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EPISODE 3: Let’s go for a bit of “cerveceo”

There’s something that Spaniards like more than the sun, a beer under the sun. And this afternoon there was sun in Finland (YES THERE WAS SUN) and we felt a bit thirsty, so we had everything we needed to enjoy a cold, fresh, golden and foamy “cerveza”.

Of course this meeting was the perfect opportunity to compare two of the most famous beers in Spain, Estrella Damm and Mahou. At this point I had to gave to Pablo a piece of my heart, I had to give him one of my last cans of Mahou… anyways, he filled this empty place with one of his Estrella Damm.

Talking about this beers and what we use to do while we drink them, we realized that this two beers have one thing more in common apart from the color and the barley, this beers are the banners of two of the biggest cultures in Spain. Both are the definition of our cultures, and that’s what they transmitted really successfully via their ads.

You should have seen Pablo’s face while he was speaking about Estrella Damm. His eyes reflected all what he felt in Mataró with his friends, each song that they listened at the music fest while they were drinking a Estrella, each minute under the sun in the beach, each dinner in a terrace, each joke and each laugh he has shared with his friends, those that we were sharing that afternoon, and those that will come. Friends that’s the key piece.

This is Pablo thinking about Estrella Damm and his friends.

We can’t forget the Mahou! We don’t have beach and sea but we have thousands of bars, and this time I’m not overreacting, I swear that the Madrilian culture is the bar culture. And wherever you go in Madrid you should order a beer, but not any beer, a Mahou, as my father does and my grandfather did. Mahou represents this tiny things that should never change, like you mother’s “tortilla de patata” recipe, or the afterwork beer with you best friends.

Okay at this point I have to finish with my reflection, I’m crying out loud missing my friends and my mom’s tortilla.

Hong Kong, my home


We have a small group, consist of 3 different nationality — Czech, Russian and Hongkongese. In this meeting, it is more about getting to know each others and an Introduction of my home, Hong Kong. I am sure a lot of people have hear about it, but not much people know where is it and the relationship of China. I have share about some current issue we have been facing for year , for example, the sub-divded flat or extreme Gini coefficient.

I am happy to share these problems  to my group, as most of the people only know about how beautiful of our city. It is an opportunity let myself to think about these problems, even I have been study aboard more than a year. Moreover, it is really interesting know about how other countries perceived their priority. Even in different countries, family is always important.

I am looking forward for the next meeting, it gonna be so much fun. 🙂

Burritos and goodbyes, 10th meeting

On May 17th we had our last meeting. We decided to grab a bite in Bar Burrito and just enjoy each other’s company for the last time. The food was actually really good, I do recommend the place. The company was even better. This EOTO -course has been quite a journey and the best thing that came out of that is the friendship. I might not be able to speak fluent German, but at least I’ve learned a lot and now have a good basis on which to build. In my opinion that is good enough and I just need to continue studying.

Thank you Amelie, hope to see you soon somewhere 🙂

Last meeting

3rd of May I made last meeting with Olha. We met at night in city and went to pub. It was cold night since I wear spring costume. So we quickly went inside of pub and had chatting about why she start to have interest to Korea. and what I learned during this exchanging time. I didn’t teach Korean in this time but it was really comfortable last meeting. I was surprised because the chance she are interested to Korea was nice friends met in good timing. I also get interested to some countries during this exchange student time usually because of nice friends having open mind from there. I enjoyed this Each one Teach one program with Olha (especially because of you! ) and hope we will see in Korea next year! I will miss Tampere and You, Olha. See you again!