Thursday, January 31, 2008

Full Time Course and Moving

No, no, no, I'm not planning on moving anywhere, but yesterday we helped Arttu's second brother moving his stuff from the truck to his girlfriend's apartment. We arrived there at around 7 pm and it was -9'C. He said it was freezing HE HE HE HE HE HE...We stayed there a while after we were done with it. Well, it wasn't really done yet. He still has to go back to Pori twice: one time to get the rest of his stuff and the second time to clean up the apartment before he can finally settle down here.

It was pretty funny when he offered us tea or coffee, since the apartment was pretty new to him, so he had a bit of a hard time trying to find everything HA HA HA HA HA...His girlfriend's apartment is very lovely. It's actually like a small housing complex, so there aren't any second or third floors, so there are just plenty of apartments near one another. Her apartment has two bedrooms and it's clear that it's a girl's apartment from the moment I entered the hall HA HA HA HA HA...Even though single guys here can also decorate the apartment well and neatly, there's just this distinct female aura that I can't explain. I'm sure you know what I mean, though HE HE HE...

I LOVE the paintings she put on the living room wall. The big painting is a painting of autumn leafless trees on a long stretch of a road. The colours are mostly white and brown and black. Splendid!!! I also love her sofa and her antique cabinet and living room lamp. No, don't worry, I'm not envious about it. I just thought that it was a nice place to live he he he he...

Another funny thing I found out was that Arttu's nephew (his eldest brother's youngest son) actually wanted to move here, as well. When Arttu's second brother said, "But you have to go to school!", he replied, "I can move to the school in Sodankylä." HA HA HA HA HA HA...Apparently he really likes living here much better than in Pori! ;-D

OK, now let's talk about my full-time course. At first I thought that the first course would be at around 8 am, right? WRONG!!! I got a letter from the firm that organized the course and they said that it would start at 10 am the first day.

Not long after that, my Brit friend MC called me and said, "We have a HUGE problem!" Turned out that she had called our full-time course teacher and she couldn't speak fluent English, though she understood English. Well, at least MC has warned our teacher that the majority of the students will not be able to speak proper Finnish at all, so she needs to brush up her English. MC also said that we'd talk about the rest of the days of the course, whether we'd start at 9 am or 10 am.

Last night Arttu also mentioned this problem to his brother and we were joking about it. I told them that I'd better bring my thick dictionary to the classroom and whenever the teacher said something I didn't understand, I would have to ask her to stop and then I would have to look up the words in a dictionary. That would be "fun" HA HA HA HA HA HA HA...Ahem!!!

I know that it IS good if we're forced to speak in Finnish and to listen to Finnish all the time, but the problem is...if we don't even master the basics yet, how are we supposed to do it, right? It'd be more ideal to listen to Finnish during the whole class if we know some Finnish already and we're already in the intermediate level. Oh's gonna be VERY interesting. That's for sure. I'd better brush up my Finnish, as well, 'coz I haven't studied it well for a while. Oops...there goes my New Year's Resolution HA HA HA HA...Not to worry, though, once the full-time course starts, I'll be studying Finnish more diligently than ever HA HA HA HA HA...

Okie it's time to blog-hop!!! ;-D


  1. Good luck with the class. The first French class I ever took the teacher refused to speak to us in English. I was clueless :-)

  2. Fish: THANKS!!! I'm also VERY looking forward to knowing who else is enrolled in the course...who knows I may find new friends, right? ;-D

  3. Just listening what the teacher said.. if you understand or not... i've this kind of experience.... :) i had just one month ( twice in a week only 2 hours per day)dutch course in indonesia, and when i entered the dutch course here... you will know on your first day hehhee :)

  4. I'm predicting you enjoy the class?

  5. Jeanne: Yeah, I'll definitely report in my blog once I finish my first day he he he...


  6. When i studied dutch, the teacher NOT allowed us to speak english in the class. If we would like to ask question, must be in Dutch. That's why, i always bring big dictionary. It is heavy but at least it is help me in the class :D

    It was also great practice for our Dutch. I believe you will make it. You are good in language ^___^

  7. Good luck with the course!
    Keep us updated.

  8. Looks like you can sleep a little more now.

  9. All the BEST, buddy! Can't wait to hear your first day of going to class. ;D

  10. Jul: Yeah, I know it's good for us to practice, but I can imagine how tough it will be during the first few sessions if she keeps talking only in Finnish, especially when she's explaining the grammar ha ha ha ha...Besides, I don't know if other students have learnt a bit of Finnish or not. If they don't know any Finnish AT ALL, then it's gonna be FUN HA HA HA HA HA...

    The World According to Me: THAAANKKKSSS and yup, I'll keep on writing about it for sure. ;-D

    Blur Ting: HI HI HI...You got that right! You read me like a book!!! *wide grin*

    Choc Mint Girl: THAAANNKKSSS, Buddy!!! I'm really psyched HE HE HE...