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Swedish person who definitely does not do IB. Likes writing, music, computers, politics and many other things. Blogs never. if I'm hiding somewhere.

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swedishbadgergirl  ·  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.

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 .

Surströmming! (

But for a thing that isn't seen as horrifying by me as well, Kebabpizza(

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  ·  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.

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  ·  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  ·  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  ·  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.

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