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Archive for January, 2011

SwS Episode 6: Att baka semlor Posted by on Jan 20, 2011

Hey guys! I’m back again, after just two days. (The frequency might explain why it took me until 23:00/11:00pm to complete this post!) Aurora and I decided to make semlor today, and we thought you might like to see the process and its result, and even learn some new phrases. So we filmed the entire…

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Team Handball World Championship Posted by on Jan 19, 2011

One of Sweden’s most popular sports is in the midst of a World Championship.  And it’s in Sweden.  And it seems that a majority of the rest of the world could care less.  The US included.  It’s Team Handball of course! The tournament started on January 13th and will continue until January 30th. This is…

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SwS Episode 5: Gå versus åka Posted by on Jan 18, 2011

Hej! One thing that can be confusing for Swedish learners is the difference between the two main ‘to go’ verbs. They’re actually not very hard to get used to; it just takes a little extra practice. Here, I tell you the difference: Thanks for watching, and I’ll see you guys later this week! Or, well…

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Can you remember the time before wifi…? Posted by on Jan 17, 2011

Can you remember the time before iphones, androids and blackberries? Not to mention ipads and when everybody could get internet on their phones? Most of you probably can, though could you seriously consider going back and living in that day and age? Whether it is specifically Swedes or not who are used to having wireless…

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An unspoken topic Posted by on Jan 14, 2011

In this blog post the comparisons are based on Swedish and Japanese television only, please understand that there might be more views on this matter, and please feel free to share them in a positive and constructive manner. When abroad you realize a lot of things about your own country, I realized things about Sweden…

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Winter Activities in Sweden Posted by on Jan 13, 2011

I used to be a halfway active person.  Basketball, football (the American kind), even a little track and field.  At one point I even ran a half marathon.  And by run, I mean stumbled slowly across the finish line, but close enough.  Now my activity is limited to skiing (the downhill kind) and walking. A…

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Shocking documentary on Sweden´s role in WWII Posted by on Jan 12, 2011

No comment…We might have to rewrite history now in Sweden.

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