Tonight: pre-Christmas party with my PDP-team. Jag ska bjuda på julmust och få hjälp att äta upp mina döbakta lussekatter ;)
Tomorrow: cleaning and then Linköping!!
Both universities requires a seperate registration for the exam than for the course. Why is that? You have to write the exam in order to pass the course. Would it not mean that everyone would like to write the exam then?
Lisäsin Hannan ilmoittautuneisiin:
Hänelle voisi sanoa, että muistaa kertoa opintokirjan numeronsa ensi kerralla, koska saman nimisiä voi olla Aallossa useinkin (nyt ei ollut). Sen lisäksi tietenkin, että muistaa ensi kerralla ilmoittautua ajoissa.
En näe hänen sähköpostiinsa, toimisiko firstname.lastname@example.org? Laitetaan cc kokeiluksi.
Apparently even names get different suffix assigned when bending the Finnish language.
Hanna --> Hannan
Well, I should get back to studying now when I have a reason for it again.
But not any Thursday. Today I had my last presentation. Now there is only one exam between me and the Christmas break. Not that I will have much of a break due to two presentations in January, but I am happy. Next week, this time, I will be at the airport heading back to Sweden. And most importantly I got a housing offer today and will most likely not be homeless in January :D
An update: the day keeps getting better! I just got an email from Sveriges Ingenjörer that they granted my scholarship application.
I have been asking around quite a bit how this day is celebrated. My Finnish friends, who have their families within a reasonable distance, are going home to spend time with them. I have been recommended an annual TV broadcast that goes live both on the Finnish and Swedish speaking channel. What you will see is about two hours of the Finnish president shaking hands with important people that he has invited to the president palace. I imagine that I will be similar to the Nobel prize festivities with reporters whom will comment on the people and hat they are wearing. However this year they are renovating the president palace in Helsinki so the celebration will take place in a city called Tampere instead.
So what can one do in Helsinki except whatching TV? (As far as I know everything is closed today. One guy even left earlier yesterday to go grocery shopping in order to have something to eat today.) From the University I have recieved information about a student procession with torchlights that will take place down town. I am at school now but that is something that I probably will check out later.
Students will wear the Finnish graduation cap and walk behind their respective student organization flag. The route will follow the funeral cortege of a Marshal Mannerheim who died in 1951. The procession finish at Senate Square with speeches, choir music, and ends with Finnish national anthem sung together.
This is the guy, Marshal Emil Carl Gustaf Mannerheim:
According to Wikipedia he was a military leader during the Finnish civil war, commander of defence during World War II and the 6th president of Finland between 1944-1946. I also know by experience that one of the main streets in Helsinki is named after him.
So far it has not snowed enough in my opinion. Just some flakes in the evening that have been gone before lunch the next day. However I believe that the cold is here to stay now.
I found these these prints in the Design district. Sauna and coffee - Finns in a nutshell. I would guess that F would be for Fazer and R for Rye bread.
So for a few days I swoped sauna, moomin and Finnish design for sun, architecture and Spanish food. Besides bad insulation in Anna's apartment (slept with a beanie on one night) everything was great. I was really impressed with the Spanish that she had picked up. I got to meet her flatmates, see her campus, the beach and then we took a train to a small town called Xativa to look at and old fortress. Most of all I ate, walked and enjoyed the sun. It was great catching up end compare our exchanges that are quite different. I truly understand that Anna is enjoying her exchange too.