We make a life by what we give


  There was Christmas party in my corridor yesterday. Most of my corridor mates are going back to their home during winter vacation, some of whom never come back again here in Sweden. So it was virtually final party with our Ekeby members yesterday.

  We put a lot of ornaments on our Christmas tree and decorated our room in a nice way. Then each of us has cooked some food or desserts. I made a cheese cake which my Japanese friend taught me how to make. This cheese cake was so delicious that everyone wanted to have another pieces.

  After eating dinner, we had a present exchange game. As I have written before, we have been doing Christmas present game since November. Each of us has duty to give present every week to his or her secret partner whom only you are supposed to know. So each person had to guess who your partner was when he or she got the present.

  This was really awesome Christmas game I had ever had. Each presents we got had their own unique taste and sense of humor. The uniquest present was the one that French girl made for Bosnian girl. She made a calender for 2009 which was filled with a lot of pictures in this Uppsala life.

  Moreover, although there is nohing to do with Christmas presents, a girl who is from Lithuania voluntarily made a SlideShow(PowerPoint) with nice music, which was full of our memorial pictures. She must have put a lot of effort and time in it. It was so great that everyone almost burst into crying.

  I was really impressed and a bit jealous with their talent. I thought from the bottom of my heart that I was really happy to meet them and the fact that they are leaving this Ekeby makes me all the more sad.

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  Come to think of it, Lithuanian girl gave me a chocolate present and a special card. In that card, there is a speech by Winston Churchill. ” We make a living by what we get. But we make a life by what we give”.

ぐし Gushi について

Currently working for a Japanese consulting firm providing professional business service. After finishing my graduate course at Uppsala University in Sweden (2013), I worked for the European Parliament in Brussels as a trainee and then continued working at a lobbying firm in Brussels(2015). After that I joined the Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, working in a unit dedicating for the negotiations on EU-Japan's Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA/FTA) (-2018). 現在は民間コンサルティング会社で勤務。スウェーデンのウプサラ大学大学院政治行政学修士取得、欧州議会漁業委員会で研修生として勤務(-2013年3月)、ブリュッセルでEU政策や市場動向などを調査の仕事に従事した後(-2015年3月)、外務省で日EUのEPA交渉チームで勤務(-2018年3月)。連絡先:gushiken17@hotmail.com
カテゴリー: スウェーデン(その他), 自分事 パーマリンク



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