Been tossing and turning since 4am, and I’ve officially given up. Jet lag, you win this time.
In Jonkoping, Sweden. Home for the next 6 months.
Got settled into our apartment yesterday. We got Grashagen, which was our second choice. But I guess it all works out for the best, cuz I honestly think I’ll die of loneliness in a single room in Raslatt. So glad I have Cassi with me (even though she’s currently sleeping soundly- jelly :( )
The first thing we saw when we stepped into our apartment.
We tried calling the helpline for our apartment to report it, but realized that they were only open from 9-12, and 1-3. Monday-Friday only. WHAT you work 6 hours a day and still want a full hour lunch break in between?? But I guess those are the Swedes for you.
The apartment is clean, but so weirdly designed. The person who designed it obviously did not go to the same school as the designers of IKEA. This is the only picture I took of it, which you’ll have to make do with and use a lil imagination:
It’s a double room, so there are two beds. One bed, which Chevs is sitting on, is in the living room/kitchen(?!) and the other one (out of sight) is in another room. Which I am in. And it’s really small. But- it’s really quite cosy and we’re slowly getting used to it, and lying in my bed now makes me glad that I brought my bed sheet and pillowcase from home :)
Last night we ventured out in the cold to get some sustenance (AND IT IS COLD. NO JOKE.) - haven’t brought groceries yet, because after we finally settled in at around 5pm, we realized that everything was mostly closed. I guess that’s one thing I’ll have to get used to here: not having access to whatever you need whenever you want.
So we went to this pizza place near our accomodation, which serves family sized pizzas of epic proportions:
This pizza is legit. The granddaddy of all pizzas.
I’m excited for today because we’re going to the mall (apparently, the only mall in Jonkoping) to shop for household items and clothes. I need to get more socks (mine keep shedding -.-) and good gloves. And more clothes.
So far haven’t been very homesick- hallelujah for technology and generally stable wifi. The time difference takes awhile to get used to though, I keep checking to see what time it is in Singapore and wonder if my body clock has been sufficiently adjusted (obviously not).
I haven’t changed the time on my Casio either; it’s still on Singapore time. Soon, perhaps. Just not yet.