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Motivation!

I don’t exactly know where it is coming from, but it is here. :D
Or I’m just SO damn bored, that being unmotivated would make me even more bored…

Actually the day seemed to be a horrible one in the morning, as I once again didn’t manage to sleep more than 2 hours. x.x
Instead of normal school we had a company visit at IKEA.
We were worried about it, as they were apparently not too happy to have us over, but it turned out to be different. The two ladies who had the presentation were really nice and open and we even got free candy and buttons. :D
Luckily the afternoon class with Pirkko was cancelled, so of course – as we were already there – we used the time for some shopping.
I was walking around with Maja and later we met Anniina and Aurelie, too.
And it went as it always does in IKEA: you don’t need anything, but you will end up buying something. :D
I bought some deco stuff, awesome apple-cinnamon candles, two glass bowls and two little thingies which I thought are perfect for putting soy sauce in when having sushi or something. I was actually missing something like that.
And I bought some glasses with stars on them. I don’t know if they are supposed to be candle glasses or drink glasses, but I figured you can use them for both. :D
Here is a picture of my treasures:

After the shopping we had food at the IKEA restaurant: meatbaaaaalls. *.*

Back at home I was still motivated, so I did the stuff I had left to do for our Cross-cultural communication groupwork.

Then I figured that this motivation would probably not last forever and as I had planned on making an Advent wreath, like we used to have it when I was a child, I decided I could do that. Of course it is a bit early, but who knows if I would find motivation next year.
I found candles already some days ago at Lidl and now I bought some more deco and went to pick some fir branches.
I was attacked by several squirrels, but I survived. :D
Tiimari didn’t have wooden rings as we used for the basis of the wreath, so I improvised one from a 24 lonkero box. :D
I still remembered how to tie the wreath but it was still a bit more difficult, as the wire sucked and the Finnish twigs seem to be a lot spikier than the German ones. Ouch.
My next problem was how to fix the candles ON it, without the risk of them falling down. Daniela gave me the idea of using nails and it worked quite well.
Here the result:

Then I started to redecorate my shelf and my desk with the stuff I bought at IKEA.
The alcohol bottles which were on top of the shelf are a bit better hidden now and the top used for decoration.

And tadaaaa…

aaand…

Looks a lot better now. At least in my opinion.

So. Now it is 7.30 and I am still bored. And motivated…
So up next: English homework. Yes. English homework. Me.
It was quite easy. =P (Surprise, surprise.)

8.30. Still bored.
I wanted to clean the flat tomorrow as I have a laundry shift then and could wash my bed sheets also.
But I decided to clean the rest of the flat already today and leave only the bed for tomorrow.

I’m scary, am I not? xD

But yeah, I feel very proud of myself and that gets me in a better mood right away, too. :D

Haaaah. Still bored and motivated.
Maybe I’ll play some Facebook games. xD

Cheers.

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Autumn cleaning…

…done.
I was bored today so I cleaned the appartment. Finally.
I’m just way too lazy for that way too often.

But once in a while it’s necessary. Including flooding the bathroom floor, as it’s the best way to clean it. :D And it’s fun…
So at least today I don’t feel as senseless as other weekends. I got something done.

Yeah, it’s the first of October and the weather seems like it wants to prove that.
It has 2°C outside at the moment.
Okay, it’s night, but still. Pretty freaking cold. Brr.

Thank good I have a warm bed with fresh sheets.
Did I mention I love the feeling of a freshly made bed after a looong shower? :D I loved it already as a child. There’s nothing better. :D

Otherwise I am still enjoying the time off. :D Even tho I am a little bored at times. Except cleaning I was doing nothing but lying in my bed and watching Paris Hilton’s BFF on MTV. Yes, I was VERY bored. xDDD
Anyways, have a great October everyone! Especially you, who are lucky enough to have a reasonable temperature. X.x

And to end it… I fell in love with this song (especially cause it fits my current feeling quite well), so I need to share it with you.

 

Loveless Nights They Seem So Long
I Know That I’ll Hold You Someday
Until You Come Back Where You Belong
It’s Just Another Lonely Sunday



Goodbye, social life…

There’s no much need of explanation…

Picture will do.

Et voila –

Little Luxuries

After half a year of living in a flat with a window which was not officially allowed to be opened and could be opened only with huge efforts and only a little side-window which you could open but which was too small for real air to come in, I realized lately how awesome it is to have a balcony-door which you can just OPEN. And not just some centimetres.
Fresh air as much as you want and whenever you want. <3
Especially now, that it got strangely “warm”.
We have had +1°C today and yesterday, which is not normal for Finland in January (last January we had under -10 basically the whole time).
The air is awesome and you can just keep the window open for a while without freezing to death. :D

Still I don’t think ut’s good that it’s that warm, because the snow is getting wet and muddy, so the street conditions worsen, like they did in March last year. The problem is, that it will get really cold again and everything freezes then.
It’s already now horrible slippery, worse than it usually is. But when it freezes it will get even worse. :/

Well, I went to school today only for the Basics of German class.
I decided to talk to the teacher before the class, as I thought it’s fairer that way.

Also Allie, Aleksi and some others talked to her and she seemed to be… well… scared of us.
She was like “Oh. Is it compulsory? Are you sure? You should go and talk to Heikki. Yeah, talk to Heikki. NOW!” O.o Ooooukay.
Heikki was – as always – not helpful at all, so I’m gonna see what I am doing.
I might not be able to transfer the credits, as I didn’t take a “Basics of German” course at the unicersity.
Hilarious, isn’t it? Yes it is. But that’s TAMK. “Sorry, we can’t transfer your credits as you are not able to proof that you know the basics of German” or sth like that. WHAAAAT?

We talked to Annikki because of the Marketing grades. which was weird.
Because I was really scared of Marketing, I was so overtired in the exam and didn’t remember anything. And she told the others who asked all the different grades they got and what the final grade is and to me she was just like “fiiiive.”
HÄ? That’s somehow not possible, so I might just wait until she puts them on winha and then see again. =P
Not being happy to early. Because honestly – it is NOT possible. Only if I had 5 in the CRM AND the exam and I simply don’t. I know that. Oo

Tomorrow first class of “Finnish law”. Not looking forward to. At all.
Because law is incredible boring, at least I assume so. And then the class starts at 5pm. Whole day of being lazy and doing nothing, sleeping in and then going to school at 5? Horrible. Bah.

Oh, by the way.
I dared to change my earrings. I was scared as hell, especially because it hurt or like prickled when changing them.
But they are perfectly fine, not hurting, not red and I don’t seem to be allergic to the material. :D Jee.
Little stars in my ears now.

Yeah and I finally got the lense for my new camera. :D I only tried it inside so far, but it looks reeeeally promising. :)
Probably I’m gonna go to a gig on Thursday with Alisa and Nora and then I try it there. :D *.*

Still alive!

Believe it or not! Haha. xD

Yeah, I was gone for ages, or at least not posting. Sorry to all people interested and also to those chicks who need to write stupid comments about my life without knowing me, because they don’t have an own one. =P
Sooo…

In short form, what happened?

I have been to Germany for two weeks, even though I arrived there 73 hours too late.
The full report I made out of this will be posted soon, but in German, as I was not planning on posting it at first and therefore wrote it in German. xD
So here’s the shorter version.

We’ve been on the cruise on December 16th with Nora, Irina, Alisa, Jasmin and Saba and everything was still fine. My first flight was supposed to leave from Stockholm to Berlin on Friday, December 17th at 3pm.
Already at the check in they spoke about 3 hours delay. In the end it was 5 hours delayed – before they told us it was cancelled and the next available flight was on SUNDAY evening. I met another girl there, so we were at least not alone. And we got hotels paid by airberlin, but still. I tried to change my connecting flight to TXL-STR instead of TXL-FRA, because Frankfurt airport was completely closed due to “snow chaos” (which is hilarious, when you come from Finland, but yeah. Germany.). But they told me that as long as the flight to Frankfurt isn’t officially cancelled they can’t rebook me.
So, we flew to Berlin with a little delay, but at least we got to know the captain and the cabin crew, which was really cool. (Even though they told us, there WERE free places on the planes on Saturday, but it was cheaper for airberlin to put us in a hotel. Assholes.)

And – who would have guessed. My connecting flight to Frankfurt WAS cancelled. So I spent the night at Berlin airport to take the earliest flight to Stuttgart the next morning.
Everything seemed to go well, we got on the plane perfectly in time, we were already in the de-icing when suddenly nothing moved anymore.
So after standing on the field for 3 full hours they forced us to leave the plane cause the flight was cancelled. AAAAARGH!
My Mum and Frank drove all the way from Biebesheim to Berlin to get me, because the next flight would’ve been on Tuesday.

Germany itself was great. Cheap stuff, good food, friends and family.
And of course a visit to the best musical ever – THE DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES. <3
And the flight back was almost without any problems.

I already booked the next one – in February. :D With FINNAIR and NON-STOP. And cheaper as the whole airberlin-nightmare in December. =P Too bad the week is too short to visit Stuttgart AND Biebesheim, but I’ll be back in summer for a longer time anyways. I just recognized that Germany is still too important for me, as that I could stay away for one whole year again.

Yeah, Sunday after I got home the real stress began, as I had to pack ALL my stuff before Monday morning, because I was moving.
I was close to loose my nerves at many points but in the end it was done and with huge help of Alisa and Denise and a loooooong time waiting for the keys at TOAS I arrived in Mikontalo in Hervanta. It is HUGE, it is probably after Näsinneula the biggest building all over Tampere. At least it feels like it. xD
Here’s a screenshot my Dad made in Google Streetview.
mikontalo
The left one. 12 floors. Laundry room reachable WITHOUT leaving the house. PLUS an own gym. =D

Here are some pics of my room after hours of cleaning up and decorating:


The desk =D


<3 closet inc


ORANGE WAAAALL


View from the kitchen.


“Balcony” xD


A lake in 3 minutes walking-distance. =D

Well, as you can see yourself – relatively new furniture, prettier wallcolors and so on. I guess it really was the right decision to move. Even though Hervanta isn’t said to be the best part of Tampere – it’s anyways better than Lukonmäki. xD

Well, the rest of Monday I spent with Trent and our German exchange student Christina and whole Tuesday I have been on the first orientation day for the exchange-students.
We got awesome tutor-shirts. =D Darkred with Tamko-logo and our names on them. :D

Yesterday we had a sauna-evening, which shocked most of the female exchange students, because they are not used to see naked Finns running past them and jumping into the snow. XDDDDDD

Today I spent sleeping, doing my laundry, watching a movie (Remember Me – it’s with Robert  Pattinson but it’s still worth watching. He might be ugly but in that movie he is a really great actor. And the movie’s so touching.) and being in the gym. It’s awesome to have an own gym. It’s even really pretty.

Tomorrow I’ll meet Alisa to get the lense for my new camera I got from her – Canon EOS 450D – <3.
And now I’m gonna make something to eat. XD

I have to…

…interrupt my DVD-evening, because I just HAVE to post this incredible funny movie quote, although probably all of you know it:

Murtogg: This dock is off-limits to civilians.
Jack Sparrow: I’m terribly sorry, I didn’t know. If I see one, I shall inform you immediately.
[Jack makes to continue but is blocked by Murtogg and Mullroy]
Jack Sparrow: Apparently there’s some sort of high-toned and fancy to-do up at the fort, eh? How could it be that two upstanding gentlemen, such as yourselves, did not merit an invitation?
Murtogg: Someone’s got to make sure that this dock stays off-limits to civilians.
Jack Sparrow: It’s a fine goal, to be sure. But it seems to me… that a ship like that one, makes this one here seem a bit superfluous, really.
Murtogg: Oh, the Dauntless is the power in these waters, true enough. But there’s no ship as can match the Interceptor for speed.
Jack Sparrow: I’ve heard of one, supposed to be very fast, nigh uncatchable: The Black Pearl.
Mullroy: Well, there’s no real ship as can match the Interceptor.
Murtogg: The Black Pearl is a real ship.
Mullroy: No, it’s not.
Murtogg: Yes it is, I’ve seen it.
Mullroy: You’ve seen it?
Murtogg: Yes.
Mullroy: You haven’t seen it.
Murtogg: Yes, I have.
Mullroy: You’ve seen a ship with black sails that’s crewed by the damned, and captained by a man so evil that Hell itself spat him back out?
Murtogg: No.
Mullroy: No.
Murtogg: But I have seen a ship with black sails.
[Jack quietly slips passed them unnoticed]
Mullroy: Oh, and no ship that’s not crewed by the damned and captained by a man so evil that Hell itself spat him back out could possibly have black sails, therefore couldn’t possibly be any other ship than the Black Pearl. Is that what you’re telling me?
Murtogg: [nods] No.
Mullroy: Like I said, there’s no real ship as can match the Interceptor.

XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
I LOVE Pirates Of The Caribbean and I LOVE Murtogg nodding while saying “no”. xD

But I’m not just watching DVD, nonono…
I’m learning at the same time!
Because I’m watching the movie with Estonian subtitles. XD
No, I am not insane.

Yesterday evening was quite strange:
I was meeting Aurelie and we went to Dogs Home for a drink. There was some band with a guitar playing rabbit. O.o
Finns.
Ilka said that they were going to Ale Bar, so Aurelie and me walked there (whole Hämeenkatu – on High Heels -.-) – to meet them and hear that the bar is full and they go somewhere else.
Whole Hämeenkatu back…
Aurelie and me went to the other Ale Bar then, while Ilka & co. ended up in Dogs Home. Why did we leave again? xD
Whatever…

Today was kinda chilled…
I got up late (feeling a little sick these days), went to DUO, went back, walked to the center to go back by bus (it’s becoming a hobby somehow XD), tried to make the great cheese-ham/salami-pepper-salad-wraps I had at Sini’s on my last day in Mäntyharju (they were REALLY good, but not as good as Sini’s :() and went for some jogging again.
Wanted to go half an hour, as I did the last two days… well… eventually I went a whole fucking hour. I can’t explain why, neither can I believe I did. XD
But I did. XD I mean really… one hour jogging without stopping one time. ME!
Can you believe that?
I should call Mrs. Boncol. xD

Well, was home, still full of sweat when the door opened.

Flatmate ftw! :D
She just said hi and left to get groceries. I went to shower and when I was done the door opened again. xD
Next flatmate ftw! :D
Said hi, had a little talk (still in English) with her and her tutor (very nice girl from Latvia), then she went to talk to other just-arrived tenants.

When she came back, we found out we both speak German. :D
She’s from Switzerland, as the other girl, too. (They knew each other before.)

Well, I’m not alone anymore.
And Corinne and Simone seem to be really, really nice! :)

I had to lend my desk-lamp to Corinne, as the light in her room is broken. :D
I guess we will get along quite well. :)
Now they left to the city to have some drink with the others who arrived today.
And I continue watching Pirates Of The Caribbean. xD

No, at first I’ll put some new pics to Photobucket. :D

And, not to forget, as long as it’s still Saturday:

PALJON ONNEA ARTULLE! :)
It’s his 20th birthday today! :D

Air ftw!

“The windows are not meant to be opened.”
That’s what TOAS told to Sonja when she went to ask.

“I’m not meant to die due to lack of air.”
That’s what I say, so I went to get an opener for the window.
Finnish window-system ftw! XD

Had to move the desk a little, but at least I can breeeaaaathe now! <3 xD

Yesterday we’ve been to Amadeus as it was Super Tiistai – 15 drinks just 2,50.
We went earlier, cause we thought it might be full, but there was nobodyyyy.
Well, I recognized Melanie on another table somewhen.
Wasn’t sure if it’s her at first, as I never seen her in person, but I had enough drinks to dare going to ask.
And it was her. :D
So Aurelie and me spent the rest of the evening with Melanie and Sanni and yeeep.

Today we’ve been to the city together, some second-hand-shop-shopping (I found the Anger Management DVD for 4 euros XD) and almost-falling-asleep at a bench next to Tammerkoski. xD

Juuuupp, well, that was quite everything. :D
No bar today, neither tomorrow.
Maybe tomorrow again to the center, as it’s Hanna’s last day. =/

And on Friday we’re going to Kusta III, to see Capri playing.
At least Nora, Kati and Naddu are coming. <333
And I just talked to Sonja, she will join to. =)
Yep.
“It’s gonna be totally awesome!”