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Swedish person who definitely does not do IB. Likes writing, music, computers, politics and many other things. Blogs never.

Swedishbadgergirl@gmail.com if I'm hiding somewhere.


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swedishbadgergirl  ·  12 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 2, 2019

What programmes do you want to get into?

swedishbadgergirl  ·  12 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 2, 2019

I am having a semi-sickday today, semi because I'm not sick and also I've been to school today. But I do feel kind of rubbish. I had an 8.15 lab, which went well, me and my lab partner got to show our work and get it approved so that's nice. Then I went home, slept for 2 hours and now I should be getting work done. I don't have a ton of it, if I did I wouldn't have given myself the luxury of just laying in bed. But today I did, and it's pretty nice.

swedishbadgergirl  ·  17 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 25, 2019

Uni life is treating me well so far.

I have enjoyed the more "student-life" side of it way more than I thought I would. Swedish Uni student-life, or at least student life at LiU is in parts very, very, silly. And especially Nolle-p, which is the name of the introduction period. And i thought I would find that silliness very hard to take, but I ended up really enjoying the showmanship of it all. I have found myself being nostalgic about it (yes, it was less than a month ago, but when it is an experience you aren't going to have again it feels like it's more cemented in the past). I am probably going to involve myself in it for the benefit of next years freshers, which is definetly not something i thought I would be interested in.

I ended up having a really rough week where the prospect of manageing to finish any course let alone a whole degree seemed impossible but i have thankfully gotten over that and I feel like I'm doing fairly well. Everything so far has been turned in on time and hopefully I'll be able to keep that up.

Living alone has also turned out to be fine. I can't say I see it as huge improvement, but I do love my apartment and it does feel like home.

swedishbadgergirl  ·  60 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 14, 2019

Today's moving day!

I can't say I am enthusiastic about it. It's weird, I don't want to live "at home" forever, but I'm also not that bothered about it (It might help that I am living "at home" but not with my parents so there isn't that urge to be free of them). So moving out is a thing. That is happening now.

swedishbadgergirl  ·  62 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Howdy, Hubski! What culinary crimes is your home infamous for?

I have never eaten it, I can't get over the smell. My family still get together to eat it once a year though, they claim it actually tastes fine.

And Kebabpizza is delicious .

swedishbadgergirl  ·  62 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Howdy, Hubski! What culinary crimes is your home infamous for?

Surströmming! (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surstr%C3%B6mming)

But for a thing that isn't seen as horrifying by me as well, Kebabpizza(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_pizza_varieties_by_country#Sweden).

In Sweden charter schools consistently pay their teachers less. Charter schools here are also often accused of inflating grades of their students, because that will attract more students/give the illusion of a higher quality education.

Which makes me think that the rules and regulations around charter schools in the US and Sweden are probably quite different. Things like these can make reading US/English news a bit confusing sometimes, because whilst it is the same word the context around it is obviously different.

Is there a debate about for-profit charter schools taking tax-payer money and offering a sub-standard level of education in order to make a profit or is that just a Swedish thing?

I have seen talk (and a satirical-comedy-news a la John Oliver) about charter schools (and the ability to choose school freely) in Sweden furthering segregation along economic lines almost "naturally" so it makes sense that it'd be easy to exploit in order to do so along racial lines deliberately.

swedishbadgergirl  ·  65 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 7, 2019

Wow, that's really cool!

That was really informative, I think i understand it more now.

I wonder what the risks with this is? I don't really know much about either diabetes or this kind of device but I imagine that there must be things that could go wrong.

That said it is extremely impressive, and very cool.

swedishbadgergirl  ·  66 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Where's Your "Third Place", Hubski?

The library. Just the concept really but specifically my local one I suppose. I spend quite of time at home, I feel like I can relax and focus there but if I'm in a town and have to wait for something and can't go home the library is always my go to. You can usually charge your phone/laptop, you can find a book to read and pass the time, it's quiet and nice. I recognize the people

And online I suppose hubski really is an online third place? The same familiar faces going about their lives talking about whatever.

swedishbadgergirl  ·  66 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 7, 2019

I'm going to try and enjoy it as much as I can. A year ago I probably would have said that the social side of uni "wasn't for me" but now I have the mindset of trying to experience it and make the most of these 3-5 years.

Also, if I may ask, why did you chose fashion design specifically? It seems like it wouldn't have any overlap with what you actually do for a living?

swedishbadgergirl  ·  66 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 7, 2019

Important point, I did IB, but I didn't finish it. So at that point I couldn't handle that workload. But I'm hoping I can now, with less tears.(But to be honest I think the hardest part about IB wasn't the workload but the culture where being stressed out of your mind is a virtue.)

I really hope I'll be able to enjoy this, and it feeling like a fun thing rather then a terrible thing to power through.

But it'll be fine. I think. It's just all a bit scary.

swedishbadgergirl  ·  66 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 7, 2019

I'm living in a student flat. So i have my own bathroom and my own small kitchen, but everyone around me is a student. (Well S.Os don't have to be I don't think but that's a minority of the people there.) There is an introduction-week (more like 10 days) with a lot of activities that I'm going to participate in - but I have a feeling it's going to be the more stereotypical "partying and school/team spirit" which I'm not sure is my scene.

It's probably going to be fine, but it's hard not feeling a bit worried you know? I'm replacing almost my entire life.

swedishbadgergirl  ·  68 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 7, 2019

I have a week left in the town I live in now. I should really start packing. (I will as soon as I write this, promise.) It's scary. And exciting. As might be expected.

I'm looking forward to planning and cooking food. Always being able to chose what to eat, and to be able to find a recipe and then incorporate that into to the foodshop for the week is going to be fun. The flipside is that I now have to cook all the food I am going to eat. I might afford eating out sometimes, but I feel like it is the wisest to reserve that for social occasions rather than me just not feeling up for cooking.

I'm going to have to study and like revise and stuff. For real. And I am anxious about how that it going to work out. I think I'll manage but will it feel stressful and horrible on a daily basis.

Will I find any friends? Will I like the typical student life? Will I feel horribly lonely living alone? Who knows?

swedishbadgergirl  ·  68 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hi, Hubski! What's weird about your morning routine?

I used to have a routine of waking up like an hour before I needed to be up and laying in bed and watching an episode of a tv series. It was a pretty nice way to start the day, but now I have the habit of (if I have to wake up early) getting up like 15 minutes before I leave the house and snoozing for half an hour. Less nice.