10 reasons to SMILE by superwoman

Why has it taken me this long to come across superwoman?! If I could describe superwoman using one word, that word would be: AMAZING!!

Enjoy her 10 reasons to smile 🙂



The reason I have been absent for so long is school. I have had 2/4 of my exam (German and Norwegian), and I have been occupied with studying for my final two. Not to mention all the planing and organizing for college this fall.

I will have my last written exam in English literature on Monday and my oral exam someday between the 11th – 16th of June.



I have made myself lunch today (with lots of carbs to keep me going). Pasta with pesto and garlic bread. You will find me buried my books the rest of the afternoon.


My (other) Eritrean graduation

May and June are the two months students take their exams in Norway. Graduation usually ends on the 17th of May, which is also Norway’s independence day. I have a total of 4 exams this year where 3 of them are written and the remaining 1 is an oral exam. I had my written German exam on Tuesday, I will be taking my written Norwegian exam on the 28.05 and my written exam in English literature on the 03.06.  Anyway….. I had my other Eritrean graduation last night in Stavanger. Having a ceremony for eritrean university and upper secondary school graduates on the 24th of May, has been a tradition for many years. The 24th of May is also Eritrea’s independence day, which means a lot of drinking, speeches and political talk.










5 Lives that will Inspire you

1)  Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin is at the top of the list because he is a self-made man. Many people I have meet don’t understand why I lookup to Benjamin Franklin as an inspiration, and a lot of them believe that  he was somewhat “insane”. Here is why I find Benjamin Franklin and his life inspiring: all the things he has accomplished. It will take me forever to list down Franklin’s accomplishments, but the point is that this man managed to accomplish a GREAT number of things in one life while many of us struggle to get out of bed in the mornings. When I find myself complaining and whining about my life, I try to think of Franklin and his accomplishments. This is a man who had control of his life, a man who knew exactly what he wanted and a man who proved that with hard work and dedication, comes success.


2)  Mahatma Gandhi

Anyone who knows me well enough knows who much I look up to Gandhi. I have read a million books about his life and his work, I have had a million presentations about his life and accomplishments and I have written countless of essays about him. He is a man who changed himself and his entire life, just so he could change the world. Gandhi makes me what to be a better person, the best version of myself. Imagine what the world would be like if we had more Gandhis….


3) Bob Marley 

The reason I consider Bob Marley’s life to be inspiring is simple. His songs. Bob Marley used his songs as a weapon for freedom. He helped people realize that freedom was the key to happiness, and he was the living proof to his theory.


4) Nelson Mandela 

Nelson Mandela is known to be the father of Africa. He is a man who served most of him time in prison, but managed to change the minds of millions of people around the world. He is warrior, a hero, an angel and a great leader.


5) Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa is the true definition of a christian. Not the christians who go to church on Saturdays and Sundays, but the true christians who put put God first and walk in his footsteps. Mother Teresa’s love and compassion for humans and most of all the poorest of the poor, is what makes her such an inspiring person.

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5 Bob Marley Quotes to Live By!

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In this post, we look at the wisdom from one of the worlds most revered musicians, Bob Marley. Marley was known for speaking his mind when it came to politics, humanity and love. Here are some quotes that I hope inspire, motivate and propel you to live life with love, joy and without worry!
After watching the Bob Marley Tribute on the Grammy’s , I felt I had to honor the late great Bob Marley!
Here are 5 great Bob Marley quotes! Share your favorite one!
“The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively”
Ultimately we will be remembered not by what we have but by what we have done for     others. Let your legacy be one of positive impact.
“Don’t worry about a thing, every little thing is gonna be alright”

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10 Facts About Me

1)  Men who wear too much cologne

I absolutely hate it when men wear too much cologne! I cant stand it when a man walks past me and I immediately find it hard to breath because they leave behind a strong trail of whatever cologne it is they are bathed in!

2) Phobias

I suffer from arachnophobia (fear of spiders) and coulrophobia (fear of clowns). This is no joke! I am glad that I am not the only one on this planet who has these phobias! 😀

3)  My ears

My ears get hot and turn red when I am nervous or excited.

4)  I am stubborn!

I cant lie about this. I am The most stubborn person alive! This is not something I am always proud of, but you do not what to get in an argument with me.

5)  Romantic movies and chick flicks

I HATE romantic movies and chick flicks! I just cant stand them! Movies should not be predictable! And if they are, there should be at least some action and some excitement to get my mind of the terrible plot.

6)  Impatient 

I am extremly impatient! I hate waiting in lines, I hate waiting for late people and I HATE it when people walk VERY slowly in front of me in malls and school hallways!

7)  Loud Sneezes

I hate it when people sneeze extremely loud. I personally find loud sneezes unnecessary.

8) Music

I have played the piano for 6 years. I started when I was 8 and stopped when I was 14 due to lack of interest. I have also played the trombone for a year. Due to lack of interest in playing music and lack of practice, I can no longer read music notes.

9) Language

I LOVE learning new languages! I speak 4 languages, read and write 3 of them, and I am working on my 5th language – German.

10) Type A personality

I have a type A personality (with a hint of OCD). I have to admit that I have at times let my type A personalty get out of control, but without it, I wouldn’t be me. I have to do things a certain way and ALWAYS follow my schedule. You can only imagine what happens when one things goes wrong….

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