Did I tell you that I miss Skansen? Yeah, it has been a couple of months I haven’t been able to walk in Skansen, the open air museum located in the heart of Stockholm. It is like missing something that you love dearly. A place that I could just sit down and watch every corner of this place, a place as for me is my sanctuary. Damn…!!!! I can’t stop myself to think about that place. I can just go on and on and on to talk about it. I know you might get bored but I’ll show you how special Skansen is through pictures I’ve taken this year 🙂
I promise that I’ll go there next week when I have my day off or in the weekend. To capture the essence of winter because I haven’t get my chance yet to be there in winter time. I hope the snow still stay a bit longer so I still can see the whitey Skansen, which is it is more likely that the white snow gone brown because of the warm weather in Stockholm lately.
As today, we have quite warm plus 1 and the road was a bit slippery. Yesterday we had rain and plus 3 and after a minus 2 last night, you can imagine the road is covered by black ice every where. Lucky I have good shoes to walk even though I was aware about the chance to slide on those slippery road. But you know what, today I felt that the sun is going to come more often. We had our darkest day last week and now it is getting brighter and brighter, well… at least I felt that way 😀
I was quite surprise this morning, I was completely sleepy when I reached the train station but when I step inside the office, my spirit back and my sleepiness was gone! I felt good!! Can I say very good instead?! 😀 Yes, I was so excited to start the day! To be honest, it feels like I am back on track after so many years of waiting. As my P stated that I look more confident than before. I know, studying is not bad either but still I always longing after work, a proper work where I can use my brain to meet the challenge in front of me. Don’t get me wrong, studying in Swedish school or university is something that you could fine challenging enough, sometimes push you until your limit but yet again… I miss to work. To meet new people, to give my best service and help people in searching of information about how to apply visa. At the same time, I have chance to promote my country, Indonesia! Often I found myself explaining about interesting places that tourists haven’t discover yet, something small such as a small village or a tiny island in north part of Bali. Believe me, this job gives me so many things to learn!
Back to Skansen, the picture above remind me about something that I passion about, studying! Bokbinderi, yeah… I almost become a ‘bokbinderi’ before I got this job. Hmmm, not hundred procent bokbinderi or in English known as bookbinder, it was more print-maker but in the education we learned how to bind the book too. What an interesting education I could say, we had so much fun and the teachers were brilliant!!! Sometimes, I miss my colleague at school and my teachers too but I know I have my priority list. I have an idea, maybe when I miss my print-maker school I can go to Skansen too, so I can catch 2 flies in one go 😀
Tomorrow is another day! I might have the same thought as today about Skansen, but I’ll let it that way. The longer I am awaiting the sweeter the trip in this place will be.
This old lamp remind me of my childhood in Bali. My dad, brother and I used to go in the middle of the night to hunt eel or even the green frog. Every person had this type of light with them on their right hand and a bucket on the other hand. We went as group of people, the neighbors close to our house or even neighbors from other house block. We never went home with an empty hand 😀 and the best think was my Mom will cook our favorite food. When we got lucky, we even can save some of them and had a very delicious dinner for a week. There are many things in Skansen that remind me of my home town. Maybe that is one of the reasons why I never get bored with this special place, Skansen the lovely open air museum that Sweden has. The big bang theory is waiting for me on TV, I better stop now and catch you tomorrow!
Stockholm, dym 27122012