RED FOR LOVE

Winter this year is treating us quite well. At least that`s what I think. I`m sure a fair share of the majority believe it`s cold, even though it`s -2 today. It`s been worse, so I`m not going to complain. Plus it means that I can wear less “warmer” clothes! I find it weird how people in Pakistan call +15 for “winter”. It makes me laugh. I remember I saw kids who were covered up in big jackets when I was in Pakistan in December three years ago… And it was almost +20? That`s insane. +20 here is like proper summer here in Norway, so +20 was more than okay for me who doesn`t love heat. But my family in Pakistan thought it was blooming cold and proper winter. They sure haven`t been to Norway, haha.

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I`ve been at school today. We had a history lecture today, about the USA and how they became a nation with so much power. Interesting, buuuut I`m looking way much more forward to the Second World War and especially Holocaust! I managed to forget my lunch at home, so guess who went straight to the kitchen just as she came home? I`m glad I didn`t have a long day today.

IMG_2110It`s not always that easy to take pictures, haha.. my lovely red jumper with a skirt. Thought I`d try something a little difference. 

Hope this Wednesday`s treating you all well. Celebrate love today and every day!

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STUDYING ABROAD?

Hey guys! I hope you`re doing well. I just came home from a family visit. Today`s been quite a long day. It was also a little too hard to get up today, bet I wasn`t the only one, haha. But, all in all it`s been an okay Monday!

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So, over to what this post is supposed to be about. This isn`t something I`ve mentioned on here, but: I`ve been wanting to study abroad for a long time. The opportunity seems great. Meeting new people, getting out there, living in another country for some time and studying there. I`ve been thinking of Canada, The Netherlands, Germany, India… God knows where I`m going to end up. I`ve been unsure about whether I`m actually able to get in or not, because of my grades. But, we got some information today at school which made me a little more hopeful and also got me thinking “oh my God, what am I even up to?!” The whole experience seems so new and I don`t exactly know what I`m even considering, haha… So, if anyone of you have studied abroad, whether that was 10 years ago or just last year, please share your experiences in the comment section below.  Where did you go, what was it like, what did you study? Did you miss home too much? Was it worth it, was it fun, scary, exciting or nerve-wrecking? Or maybe someone you know, have studied abroad?

So yeah, let me know below! I`ll appreciate it a lot. 🙂 

THEY SAY THAT GREAT THINGS TAKE TIME

I`m not popular, nor do I have many friends.

As a child I didn`t really have any friends. There and then I did I have people I could hang out with, but now I`ve realised they weren`t actually my friends. None of them stayed – some “faded away”, while others abandoned me. I was little, didn`t understand as much as I do now and didn`t really stand up for myself. In high-school I had many days where I felt lonely. For a long time, I didn`t really feel like anyone tried to listen to me or saw me who I am.

But, during my second year in high-school I got to know two girls, Sara and Thea. It started with me sitting with them. Slowly we started talking more and more and during third year I visited them and they visited me. I remember I once told them “I don`t trust you, it`s going to take a while for me” and they were like “well, just know that we trust you.” Some words can mean so much to you. They didn`t go all like “oh, why don`t you trust us, don`t you consider us your friends?”. They didn`t judge me, instead they gave me time and kept being the kind human beings they are. That meant and still means so much to me. I know that I could literally do anything to them, and they would still be kind to me. Thea is still here in Norway, while Sara is in Australia. She`s going to stay there for a couple of months and of course I miss her. I think it`s easy to think you`re going to drift apart when the distance is so huge, but I know we`re going to work it out and that missing each other will do us. Besides, Thea is still here!

Some days ago, Sara messaged me. “I just want to remind you of how fantastic, strong and cool you are, and I miss you.” Those words touched my heart and made me emotional (I`m perhaps the most emotional person on this earth).

I remember how I sometimes used to think before that the pain was never going to end. It seemed like the times I was going through at that time, was a phase I had to walk through forever. Many of us feel that way – it can feel like a never ending roller-coaster. You ask yourself “why me”. At that time I didn`t understand why people were being mean to me and making fun of me either. To be honest. sometimes I even found myself thinking “am I not cool enough or beautiful enough for people?” It feels like I wasn`t  popular or fabulous enough for most people, because after all, I didn`t really have that many to hang out with.

I still don`t have that many to hang out with, but you know what? I might have few friends, but the ones I have are fantastic. That`s good enough for me, because at least I`m cool enough, beautiful enough and fabulous enough for them. And that`s all that should matter.

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WEDNESDAY

“And, who knows, you too may already serve as a huge inspiration for someone. So keep using your voice, honouring your past, owning your story, and making new experiences to add to it. The more characters you meet, the more character you build. The more colorful your story, the more colorful your life.” 

Some inspiring words I read today, which I wanted to share with you. It might be easy to feel little in this big, big world, but know that you might be on someone else`s mind right know and you might be the reason someone bothers getting up every morning. You might be someone else`s inspiration and alone you can have a huge impact on this world. 

I hope you`re all doing well! Today`s been alright, I had a seminar and a lecture today and pretty much went home afterwards. Since I don`t have any lectures and seminars the rest of the week, it`s already weekend for me. Well, at least in my head, even though I have to study. About that – I didn`t start on Saturday and only did a little bit studying on Sunday. If anyone of you have any tips and tricks on how t how to stay focused (and motivated) after a great vacation in Germany, please do share, thank you.

Speaking of Germany – I really like one of the notebooks I bought from there! It looks so cute. I also bought some new highlighters, that look like tubes. Maybe using them will make me more motivated.IMG_2011IMG_2013

Also. I thought I had changed my “about me page” a while ago, but apparantely I hadn`t… For a while some of you have been writing “welcome to WordPress” and “have a great time blogging”. I`ve just been like “I`ve been here for more than two years, but thank you” in my mind, but I checked my page and haha… no wonder I got those sort of comments! It`s pretty much what I wrote back when I started this blog. I`m going to update it now, so if you`re interested, make sure to check it out!

TRAVEL SICKNESS AND TOO LITTLE FOCUS

I started thinking how I should begin this post, and thought I should write “hey blogreaders. I miss Germany so much”, haha.. BUT that is so true! Deal with my travel sickness, guys. I know I came back almost a week ago, but travelling makes me feel so good and it makes me realise how much there is out there that is waiting for me.

Anyways, I`ve mostly been at home today, relaxing. I`m still not motivated when it comes to my studies. Like I wrote some days ago, I felt more prepared before I visited my family in Germany. But, I need to start reading soon so I`m going to jump into it tomorrow. Hopefully that`ll make me realise that reading the syllabus isn`t impossible. In case you were wondering – yes, I`m still studying social anthropology. Besides that I`m doing another history course. This time it`s “newer history”, which means we`ll be learning about the second world war. Guess who`s excited about that.

One of my newest sweater, which I`ve pretty much been living in this week! I loooove the colour and how warm it is. IMG_1964.jpg

Just wanted to show you the led lights I bought in Germany. It makes my room look so sparkly and nice. IMG_1981

When I was in Germany, my cousin introduced me to this Pakistani serial called “Baaghi”. I`m really enjoying it. I watched the newest episode today (alone, for the first time) , and it was so good. I recommend everyone who understands Urdu/Hindi, to watch it. You can watch it on Youtube. 🙂IMG_1979.JPG

AFTER THE VACAY

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Vacation is over. It`s Monday and everything that comes along with it.  School today was okay, but I miss Germany and my family quite a lot. I miss playing Ludo with my cousins. If it was possible to do a bachelor in that game, I`d pass with full marks. I forgot what it`s like to come back from a holiday in Frankfurt. Let`s not forget the expensive prices here either… Ah, well, pros and coins with everything. At least I have my new things, which I get happy by just looking at.

Also, thank you so much for all the kindness and support I`ve been getting on my blog while I`ve been in Germany. I haven`t been replying to anything, but I`ve been reading everything and I appreciate it so much. I`m going to finish cleaning up my room and then go through your comments. 🙂 I also need to share a little more about my time in Frankfurt and show you more pictures!

NERVOUS AND THANKFUL

Today I had my last lecture in social anthropology for this semester. I`m a little of nervous about the exam in economic anthropology, as economics isn`t a strength of mine. But, I`m trying my best to understand the syllabus. I`m doing three exams in one week, guys. How crazy isn`t that? I`m re-doing one course so that should be okay, but still. Can`t wait till I`ve handed in my last anthropology exam for this semester on Thursday next week. I`m excited about tomorrow, as we`re going to Eidsvoll. It`s a part of the history course, and I`m glad we`re for once doing something social and different. Hint hint social anthropology.

Since I don`t know what other pictures to post, here are some from my trip in Amsterdam this summer. I wonder what it looks like there during winter. This reminds me: part 2 about Amsterdam will be up either on Thursday or Friday. Finally!

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Before I end this post, I want to thank everyone who reads my blog. I`ve got more than 100 followers now. What matters to me is being able to be honest and inspire other people, and it feels good to know you guys like that.