It was late in the afternoon as me and my two friends arrived in Sweden. I walked out the airplane and gazed into the distance, seeing nothing but trees, an airport terminal from the year 1642, and a security officer with a dog getting ready to sniff my non-drugs filled bags.
So my first steps in Sweden were ones in pouring rain. Rain that despite the fact that it felt wet, didn’t get me wet at all. I could feel the rain on my skin, but it didn’t make me wet. The rain here apperantly isn’t bothered to make your clothes wet. This was a nice experience. What wasn’t a nice experience was the chocolate filled with a soft liqourice filling. Like seriously, liqourice and chocolate do not make a great combination. In fact, it’s disgusting. Capital punishment for the inventor of the so called candy is what I say.
Of course, with my ever-so-positive attitude I headed for the bus. And sure enough a few minutes later the sun started to shines trough the clouds. On my way to Stockholm Central I spend my time playing “Guess the abbreviation” from numberplates with my friends. Being nerds we laughed about the number plates that contained “OMG”, “UDP” and “PXE”. Good times. The only bad feeling I got when an all too familair tune started playing on my mp3 player…
The ride from Stockholm Centralen to Melborgplatsen, the metro staton close to the Reina Star, went without any notable incidents and happenings. But boy was I surprised to find 9 people waiting for me and my friends there. Walking in the first thing said by Dran was “You must be Brian”. 10 points for that Dran. Well spotted. Was it my height or the Reina t-shirt I was wearing? I quickly gazed around and could recognize some faces from images posted before. A rather big guy with a ‘girugamesh’ t-shirt blurted out some incomprehensible English. Sswishbone spotted. Jaargilon was fast asleep, not knowing that the following day we’d be getting drunk on Delamore dew shots. But I’ll save that for later. Kalashnikov was easy to regocnize as well, with the hair and all. And of course Ichigo, our guide for the day. The check in person took about 30 minutes to arrive at the hostel, and the check in itself didn’t exactly go smooth either.
The crossing near the Reina Star hostel
That being said and done we headed of to a “park”. “Park” because it didn’t fit my image of trees and grassy fields. It had a fountain though, I’ll give you that. After we found a place me and my two friends headed towards a place to eat. We didn’t eat all day beside some shitty trainstation grub, so some warm food was more then welcome. I remembered that Krank mentioned the Max having good burgers, so logically that was the first place I’d spend my SEKS (Swedish Kronar) on.
In Holland pretty much every fast-food place has only foreigners working there, so I was pleasantly surprised to find one of the many loves of my life working behind the counter. Her pretty blond hair, blue eyes, and petite body did it’s magic. As she managed to sell the most expensive burger to me, combined with a refill gefor my drink. Well, I can tell you this. Krank was right. These burgers are way more better than any burger I’ve eaten before. It was meccha oishii. Thanks for the advice Krank! After my stomach started the digestion process we headed back to park. Some woterish conversation took place for about an hour. The evening would end for most of the wota. But not for me and my friends. We went to a club and found more lovely ladies there, willing to rub their asses against your crouch. I think she was 16 so I shouldn’t go into detail to much. Let’s just say we had a fun filled evening.
With my head feeling led-filled from last night we waited at the Reina Star for the other wota to pick us up. They didn’t appear, as the meeting place apperantly was Stockholm Central. Shit happens desu. With our “Ride everything for free” PT ticket we took bus 47 to Gronarlund. I’m not a big fan of themeparks, and I’ll never be either. We all had a good time, and many rides where being rode. Not by me though, I’m chickenshit when it comes down to stuff like that. It’s fine if you want to die in a rollercoaster, I’d rather die in a normal way thank you very much.
IchigoProject and Sswishbone in their death contraptions.
However; who needs rides when the level of cute girls is pretty much 100%. Everywhere I looked, scadly dressed girls parading with their bodies. We all loved it. The girls themselves didn’t seem to mind. Friendly smiles were returned. And many times I was gazed over by them just as much. However after a few hours, I was getting more bored and bored and there was little Hello! Projecterish conversation going on so we decided to leave the group in Gronarlund and explore some of the City. Our plan contained a massive loophole which was sleep. After waking up around 18:00 we headed to the centre of Stockholm to find a place to eat.
Ichigo, Sswishbone, Briliahaha10, and Jaargilon getting ready to face death.
They are Buono! I don't know who the guy on the right is though... but his expression was too good not to include it in this picture.
X5-2000 and Jaargilon obviously enjoying the ride. :P
Let’s say that the Kebabhouse is not a place where one would get his food. The place itself looks looks like shit, and the food followed in style by looking like shit, tasting like a shit, and just being shit in general. This place gets a thumbdown from the Wota Haute Cuisine Police. Having made a deal with Jaargilon to take him allong to our new favourite club we headed back to the Reina Star to see if he returned from Not-so-awesomeland yet. And what did we found there? The most cutest American i’ve ever seen.
We woke him up around 23:00, talked a bit, then headed of to the club. “You guys look drunk”, is what the bouncer said. “We’re not drunk” was our solid reply. So solid we were allowed in the club again. At first we just stood at a table, emptying our hearts about Hello! Project and what it means to us. As the alcohol level in the blood went up the conversations became more and more emotional. I’m lucky enough to have a good friend I can talk to on Skype about the wonders of Hello! Project. But nothing beats a face to face conversation about Hello! Project. At one point the alcohol level caused a turning point for the evening. Resulting in doing wotagei to the extreme. Romansu, Over Active Dolphin, PPPH. That’s what we introduced to the Swedes. So if you ever see a Swede wotagei’ing to clubmusic you know me and Jaargilon introduced it in Sweden. Just for the records right? The evening ended and we headed home. Jaargilon wasn’t exactly easy to move around so the decision was made to carry him to the Reina star… 6 blocks away. One street away from the Hostel we got into a conversation with a Lebanese guy and his idiotic looking friend. We talked about life, I got slapped in the face and slapped some one else in the face. All in good f un, of course. After I dumped Jaargilon in his bed I sang Tan Tan Ta~n for him. Causing him to fall asleep instantly. Lullaby GETS!
The following morning Jaargilon and “us” went to Stockholm Central again to drop him off at the other Hello! Online wota. Whilst me and my tomodachi decided to explore the city some more. Including crossing the long boring Bridge Krank mentioned earlier. Well, I can tell you this: It wasn’t boring at all! Best bridge ever. Took our spit around and about 7 seconds to hit the water below us. Awesome! The rest of the day was filled with spotting extremely hot girls, eating at an extremely fancy Pizzahut, and enjoying the lovely ladies that really are lovely.
The famous "Dog humps swan" statue.
View from the not-so-boring bridge.
Right now I’ve gotten to the point where I am now. Typing this blogpost in the Reinastar. This is my last night in Sweden, probably for the rest of my life. It was a blast to meet more Wota in real life. And I’ve learned some lessons that will stay with me for the rest of my life. If it wasn’t for Tokyo, Stockholm would be one of the cities I’d love to live in for a few years. If it wasn’t for the ladies it would be for the great atmosphere in general and the extremely beautiful scenery.
Stockholm, Hello! Online wota…it was fun.
See you guys later.
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Pukovnik Krv: http://lusciousidolicious.blogspot.com/2009/05/eurowota-2009-stockholm_26.html