Once again: thank you for a great week. *waves goodbye*
Give a warm welcome to the brilliant @hejsonja!
Now it’s time for me to introduce you to the next @sweden…
@I_adik Thank you! :)
@NelsonBonner Sarah Lyall is the name of the interviewer :)
@randal_htx Great, thank you! :)
@TheiaLouis Looking good ;)
@CylonBookworm you’re very welcome :)
@TheiaLouis Haha thank you :) hej då!
@nahtzen Thank you :)
Normally I tweet over at @isbergerik. If you want you can follow me there!
Now there are just minutes left for me as @sweden. It’s been a great week and a great experience.
@NelsonBonner Having dialogues with people from all over the world has been amazing. The interview with NY Times was ofcourse great too.
@BradJobling Haha yea probably!
@geordiehotline You’re welcome! And thanks a lot :)
@geordiehotline Then there are loads of Swedish crime series out there: Millenium, Wallander, Irene Huss, Beck etc
@geordiehotline The crime series? I’m currently watching a Danish drama called Borgen which I enjoy a lot.
@I_adik You’re welcome, hope you found something you liked :)
@chrismada9 Haha it is! The rain is pouring down unfortunately, but atleast the dog i awake now.
@Andy_xo Yea, was so surprised when I was asked to do this haha. Thank you!!
@Andy_xo I’m not involved in that process but basically you get recommended and then those who run the account checks you out.
@KingTutsWWH Haha exactly!
@Andy_xo Aw thank you!!! It’s been an amazing experience :)
@KingTutsWWH Haha no, there’s just this noice that not even the headphones can do something about.
@popkewitz Haha that’s brilliant *carries the dog into the room where dad sleeps*
The dog snores in one room and my dad snores in another while I’m sitting between them trying to listen to music. *having a breakdown*
@ComptonTyrone They have a lot of good songs. Glad you liked it :)
@NLindbom That’s a beautiful one too!
@ComptonTyrone Yea, never been a fan really though. But they have a few good songs!
@SarahCorde Yea, for sure!
@SarahCorde I guess not. There are a few Kent-songs that I really like. 999 is great for example.
@smamat Ah I adore almost all songs from her latest records. Äppelöga is a great song too!
@SarahCorde Oh that’s cool, the Swedish music scene is really good. That song is good too :)
@smamat By Anna Järvinen or Annika Norlin?
@Mickael_L That clip is amazing!
@Braambo Haha oh, that’s to bad. But I’m really glad that you liked the music! :)
@smamat No, Annika Norlin is from Hello Saferide! The names sounds quite similar so it’s not hard to mix it up.
@Lighteria Thank you! Haha yea, it’s really busy.
@scientistical Oh, I can imagine. But yea, Sweden’s electronic scene is quite brilliant at the moment.
@A_Astrom No I haven’t, I’ll check him out! Thank you :)
@Lighteria If I have the time I will! :)
@AnnaTricity I think one reason could be that a lot of Swedish kids plays an instrument. When many people learn to play = good music.
@scientistical Familjen is ok, Kent too. Though I’m a fan of Basshunter haha.
@j_jonsson Tack Jonsson! :D
@Lighteria I love them too. So hard picking out a few!
@helenamoren Yea, so beautiful!
Oh just must post this one too. Ångrar Inget by Anna Järvinen http://t.co/KC7me8kJ
And Ur Dina Händer by the extremely underrated singer Erik de Vahl. http://t.co/8bcedT6L
Ny Man by Aleks http://t.co/HoMdYeb3 One of 2011′s best songs.
First of all: Domestic Scene by The Radio Dept. http://t.co/kOvuLJFn I love almost everything made by them.
I’ve hade some questions about my favorite Swedish music. It’s almost impossible to pick out a few but here are the ones I came up with:
@anakinskywanker About beer: not that big of a fan. Drink it occasionally.
@anakinskywanker The unemploymeny rate is around 20% I think. I think it will get better now, that we’ve past the worst time.
@richardksmith Thank you!! :)
@chetouanea That sounds like a good idea, they’re cheaper than ever right now :)
@Malek_CH Thank you :)
@HerrFlyiboy Learned a lot! Especially about the differences in education systems in different countries.
@JoserraPR It was amazing. Doubt I’ll ever forget being interviewed by New York Times!
@aulittlesilver It did!
@cutiebee2 That’s great! You too :)
@ComptonTyrone Wow thank you!!! :)
@donna_carlsson Aw thank you!!!
@I_adik I will :)
@JoserraPR Hm… it went a lot easier managing the account when I didn’t stress. Really different from the first days!
@I_adik Great! Thank you :)
@chinji Haha yea I suppose, thank you :)
@Britt_W Thank you!!
@Malek_CH Yea, it’s really big here right now. I believe and hope that Sweden will win!
@renggapriska I would say so, yes.
@leames1701 That’s great I’ll write that down :)
@sonicthebadger I’d say maybe 4/10, but not more!
I you have any questions left don’t hesitate to ask!
@theprojectplace That makes it a bit more diffcult! Still think you should support Sweden though ;)
@laLOVEateur Haha oh. Thank you! Haha especially things that contains alcohol ;)
@laLOVEateur Yea martini is good! Wouldn’t know about drenched in them though haha
@theprojectplace Me too! Easy choice: Sweden :)
@TheiaLouis Yea, or written by a Finnish author in Swedish really. It’s in a way very simple but it’s incredibly beautiful too :)
@Linda_FB For sure! :)
@AnnikaM01 Guessing 1-1 between Germany and Portugal and between Sweden and Ukraine: 2-0 to Sweden :)
@TheiaLouis Oh hard one… I think I’ll go for Sommarboken (The Summer Book) by Tove Jansson.
@chrismada9 Hahaha yes me too!!
@AnnikaM01 Yea, that will be a good one too!
@Linda_FB That will be terrible!!
@headpiker Nah Denmark was good!
@usamauw Yeah, won’t be easy, but I still predict a Swedish victory.
@chrismada9 I heard of that, hope that could help us a little bit at least haha
@Linda_FB I’m going to be so tense the whole day!
After Denmark’s brilliant performance I’m really looking forward to see Sweden – Ukraine on Monday.
@MJSwindell Haha guess I’m a bad swede but I really do!
@chrismada9 Haha agree!!
Congratulations Denmark!!! #Euro2012
@NelsonBonner Oh that’s cool, guess you´re somewhat an expert at closed Swedish factories then :)
@FredrikJN Haha oh, the only time someone camped in Trollhättan was when the new World of Warcraft was released.
@I_adik Haha it is for sure! :)
@NelsonBonner Yea that’s really remarkable. Maybee just your subconscious longs for Trollhättan? ;)
@EpiphanieBloom Good point! :)
@FredrikJN Must’ve been pretty confusing with people camping on the street for no apparent reason.
Feels like I should erase ”addicted to shoes” from my bio after reading this. http://t.co/htcVw7w9 That’s a whole new level of addiction.
@wzhkevin My exact reaction when I got home ;)
@TweetWeekNYC Would be so great if we wouldn’t have to rely so much on driving.
@yaadayaada Haha swedes are the complete opposite, which makes it very confusing for someone like me who doesn’t know all the rules!
@wzhkevin Hahaha not this time!
@Ko0tZy Haha litar inte alltid på min engelska så blev lite osäker!
@TweetWeekNYC Maybe you can live without driving in the cities, but for us in the countryside it’s not an option.
@Ko0tZy Haha meant more as in ”bad vibes”, maybe I was a bit unclear.
@richardksmith It is.
@I_adik Haha yea!
@FizaIsa Thank you haha
@TweetWeekNYC Once I can drive it’ll be great. There is a certain vibe surrounding it for sure.
I’m home, no one is injured, the car is not broken. Must say today’s driving went better than expected.
@FriederikeHell Yea definitely, deserved something better than this.
@julie_coxon Thank you, guess that’s kind of symbolic too.
@juffery They sure did. After the closure the cars are much more affordable.
@juliovolcano That could work. Feel sorry for the workers who might not get their money.
@richardksmith As in never again :(
@sweden_cul That would be something!
@juliovolcano A lot of money seems missing still. Not only to the government but to the workers as well.
@I_adik Yea the weather is nice at least.
@ribe6760 They had great cars, really sad how it ended.
@juffery Really sad, SAAB really deserved something better.
But the good thing is that I can’t hit anyone with the car here.
Practising driving outside the closed SAAB-factory. The most melancholic place I know. http://t.co/1tslWH8d
@andreasstenkula Yea I would recommend that haha.
@harizxcvbnm Yea I guess so. Thank you!!
@harizxcvbnm This thing with ”don’t panic” has been quite difficult so far haha.
@Vassaste_Kniven Hahaha I’m just driving in empty parking lots so far. Not even I can hurt someone there.
@Vassaste_Kniven Haha it can’t get any worse from what it is now ;)
@MeatMustardz I don’t agree at all. The acting in Show Me Love is just brilliant and I could really identify with a lot in the story.
@mmeller Sounds like a great decision. Hope you’ll like them :)
Now I’m off to do some driving practice. I consider myself as one of the worst drivers in southern Sweden, so some practicing can’t hurt.
@AnnikaM01 I do too. Dark and depressing doesn’t necessarly mean bad :)
@hejg Ingen aning, den går ju upp 18:e juli i USA i alla fall. Hoppas den visas här också
@MeatMustardz Really?? What did you not like about it?
Looking forward ridiculously much to see the whole thing http://t.co/jfGDtAXM
@AnnikaM01 Well yea, for most part the Swedish ones are quite dark & compared with other countries I guess they are a bit more depressing.
@RobertMiff Glad you like it! :)
@OsheaGreen Indeed, their acting is what really makes the movie so good.
@AnnikaM01 Oh that’s cool. Some of them are quite good I think, but some of them are terrible.
@richardksmith Here’s what crossed my mind: The Radio Dept., Alexis Weak, jj, Jens Lekman, Pascal, Anna von Hausswolff and Erik Enocksson.
@ComptonTyrone Yea, really looking forward to what he’s going to do next. Have not seen it but I’m planning to do so.
@RobertMiff Smultronstället is great too. And Viskningar & Rop is another favorite of mine.
@Juditsundberg Ja den är också bra!
@AnnaTorndahl Haha well, I’m supposed to give a picture of Swedish teenagers. And we sleep all the time ;)
@ComptonTyrone Yea, it’s definitely Bergman’s best. Have you seen Play? Without a doubt Östlund’s best so far and I loved Involuntary.
@PatrikHed Haha I can live with that!
@PatrikHed Haha so not that bad atleast? ;)
@PatrikHed I think that movie is pretty good, but not nearly as good as the other movies I listed.
@Jacqkelly It sure is. I’ve spent both summers and winters up North since I was a kid. It’s fantastic.
@Jacqkelly Another movie with some similarities: Falkenberg Farewell. One of the best Swedish movies from the last 10 years.
@Jacqkelly I’m not living far from Åmål my self. Could really identify with it. Amazing movie.
@laLOVEateur Must add that I’ve only been allowed to drink at bars for 4 months. So there are obviously better swedes to ask in this matter
@laLOVEateur Actually, most cocktails served in Sweden are classic international ones (mojitos, Tom Collins etc etc).
@Jacqkelly It has, I love it! Yes, that’s a good movie too, but if I only could choose one Moodyson-movie, I’d go for Fucking Åmål.
@Benanderii That’s a good one too! But I can’t say it’s one of my favorites.
@laLOVEateur Oh, I really need like one or two days every week where can sleep really long.
In no particular order: A Swedish Love Story, Songs From the Second Floor, Persona, Fucking Åmål (english title: Show Me Love) and Play.
So I’ve had a few questions about my favorite Swedish movies. I guess a summarization would look something like this:
@NelsonBonner Haha no worries. I love Noomi too :)
Something I’m an expert at: sleeping away my Saturdays.
@leames1701 Been thinking about that, I’ll check the theaters you suggested. Thanks :)
@55words Many people suggested poutine, will not miss! Thanks you :)
@sonicthebadger I found the effects amazing but the rest of the movie: not so much.
@amourpourKarim Exactly, not much more than that.
@xxxheat It is, better go to sleep now. Thank you!!
@centern Nej inte min heller tror jag!
@xxxheat I prefer the Swedish one too. There are a lot of good Swedish movies to discover I can assure you :)
@vcederberg Or a Wes Anderson without Bill Murray.
@xxxheat Oh, that’s cool. Which Swedish movies do you like?
@stoddy75 That’s exactly my feeling!
@PacketNetworks 3D-effekterna var fantastiska i alla fall :)
@MeatMustardz It was just a response to everyone claiming it is a masterpiece.
@vcederberg Haha exactly!!
@Stef_Muller Yea, considering the huge hype it didn’t really deliver, in my opinion.
@Boogalord Actually I don’t think so. But time will tell.
So now I’ve seen Prometheus. It’s ok, but not a masterpiece.
@nika_bender Not very into his work, high hopes for the movie still though.
@SarahCorde Oh okay, will be interesting to see how much I can understand haha
@NelsonBonner Guessing you say that in a positive way? :)
@MaxWyattSampson Oh but I’m no into sci-fi at all, so I’ll like it then? :)
@JamesK_79 That sounds quite interesting. Usually like movies like that.
@vcederberg She’s great! :)
@MalinFurostam Oh, since I’ve already bought the ticket I must say I hope you’re wrong haha.
@Pictors_Pen Guess frightening is good in this case.
@johanjortso That’s something at least. Better than most movies actually.
@GLarAuna Yea, actually I don’t really know what to expect.
@heyorpheus That’s nice, I’m going to watch in 3D.
@Boogalord That sounds more than promising. I hope you’re right.
@Jotodahan Hoppas också på det, verkar lovande.
@Stef_Muller Hopefully your friend is right!
@JamesK_79 That sounds promising :)
@juliafinnsio Haha already taken care of that!
@I_adik Will do! :)
Next up: the cinema and Prometheus. Is it worth watching?
@LordFermented Haha själv säger en så om ca allt
@ShayleeActually Haha exactly!
@DuckFupper Haha yea!
@CroatiaMagazine Haha I see, they are all graduating from their 3rd high school year.
These absurd amounts of cake I mentioned earlier are now eaten. Totally worth it despite I can barely move right now.
@ricpts Thanks for the advice, will check that out! :)
@I_adik Haha wish I could!
Bad thing with that: I don’t know anyone particularly well. The good thing: I can eat absurd amounts of cake.
So this day basically consists of going to different graduation parties at friends to the family.
@cursa Heard a lot about that place, won’t miss it! :)
@PdeBeer Everyone who graduates have one but I don’t know the historical background.
@dampan_ I’ll be going to Philadelphia too, so thanks for your advice :)
@mtobinod Will check out!
@CroatiaMagazine Haha actually, I won’t graduate until next year.
Watching the graduation of the 3:rd graders from my school. Would love to run down those stairs as well. http://t.co/3n8qsAMr
@STGreene That sounds interesting, thank you :)
Really thankful for all your help, had a lot of useful tips.
@TweetWeekNYC 5 days! Ah I’ll check that out :)
@FriederikeHell I guess it would be better to stay there longer, but I’m really excited to see it anyway.
@jose602 I will, thank you :)
@viviantia That’s something I’d really like to do. Thank you :)
@andrewlevine Thank you! That’s something I really won’t miss.
@ACPen1202 Aw thank you!!!! :)
@Debcuisine High Lane look awesome, will not miss. Would love to try jet boats too. Thank you! :)
@Sebbe79 Sounds like a good idea, a lot to see in both Stockholm and Gothenburg really. But since you lived there you already know that ;)
@Sebbe79 Thank you!! Will check out all the things you’ve written about. Would love to visit Boston too.
@nickobeano I’m sure you’ll have a great time. Welcome :)
@FriederikeHell Thank you! Looking forward to go there even more now :)
@mrwizeman That can be really useful to know :)
@AmandaSaaf That was some great advice, will check out for sure! Thank you :)
@exnewyorker2 So many great tips. Thank you once again :)
@M_Giannangelo That’s great, the ususal tourism suggestions are much easier to find anyway ;)
@richardcastiel Will try that for sure. And judging by a quick look of the google results of Old Montreal it looks really beautiful. Thanks!
@exnewyorker2 That could be really useful too. Thanks!
@kattisastrom Love cookies so this is great, thank you :)
@exnewyorker2 That could be really useful. Thank you :)
@grahamwalmsley I’d love to do that, thank you :)
@LivingScarecrow Thank you! :)
@M_Giannangelo I’ll check that out for sure. Thanks a lot :)
@Sebbe79 5 days in New York, 3 in Montreal.
@anakinskywanker You’re like the 7:th person with this kind of advice haha. Won’t miss it for sure.
@huxit Lovely advice haha
@DrYobbo Yea probably good not to miss.
@csdrake Haha really should manage to do that at least.
@PacketNetworks Haha I won’t :D
@worldcuppoprock Hopefully it will be well worth the wait.
@Medeltidsveckan Sounds like something I’d like. Thank you :)
@AndyCSP Will check that out for sure. Thanks!
@davidbrax That’s great, been trying to find good bookshops. Thank you!
@jenniecph I’ll check that out! Thank you :)
@worldcuppoprock It is, I can’t wait for the album.
So I thought I could ask you guys something. I’m going to New York and Montreal this summer, what should I really not miss?
Best news of the day: first song from Jens Lekman’s forthcoming album is out and it’s beautiful (of course). http://t.co/xS03uj76
@arinko503 He is! Haha no worries :)
@FizaIsa Yea I love it :)
@foreverkimchi One of the best things I know :)
@arinko503 Haha my dad, not husband!
Just woke up and now I noticed that my dad has baked bread. *runs up to the kitchen cheering*
@richardksmith Haha it is, not used very frequently though.
@AnnikaM01 The summers can be absolutely fantastic. Glad you like the pictures :)
@j_jonsson Haha you’re a wise guy Jonsson.
@AnnikaM01 It is! :)
@roryenglish You really should come back, there is a lot to discover!
@Swedcitywoman It’s amazing here, but going home isn’t quite as amazing.
@roryenglish You should se it live!
@We_R_Russia So beautiful!
Taking the ferry home to Trollhättan feels, well, just a little bit stupid. http://t.co/erBLDmKo
@JildouH No the house from which balcony the picture is taken belongs to a friend of the family. So we’re here visiting :)
@JildouH Not a bad guess, it’s taken at Brännö, just outside Gothenburg. Marstrand is beautiful too!
@dosespressos No I’m here to celebrate a friend of the family who graduated from high school today.
@dosespressos That’s right! :)
@dosespressos It’s the sea!
@We_R_Russia It’s stunning.
@crookedstamper I wish I lived here too.
@I_adik Yea, that would be quite a trip
@I_adik It’s amazing.
The view from the house that I’m at right now. I’m just standing here staring. http://t.co/xBO33iB8
@Bluefoot Haha yea probably!
@laurenmakhado1 Guess that’s better, but I’m to impatient for that.
@Vaarenius For sure ;)
@laura193laura Couldn’t live without them!
@Vaarenius I’m a little more optimistic too, most often that’s actually a little bit worse.
@krutilins Don’t know what I would do without it.
@heatherwgaona Haha that’s a good one though!
@janeconley Exactly ;)
@krutilins It is, just slightly boring waiting though.
@caesuras A little bit more necessary at airports, I’m there a few hours early every time.
@peterleih Haha that description fits my dad at least!
”You can never be to early” – My dad. So now we’re standing here waiting for a ferry that will departure in one hour.
@mtobinod No I’m about to finish my second year. Next year I’ll graduate.
Enjoying this great new jj-song on my way to Gothenburg and a graduation celebration. http://t.co/dKdnNP7O
@CylonBookworm In the Swedish government however, I don’t think there are any Sami representative.
@tommlie Haha yea I loved it too.
@harizxcvbnm We don’t eat a lot spicy food, except for the tacos, but maybe we should if you think about the reasons you gave.
@rhyminanstealin In high school they are actually quite few. I’ve just had two this year, and I won’t have any next year.
@harizxcvbnm It’s some sort of Swedish remix of a taco.
@vjrashta haha wish I could!
Recovering after the first part of the dodgeball tournament. Best school lunch of the week so far. http://t.co/XaYVsK5C
@juliguli Haha it’s exactly like that!
@TheCatCantina Haha yea I did ;)
@TheCatCantina Yea really looking forward to see it in the paper.
@ryanjohnkoch No, one year more, then I graduate. But thanks anyway.
@Britt_W Ja jag tänkte också att det kan vara bra att ha mycket att välja på senare.
@SEmelie Haha that saying has ruined quite a lot of *friluftsdagar*.
@the_turtle Haha exactly
@miguelsaddress Would estimate it to around 13*c.
@DuckFupper It is!
@Britt_W Samhällsprogrammet! :)
That’s a Swedish summer tradition I don’t like equally as much: doing exactly everything outdoor no matter how cold it is.
The dodgeball tournament is this year held outdoor even though it’s freezing.
@Britt_W Under those circumstances I’d love to be a teacher really.
@Britt_W Teacher seems in a way like a great job, but in another extremely exhausting.
@Special_Defect Haha yea probably!
@SEmelie Yea, it’s actually quite fun! And thank you! ;)
@Britt_W Maybe the teachers are more busy than the students! But yes, I love this time of year.
@SofaKingKoole Haha that’s the kind of things that I really don’t want to hear anyone say today.
These last days in school, where everyone walks around doing nothing, is one of my favorite summer traditions.
@ComptonTyrone Hm yea, I with you on that one!
@FriederikeHell It’s usually quite fun and thankfully not at all like the Stiller-movie :)
@RunningBecky Haha thanks for the advice!
@TheCatCantina Was inteviewed for the New York Times!
@ComptonTyrone It’s between season 3 or 4. Can’t pick one of them!
@tommlie Haha that show has a terrible influence on the language.
You know, like that Ben Stiller-movie, but hopefully with a bit less hostility.
So today I’m in school, not for lessons, but for the school’s annual dodgeball tournament.
@ComptonTyrone Same here! Cool avatar you got too ;)
@twheatcroft Feels like it can be watched over and over again.
Been a great but really intense day. Going to sleep now. Good night!
@Sally_Coeliac Soooo good!
@bookingaround Haha same here. Really infuenced my language, but I kind of like it too.
@JeSuisEnFlicka It’s great! Which Scandinavian dramas are you watching?
@worldcuppoprock Oh that’s dedication. I adore season 3 and 4. The first one is really, really good too though.
@jameslosey Haha hilarious!
@worldcuppoprock It’s so good! Which season are you watching?
@RawryPond Planning to do so. Heard a lot good about it.
@ryanjohnkoch Cool, that song was good too. You like Melodifestivalen?
@JPKD I love Snoop and Lester. And a lot of scenes with McNulty is great too. I love season 3 and 4.
@elsekramer That would be great. And I think quite a lot of people would be interested too.
@Siberant Haha thank you!
@philipoconnor Oh, you´re going to watch the Euro 2012? Wow then you got so many great episodes in front of you.
@RawryPond Lucky you to have everything in front of you. It’s just a great combination of politics, humour and action.
@eyegraphic It’s great, probably the best TV-serie I’ve ever seen.
@ouramma Hahaha that’s awesome!
@elsekramer Watched all episodes last autumn, wouldn’t mind doing it again this year :)
@Bonedwarf Yea, ruined them for me too.
@ryanjohnkoch Haha cool. I love Loreen.
Watching The Wire-episodes I’ve already seen once again. Love that show so badly. Do you guys like it?
@chrismada9 I loved it! :)
@chrismada9 Omg that’s really cool!
@soligblomma Yea :(
@pure_outdoors It sure is, one of the most beautiful views around here.
@soligblomma Oh I didn’t know that. Really sad. I know that people have died while trying to take photos close the water.
@nic361 The waterfalls in Trollhättan!
@TweetWeekNYC Thank you!
@soligblomma They are only open occasionally in the summertime.
And the celebration ended with this powerful view. http://t.co/oNv3iLCW
@pjaykaiser It’s not nearly as hard as in Finland. Sweden’s quite generous, even though far from everyone can attain citizenship.
Right now at the national day celebration: new citizens are being welcomed. http://t.co/PboYe5yI
@Vassaste_Kniven But it’s still interesting why swedes doesn’t seem so eager to celebrate the national day.
@wzhkevin Exactly, which is a quite interesting discussion. Fascinating that the same debate takes place in Singapore too.
@wzhkevin That’s very interesting. I think there are many who wants to make the picture of what’s Swedish more modern.
@Vassaste_Kniven For sure. I just think it’s slightly strange that almost no one, at least among my friends, knows why we’re celebrating.
@mtobinod Thank you!
@Britt_W Yes! :)
@wzhkevin Norway’s day is like that exactly. Since Sweden been independent for so long there is not the same need here I guess.
The celebration has started. Two orchestras are playing and it’s almost like a rap battle with orchestras. Guess that’s not the case tough.
@sjksanders It exists bunads, but it’s just that the national day isn’t as big as in other countries.
@ryanjohnkoch That’s nice though!
@zolitariuz Gustav Vasa became king of Sweden this day 1523 and the new constitution was made this day 1809 too.
@thegreatdays yes, it’s as huge as in other European countries.
@islandwind Haha thank you!
@MarinaMendive Thank you :)
@anaceciliaboman Those look really nice, want to have a handful too ;)
@andytoronto Aw thank you!
@herrJJ Haha that would be far to complicated!!
The national day in Sweden is in a way quite weird. It became a national holiday first 2005 and almost no one knows why we celebrate it.
My family has never celebrated it very actively and I never felt a need to do it. Usually we just eat something nice for dinner.
Actually, I’ve never been to a national day celebration before.
The interview felt really good, looking forward to see it on paper. Next up: national day celebration.
@wzhkevin Haha me too! ;)
*twittering while a photographer runs around trying to take a photo of how I look when I’m twittering*
@kwise321 Haha wow, thank you :)
@ComCards It really is and thank you!
@Absolut_Sweden Thank you!
@wzhkevin Haha yes I know, really cool that it’s happening!
@mr_johansson Yea, here in Trollhättan they start around 16:00.
@CinCanS That’s really cool!
@IdaEyeda Thanks, that’s really sweet of you!
@ryanjohnkoch Thank you!
@liarashep I’m a lot into indie, soul, disco and hip hop. :)
@cutiebee2 Thank you! I’m really glad to hear that :)
@mellanslaget Wow that’s great, looking really tasty.
The interview is going really well. But this quite scary part is left: the photographing.
@thelittlepakeha Indeed! That sounds good, a little extra preparation is never bad :)
@SexySwedishBabe Yea, so insane to be doing it. Will do hörrö! ;)
@HannahBauer Yea, slightly surreal haha. And thank you :)
@soffa Haha yes!
Next up today: interview with NY Times about @sweden and the what it’s about. Really, really excited.
@chinji Wow, that’s quite a large question. And right now, I’m not really sure. Just finishing my education is very important for me now.
@Tikmanis First of all: I live 400 km from Stockholm. But I know that the biggest and most famous celebration is held at Skansen.
@I_adik Thank you :)
@Rabeb_Othmani Thanks! ;)
@Linda_FB Thank you! :)
@EirikGr Thanks! ;)
@miguelsaddress We don’t have that kind of exams here. You can do a test to access university, but that’s not compulsory.
@smamat No, I bought them, but at least they’re Swedish!
@Emersonyeah Haha that’s a good one!
@siroli69 Aw you´re very welcome :)
@israelubeda Haha not a personal favourite, but it’s extremely popular here right now! :)
@VictoriaNewton Thank you! :)
@richardksmith It’s partly because Gustav Vasa was choosen to be king this day 1523 and also because the new constitution came 1809 this day
@chrismada9 I suggest you go out for a ”fika”! ;)
So far I’ve celebrated the national day in what I think is the most common way: sleeping the morning away.
I’ll take the chance to sleep a little bit extra tonight since it’s the national day tomorrow and no school. Good night!
@bradgallen Thank you! :)
@primalskriet Hahaha so good!
@dosespressos Glad you liked it. The video is great too.
@chrismada9 Yea, that’s really great too.
@newzealand So tasty!
@thegreatdays That sounds like a good idea :)
@NelsonBonner I’ve not heard of Severed Ways, but cool if the old Bergman movies keeps living in other forms.
@heloukee Yes! :)
@thegreatdays Wow, that’s great. I almost speak fluent too, been thinking about study more to be able to speak really well.
@NelsonBonner Oh I love Bergman. Even though I would consider Persona as my favorite movie by him.
@chrismada9 So tasty :)
@newzealand Yea I love it :)
@thegreatdays Actually, I’m just done with the Spanish. Feels great!
@dosespressos Love them!
@xxxheat Would love to do that! And thanks :)
@I_adik Yeah, tasted great!
@mreuroguy No, wish I had some in the garden. These are bought ones.
@soligblomma Been missing them the whole winter.
@xxxheat Hi there! Yea, a lot of swedes love sushi :)
@ToveSk Yes! :)
Another great thing with the summer. http://t.co/b8Px9bnJ
@tasteandfeel Makes running a whole lot easier for sure! Aw you’re welcome :)
@dosespressos Oh! Thought you meant that classical Swedish dishes with fish are bad. Some of them really are.
@martinruist Trollhättan! :)
@metaphysikhall Yes for sure, makes it worth the effort.
@SmudgeThomas Haha aw :)
@cutiebee2 Haha hard for us who lives here to come with excuses then! But it helps my motivation for sure.
@chrismada9 I will do my best! :)
@RebelRevell Thank you! :)
@TweetweekUSA Wow, that’s a great view you got there. And quite similar to the view from ”Kopparklinten” here in Trollhättan ;)
@FizaIsa Thanks! Haha yea, the best excuse!
@sierrakim It sure is!
@RebelRevell Yea, I’m still a bit overwhelmed. Haha in my opinion I’ve been twittering rubbish since I made my account, so you never know ;)
@chrismada9 Yea it’s really nice, makes the running part a lot more enjoyable.
@Megadethchic Thank you!
@RebelRevell Like a week ago I didn’t know I was going to tweet here now haha.
@RebelRevell Two ppl who manage the account began to follow me on my usual account. Then I got a mail asking if I wanted to do this.
Took some pictures when I was out jogging (great excuse to stop and rest). http://t.co/t6V0d8Mj
@chrismada9 Yeah, the sushi tastes much better without it!
@RebelRevell Haha, I’m just a country for a week if that could be to any help!
@SmudgeThomas Wow thank you!
@dosespressos hahaha yeah, thank god we can import dishes from abroad!
@olav1990 Haha nah, running just makes me extremely tired.
@j_jonsson Haha for sure!
@Livsnaturist Haha, didn’t use runkeeper today. Ran 12 km but I don’t know the time!
@erik_hansson It was awesome! Why don’t you come to Trollhättan instead? ;)
@GLarAuna I know and I agree. Usually I don’t eat them, but forgot to say I didn’t want any today.
@LowGmaN Great! Hope you’ll enjoy it :)
@liberalajag Thanks a lot :) I’ll do my best!
@EJSM It depends a lot from place to place, but we have a great little restaurant here in Trollhättan.
@spencechemeng Haha it sure did!
@chrismada9 I’m like you then: like sushi, don’t like the wasabi.
Ok, home again. Really tired and soaking wet due to the rainstorm that caught me and my friend by surprise. Next: a hot shower.
Unless I drop down dead halfway, I’d estimate that risk to 50%, I’ll see you guys in a bit.
Going out for a run. And don’t worry about the sushi, that pic just came up a little late. http://t.co/i66oojYG
@liberalajag For sure, even though I doubt any school can beat sushi. But I’m not really objective here haha.
@TweetWeekNYC Haha I’m always up for some sushi.
@smamat Yea, it was as nice as always.
Even though the food in school is good, it can’t beat a plate of sushi. http://t.co/HkiCP7Py
@Andycauto Haha it still is sometimes!
@ronanjohns Wow that’s cool you’ve been here!
@chrismada9 Haha yea, but they are slower than the bus unfortunately
@frsbrgh I’m both hoping and guessing for a Swedish victory. 1-0, Ibra scores for Sweden:)
@alicethrough Oh, well, the schools are not all great here. Even if many are good.
@chrismada9 Yea, I always used to bike to school as a kid. Now, at high school, it’s to far. I miss that sometimes.
@petno Ja, den har sina goda sidor :)
@chrismada9 A lot of swedes bike to work/school during the summertime :)
@petno Någon hemlängtan?
@LassieLowrider Just once actually!
@HaudIgnota Haha är äldsta barnet i min familj så det kan inte vara jag ;)
@leames1701 We only had finals in Swedish and English and those test are done by now :)
Central Trollhättan right now. Not exactly Times Square… http://t.co/ssMSYE6y
@worldcuppoprock It’s really good, I’m afraid I have to say. You’re welcome :)
@worldcuppoprock that’s a pity! On Emotion I’d recommend Duvchi, Nottee and Fanuelle.
@mmgrupe Really glad to hear that. Fika is one of the best things with Sweden ;)
@worldcuppoprock CEO, jj, Team Rockit etc etc. So many nice bands. Have you checked out Emotion? Another great Swedish label.
@mmgrupe That sounds great. Stockholm is beautiful :)
@worldcuppoprock I love them! And I basically love everything else on Sincerely Yours as well.
@NotaBeneNB 18 :)
@davidbrax Good point! Can be nice going by bus sometimes too.
@caesuras Definitely! :)
@aulittlesilver haha then I really prefer eating cupcakes :)
@JoserraPR Agree! Swedish schools are good teaching English, but they really need to improve the education in other subjects.
Going to spend about 45 minutes watching this, not very exciting, view. Really need to fix my drivers license. http://t.co/F3Q4SA1J
@JoserraPR Exchanges during the summer are quite common, but that’s something you have to do outside school and pay for yourself.
@JoserraPR Yeah, and in my opinion the english education is generally better than the education in many other subjects.
@JoserraPR First of all: thank you! We study a lot of English in school and English is a natural part of the Swedish society.
@aulittlesilver Haha I’d rather keep my free day. What’s your day like?
@mohammad_94 That means you study quite a lot then. Do all high school students study as much as you in Saudi Arabia?
@JoserraPR Yeah, really looking forward to it!
@I_adik Thanks a lot! You too :)
@I_adik Going to eat sushi with a friend and maybe go out jogging. Will share it with you guys ofc :)
@mohammad_94 Wow, that’s a lot of exams. Do you have that every year? During my last year I won’t have any final exams at all.
@I_adik Yea that’s great and I got the whole day off. No problem for me living that way ;)
@sharinajarmila Oh, I will miss high school too. Especially the cupcakes ;)
@hejg haha and we can continue eating cupcakes!
@mohammad_94 I’ve only had final exams in English and Swedish, and those exams are done by now :)
@hejg Haha indeed. *waiting for Jan Björklund to come screaming about flumskolan*
However, this is not a usual school day. Many lessons are cancelled since it’s just one week left to the summer holidays.
And after this not extremely exhausting lesson I’m free to go home. So this is my school-day in short: came here, ate cupcakes, went home.
@TheCatCantina Haha yes, both funny ones and someones that aren’t that funny.
@TheCatCantina It’s very unusual, but it exists.
Last literature lesson of the year. Works ok for me. http://t.co/zH2WWvh6
Going to end the day by watching A Swedish Love Story. In my opinion one of the best swedish movies of all time.
@SaraDM Åh, är nästan vänersborgare också pga går i skolan där!
@bournio1 I bloody love him too!
@jorge_humberto Thanks! They’re all pretty good addictions at least ;)
@I_adik Glad you liked it. I will probably recommend more music during the week!
@Nicconova Kul att du gillar :)
Despite the weather earlier the evening turned out to be really nice. http://t.co/NVycUjYi
@alfiejackson92 He’s good live, saw him at a festival last summer. Hopefully he’ll do a world tour so you’ll have a chance to see him too :)
@alfiejackson92 Yea, he played Gothenburg yesterday I think. A bit disappointed I couldn’t be there.
@I_adik Nice that you’re enjoying it. You are more than welcome :)
@alfiejackson92 :D The new album sounds great in my opinion. Not very surprising though.
A little music tip: you can stream the great swedish singer The Tallest Man On Earth’s new album here http://t.co/iLTvcCs5
@TimeChangeGirl Yeah, it’s working out quite well I think. Even though there are some problems too. Like ppl taking the money for themselves
@deanprocter I don’t act differently while texting/mailing etc. So I must say the answer is no.
@Quaxi_ However, I do think that privatly owned schools can be something that benefits the students.
@Quaxi_ Hi there Hannes ;) First I prefer oxfords. Regarding the profits I’m don’t support the massive profits some companys make.
@deanprocter Actually, I don’t think about it very often. I don’t feel like I’ve a reason to suspect that my phone is bugged.
@miguelsaddress Oh, well I guess I do to. Lizards seems terribly scary to be honest haha.
@jackpickering74 Guess they are just as tired as I am when they come home from school.
@TimeChangeGirl And yes of course!
@TimeChangeGirl There are private schools that are run privatly but are funded from the state som it’s free for everyone to go there.
@thegreatdays Depends on what program you are in. I’m reading social studies so I tend to have more pressure on the humanites.
@PerrySjogren Then it’s not only Sweden where the weather is terrible. And thanks!
Coming home -> sits down on bed -> lies down -> falls unintentionally asleep -> wakes up two hours later.
@Kiryu14 It depends on what program and school you’re studying at. I read a lot of social studies, history and Swedish.
@waldmeisterwout In high school you get 1100 swedish crowns a month from the state. At university you can take loans.
@CH23_ Sounds exactly like the swedish haha!
@blueproto That sounds a bit harder than in Sweden. You’re welcome :)
@flitigalisan Jag tror det är bra att det finns variation bland skolorna men jag är mer tveksam till de stora vinsterna som tas ut av vissa.
@Mickael_L Hard to say, but I think that it’s important that it becomes more attractive to be a teacher.
@JoserraPR No it’s voluntary, but you can use the results to apply to any university in Sweden.
@blueproto Hi there! It’s up to the teachers generally except for a few national tests every year which are compulsory for all students.
@austingmackell It’s not discussed very often, but it feels like the opinions are on both sides of the spectrum. Not one general opinion.
@JoserraPR We have a general exam which you can do if you want, otherwise you apply with your high school grades.
If there is anything you wonder about how it’s like to be a high school student in Sweden I’ll do my best to answer your questions :)
@lucho870601 I know that it’s tax funded. But it makes it possible for all people to eat in school, not only the rich ones.
@katherinepricee feel free to ask anything you’d like to know :)
@dosespressos Haha haven’t seen that one before!
@the1abner it’s that way on many schools in Sweden too, but often it’s quite good.
@eyegraphic haha good point!
@caymsortweeted Haha judging by the replys from England it seems like we can consider it a draw.
@aullberg Seems that way at least.
@anakinskywanker Haha går på gymnasiet mittemot!
@eyegraphic lucky you!
@FriederikeHell wow that sounds amazing!
@themeaningofV Meant shopping in my last tweet of course! You should, there is a lot to see.
@daniellevermaak 21′C in the winter. That’s something swedes can’t even dream of.
@ribe6760 Sounds a lot nicer than what it’s like here!
@alfiejackson92 Hopefully it will be warm and sunny, but if you’re unlucky it can be quite rainy.
@tommlie haha it’s often much better than this so I don’t think you should worry :)
@jenniecph Haha then we’re not alone here in Sweden!
@VuokkoVuorinnen That what it’s like in our cold countries haha.
@weareFrance Oh Stockholm is great!
@tommlie Thank you :)
Swedish summer. Guessing the weather is better where you guys are. http://t.co/6saKY94T
@themeaningofV I’m there quite often and I really like it. Lots of nice restaurants and good shipping.
@bluntpencil As far as I’ve understood: yes.
@svknco I go to school there and I like it too. Even though it feels a little bit small at times.
@Ikoof Hi! Greetings from a cold Sweden ;)
@weareFrance Hi! That’s cool, where in Sweden are you living?
@pure_outdoors Haha I guess so!
@harizxcvbnm Yes, you can do that when you’re 16, before high school.
@harizxcvbnm There is a cafe in school where you can buy sandwiches and cupcakes etc
@JoserraPR Oh that sounds hard, I would never manage to in a school like that haha.
@harizxcvbnm Haha it’s not THAT good ;)
@ChrisAliaga haha indeed!
@LowGmaN yes, I would estimate that almost a third of the swedes studies Spanish in school.
@sweden_cul Cool! I almost live next to the museum and luckily it’s still open even though SAAB shut down.
@Vassaste_Kniven I will! :)
@IanRobHowell I’ve had quite a few too even though the food is generally good. Just shows the importance of good food.
@Vassaste_Kniven Social science or samhällsprogrammet in Swedish. Thank you, this whole thing is so exiting.
@sweden_cul Wow that’s one long trip! Hope it was worth it :)
@drew8799 Thank you! I will look it up :)
@sweden_cul You seem to know Trollhättan quite well!
@IanRobHowell Yeah it’s pretty good and very important for the students too. Hard to study while you’re hungry.
@salulu That sounds great. You’re very welcome :)
@richardcastiel Yea there are different alternatives for all needs.
@drew8799 It is! So the British isn’t any good?
@TheCatCantina Haha you should at least come and visit!
@Samegubben Haha hi there ;)
@bartlup Indeed :)
@johnmcc Yeah the food is actually pretty good here :)
@citygalatl Haha so was I ;)
@DoctorOHM Fridagymnasiet i Vänersborg.
@Pascal_Appel Early lesson so didn’t have a choice today.
@JerseyTjej Yeah, the food depends from school to school, here it’s quite nice.
One of the best things with Swedish schools: free lunch. http://t.co/qEsFnLmu
@carlniclas Haha yea, just been there going to the train, but it seems nice:)
@noviaNonoov It’s quite beautiful down by the river and it’s generally very friendly :)
@noviaNonoov Thank you :)
@I_adik see you around :)
@x333xxx Haha oh, but a Land Rover is nice though!
@miguelsaddress It’s okay, I had my last lesson today. But thanks anyway :)
@I_adik Hoping you will know more about when this week is over!
@The100Bus Haha not always easy with the spelling. Went a little fast.
@lanjoe9 Haha well, judging by how comments generally look at Swedish newspapers sites, I would say yes.
@TonyTheGigGuy Sure! Jonathan Johansson, JJ, Zhala, Alexis Weak and The Radio Dept are bands/singers I’m listening a lot to right now:)
@JoserraPR yeah, even though a lot of people takes a pause between high school and university.
@BrianR0bson Thanks! I’ll do my best to present my picture of Trollhättan.
@socialistHR that’s cool!
@HereIsMySpout 3 years, and I’m at my second at the moment.
@shubatwitt It’s taken in Gothenburg :)
@Britt_W Haha indeed!
@FriederikeHell Thank you!
@x333xxx Haha that’s great, you should be really popular here with that kind of number plate.
@aulittlesilver Thanks! :)
@NotaBeneNB right now only Swedish, English and Spanish!
@JoserraPR No, I have one year more to do!
Right now I’ve just had my last Spanish lesson (not Finnish as I managed to sneak in earlier). Feels great to be done with it.
Wow thanks for the warm welcome!
@leonieke It’s extremely exiting right now!
@cemcruzeiros good morning ;)
@joshytweet thanks for your welcoming!:)
Usually you can find me over at @isbergerik.
I’m living in Trollhättan, a small town north of Gothenburg and I’m looking forward to show you this part of Sweden.
Here is a little about me: I’m 18 years old and I’m a high school student. Right now, I’m about to finnish my second year.
So hi, I’m Erik, I’ll be @sweden this week and I’m so exited to do this!