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The ninth meeting – Months ,weeks Learning

13th, Dec.           Yun,Xia,Min,Kaikai

Today we learned about how to say months , weekdays,weekends and time in Korean and Chinese.

We have learned from Monday to Sunday in Korean, January to December,and how to decscribe years. An interesting point is the weekdays in Korean has the same pronunciation with the five elements (metal,wood,water,fire,and earth) in Chinese pronunciation!Asian countries always have some common things hahah ^_^ ~

So I think I can express the exact day in Korean now!

 

The seventh meeting – 100 years! The Independence Day !

6th,Dec.   Yun,Xia,Min ,Kaikai

The 6th of December 2017 is 100 years independence day of Finland and so we went to the central square  watched the firework and shows together!

The groud piled up with sick fresh snow and the light brightly across it,everything looks so beautiful.We watched an awesome show and firework together ,besides,all of us are excited about the special evening!By the way,Isac is amazing pop singer!

We took many photos that day but due to the cold weather we back home right away when finished all these events..This was also my first time to see so many people together in Tampere ..lol 🙂

The forth meeting ~ “song”ney day!

15th, Nov. Yun,Xia ,Min and Kaikai

We have learned two songs today!

During the first meeting,Yun has told us that the Chinese song <Tian MI MI> is very popular in China and that was also the reason why we taught her this song!And also we loved an episode from a Korean drama(picture below)called ,<걱정말아요 그대> which we really wanted to learn.

Both of us are familiar to the tune of the songs,the problems is the pronunciation of the lyrics.But with the help of each other,we can read the lyrics by ourselves,although,only one paragraph..

I really love this songs so that I have used half an hour to remember it!This songs reminded me of the warm pictures in the drama!

Our third meeting!Chinese delicacy weekend~

Our third meeting on 28.10.2017. Yun sungin,Kaikai Ji,Min Song ,Xia Chu.

We invited Yun to our home and cooked lunch together.The menu contained Chinese patties,Tofu,Scrambled egg with tomato,vegetable soup.

All the dishes was easy to cook except the patties. Honestly,I was not good at dealing with flour but luckily Min was!I cooked filling and then we made patties together. Korean also have similar food so Yun could do patties very well~We called the Chinese patties “Big dumplings” jokingly..LOL…Tofu is also a traditional chinese food which is made of beans.But that day,the dishes with tofu we cooked was a little bit salty T T !As to the Scrambled egg with tomato,I bet all the Chinese people can cook it and love it very much!

After lunch,we continued learning basic Korean and Chinese for one hour.We taught each other some word can used when eating and how to described weather.

Moomins Museum And Shopping

Last Friday we have been to Moomins Museum together!(Sungin Yun,Kaikai Ji,Min Song,Xia Chu)

Moomins museum is free to public from 3pm to 7pm on the last Friday of each month so we met each other at 3pm in front of the museun.We have took many group photoes which were helped by another cute Korean girl.Then we have looked around in the museum.Yun knew a lot about Moomins so she introduced to us briefly.There also voice introduction on each exhibition stand in English,Finnish and Japanese. Besides,we talked about the comic 《Up》,cause a moomins’ castle in the museum let us thought about the castle showed in the moive which seems very cozy!At last,we found a room where we can draw Moomin and stick our painting on the wall.We all draw it but it seems I am not a good drawer..

After about one hour,we left the museum and went shopping in downtown area.We have talked about the trend in our own country also.

Hope to see you guys next time !

Cooking a Chinese dish!!

After a very exciting shopping tour to get the ingredients, we met at Loys place to cook the Chinese dish. When we arrived, Loy had prepared a lot of stuff already and we could start with the cooking right away (or he started cooking, we took care of the wine 😉 ). It was interesting to watch him cooking because he did many things different than I would do. I don’t remember the name of the dish, but it was something Loy usually cooks at home for dinner with his family. There was noodle soup with meat 米粉汤( mi  fen tang ), egg-plant filled with minced meat 酿豆腐 (Yong Tau foo), choy sum vegetables 炒菜心(chao cai xin) and a chili-soy-sauce for dipping. It was delicious!

Of course we also talked about differences in table manners. One example: in Chinese culture it is allowed to drink the soup from the plate / bowl, since they usually don’t use spoons, here it wouldn’t be polite.

Shopping for a chinese dish

One of the many good things of other cultures is their food! This is why we decided to cook a chines dish. But of course, if we want to eat something, we have to buy something first. This is why we met in the city for some shopping activity.

First station was the Asia-shop. There we could get the ingredients; a normal store here does not sell. For example, they have a large variety of soy sauces, rice noodles, chilies and some special vegetables. And there were many more things to discover, such as special cooking gear or Asian candies. We bought all the things we needed (rice noodles, soy sauce, choy sum chilies and some candy 😉 ) and continued to the next store.

It was the S-market we went next. There we found meat, egg-plant, garlic and chives.

With this, we are all set and looking forward to the cooking!

Here some easy vocabulary:

English                     Chinese                         German                       Spanish

Soy Sauce                酱油 (sheng chou)     Sojasauce                    Salsa de soja

Meat                           肉 (Rou)                          Fleish                             Carne

Pepper                      胡椒 (Hujiao)               Pfeffer                            Pimiento

Egg plant                  茄子 (Qie zi)                 Aubergine                    Berenjena

Garlic                          蒜 (suan)                       Knoblauch                   Ajo

Chili                             辣椒  (Lajiao)              Chillischote                  Chili

Noodles                     面 (mian)                      Nudeln                           Noodles

Vegetables                菜 (cai)                          Gemüse                          Verduras

Rice cracker              米糕 (mi guo)            Reiswaffel                     Toritas de arroz

Salt                               盐 (yan)                        Salz                                  Sal

Sugar                           糖 (tang)                      Zucker                            Azúcar

2nd meeting: billiards and pub evening

For our second meeting on the 18th of September we met in a bar called Mallashovi, somewhere close to the old Finlayson factory. Why did we choose to go there? -> student discount on beer and the possibility to play billiards! Although we turned out not to be very good at billiards, we had quite a lot of fun playing it. We played two rounds. During the game we named the billiard balls by both, color and number, in all three languages – Chinese, Spanish and German. Conclusion of comparing Spanish to Chinese: While the Spanish words are easy to read because you pronounce all the letters in the word, Chinese is impossible to read when it is not spelled out, but the words are quite simple and short.

Following the translations of the words:

Our First Meeting (20/09/2017)

  We have met each other on Wednesday!

(Sungin Yun,Min Song,Kaikai Ji,Xia Chu)

We met in the café and this was our first meeting for formal studying. Yun has already printed a table of vowel and consonant for us and the table clearly showed that how to combine them.And then,Yun taught us how to pronounce vowel,consonant,as well as the combination of them.She said this is foundation of learing Korean.Firstly,it’s a little difficult for us to pronounce them accurately cause there exists many differences between Korean and Chinese and our tongue was just like.. embarrased.But I do believed that we can overcome it with the skills which were taught by Yun!

What’s more,we were been taught some compression for daily use like :hello,bye,brother and sisiter(differ from different gender),I love you,welcome and so on.

Korean is really an interesting language and it’s pronounciation is very cute! Looking forward to the next meeting!

 

Our final trip to Lapland!

We decided to go to Lapland together as our final trip for our Each One Teach One course. It’s a little bit sad to say goodbye to each other, we really treasure the rest of time we had.

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We took a train from Tampere passing by Oulu, the scenery along the way was beautiful, and the snow became thicker and thicker. Finally, we reached Rovaniemi. Then we headed to our cozy and warm cottage by bus. After having a short break, we went to the Santa Claus Village. We looked around the village and visited the reindeers and huskies. After that we decided to send some postcard to each other from the Santa Claus Post Office, and I also wrote to my Chinese friends with my best wishes.

Now I have already received the postcard!!! It’s cute with a reindeer stamper.

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I really love the apartment that we rented, it’s very warm and comfortable. So, on our second day, we walked through the forest near our cottage, enjoyed the cold weather and did a reindeer sleigh ride! Then we went back to our little cottage and enjoy BBQ together!

It was an awesome experience to walk through thick snow, and saw the sunrise and sunset in a short time. It was soooo beautiful!

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It was a wonderful trip, we really had a great time together. I will stay in Tampere for two semesters, but Khassy will leave before Christmas. But we promised to visit each other in the future, maybe I go to Germany or Khassy come to China. Hope to see you soon, I have already miss you and I believe I will never forget the wonderful time with you guys together!!!