sunnuntai 31. tammikuuta 2016

My new ordinary days

I'm here again! This month I have been taking a bit of a brake with my blog because my internship has taken most of my time and energy. From now on I will try to get myself to write more often and I better succeed because I have many unfinished posts that are waiting for publishing. 

Today it's already the last day of January. This month has gone really fast and I'm not surprised because after 5 months, I finally have a proper schedule in my life and because of  that I'm quite busy and I feel like days go really fast. I'm very satisfied with my internship so far although I have had many days filled with too much free time. At first it was because I didn't have my email account etc and also all the tasks were new to me so I had to be taught. But now later for example this week, there hasn't been so many orders/shipments for me to work on so that means I have more free time. Sometimes it feels nice because from time to time I have many tasks at the same time but most of the time I hate having so much free time. It makes me feel really tired and I don't want the other employees to think I'm just too lazy to do anything. Hopefully everyone there knows that I still don't know how everything is done and because I'm an intern, I don't have tasks always at least now in the beginning. Even though I'm satisfied with my internship, I don't really like the early mornings :D Everyday my work starts at 8 am but my driver comes to pick me up already at 7.30 am so I'm at the workplace early and I would prefer using that time at home. Then I finish at 5 pm but because usually one of my co-workers takes me home and she's always really busy, I don't get to go home at 5pm. One day I had to wait for her until 6.30 pm... Luckily some days the morning driver or one other employee drops me home. Even though I get home at 5pm or a bit later, I feel like I don't have that much time to do things at home. I barely have time to Skype with my mum, have a shower, make food and get everything ready for the next day before I have to go to sleep again. And if having not much time wasn't enough, I'm always really tired when I get home. Some days I just want to go sleep right away and comparing to the times I went to sleep during my exchange period, I have been really surprised how early I go to sleep nowadays. That's all thanks to my internship which I don't least not yet. 

One day when I left from work, you could already see the sunset
which looked really nice.
Other than just staying in my new hometown, I travelled to Bangkok to spend the weekend last week. I needed to buy a few things and I wanted to really do something for a change so I decided to go there after work on Friday and I came back on Sunday evening. I was lucky to get a ride from an employee on Friday but on Sunday I took the bus which was a bit...nerve wrecking. In the end it went well and I got home safely. I also managed to buy everything I needed and I met up with one of my exchange friends who is still studying in Bangkok University. We went to eat dinner in Paragon and after that see the 5th Wave -movie. I had actually been waiting anxiously to see that movie because of the trailers I had seen and it wasn't for nothing. I really liked the movie and now I'm going to start reading the book which I bought already last month. 

A couple of other exciting things happened during this month. First I managed to buy a ticket to EXOluXion in Malaysia concert which is held in Kuala Lumpur in March! It's going to be EXO's last stop in their world tour. I can't wait to see them once again! I also decided to travel to Kuala Lumpur already next month because the 90-day period of my visa is expiring so I need to travel somewhere. I'm actually going there next Thursday and I'll come back on Sunday. Luckily I got 2 days off from work so I can stay there longer. I'm really interested to see what kind of city is Kuala Lumpur and what things will I find. 

So among my mostly the same tiring weekdays at least a few exciting things happened too. Let's see what February brings...

xoxo, Elina

lauantai 2. tammikuuta 2016

New year, New start

Happy new year 2016! ♥

I can't believe 2016 is already here and in what kind of situation I'm starting it. I spent my New Year with a friend after I gave my apartment away on Wednesday and moved to my friend's place for a few days. On New Year's Eve we decided to avoid the city centre and other places that will be really crowded due to a lot of people especially tourists watching fireworks. Therefore we just stayed home, ordered food from Foodpanda, watched movies and before midnight went to the roof and watched fireworks. Although we didn't do anything special, I had a fun New Year and I was really glad I didn't have to spend it alone. It was also cool to see fireworks in Bangkok especially from a roof. Many months my plan for New Year was to travel to Sydney and watch the amazing fireworks there and also see what's Australia really like but as time passed I started to give up that plan. Maybe one day I'll get to go to Australia and even spend a New Year's Eve there. 

I was really satisfied with Foodpanda and the restaurant which we chose!
The food wasn't so expensive, it came fast and everything tasted good. 

My old apartment building complex 
I moved to my new apartment officially today and I'll start my internship in Valmet on Monday. I'm really loving my apartment, it has everything I need, it's light, clean and has a nice view. I'm also excited about my internship but at the same time I'm nervous. I decided I'll just try to do my best always and learn as much as I can so maybe I could even get a job from there someday. Hopefully my first week will go well and I'll have nice co-workers. 

The view from my balcony.
Really different compared to Bangkok!
xoxo, Elina