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Birthday party

Our fourth meeting was at my place 28.10.2017, because we were celebrating my 20th birthday! We were drinking ( a lot ), ate cake, played cards against humanity ( and came to conclusion that we are horrible people, especially Irene, she won. ), and talked a lot. My friends from school met my friends outside of school and we had fun. I actually translated one finnish song to Irene, it’s called Rusketusraidat which means tanning lines. Song is about rebellious girl whose parents are conservative.

Spanish – English – Finnish

Ojo/s – eye/s – silmä/t

Panche – punch – booli

Fiesta – party – juhlat/bileet/pippalot

Corazón – heart – sydän

Cerveza – beer – olut/ kalja / bisse

Cubata – longdrink – lonkero

Tarta – cake – kakku

Pastel – pie – piirakka

Vino – wine – viini

Líneas de bronceado – tanning lines ( song) – rusketusraidat

Lavendería – laundry – pyykki

Velas – candles – kynttilä

Tatuaje – tattoo – tautointi

New York cafè – Italian and German girls’ diary pt.3

On Tuesday afternoon, after a good coffee and a delicious cake, Anna, Marta and I started our third meeting of “Each one teach one” in New York cafè.

Last time we didn’t finished to explain all the numbers because we were a little bit tired from the practical training and the University, so for this time we decided to start from numbers between 11 and 1000. In Italian language, numbers are not so difficult, infact Anna was very good and she learned them very fast. In German language, in my opinion, they are easy until 10, but from 11 to 1000 they are very difficult and full of consonant! I think that I will train a lot on write them correctly and also on pronunce them in the correct way. After numbers we start to go through days and months and I learned how to say my birthday: “Ich habe am 16 juni Geburstag”. More or less months are very similar and i didn’t found problem to learn them (At least one thing is easy =D).

Time goes very fast when you like do something and for us is everytime in this way. I am very happy because, also if it is difficult, i am learning a lot of new words and how to make short sentences.

See you soon! Lot of kisses from the cakes’ addicted!


11/12/2016 – 9th meeting Hungarian/French

Now, it is time for me to cook French Food!

For this meeting ont he 8th of December, we met in Pinja (my place) in the center of Tampere. Béla (my Hungarian flatmate) and me cooked a French cake called ‘Galettes des Rois’. It was quite difficult because we need special plates and specials ingredients but I think that they appreciated the results.

It is a very famous cake in France that we eat every year at the beginning of January and which is usually decorated with a crown. I put a lot of almonds because it is the main flavour in this cake.

During this meeting, we also talked about famous French deserts and how to cook them.


Meeting #5

For our fifth meeting, we met up at my apartment and decided to make homemade pizza and chocolate cream cake. Both of those foods required an oven, so they were a new thing for the Korean students to try out. I had also prepared a vocabulary list beforehand, with words concentrating on places and traveling.

The pizza turned out very delicious, and everyone was looking forward to baking the cake afterwards. I let Haley and Yeaeun do most of the work on the cake, since they hadn’t made one before at home and were excited to try it out. Every step of the process was interesting to them. The baking process went really well, and the cake turned out delicious!

It’s really interesting for me to see how even such simple things (like an oven) can be a big deal to people who don’t have access to one. I cook food in an oven a lot, and take it for granted that I have one since I’ve had access to it all my life. Yet making the pizza and baking the cake really showed me how different cooking can be in another culture, and how their cuisine has evolved because of it. We ended up talking a lot about cakes, and how in Korea people buy them from the store and they’re an expensive delicacy there. In Finland, I could bake one every day if I wished, and the basic ingredients aren’t expensive at all.

With our hunger sated, we started going over the vocabulary. I had chosen words that had risen up in our earlier conversations, and which would be useful when going around Finland. In retrospect, it would’ve been better to have these words the first thing, so they would have time to use and practice them more. Traveling related words are usually the most important words in a new language, especially if you need to get around in that country. Anyway, we had a long discussion about transportation, and different kinds of stores and public facilities in both countries. Asking directions in another language was still a little tricky, so we just concentrated on the names of places and recognizing them when traveling.

Here is the document for the third lesson: finnishlesson3

9th meeting: Korean food and homemade cake!

Haley, Yeaeun Essi and I decided to make a traditional Korean Food together. We made Bulgogi which is sweet tasty pork with onions and mushrooms and Dak bukumtang which is made of chicken and it has spicy tasty, at the beginning I was a little bit scared about the spicy food, because I hear that the Korean food is really spicy, but at the end I could eat it perfectly!

Haley and Yeaeun bought all the ingredients before our meeting and once we arrived to Essis’s house we started to cook together. Essi bought a rice cooker when she went to Japan two years ago with her family, so the rice was perfectly cooked in the rice cooker automatically.

First, we started with the Dak bukumtang, because need more time to be ready, Yeaeun explain us how to make this Korean chicken spacy soup and we helped her to do it. Once the soup was in the pot, we started the Bulgogi, Haley explain us how to prepared this dish.

Once we finished to cook was time to eat! We prepared a rice bowl for each one and we ate those delicious foods. As I said before, the Dak bukumtang was spacy, but with the rice Essi and I could eat well.


After finished our meals we started baking a homemade chocolate cake with vanilla frosting. When the cake was in the oven, than needed more than 45 minutes to be done, we decided to go to the lake near Essi’s house to walk and enjoy the nature of Finland. The weather was really nice, was a sunny day!

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Finally, we came back when the cake was ready, so we finished to make it, preparing the vanilla frosting and then was time to eat our delicious homemade cake, we ate all the cake!


Was one of our last meetings, I’m going to miss my each one teach one members and our meetings!

#10 – Last meeting and Pre-Christmas Party

We’re nearing Christmas, holidays and me leaving Finland.

For our last meeting I invited my students Kaisa and Maija to my own place for having a small Christmas party 🙂 I still have some German Christmas candies, cookies and cakes from my visiting friends so I let them try out these snacks.

As a special treat, I had Glühwein from Germany. It’s flavoured red wine and super typical for Christmas in Germany, they sell it in every store/supermarket during Christmas season and at every Christmas market. It has to be heaten up in a pot since you only drink it warm ;D

While sitting around in the living room of my apartment we were listening to German Christmas songs, read the lyrics, sang along and talked about the meanings. Christmas songs have a wonderfully cozy touch to them, so we had a very relaxing evening with some sweets, wine and good music.

Here you can listen to a nice mix of the most popular German Christmas songs 🙂

>>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hf_-e9EWPjI

As a little Christmas gift I baked some cookies for Maija and Kaisa like I did for all my exchange study friends, the whole load looked like this 😀

When I asked for feedback they said that all in all, they were able to refresh and expand their German language very well and in a very funny way, which makes me feel glad that I was able to help them out. EOTO was a really new but positive experience to me. I am glad that I chose this course, EOTO is about more than just learning or teaching languages, it’s something that made my stay abroad more valuable.

I even received Christmas presents from my students, thanks a lot, Maija and Kaisa for the chocolate, it was sooo good! ♥ It was very, very fun with you, I could do it again any time! To have all the meetings, to talk and laugh about the German and Finnish language and just to hang out, talk with you about life and universty and walk around in Tampere. It has been a pleasure! I wish you all the best, let’s keep in touch! 😀

With this entry I want to finish my EOTO blogs, hope you enjoyed it, kiitos for reading! Hope we see each other again sometime, somewhere! 🙂

~~~ Theresa ♥