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Sharing

How do you feel about sharing? Your favorite chocolate bar? Your clothes? The PowerPoint presentation. you spent many hours on, to your knew colleague? Your knowledge? The trick to get to the manager's respect? I often get emails with "please don't share this document with anyone". Not because it's confidential and the competitor is not allowed to read… Continue reading Sharing

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Change

They say the first few years of your life are the foundation of a child's (mental) health, developments, achievements, happiness and anything life has to offer. The first 5 years of my life I have moved 4 countries and 3 cities in the last country. Needles to say, my childhood evolved around "change". When I started high… Continue reading Change

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The “weaker” gender

I was watching Project Runway the other day. A competition which allows fashion designers to create clothing for something they think a modern woman would like to wear. At one point, 4 girls and 3 guys remained. Remarkable was the fact that the guys designed  beautiful ball gowns all made of chiffon and satin. Meanwhile the girls played… Continue reading The “weaker” gender

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Whatever you do, you’re doing it wrong

The other week it was "my time of the month". All ladies will know that this is never a convenient period and I definitely don't cope with it very well. A colleague noticed I looked a bit off. "I can see your not doing well, don't come near me, I don't want to get ill", he said.… Continue reading Whatever you do, you’re doing it wrong

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Being desperate

Someone told me the other that I come across as "desperate" because I answer emails/messages almost immediately. "It seems like you have nothing to do and quite frankly, you seem a bit too desperate to finding ways to interact with people". First of all, I really want to thank people who have so little brain… Continue reading Being desperate

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Does being an expert make you a good teacher?

Right after my education of Electrical Engineering, I got to work for a Technical Training department. My colleagues both created courses and taught them in a class full of students. "Are you comfortable with teaching", was one of the first questions. I wasn't. Doing a presentation at school was one of my worst nightmares. My… Continue reading Does being an expert make you a good teacher?

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When good teamwork can work against you

Teamwork seems to be a very encouraged term within the society. At work, at school, within your relationship. "There is no "I" in team", they say. I have addressed before in another blog that I am a little bit skeptical about this phrase. To me it feels a bit like  "stop acting like your own… Continue reading When good teamwork can work against you

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Why do woman feel the constant need to prove themselves

The women I have met within the male domination environment I am working with, have hardly ever been those with a technical background. To be fair, I have always been the only one in between Personal Assistance, Admin care-takers or what ever fancy title they have come up with over the years. I will be… Continue reading Why do woman feel the constant need to prove themselves

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Bullying

The main reason why I hated school was because of this one subjects: "Physical Education". For 3 hours in a week I got the chance to embarrass myself during basketball, high jumping or acrobatics. I was not good at this, had no intention to be  and didn't understand how this was going to make me… Continue reading Bullying

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I’d rather be shy

Sometimes someone tells you something which you will never forget. The title of this post marks that " something" for me. The nature of my character is more towards introvert, reserved and modest. However, for a short period of time in my life I became an "attention seeker". I just started living on my own and after… Continue reading I’d rather be shy

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Dentist

Most people are afraid of dentists. I am not one of those people. In general I have always had good dental experiences. When I was young, the dentist was a middle age, very funny guy. Then he won the lottery and quit his job. When I lived in Denmark, I had a lot of teeth… Continue reading Dentist

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What makes you beautiful

"You're beautiful from the inside". I hate this phrase. Literally the only person I would accept this from, is  a surgeon. Even worse is "You have such a beautiful soul". Unless you're a ghost hunter, please don't. People probably mean well, but it is just so cheesy. To me it feels like a "You look shit, but… Continue reading What makes you beautiful

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Does nature needs to be commercialized?

Now that the coziest holiday season is approaching, discussions between religion and commercialism will also be raised. And so, the jolliest time of the year disappears in anger and people trying to prove their point. This thought provoked my brains as we walked near the Niagara falls. Nature showed one of her most powerful forces.… Continue reading Does nature needs to be commercialized?

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Children’s poem about Unimpressed Jelly

He isn't the approving type he just doesn't have that vibe He won't be cheering on the sideline he'd just say "you're doing fine" Don't expect any positivity from him even if you're showing off at the gym Don't even try bragging He'll just take this as begging Compliments is not what he gives That's… Continue reading Children’s poem about Unimpressed Jelly

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(Children’s) poem about being Skeptical

Something completely different today. Here's a little poem of the Doodle I relate the most to: Skeptical Valentino He isn't positive or negative But he will ask you for an alternative. It's never a yes or a no But he will ask you "How so?" You can tell him the exact amount But he will… Continue reading (Children’s) poem about being Skeptical

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What does your partner think of your blog?

I never intended for my colleagues to find out that my boyfriend was working for the same company. But somehow, these things never stay secret. Luckily it was a large company, so that made it difficult for them to recognize him. Although, some knew him vaguely. The minute this was shouted out all over the… Continue reading What does your partner think of your blog?

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Trust

The one time my parents damaged my trust is when the my duck toy was put in the washing machine. Although it could probably use a shower, I told the specifically not to. By washing him, I felt like he would lose the magic, comforting spell he had over me. As any 7 year old,… Continue reading Trust

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Bithdays

The one day I would like to disappear from earth is on my birthday. Luckily today is not that day. But, it is my boyfriend's birthday. Since he has a couple of years long tradition of going on vacation in October, he "surprisingly" does like this day. When I ask him what he would like… Continue reading Bithdays

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Does the type of coffee you drink say something about your personality?

Ah, Fall seasons. The time when all the hipsters are sipping their Pumpkin Spice Latte. Wearing their skinny pants and oversized glasses. 14 year olds who think they're drinking coffee, but actually are only consuming calories. I started drinking coffee by the age of 16 when I was visiting my grandparents in Bosnia. The usual… Continue reading Does the type of coffee you drink say something about your personality?

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What is love?

I used to think that being in love meant holding hands each time you left the house to show everyone else you're a couple. Saying "I love you" at least 10 times a day. Cuddling until you fall asleep. This might have been the case in the beginning of the relationship, but being more than… Continue reading What is love?

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First judgements

He and me don’t have the same taste in music. I can’t necessarily blame him. Backstreet boys is not everyone’s thing 😉 But we do invite each other to explore different music tastes. He collects LPs and recently got home with an R.E.M. record. I thought I only knew of their songs, “Losing my religion”.… Continue reading First judgements

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2 months of blogging – learnings

Today, apparently, it is the 2 months anniversary of my blog - balloons. I'm not ready to write a "blog advice" blog, but there are some remarkable things I've noticed which are worth mentioning. The blog which got the most likes,  I guess that's how we measure popularity , was the one I wrote at… Continue reading 2 months of blogging – learnings

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Expectations

Simple phrases like "Have a fun trip", "Sweet dreams" and "Have a good day" we say without thinking. Unfortunately, I think think too much about them. Your interpretation of "fun", "sweet" and "good" for sure are much different than mine. Let's take an example of "Have a fun trip". For most people my age that… Continue reading Expectations

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Advice

The worst advice I've ever got, was "If I were you, I would definitely consider it". If you were me? Or, if you were in my position? And, consider it? There's that word again. Some people are too proud to ask for advice, the "I can figure it out on my own" type of people.… Continue reading Advice

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Gambling

A friend is of mine is one of those lucky ducks. She would participate in a radio, facebook or newspaper contest randomly and what do you know, she simply wins. Not very large things, but still, free t-shirts or tickets to a concert are always a nice surprise. This is not me. I often times… Continue reading Gambling

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Compliments

Why do we, woman, wear make-up? About 99% of the females would step up and answer this with "I'm not doing it for anyone, but myself". Yet we also feel the need to post a  "no filter, zero make-up" picture on social media with text "here's to being vulnerable"? Why do we stay just 3 minutes… Continue reading Compliments

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Does your appearance say something about your taste of music?

During my commute to work and home, I'd be usually with my headphones on. During the pause when one song switched to another, I heard an older lady saying to her friend "That looks like a nice girl, I bet she is listening to classic music". Unless Dr. Dree ft. Snoop Dog is classic, I didn't… Continue reading Does your appearance say something about your taste of music?

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Gossiping

One of those stupid, common question is "Would you rather be deaf or blind?" I usually would refuse to answer a question like that, but it got me thinking yesterday when I re-watched "Doubt". **Which is a great movie staring Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams and will stimulate some brain activity!** The… Continue reading Gossiping

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Recognition

I read an article about a teenager who was addicted to drugs for years. After many tries, he has now been clean for a year. He is being applaud for his performance. He is invited to high schools to present himself as a role model. He even got to meet the president. Role model ha?  The… Continue reading Recognition

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There’s a Dutch man asking for Coke

The first vacation I took without my parents, was to London, with a couple of friends. Two guys, two girls. We must have been all around 17 years old and were pretty excited about the trip, especially because we also planned our first night out ever. Yes, we were a bunch of Goody-good kids. We… Continue reading There’s a Dutch man asking for Coke

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Honesty

I was raised in a country where "Freedom of Speech" is a very natural occasion. We are allowed to throw our honest opinion out in the open air. I never made much use of this privilege, however. And I will be "honest" with you, I am a bit skeptical. Freedom of Speech is often abused… Continue reading Honesty

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Culture thing

I haven't been traveling much around the world as I would like too. However, I have been very lucky to meet expats within one silly hostel in Denmark where I lived in for 4 (!) years. I ate Iranian halve, was taught how to make the best Italian Tiramisu, was introduced to Polish Vodka, Belgian… Continue reading Culture thing

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How to stay calm in a hectic lifestyle

December can be a hectic month. Not only you have to look the best, cook the best dinner, finish off essentials at work and buy the best presents. No pressure. December is probably also one of the most expensive months. ANYONE could stress out! But it's not like the rest of the week is a… Continue reading How to stay calm in a hectic lifestyle