I was thinking about starting to write in Finnish because maybe my parent’s would like to read this, but somehow I feel it’s easier for me to blog in English. Maybe I’ll just write in both.
I HAVE SOME PICTURES:
And then finally in Aberdeen. Some random pics from my first week:
My electric wheelchairs tire broke, and I was quite unsure on how to act so I looked for another person in a wheelchair and she called the disability advisor, who soon came with a mobility scooter and handed it to me and took my wheelchair to be fixed. Quite awesome, that would have never ever happened in Finland.
Next is a pic of me in the scooter at Bobbins. A nice pub near the school.
// Mun sähkäristä meni rengas puhki ja en ihan ollut varma että miten pitäisi nyt toimia, niin etsin käsiini toisen pyörätuolissa olevan ja hän soitti paikalle “vammaisneuvojan” joka toi mulle lainaan sähköskootterin ja vei mun sähkärin korjattavaksi. Aika siistiä, ei olisi ikinä tapahtunut Suomessa. Seuraavassa kuvassa minä skootterin kanssa Bobbinissa. Pubi koulun lähellä.
I have some other pics from the city center I took on Thursday but I’m way too hungry right now to post them, so I think I’ll do that in the evening. We are going to Codona’s Amusement Park today with Henri so I might get some cool pics there too! 🙂
// Mulla on muitakin kuvia keskustasta torstailta, mutta oon nyt niin nälkäinen että taidan laittaa ne vasta illalla. Mennään tänään Codona’s huvipuistoon Henrin kaa niin otan sieltä sitten kuvia.
Ok this is maybe the clearest pic I actually took. I don’t know if it was fools luck or did I break the camera after I took this as I recall this must have been one of the first ones I took. My camera is a Diana Mini and looks like this:
I think the white was super cool. Now, some more pics:
OKAY, yes we used a lot of taxi. Smoking prohibited.
Well, of course. The Big Ben.
Well sometimes we shop in Primarché. Classy.
My dear friend Kim Q.
Sandra. Both of the previous are from Primark.
What a cliché to shoot buses, but hey, atleast the had colour.
Well. Maybe I was a bit propietary on the camera as this is the only pic of myself, a glare from the elevator wall from out hotel in London. Our room was awesome, we had our breakfast as room service, now that was cool.
Last Saturday I had my house warming party, combined with a small fiesta; my friend Henri returned from peacekeeping forces in Afganistan! The party went well, even though we forgot to buy the spirits for the punch. But, Kim went and bought some ciders, which we added to the punch. It worked quite well I think. Most of my closest friends in Helsinki were here and thank you all for making the party so glamourous! ❤ I love you guys.
My fridge is still full of drinks. Too bad, I can’t buy any food (maybe I’ll lose some weight…) until I have cleared some shelves. The after party was, traditionally, in Don’t Tell Mama. I am the fag hag of the village. I think we had a good time, though I really don’t remember the entire night. That is rather traditional too. Anyways, Henri was going to Aberdeen to sort things out as he is moving back there in the Autumn with his son and the mother-of-his-son Elina. Liam is such a cute kid, I was in his 1st birthday party few weeks ago.
Anyway Eric was going to come to stay at my place for the night and I thought we’d see Henri off to the airport with Eric. We had some more beer at the airport. What happened next was that Eric and I were left to the counter with Henri’s MasterCard and we bought ourselves tickets to Heathrow too. We were there about 15 minutes after Henri and we got seats next to him on the next flight to Aberdeen. Before that we had 5 hours time before the Aberdeen flight in the Heathrow Airport. We were a bit drunk the whole time. That Bloody Mary in the next picture was really good, I bought from Mark&Spencer ‘s. Unfortunately it ended up on outside my stomach at some point. Pics related:
Our friend Sandra lives in London so she came to see us on the airport. She didn’t believe we were really coming, until Eric called her just right before our flight took off in Helsinki and the speakers said “Ladies and Gentlemen, please close your seatbelts”. We had some wine in the plane with Eric. Surprise… Two HelloKitty’s on a plane to London. Great ideas come under the influence of alcohol. We called this the Carpe Diem -trip. No luggage to worry about, how convenient.
We arrived to Aberdeen in the afternoon and I finally saw the city I would be moving to in September. I applied to Aberdeen University through UCAS in the Christmas Holidays to study International Relations & Politics. The school is a big grey Harry Potter-castle. Surprisingly very wheelchair accessible too. A very cool city, though it was raining a lot and the seagulls screaming were a bit annoying.
I don’t like rain but I guess I will get used to it…
BECAUSE, when I got back home I had received mail from Aberdeen Uni, and they gave me a conditional offer, which means that I have to do a language test, IELTS or TOEFL. How boring. IELTS costs like 175euros. Well, I will do anything I guess. I think I’ll get enough points from either test. I also have to send them a copy of my lukio diploma.
I don’t know if my mom was too happy about me leaving to Scotland for probably the next 4 years, as she is always worrying about everything. Atleast I am finally going back to school. And a university too this time. I will get a degree!!! I would have a permanent job here in Finland at the moment though. And if I wanted to go back to school in Finland, I’d have a place in HAAGA-HELIA university of applied sciences to study BBA. But…
I want my future to be in IR.
And it is a hell of a job to get in to Helsinki University to study Political Sciences.
Okay, I think my blog might just die a bit!
I lost my phone during the last night in London. Do not ask my where and how, I think I had it in my bra and it must have just slipped somewhere. Nice going. Now I have my old shitty phone which does not have the amazing wordpress app and let me upload straight from the road. I have some pics from the trip on my camera! I bought a Diana Mini, which is a small analogue camera, and takes retro pics! I love it. Or I hope I will, we shall see when the pics come… I ordered them also on a CD so I will be posting them here too when I get them.
I had no idea how the camera worked at first, but it’s so cool because I just spontaneously took pics on the road in London! I hope there’s even few decent pics of the Big Ben & London Eye…
Also, I am waiting for htc to come up with a new model, similar to Desire. Any tips?