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The weekend was spent at Gröna Lund with the family, And it´s been ages since I were in Stockholm. And the time that I went to the Japanese Embassy for 2 years ago doesn´t count, since that´s all I did. it was beautiful as always, and Gröna lund was, well, it pales in comparison to Fuji Quu-.

Lin will be here in less than two weeks time, The agenda includes a day in Stockholm, Uppsala, Old viking remnants in Västerås and then a few days in Strängnäs.

School has been going on for two weeks now, September will be slow-paced though, due to the professor being away for research. But it´s for the best, since Lin will be here for a while. The translation courses are really interesting, as well as the Japanese History one. But it´s really hard to keep track on it when it comes to the History, since all they did was civil war, one after another. It makes me want to visit Toshogu again, one of my favorite places in Japan, The Toshogu shrine in Nikko.

Best regards,

Simon

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Viking/Pirate??

It’s monday and I’m really tired from a day of doing more or less nothing,  tomorrow’s my one day of the week with classes. Which might sound great to some but due to studying on distance through Swedish Universities, there’s the 7 hour time difference which means that my last class of the day ends at 1:30 am. The newest class which started last week is based on some really old Japanese short novels, it’s interesting but the outdated language and symbols makes it a lot more challenging. I turned in the report on a text named Umi yesterday, I liked it but it’s very vague which lead to a lot  of speculation on my part.

Monday means Vikings, a relatively new tv series featuring just that, Vikings:). There’s even a Swede or two in it. I watch it with Lin every week which we’ll do once she comes home from Work. And here’s a fun fact, most Asians does not know the difference between Vikings and Pirates, which I find hilarious. There’s also thing game show named Vs Arashi, one of my favorites. Which includes a game which is name “Vikingsomethingsomething”, but it’s actually a pirate ship with a pirate flag:S

I’ll have to make my way over to the post office as soon as possible, to start shipping things back home to Sweden, mostly a bunch of Magazines. I think that I’ve said it before but my favorite souvenirs are Books, Music and Magazines.

/Simon