Friday, July 11, 2008

A New Training Will Begin

OK, time to tell you the reason why I had to make my first Finnish phone call yesterday. Yesterday I got a letter from the unemployment office regarding an opening for a trainee in the local tourist office. Since it's a tourist office, the ability to speak English is absolutely necessary. So I called the woman in charge of it and asked if the opening was still there. She told me to come and meet her this morning.

I had prepared myself well last night with hubby's help. I went through all the usual questions that a future employer might ask. I was surprised that the woman in charge didn't ask too many questions and then we signed a training contract right away he he he...

Above all, the experience will be PRICELESS!!! Plus getting some extra money won't hurt, right? HA HA HA HA HA HA HA...

So I'll start the training on 21st July (after our car trip) and it ends at the end of August, since by then there would be less and less tourists coming. I guess in winter there will be many more tourists coming in. We'll see how it goes.

Tomorrow as usual we're going to my MIL's place and then on Sunday we must rest for the long journey ahead. Hubby has bought a GPS tracking device since we're going to visit new cities. After all, sometimes his job requires him to go to other places, so the device will be useful for him in the long run, not just for this upcoming car trip.

I'll bring my bikinis with me since there's a swimming pool in the hotel in Oulu. I bought the bikinis on a discount last year after summer was almost over, so I have never had a chance to wear them yet HE HE HE HE HE HE HE...

It's gonna be SO MUCH FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUNNNNNNNNNN!!!!! ;-D This is our first official holiday together after I moved to Finland (that is, after our honeymoon in November 2006!!!!), so I'll make sure to take PLENTY of pictures, okay?


  1. I'll hold you to that - plenty of pictures please!
    I'm envious, but in a nice way, not in a green eyed monster horrible way.

    And well done with the trainee job! Experience is priceless and extra money is always a good idea!

    Have fun and I look forward to those pictures.

  2. The World According to Me: Yes, I'll definitely share PLENTY of pictures he he he...;-D

    Hope you'll get to experience your own WONDERFUL SUNNY holiday, too! ;-D

  3. wow...i am happy for you, mel. good luck.


  5. good luck with your training :)

  6. Oh wowie, the training contract is excellent! One of my friends works in a tourist office and loves it! I'm looking forward to seeing the pictures :D

  7. Hi Amel
    Congratulations on the training contract
    Looking forward to the pics,GPS' s are wonderful things,we cant live without them

  8. Jeanne, Bitter Chocolate, and Frasypoo: THANKS SO MUCH! I should recharge my digital camera tonight he he he...

  9. waaaa bikini?!?! take a picture of you in bikini!!! LOL, Mel serious lo, berani pake bikini??? kan dingin kan? halaaah... kalo gua pake bikini disangka dah pake ban berenang dah hahahahuahauaha

  10. Are you back or still gone? I hope you are having fun either way!

    Our trip was great fun. I only wish we'd had longer (four days), but it was still WONDERFUL.

  11. Congrats! I heard that when you accept an offer of a training contract from Allen & Overy you will not only be entitled to a top job and good salary but also financial support for ALL law school studies.