I spent an hour yesterday interviewing Leo Razzak at Fryshuset, social entrepreneur and future leader of the Swedish youth. He was lovely! As usual I preferred when we went off the grid and talked about things that came up organically than the standardized questions. It gives so much more to let a conversation take its natural course than asking the expected. I shared a part of my story and the scary similarities between our lives recently and he thought it was so mind-boggling that he wanted me to work it in the text. This particular story for me though, is so recent and fresh in my mind that it will feel too personal. Maybe when a few years have passed I’ll write about it. But it’s amazing how totally different people on the outside can have so many things in common in their life story. The interview will be published in Stockholm Banco in October, when our magazine has its grand premiere!
❤ Today is a wonderful day
Because it is the one day we get to live
It shows up in different ways
But it always gives us the opportunity to give
It dresses up and comes in disguise
To separate the disillusioned from the wise
Today comes in the present as a gift
And it always gives us a brand new lift
The possibility of making more people smile
Seeing that life is wonderfully worthwile
New moments to be bold
New stories to be told
Today brings a new story
And the story goes the way we choose it to go
It can be utterly boring
Or a fantastic leap into the unknown
We can choose to grow and expand
To walk on stranger land
To be more
than we were before
To hold a strangers hand
And suddenly understand
That there is immense love between the two of you
And that you can choose to let it through
So be friends with today
And you’ll be friends with life itself
Because you are the only one who’s you
And you cannot be lived by anybody else.
My morning routine goes like this nowadays: 1. get kisses 2. do power yoga 3. meditate 4. study economics 5. write an article 6. put on clothes 7. make and have a delicious breakfast 8. get to work/university/martial arts class/the gym/my friends pool.
We had an awesome and lovely night out at the prestigious venue of Café Opera last night. The venue where royalty and celebrity such as Mick Jagger and Madonna have partied at since 1980. The event was for exchange students and Swedish students of the School of Business. We started the night with a pre-party (Swedish: förfest, the verb “to pre-party”: föra – a commonly used word) at one of our faddrars lovely apartment in the city. We played beerpong and got to know each other better.
As nightfall came we continued onward to the club where the place was jam-packed with exchange students from Indonesia to Ecuador and Swedish students from Närke to Kiruna. When the clock turned eleven we opened the doors to the public and the party really started. A mix of Stockholm’s best party people gathered together under one roof, dancing the night away on four different floors to awesome house DJ’s.
Me and Ms. Thatswhatshesaid met Mr. Cutting at the burger shop outside when we felt like walking out for a bit of fresh air. So lovely to meet awesome people. Some of us got to know each other a whole lot better (if you know what I mean see the pic above). The most party-esque of us danced until closing time or until our feet were sore. All in all – an absolutely fabulous and fun night to start the semestre!
P.S. The dresscode was cocktail so I prepared with my Tokyuu-necklace and Ferragamo-inspired dress so I felt a bit dressed up :p .