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The Moomin Museum

I and Ranja have done our fifth meeting. There was in Moomin Museum and I found book about story of Moomins and can know more information about it. So Ranja have took her children. It added a lot of fun because it’s so cool see how children and adult smile together for simple things. That was so amazing before I didn’t know much stories. I was noticing that the Museum very modern there is a lot of hand made by Tove Jansson. Also we’ve listened Moomi stories twice – first Finnish and after that Russian. Unfortunately in the Museum illegal take photos but I saved my tickets from there. It was so good meeting.

https://muumimuseo.fi/en/ 

Chapter # 3

Time for testing new food

Today we have had our third meeting in the Student house. So we had the next plan:
1. Nessi tested Russian sweets like condensed milk (Сгущёнка) and gingerbreads also we drank a tea with other candies
2. A presentation about Nicholas II which Margo prepared for us
3. We watched the movie “Anastasia”
4. We discussed our next steps and the meetings

 

You can read more:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anastasia_(1997_film)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Execution_of_the_Romanov_family
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Condensed_milk 

 

My first step in the Finnish language

So Finnish my fourth languages which I start to learn except Russian. I have a very good teacher – Ranja because she is a good speaker in the Russian language. Sometimes she can explain to me the Finnish language on Russian that is very cool. We decided to share our time equally. Thus we had the first part of Finnish where we learned Luku 1 and I want to learn one chapter for one meeting. Then we studied Russian. We tried to improvise Russian dialogue like a Greeting.

When you start a new language so you learn a new structure, grammatic and spealling, therefore, your brain creatives unique thoughts and new ideas. I think it’s a good reason for studing new things 😉 Here common words which you should know if you live in Finland.

Be polite and good luck to study new!  

Chapter # 2

Talking time

Welcome back! So our German – Russian meeting was simple. We decided to talk about history. The topic for our discussion was Чернобыль – Tschernobyl – Chernobyl.

«a town near Kiev in Ukraine where an accident at a nuclear power station in April 1986 resulted in serious radioactive contamination in Ukraine, Belarus, and other parts of Europe»

We met for a lunch at TAMK canteen. We found an extremely interesting theme for each other. Also, we started to research some information, movies, pictures about it. I remember my History classes in my school it was so informative and amazing. I think all people should talk about it for the future as a huge bad lesson for humans. It’s so important in our days because we have a lot of nuclear and other dangerous energy which can potentially hazardous for all of us.

You can read and watch more: 

https://web.archive.org/web/20120322030018/http://www.chelu.eu/Blog/?p=88
https://www.instagram.com/chernobyltour/?hl=ru 
https://web.archive.org/web/20120322030018/http://www.chelu.eu/Blog/?p=88
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5196166/
https://www.netflix.com/fi-en/title/70233317

 

Chapter # 1

Our cooking time 

I want to tell our short story about German – Russian time. My name is Julia and in my group, I have also Johanna from Germany and Margarita from Russia. We met together and told about our plans, therefore we decided to the organized first meeting for cooking German food. We like sweet and we baked Apfelstrudel. You can see a receipt on this photo and you can try to cook something similar.

English
German
Russian
An apple crumble der Apfelstrudel Яблочный штрудель
chopped almonds gehackte Mandeln измельченный миндаль
raisin die Rosine  изюм
vanilla sugar Vanillezucker ванильный сахар
an apple der Apfel яблоко
bread crumbs Semmelbrösel панировочные сухари
Eggs Essig яйца
wheat flour Weizenmehl мука
salt Salz соль
ice-cream die Eiscreme мороженое

Good luck! See you soon in the next post.

Our last meeting (Fin-Rus)

On the 6th of December it was Finnish Independence day and we thought that it would be a nice idea to arrange our last meeting then 🙂 We met in the city centre and went to the coffee place in Tampere Hall to enjoy the last cup of coffee in this company together this year because the second period is almost done and we will have our winter holidays. We shared our plans for Christmas and New Year, summed up all our meetings and made our own feedback for EOTO course what we’ve learnt and what did we like about it. We all agreed that it would be nice to continue getting together for language practice and just for fun as well.

After coffee we attended the Christmas market in the city centre, it was full of nice stuff, we learned some new words about Christmas and holidays and didn’t notice how time flew and suddenly fireworks started! That was amazing!

After watching it we said bye-bye to each other, wished luck in future language studies and went home. 🙂 Thank you EOTO for the opportunity to meet nice people!

 

Pre-Christmas Party

Our last meeting was EOTO’s Pre-Christmas party at 28.11.18.

We met at TAMKOs Solu. Our usual gang was there with few extra. We played Chinese word game where game leader gives one, same word to everyone but one. Then everyone has to describe their word and after one round everyone has to guess who has the different word.

While we played, we ate some snacks and Warabi Mochi (Japanese delicacy) that Moe had made. It was quite diffrent from what I have ever tasted but quite good. I was sad to learn they don’t like salmiac 😭

(Picture from Japan entire.com)

This was our last, official meeting with my dear friends but we agreed to meet outside EOTO too since we have gähad so much fun and why stop now?

This course was one of the best courses I’ve had during my 3,5 year in TAMK ❤️

Chatting in Moro Sky Bar

On Thursday we had our ninth meeting at Moro Sky Bar.  The tower is quite high so the views are nice also. We hadn’t talked about preparing material to teach and just to be sure I prepared a little bit to teach, which went like it did previous times. We have our own style in studying and teaching that we all know, so it is easy to teach and learn in our group.

I don’t really remember many Korean words yet and my skills in writing Korean are a bit lacking too, but you can’t learn a new language in a short period of time (especially if you don’t have much time to review and go through what you have learned). All in all this is a good basis for me to continue learning Korean.

After studying a bit we talked about differences between Korea and Finland. We talked for example about the weather, how dark it is and how there is not much of snow like one could expect when coming to Finland. It was good to just relax and chat and enjoy each others company.

Next time will be our last time at the pre-Christmas party and I will try to think of something good to bring there. See you there!

Cosmetics

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

Fireworks

This time we enjoyed our time  at the Tampere Festival of Lights. I had trouble of finding them since there were so much people! There were music, light art and some fireworks! Li and Cui had their usual gang with them (Sisi and Huang).

It was very nice event even thought stage was little small and quite far away. Pete Parkkonen sung very nice love songs. Firework was amazing and more prettier than our Independence day celebrations. They said they liked it very much.

After event we walked around the city admiring lights of the city that were now lit. Because it was already so late, not many places were open. We talked about the purpose of the Light Festival, little bit of local history and just general stuff.

We ended up going to Plevna Cinema to warm up and decided our next meeting date.

(Picture is from Valoviikot facebook page, I forgot to take fotos :<)