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2014

FRESH BAKED BREAD

December 13, 2014

I decided to bake some bread earlier, and thank goodness I did, because my thai leftovers from the other day (that I had looked forward to eat), were CRAP…or mostly the rice and I was too lazy to make some new. Anyway, I’ve enjoyed eating my bread instead, and now I’m on my next task to go through my clothes – what to back with the moving company, what to pack in my suitcase, and what to donate. Phu.

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LUCIA

December 13, 2014

 

… otherwise called, Saint Lucy’s Day, is on 13 December, in Advent. Her feast once coincided with the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year before calendar reforms, so her feast day has become a festival of light. St. Lucy’s Day is celebrated most commonly in Scandinavia, with their long dark winters, where it is a major feast day. In Scandinavia, a person dressed in a white dress and a red sash carries palms and wears a crown or wreath of candles on her head. In Sweden, girls (or sometimes boys) dressed as Lucy carry rolls and cookies in procession as songs are sung. It is said that to vividly celebrate St. Lucy’s Day will help one live the long winter days with enough light. Text totally copied from wikipedia, and click here to read the whole article.

Liz woke me up this morning, with the Lucia song playing on her phone, and with a candle in her other hand. She had also prepared coffee that was brewing and fixed so we could stream the traditional Lucia program on the TV, from the Swedish TV. So cozy, and I totally teared up. It means so much to live in a bi+national marriage where your other half totally knows the tradition from your home country and culture. ♥

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FIKA TIME & GOOD TIMES

December 12, 2014

Sitting at a cafe in West Asheville, sipping on an Italian soda and blogging. Feels so good to not worry about any school work anymore and my grades are in and it turned out great, so I’m a happy camper. Weekend lays ahead of us and my parents will be here in about a week, how fun!

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CHRISTMAS PARADE 2014

December 12, 2014

Last Monday, Liz and I headed to Waynesville, a town located about 30 min from Asheville. It was time for the 2014 Christmas Parade there. But we started off with some amazing coffee drinks at our favorite cafe, Panacea first. Let’s check it out!

 

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NEW DESIGN, DEC 2014

December 11, 2014

Welcome to the new look in here, I hope you’re liking it! I still have a few minor things to fix, but the general design is done! Yay!

 

 

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NEW DESIGN COMING SOON!

December 8, 2014

Redesigning this website is taking way longer than I first thought. Please, be patient and check back here soon again!

Love,

Lina

ATLANTA

December 5, 2014

As I wrote a few days ago, I was going to write about the rest of the trip we did to Atlanta a few weeks ago. We started off, as I wrote about → here visiting The Walking Dead filming locations. We then headed to the World of Coca-Cola Museum since Coke was founded in Atlanta, GA. Such a cool museum. Let’s check it out.

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We then met up one of our friends for a beer in Little Five Points, and after that headed to her and her wife’s place since she had gotten of work then. I totally forgot to take any pictures the rest of the evening..but we all went, together with another friend, to eat dinner. And we ended up on the couch watching the very first episode of the Walking Dead, in the spirit of our little trip earlier to the various locations.

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The next morning we basically hung out in the kitchen together with all their amazing pets for hours. Ate a delicious brunch and chatted about everything and nothing. It was such an amazing and relaxed morning.

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We also took a walk around in their cozy neighborhood. The weather was perfect and so fall-ish.

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DONE!

December 4, 2014

linaYes, I’m done with all my final exams now!

THREE LATELY

December 3, 2014

school1Tuesday evening I had my final exam time for my evening class – Introduction to Motion Media. Since we had animated short movies, we brought a bunch of snacks to class, and watched all the animations while snacking. This is what the snack table looked like. My classmates laughed at me when I was taking this picture and loudly said that it was soooo American. Oreos, Goldfish, chips, soda…and so on. 

school2Today, I had my second final exam time in my New Media Art and Design class. We presented our final projects we’ve been working on for a few weeks, and after about 2.5 hours we were done, and I headed home to…

school3…this. I have my final exam in History of Design tomorrow. So much to memorize..and I’m so bad with names on a daily basis, and now I have to remember almost 70 names of different designers/artists, and who belong to different time periods, styles plus all the facts about the various styles. I’m overwhelmed. BUT at this time tomorrow, or actually a few hours earlier (like 5.30-ish, hopefully earlier), I’m done.

FIRST FINAL EXAM COMING UP

December 2, 2014

Two pretty dark and blurry photo booth pictures of me, taken a min ago, as I’m heading to school (yes, at 6.30pm – ca 8.30pm) for my first final exam of this semester. Gotta go!

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