Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Announcement!

Tomorrow is a big day!! After seven years of hard work in the area of venture capital, my sister will be adding the finishing (formal) touches to her dissertation Venture Capital for the Future - Implications of Founding Visions in the Venture Capital Setting at JIBS (Jönköping, Sweden), where she will defend her thesis at 2.30pm tomorrow afternoon. A feast will be held later in the evening, where I will be the toastmaster, probably looking something like this:


My sister and I are going through different stages right now. She is worried about the first part of tomorrow while I have to figure out some details for the evening. Can't tell you at this stage what I have been planning as there is always a slight risk that she decides to go and check out my blog just for fun, and then the surprised will have been spoiled. But I don't think she will disappointed. I only need to get my act straight, but that shouldn't be such a problem since I love standing in the center of the attention...?


Anyway, for those of you who do not know my sister, here's a picture (or rather, a picture gone painting) of the two of us writing our diaries in an oasis in the middle of the Sahara Desert sometime in late 1986. I am six years old, and she is ten. This was just before our family moved to Niger.

Tomorrow, the whole lot of us will be gathered and it's the second thing to a wedding. My parents will be there and my dear mother intends to hold a speech, but she is concerned because she intends to hold it in Swedish, "and there are those who only speak English..." :-) I think the day will be great; I'm still a little bit nervous because I have some things left to prepare (and my inspiration hasn't exactly been on top lately) but I only have one thing (apart from packing) left, so I think I should be all right... Won't be back until Thursday though.

Take care and make sure to fill the blog with comments while I'm away!

PS: For those wondering what my sister will be doing now that this seven year long journey is over, have a look at her new mission called The Vision Pioneers.

Ishtar

8 comments:

NIGER1.COM said...
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Ishtar said...

Well I wasn't thinking about spam... When will you stop, Niger1com? How many posts must I delete??? OH well, my sister has gone of to sleep and my play (the surprise) is turning out very well! Wish me good luck!!

Rising Rainbow said...

Congrats to your sister! That's quite an accomplishment. I hope it's a great party!!

childwoman said...

hey!! you look lovely...my congratulations to your sister, and best wishes..the photo with both of you in it..is beautiful...I hope you have good time at teh party and all the best Ishtar! take care!!

loomnie said...

This is the first time I'm stopping by your blog... It's lively, and I have included it on my blogroll.

loomnie said...

Ha... thanks for dopping by mine. We have a little more in common: I did my MA in Uppsala two years ago. So, jag prata lite svenska... men bara lite.

Ishtar said...

Wow loomnie! Africa, studies and now Swedish! Not bad for a sudden web encounter!

Cheers,
Ishtar

Ishtar said...

RR and Tara: The dissertation "opposition" went well (she passed with a stars) and the party afterwards was a real hit! My mom was well enough to attend the entire weekend and held the sweetest of speeches! Will have to blog a entire post about it, I think!

Lomnie: Cool that you found your way here, can only say: "Welcome aboard!"

Now, I'd better go back to cleaning the appartment... We sort of left it in a mess when we hurried off yesterday morning!

Cheers,
Ishtar