Home-made Dumplings

Posted in: life in Linköping, LiU on 21 April, 2017 by Yumeng

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Jiaozi, or dumplings with meat and vegetable fillings, is very popular during the Spring Festival and other festivals which has been shown by Chinese stand on International day in Linköping University.

It tops the list of delicacies of people in north China, where people eat jiaozi at midnight on New Year’s Eve. Generally, dumplings are boiled in clear water and served dry with vinegar, soy sauce, garlic or pepper oil if one likes them hot. In some parts of the Northeast China, however, dumplings are boiled in broth together with vermicelli made from bean starch, and served together.

Probably the fun of eating jiaozi lies not only in the delicacy itself but also in the process of preparing for it. We did the jiaozi together with my Swedish friends this time, rolled up its sleeves and wrapped the pancake to cover the fillings. What fun! And the products made by us are not bad, right?














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Swedish Sweets(Godis)

Posted in: life in Linköping on 19 April, 2017 by Yumeng

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Several Swedish friends of mine said that their sweets are the best in the world!

Staying in Sweden for a couple of weeks, you will find that Godis occupies a very important role in the life of the Swedes.

If you have the opportunity to visit the Swedish supermarket, regardless of size, you will certainly find such a corner filled by many different types of sweets. My first time of discovery the place in the supermarket, aroused my childhood memories.

People always holding a bag in one hand lavishly, the other hand holding a shovel in front of Swedish candies, I like a farmer with excess energy to shovel the crystal clear candies. Speaking of this, I swallow the saliva unconsciously.

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Easter Stories

Posted in: life in Linköping on 14 April, 2017 by Yumeng

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In Sweden, when you find that the day become longer and longer and a variety of bright colored feathers are decorated in the windows of shops and beautiful daffodils, then you know that Easter is coming soon.

Easter is the name of Jesus Christ’s resurrection day. In the tradition of Christian, it is a very important grand festival.

Easter is not only in Sweden, but in all Christian countries. Every year’s Easter is the first Sunday after the vernal equinox, it is either at the end of March or in the beginning of April. However, this year’s Easter comes later, the 3rd weekend in April, April 16.

In Sweden, people decorate with Påskrisas before Easter, usually in the streets or every household. The so-called Påskris, are colorful feathers tied to the end of budding birch branches. During Easter birch branches just emerge new leaves. This is not only a decoration, but also used to symbolize the use of a whip to remind Jesus of the suffering of mankind as a religious artifacts in the long history of religion.

But in Sweden today, Påskris is just a symbol of Easter’s traditional ornaments! But before and after Easter, feeling the longer sunshine and looking at the colorful feathers, which really makes us happy to welcome the spring!



















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The world has waked up.

Posted in: life in Linköping, LiU on 12 April, 2017 by Yumeng

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It is surprised to find that several ducks are swimming in the river outside the  Valla Campus.

The spring is coming silently with powerful energy. Snow disappeared, wind becomes more gentle and now leaves start to grow.

Maybe one more month later, all the flowers will begin to bloom. Although it is pretty later than the warmer places, it will happen gracefully and finally.




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DIY Easter Decorations

Posted in: LiU on 9 April, 2017 by Yumeng

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I have taken the opportunity to learn something new while getting in the holiday spirit!


The handicraft art consultants show us how to make Easter decorations at the Swedish handicraft shop Hemslöjden which is located in the central of Linköping.


We spent almost one hour to make our own egg stand by simple material. The consultants were very nice and show the step of method step by step with patient.


Evening coffee, tea and  bread were included too during the experiment. We enjoyed a wonderful night during the busy study period.


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Yumeng Li

Yumeng Li
I am Yumeng with a multi-cultural background of more than 20 years living in Shanghai, China and 4 years working in Japan Airlines. I learn new things quickly and am happy to face challenges.

MSc Statistics and Data Mining

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