During this meeting we baked oliebollen. Oliebollen are a dutch delicacy. The closest thing to it that you can find in Finland is munkki. Oliebollen are usually made on the new years day only. We had a ready made mix where you only have to add water so the preparation process was quite easy. When the dough is ready you drop spoonfuls of it in hot oil. The oliebollen stay in the oil for about 5 minutes until they are golden brown. After that you just need to sprinkle them with powdered sugar and they are ready to be eaten!
While shopping for ingridients (mainly just a lot of oil) I learned some useful phrases that might be handy to know when visiting for example a shop or a bakery
Where can I find…? = Waar kan ik … vinden?
How much does this cost? = Hoe veel kost dit?
I would like to have this, please = Ik wil graag deze, alstublieft
Where can I find the fitting rooms? = Waar zijn de pashokjes?
Pay with cash / card = contant betalen / pinnen
Discount / offer = Korting / aanbieding
Price = Prijs
Receipt = Bonnetje
For meeting 8 we went out to watch some football. During the break we compared Finland and Holland in terms of how people make football into a profession. Here in Finland it seems that most people who work for small clubs also have a ”real” job aside coaching or playing. I personally haven’t met anyone who would have a purely football-realated profession here. In Holland most coaches work full time. Also in Holland people have a lot more to chances to make it into the field of football since there are a lot of different football clubs there.