Getaway 

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We went down south for post Christmas family time since we have not been there since November.  

The best thing about the trip was of course bonding time with the family. Apart from that, it was also really nice to see the sun.

By the way, sun is officially back in Tromsø but the weather has been so shitty that we have not had a chance to see it yet. 

Meanwhile, here are some pictures from the trip.

Countdown to the brighter notes

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3 more days and the sun comes back. We’re blessed with the view like this lately. 

Oh! Isn’t it exciting?  It’s been two months since I have seen the sun and I am going crazy now. Hahaha! That was an exaggeration because this year it hasn’t been that difficult.  I have enjoyed the polar nights. It’s been very cozy. 
It’s been snowing so much today. But Tromsø looks very beautiful with it’s white veil.  Tromsø cathedral (Tromsø domkirke)  looked particularly spectacular with the snow on light projection. 


Going down south soon.  Will post more pictures! 

Polar nights

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I had a chance to witness an amazing morning light. Thanks to my supervisor for arranging an early morning meeting. 

The most beautiful thing about polar nights is the hint of sunlight in the horizon that makes the whole sky spread in the shades of pink! Oh! It was breathtaking!!  

Chasing the sun in the arctic north!  Again!! 😊 

2017, see you soon!

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New year is here.  I must say 2016 was very low key.  I definitely went through a lot of tiny changes but mainly it was related to mental wellbeing.  I am particularly happy with my Project Happiness 365. Even though I don’t have milestone to show off, I am very satisfied with the year. 

Although I am not that much of a new year resolution person, I am quite excited about 2017. I have some plans. Some major changes are gonna happen in my life.  My thesis is gonna be submitted. I have a new motivation for PhD.  I hope things will work out fine.  I have new reading goals as well. I have started reading everyday.  I want to make 2017 a reading year. Currently,  I am still reading The book thief by Markus Zusak and few text books related to my thesis mostly on animism,  Indigenous identity and music.  But I am quite determined about this and I feel happy. 

I have also started doing some yoga. 2017 will also be a year where I will focus on my health.  

I read a post on reddit where this redditor talked about his years long journey exploring music from different era. He posted that there is a music archive on Wikipedia featuring music from different time period.  I think that should also be on my list. It seems like a very interesting idea. 

And the top of my bucketlist is the Radiohead’s concert in Oslo in June. It is my all time favourite band and especially after revisiting their music on my favourite series: Black Mirror and Westworld,  I have fallen in love with Radiohead all over again.  So, we are planning to go to their concert. I am so looking forward to it.

I think 2017 is gonna be exciting. What do you think? What are your plans for 2017?

No surprises 

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I fell in love with Radiohead again. My first semester in Tromsø was Radiohead day in and day out. But over the two years, I grew out of it.

Thanks to beautiful cover of Radiohead’s songs by Ramin Djawadi, I fell in love with Radiohead again.  This whole day  I have been listening to ‘Exit music for a film’. It’s so beautiful. 


Today. We escape.  We escape.


Disconnected 

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Do you ever feel like you have unplugged?  Do you ever feel disconnected from everyone and everything? 

Past few days have been like that for me. I feel very disconnected from everyone and everything. It feels very strange as if I have nothing to bind me to this world.  Worst of all, today I feel nothing.  

I think I need some light. Need to go to polar night cafe and get some artificial light I guess!