Tuesday, July 31, 2012


My week in Kainuu: spending time by the lake, eating fresh blueberries and cloudberries (okay, I didn't eat cloudberries because I don't like the taste), walking around... Our summerhouse is such a peaceful place!:)
The past few days have been really hectic!! I've been packing my stuff, meeting friends, buying furniture and running around the town... And yesterday, there was a flood in Oulu! I had just came back home when it started to rain and thunder a lot. And here's the result --> http://www.iltalehti.fi/uutiset/2012073015898697_uu.shtml

Saturday, July 28, 2012


I've spent a few days (okay, almost a week) here in Kainuu, eastern Finland... But today we'll go back to Oulu and on Wednesday we'll go to Helsinki! So much to do, so little time :s

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Ikea in Haparanda, Sweden

Hahaha, those trolleys were way too much fun... Some people gave me a weird look when I was driving around with that trolley but who cares :p

And this is what I got: a mattress, a pillow, a blanket, a lamp and a giant floor pillow :D

Monday, July 23, 2012

Saying bye to my room of 4 weeks

It was a bit strange to leave the summer school- I had been there for 4 weeks already! But those weeks passed so fast as it felt more like 2 weeks or something. I didn't have much free time there, but at least I had time to swim in a lake for the first time this year... The water was really cold, though :s

So, now I'm just waiting for the results! I already know that I got good grades from Swedish and Finnish courses, but I also studied history and social studies there...

Today's plan: meeting my classmates, going to our summerhouse :)

Saturday, July 21, 2012

I'm in Oulu again :)

Upper pic: central Helsinki
Lower pic: Ikea in Espoo
I did the exams (5 essays on just one day..) and took a train back home yesterday. Today I went to my great-aunt's funeral and met some relatives. They had found some old photo albums, and I got to see pictures of my great-grandfather (in Finnish: isoisoisoisä, in Swedish: farfarsfarfar :D) and so on. Tomorrow I'll go to Ikea in  Haparanda, Sweden... Have to buy some furniture to my new house :)

Friday, July 13, 2012


Oh, it seems that my healthy eating habits are lost again... It was a mistake to buy these anyway, as they were so stodgy that I had trouble finishing them :s

PS. As you guys & girls can see, I've been busy again... 3 exams next Friday, so I have to focus on studying!!

Have a nice weekend, everybody♥

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

New Earrings

Got these yesterday on my super Helsinki trip.. Super, why? Because I got sooooo many things done on just one trip!! This is all I did:
- Returned some apartment papers
- Went to Kela to get some information about study grants
- Got a travel card and a library card
- Bought some stuff
- Went to Ikea
All this in 12 hours :)

Monday, July 9, 2012

Extra class

Finnish trains don't have 1st and 2nd class anymore- it's extra class and eco class now... Anyway, this was my first time to try extra class! I noticed it's just ~10-20€ more expensive than the eco class, so I decided to give it a try. I really liked traveling on extra class, because
+ It was peaceful
+ The seats were more comfortable
+ Free newspapers, coffee, tea, cookies...
+ The price wasn't so high compared to eco class, especially because I bought the ticket from the train station just before the train left --> I got some discount :)

PS. Tomorrow's plan: Going to Helsinki to sort some apartment stuff out, visit Kela (The Social Insurance Institution in Finland) to talk about some student benefits, get a travel card from HSL, visit IKEA.... Oh, so many things to do for just one day!!! 

Friday, July 6, 2012

Glad news

I got an e-mail from HOAS yesterday, they informed me about my apartment in Helsinki! I'll get a 12m2 room from 1/8/2012, and share a house with two mates. The size of the whole house is 65m2, with 3 bedrooms, kitchen and a washing room. Not bad at all, especially because the rent is really low :)
And another news, today is the exam day at the summer high school.. After doing the exams, I'll take a bus+train to Helsinki and another train to Oulu where I'll spend the weekend.

Have a nice weekend everybody!!♥

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Linnanmäki, pt.2

Sorry for sending such posts without much text lately.. I've exams on Friday, so I need to study.. :(

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


Waiting for a long time, and the actual ride is like 15 seconds... I'm a bit disappointed but it was fun anyway!

And waffles!! Yum!:)

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Sea Life

Banana paper

Cute and eco-friendly... What could be better than that??

Ps. I'm going to the Linnanmäki amusement park today! I visited it 8 years ago and was too scared to go on most of the rides... But now I want to try all of them ;)