Today we met in the Moro Sky Bar which is in Torni. There was very beautiful view. We talked about movies (also in Finnish), kindergartens and I told about inspecting patient. I thought it would be really hard to tell inspecting the patients because I had to use the specific words. I got through it well and I had smaller pauses when I spoke. My speaking was fluent today. It was really nice to speak about the subject I really knew and I had to explain those clearly because Färhad didn’t knew. I told F.A.S.T which we can use when we have the patient who may have a stroke. It means F= face, A= arm, S= speech and T=time. You can google it to get more information about it. I told also A B C D E F what we can use to support our memory. We use this all the time in the ambulance when we meet the patients. A is airway, B is breathing, C is circulation, D is disability (neurological status), E is usually exposure (look and touch the patient from head to toes) and F is family or friends or future or fetus (what you have to notice or you can have more information by asking it from friends or family). I really liked to talk about these! I thought today how much better I have become to compared my skills to last fall.
Färhad told me that year isn’t the same in all countries. I haven’t ever thought that. It is really strange and normal at the same time. 😀 Färhad told where he has been travelling in Finnish. And I told him what movies I like. Today our conversations were really great and I had fun!
Last meeting we had just before Matija had to go back home. And location high up at TORNI hotelli sky bar. I hadn’t been there before and Tampere looked so very beautiful with all the lights in the darkness. 🙂
Last meeting was about closure.
We discussed how Thomas and Matija’s point of view had changed about Finland through out these months and what EOTO-meetings had meant for them and me of course. 🙂 We were all happy about the cultural and lingual learning process and meeting each other like this. EOTO made us friends, I think I hadn’t met these guys and did or even thought about all the things we learned together if it wasn’t a course like this. 🙂
If we have time we’ll still have one meeting with Thomas in Finland and hopefully more totally casual meetings in the future with both Matija and Thomas! I’m very happy about the course and what it gave to me culturally and personally. 🙂
On 5th of November, Mari and Joonas and I went to café and I taught them Japanese. For us, it was the first time that we have meeting at outside our house! And we have the purpose to practice the Finnish at café on that day.
We gathered in front of a railway station at 18:00 and went to the Torni hotelli sky bar is the top floor of the Torni hotelli (the highest black building) that Joonas recommended from there.
Because the outside was cold, it was very comfortable in the hotel. And also atmosphere of the inside was very stylish. We could overlook a night view of Tampere when we got to the top floor at once! That was so amazing!! In the night view and atmosphere of the bar, both were very very splendid, too! But the bar’s price was slightly high for us, so we decided to go to other café.
Finally, we will have the meeting in Restaurant SEMAFORI where we can drink a coffee with 1 euro. And I ordered coffee in Finnish like the following for the first time here!
“Yksi kahvi, kiitos.”
“Ykusi kiitos. Ole hyvä.”
It was an order for only coffee, but was very very very glad when I could say this order!!!!!! In addition, I wanted paper, too, so I ordered it from staff in Finnish.
This is the coffee that I ordered!!!
After that, I told Mari the Japanese numerical expression. As well as how to count numbers, I taught how to read calendar or how to read time on that day.
The Japanese numerical expression is changed by a scene when we use it, so I thought these was difficult for Mari. I taught Jonas some words that he wanted to know. It is really interesting to teach Japanese! Thanks EOTO!