December 31, 2013

Highlights of 2013 and a Happy New Year!

Go ahead and take a look at a few of the things that happened to me in 2013
This video made me SO happy!
  When I watched it, I felt as if I had really accomplished something great this year. 
2013 has by far been the most eventful year of my life. I won't go into details but THIS post sums up a lot of it. If it's not enough, you can always take a look at some of my other posts from this year.


In September 2012, I pressed the "reset" button of my life. 2013 was a new beginning. 
I learnt many important life lessons in 2013. So many that I have lost count. I can't tell what they are though, they have already become a natural part of me and it is hard to remember how I was before. 
2013 made me a much better person. I found out what I wanted to do with my life and I learnt what a real friend was. I have met so many amazing people from all around the world and every one of them has added some sort of extra value to my life
My personality changed and I became the person I wanted to be, not whom society had labelled me as.

Tonight I can say that I will end the year with a feeling of fulfillment. Mistakes and bad choices were made, but in the end, everything went better than expected and it is with my arms wide open and a smile on my face that I will welcome the year of 2014.

On a final note, I want to wish all of my friends and readers across the time zones a Happy New Year!
Be safe out there tonight!
See you next year! ^o^ 

December 6, 2013

"Bodil"

At first it seemed like a storm. My city is used to it and we always take these warnings lightly as the medias tend to always blow up the news and make a huge deal out of a bit of wind, especially because the news stations are near the capital, where people think that a bit of headwind should be considered a storm.

Now the storm has been raging for many hours and is going on its 26th hour as I'm typing this. Meteologists have described "her" as atmospheric bomb and compared her to the only huge storm we've had during my lifetime, the hurricane of 1999!
What started out as a storm has been classified a legit hurricane- and a pretty strong one at that!

Outside is pitch black and I can see how my windows bend inwards when the wind punches against them. A few occasional lightnings came by to say hello yesterday but it is the sound of the wind and the sight of flying furniture outside that leaves the impression of a good ol' hurricane. My cats are freaking out!

The police has warned against going outside almost all over the country and almost every single bride, connecting us, has been closed. Ferries stopped sailing from 12pm or so. Some airports have cancelled or delayed a couple of flights while some have closed down completely. AND for the first time EVER in Danish history, not even one single train is moving.
The hurricane has paralyzed us.

Yesterday at school, we gathered in the aula/cafeteria and were informed by the principal that all classes after 2nd period were going to be cancelled so that we could all get home to safety before the storm would really set in at 12pm.
Classmates are constantly updating each others about the storm and traffic and so on. So far, 1st period has been cancelled for all students and now I'm awaiting more info about later today.

After the last storm (bad headwind) we had in October, meteologists have decided that it's time we began naming our weather phenomenoms, just like in America and Asia. 
So what have they named this monster? This atmospheric BOMB (which is an actual term)? These unthinkable powers released by our own Mother Earth? This wrath that has been laid upon us!!?

Bodil.

And as if giving a hurricane the name of an old lady isn't bad enough, the Swedes have turned her into a man and called her "Sven".

... I- I just can't..
I completely lost it right there. I can't take a hurricane like that serious with such a name.

If you happen to be one of my Danish readers, stay safe and stay indoor!

Have a great storm!

December 4, 2013

Decorating school for Christmas

After some really stressful days, things are finally starting to calm down. 
I only have 3 assignments left before going on Christmas Break on December 20th and homework has suddenly become much easier now that I have more time to work on it. 

Also, I'm extra happy these days as Christmas has finally come upon us!  
One of my favorite things about the Danish Christmas, is our handmade ornaments; decorations made out of colourful paper and carton. 
And here is yet a reason I love my school..
Every year, we have a day on which the office cancels the period so we can decorate the place!

All the students gathered up in the cafeteria where the school had provided us with "æbleskiver", "pebbernødder", koolaid, and material. We sat down with our own classes and then the fun began. 
The products of our hard work; "musetrapper" and "julehjerter"
(I left some videos at the end of the post in case you want to make some yourself)

See the girl standing up? She's hanging up guirlandes. Those are all over the place.. really, ALL OVER! 
I haven't gotten a chance to take a picture of it yet, but I will soon!
We decorated every corner of the cafeteria! Not even the elevator was left alone!
Cool, eh?
The atmosphere around school is much more christmas'y right now and we love it! 
Day after day we can just feel how Christmas is getting closer. 
O' how I love it