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Subject:Travel list
Time:01:37 pm
LAST UPDATED: May 22, 2010

I'll try to make a list of all countries I'm visiting each year. This can be fun to have, seeing as I'll probably forget this all too soon. It's good to have it written down. And lists are always lovely.

Foreign countries visited by year

Rules: I have to spend one night in the country to have been there.
Order: in order of... er... appearance.

1986:
Germany

1987:
Germany
Spain

1988:
USA
Germany
Switzerland

1989:
Denmark
The Netherlands
Germany

1998:
UK, Germany

1999:
The Netherlands
Sweden
Germany

2000:
Germany
Denmark
USA

2001:
Sweden
Germany
Italy
Germany
USA

2002:
Germany
The Netherlands
USA

2003:
Germany
France
Germany

2004:
Germany
Italy
Germany
USA
UK

2005:
Japan
Germany
Italy
Germany
USA
Germany
Sweden

2006:
Germany
Belgium
Denmark
Italy
Germany
USA
Japan

(starting with 2007, I'll list Norway too. It's less confusing that way)

2007
Norway
Japan
Norway
UK
Norway
Denmark
Germany
Italy
Germany
Norway
USA (Hawaii)
Norway
Japan

2008
Japan
Norway
Germany
Norway
Japan
Norway
Japan
Norway
USA
Norway
Germany
Norway
Germany
Norway
Denmark
Norway
Sweden
Norway

2009
Norway
Japan (Osaka etc)
Norway
UK (London)
Norway
Germany
(Berlin)
Norway
Germany
(Speyer)
Norway
Denmark
(Solrød)
Norway
Germany
(Speyer)
Belgium (Brussels)
Italy (Ravi, Tuscany)
Germany (Speyer)
Norway
USA
(San Diego, California)
Mexico (Tijuana - didn't sleep there, but spent a whole day there)
Norway
Japan
(Tottori. Then Osaka.)
Hong Kong
Macau
(didn't sleep there, but spent a whole day there)
Japan (Osaka)
Norway
Germany
(Speyer)
Norway
Sweden
(Kungsbacka)
Norway

2010
Norway
Germany
(Speyer)
Norway
Germany
(Berlin)
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Subject:Life as of now
Time:11:46 pm
Wake up because girlfriend is sleep talking loudly in unintelligible Icelandic. Fall asleep again.
Wake up because girlfriend is sleep talking loudly in unintelligible Icelandic again. Fall asleep again.

Wake up because alarm clock rings. Press the snooze button.
Wake up because alarm clock rings again. Press the snooze button again.
Wake up because alarm clock rings again. Rise. Try to wake girlfriend, but fail. She looks way too peaceful and cute, and mumbles something so I leave her alone and proceed to shower.

Sleepy breakfast with sleepy girlfriend, walk hand in hand to university at 10 AM.

It starts snowing while I write on my master's thesis. I write, I write and I write some more. I listen to postrock and instrumental rock/electronica and write and drink coffee and write.
It snows more and more heavily outside. I'm the only person left in the Master's reading room.
I finally walk home some time after 10 PM, and walk among heavy snow in total darkness while listening to my current favorite album.

I walk home, through the university buildings and the woods, in less than ten minutes, and arrive covered in snow.
I'm going to miss university life. Can't believe I'm handing in my master's thesis in three months.
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Subject:Today's Spotify playlist
Time:02:48 pm
Current Mood:boredbored
open it in Spotify

On a Highway, a magic bus was driving, and also there was a woman driving a magic car (with a man sleeping in the seat next to her). They were all driving full speed to catch a boat, but they missed the boat. They stand there disappointed with the boat behind them. Next, they ride a helicopter in such great heights, then ride the subway and a bicycle. Finally they travel via railroad.
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Subject:Anonymously
Time:03:06 pm
Ask me something anonymously, and I'll answer: http://www.formspring.me/Tegogo
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Subject:A productive day?
Time:06:14 pm
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Subject:Roskilde?
Time:09:12 am
It's that time of the year again.

Roskilde, folkens? Y/N?
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Subject:Two observations made on April 19th, 2010
Time:09:12 am
best 2 things I saw yesterday:

1) due to fire alarm, dorm is evacuated. All tenants stand outside the building waiting, and one girl is dressed in a Pikachu costume and looks really awkward.

2) in the hallway by the philosophy department, I walk into two very grey and formal looking male middle-age professors who are dancing in a freaky way. They immediately stop their groovy dance when they notice me.

I'd give a lot to know the background story to both of these events!
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Subject:Hourly Comic Day 2010
Time:07:15 pm
This year, I participated in Hourly Comic Day for the first time, after spug recommended this awesome concept to me.

I finally scanned my comic today. Here's the comic, which describes in extreme detail what I spent my (very boring) February 1st on. Be bewared - nothing really happens, and it is pretty boring. :D
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Current Music:All the Years - Beach House
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Subject:Roskilde 2010
Time:10:05 pm
Current Mood:tiredtired
Om 11 timer, 54 minutter og 10 sekunder starter billettsalget for Roskilde 2010. Noen som har lyst til å dra denne gangen? *håper folk kommer til å være mer entusiastiske over Roskilde 2010 enn de var over Roskilde 2009* :P

I første omgang kan jeg jo håpe at billettprisen går ned, og at det annonseres flere store navn enn i fjor. *krysse fingre*
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Subject:University
Time:01:44 am
My subjects this semester:

  • EAST4505 - East Asia: Security and International Relations
  • EAST4503 - The Making of East Asian Modernities
  • STV1201 - The EU as a political system

    I love all of my courses and text books this semester! Last semester, I took one course of Media Studies, one course of Japanese and one of East Asian Labour History. This semester, the three courses I'm taking actually have something big in common: They're all about relations between different countries. I've never really taken any proper political science courses before, or gotten into international relations, but now that I finally have, I find it SO interesting :D

    STV1201 is just a course I picked randomly - from a small selection of leftovers courses with free capacity - back in August when I found out it was looking like I was going to produce only 20 credits this semester. Now, I'm so glad I went for that particular course.

    I'm basically studying relationships between the East Asian countries - China, Japan, South Korea, North Korea - and the ideologies and recent histories of these nations. And last, but not least: these countries' relationships to the USA. At the same time, l'm also - by coincidence, really - studying relationship between the EU countries, i.e. political science on European Union theory and the EU's (recent) history. This just happened to be an excellent combination!

    The subject of regionalization and integration is very central in the temporary debate of both East Asia and Europe. Both regions are seeing their countries work closer and closer together, though it's not exactly going as smooth in East Asia as in Europe, to put it mildly. It's also been fun learning how to read about foreign relations between two countries - reading about their trade and security relations - and put it straight to use in articles about both the EU and East Asia. I'm using the same new methods and encountering the same new vocabulary in the East Asia articles and EU articles.

    I also love that I'm studying East Asia and the EU exactly this fall, when both of them are facing historic turning points and are heavily featured in all the newspapers because of that :D This makes my studies feel so relevant, and makes me very motivated.
    Last month, Japan had a historic election that (potentially) will change everything. The Liberal Democratic Party, which had been ruling Japan since 1955 (with only a 11-month break in the nineties), finally lost its power. The winning Democratic Party is set to turn Japan more towards Asia again, and away from US dependency. This is going to change the political climate of the whole region of East Asia completely. Also, this month, the population of Ireland finally voted yes to the Treaty of Lisbon, which means the EU is going to completely change soon. Thanks to this treaty, which was signed two years ago but all the time hasn't been able to go into effect (since not all countries approved), the EU will have a much more meaningful and effective parliament now, and also a post that will basically be "The President of the EU" to the outside world will be created for the union.

    Exciting times!
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