I have not posted to this brog before, so i’m going to write about my first and second EOTO meeting.
First meeting, we had a meeting in the cafe. The main topic is Origami. So I showed them how to fold origami. First I taught how to create turu: a famous Japanese origami. I think a lot of Japanese people(not 100%) can fold turu. My partner Iris and Marius can fold it very well! After we made flog, paper balloon, kabut(Japanese traditional hat), paper airplane, fox, butterfly and rikisi(a sumo wrestler). Also we learned about those name in Finnish and Japanese.
Second meeting, that is Tampere day so we went to pyynikki tower and enjoyed munkki <3 we learned some vocabulary we were interested in. After that, We went to Tallipiha and have smoked salmon <3 Not only eating but also i learned how to ask question for shopping in finish and slovak. For example “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?). And also I could practice how to count number and time in Finnish.
I had a good time and It was very fun to learn language! I’m looking forward to the next lessons and I tried to practice more to be able to count number and time fluently!!
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. 🙂