28 okt. 2010

This weekends special; Nanne Grönwall!

A lov (holiday) is coming right up this week, and I simply can't wait for it. Not only does it mean zero homework, but also my friend and I got tickets to a concert hosting the most amazing woman on the planet, Nanne Grönwall! Oh my lord, my childhood dream's coming true; I'm finally going to meet the only one and only woman in my life!

But first, some pictures of me and my friend:

If you haven't heard about about Nanne Grönwall, don't fret. Since she is the most incredible example of the female gender, I'm going to post two of her greatest songs. I can't wait to hear them live!

If you're interested in AMV's, you've probably heard her song Håll om mig (Hold me). A fan made video featuring her song won the Best Action and Best Of Show during the Boston anime music video contest 2006.

And this one's just awesome. It's called Avundsjuk (envious) and she sings how envious she is of her friend. Please, by all means, enjoy!

27 okt. 2010

I love great music!

I mentioned previously that I've grown an awesome new appetite towards retro stuff, so I thought I'd share a little something which I've grown quite fond of: Lily Allen makes really catchy music, after her hit Fuck you (very much) I simply can't get enough of her. But I don't know if she is as retro as this music video makes makes her appear to be. Anyways, enjoy her little brother Alfie!

By the way, do you know of any great retro songs? I feel a need to expand my retro-song-list, so here's your chance to make an impression on Jonathan Svensken Amador. Take your chance!

25 okt. 2010

Debate: should English be the one and only dominant language?

Let me give you some background before we plunge into this very controversial question:
The Swedish nationella proven (national tests) are approaching rapidly. It's big, like really big. I guess you can imagine. This years theme is The possibilities of language and we can basically write about whatever we want to, as long as it's relevant to the topic. So I decided to write about the English dominance over the other languages around the world.

The problem is, I don't know where to start! Sure, there are pros and cons on every subject, this one's no exception. If everyone spoke English we'd all understand each other, and that would be great! But won't the other languages decline if English receives the spotlight in elementary school? What will happen to each countries national identity?

This is me, trying my hardest to find the answer!
So everyone, debate. Should the world convert into an English spoken one, or should each country preserve its own language and culture? Share your opinion!

23 okt. 2010

Todays lack of humanity; Ugandians against homosexuals

I can't believe I'm reading a story like this. In the freaking 21th century! Sometimes I wonder where humanity is heading. We have so much good to strive for, so much potential to make this world a place where everyone wants to live. And then this shit happens:

"top homos"? What the hell does that mean?

If you haven't heard about it, Uganda has in recent years tried to enforce a gay bill law stating that if a gay person is caught he should be hanged or sent to jail for life. All this has been caused by American Evangelicals who delude and spread lies throughout all of Africa. Some of the things they say is that homosexuals "bribe" children into becoming gay, and that they will organize "raids" on local schools.

It pains me so much that there are people who believe this. All of this that the Evangelicals say is lies! Why should homosexuals have to defend them self because of who they love? How can love do harm? I don't understand and never will because to me, this that the Evangelicals try to do, is pure evil.

If we have to constantly struggle in order to let everyone receive the rights which they deserve, so be it. We have to remind the world, every day, that love can never do harm and therefore it shouldn't be limited. I want my children to grow up in a society where gay rights are as obvious as the right for food. Hail gay rights!

22 okt. 2010

Holy shit; A movie about Swedish gods!

I couldn't believe it when I saw it, but now I know for certain; they're finally going to do a movie about the Scandinavian (Also know as the Swedish) gods! This is like my childhood dream coming true. Hollywood's done these wonderful movies about Greek, Egyptian, Chinese and lords know what kind of mythologies, but never have hey touched anything related to my cold northern motherland. But now, here it is!

I just hope they stay true to the legends and don't make some freaking jippo out of it. If they do, they will feel the wrath of Jonathan!

Jonathan's Swedish School: Homosexuality wasn't accepted during the Viking Age here in Scandinavia, it was considered shameful to "submit like a woman". Despite that, our mythology is filled with gay themes. For instance, to kill a giant Thor dressed himself in womens clothing in order to fool the giant and therefore deliver the killing blow. Even the father of all gods, Odin, became the receptive partner once. And Loki transformed himself into a mare and gave later on birth to all the hideous monsters you hear about in our folklore. So suck on that, Masculinity; the most masculine mythology existing is filled with gay stuff. Ha!

Making the world a better place; stop saying NO

During my drama lessons, we are constantly told by our teacher:
"Don't say no! Help each others ideas grow! Say yes! Damn you all, say yes!"
- Cecilia Byttner, drama teacher

In the beginning, I thought her philosophy was only going to help us out on the stage. But it's done more than that to me. When I talk with my friends and family I have, or almost completely, stopped saying no and not. And it feels great.

On the opposite, whenever I hear someone say no, it leaves me with a tiny negative feeling. I didn't realize it before but we live in a society that is so accustomed to the word "NO!" that no one reacts on it anymore. 

Of course some situations demands a straight out NO, if a rapist came up to me and said he would f**k me hard in the a**, yes would not be the first thing popping into my mind. Or would it...
But if we started using the word no less and yes more, I really think the world would become a better place. Because face it, the positive human emotions like laughing and staying glad sure beats the negative ones like grumpy and pessimist.

So people, lets stop using this:

And lets bring a little more of this:

Notice my tiny leopard ring. It's my precious!

Jonathan's Swedish School: ja means yes in Swedish. You've probably heard it before, lots of movies have at least one big breasted blond bimbo saying JA! in a very high pitched voice. And thats totally how we say it! Why? Because its fun to raise the word like a roller coaster going up hill. So everyone, say after me: JAAA...! A synonym to ja is the word naturligtvis (naturligt means naturally and vis means way, so you're literally saying "oh, naturally way!". I guess the English word for it is of course.), and the word really rolls around in your moth like smooth chocolate.

21 okt. 2010

Getting a feeling of retro

I don't know, but when I see me wearing these clothes something happens inside of me. I've started to spend more time on this blog, I constantly look for retro stuff like clothes and songs, and today I ordered sushi for lunch, which I generally hate. It was delicious!

I have no idea if these thing are connected, but they all seem pretty weird. The one I can cope with the most is the retro part. Sometimes, a gaze backward leaves you with a sense of steadiness and only then are you able to move forward with a full strength pace. I hope I don't speak in riddles and make myself look like a clown.

One artist which I've fallen in love with is Pauline, a Swedish dark skinned artist which I discovered at the Eurovision Song Contest. Her voice is like creamy chocolate, oh I can't get enough of it. Please, take a moment to enjoy her jolly attitude:

Jonathan's Swedish School: Eurovision Song Contest is, like the name says, an annual competition here in Europe where each country participate with a song representing them. I personally love the whole Eurovision-franchise, and so do Sweden (we and Malta are the ones who arrange big events during the contest). It's worth mentioning that it's the biggest song competition in the world. Sorry, USA, your MTV has nothing against our over 50-year-old tradition! Suck on that one.