Tag: swedish

Rachel Khoo

Birthday Celebrations

Fifty-three is such a “meh” birthday, and yet it was actually quite as good one, with a few highlights. Yesterday, I woke early and went out in search of an early morning “adventure”. I left the house before 6.00am, and wandered in the direction of Kings Cross. I figured an early morning breakfast in The ...

Jonas Holmberg

Three or four years ago, I discovered the Swedish singer, Jonas Holmberg, and fell totally in love with his voice. I know it's a cliche, but he has the "voice of an angel", and he chooses such great tunes which are then beautifully orchestrated. As someone learning Swedish, I also love the fact he has ...

Feeling Refreshed

"Most of the year we have a really very pleasant climate in Sydney", I argued to a colleague earlier today. "Except for two weeks in winter when we all bang on about how cold and wet it is, and two weeks in summer, when we can't stop complaining about how hot and humid it is", ...

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Song Of The Year – Tove Lo Habits

Of all the new music I saw/heard in 2014, this was the one that stood out. Yeah, of course it's from a Swedish artist, and I love the fact she doesn't try to hide that in her video clip (unlike a lot of other Swedish artists these days who are doing their best to hide ...

My text book, Svenska Utifran

My Swedish is better when I’ve been drinking

Once again I've decided my Swedish is better when I've had a drink or two, or three or four. I first discovered this a few years ago at a bar in Stockholm. I was chatting in English with a couple of Swedish guys, and when the topic got around to learning the Swedish language, I ...

Greta Garbo Grave

Greta Garbo’s Grave

They say Garbo was elusive in her life. She's somewhat elusive in death also, it seems. Even though I'd found some online instructions about how to find her grave, they weren't particularly clear. Even though they were seemingly quite detailed, they lacked specifics. The "general vibe" isn't enough when it comes to navigation, I've concluded. ...