Last Sunday, we made Japanese sweets together at my apartment. The name of it is “Shiratamadango”(a kind of rice cake ball). We enjoyed cooking it and eating it with “Aoko” (sweet red-beans paste). I was very happy because I could eat it not only after a long time but also with best foreign friend! Then, we learnt about expression “I” in Japanese but our lesson became a drawing lesson after all.
At the end, I gave her handcrafted accessories that were made by my aunt. It made her very happy and she said “beautiful” many times. I was very glad to hear that. We promised to wear it next meeting!
Yesterday, Moe invited me to her apartment to cook tranditonal Japanese sweet “白玉团子”, it taste very good!! I could not describe by my English language, if Moe could understand Chinese very much, I would speak to Moe how it is delicious for me!
And then we start our lesson, Moe found a video for me to understand the different experssion “I” in Japanese systerm.
At the end of our meeting, Moe sent me a little gift! So beatuiful these are! Moe said it made by her aunt, and her aunt said let her send the little gift to other countries` friends! And I am so glad to become one of her bset “foreign friends”!
I love Moe and I love Japanese! So nice they are!
Last Sunday, I took Moe to the Moro sky bar, and that day is so good with a wondful weather, so we could took several good pictures with blue sky!
And we also enjoy the drink and learn something about “greeting”(it is different from the last one, it is more daily talking
But when we started learning something about “I” in Janpanese, I felt very confused cause there are so many different ways so express “I”, so i asked Moe tell me more next time, after of all, this is a good day for having a view!
This Friday, Huang took me Moro Sky Bar. The bar is on the top floor of Sokos Hotel, so we could overlook Tampere and the view from there was very good! We learnt about some phrases and greetings over orange juice. A question on “I ” in Japanese from Huang was very difficult, so I couldn’t give a good answer. I want to find out a good answer by the next meeting. Anyway, it was a good time and I wanna go to there again!
Last Monday, we met and enjoyed sushi at Itsudemo which is a Japanese restaurant with Huang and her friend. I was very glad to hear that Huang said that it was very delicious, because sushi is traditional Japanese dish and my favorite food. And she tried wasabi(Japanese horseradish), but she added it too much and almost cried.
Then, we talked about Japanese movies and TV program and learnt some phrases and the words on family members. Actually, it was second for me to go this restaurant, but I really enjoyed sushi and talking with my friends!
Our fourth meeting was in Pella’s cafe on November 4th.
Actually, we met at Sokos first but there is not suitable place to learn, so we walked around the center of city looking for a place we can learn. Then, we found Pella’s cafe and enter it. I was glad to be able to go there because the symbol of the cat of the cafe is cute and I wanted to go there! The sandwich I ate was very good. We talked a lot and learned some words about animals. And surplisingly, we met at a Halloween party at the night! We met twice a day.
This time we went to Stockman on wednesday 31.10. Cui and Li had hoped to learn the finnish names for make up, cosmetics etc.
I teached them the basic stuff like
- lipstick= huulipuna
- powder= puuteri
- concealer= peitevoide
- eyeliner =silmien rajauskynä
- cream= voide
and so on….
Lii and Cui were really nice and made me a paper with most common cosmetics. It really helps to see how the word is written.
We agreed to meet next week and go bowling! It will be a little more relaxed setting without teaching so much. It also will be our 9th meeting and we are almost done with the course O.O It’s been so fun and enlightening experience <3
We met and ate traditional dishes of each other’s country in apartment of Huang’s friend at a night of holidays. I cooked rice, miso soup, and Nikujaga(meat and potato stew flavored with soy sauce). Huang and her friend cooked many Chinese dishes and all of them were very good! I was surprised because there are the dishes similar to the dishes which they cooked like dumplings and candied sweet potatoes in Japan. We talked about table manner and culture each other while eating. Then, we learned words on colors at my apartment because her friend’s room and my room are in same building. It was very good time!
Last Sunday(October 7th), we went to the Pyynikki observation tower. The reason why we chose there to meet is that I really wanted to eat the famous donuts of the cafe on the side of the tower! We enjoyed the very sweet donuts and a cup of coffee.
Also, we talked about each other country’s education. I was very surprised to hear that Chinese students go to school early in the morning and go back home at 12am!
Then, we had a great view of Tampere from top of the tower. But it’s so cold, so we couldn’t stay there so long.
On a pretty Saturday morning, me and my chinese friends + Tony, met on Sokos. They had wished I could teach them finnish names of the basic foods, drinks, desserts and so on. I had already prepared a paper for them with most common finnish foods.
As we learned, we disscused diffrences between Chinese cusine and finnish cusine. I learned that in China, chocolate is very bad compared to Finnish chocolate. Maybe it’s because Finnish chocolate is pretty preservative free and made in Finland?
It was also intresting to learn, that unlike in finnish, chinese words are based on something. Like Blueberry (Mustikka) is in chinese Lánméi, meaning blue colored berry. “-méi” means berry. Also that “Huang” means yellow.
We didn’t plan our next meeting yet, but it will hopefully take place this week. We are already half way done with our course! I hope we will still keep in touch after it ^^