So I suppose it’s time for an update! All of the pictures found in this post and more can be found in their full-size versions on my flickr.
I’ve been real busy here and even though I didn’t get much accomplished this weekend I work pretty much all day long during the weekdays. By all day long I mean like today, get up 8, be at work by 10, leave work at 22, be home at 23.
I’m going to try to just bring a nice little picture update because I’m too tired to write anything serious about my experience here so far.
The first couple of night I slept at a hotel (Scandic) because the guy I was gonna live at didn’t leave for Indonesia until the end of July. I really love hotels, I think I’ve said that before but it bears saying again. One reason why I really love Scandic is this though:
Their breakfasts RULE!
This is what I look at most of the day:
And this is the building I spend my time in:
It’s a reallly cool place and the offices are just super impressive and creative. I really get a feeling that the people there do what they love and it’s awesome to be surrounded by that kind of environment. It’s super high-tech and the people are way more creative than me, I really feel like a small fish in a big pond. I’m usually the big fish in the small pond, so this experience is certainly something different. It’s inspiring and fear-inducing at the same time.
This is the more typical office-space, this one is that of my colleague Daniel, who brought me up here.
The guy whose apartment I’m loaning is a pretty cool guy too, got some cool stuff here. But there’s really only two things I want to show because I don’t want to like post his entire life-story on my blog without his consent
Yep, that’s a Zombie Outbreak Survival Kit and a Projector right above the desk.
There are two things I really like about Stockholm so far.
It’s easy to go out and grab a beer, there are many places, pretty much all quite nice and there are usually people outside even when it’s half-late. So it’s not a ghost town after 5 pm like it is where I’m from.
The other thing I really like is this place:
It’s a bookstore called SF Bokhandeln (Science Fiction Bookstore) and they have quite a selection of manga, perhaps 5-6 shelves like the one in the picture. Almost all of it translated to English or Swedish but even some Manga in Japanese, which is cool!
They have a lot of other role-playing stuff and games so while I was there I bought a super-advanced 2 player card-game called Call of Cthulu, apparently it’s somewhat like the Magic card game — which I haven’t played.
Here’s me and a good buddy spending our Saturday trying to figure the thing out
Well that’s it for now, I’m off to shower and then maybe watch an episode of Gantz if I feel there’s time and then sleep. Same procedure tomorrow, up 8 — home at 23.
By the way, I try working 12 hours a day now because I’m going to the UK on Thursday to host a game (more on this later) and need to catch up on work in advance. It’s suprisingly hard to work 12 hours though. With 1 hour of to-and-from-office-traveling and 3 hours of breaks and food a day. A 12 hour day turns into 16 hours. If you want a remote chance at getting 8 hours of sleep and some time to yourself, 10 hours is pretty much all you can do. I don’t like cutting into my 8 hours of sleep but I might have to, I do during school without much problem but I’m not used to it now. Oh well. For now I’m doing 10 hours a day and just hoping that I’ll be able to work like 2 hours a day in the UK.