Göteborg

on tuesday i went to Göteborg, the 2nd biggest city in Sweden, for work. I gave a presentation in a high school. Was pretty cool. I had already been to the city once last summer, and since it was just for a day i didnt really have time to visit.
But in the evening my collegue and i went to the opening of the Vetenskapfestival (science festival). It was sooo cool ! We did some fun experiments, then we went to the Universeum, a great museum/aquarium. Really beautiful and fun place !!

We had wine and “amuse bouche” in the biggest aquarium i have ever seen, they had an arche and we had a huge shark over us !!!! quite scary !

I was wearing my “giving a presentation in front of kids 3 years younger than me” dress

oh, and i got sooo disapointed when i learned that Jane Goodall was the guest of honor of the Festival last year !!! I was this close to cry ! she is like my living heroe !!  If i never mentioned it here, i ADORE monkeys and more precisely, GORILLAS !

slutrea

it’s the end of the sales period here, “slutrea” and to celebrate, i got myself a new skirt. I don’t have so many skirts (so i think). And this one is colorful and comfortable. And it was 80 sek (8 euros) !

Weekend was lovely, doing absolutly nothing med älskling, he taught me how to use my swedish online bankaccount, cause i’ll be paying my own bills now (don’t laugh, i never did that before !), i did my swedish homeworks, we watched calendar girls and a lot of Friends !

And now it’s monday again …

une nouvelle jupe pour fêter la fin des soldes, un weekend de feignasse comme je les aime, Friends, devoir de suédois, online compte en banque tutorial (oui oui, je vais payer mes factures toute seule pour la premiere fois de ma vie!)  et hop, c’est déjà lundi 😦

congrats to me :-)

So, here we go, next tuesday im going to Paris for 2 days, and tuesday evening i’ll get my very first (and i assume last) graduation!!

For most people it’s normal. For french people…it never happens. You finish high school or university well good for you, if you’re lucky they’ll send your diploma in the mail, if not, you just pick it up in an office (usually open between 10am and 10.05 am).

 Anyway, this year they do it BIG. I’m getting my Master.  It feels unreal. I’m excited though. It’s nice to have something to look forward to. Work is just…overwhelming. I wake up in the morning feeling im already behind. Doesnt feel so nice. Im planning on registering to an evening swedish class, i so want to learn! It’s so frustrating to walk around and not being able to read newspapers or order in a coffee place…of course they speak english perfectly…but still. Frustrated i am.

So anyway, appart from work not much happened lately… but sometimes i just come across the cuttest people in the subway…

littlegirl

Voilà, je retourne à Paris mardi pour 2 jours, mardi soir, ça sera ma première (et dernière je suppose) remise de diplôme!

 Ce qui, pour la petite française que je suis est un évènement majeur ! D’habitude les “graduations” c’est dans les films . Nous, on va juste récuperer notre diplôme à la fac, dans un bureau ouvert entre 10.00 et 10.05. Et ben là ils sortent le grand jeu. Donc je vais avoir mon master. CooL. J’ai hate. Question boulot c’est la course. J’ai l’impression d’être déjà en retard en me levant le matin…  Sinon je vais surement m’inscrire à des cours du soir de suédois, ça me frustre trop de ne pas pouvoir lire un journal ou commander un café, même si ils parlent un anglais parfait, je veux me fondre dans la masse 🙂

Bref, à part métro boulot dodo, pas grand chose de neuf, ci ce n’est, des jolies rencontres dans le métro….

The dress did it

So i had 3 huge presentations yesterday and today. The 2nd one counts for my Master degree. I was so stressed i actually had to take pills to calm down. And i usually HATE to take these kind of stuff.

I needed an outfit that says “im totally confident, and i know everything im talking about” ….  I bought this dress (from Sinequanone) last saturday with mom and Crispin… felt quite perfect for the job.

It turned out pretty great actually, i surprised myself. It’s the very first time in my life people tell me i seem so confident and give good oral presentation ! My teatcher was actually thrilled and gave me a 18 out of 20 which is just wayyyyyyyyy  more than i ever expected. I’m happy. And SO RELIEVED. Now i just have to concentrate on moving to another country. piece of cake.

blackdress

2 présentations devant les big big boss et une soutenance en 2 jours autant dire que je ne suis que stress depuis 3 jours. J’avais donc besoin d’une tenue qui annoncait clairement:

“Je maîtrise parfaitement le sujet” Et je pense que cette petite robe achetée ce weekend chez Sinequanone à bien rempli son rôle.  C’est la première fois de ma vie que l’on me félicite sur mon aisance à l’oral. Ma prof a adorée et m’a gratifié d’un 18 sur 20…autant dire que je ne m’attendais pas à ça. Quel soulagement. Maintenant je n’ai plus qu’a m’expatrier. Les doigts dans le nez.

Busy bee weekend

Saturday was Sweden’s day,

sunday was mother’s day in France and “voting” day for the european  deputees elections and the french open final… 

So i wished a good day to älskling and all the Swedes, 

Crispin and i made a nice breakfast and gave mom a new bag,

i voted and i watched the final.  

update (june 8th: shame, shame on me, how could i forget to mention it was the D-Day commemoration and Obama was in Normandie ! April 22 ‘s comment was my waking up call…i suck.

 no need to mention that my attempt to write about the impact of micro credit on women in Africa was a total failure. oups.

But who care when you have new shoes w/ awesome see thru heels right?

blackheels   from Besson

my raspberry shoes

shoes

they fitted so I did what i had to do

.i’m back.

Back from Poland, and back from Sverige.

It was awesome.

the cruise was amazing. Swinoujscie was adorable. We even crossed the borden to Germany…

we were at 2 places at 1 time…

….and now the reality kicks in….

3 oral presentations next week, and work work work…

But I have the head full of memories and my bag full of new stuff…(mostly clothes)

 shoes from Bergstrands, Ystad

While i’m gone…

lunette-1Älskling arrives tomorrow night

Needless to say I won’t study a thing while he’s here

And i won’t have so much time to blog either…

Pauline mentionned them in a cute note today…

So i felt like wearing them…

Really need to adjust them to my sight though…

Today I sent away my package for the springswap…to INDIA !

Tonight..Idol at my friend Gui…

I should be studying, i know, but guess what, im 22 and i need to live first.  

älkling arrive demain soir, je m’arrête donc de travailler et de blogger pour quelques jours…envie de ressortir mes lunettes verte et bleue après ton post…faut que je les fasse ajuster à ma vue…Paquet pour le SpringSwap envoyé..en INDE…et ce soir IDOL 🙂   

Don’t forget about me while i’m gone, I’ll be thinking of you 😉  

sunday was sunny….I heard.

what a lovely weekend.fleur

what a lie.

I went out once to buy a baguette and some croissants

I spent the whole weekend writing either about chinese women or inequalities in France

it’s monday soon and i feel i didn’t any of the thing i really wanted to to

like sleep, paint my nails, go for a walk or bake cookies…

It was sunny today, i could feel it thru the windows…

Is Spring really here? 

Jaded…

I had a crazy week

And it’s not over…

back to work tomorrow afternoon !

Big event is on monday…

I don’t know where I’ll find time to study

and let’s not even mention..find time for me…

presentation about IKEA on thursday…

didn’t go perfectly 😦

you know what’s perfect?

patisserie_sthonore2

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