Last Thursday we had our 8th meeting at Pyynikki observatory. We met around 5 p.m. It was quite dark. When I first came to Finland, It started getting dark from about 10 p.m. but now the sky is starting to get darker from even 4 p.m. I can’t still get used to it. Anyway, I found the view really fascinating on the top of the tower. It was because many lights made the view more beautiful. And then we went to the café downstairs and got doughnuts and tea.
Gayeon introduced different kinds of Korean songs to Laura first. What made me surprised was Laura’s been quite familiar with K-pop. And then I also prepared some words, sentence about color and day. It’s still difficult to teach Korean, especially grammar.
I learned some verbs and grammar and some words about color and day. I started to study Finnish for the exam, so Finnish is getting easier for me compared to the prior meeting.
We had a good meeting. I’m looking forward to the next meeting.
First we decided to meet at Cafe Aitoleipä 12.00. I was there one hour before (because of the Easter someone needed to find out is it open, because internet didn’t tell). At 11.45 I went there again, but it was full. I had time, so I tried to find a better place for us (place where we can at least sit). Just 200 meters from Cafe Aitoleipä there is Pyynikin munkkikahvila, and it was not full. I sent a message to every one and we decided to go to Pyynikin munkkikahvila. < —–There you can get Tampere’s best doughnuts by the way 😉
I went inside to wait others, because NYSSE (Tampere’s public buss) was late again. When everyone arrived we started to test our learning by using Quizzlet. We went through all our previous meetings and tried to remember words what we should have learned. I can tell you that mine were bit lost…
Diego did same thing (but of course he tried to remember Finnish words) and he was pretty good. Great job Diego and thank you for our learning 🙂
We had planned to arrive Pyyniki’s tower 9 am, so I was forced to leave my nice and warm bed too early. I and Yuki escaped mist inside and enjoyed famous doughnuts at tower’s cafe while waiting Marius, who had some issues with buses. We started to go through grammar and vocabulary we were interested in. For me that was hotel and cafe vocabulary (most of them are written with katakana because being loanwords from english).
Marius found his way to the tower and we lifted ourselves to the less misty top.
While heading to Tallipiha we practised both left/right and expressing time in Japanese and Finnish. Tallipiha was nice on busy with pony-ride and open shops. We had such wonderful Finnish practising situations while buying chocolate and a portion of smoked salmon. I taught “Kuinka iso annos on?” (How big is the portion?), “Yksi annos savustettua lohta, kiitos” (One portion of smoked salmon, thank you) and “Voinko maksaa kortilla” (Can I pay with card?).
Yuki decided to stay in city centre for shopping so I and Marius went together to get something to eat. We ended up eating black sausage (mustamakkara) and learning verbs in Finnish.
I think today’s meeting was a succes. We learned what we planned and even more. Nice places were visited, delicious food was eaten and we enjoyed ourselves. 🙂