ever. Yes, I officially finished […]
End of year reflections: why I chose Uppsala and Sweden
As some of you may have seen, all of the digital ambassadors had a meet up this weekend in the magical Umeå. Part of our training involved a workshop with the lovely Martin from Spoon Advertising, where we had a writing task asking us to interrogate why we chose Sweden, and why we chose our […]