torstai 6. huhtikuuta 2017

2nd seminar DONE!

In the midst of various tasks I needed to do this week (go to the hair dresser, help my mum, go see my friends and get ready for my trip), I had to go to Rauma today to have my 2nd seminar. I was a bit nervous but also relieved that I can finally get that over with and start focusing on the next part in my thesis. I got very good feedback from my thesis supervisor and my friend who is my opponent. The supervisor even said that at the moment it looks like I'll get a 5 for my thesis! I was really surprised because I'm not even aiming for the highest grade but of course it would be great to get it. Now the next step is to figure out the questions I want to ask from my case company and after choosing them, I have to send them ASAP. I'm not feeling very confident about being able to finish the empirical part especially because now I also need to find myself an apartment for the summer. That's because I'm moving to Jyväskylä to work for the summer! Actually earlier last month I got a summer job from a very good place but I had to cancel it because I got a summer job from the company where I did my internship in Thailand. Last week I went to an interview invitations and when I left after about 15 minutes they already called and told me I got the job. I was really happy but also sad because I had to cancel the other job. I'm very excited to go work at that company again and this time in Finland and the best part in all of this is that I finally got a summer job related to my studies! Both of the places I got were logistics work + I was in another interview and got 2 other interviews which I turned down right away and all of them were related to my studies. That has given me much more hope for the future. At least this summer I was a good candidate in many people's eyes. So now that I have the summer job, I need to find the apartment and after my trip, I will go see a few and then decide where to move. Unfortunately that whole moving process will take quite a lot of my time so I need to be even more quicker with the thesis.... But I'm quite happy that I get to move to my own place (once again!) and to a new city :)

Now I'll relax and watch some ice-hockey since my team is playing their second semi-final game against HIFK. Until next time! 

xoxo, Elina

sunnuntai 2. huhtikuuta 2017

Hello April!

April, the month I have been eagerly waiting for, is finally here! The main reason for my excitement is my trip to Seoul which will start next Saturday. I don't if it's due to stressing over my thesis or the weather and the coldness here but I have been super eager to leave already for a long time. Spring has already well started in Seoul (not like here in Finland) so I'm really looking forward to the warmer weather and the cherry blossoms. I also can't wait to see my dear Korean friend and hang out with her as much as possible. And there's the good food and great shopping places too so no wonder I have wanted to start packing for the past month. Last week I also managed to buy myself a M Cultour Package from SMTOWN Travel so I will attend the M!Countdown show on the 13th in Seoul. I was a bit unsure if they will sell it for April but the sale finally started and of course I bought it right away. Attending one of those K-pop TV shows has been my dream for a few years and now I finally managed to include it to my trip. If everything goes well, I have a great trip planned ❤

At least someone is ready for the spring and summer...
+ he turned 13 on Friday ❤
Last month for me meant mostly writing my thesis and this week I finally got my theory part ready. My thesis supervisor was luckily very satisfied with it and only asked to fix a few small things. I was really nervous about what she'll say so it was such a relief to get so good comments. Next week I'll have my 2nd seminar and I can start working on the empirical data part. That part should be done in the end of this month so I can have the final seminar in the beginning of May. Due to my trip and other things I need to do, I don't have a lot of time for that part. But hopefully I'll get sufficient answers quickly from my case company. Since I don't have the answers from the company yet during my trip, I can't really write anything but I decided that I will finish all the other parts like introduction, objectives etc so I don't have to worry about them anymore in the end. Plus I can send the questions to the company so they can start coming up with the answers. Ugh even though I have already done a lot, there's still so much work to do... I can't wait for the day my thesis is completely done and I can just forget the whole thing! 

In the midst of all the hard work, I have still managed to see hockey games either live or via stream at home. I went to see the last game of the season with my friend. My team, Tappara, won this season so they received an award for that after the game. It was a very good game and not just because my team won. It's just so much better to watch the game live than at home! Me and my friend really hope we can go see one of the playoff games because they have the extra suspense. This week there would have been really exciting games since my team played against the other team from my hometown in the quarter finals. But for some reason those games were every time sold out and even for the last game which was yesterday, the tickets were sold out in 34 seconds! So I just had to watch them at home which was of course better than nothing. Even though my team didn't play really well from time to time, they finally won 4 times and advanced to the semi-finals! For the next games they're playing agains HIFK which is from the capitol. I'm actually quite glad for that pairing because HIFK hasn't played as well as last season (then they played in the finals against my team) so I'm pretty sure my team will go all the way to the finals. But still I have to keep my thumbs up because you never know what happens in ice-hockey! 

xoxo, Elina