For seventh meeting we gathered together in house of Iris again to bake so called Korvapuusti – cinnamon rolls. Recipe was in Finnish, so we had another set of words to learn. Some of those I knew from shopping for my own survival during months in Finland, but some of the words were new, and Iris also finally let me know, what does rkl and tl mean 😀
Funny part (at least for Iris) was her asking about amounts of ingredients and asking for help with various things – in finnish x.x So we had training in everyday finnish speaking 😀 We tried our best to guess whole meaning of question and then to answer back in finnish.
While girls were rolling the dough (kneaded by me – I had to do my part of job too), I was filling my white places in vocabulary book, alternately asking Iris and Yuki for those words and phrases in Finnish and Japanese.
Later, we had discussion about religions and age, when people are allowed to marry and drink alcohol. In Japan, they have rather complicated religion, connected with worship of ancestors.
Finally, cinnamon rolls were done and we enjoyed them with tea and some card games.
On December 4, Mari and Joonas and I participated in pre-Christmas party held in tamko office. We intended to gather in the tamko office around 17:00, and I left the house. But I got on the No.25 bus for some reason, and arrived at Prizma when I noticed it. Yes, I got on wrong bus when I changed a bus. I was what stupid! I could choice that I did shopping, but I came back to the main street hastily and got on an regular bus, because I passed the meeting time.
Anyway, I got at tamko office around 18:30, and Mari and Joonas have already arrived there. Then, Germany and Japanese friends gather, too. So firstly, we played cards in all the member.
I was very happy that I could eat some snack or juice during we played cards.
The game that we played first is called ‘murder game’. I was taught it from Joonas, recently, it’s a popular among me. This game’s rule is that first the using cards is K, Q, J and other number cards (1,2,3,and so on), and also means that “K = police, Q = spy, J = murder, and other number cards = citizen”. A person who is a narrator distributes one card to all the members. And finally if several some people could find out ‘’murder”, the entire member except the murder are winner. But if they couldn’t find out the murder or police is killed by murder, murder is winner. It is very strategic game because they don’t know who has which cards each other and can tell a lie. So that’s so interesting!!!
The most of that day, we played cards. I enjoyed the pre-Christmas party because we could have chat not only usual partners but other partners.
P.S. The Hungarian traditional liquor was very strong. But it was so delicious!!
Tuesday evening we met at my place planning to bake some cinnamon rolls.
Of course I wrote the recipe in Finnish, so Marius and Yuki would learn some vocabulary of baking. They learnt nicely ingredients and meanings of rkl (ruokalusikka), tl (teelusikka) and ps (pussi).
Marius mixed the dough and I and Yuki made the rest. And making it more fun (of course) I kept asking questions in Finnish as “Marius, paljonko voita tarvitaan?” (Marius, how much we need butter?) and “Yuki, voitko antaa vehnäjauhon?” (Yuki, could you pass the wheat flour?). Answers were accepted only in Finnish. 😀
While rolls were enjoying the heat, we discussed about religions and marriage age. In Slovakia and Finland people need to be 18 to get married and to be allowed drinking alcohol. In Japan women need to be 16 and men 18 to get married, and 20 to be allowed mess with alcohol. 😀
Cinnamon rolls were enjoyed with some tea and card games.