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A list

 

What's different than Swe basics:

Differences:

 

 

  • If someone here thinks you’re cute they’ll say it. Doesn’t matter if you’ve known each other for 11 years or 2 minuts (me). They’ll just say it 
  • You go to get food, hang out and get food together, u buy a coffee on the way, food.
  • there’s food/candy/sweets/snacks everywhere except from in school
  • people get excited for the smallest things. A new god pumpkin spice latte, the decorations you’re gonna put up when u get home, that game on friday. A lot more thankfulness here
  • people (or most of them) listen to their parents. Curfew is curfew, a no is a no.
  • The cops can give you at ticket if you’re out after curfew in champlin (12) 
  • people wear sportswear everywhere 
  • everyone walks around with a huge backpack in school
  • people smile in every picture and pose like I don’t even know what. No casual "I Don’t Know You’re Taking The Picture But I’m In a Super Nice Pose And My Face Looks Good In This Angel But I Also Look Extremely Unbothered And Natural". Nope, no swedish posing here
  • Sex is, so far, a very low key subject. Also a bit more "meaningful2 (wrong word to use cause it's not like it isn't meaningful in Swe) 
  • My school has 1 million of different types of clothing saying Rebels / Champlin Park (school spirit game STRONGG)
  • Everything costs money; activities, games, t-shirts, lunch, field trips. A big difference from Sweden where almost everything related to school is for free 
  • You eat to go, fast, easy. Prepare the day before and grab on the go. 
  • U ask for a box when at a resturant cause u wanna save some for later and the meals r huge
  • People in my age ask what my swedish parents work with and the majority know what they wanna work with after college 
  • Handshakes and ”bro fists”
  • The school is mostly about reading and answering questions on a target sheet
  • Mr. and Mrs. when talking to the teacher 
  • Some teachers might use rewards such as candy if your group wins the challenge 
  • U take selfies with the snapfilter and u smile or stick ur tounge out (?)
  • U talk to people around u and say thank you, excuse me, no worries you’re good
  • U take your car everywhere and walk as little as possible 
  • Theres some cute couples, most of them quite solid ones (1 year +)
  • People post stories w snap filters (why)
  • I posted a story with a filter (gotta adjust u know)
  • Vape and weed, ciggs r considered gross 
  • people care so much less about their image, what they look like or style in general. Weird how thats such a huuuuge focus in Sthlm (although ofc some care a lot, so maybe nvm that one)
  • I do a lot more here than I did in Sweden when it comes to school activities, bying tshirts, going to the movies, eating out. That’s something I’ll bring w me to Sweden 
  • common expressions rn are Bet and Merch 
  • a loot of people I’ve met keeps on saying how Europe is so much better than america and how sweden is superior, no comments about that 
  • I don know what stress is here. Probably cause I take easy classes and have a diff lifestyle than i had in sweden. its both nice and boring 
  • a 15 minute drive is a long drive. I’m like lol it took me 50 minutes to get to school everyday 
  • alcohol isn’t aloud till you’re 21 so sweden (so far from what I’ve seen) seems so extreme compared to here when it comes to partying etc
  • the schedule is 5periods with 7 minute breaks between, if you’re late u need to go back and get a pass to get in to the class again 
  • teens will be teens. Just as we (swe) did they complain about homework, being tired, last yer of high school, champlin, being broke etc
  • they work much more than the majority of my swedish friends does 
  • I’m a senior here which feels so good tbh and it’ll be weird coming back to sweden not being in the oldest grade anymore
  • my American sister didn’t fully support the #metoo while both of my my Swedish sister posted a story with the hashtag 
  • i’ve started to enjoy trap and i’ve found a lot of new good artists to listen to
  • people think it’s so so cool that i’m trilangual and they alllll wish they knew more than english 

XXX there will be more 

 

What big life changes have you recently experienced?

I was asked not to write as much on my blog as I did before so I stopped. I would´ve preferred to write cause never have I ever wanted to write as bad as I did during these three moths. However, the blog is still here and I´m still alive:))

We started Tri 2 yesterday and our homework in english was to answer one of the 3o questions that my teachers suggested, here we go 

 

It might seem both obvious and expected that I will mention my exchange year when someone asks me about a big recent life change. I´m sorry if I disappoint you but it only takes me a second until I´m back. It’s Aug 31st and I’m standing in the line to the security check at Arlanda Airport in Stockholm. I turn around to take a look at my family for the last time in ten months. I can still see them crying, even if tears are blurring my vision. My mom, my dad and my two sisters are standing in that typical proud-hand on the shoulder-all good-family photo-position. It's weird cause I don't feel all good at the moment. The way people look at me makes me wonder if they understand? I didn’t understand by then and I still don't think I do. Little did I know what I was facing. I’ve never experienced this type of joy before. The joy that appears when your take a risk, leave your life, and you realize you have the capability to build a new one. Little did I know that I could feel so alone or that the bathroom floor is such a nice spot for crying. I, who never cry, have cried a lot. It never crossed my mind how my right is someone else's wrong nor that there's so many different versions of what’s right. It’s a detail that can make the easiest things complicated. The people that I meet daily, every single heartwarming person, are contributing to this year in their own way. Every teacher, every coach, every feeling. It’s a bittersweet thought that I only have seven months left until I'm back at Arlanda with the results to hand. I´m excited to see what the rest will bring.

XOXOXOXOXOXOX love to you all, big time

saved pt 5

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@fahdesss

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@ebbanderssons

saved pt 3

@vespernyc

@tci_theclassyissue

@adabergarbro

@fridaottosson

@watts.on

@fahdesss

@blxndxy

@coyculture

 

@ebbanderssons

saved pt2

@vespernyc

@tci_theclassyissue

@adabergarbro

@fridaottosson

@watts.on

@fahdesss

@blxndxy

@coyculture

 

@ebbanderssons

 

saved pt1

@vespernyc

@tci_theclassyissue

@adabergarbro

@fridaottosson

@watts.on

@fahdesss

@blxndxy

@coyculture

@ebbanderssons

What I've done:

hi<3

This is an update with facts only - no feelings.

Me and my family + Drew went kayaking in the Saint Croix. It was when the green turned into red, yellow and orange and it was SO beautiful. Different from the nature I'm used to see in Sweden. Of some reason the water level was super high that day, much higher than usual, so we kayaked trough all the island that u usually walk over. I felt like Ola från Wildkids. 

 

This Friday me, Breah, Ashly and Drew went to the Jon Bellion concert at the myth. I expected to show up in lowkey nice makeup and a semi good outfit, walk in, watch the concert and then 1hr later walk out again. No. We showed up and had to walk for 10 minutes to find the end of the line. (it was weird for me to pass all these faces with the knowledge that i don't know a single on of them - QUOTE mig själv: Till bussar där jag av vana kommer leta efter bekanta bland sätena, tills jag inser att jag inte kommer hitta någon. Lite den känslan där). Although I met Caleb and his girl, the ones I ended up standing next to during the concert. (Caleb is Ed Sheeran 2.0 in every single way except for that Caleb wears a leather jacket). 

I like the Myth. I like how the area is designed, the size, the vibe in the room, the way u talk to the ones u stand next to - even if u don't actually know them. There was 3 openers before Jon.

1:st Clark Beckham. Alone on stage w a guitar and his to-die-for-voice. Pure talent, a mix of Aloe Blacc, Shawn Mendes and Sam Smith. 

2:nd, Travis Mendes. Didn't really get this guy, he's feat. in Guillotine. Cool but not c o o l. 

3rd. Blaque Keyz. Yes, yes plz. This guy had mad energy and good words, he's feat. in Weight of the world. While he freestyled I decided he'd be my american Erik Lundin. 

And then, give it up for my man Jon Bellion. I died. I've never ever seen a guy with that much rythm in his body. His voice, beats, looks, attitude. Hot AFFFFF. He talked about racism, told us how a president wont decide our future but the youth can, we can. He asked us to put our phones down and then stopped a song two times when a girl kept it up. He danced and remixed his basic songs, made it interesting and made me wanna stay forever. So so so good. So good. 

We arrived at Trout lakes for our church retreat at 3:30AM he same night, it was super cosy and reminded me a lot of MBO. We did a high rope course, went zip lining, played night games, had a bonfire etc. Felt good to be outside:) 

RN we've MEA break. XC everyday at 8AM and some fun stuff planned. Yesterday me and Breah (who refused to be in a single picture) went on adventures and talked about real interesting things. In the evening I went to the last game of the season ( :( )  and then postgame. After that I met up with Breah, Lucas, Brody, Mackenzie and Hailey  

XC and Faith at Chipotle

Me and Ayda (Xchange from Ukraine<33) photobombed by Jaydn 

( messy but it´s ok)

XXXX 

TPtuesday

Bonjour, recap TPtuesday:

11:45 (23:45) All the girls met outside Cubs, our trunks were  f i l l e d with toilet paper. I had a bag with Herseys, Werthers, Twix, M&M and a starbucks coffee - everything you could possibly need to stay awake.

12:15 (00:15) we went to our first house, 10 cars in a row driving around in Champlin past curfew (past curfew like in the-police-can-give-you-a-ticket-past-curfew)

what u do is that people choose a house (probably a junior) then you all park next to it and start throwing TP in their garden. Up in the trees, around the car, in the bushes, on their door. Usually you see someone turning on the lights inside, or someone comes out screaming, and a second later you all run back to your car fast af, Peach was driving before I even closed the door. 

2:56 so far so good, except from this one angry dad we're all fine. Some boys joined us since most of their cars got caught 

3:23 every single car, except for ours, got pulled over and trapped in a cul de sac. They all hid in the bushes until the police found them, asked what they had in their trunk and then confiscated their TP. Since we followed the wrong car we went from 2nd to last place in the row, realized what was going on and kept on driving instead of turning left into the cul de sac, lucky. 

3:40 Me and Peach dropped of a few people and drove back to cubs to get Doritos. We're listening to can't hold us while waiting for the others to tell us where they at. 

4:15 the majority of the cars that got pulled over went home but some are still going (DEDI). We all meet up at Leahs house and we go all in. 20 hyped teenagers who needs to get rid of at least 50 TP rolls. U can imagine huh? Filled with adrenaline we all end up running, like run-for-your-life-running, back to our cars. My heart is pounding when we're heading to our last house for the night.

5:03 Back home. Tired but so happy. Amped for school tmrw. 

Chuss 

 

 

la muisca

<3! hej ! <3

So far my impression of the music here is better than I expected. Everyone knows Logic (1-800 is #1 on toplist so tbh not really but at least it´s a good start). In general it´s quite the same and I keep on asking if they know Mura Masa. So far manney's the only one but both Sam and Sophia (ish) likes it. :)

Teeth: A playlist that me and Manney created for our photography class: 

10 000 poäng till honom för att han vill lyssna på Erik Lundin med mig, trots att han inte fattar texten

Top 3 atm:

And then Jon Bellion, the first artist me and Breah listen to in the car, going to his concert in Oct:)))

 

not used to this

And I end up doing what I always do, not giving me the time to write when I actually want to, and now I´m drowning in ideas and things that i wanna tell you. 

I keep my self busy, even tho I´m not always making plans the way I did before. A few months ago I would never have a few hours free without sending a text to someone asking how much of an adventure you could create in 4hrs. Now I don´t have the same people to call and I haven´t settled enough to feel 100% comfortable being the one making plans yet, sometimes it´s boring but at the same time it feels good to be more spontaneous. I fkn hate the word spontaneous. 

And I´ve realized that I´m borderline crazy in that. I want more and more and more. I want to go to Minneapolis, Chicago, meet new, meet more, feel more, be more. And thats why this fits me so well right now. I`m not used to not knowing people, forgetting names (big lie I´m the worst even in Swe) not knowing how the social game works. I´m not used to the rules I have here, not used to teenagers beeing so respectful to their parents. Not used to people smiling, apologizing, excusing themselves. Not used to missing the basics at home, missing my loved ones. Not used to feeling alone in a way I can feel here, not used to meeting people so characteristic that they can make me smile for the rest of my day. I´m not used to that and I love it. 

Ever since I arrived it has been hot af and sunny (nice) but as you can see i`ve missed the rain. Since the air´s still hot, the evenings quite warm and we go buy car eveerrrrywhereee I really couldn't care less

Emanuel / Manney / Holden, the rain omw to XC´s pastaparty today

Megan, friday's football game with USA out theme 

Olivia and Sophia, rain omw home from XC´s pastaparty today

The streets are much more even here so the rain makes it look like a mirror 

Thanks Emanuel for your skills - thanks for the edit, store in Uptown this Saturday

XXXX 

Nora

I miss my babysister. She's that type of girl that people fall in love with. I love her and I miss her. 

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

2:nd period

My second period is photography, big like so far. Besides from when Holden / Emanuel / Manney (srsly?) is watching Goosebumps or raps the whole Gambino freestyle or makes clear that he hates me or Jamillah is making collages of her and Beyonce having a conversation in space or for the fourth time gives me that skeptical look while calling our teacher Mr. D, we´re actually out taking photos. Unexpected I know. However, It's fun, like I´m-really-enjoying-it-fun. In general I´m completely lost but once Holden reminds me of actually turning on my camera it all seems to be a bit easier. Funny cause it's true. 

Some of the pics I took while working on diff perspectives, not edited and not look-I´m-proud-good. But enough 

Holden / Emanuel / Manney trying to explain the rule of thirds. He did good but I still don´t get it. 

Jamillah. Just look at her

kizzez and hugz w a taste of pumpkin spice cause damn everything's American now 

notes onsdag 13 september

hey wzup

First time writing since I arrived in Champlin, MN. So far so good. Blaze out themed Footballgame (Amber put me up on kiss cam lol), hanging out w the soccer team (Breah is their manager), sleepover, hilarious discussions with different people in my classes, State Fair, super-hipster-coffe-shop, boat rides and the best of all, car rides home with Breah and Amber when we're all way too tired.  

NOTES since i got here: 

The tea with the orange label is good, something with orange and vanilla.

The water is soft here so i need to wash my here super gently, otherwise the conditioner won´t go away and it'll look greasy. Learned that the though way. 

Haven´t found a very good makeup light yet and it´s still dark when i wake up - makeup not on fleek.

My psychology teacher talked for 67 min NONSTOP. I kinda zoomed out and then I heard "so that cousin would probably be the best when it comes to carrying dead bodies." (?)

I just looked straight into the sun, that was stupid. Don´t do that Ebba. 

Ehhh "Hi I´m Ebba", is that how u answer? Or "hey it´s ebba" or maybe "this is Ebba". Or just "hello?". "Hey you´re talking to Ebba" haha lol no, sounds way to formal. Or like Fröken Ur. Hey wzup Fröken Ur is on the phone.

"Say gosh not god, in that way you won´t offend as many"

I´ll be back, XX

I fredags hade jag en avskedsfest, VRBtema - vitt rött blått. Kvällen härlig, natten svinkul och morgonen mysig. Limen gick åt, myntan tog slut och nattkorven verkade vara uppskattad.

Jag ställer upp 9 nya läskflaskor och staplar ihop några tomma plastglas när jag ändå håller på. Alex tar tag i mitt ansikte och ber mig att ha så fkn jävla roligt. Jag tänker att jag ska göra som hon säger. Jag ställer mig på en hög pall, plingar i en ölflaska och ropar över musiken att alla ska ner och dansa. Basen tvingar alla att luta sig nära, väldigt nära, för att höra vad som sägs. Vid 3 tiden sitter vi 8 pers i badrummet och sjunger idas sommarvisa och därefter går jag och Joel och hoppar studsmatta. Alex, Basse och Chris går ner till vattnet och jag kramar Lisa och Fanny hejdå innan de hoppar in i någons bil. Någon och hans flickvän vill gärna låna toaletten så vi går in och jag fastnar vid dansgolvet. Igen. Där står Lucas o strular m björnen. Innan alla ska sova sitter jag och spelar piano och sjunger. Jag vet inte hur jag hamna där men Chris säger att det låter bra och jag blir glad, så glad. När det väl är morgon och vi ska sova märker jag hur jag har blivit förkyld, förkyld men nöjd. De 20 ish som sov kvar vaknar, lagar amerikanska pannkakor och sitter ute i solen och äter. Vi städar och sen går ni hem. 

Big like till att ha alla samlade på ett ställe, tack. Det är en ovan känsla som får mig att saknar er ännu mer. Och jag har inte ens åkt.