Category Archives: Sweden

The country and its people according to mogLi.

Ass Prof

Ok, this has nothing to do with HGG, the kick assprof with 4-body problem, as I’m sure she finds amusement in labeling herself with that academic title. What I’m not sure though is whether the guest researcher which my department invited from abroad would appreciate it. On the door … Continue reading

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Heidelberg = Gothenburg + Lund

Arriving at the Heidelberg train station from Frankfurt during my spring visit to the European Molecular Biology Lab, the first thing I noticed was its resemblance to Gothenburg’s central station. I was even more surprised when I stepped out of the station to see trams … Continue reading

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Summer Izz Gone

Well, almost. Weather reports say this would be the last week of summer time before complete transition to autumn. But who trusts weather reports anyway? In the last few weeks, the weather forecast had been either rain or shine almost everyday. In the weather … Continue reading

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Yet Another Common Denominator

A few days ago, I saw this news on BBC about a goat suspected to be a car thief. The nigerian police took the poor thing in custody after a vigilante group arrested the goat.  I thought the above news could … Continue reading

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Boring Sweden

Well, at least geologically speaking. An earthquake of magnitude 4.7 in the Richter Scale occurred in the southern part of Sweden yesterday morning. It was such a rare event that it was the “talk of the town” for the whole … Continue reading

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Problem Solved For Volvo And Saab Cars

These two swedish-brand cars are in danger of becoming extinct, unless their owners, Ford (Volvo) and GM (Saab) find suitable buyers who have production capacities that will be profitable in the long run. As for Volvo, rumours had it that … Continue reading

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Expensive Beds and the Financial Crisis

Sydsvenskan reports today that despite the financial crisis, expensive beds are selling very well. My first reaction was of course, when people are worried, they cannot sleep well and they believe that an expensive bed will solve the problem. Or perhaps, they … Continue reading

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Blonde or Brunette?

Unlike my blog-buddy Smek This, I do like beer. There is this one little pub somewhere in Gothenburg where I usually hang out with friends. The place is that kind with mellow ambiance frequented by people with calm disposition. A … Continue reading

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Day of the Cinnamon Roll and the Swedish Paradox

Yes, my friends! Today, the 4th of October, is the day when the Swedes celebrate this yummy pastry: It is a pretty new “tradition” in Sweden only officially instituted in 1999 by the Swedish Council of Home Bakeries. Yes, there’s … Continue reading

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Swedish Christmas

I wrote in my entry two days ago that I’d write about how the Swedes (the typical ones that I know of) celebrate christmas but I’ve had too much “snaps” (that scandinavian liquor distilled to about 40% ethanol) circulating in … Continue reading

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