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No.6_YUMMYYYYY

FOOD FOOD FOOD FOOD FOOD FOOD FOOD FOOD FOOD FOOD

GOOD FOOD GOOD MOOD!

Whenever it comes to food, I would be sooo excited. What about you? Do you feel excited now?

This time we had a perfect lunch with lecker German-Finnish starter, Vietnamese-style main dish and herkullista Finnish desert.

This is Tabea’s blog post: http://eoto.blogs.tamk.fi/2017/10/22/international-lunch/. You can find all the ingredients there.

Swabian potato salad was the name of the starter. It took Tabea two hours to cook it. Well I would say it was worth cooking as the dish was good! and Tabea could save much time for next cooking tryout.

Hmm it seems that I forget something. Ohh the legendary “pastry”. I love the moment we made fun of this pastry. Tuuli even showed us the home-made one, which surprised us all! In my opinion, the one from Lidl supermarket (out of 3 biggest) is the best!

I love cooking. Since I moved to Finland, I tried to mix many Finnish raw ingredients for cheaper price with Vietnamese and Asian sauces for familiar taste of food. It is great experience in general. This dish was no exception. Basically, this dish was not from Vietnam, but I tried to make it with Asian style. You will love it for sure!!!

This is mud-cake, the desert. Anyone crave for sweet?

What I learnt during the whole food-date was the difference between Vietnamese cooking style with Finnish/German one. I love cooking with hands so that I try to use hands to do as many things as I can. Meanwhile, it is considered dirty in Finland and Germany. It was quite surprising to me that Germany and Finland shared quite similar table manners besides cooking styles. Should I call it in general as European style? Other than that, we had discussion about Finnish law, housing price in Finland, European citizen benefits and all kinds of jokes.

Such wonderful experience, looking forward for upcoming food-date!!!

More Dutch Grammar

I’m very badly late with my posts but as there is no time limit, guess I’m still gonna write these and maybe they will be helpful for someone else in the future… Who knows? 🙂

The sixth time we met with Bryan was sometime in the end side of April. And to me that was probably the most helpful lessons when it comes to grammar of Dutch language. We went through verbs and how to make them and then I needed to fill some simple phrases where I used verbs in different tenses. Dutch verbs are categorised in four categories:

  • Sterke werkwoorden (= strong verbs)
  • Zwakke werkwoorden (=weak verbs)
  • Gemengde werkwoorden (= mixed verbs)
  • Onregelmatige werkwoorden (= irregular)

They actually remind me a lot like German language and thus it was somewhat easy to understand how to make them but of course there a lot of differences. While we studied verbs we obviously needed go through them in different tenses but also how they conjugate with personal pronouns: (this table I totally stole from Bryan)

Present simple Past simple Present perfect future
Tegenwoordige tijd Verleden tijd Voltooid tegenwoordig tijd Toekomende tijd
Spelen (=to play) spelen spelen spelen
Ik speel Ik speelde Ik heb gespeeld Ik zal spelen
Jij speelt Jij speelde Jij hebt gespeeld Jij zal spelen
Hij, zij speelt Hij speelde Hij heeft gespeeld Hij zal spelen
Wij, we spelen Wij speelden Wij hebben gespeeld We zullen spelen
Jullie spelen Jullie speelden Jullie hebben gespeeld Jullie zullen spelen
Zij, ze spelen Zij speelden Zij hebben gespeeld Ze zullen spelen

It was good for me to go through all personal pronouns again, it feels like I did learn some Dutch during the spring, thanks to Bryan.

Each One Teach One #6

For our 6th meeting, we decided to re-start to work “more seriously”! (I mean, we are always serious, but it’s right that watch movies is a king of “cool work” ahaha!)

Like during our 3rd meeting, we came again outside to work the “Italian part”.

Giving directionsBea already started to teach about the “directions”, and this time, she finished it! I learnt how to express different common places, which could be used as landmark (for example school, supermarket, restaurant, grocery, stationery, pharmacy…etc.). Bea showed me the places, and told me the names in Italian. She also taught me some indicators, as straight on, on the left, on the right, street corner, in front of, between… To finish this part, and be sure that I’ll never get lost in Rome, we practiced with a map.

Even if it’s very pleasant to study outside, we went back to home for the “French part”. As you know, Bea will have an exam in her home university when she will come back, so we think that practice with “school way” is needed.. This time we worked on the possessive & demonstrative pronouns and adjectives. Bea knew most of them, it’s not very difficult, but there are many details, so I showed to her some practical methods, and it worked!:) At the end, we did exercices, and Bea succeed them, without any papers with the course, she already memorized the rules and the methodology!