About TrulySwedish

My name is Kenneth Chen.  I’m an American living, working, and playing in Stockholm, Sweden.  I love to travel and learn new things about different cultures.  I like comparing and contrasting my two cultures (Asian and American) against what I see in my new home.  Hence, this blog.

These thoughts and viewpoints are mine and my own only (although I may borrow anecdotes from others!) and are meant to entertain and educate.  I would love to hear from you if you have any thoughts or comments about this blog.  Thanks for stopping by – maybe you’ll learn a thing about what it means to be Truly Swedish!

If you would like to contact me, you can find me on Twitter (@calkenneth) or email me at kenneth at trulyswedish.com.  You can also fill out the form!

8 thoughts on “About TrulySwedish

  1. Susanne

    Hi Kenneth,

    I live in SF. My parents came from Sweden, so I spent a lot of time there growing up. Somehow I stumbled on your blog recently. Experiencing Sweden through your eyes has reminded me of many cultural quirks that I had frankly forgotten about…I even had to share some of your posts with my mom. My faves today are ‘the last fikabrod’ and ‘losgodis’…lulz!

  2. calkenneth


    Thanks for your note! I’m from the SF area originally too. I need to do a better job of updating this blog, but who wants to sit in front of a computer when you have sunshine from 3am to 10:30pm? 🙂


  3. Laksana

    Wow, I just discovered your blog and I fell in love with it. I find it very amusing to see the opinions about Sweden and things that I find normal and natural from a different point of view, Keep up with this really good blog!

  4. Amy

    Woah! Love your blog! I am a Chinese-American from CA who previously went on exchange in Lund and is planning on moving back to Sverige next year.. hopefully :).


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