maanantai 7. marraskuuta 2016

22 years old

Years just keep on going faster and faster... Feels like yesterday when I was still 18 and now  I'm already 22! Honestly sometimes I feel very old even though I know 22 isn't that old yet. There are (hopefully) still a lot of years to come but there are also so many things that I want to do/experience so I feel like there are not enough years left. Enough with this age crisis text! 

This year my birthday consisted of driving to Helsinki and participating in a group job interview. I was left with a quite satisfied feeling about it and now I'm just anxiously waiting until I get the result of how it went and if I move on the next phase. It should take max 2 weeks so luckily I don't need to wait a really long time. After I finished the interview I drove straight back home with my mum. Then I was so tired that I just wanted to eat dinner and watch the newest episode of The Walking Dead. Now it's getting so late that I need to take Otto out and then head to bed because tomorrow I need to go do some studying in Rauma for a change. 

Goodnight everyone! 

xoxo, Elina

PS. Here's what I got myself as a birthday present :D 
Now I'm ready for my birthday "party" this Saturday 
& for EXO's concert in Osaka next month! 

lauantai 5. marraskuuta 2016

Lots of birthdays and nervousness

This week has been full of birthdays and nervousness. My brother & his daughter + 2 of my friends had their birthdays this week and there are many more to come during this month including my own! None of them had any special celebrations expect my niece will have a small birthday celebration on Sunday. I'll probably hang out with my friends next weekend and celebrate my own birthday and 2 of my friends'. Since I'm only turning 22, I don't think it's really important to celebrate it in a big way. I would just like to have a few friends over (since my mum is conveniently not home next weekend) and have a movie night and play some Just Dance games. So nothing fancy but that's enough for me :) For my niece's birthday party I'm quite excited to go because I couldn't attend last year and I even have a fun present picked out for her. 

In addition to all the birthday wishes and happiness, I have been really nervous this week. Firstly I had a job interview on Tuesday which wasn't that bad actually and I think I'll get the job. It's not a big job but I would still be very happy to get it so I could get more experience and also some pocket money. But on Thursday came the day I had not been waited for at all. The reason was a dentist appointment. I went to a dentist already in September and it was only a check up (but I still almost shitted my pants then too) but this time they filled out some holes and I had been so scared this whole time as I waited for that day. I thought of many other unpleasant things that I would have accepted to do rather than go to the dentist. I think if I hadn't have so bad experiences about the local anesthesias, I wouldn't have been so afraid about the dentist appointment. Luckily I managed to drag myself to the dentist and after suffering to some extent at first, I was able to get out of there without pissing my pants. So once again I was really afraid for no reason but at least I got some more confidence for my next dentist appointment which is already in 2 weeks (!). I'm just glad I got it over with and now I can be at peace at least for a little while (+ now my teeth are much better). Unfortunately the next day full of nervousness and wanting to escape is already on Monday... Then I'm going to another job interview which is for a job that I have been dreaming of for soooo many years. More about that later (maybe)... 

xoxo, Elina

tiistai 1. marraskuuta 2016

A weekend in Helsinki

I spent the previous weekend in Helsinki visiting a friend who I got to know during my exchange study in Bangkok. During the time we spent together in Bangkok, we became very good friends and I missed hanging out with her during the spring when I was still in Thailand. When I came back to Finland, I was supposed to go to Helsinki to meet her as soon as possible but I had always something else to do. But finally I manage to reserve a weekend for that trip! 

Even though I'm a Finn and I have always lived about 2 hours from Helsinki, I haven't properly visited there. I know it's kind of stupid especially because it's the capitol... I have just went there to visit an embassy or gone to the zoo and that's it. So it's still quite unfamiliar city for me. That's why I was excited to go there and have my friend as a guide. Luckily she knows Helsinki very well and she lives there at the moment so I could stay at her place and she knew a few very good places. I had only 2 plans for the weekend: to visit a store and buy a few things for my mum and take a picture at the Senate Square. We did those plus many other fun things. I got to eat really good food (twice Asian food), buy a lot of souvenirs which I'll take to Japan and experience 2 new vehicles in Finland: metro and tram. I had a great time with my friend and I really hope I manage to go visit her again soon. I'd love to do that since we still have many places to visit in Helsinki :)

Thai food as our first dinner, OF COURSE :D

A must-take tourist picture in Helsinki!
Luckily you can't really see the renovation
that's going on from this picture. 

Didn't even know about this event but I'm really glad we went there!
I got to buy lots of liquorice snacks etc. 
I was so happy to see my friend after about 10 months :)
xoxo, Elina