Stefano woke up around 7am to doo some training and final packing before he left for London visiting his very good friend Rubén for a few days.
I got up around 10am having breakfast and saying goodbyes to Stefano as he left for the airport. I took a shower and did my final packing.
Around lunch time Alejandro came over from work to grab some of his stuff and say goodbye to me. I was already getting in a sad mood when he rang the door bell because he had forgotten something. My smile was back out again.
In the afternoon Valter and his friend Elin came by, so we hung out together the three of us. I met Elin for the first time and she is pretty cool and fun. So, we spent some nice time talking and having pancakes. Elin had to leave for a birthday party so I was alone with Valter for the end of my time in Sweden, doing my very final packing getting nervous about forgetting somethign. With brushed teeth and hopefully everything done we went out and took my two suitcases to the bus station near the harbour.
After having my luggage loaded into the bus, standing right in front of its door and being around half an hour early I got nervous about missing the bus. So I farewelled Valter and took my seat on the bus.
I had the seat (the bus was so not crowded that everyone could have a two-seat bench for himself) right behind the back door and in front of the screen. The bus started rolling punctually at 8pm.
I spent some time reading and listening to music during tte beginning of the bus ride. The bus made a first stop at Kastrup airport in Copenhagen and a short break. The next part of the bus ride was long enough to start a movie for all passengers so they started “Ocean’s Eleven”. I was looking forward to that as I have not ever seen the movie before. My joy got crushed when I realized it’s the czech dub version with English subtitles. So I continued reading.
The next stop of the bus drove onto a ferry and everyone had to get out around 11pm. It was nice getting up being able to walk as the bus is not that super comfortable. I walked around the ferry and even went out in the cold to see the lights on German ground. We got back on the bus and were brought straight to Berlin from there. I tried sleepinga little which was not that successful but I did get some rest.
The bus was supposed to arrive at the central bus station in Berlin at 5am. But it did arrive at 4:15am. So, of course my flatmate Hassan who was scheduled to collect me there was not yet there but on his way. I decided to go to the S-Bahn station already. With my two suitcases and my handluggage. This was the most charming welcome in Berlin I could get: I wanted to check a map how to walk to the station but door between the map and me was shut until 5am as a sign said. So I went out and tried to find my way around but didn’t see any sign or clue. When I spied an underground station I went down there as the S-Bahn station cannot be far away. I had to go down there. And there was only one track of escalators (which was dirty but it’s Berlin). And it was broken. SO I had to carry the suitcases down the stairs. Gorgeous.
Anyhow I arrived at the station and waited for my friend to get there and take me back home.
We talked on our way back home although it was way to early to think and speak at the same time.
At our place I did not find the apartment I had left two months earlier but a Hallowe’en wonderland. Of course decoaration was already put up and thus to the max. In the kitchen Hassan had prepared a little breakfast table for us but we decided not to eat now but get some more sleep and have breafast at 8am and so we did. I slept even some more after Hassan had left for work and unpacked my suitcases and tried to bring some order into my room.
I helped a little with the food in the afternoon, then dressed up as the phantom of the Opera and welcomed the first guests.
As scheduled I left the house at 6:30 for the central library of Berlin to collect my friend Feli who would enjoy a seminar there until 7. Dressed up as the phantom I returned some books and checked out the DVDs and even looked something up in the catalogue. There was a woman standing a few meters away from me seeimingly triyng to chase away my bad spirit as she was making intersting hand movments, whispering to herself and shooting an evil glance right at me. It’s Hallowe’en, come on!
I found Feli and took her to my place which was already a bit more crowded than before I had left an hour ago.
Feli and I spent a few minutes alone talking while she was making herself up and giving me my first birthday present: A mockingjay key ring and white choclate almond pralines (which I both very much love). We joined the party.
It was very nice as Hassan had invited several of both our former colleagues from CineStar (the movie theatre we both used to work at more than two years ago) and talking to them. Especially when my beloved Rabia came by. I don’t get to see her as she is super busy with 5 jobs and studying medicine and a time-consuming family. So good to see her again.
Later evn Hassan’s best friend Janosch showed up for a little while. I never realized how cooll that guy actually is as we had some ver ynice conversation.
Going to bed very late I slept in late on Thursday of course. After I had cleaned up I went to visit my friend Feli and her boyfriend Marcel at their place. We did some talking and went for Burger King for breakfast/ lunch/ dinner in the late aftrenoon/ early evening and had some fun together.
I went back home at night and went to bed.
I spent Friday doing gorceries for Saturday and expecting my family for a little birthday Fika in the evening.
We had some muffins and drinks and had some nice talking. Materialistically I was enriched by some cash, chocolate, chewing gums and a nice green sweater. I was filled in on what happened during my absence. especially my grandmother’s situation worsening.
After my mother and I were left alone we looked at some pictures from Sweden as my mother hadn’t seen any of it (she doesn’t have any internet connection to have read my blog). Feli rang the bell around 7pm as she spontaneously needed someone to get her through some family changing news (new siblings) with vodka, choclate, ghost stories and horror movies.
I went to bed quite late again of course but got up rather early on Saturday as I needed to prepare my birthday/ welcome back party.
It was upposed to be a costume motto party with the motto being TV characters but we toned down the motto a little and focussed on seeing each other again (I hadn’t seen my Lesbians for three months) and having fun by playing games and enjoying food and liquid.
One after one of course had to beheading back home at some point and I remained with four of my five best friends alone.
We should certainly do that more often!
Although it’s a little werid I want to show off here with the presents I got at that party.
Feli and Marcel gave a super expensive UK imported special edition of Cheryl Cole’s latest record “A Million Lights”. It includes a bonus disc with 8 more songs and picture cards! Super nice (super expensive as well)!!
Hannah gave me a sticker of “The Little Mermaid”. Not any sticker. The one and only that was missing from my 1998 sticker album collection!!! And a voucher for the movies.
Furthermore I got vouchers for Amazon and Primark, as well as condoms and chocolate, sweets and cake.
This is it then I suppse as my internship is through.
See you in real life some time!!!!