Sunday, September 30, 2007

9.29-30 Relaxing weekends

Lovely Lovely weekends!
Quiet, but relaxing =)

9.29 Hair day
Pigged out in my room all day long.. till Gaidig came up with an event!
Helped Gaidig dye her hair!
With lots of luck, it didn't turn out blue..

All dressed up

9.30 Virko's Breakfast & Finnish family
Sunday morning, Virko cooked breakfast for us!
Fruit, baked french toast and most importantly, COFFEE!!
Was worth waking up for..
At least, untill he gave me his special coffee....'-';;

Skillfully(?) flipping the toast!

In the afternoon, I met my finnish family for coffee.
(After three cups of coffee, one being special coffee, felt like throwing up all day long kkkkk)
Was invited to their house and ate pulla that the children had made.
Also went sightseeing around the city by car.

The house

Homemade pulla

The youngest, Vera (4)

Friday, September 28, 2007

9.28 Apple Crumble >_<

9.28 Gaidig's Apple Crumble

Gaidig made apple crumble!
From scratch!!!!
The girl of the night! Gaidig
So we all made some food and got together in my room
to eat dinner and enjoy the apple crumble for dessert.
I was very impressed. It was so good!! T^T
The lovely lovely apple crumble
Our feast!
Feeling left out? Damien, excluded from the kitchen by the girls
Ate a lot.
Laughed too much!
Lovely night =)

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

9.26 Spanish Party

9.26 Spanish Birthday Party

Got invited (no..actually sort of invited myself;;) to a spanish birthday party!
It was Maria's birthday so we all went to a barbeque all the way to Ronimaki.
Felt a bit awkward at first cause there were a bunch of people I didn't know.
But things got better when we went to Fever!

Afterwards, popped into Susana's & Flauka's room to chat a bit more.
Ended up doing more than just talking....

Ate pancakes at 5 in the morning..;; cause Frauke suddenly felt like making them.
Sung "Oh happy day" on the top of our lungs untill a neighbor yelled shut up.
Laughed our heads off cause Frauke kept calling me Mika! (Doesn't even sound similar to Sammy!)

Frauke, making her famous five in the morning pancakes

Oh happy day~ not really for the neighbors

Had so much fun =)

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

9.24 The bottle run

9.24 Bottle run

An event by the sports faculty! The famous bottle run!

The idea of the competition, as confusing as it is and will be, is that1st person drinks a bottle and run (making a show at the same time)1st and 2nd persons drink bottles and run and make a show..1st, 2nd and 3rd persons drink and run and make a show..everybody drinks and runs and makes a show..

I only watched a bit of it but it was hilarious!!
Loved it..kkkkk

Wonder who won...
Perfect day for drinking and running!
Team "Shit in the diaper" & "The perfect family"

Ben, in crazy orange leggings

Pauline, getting ready

Ready, set, Drink?!!

Run, run as fast as you can!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

9.22 Freetime!

9.22 Saturday night out!

Went out to a heavy metal/rock kind of club
with Jenny, Eva, Gaidig and Peter.
Music wasn't exactly my taste, but still had a good time!

Havin a good time! Eva & Jenny

Wanting to avoid the camera.. Gaidig & Me

Feelin the music

4'o clock! After the party

Not tired at all! In the elevator

9.20 Stammitch Party

9.20 Stammitch Party

A party at last!! An ESN organized party held at Rentukka. (Don't know why I keep laughing my head off at the very thought of a party at Rentukka!) The theme was Finnish sports so tutors were dressed in various finnish sport uniforms.

Finnish baseball uniforms
With Sini
Prue invited us to come over for pizza before going to rentukka.Found out that the other buildings were soooooo much better than the M building..T^T (I want a balcony too!) Started drinking before the party so arrived at rentukka in a dark shade of red.
Drunk before leaving?

Rianna, Prue, Beck, Susana & Nicole
Arrived at 10. Wasn't much fun then.. Only got interesting when people started to dance.I always enjoy parties for international students. Fun while relaxing at the same time.We all danced the night away! =) Had to leave only cause they stopped playing music..;;

Gaidig, Me & Susana
Gathering up strength to dance!
Lookin Sharp! Demien & Vivi
Ready to dance?

Some people(actually, French people) came over to our flat afterwards. Smoked a water cigarette thingy. Smelled nice.

Looking forward to the next Stammitch! :)

Monday, September 17, 2007

9.13-17 NEVER long enough weekends

The second week went by in a blur. Classes started on monday but I only had a Finnish course so.. not too bad... Had a lot of time to kill. Also, I have no class on friday so my weekends start on thursday night. But even so.. weekends always feel WAY too short.

9.13 Rentukka

Went to Rentukka(a pub?bar? in Kortepohja) for a drink to celebrate our succesful first week! Always was like.. who actually goes to Rentukka?!! -_-
Went to find out that in fact NO ONE goes there.. Stayed only to use the free drink ticket we got for signing our lease. (Somehow, didn't feel that lucky)

After free drinks

9.14 Kharma

Tried the sauna located on the first floor of our building.
Was really relaxing and comfortable.

Feeling good, looking bad

After that...
Friday night out!!

Went to Khrama cause I REALLY wanted to go dancing. However, everyone had turned useless after the sauna.-_- Kept saying they were tired so I practically dragged everyone out of thier rooms..--;;; kkk

Khrama had 4?5? rooms with different music for each room. Atmosphere seemed pretty much the same as Korea. Was kinda uncomfortable cause most were finnish and we sort of stood out. But.. met some friends from school. =)

Tired Vivi, Eva, Aurelie & a totally excited me

Marco, Javi, Emilio, Me, Vivi & Aurelie

9.15 Movie night

Rained all day..T^T Stayed home cleaning. Went to the sauna again and stayed for 2 hours^^;; By the time we were home, we were practically on cloud 9. So relaxed and cleansed that we just wanted to stay home and lie around watching tv. (Or in our case, illegally copied tv series on a 15 inch laptop)

All stuffed in one room

The only boy! Lucky Damien

But the event got bigger than planned.. Was hilarious. Started out with 5 but by the end, 10 people were squashed in a room staring at a 15 inch laptop in pitch black for 3 hours.

My absolute FAVORITE photo.. Sorry Gaidig! =)

Hail to the lucky boy!

9.17 Alvar Aalto swimming pool

On sunday, we decided we had eaten too much and needed some exercise. We went to the swimming pool that was designed by the famous Finnish architect, Alvar Aalto. It had 8 swimming pools, 2 saunas and a gym. All for 5 euros! Loved it! Stayed for 4 hours...kkkkkkkkkkkkkk

My favorite, the slide

In the wave pool

After swimming, we were famished! Went straight to Kebab House and ate in complete silence.

Prepare to dig in!

We talked about Cold Stone while we were eating. What a mistake... Talking about something I knew I couldn't have!! Stopped by the video store to get Ben&Jerry's instead. Was good enough. =)

My lovely lovely ice cream!!!

Ah, if only life was filled with weekends.