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Jag är Svensk! / I am Swedish!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Placebo, 26 February 2014.

  1. Placebo

    Placebo Ԁlɐɔǝqo

    3 May 2003
    Esmoriz, Portugal
    Sheffield Wednesday
    My Swedish citizenship confirmation came through yesterday, I'm now officially Swedish! :) Just thought I'd share ;)
     
    Last edited: 26 February 2014
  2. gerd

    gerd Retired Footballer

    8 January 2002
    Over the moon
    KRC Genk, Spurs
    Congratulations.
    Why did you change nationality Paul ?
    Or so you have the double nationality ?
    Here in Belgium and Holland (i think) we have a high opinion about Scandinavian society.
    Never been to Sweden, but i visited both Denmark and Iceland and like both very much...
     
  3. Placebo

    Placebo Ԁlɐɔǝqo

    3 May 2003
    Esmoriz, Portugal
    Sheffield Wednesday
    Well primarily it's because my wife is Brazilian so despite the fact we've been together since November 9th 2004 we've never shared nationality/citizenship so haven't had the same rights/protections as a citizen, so it feels nice for us to be the same nationality as each other now, nobody can take her away from me ;) Plus we're happy and settled in Sweden, can't imagine us living anywhere else in Europe :) Yes I currently have dual citizenship, will probably keep the British citizenship as there's no negative to retaining it, for now! ;)
     
  4. gerd

    gerd Retired Footballer

    8 January 2002
    Over the moon
    KRC Genk, Spurs
    Good luck in Sweden...
     
  5. sauce

    sauce Warriors

    20 September 2005
    Chatbox, Brazil
    Cruzeiro
    Gab is swedish and I'm brazilian, we are the first evo-web sverige-brazilian couple :P
     
  6. Honome

    Honome The Hated Chatbox Murder

    16 April 2003
    Brasil
    Fluminense
    I doubt you were celebrating if you were becoming a Brazilian citizen :P
     
  7. Placebo

    Placebo Ԁlɐɔǝqo

    3 May 2003
    Esmoriz, Portugal
    Sheffield Wednesday
    My wife's Brazilian ;) Although of course she's now Swedish and will be revoking her Brazilian citizenship :)
     
  8. BobbyBox

    BobbyBox WING NUT!

    10 October 2003
    Arsenal
    Congratulations! :-D
     
  9. Gab_

    Gab_ I agree

    6 April 2009
    Välkommen till gemenskapen kära broder.
     
  10. BobbyBox

    BobbyBox WING NUT!

    10 October 2003
    Arsenal
    There is no need for that Gab! sorry placebo Gab must be feeling threatened that another swede is on Evoweb now.

    To call you a gemenskapen is just too far! You should be ashamed of yourself Gab.....I'm dissapointed.
     
  11. Placebo

    Placebo Ԁlɐɔǝqo

    3 May 2003
    Esmoriz, Portugal
    Sheffield Wednesday
    It's ok I don't speak Swedish ;)
     
  12. gomito#10

    gomito#10 World Cup Winner

    9 May 2003
    DC, USA
    i love swedish fish
     
  13. Rob92

    Rob92 Guest

    Nice one Paul, never been there myself but Sweden seems like a pretty nice place to live from what I've read.

    I myself have been considering my future plans recently - thinking that the world is so diverse that it would be a shame to spend my entire life living in the UK, and the Scandinavian nations really appeal to me.

    You seem to have travelled around a lot (was it Singapore you were in at one time?) What prompted you to move away from the UK/to Sweden? Was it work related or simply for the quality of life/culture/experience?
     
    Last edited by a moderator: 28 February 2014
  14. LFC Albania

    LFC Albania Banned

    13 October 2012
    Kosova
    Albania NT
    How did you become a Swedish citizen than?

    Congratulations , never been there but I have a lot of cousins there and it's one of places I want to visit soon. I want to live in one of Scandinavian country's Sweden , Norway or Denmark but still don't know a way how !? :)
     
  15. Placebo

    Placebo Ԁlɐɔǝqo

    3 May 2003
    Esmoriz, Portugal
    Sheffield Wednesday
    Well I was always somewhat disenfranchised with life in England, even from a young age I remember wanting to live in another country, as a school kid it was always the USA, fortunately I grew out of that ;)

    I left England in 2004 to work for Bohemia Interactive in the Czech Republic, met my wife and after 3 years we felt like a change so moved to Singapore, amazing country but unfortunately then the banks decided to melt and Asia was hit first, so my wife had offers from Norway and Sweden but I'd visited Sweden with friends once before and really liked it so we chose here, so I guess you can say circumstances moved us here but it's definitely a great place to settle!

    And yes I would definitely say you must experience life somewhere outside the UK as soon as you can, IMO it's key to becoming the person you will become, eventually a husband and father presumably, living/working abroad will give you the kind of experience and perspective that will allow you to grow as a person and know who you are and what you want to be, without 100% knowing all that you can never really achieve happiness :)

    Well obviously I appreciate it sounds bad to some people, living in a country, taking citizenship without speaking the language, but in Sweden everyone speaks English so makes it very hard not to be motivated to learn the language ;) Essentially though you don't need to speak Swedish, there's no language requirement as part of the citizenship process, once you've lived here legally for 5 years you apply, pay 1500SEK and that's it, if you're approved you get your certificate of citizenship and then can go apply for a passport etc.
     
    Last edited: 1 March 2014
  16. Rob92

    Rob92 Guest

    Thanks for the advice, very interesting.

    I kind of feel the same about living in England - it's comfortable and I'm used to it, but I don't feel patriotic about the place and there are plenty of countries that do plenty of stuff much better, as well as just offering variety and a change of scenery, literally and culturally.

    It's tough to leave family and friends behind, and with many places there's the language barrier, as well as the monetary and employment aspects to think about, but at some point moving abroad is something I'll seriously consider.
     
  17. fd1972uk

    fd1972uk ---------------------

    9 January 2002
    Glasgow
    Celtic
    Swede man, Swede...............


    FD
     
  18. Placebo

    Placebo Ԁlɐɔǝqo

    3 May 2003
    Esmoriz, Portugal
    Sheffield Wednesday
    LOL :)
     
  19. jaygrim

    jaygrim TheAllSeeingEye

    26 July 2005
    Everywhere.
    Man Utd
    You don't look anything like a Swede.
     
  20. Placebo

    Placebo Ԁlɐɔǝqo

    3 May 2003
    Esmoriz, Portugal
    Sheffield Wednesday
    I do actually :)
     
  21. jaygrim

    jaygrim TheAllSeeingEye

    26 July 2005
    Everywhere.
    Man Utd
    Do you bollocks.
     
  22. Placebo

    Placebo Ԁlɐɔǝqo

    3 May 2003
    Esmoriz, Portugal
    Sheffield Wednesday
    My bollocks look Swedish as well ;)
     
  23. Honome

    Honome The Hated Chatbox Murder

    16 April 2003
    Brasil
    Fluminense
    Now that you are a Swedish just try to not kill yourself or else we won´t have your Fifa sliders anymore and the game will be shit. But if you do it anyway, please let sliders for Fifa 15, 16 and 17 written in your suicide note. Thanks!
     
  24. Placebo

    Placebo Ԁlɐɔǝqo

    3 May 2003
    Esmoriz, Portugal
    Sheffield Wednesday
    It's one of those incorrect stats everyone believes as fact that Swede's have a high proportion of suicides, was on QI, apparently Slovenia or somewhere like that are top at topping themselves ;)
     
  25. S-NipE

    S-NipE World Cup Winner

    17 May 2008
    Germany
    German NT
    What about the stats that all Swedish chicks are hot blondes?
     
  26. Placebo

    Placebo Ԁlɐɔǝqo

    3 May 2003
    Esmoriz, Portugal
    Sheffield Wednesday
    Also not true sorry :)
     
  27. S-NipE

    S-NipE World Cup Winner

    17 May 2008
    Germany
    German NT
    :(
     
  28. jaygrim

    jaygrim TheAllSeeingEye

    26 July 2005
    Everywhere.
    Man Utd
    It's true that all Swedish men are slim, blonde and handsome. Everything you the opposite of. ;)
     
  29. Placebo

    Placebo Ԁlɐɔǝqo

    3 May 2003
    Esmoriz, Portugal
    Sheffield Wednesday
    I'm blonde :)
     
  30. Lami

    Lami Niche Football Staff

    28 May 2007
    Sydney
    Man Utd, Vecchia Signora
    Have you met PewDiePie yet?
     

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