For the Sake Of Writing

It’s over a year since I opened this blog. I forgot what the password was as well as the username. In the beginning, I created this blog to write and document about my new life here in Sweden but it did not go as I wanted it to be. It was either I was lazy to keep updating or perhaps I had too many things on the table during my first years here in Sweden that this blog never became a priority. Whether it is an excuse or a reasonable reason, here I am anyway in front of the keyboards again with slightly different purpose of this blog. I want to improve the way I write and the way I communicate through writing.

Several things had happened. One of the things that left an impact was a realization how much I neglected writing in my whole life. If it weren’t for this Corona time, I would not have ignited my passion to write. My goal is not to write an entire novel nor publish a book of poetry but I simply just want to improve of whatever is there to start with. It could be as simple as finding the right word to what I want to say or arranging sentences properly for coherence.

I have recovered my password and my username so this probably means I am given a new beginning, a new chance to improve things. If you are reading this right now and is more experienced writer, please comment some writing tips down below. There is always a room for improvment that is why I welcome all comments. Wouldn’t it be nice to hear from fellow aspiring writers?

Duck Feeding: A Cheap Way to Kill the Time

Because of the skyrocketing taxes in Sweden, everything cost much. They say everything here is expensive. And because Sweden has a limited population it is normal for people to have few circle of friends and if you are new, it is not easy to make new a new circle as well. However, there are several things that can be done on your own. That is one thing I like about this country. Most of the people do things on their own. People jog alone. People shop alone. People walk alone on their own time.

I am still in the stage of exploration this freezing country. I have found a way to kill the time, the cheaper way. That is duck feeding. In the town I live in, they have small lakes inhabited by ducks. Theses ducks live there from summer to winter. I find them very amusing. If you are on  a tight budget in Sweden, duck feeding is a very good way to entertain yourself. I like it very much. All you need are bread left overs, crackers and bits of food at home. The moment they see you pulling a plastic, the ducks approached me immediately. Yeah, they know it! They are no longer innocent of the human kindness. And after they are done eating, they just leave right away. They are just scared. Apparently, the ducks have smaller brains than humans so we have to understand them, their behavior and their etiquette. They are not being rude, they just do not understand that they have to say thank you after eating. Let’s them that way. We have been cruel to animals than they are to us anyway.

Today, I took several pictures of them. They are just beautiful and elegant. I would highly recomment if you are Sweden to do this simple activity once in a while. Perhaps, while jogging, pack along a loaf of bread and stop over with the ducks. These ducks are usually in the woods and the woods are the running tracks in Sweden. It just feels good to jog and see these ducks enjoying their life. Communing with nature has its way of healing stress and letting go of the not-so needed distractions in life so do not miss this.

 Here are some of the pictures.

Save the Ducks. Feed Them.

Save the Ducks. Feed Them.

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IMG_3436 Sweden has a very good, well – presereved. Save the ducks. Feed them.

All you need are bread and crumbs and free yourself from boredom!