Wednesday, February 20, 2008

A Sample of Coining and Today's Story

Since lots of people are curious about coining, let me just give you a sample of what your back looks like after coining. I can't use my back picture, of course, so I nicked one from flickr and edited it hi hi hi...

So, first of all you rub some balm onto the skin diagonally and then scrape it with a coin. I felt as though I was being held from the back after it was done. My WHOLE back was SO warm he he he he...

Anyway, yesterday our teacher told us that she got a headache when she came home, since she had been trying to think in Finnish, English, Russian, and French in our classroom he he he...So our teacher's brain is as messy as ours are, even though in a FAR different way ha ha ha ha ha...

I've been learning more and more things these days, which is good. However, it takes time to remember everything, but I like the fact that she drills us every day. I'm getting more and more relaxed during the drills and it helps us remember sentence structures better that way.

Today Arttu popped into our classroom to give some mail to our teacher and my heart leapt when I saw him, even though it was only for two seconds HEEEEEEEEEE HEEEEEEEEEE HEEEEEEEEEEEEEE...

As what normally happens, if you put 9 people together in the same room from Mondays to Fridays from 9 am until 3 pm, there's bound to be friction hi hi hi hi...Different temperaments, different points of view.

I regret to say that one of us has given up mentally, so that person hasn't been focusing on the teacher and her explanation. That person doesn't even bother anymore to ask the teacher if that person doesn't understand the explanation. I'm not going to say whether it's a he or she here since it's fairer that way. But anyway, that person thinks that the teacher is not good, which I think is SO wrong. That person thinks that the teacher skips lessons without any good reasons, even though I KNOW the reason why, but that person is so opinionated, so I won't even bother explaining it. That person went to the employment office to tell them that our teacher wasn't helpful.

My Brit friend and her hubby went to the employment office to tell them that our teacher had been VERY helpful indeed and I'm also going to send a letter to them to confirm about the same thing.

I KNOW it's hard for that person to follow the classes, but still that person doesn't know that all of us who have only been here for a year or less have been VERY lucky to get this full-time course. My Brit friend and her hubby have been waiting for this course for 4 years and they were the ones who kept on pushing the government to open this course. Alas, even though I had mentioned this fact to that person, yet that person was too bull-headed he he he he...

OK, change of topic. These past few days it's been bright outside already since around 8.15 am and it only gets dark at around 5 pm. It feels a bit odd for me after all those dark months when it was bright outside only from around 10.30 am until 2.30 pm.

Even yesterday when I walked home, I had to put on my sunglasses already HUE HE HE HE HE...Don't get me wrong, though! That DOES NOT mean that I can sunbathe...since it's still cold out there. This morning I woke up and the temperature was -24.5'C. Gladly it went up to -13'C when I walked home. I had to put on my anorak when I walked to the course this morning. ;-D

Tomorrow evening I'm planning to visit my Russian friend (from the evening classes last year) who just gave birth, so I may not be in the blogosphere tomorrow. Don't wonder about it, OK? I'm going to visit her with my Brit friend. Arttu's going to take us there. YIPPPPPPPPPIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIEEEE!!! Girl talk!!! ;-D

OK, time to blog-hop before I start doing my homework and cook for tomorrow!!!!


  1. Raymond didn't want do coining when i was sick :D He thought weird hi hi hi hi..

  2. Hi Amel... The reason why it is so sunny and in your eyes is because at this time of the year the sun is still so low in the sky.. We have only just come out of Kaamos time a month or so back and the sun is still steadily climbing, so that eventually on Midsummers day we have the sun up at midnight. Its difficult when driving at this time of year because of the low sun.. it really does make your eyes water! See you tomorrow at the course.. x

  3. I like the way you and some of the others supported the teacher, Amel. That was smart and speaks well of you :)!
    By the way, I answered your question in your other post about mailboxes. In the response, I used the term "absolutes". You know what that means, but if not, I'll be happy to explain it. It's NOT a term you hear very much.

  4. After reading this post, I won't er, maybe I won't do as much, complaining about the cold here in Ohio.

    And the short days would get old fast for me.

  5. My goodness, you only had 4 hours of sunlight in the last few months? I often read about this in the scandinavian countries but didn't realise you're already experiencing it. It'll be really hard for me to get used to it as quickly as you did. I'll probably be in bed bt 5pm every night :-)

  6. Glad to hear your hubby still makes your heart skip a beat!

    It sounds cold but bright out there!

    Enjoy your evening with your Russian friend!

  7. Jul: At first Arttu didn't want to do it, either, but I begged him and now he's an expert HA HA HA HA HA...

    Mrs Arctic Rainbow: YES, that's VERY true. The sun is SO low and I can't handle it when it's so bright. Gives me a headache. Thus I start bringing my sunglasses to our course these days HA HA HA HA HA...

    Vince: THANKS, Vince! :-)))) And you're right...I've NEVER heard of absolutes before he he...

    74WIXYgrad: HE HE HE HE...well, I understand that it's also cold in Ohio and older people tend not to like the cold very much. My relatives who used to live in Ohio have moved to a warmer state now that they're much older.

    Blur Ting: Yes, that's true. Well, I was also surprised that it wasn't THAT hard for me to adjust myself...but then again the first time it started getting dark, I did feel sleepy more easily he he he...

    The World According to Me: Yeah, it came as a surprise to me, too...but it was a good thing he he...

    THANKSSS. I'll enjoy my eve with my friend! ;-D

  8. Hey again,

    Ok, now I got the story better...the person is definitely throwing his future away *nodding*! But you see perhaps her method is not suitable for him, but in that case he should share his feelings with the teacher...

    Anyway, that is people for you: complex! :)


  9. aiyoooh dikerok toooh...coining? :-)

  10. Max: Yeah, well...that person made the decision and left already. That person told the teacher that it was too tough. Oh're right about people. They are complex indeed he he...

    Trinity: Yep, coining = kerokan he he he...;-D