Sunday, November 28, 2010

Back to school

I'm back at school after a weekend of Advent decorating at my grandparents place. Advent is the season leading up to Christmas and sort of a count down to the day. It starts four Sundays before the 25th of December and that's when you start decorating your house with candles and hang Christmas stars in the windows. There are two different types of candle arrangements that you will find in every Swedish house this time of year, the first is the one that goes in the window and has 7 different "levels", the second consists of four candles and you light one every Sunday of Advent.
Oh! The photos would look better but i have yet to reinstall Photoshop... hopefully I'll get that done soon
xx. Jojo

Friday, November 26, 2010


I miss you so much honey! 
Trying to keep myself busy, 22 more days (:
I love you!

Anyways, my anti procrastination tactics failed miserably and I didn't start working on my essay until 3 AM! Somehow I managed to finish before school started though, always do. Now all I can do is wait for a grade...
Going home over the weekend so I'll have some pictures on Monday! But I have to leave now or I'll miss the bus... And who would want to miss the joy of sitting on in a bus in dark snowy Sweden for almost four hours?

xx. Jojo

Thursday, November 25, 2010


I have a fifteen hundred word essay due tomorrow. And I have yet to start writing, I also have to clean my room and eat at some point so I do not know what I'm doing online but I'm hoping that if I write something here I may feel compelled to turn the internet off and get too work.

Today i have been fantasizing over owning this black Mulberry purse and black Hunter wellies with welly warmers, perfect for the winter!
Also craving cookies, a plane ticket to China, and for people to leave my laundry time alone! Is it really that difficult? I would even like my photoshop to work but I guess I should be grateful I don't have that added distraction! 
For some odd reason I now feel inspired to write my world lit. essay, wish me luck! I'll leave you with some cookies:

xx. Jojo

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


This is my first blog but everyone seems to have one!
And it will help me with my CAS hours (which i will explain)
I should get the hang of blogging soon though. Or completely forget about it.
Either way I'll start with some stuff about myself (:
I'm 15 years old, and tragically I live in Sweden.
I do however go to an international school (:
I'm in the eleventh grade, or first year of the IB diploma program, hence CAS hours.
CAS stands for creativity, action, and service, and aims to make students more well rounded people.
And, well, blogging counts towards creativity (:

Well that's enough about me for now at least, and I thought of something more important to share. Yesterday we had a so called "Theme Day" at school, it consisted of presentations by Emerich Roth and Patrik Pelosio, they both spoke about hatred and why it manifests in certain people and not others, and i must say, they kept me interested all day!
Emerich Roth survived the second world war and has been in a total of five concentration camps including Auschwitz, he has since moved to Sweden where he has worked as a social worker and helped many people overcome hatred. Emerich now tours the country speaking to students about his experiences as well as hatred along with Patric Pelosio.
Patrik Pelosio joined a criminal gang when he was just eleven years old, he started drinking and fighting and by the time he was twenty-two he was deep into drugs and crime. He had become the leader of his gang by the time he turned sixteen and then dealt in Asia, Africa, America, and other parts of Europe as well. But when he was twenty-two he was set to go on trial and decided to look for help, it would look good during the trial he though. At the third rehabilitation center he went to, Patrick met a woman who knew how to deal with people like him. She knew that somewhere inside Patrik there was a scared little boy and that's when his recovery began. He even took up contact with his abusive and alcoholic family and now has a great relationship with them. Patrick has been working against crime for 16 years now and strives to turn the hatred within people into love.
For anyone who speaks Swedish i strongly recommend watching:
Nyhetsmorgon med Patrik Pelosio
Såväl som Patrik's bok Jiddra Inte
Samt Vägen ur Hatet (teaser)
Och både Emerich Roth's och Patrik Pelosio's föreläsningar är verkligen att rekomendera!

Emerich Roth and Patrick Pelosio

That's all for tonight (:
xx. Jojo