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“What’s with the overalls?”

Sometimes it indeed is good to have a blog.
I got asked this questions now several times, mostly from German friends or exchange students, so I will explain it here, then I don’t need to tell it 500 times.

The overalls.
It a tradition in Finland that every study programme has those overalls in a specific colour with the name of school and programme written on the back.
I think it’s pretty awesome, as you can design the overalls with patches as shit as you want and the city looks just so awesomely colorful if there is an event where most students where them.
Of course most colors are the same for many study programmes, as there are just too many fields for everyone to have their own color.
We Tourism students are the lucky ones who happen to have a quite unique color. I dare to say that I guess we are the only students in Tampere who have this very bright limegreen. Or the other ones are hiding.
But it’s cool, cause in every party at least 6 people come and ask “Hey, what are you studying, you have such great colored overalls!” =D
Yes, we know we do.

So… to get a closer look…

…to my ass…

So this is how they are worn.
Normally. So you actually don’t wear it like a real overall, but tie the sleeves around your hips.
IMO it’s perfect when you can read school and programme name perfectly. Which is quite tricky at points.

Our very green class on 1st of May (Vappu), the biggest student party day in Finland.

Markus and my overalls with exchanged leg parts. :)
Lots of couples/friends/siblings/etc. do that to show that they “belong” together.
It’s kinda cute I think.

Yeah, so that’s with the overalls.
I was wearing them quite often lately, because they are also a good sign for the 1st year and exchange students to recognize their tutors.
Buuut… most of the orientation stuff is done, I have a free weekend behind and tomorrow also for me school will start again. I am somehow looking forward. :D
Oh and then next week we are already going to visit Zsofi in Hungary for one week. :D It’s gonna be awesome. :)