Wednesday, February 13, 2008

All in One

1. Today was sunny and beautiful. When I walked to my course this morning, the sun started rising and the sky was partly yellowish and reddish. AWESOME!!! However, when I go back home I started seeing parts of ice here and there. SO SPOOOOKKKYYY!!!! But no matter what, I can't escape the slippery days since they presage spring he he he he he...

2. Yesterday I got a letter from the employment office that I was found eligible to get some student benefit as long as I signed a form that stated that I had indeed been unemployed. The funny thing about Finnish bureaucracy is "silly" questions. For example, in that form I was supposed to write down the reason(s) why I stopped working for my ex boss in Indonesia. I mean...isn't that obvious already? HE HE HE HE HE...

Oh other than doing homework and studying some more, I also have to fill in more papers. I'll ask Arttu's help later he he he...

I don't know yet how much I'm going to get, but I'm ABSOLUTELY looking forward to getting it at the end of the month since I'm DYING to calculate whether the total student benefit I'm going to get during my course will be enough to buy a plane ticket to Indonesia or not he he he he...So cross your fingers with me, will you? ;-D

3. There was something funny happening again in the classroom today. We were supposed to write down sentences based on a picture. The teacher brought some pictures and we had to pick one of them.

When it was my turn to read the sentences I had written down, the teacher laughed when she heard one of them.

I wrote: "The cows are sitting on the grass."

In English, it doesn't sound weird at all, does it? Well, apparently in Finnish it does sound weird since animals aren't supposed to do things (except in children's books), so I had to change it to: "The cows are on the grass."

That's why it's hard to learn a new language since what sounds natural in another language may sound funny or weird in another language HE HE HE HE HE...But I'm REALLY happy since this course is giving us everything we need (at least IMO): grammar, speaking exercises, writing exercises, listening exercises.

4. Today the teacher asked me if I wanted to do a test after the course ended and I said yes. I want to know how far I go after the course ends. If I'm not satisfied yet, I hope there will be a continuation course. If not, we'll see how it goes he he he...

5. I've experienced the negative side effect of stopping the birth control pill: zits start to pop up here and there on my face. ARRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGHHHHH!!!! I HATE zits with all my heart, soul, body, and everything I have he he he...It's just annoying to have zits since EVERYBODY can see them clearly. Gladly they're not too big, but still there are about 5 zits on my face right now. *sob sob*

6. I LOOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEEE MY LIFE, though HE HE HE...And I ain't gonna let my zits bother me he he he he...


  1. everyday there is always new things learn at school isn't it :D

    I hope you can buy ticket to indo

  2. Okay, I'm crossing my fingers for you. ;)

    The sentence does sound funny to me hi hi... because I already knew what you mean, but I imagined something else he he he...

  3. Jul: Yes, that's true he he he...

    Choc Mint Girl: HA HA HA HA HA...So it sounds funny, eh? OK then, no problemo hi hi hi hi...but I wonder what you imagined about...hmmm...*curious stare*

  4. Hi Amel...It doesnt sound funny to me, as we say in England that the cows sit or lay down when its going to rain...(they generally do!!) Silly Finnish language...they have NO humour or acceptance that they could (cows) POSSIBLY sit down!! LOL.... What is this then....scots bloody mist???????? Pah....

    Just WHERE are these spots??? Ive seen you every day except weekends...and you look fine and dandy to me! Your hair is growing quick no problem there either.. :D Love M x

  5. If that image doesnt work, just put sitting cow into was a pic of a lovely brown and white...ooohhhhhh...SITTING!!!!

  6. or should that be Moooooooooooooo?

    As in teacher was a silly mmmmmmooooooooooooo!!!!

  7. Hope you can save your money for your ticket budget.

    I agree with you that we have to love our life :)

  8. Fingers crossed for that plane ticket Amel. Fish x

  9. Amel, hope those zits will disppear too. I've got acne appearing on my faces recently too... could be due to too much CNY goodies n lack of sleep from late night game of mahjong... opssie...

    happy valentine's day to you & hubs....don't get too naughty ok.... heheheh ;)

  10. Zits or no zits, you're still the sweet Amel! Happy Valentine's Day!

  11. Ha ha ha... I just imagined about translating it in my own language and the image of the cows are 'sitting' down. Oh, don't worry about that. I've learned English... just silly me imagining things he he he... ;D

  12. Languages are fascinating, aren't they? I did a few lessons in Spanish years ago and found it fascinating hoe EVERYTHING has a gender. Even tables or shoes are a "he" or "she"... then you get Finnish with cows that can't sit? Poor things! doomed to stand forever. :-D

    I laughed at the form question about your last job. I had some questions like that in my visa form too. Beurocracy has no sense of silliness. ;-)

    What also amused me is that the last two years I have been doing my tax forms because I was part-time employed. Last year they sent me back a letter... asking me to please stop! They say I don't earn enough to pay tax so will I please stop filing tax forms. They say I must only do the forms once/if I start earning more.

    I think that's kind of cute - that they trust me to do my tax forms if/when I earn enough money. :-)

  13. Mrs Arctic Rainbow: LOL LOL LOL!!! We discussed about this already in our course hi hi hi hi...THANKS for the pic of the SITTING cow!!!!!!!!!!!!! And THANKS SO MUCH for your Valentine's postcard! *super wide grin*

    And yeah, I was wondering why my hair grew so fast. So you noticed, too, eh? HE HE HE HE HE...

    Nyumix and Fish: THANKSSSS. I hope so too!!! Wanna meet my familyyyyy he he...

    Janice: This morning three of them popped out by themselves. PHEW! What a relief HA HA HA HA...Mahjong? AHAAAHHHH!!!! Now I know one of your hobbies he he...

    Blur Ting: AWWWW...HUGS to you. THANKS for your compliment and Happy Valentine's Day!!!

    Choc Mint Girl: HA HA HA HA...No problemo. I understand what you mean hi hi hi...

    Michelle: Yeah, language is fascinating indeed hi hi hi...And LOL about the standing cows he he he...

    So your tax office BEGGED you to stop?!?!?! That's amazing hi hi hi hi...;-D

  14. Hey Amelia,

    My fingers are crossed for you :D! You will be able to go to Indo :D!

    LOL yeap, that's what happens with languages...for example in German we don't say "I will go by train to X" we say "we drive the train to x" even though we don't actually drive it...we don't say "I am going to America" we say "We fly to America" (even though in English we also say fly over to somewhere, but in German it is always used "fly")...interesting, huh?

    Oh baby girl...sorry about the zits :( but think that it is for a higher that will make you happy :D! It is a small sacrifice :)!


  15. Max: THANKS for your well-wishes!!!

    INTERESTING about German language he he he...;-D

    Yeah, you're body's back to its natural rhythm, so it should be good he he...;-D