We had our last meeting in Kahvilla again, because it is cosy place and it’s not far from Satu’s and my place. We started the conversation with the activities that we have been doing for the last weeks. I’m living in Toas City with other exchange students and as the spring semesters comes to an end, we give a lot of goodbye-parties. It’s hard to see your friends leaving after living together for four or five months. Satu told me about her job in the pub and about her summer job. She will work on summer festivals and she is very excited about it.
Satu prepared a small test about Finnish language and culture. The test contained 7 questions and I was able to answer 5 questions correctly. I almost knew the answers to the two other questions.
- What is the approximate population of Tampere
- What are the names of the two ice-hockey teams of Tampere
Tappara and Ilves (the last one I forgot, because I cheered for Tappara)
- How do you say in spoken Finnish ‘minä olen’.
Mä oon (I forgot this too, because I always speak the written language)
- Name three traditional Finnish foods
Mustamakkara, cloud berry jam, karelian pie
- How do you order a beer in a Finnish pub?
Moi, (yksi) olut kiitos.
- What is the filling in Karelian pier
Rise, eggs, butter
After the test we spoke about our plans in the future and I told Satu that she had to visit me when she would be on her exchange next year. She’s going to the Amsterdam in the Netherlands, but she promised that she would visit Belgium too. It is not that far anyway. I told her that I could guide her some Flemish cities and that I could show her interesting places in Belgium.
I enjoyed this course very much and I think it was very interesting to learn something about Finnish habits and culture. I liked it to teach my own language and I enjoyed to show off my country.