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Picture of the month – March 2012 – Japan in my wallet

03/08/2012 Leave a comment

Japan in my h… wallet?

This is a close up picture of a small piece of paper that I have in my wallet. It’s a bit of a map I drew a heart on an put in my wallet about 10 years ago. The map is in Swedish so that’s why you can’t read some of it. But the message is clear, I love Japan. And while I probably wouldn’t do this today I’ll just let it be there in my wallet for no special reason. Though it is kind of special. Because it’s from the time when I started to get interested in Japan and it’s a representation of my love for Japan. That is stronger than ever.

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Categories: art, Japan, off topic, swedish, the blog

I wish I could start again

02/15/2012 Leave a comment

I have many problems. But one problem right now gives me very little time over for something like this blog. It really makes me sad to say but it’s the truth, as well as just lacking the energy to be productive on a entertainment level. 

Main problem right now is that I don’t have a job. And that has forced me to do what The Unemployment Office tells me to do. They want me to do this internship. But it’s not any internship. At this place I learn pretty much nothing and they don’t hire people, people work there for free. I’m there 8.5 hours a day (except on Fridays when we end early), I sit in front of a PC looking at scans of old books from the 1800 century and forward. These books are written by priests, they documented where people moved in and out of the region we call “Skaraborg”, today it’s a part of “Västa Götalands län”. Think of it as a state or prefecture.

And the way they wrote back then was crazy, letters can have zero resemblance to what we read today. So it’s really hard to make out names and towns. We are to look for immigrants and then register them. I find the writing and the immigration a bit interesting actually. For about an hour… It’s so damn boring!

I try to use time there looking for jobs and writing job applications, and other stuff I’m not really allowed to do. But to get back to the point. I go up 6:45, ride my bike for 30 minutes in the cold. Sit at a computer for about 8.5 hours. Go home. Feel tired and of course you wanna do SOMETHING fun or maybe you need to do SOME chores. And on top of all this I’m in need of a job more than ever. Because I’m not getting any money from any place!

I could just walk away and say I wont do it. I would of course! But there’s a catch. I have to be registered at The Unemployment Office NOW because in about 3 months when my money run out I will turn to the Social Service, and ask them for money. The last resort. I need money to stay in my apartment, I don’t wanna lose it and if I did I don’t know what I would do with my cat Akira. They have said that I now need to be doing this in order to get money when I do apply for economical support.

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Categories: off topic, sweden, the blog

ACTA disgusts me

01/29/2012 Leave a comment

Due to my lack of effort and knowledge I will not go in to much detail myself detail. Just a few days ago… “22 EU members signed the controversial ACTA treaty today in Tokyo. However, the signatures of the EU member states and the EU itself will count for nothing unless the European Parliament gives its approval to ACTA in June.

And I’d just like to say that ACTA is disgusting and a real threat to the Internet and the world. Two things I hate about this is that Japan is partly the creator of ACTA (along with the US), and Sweden just signed their support for it. This could turn our social networking and online sharing to the likes of China‘s situation. One of mans greatest creations could be ruined. I’d like to inform you more about this matter with the following. Thank you.

News report

Wikipedia

http://www.stopacta.info/

Categories: Japan, off topic, sweden

メリクリスマス!

12/22/2011 2 comments

Merry Christmas! God jul as we say in Sweden, and meri kurisumasu as they say in Japan!

I’m surprised by the view count I’m getting even though I’m not posting anything. I don’t know if it’s all spammers, new people or some people who actually check back here. You know, if you are new to this blog, then there are a ton of posts to check out if you go back. However,  I haven’t stopped posting, I’m just having major problems. I have no idea when I’ll start posting more often, things are looking more bad than better…

I just wanted to thank you for that. And for all the people who have and are reading my blog. And wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year. Thank you.

メリクリスマス

Practice your Japanese while watching the luncar eclipse (outdated)

12/10/2011 Leave a comment

There is a lunar eclipse happening today taking place. It won’t be visible all over the world obviously, but it seems that both Japan and Sweden can spot it. In Sweden after 15:00 and in Japan around 00:00, I don’t have more accurate information. But I did find a Japanese live feed that will show you the eclipse if you’re out of luck, or don’t want to go outside (shame on you!). And they are talking so you can practice your Japanese while waiting for the eclipse to take place.

UStream here

Categories: Japan, nihongo, off topic

I got Tumblr

11/28/2011 Leave a comment

I had no idea Tumblr.com was such a nice blog creator. Almost wish I had gone with that site instead of this. But I don’t really care. I got a Tumblr page though. But it’s gonna be for random stuff, mainly photos. So if you want some simple random stuff coming from me then check it out.

The Swedish Otaku VIEWPOINT

Categories: art, off topic, the blog

The reason for the few posts being made

11/19/2011 Leave a comment

I just wanna give a vague explanation on why there are so few posts being made on my blog recently. It’s not anymore that I’m busy or lazy. It’s because one of my best friends has broken my heart. And I just can’t deal with many things right now. Not gonna say more than that, I can hardly even think of this nightmare. Just had to let it be said. Sorry. Don’t forget I got my Twitter. Thank you.

Categories: off topic, the blog