Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Melodifestivalen 2013 - The hosts

Wow that's amazing! Not. So Gina Dirawi and Danny Saucedo will be the Melodifestivalen 2013 hosts. Yes, I find Gina funny (sometimes) but I don't really like her and I don't have the best opinion about her. It's all about politics and some of her views that I'm not going to discuss coz I'm not into politics. But ok, I can live with her being the hostess.

Then we have Danny... Coming second in mello two years in a row [and by the way he also came 2nd in the OGAE Second Chance 2012 with one point short, right behind Pastora Soler (yay! :D)] was enough to make him not compete in 2013 (no more whining, thank God) but now he'll be the host... You know, last March he turned out to be a real douchebag by making all these comments about his song and Loreen so now I don't like him that much. I hope he can keep this professional and I hope he doesn't make any stupid comments to whoever comes second in March.

So, to sum up my opinion about the hosts.......meh!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

"You're really good in swedish!" Seriously?!

Nope, that's not an ESC related post. (We'll get to them eventually. Too busy right now) This is a personal one. Apparently, everyone (well let's say 98% of them) in Sweden that I talk to seems so surprised by me. Especially when they hear that I'm in Sweden since September 2010. They go like "wow", "amazing", "you're really good in swedish" etc. I mean really? Looks like everyone thinks that. Everyone BUT me. :S I still think it's the accent that misleads them. And damn I'm not using my real accent! When I'm alone, reading a text out loud I sound like a real Swede and I mean a real Swede. Don't know what happens to that real accent when I'm talking with someone. I guess it's a childhood trauma...

When I was 7 I started learning english. And before I even begin the lessons I knew (don't know how...) that it was "engliSH" and not "englis". And I remember the first day where we had to read a text (please note that the rest of the kids in class were one or two years older than me), I read it with (american, always american!) accent. So the teacher was like "oooh look at you! with accent!" while laughing but not at me. That was it! I never used the accent again. Only when I had an oral exam coz I knew it had to be perfect! Of course nowadays it's different. I'm using my accent both in english and swedish but as I said not 100%. But I'll reach 100% eventually.

Anyway the point of the post is that on Friday I will have to make an oral presentation. I had one in spring but I did it in english (the teachers were fine with that). Today I went to ask a few questions to our communication teacher (that's where I had those "wow" reactions about my swedish and made me blog about it) and one of the questions was if I could make my presentation in english. She said "no". She'll be there to evaluate our skills in communication (in swedish of course). But she also told me that I could make the presentation in english in the second part of the course (I'm so doing this in english!!). So here I am! "Ready" to speak swedish for the first time since May 2010! Yeah I speak swedish every day but this time I will have to stand there, speaking swedish in front of about 10 people and then answer their questions! Now that I think about it, this is worse than May 2010! Back then I had to sit in front of a lady (who told me she'd be looking down not to freak me out) and talk to a recorder for 15 minutes (15 minutes? ok maybe that was worse coz on Friday I'll need only 4-5 min). Of course I used only 10 minutes so only God knows how I passed that (yeah ESC and Mello saved me once again! huhu).

Oh well, I need to make a PowerPoint presentation and write my manuscript in swedish! Nah! I'll do it the Ifi-way (yeah like no one else does that). First in english, then translate it to swedish and we're good to go! Wish me luck!