hemska listan.

hej friends. är det fortfarande bara torsdag? känns som denna veckan varit två veckor lång redan typ. och on that note så kommer här hemska listan med allt jobbigt.

(p.s. ej så illa som det låter, men ska bli skönt med helg snart oavsett.)

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obehagligaste jag vet: kackerlackor och larver. folks fötter.

absolut inte min killtyp: bröliga fratbros. stekare. killar som inte förstår konceptet av privilegier. killar med dålig klädstil.

äckligaste mat jag vet: donuts. vet att det låter helt sjukt pga jag gillar typ all mat??? utom just donuts, vilket e så knäppt för jag gillar typ det mesta som innehåller fett och socker.

blir arg på: rövhattar i kommentarsfält på internet. och sedan på mig själv som ibland (ganska sällan dock, thank god) låter mig dras in i en argumentation som är doomed to fail. huvudvärk.

sämsta bok jag läst: sam’s letter to jennifer av james patterson. hittade den när jag letade igenom vårt airbnb på hawaii efter NÅGON som helst bok. failade totalt. (har skrivit om den här btw)

något som får mig att byta radiokanal: jingliga, säljiga, överhurtiga, fejkiga reklamer.

sist jag ville ta till knytnävarna: brukar inte känna så speciellt ofta, iallafall inte när jag dealar med människor som gör mig arga (då vill jag mest skrika), men när mitt tangentbord slutar funka på min andra dator (det är lite trasigt) så blir jag ibland GALEN och bankar på det.

sämsta serien jag nyligen sett: GIRL BOSS. HERREGU. såg typ 10 minuter och stängde av pga förbannad över hur dåligt det var.

fulaste plagg jag vet: taxklackar!! och fedoras. får panik.

äckligaste drycken: vet inte vad det heter på svenska men sours (öl). *googlar* suröl? aldrig hört i sverige, men här är det ganska vanligt och det smakar spya typ.

det skriker jag när jag blir arg: VAD I HELVETE eller VAD FAAAAAAN ASSÅ

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list about everything that’s terrible. via sandra.

july in a restless heart.

happy independence day! it’s literally july. so weird. especially living in year-round sunny california, i forget that time actually passes…but it does. heere are some other julys throughout the years.

2016

bernal heights.

nastasja & daniel.

last year, i was happy, stressed out, sad, and anxious all at once. took lots of walks and nastasja was here visiting. <3

 

2015

sf giants vs. oakland a's.

saturday in the park.

two years ago i interned at apple, hung out a lot with johan, and went to my life’s first (and so far only) baseball game. zzzzz.

 

2014

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the year before that, i was working in oslo as i used to do sometimes and fell in love with a boy who took me high up to ekeberg above the city.

 

2013

miami beach.

miami.

this year, i was on my one month backpack alone. in july i was wrapping up in my last destination, miami beach. i went skydiving and to everglades national park.

 

2012

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2012 was my first summer working in oslo. it was all new, but i found my place and started loving it instantly.

 

2011

summer stockholm.

summer stockholm.

a real stockholm summer. this is literally the best thing about sweden. damn, how i miss it. <3

 

2010

tokyo.

kyoto.

ugh, another place i really miss — japan. me and my dad went for a coupe of weeks to visit my aunt and my cousins. we went crazy in colorful harajuku, and walked up long stairs to temples in kyoto. time to go back soon.

crazy how i’m always in different places it seems…..can’t be stuck too long in one place i guess. a restless soul.

 

juli genom åren. alltså, så många olika platser ändå? känns som en ynnest såklart, men också min förbannat rastlösa själ.
hoppas ni har en fin 4th of july. puss.

about traveling.

it’s the end of june! a really popular time to travel. personally, there are no huge trips coming up for me, except new york from tomorrow til tuesday and then another one in september (i’ll tell you more about that later this summer). why not do a travel list today?

maui/kihei & wailea.

what’s the hottest vs the coldest place you’ve traveled to?
i honestly haven’t been to any INSANELY hot or cold places. the u.s (hawaii, los angeles) and/or the caribbean (cuba, the bahamas) in the summer has been pretty hot, and sweden or poland in the winter has been pretty cold.

sälen.

how long did your longest trip last?
except for when i have actually lived in other countries for a longer time, it’s probably been my 1 month caribbean backpacking trip in 2013, when i still lived in sweden but went to new york, mexico, cuba, jamaica, the bahamas, and miami.

cuba.

what tips would you give a tourist who was traveling to the city you live in?
this guide!

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what’s your favorite country to travel?
i meannnn. honeslty, it’s the u.s.! since i moved here 3.5 years ago, i’ve managed to visit so many fantastic places. here is a post i made about my u.s travels last year. it’s SUCH a diverse country honestly, and a great place for someone like me who loves huge cities.

chicago.

what’s the most touristy place you’ve been to?
walk of fame, statue of liberty, and the eiffel tower must surely be top three?

eiffel tower / la tour eiffel.

what are your must-haves in your bag when traveling?
nothing weird, but phone charger, camera and chewing gum are CRUCIAL.

new york.

what are your four best travel pictures?
what a hard question! not sure if four best EVER, but here are some that i like:

seattle.
in seattle with a view over mount rainier

maui/sunrise at the haleakala summit.
sunrise above the clouds on top of the haleakala volcano in hawaii

cuba.
after the rain in the village viñales in cuba

long island city.
view over manhattan from long island city in new york

any favorites?

where would you want to travel right now?
sweden! :/ last time i was there was 1.5 years ago (in the winter, ugh). couldn’t go this summer because of visa, work, etc. and don’t want to go in the winter … which means i have to wait another year? :(

wilda, tove & olivier.

what’s the worst trip you’ve made?
i should’ve researched more before i went to jamaica. where i was in kingston, there wasn’t a lot to do, and it was pretty empty and dirty. the paris trip just right before me and my ex broke up was not fantastic either.

kingston / jamaica.

what’s a place you wouldn’t want to go to?
i would go anywhere, but there are some places i’m not necessarily super interested in seeing, like alaska. or kairo. or macau. but convince me and i’ll go!

london.

 

reselista står på menyn idag! älskar att kolla på resebilder, alla bilder blir alltid finare när man reser alltså.

what 2017 has done to me so far.

so, june came. after all. that went fast, didn’t it? let’s take a glance in the rear view mirror for the first couple of months of 2017. list from sandra.

adidas crop top.
what has been the best thing?
getting a full time job that i’m enjoying. getting to have lived in my two favorite cities, new york and san francisco. finding an everyday routine with life — work, free time, workouts, sleep, food, everything — that really makes me feel good.

what has been the worst?
spending time, feelings, anxiety and tears on someone a second time, which i shouldn’t have done.
and the visa stress which is always present (and still not over).

ocean beach.

hangout with patty.

what month was your favorite?
april! san francisco was warm and sunny, i had fun and was happy, and had a fantastic birthday weekend.

did you do anything you’ve never done before?
lived in new york.

post-rain san francisco saturday.
new year's 16/17.

have you traveled?
to/from new york and san francisco only.

what has been the hardest?
all the visa stuff. ugh. the never ending stress. also, dudes.

fred perry polo.

bernal heights.
have you learned anything?
honestly, don’t worry be happy seems like a pretty accurate phrase. ain’t nobody got time for bullshit.

what has been the soundtrack?
kendrick’s latest album, probably.

birthday friday at al's place.

el techo.
did you have any goals for the first half of 2017?
around the end of 2016, i really just wanted to get a full time job somewhere nice. and in the very beginning of 2017, i did!

what are you looking forward to for the rest of the year?
knowing where i’ll be. hopefully my visa applications will give me some answers and clarity soon, so i can know where i’ll be, and be calm in that. fingers crossed, my friends. also, me and siri are planning a trip! yay!

post-rain san francisco saturday.

lite om första delen av 2017. om att jag fått bo i både new york och san francisco, fått ett heltidsjobb jag gillar, men haft lite visumstress. och sånt.

☆ APRIL 29 ☆

HELLOOO. happy birthday to me! while i’m out adventuring and eating good food all day today, here’s a birthday list (just like last year):

how many years are you turning today?
twenty-six! aka “one more year to go before you become jim morrison, jimi hendrix, and those guys”, as my coworker sean said. thanks, sean. (here ↑ is when i turned 22, 23, 24 and 25!)

birthday.

do you feel like you are the age you’re turning?
i think so? i’ve felt the same age for the last like 3-ish years though, so it’s kinda weird getting older.

foreign cinema.

what are your plans for today?
brunch with siri, daniel, and lance in the day, then dinner with siri in the evening, and then bar hangout with all my san francisco friends at southern pacific brewing. stoked!

foreign cinema.

do you associate your birthday with something in particular?
just celebrating A TON with lots of friends. i don’t celebrate christmas or easter or any other family-centric holiday really, so when it’s my birthday, it’s all in.

southern pacific brewing.

what did you do on your birthday one year ago?
went out in the sun hanging around shopping with mark and hannah, then had dinner at foreign cinema with siri, and then did the southern pacific brewing hangout at night. (plus more dinners and brunches throughout the weekend of course). had such a great birthday weekend.

birthday weekend - sunday.

how would a perfect birthday look?
last year was pretty perfect! warm, sunny, lots of good food, and lots of great friends!

birthday weekend - saturday.

tell us about a birthday you remember extra clearly.
2012 in nice was great (i always talk about this one here on the blog i feel). 50s diners, sun, park hangouts, and my childhood bestie and longest-time friend joanna flew down to france to hang out.

my birthday pt 1.

if you could wish for a cake, what kind would it be?
can i switch out the cake for like crème brûlée? good, i’ll do that instead then. thanks! :33

birthday celebration.

 

idag fyller jag 26! peppigaste dagen på mitt år!

april exactly right now.

kendrick’s new album.

breaking bad. slowly getting through, sporadically.

opening instagram probably 200 times a day.

it’s not supposed to rain but it is, a little bit.

wearing a dress i bought once upon a heartbreak.

i’ve seen a raccoon, a parrot and two bunnies, right here in my neighborhood.

reading the goldfinch that never ends. 232/771 pages now.

i hang out a lot at the gym and i always love it.

i go running sometimes but i always hate it.

friends who are not getting visas having to leave the country.

thinking about the future after the spring, after the summer. it doesn’t exist yet.

trying to make plans that don’t vanish in the uncertainty of the fall. (they do.)

i’m ok. ♡

 

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a list about this week.

birthday stuff.

something i’ve done this week that was planned: went to the bonobo concert with dinesh on wednesday!

something that wasn’t planned: went to another concert afterwards and stayed up until 4 am.

a tip from this week: this video of a woodpecker hitching a ride through chicago. IT’S THE CUTEST THING.

discovery of the week: café st jorge in the mission. a fantastic portugese brunch place. i might show you a pic or two later.

the best food i’ve cooked this week: EH. i don’t cook food usually. probably scrambled eggs or something, cause it’s basically on that level.

brunch at the market.

“ouch” of the week: the fantastic headache i got after my mid day run on tuesday. i can’t go for a run in the middle of the day, i feel so damn beaten and unproductive at work afterwards. working out in the evening = no probs.

this week’s emotion: pretty chill. no drama.

a sf walk.

breakfast of the week: chocolate/coconut protein drink, my usual weekday breakfast.

magic this week: bonobo live was pretty awesome!

how i rate this week: it was a good one! nothing too crazy. i have been kinda going with the flow, which has been nice.

happy sunday! <3

adidas crop top.

 

en lista om den här veckan. jag har varit på konsert och haft huvudvärk, men annars har det mest varit bra. plus en gullig hackspett! glad söndag!

nine truths and a lie.

it’s april fool’s! and just like last year and two years ago, i thought i’d give you some fun facts about me. nine of them are true and one is false! can you figure out which one?

i’ll reveal the answer in a few days : ) happy saturday and don’t get too fooled out there.

sunday.

1. when i was little, i wanted to become a circus princess.

2. i hate donuts.

3. mini cooper, jeep wrangler, and volvo amazon are some favorite car models of mine.

4. i’ve never driven a car.

5. i love having several books to read at the same time that i can switch between.

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6. i’ve had my ears, lip, tongue, bellybutton and nipple pierced.

7. i like cracking my knuckles but hate the sound of hearing others do it.

8. scared of cockroaches, but not at all of bees.

9. i’ve had 6 different iphone models, but only one single macbook.

10. i’m not allergic to anything.

valentine's day.

that’s it, guys! give me your best shot in the comments. happy first april saturday!

 

mao

april april! glad första aprillördag vettja. precis som de två senaste åren har jag samlat ihop några påståenden om mig. nio är sanna och ett är falskt. kan du klura ut vilket? lösning kommer om ett par dagar. puss och glad vårlördag!

my wish list.

it’s march 29th, which means my birthday is exactly one month away. here’s a wish list if i could pick anything right now:

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portraits. the best gift ever is getting a portrait. and you guys are so good at drawing me!! it would be dreamy to add to this beautiful collection.

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an umbrella. so, i lost my pretty marc jacobs umbrella, and to shed myself from the rain i bought a rain coat. i do want an umbrella too, though. maybe a palm tree one like this one?

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clean warm cotton. this is the perfume i wear everyday, and actually, i bought it for myself as a birthday gift one year ago. since the bottle seems to last exactly a year-ish, it’s soon time for a new one.

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one of the few murakami books i haven’t read. out of his novels it’s only ONE! a wild sheep chase (wow, didn’t even realize until i checked that i’e read all of his other ones). from his short stories anthologies it would be blind willow, sleeping woman. love haruki <3

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ace embroiderd gucci sneakers. KILL ME NOW I LOVE THESE SHOES SO MUCH

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a trip. to some nice and warm and adventurous place. now that my visa still is unsure, i think a trip within the u.s. borders would be my best bet. like new orleans, for example! ↑ it’s been on my bucket list for a long time now.

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workout clothes. i’ve worn my current sets of workout clothes for a long time and it’s been forever since i’ve treated myself to new ones. i think it’s time soon!

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a new camera. for example the canon 80d? would be nice, especially with that flippable display, which my current canon rebel t5 doesn’t have.

yep. all that, and some love and world peace would be nice? thanks in advance <3

 

mao

min födelsedag infaller om prick en månad, så det är passande med en önskelista idag tycker jag! typ detta hade varit fint att få:
porträtt, ett paraply, clean warm cotton-parfymen (min flaska börjar sakta men säkert ta slut), haruki murakamis a wild sheep chase (som är den enda av hans skönlitterära romaner jag inte läst!), de fantastiska blommiga guccisneakersen, en tripp till new orleans, fräscha träningskläder och en ny kamera. samt fred på jorden då!

(pictures via pinterest)

beautiful things that are easy to forget.

the butterfly house.

kat von d's wonderland.

miami throwback.

when the rain makes my head ache and my heart heavy, these are the beautiful little joys in life at the moment:

× listening to teenage-y nostalgia music.

× dancing on the benches at a packed and sweaty bar.

× talking to someone with the same taste in music, movies and books.

× the internet.

× streaming let’s dance from sweden and cry out of pride over stina.

× saffron cocktails.

× how at least 5 people tagged me in the corgi races video. <3

× shopping more clothes than i need/should, no shame.

× get out!!! (will make a separate post about this)

× never seeing your roomies, but when you do, it’s all fun and nice and laughy.

× skype sessions with important people in other countries.

× wine, pupusas and dancing with a bestie.

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one photo every hour. july.

 

mao

fina grejer just nu att komma ihåg. speciellt nu när det regnar och jag blir lite deppad och sånt är svårt att minnas.