Posts Tagged ‘japan’

Movies and new addictions…

Sooo… today I watched a movie and I just thought I could use this way to highly recommend it to everyone out there.
It’s a German movie by Marco Kreuzpaintner (one of my favourite German directors) and it’s called “Die Wolke” (eng. The Cloud).
The movie is about a breakdown in a nuclear power station and its results for the people living around the area.
It was definitely one of the best movies I have ever seen. Incredible touching, breathtaking, sad… and it makes you wonder if nuclear energy is really necessary… because, even though it is “only” a movie – it could happen. Every day.
Yeah… then… for those who didn’t know. Lazy ass me, who doesn’t even manage to update her blog in time got herself a 1-year contract at the new gym across the street.
I got it on Wednesday and was there already 4 times. I am afraid it is still just the first enthusiasm, but on the other hand its different from every sports trial I had so far. All the “I’ll go jogging.” or “I’ll go to Mikontalo gym.” always ended up in me having to force myself and after 4 times I stopped.
But the gym is awesome… it’s big, modern, new, lots of different things to do there, … I am really looking forward to go there. Even when going to bed in the evening it’s like “Yay, I can go to the gym tomorrow!”
I even was there yesterday after drinking way too much the night before.

I just hope it will soon pay off not only in fun but also in results. Then I’d be even more happy. :)

Oh and another new start… Japanese…
After my holiday there (I aaactually wanted to write about that… tütütütü… maybe some other time… tütü…) I am very motivated to learn it and the course in TAMK seems surprisingly good. The language is a lot easier than Chinese, what I tried and failed last year… :D
After 2 lessons (3rd coming tomorrow) I know incredible 15 hiragana (who knows just a bit bout the content of Japanese sign language know that this is…NOTHING), some greetings and few basic sentences. But that is more after half a year of Chinese. :D

To end with that…
Sayonara!

Yay-day!

Yeah, I kinda liked this day, even though I felt physically and mentally even worse than in the past few days…
But still I went to school this morning, English, senseless as always.
As a matter of fact it was the first time in I don’t know how many weeks, that I have been on all 4 mornings that I have school actually IN school at 8.30! 4 daysof getting up at 7. In a row. That’s a record. For sure!
But it is over now…
Yesterday our Project Management course ended. On Wednesday was already the last Marketing class and on Tuesday last Communication Skills. Meaning: from now on I have only Friday mornings school – for the next 3 weeks that there are.
Did I by the way mention I might take a Japanese course next semester? Maybe. Maybe I redecide after I have been there. ;PPP
Anyways, 6-day weekends from now.
And in 18 days I am already leaving to Japan. Insane.

Today I checked out Mikontalo’s sauna for the first time. We planned a get together with some girls, in the end there were 3 showing up, but Karolina had to leave earlier and Saija came a bit later, so Anniina and me were the only one’s in the sauna. But it is actually really good and reaaally warm for an electric sauna. I was impressed and I am sure I will book more shifts from now on. So easy if you just have to go there and it’s ready heated. ;D
Also otherwise it was very nice, we talked a lot and I somehow really feel better now. :) It might change soon, but who cares. It’s the moment that counts. :D

Now finally weekend and sleeping in. After 4 days of early wake up I actually for the first time really realize what a luxury that is. :D

Sleep well everyone!

Ja yksin taas…

To start with a question: Could you, dear wordpress, stop changing things? It’s hard enough for me to post something here every now and then (as everyone can see) and it doesn’t make anything easier that you decided to hide the “New Post” button somewhere…

Anyways…
I’ve been quite everywhere the last weeks, so I might try to get it through as the explanation why I haven’t been writing anything in a – again – quite long time.

I’ve been to Hungary with my boyfriend earlier this month. We visited one of the former exchange students. :)
It was fuuuun. I especially enjoyed our daytrip to Vienna, where we met another friend.
I wanted to go to Vienna for a loooong time already and I’m happy I managed. It is definitely one of the most gorgeous cities I have ever seen and so worth a visit.

Then we went to Heinävesi and Kajaani to store Markus’ car at the cottage while he is in Japan.
We spent the weekend with his father and stepmother and I also got to know his brother and sister + their families. It was really nice, even tho I was horribly panicking before, because his father and stepmum don’t speak English so I knew I would have to speak Finnish. Which itself wouldn’t have been a big issue, but I had this phobia of speaking Finnish to Markus, wherever it came from, no idea.
But it turned out to work well. We started to speak Finnish already on the way there and it’s easier than I thought.
Even though after all the bunch of Finnish gave me headaches during the whole weekend.
Still it is hard if you have to give others (especially your boyfriend’s family) a good first impression about you, when you are not able to picture yourself like you would in your mothertongue or at least English, as the language skills just still aren’t enough (English neither, I was about to write “the language skills don’t riitä” -.-)… I just feel like sounding kinda retarded at points. But yeah, I hope they don’t think so. ;)

Last weekend we spent in Helsinki, where I met his other 2 brothers. So now it’s only his mother who I don’t know yet.
But for the first time of real “meeting your bf’s family” and then even in Finnish it went really well. At least I liked all of them a lot and felt comfortable around them. :)
We went to see some car fair in Helsinki with another friend on Saturday. It was actually really cool (no Markus, I don’t write that to impress you, I’m just not AS uninterested in cars as you think ;P), there was a lot of tuned shit and awesome paintworks and so on… different kind of cars, trucks and motorbikes.
Made me miss going to see a Ralli though… especially cause two days before I saw Aris name on TV during Ralli SM and awww it made me miss Mäntyharju even more. But I might go there soon. :) Probably in two or three weeks.

Yeah, today was doomsday then, Markus left to Japan. Or – to be more exact – he is still somewhere over Russia in this very moment. But yeah, think positively – the 6 months have started to go over today. ;D And in 85 days I’m flying there myself to see him. :D
As I was quite down I met a friend whos on a visit in Finland and we went for Kebab.
Turned out to be a bad idea, as the kebabguy started to chat with us, asked our names, age and so one and my dear Aino started to tell him everything. Paranoid me panicks. I mean, she is right, he probably does that with every girl, but still. I don’t like it in general, especially from guys like that, but after too little sleep and having to say goodbye to Markus it was just too much. Especially cause the guy wanted our numbers in the end and didnt stop being annoying until we gave them to him – even tho of course mine was made up by myself and not my real number… xD
Still… I was SO happy to get out of there and according to my friend I was white as a wall. And my hunger was gone, too. Bah. I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to eat Kebab again. Scaryscaryfuckingscary.

Then of course Facebook started to fuck around once more, to make sure to ruin the last nerves I had left. Great.
And when I wanted to make myself a hot chocolate to calm down I recognized that the milk had turned bad. v_v
Life hates me. xD

Anyways… the news of my life in brief.
And now I’m going to search for a replacement for the missing hot chocolate. Meh.