Where to shop second-hand stuff in Lund?*

As a country that is eager to create a zero waste society, second-hand items are highly valued in Sweden. It goes beyond lifestyle and has become an essential part of Swedish everyday life. Swedes have been said to have a deeply rooted habit of selling and donating old things, which means there are plenty of…

Mengapa Swedia Peduli dan Mengapa Kita Lupa

Tiga bulan terakhir, pemberitaan tentang Greta Thunberg, anak muda Swedia yang mogok sekolah karena mengkampanyekan perubahan lingkungan memenuhi media dan lini masa saya. Di waktu yang hampir bersamaan, muncul kabar tutupnya Tempat Pembuangan Sampah Terpadu (TPST) Piyungan, Bantul, dan keresahan warga Jogja soal mau dibawa ke mana sampah-sampah mereka. Belum soal kabar paus yang mati…

The “This is Sweden” moment

Daisy Goodwin, an English writer once said: “Marriage is like living in a foreign country as an adult: You can become fluent in the language, you can step yourself in the culture, you can know all three verses of the national anthem; but no matter how hard you have worked to assimilate yourself, there will…

How to Save (a little bit of) Money in Sweden*

It’s a common knowledge, I think, that living in Sweden is not cheap. According to a data from Numbeo (2018), “Cost of living in Sweden (rent is excluded), is 15.47% higher than in United States.” However, thanks to the Swedish ways of life, there are some things that we can do to save a little…

5W+1H of My First Midsummer in Sweden

Who Me. An Indonesian who is still drowning in the novelty of life abroad in Sweden. Ha! What Midsummer. All I knew about midsummer, before I moved to Sweden, was a name of perfume series from Oriflame, the Swedish cosmetic brand. Haha. It used to be my favorite. I didn’t know that midsummer was one…