From my hotel room on the 12th floor, overlooking the center of Umeå and the Ume river.  It’s cool and sunny – otherwise known as perfection!

On a separate note, everyone looks like me.  This is rather surreal – coming from Singapore – where I stick out like a sore thumb.  Unfortunately, everyone also expects me to speak to them in Swedish.  I’ve been giving a lot of blank stares…”yah, sure? you betcha?”

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