Hello everyone! Here is the very first post of 2023!
January was a month full with meetings and much more.
January the 18th I had one of the regular meetings together with Stockholm Global City Rotary Club. One of the Rotarians and my friend Katrin Georges held a presentation online about Holistic Health since she works in that field and has her own business. Below is a photo of the digital meeting.
January the 21st I was in an education about international functional rights. The organization MyRight held an education day about that. Many other associations and organizations were also there. Below are some photos of the day.
If you want to know more about MyRight and their work you can click on the link below.
Hello everyone! Here are the very last news for 2022. December was the month of holiday seasons and you could feel the spirit. From Christmas dining together with the board of the best association to Christmas party with Rotary Stockholm Global City Club. Among that many important meetings and gatherings.
On December the 12th I had a board meeting with The Autism Association Stockholm County and later after the meeting we went to a nice tavern, Hornsgatan Kvarterskrog in Stockholm. Yes, I am on the board for the association. Below is a photo.
A photo of the board and I for The Autism Association in Stockholm County at the tavern Hornsgatan Kvarterskrog, Stockholm, Sweden.
On December the 21st Rotary Stockholm Global City Club, that I am a member of, had a Christmas party. We went for a tour on the tram for Djurgårdslinjen and after that we visited the tram hall at Alkärret, Stockholm-Djurgården, Sweden where both the old and new trams are kept.
A photo of an old tram on the tram hall.
A photo of members from Rotary Stockholm Global City Club and other Rotary clubs listening to the tram driver telling about the history of the old trams.
A photo of everyone on the tram.
On December the 31st New Year was celebrated. I was at the Lebanese restaurant Lebanon Meza Lounge at Hamngatan, Stockholm, Sweden. They had a wonderful supper for the new years. Below is a video of the fireworks at 12 AM to celebrate that it is now 2023.
A video of the New Year’s Fireworks At Stockholm, Sweden to welcome 2023!
The past month was kind of a rollercoaster ride and a lot happened. Usually I post daily stuff from my life, but this time will be more personal. On November the 9th Grandmother past away. That is why this post will be dedicated to her. On November the 14th I traveled to Istanbul, Türkiye for the funeral. Below is a photo from the funeral that took place on November the 16th.
A photo of a picture of Grandmother and the casket.
Rest in peace Grandma. You are now together with Grandpa. ❤️
Hello everyone! Here are the news for October 2022!
Let’s begin with when I went to one of the friday finales of the Swedish IDOL 2022 to watch two friends, Sebastian Rydgren and Klara Almström, perform. Below are some photos of the wonderful evening.
The sign I made for when cheering on Sebastian and Klara.
The Swedish IDOL studio, located at NEP Studios Sweden in Spånga, Sweden.
A video of Klara Almström performing Forever Young by Alphaville on IDOL 2022.
A video of Sebastian Rydgren performing Strong Enough by Cher on IDOL 2022.
On the 8th of October I was invited to the Rotaract conference Nordact 2022, by the club Rotaract Club Stockholm Djurgården. The conference was held at M/S Borgila in Söder Mälarstrand, Stockholm, Sweden. Below are some photos of the conference.
A photo of Dr. Hunter Hustus, an independent consultant on international affairs and strategic security issues, especially those related to nuclear weapons. He was one of many others who gave a presentation about his work. Very interesting!
A conference group photo.
A photo of the museum Nobel Prize Museum, located at Gamla stan, Stockholm, Sweden. The photo was taken during the Nordic Challenge, an assignment meant for to co-work together.
Later on the evening there was a Gala Dinner and Afterparty, located on the same place as the conference. Below are some photos of the wild but fabulous evening.
A photo of Amina Agović and I. Amina Agović is a scientist, a passionate community and youth worker and a researcher. Also a Rotarian and one of the guests from my podcast. 😀
A Gala Dinner group photo of Rotaractors and other Rotarians who were invited.
Gala Dinner group photo part 2.
A video of the afterparty during very late.
On October the 11th there was a network event at the office hotel Impact Hub, located at Jakobsbergsgatan 22, Stockholm, Sweden. The event is called Impact Day. I was invited by a friend. You can read more about them on the link below.
Many company owners held presentations during the network event.
A photo of a sign of the Impact Hub logo when entering the office.
On October the 12th it was time for a meeting with the best club ever, Rotary Stockholm Global City. In this meeting we got to meet Felicia Margineanu, a social entrepreneur. She has a photo exhibition at Kulturhuset, Sergels torg in Stockholm, Sweden. A project titled Canon Young People together with young people from Mentor Sweden, an association created by HM Queen Silvia. The queen of Sweden. There is still time for you to have a look at the exhibition until the 30th of November 2022. Below are some photos of the exhibition and meeting.
A photo of Felicia Margineanu together with one of the photographers of this project, Michelle Marinkovic.
A photo of the photographer Michelle Marinkovic telling the story behind her photography.
A group photo together with the social entrepreneur Felicia Margineanu and other Rotarians. On the photo you can also see Oskar Andermo, Darina Schartman and Amina Agović, guests from my podcast. 🙂
On October the 15th Rotary District 2350 held a conference. I attended the district conference together with other Rotarians and spoke about the Rotary International Leadership Training that I attended this year, between the dates 2nd to 4th of September 2022, in Poland, Gdańsk. I also attended the district party later during the evening. Below are some photos of the district conference.
A photo of District Governor for the years 2022-2023 Peter Moberg welcoming everyone to the conference.
A photo of other Rotarians in the audience, especially Oskar Andermo and I.
Many presentations were held during the district conference. As an example, here is a photo about membership engagement.
During the district conference there were breaks. On the breaks you could catchup and mingle with others. There was many stands that showcased the work of other Rotary clubs. I was on one of the stand for The International Leadership Training Program, RYLA and represented it since I participated on the training that took place this year. Here is a photo of Kristofer Erlandsson, Director of RYLA and I.
A photo of the annual meeting for the year 2022, that was held during the district conference.
Here I am in front of a Rotary rollup.
Some music was played during the district conference. Here is a photo of a orchestra of violinists.
A video of the orchestra of violinists.
Later during the evening there was a district party. Below is a video of the party.
On October the 18th a friend and a guest from my podcast, Oskar Andermo, held a speech about Strategic Tech Coaching. He held the speech for the social club FFC 120 y/o, (Fitness And Finance Club 120 Years Young And Old). Below is a photo of the event that took place at Asahi Fondue & Grill in Hötorget, Stockholm, Sweden.
A photo of the presentation logo.
Between the dates 22nd to 26th of October I was in Cyprus for a work conference. I visited both the north and south side. A very beautiful country. Below are some photos and videos.
A photo of the view of Larnaca.
A video of the view of Larnaca.
A photo of the old preserved town Famagusta.
A photo of Famagusta Beach.
A video of Famagusta Beach.
A photo of the restaurant and beach club Pera in Mackenzie.
Cheers! Enjoying a tropical drink, Piña Colada.
After the trip I took a dip in the beach near the hotel I stayed at. The name of the hotel is Club Di Mare located in Yeni Erenköy.
Later during the evening Club Di Mare let me perform. On the video I am singing a cover of the song Life by the music artist Des’ree. A 90s banger!
A photo from the Ayios Trias Basilica.
A photo of the Ayios Trias Basilica sign.
A photo of a donkey.
A photo at the harbour in Girne, (Kyrenia).
Later in the evening I went to a beautiful restaurant for some good food, the same restaurant that the president of Northern Cyprus Ersin Tatar happened to be at as well. Got to meet him. Above is a photo of Ersin Tatar.
On October the 29th the president of Rotary International Jennifer Jones visited Uppsala, Sweden. There was a conference and presentations were held about the work that Rotary District 2350 does at Uppsala University. Later during the evening there was a dinner at Villa Anna a hotel and restaurant in Uppsala. Below are some photos the wonderful evening.
My friend and the director of RYLA Kristofer Erlandsson got to give a presentation about the Rotary Leadership Training. I got to later tell the audience and other Rotarians my experience of the training that I attended this year.
A photo of the Swedish botanist Carl Von Linné at Uppsala University. Well almost. 🙂
A photo of the president of Rotary International Jennifer Jones and I at Villa Anna in Uppsala, Sweden.
Hello everyone! Another month has gone by and we are now in October. For me September month included a lot of activities. From traveling to Gdańsk in Poland to giving a lecture for the HR department in Region Stockholm and much more!
So, if we start with my trip to Gdańsk, Poland. I was there for the Rotary Young Leadership Award Zone 17-18 International Leadership Training that was held between the dates 2nd to 4th of September 2022. Since you may know I am a member of Rotary. The training gave me a lot of knowledge and growth and I highly recommend it! The days were also filled with fun times together with friends which I will always treasure! To show you how it all was, here are some photos.
Hotel breakfast. At Hotel Mercure Gdańsk Posejdon where the training was held.
A photo of other participants and I during a lesson on the training.
A photo of when we were out on the wonderful Restaurant Nautilus in Gdańsk. A restaurant located by the beach.
A photo of the group I worked together with on the training.
The centre of Gdańsk. Here I am outside Forum Gdańsk, a mall with modern design that opened up on 26th of May 2018.
After passing by the Golden Gate you entered to the other side of the city in Gdańsk.
St. Mary’s Church in Gdańsk from afar.
Inside St. Mary’s Church.
The podium inside the church.
A photo over Gdańsk from the Viewpoint Góra Gradowa.
As the photo says! Taken from the pub, bar and club Ulica Elektryków in Gdańsk.
Here I am after the completed leadership training. To my right Kristofer Erlandsson, District 2350, Sweden and to my left Sławomir Gieroń, District 2231, Poland.
A street named after me. 😉 Here I am on the streets of Sopot in Poland. I stayed one more day together with Rotary friends. This photo was taken after the completed leadership training. Took the opportunity to visit some more wonderful places while in Poland.
A sign of the meeting rooms at the hotel where the training was held.
The view from the hotel room I was in.
Neptune’s Fountain in the middle of the city in Gdańsk.
Something I recommend getting when traveling to Poland is plums with chocolate coating. Very good! 😋
Polish vodka is a must when in Poland! Especially the vodka with lemon/mint and cherry.
Afterwards I was asked to do a testimonial about my experience on the leadership training. You can find it on the link below.
On the 16th of September 2022 I held a lecture about autism for the HR department at Region Stockholm. They recorded the lecture for future use in the organization. Here is a photo.
Here I am with a microphone on my sweater for the lecture to be recorded.
On the 22nd of September 2022 there was a qualification on the Swedish music TV-show IDOL 2022. The show was held at Kungsträdgården in Stockholm, Sweden. I watched and voted for two friends, Sebastian and Klara who performed there live. Kvalet I Kungsan was the name of that part on the show. Here are some photos of the fun night.
Here I am with the crowd.
A photo of Sebastian and Klara after being qualified to the next round of the TV-show IDOL 2022.
A photo of the IDOL logo on a big widescreen TV outside at Kungsträdgården, Stockholm, Sweden.
On the dates 24th to 25th of September 2022 the federation Autism Sweden had a federal council meeting. The meeting took place at Scandic Alvik in Stockholm, Sweden. The federal council meeting had many representatives from the associations and management. I represented the group of Autism Agents (Stockholm). I also got interviewed for a book. 😀 More about that will come later. Here are some photos.
A photo of the opening presentation of the federal council meeting.
It was a crowded meeting, as you can see, with representatives from every district in Sweden. I am on the left side of the photo if you are wondering. 😬
A photo of a rollup with the logo of the federation.
Some red wine for the evening. After hours at Scandic Alvik in Stockholm, Sweden.
On the 28th of September 2022 another episode of the podcast Society and Stuff with JOSEF ICEMEN! was released live for you to listen. The topic this time was about Authorship and I discussed it together with the guest Oskar Andermo who has a released book titled The Smartphone Coaching System. You can listen to the episode below.
Hello everyone! A bit late, but here are the news for august 2022!
It has been a busy month with a lot of activities. From travelling to Öland to participating in the 6th sub-competition of Stage Academy Artist 2022! Besides that, meeting with Stockholm Global City Rotary Club and cheering on friends when they perform!
Yes, I traveled to Öland, an island located in Kalmar, Sweden. Had a great time and to prove that here are some photos of the trip.
This photo was taken at Tindered Trädgård. A small coffee shop located in Edsbruk, Västervik, Sweden.
Photo of Böda Sand. A beach located in the north side of Öland, Kalmar, Sweden.
Photo of Långe Jan. A lighthouse located in the south point of Öland, Kalmar, Sweden.
After I arrived back from Öland I had a meeting together with Stockholm Global City Rotary Club, one of the regular meetings. Yes, I am a member of the club and of Rotary. The meeting was held at Asahi Fondue and Grill in Hötorget, Stockholm, Sweden on 17th of august. Here is a photo.
I also cheered on friends when they held a Showcase. The artistduo Arwin and Natalie, who goes by their group name A2N, performed at DEMO, Danderyd, Sweden on 26th of august. Here are some photos.
A photo of Natalie and Arwin at DEMO, Danderyd, Sweden were they held their Showcase at.
Also got to meet Vanessa Rose who currently competes on the Swedish talent TV show IDOL 2022. Josef Icemen X IDOL-Vanessa on the photo.
On the 27th of august I participated on the 6th sub-competition of Stage Academy Artist 2022, together with an event held at Märsta Centrum, Sweden. I didn’t go all the way, but was happy to have performed my own written song that has a deep message, which I hope got through!
A photo of Josef Icemen performing live at Märsta Centrum, Sweden. Photo taken from Instagram story.
A photo of Josef Icemen together with the winning artist N4TE and his crew of Stage Academy Artist 2022, the 6th sub-competition in Märsta Centrum, Sweden.
A photo of Josef Icemen together with Tusse, who also performed at the event that took place in Märsta Centrum, Sweden.
A photo of Josef Icemen and artist Sebastian Rydgren (IDOL-Sebastian), who goes by the artist name NORR, who currently competes on the Swedish talent TV show IDOL 2022.
On august the 29th 4:30 PM I went Live on Instagram and made an announcement that I would participate in the International Leadership Training of the Rotary Youth Leadership Award. Information about how it went will be posted on the site as news for september since the training took place on the dates 1st to 4th of september 2022.
A photo of the Instagram Live 26th of august 2022 at 4:30 PM.
Later on the evening I watched two friends perform live at Engelen, Gamla stan in Stockholm, Sweden. Andreas Palm, (former Skyscraper member) and Ingrid Johanna, they are a great duo! Here are some photos of the wonderful evening that took place.
A photo of Andreas Palm and Ingrid Johanna performing live.
A photo of Josef Icemen together with artist Nike Elisabeth and actor Emanuel Berg who were also watching the live performance. Photo taken from Instagram story.
A photo of Josef Icemen together with the stars Andreas Palm and Ingrid Johanna at Engelen.
The latest voting on the podcast got an equal result and the voting is closed for this time. It landed 50/50 on Fashion and Authorship. Here is a photo of the latest voting score.
A photo of the voting taken from Anchor.FM.
That was all the news for this month. Stay safe and take care!
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Another month has passed and we are heading on to August. It’s been a busy month full with work and entertainment.
On this month The School System was discussed. How does it look in other schools and what can be better? You can listen to it all above. Since three of the topics on the voting got an equal result, JOSEF ICEMEN made an Announcement to prolong the voting with only the three topics that got the highest score. It ended up between the topics Fashion, Fitness And Health and Authorship. Hopefully there will be a result!
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Listen to the podcast Society and Stuff with JOSEF ICEMEN on Spotify!
Josef Icemen has now a podcast. It is available on Spotify for you to listen. The name is Society and Stuff with JOSEF ICEMEN! He started it recently and came up with the idea since he lecture about Autism. On the podcast he discusses various topics related to society together with various guests that he interviews. On each episode you can vote for the topic you think he should discuss the next time. If you don’t find an interesting topic on the poll, you can write a reply on the question about which topic you think he should discuss and it will be brought up on the poll the next time.
He says “It is very important to bring up the injustice in the world. Do not be afraid to speak up!”
Josef Icemen giving a lecture about Autism to the staff and management at Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset in April 2022. One of the many reasons where he got the idea from.