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on 2nd-February-2010 at 08:16 AM
Tänään olin kotona vain koko päivä, mutta neljän illalla jälkeen menin Helsingin kirjastoon tavata Henna ja Outi siellä. Sen jälkeen menimme rautatieasemalle koska halusin osta junalipput Tampereelle. Sitten menimme Kampiin jossa söimme jäätelöä. Menin kotiin Outin kanssa ja Ilari tuli sinne yheksän jälkeen, ja sitten menimme busilla baarin Helsingin keskustassa. käymme heavy corneriin taas. Mutta siellä se oli aika tylsä. Niin käymme sitten Dark Side:iin ja siellä doorman sanoi että olimme aika nuori olla Dark Side:ssä. Mutta ei ollut ihminen, no hän sanoi että se oli okei jos juosimme siellä.
on 2nd-February-2010 at 08:08 AM
This morning we ate breakfast in the hotel room (well the residence's small apartment). It was good, just as usual, coffee, tea, karjalanpiirakka, ruisleipä, juusto, milk, and all. We got back on the road, heading back home, in Helsinki. We stopped in the Mikkeli area to this small farm where there was a small store my mom would have loved to visit, with gardening stuff, home decoration and some goodies to eat. We ate in a small buffet and arrive in Helsinki around 17h30. Olja, one of Outi's friend, called her to ask if we could go out this evening to a bar.
So we went there in the evening, in the bar heavy corner. It's a metal karaoke bar, and it was quite awesome. We met soo many people there, and I can't even recall all the names (of course, drinking probably didn't help the cause). There was Marko who kept flirting with me, and his brother Sampo. (Sampo is actually a mystical object in the epic Kalevala). It made me laugh that some guys would approach me and pay me drinks and talk to me in finnish. I could fallow up, but it's always hard to talk as fast. There was also a guy from Lapland, Emppu, and Antti, whom we met when we were leaving the bar. Emppu kept calling me my darling. It was odd a bit!
Sampo was too drunk and kept flirting with pretty much everyone in the bar. And Olja ended up leaving the bar in an ambulance, because she took some medication and alcohol at the same time.
and on top of that, the last bus never showed up at Rautatieasema,
on 2nd-February-2010 at 07:58 AM
I'm sorry I haven't been active lately. I'm pretty much busy with school, work, and dealing with stress and depression. (Don't worry, I'm not too depressed to the point of having suicidal thoughts, at least!
I know I haven't updated these, but I think this travel blog need an end, doesn't it??
anyway, enjoy reading!
This morning, I got up at 7h30 to get ready for our trip to Savonlinna. We went to the opera festival, to see the rigoletto representation. Rigoletto is inspired by a book Victor Hugo, a french author, wrote. It's called "le roi s'amuse" (the king is having fun, is being amused). We were supposed to leave at 9, but as usual, Outi (my host sister), wasn't ready on time! It's a bit annoying, in the end! But it's okay! The trip in the car was quite long! We stopped in Mikkeli to lunch in a McDonald (as if we didn't have them back home! :P)(And yes, they have McDonalds in Finland, as well as Subways). After lunch, we went back on the road. We walked around a bit in Savonlinna, once we got there. We went to an open market, where we ate those traditionnal karelian patry (not the karjalanpiirakka, but the sweet one). We visited the castle in which the show in the evening would be held, as well as the backstage. It was quite impressive. Olavinlinna (the castle) was really breathtaking. We ate dinner at Mimosa café, and it was gooood! I ate some tortellinis with a sauce rosé, with smoked salmon on it. Opera isn't
on 17th-November-2008 at 04:45 PM
Today we went to downtown Helsinki with Pasi, Outi's boyfriend. He is.. I don't know. He isn't mean or a bad person... he is nice to her, but I don't know why, there is something I don't like about him. sometimes it's just feelings I get from people :/ It's true he doesn't look 34, but more like 24. but I guess as long as both are happy, age doesn't matter much?
He doesn't drive well. HA! maybe that's just how it feels with most of the people driving when you are from montreal and you are a driver with nerves of steel. :P
Mr. had to buy pants, so we went shopping for pants (no, seriously, since when do men go shopping?) and I bought the checkered red/white scarf I saw the other day with Hannele from Carlings. We ate pizza and had a beer or two at "on the rocks" and "elmo bar". Then we went to see the movie Hancock at Finnkino. It SUCKED. real bad. :P I forgot my glasses at home too. haha! and in Finland, you actually have assigned seat from when you buy your ticket. but once the movie starts, you can always switch palces.
Outi might come next time with me to Tampere, to see one last time Wellu and Lauri. But she is still not sure since she must save money for Austria too.
Tomorrow we are leaving to Savonlinna for the opera festival. we have to get up at 7h30 to leave at 9h. that's in about 6 hours. haha!
on 17th-November-2008 at 04:37 PM
Today I met up with Hannele (Lee) and Dani (Mirq) . I was corresponding with them over myspace, and Hannele asked me if it would be possible to meet up during my stay. like I already said, I am not very fond of meeting people from internet, but since the ones I met were actually really nice people, I decided it would be okay. and anyway it's in Helsinki in Rautatieasema: there's always people there!
Beforehand, Outi and I went to Kamppi because she wanted to buy a shirt for the opera festival in Savonlinna. We went to mortica, and the 2 sellers were really bitchy and mean. They gave me deathglare. I didn't give a damn. they could talkshit all they wanted, I could understand them anyway. So Outi bought a shirt and she went with me to the front of rautatieasema at 13.30, to meet Hannele.
Outi then left to get a new haircut. So we (Hannele and I) went to Forum to take some coffee at Arnold's and waited for Dani to arrive. we talked about all kind of stuff, and she also told me about this really good book she was reading from the saga Twilight from Stephanie Meyer (I read it, it's really good! ). We walked around the town and went into different shops. It was funny, because both are big simple plan fans. (they are 15-16). I am not a fan really, but I know them personnally so I told them different stories about them. After 17.30, we all decided to go home, so I took the bus back home.
Ilari was there and as always, he brings a movie