All you have to do is ‘BELIEVE’
Last Monday my roommates and I had as we say in Danish “Julefrokost’ which means Christmas lunch in English. After the whole not bring a turkey thing to Thanksgiving I decided to make a duck. I was adamant in making a duck. But unfortunately haters gonna be haters.
I decided because I have not much experience making ducks, actually I’m on a microwave diet (to survive I put potatoes in the microwave and eat them) so I naturally asked the help of my danish buddy, who has lived in the deep country of Denmark (Fredriksborg) for 18 years of his life hence knows how to deal with ducks.
Anyway the dinner started at 7 30pm and for some reason we didn’t go shopping until 4 30pm and mid -way after taking all the ingredients, he started hating and saying that there was no way we could cook a frozen duck to be ready for tonight.
But results speak for themselves!
Moral of the story: Believe! & Haters gonna be Haters
So to all my Australian friends I may be missing the 29 degree sunny weather, and perhaps may not be able to go to the beach or run around in mini skirts and tank tops. But hey check out the view from my apartment!
I have never in my life seen so much Christmas spirit despite the fact Denmark is probably one of the most secular countries in the world. I spent my Saturday afternoon being astounded by the fact my friends were making Christmas decorations.
It was also kind of amazing that on the first day of December it started snowing.
So click update on my life, still have exams, I have to say goodbye to my roommates soon, my sleeping pattern is kind of fucked up, I’ve started ‘working’ again but sooo happy my boss canceled the meeting. Also I’m trying to resist the urge to stay home in my cosy bed, which is hard in this weather.
Anyway I have to do go and do stuff now.
Sometimes I get lost but it’s okay because I stumble upon the Copenhagen lakes.
After being put to shame by fellow blogger and friend Arnina. I have decided to update my blog. Two weeks ago I went to We Grow 2012 in Catantia. My first international conference! People always say that international conferences are ‘amazing’ and of course I was sceptical. However, I was pleasantly surprised about how much this conference impacted me! Highlights of the week
1. Over 20 degrees and blue skies :)
2. View of the sea from our hotel
3. Denmark wining best delegation
4. Global Village: where I leant about the many traditions of AIESEC LCs all around the world! i.e Nutella kisses and weird dutch drinking game
5. Nordic circle with my homies from Denmark, Sweden, Finland and some Italians
Also you know i’ve changed when I start participating :-/ :)
Went sumo wrestling today. Another reminder of how unfit I am.
“What would you try if you had no fear?” In my job as social media manager for AIESEC CBS I have to look for inspirational and relevant posts for the fan page. For some reason this picture really compelled me. I guess because of the majority of my life I’ve been shrouded in this fear from all directions of my life. Fear of failure, fear from the media, fear of my parents, fear of getting hurt etc. So although this blog post has nothing really to do with my travels in Copenhagen, let’s entertain the thought before I go do my assignment.
What would I do if I had no fear?
1. Hold a motherfucking snake ( To those that don’t know me that well, you have to understand I really, really, really, really don’t like snakes. I’m so scared that when there are bushes on the beach someone other has to carry me or hold my hand ( also I will likely be crying) because there’s a chance there will be a snake in the bush.
2. Go to Africa- I want to break the stereotypes and discover what Africa is truly like
3. Go to South America - same shiz as above. I have many friends who have been, and after hearing/reading about their experience I just want to go
4. Not be afraid to take the more risqué road in life. Yes everything is uncertain, you should look for job security etc etc. But at the same time what’s the point in doing something you can merely put up with.
5. Not be afraid to express how you truly feel and what you think
6. Do things even if no one else can thinks you can
Anyway I know I’m being very vague as the list goes on. But to anyone who reads this- you should think about it. It makes good procrastination.
Last Thursday it was Thanksgiving, so we at Aaboulevard decided to have a nice and cosy Thanksgiving dinner, since we had much to be thankful for. As an Australian/Sri-lankan I have no idea how to hold such a festivity so I naturally I asked our American neighbours to host this. But apparently because I’m the annoying one I have make the top 4 things on the list. But Thanksgiving was fun, although it included crepes, potato salad and meatballs two girls actually followed the list and made apple and pumpkin pie :) ( I made a cheese platter)
I had my first danish Julefrokost which means literally “Christmas lunch” It was with my beloved AIESEC CBS :) We had delicious food from all over the world. ( I brought candy due to my inept ability to cook food) We also played some traditionally danish games ‘Pakkeleg’ where everyone brings a present and you roll dice to win the most presents, and also there’s like a dish ( cannot remember the danish word) of rice, cream, sugar and almonds. Basically within the dish there’s a whole almond and if you get the whole almond you win a prize. I was really devastated that i didn’t win, however there are still many Julefrokost to go :)
Okay I feel like I’m always talking about my work or something boring. I think its because I update my blog as a last desperate attempt to avoid it. So yeah, you guessed it I’m working at the moment. But yay no more transcribing.
I decided to take the opportunity to list some of the things I am going to do before I come back to DK next Tuesday.
Read the 140 page 2011 Financial Report for Thomas Cook ( dw it’s only mostly pictures)
Attend my International Finance class tomorrow
Print out all my plane tickets
Edit and upload all my photos from the past three weeks
Find costumes for the parties at We Grow
Go to my group meeting
Go to Global Village ( pfft not reaping Australia though :()
Attend We Grow!
Read some of my reading for Innovation In Emerging Markets as I have the exam in two weeks and I have no idea what’s going on
So tonight I’m kind of relaxing but I know from tomorrow on, until the 29th of November I’m going to be very, very stressed out
At Tivoli :) Stole this picture from Estelle.. so lazy that I haven’t not even uploaded my own photos. Need to get back into the game somehow!