Wednesday, October 31, 2007

mouse trap

Okay, I can't go to sleep before i show you this at Check out the picture. I couldn't stop laughing. The staff at the grocery store really do have humor.


It was a very good broccoli and cheese pie today. A & W thought so too. Now I'm waiting for an invitation from A to a dinner. Not that I expect it since this was a 'thank you' dinner, he said he would invite me.

Now I'm going to bed. I was tired already at 10.15pm tonight and thought it was nearly midnight.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

another party

But this time it was a crêpe party that the French held. Which was nice, always pleasant when people cook for you. And tomorrow I'm gonna cook for A, since he saved my computer last week. Gonna make my delicious broccoli cheese pie. Mmm...

Monday, October 29, 2007

getting things done

Today was a good day. You know those small things you really need to take care of, they don't need much effort or time. But somehow they just keep piling up and then you see this list and keep pushing it for the next day. Today I actually got through the list and did most of the things. It felt good. And finally I managed to call home and talk to mom. Has been more than a month I think since last time.

Tomorrow it's time for school again, no classes on Mondays from now on. But Tuesdays instead. I've got a new class that's called Negotiation Processes. Sounds okay, and found out yesterday that at least two friends are taking it.

Tonight I'm actually the only one staying at home I think. The people are at Barfly tonight, but I'm taking it easy this week since I've got a lot to do. And there will definitely be a party later on so I'm saving it for then.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

dancing queen

Yesterday I was fit for partying. My friends had a pre-party that we went to which was a lot of fun. After that I really wanted to go dancing. But there were not enough people that were of the same opinion. We ended up at this bar place called Helmi, which is pretty nice. I was just not in the mood.

Missed my friends yesterday. Not often I have time to think about it, but yesterday I really missed my peoples in Jkpg. I missed my Lois, my dancing queen. If she would have been there, she would have cheered me up.

Miss you, my darlings at home.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

kaj & börje

I guess the good night sleep won't happen since I'm still awake.
But here's an old favorite:

interesting or just weird?

So tonight there was an exam party.
Probably a really nice party.
That I didn't go to because, basically, I didn't feel like it.
When have that ever happened?
Instead I stayed at home.
Ate popcorn.
Watched almost the whole fourth season of Scrubs.
(which is hilarious by the way)
What an interesting evening.

Friday, October 26, 2007

exams are done

Finally done with the last one. I managed to write four pages. And I've got 2 ½ hours to spare. Well, it's not that impressive since I got the exam at 9am. But in my defense I didn't start until 1.30pm. So that made it nine hours. Maybe not the impressive but who cares. I'm done.

Now I'm gonna enjoy a movie and some popcorn. And be annoyed at the people playing loud music. Or, can't really be annoyed since I would probably have been there myself if I was feeling better.

overheard in new york

Just forget that I'm supposed to study for a moment and read this :)

Nobody in New York Knows the Difference between At-Home and Outside Conversations

Yuppie kid: Mommy shaves her hoo-hoo!
Yuppie dad: Okay, honey. Look, do you want your book?
Yuppie kid: I came in the bathroom this morning and asked Mommy what she was doing and she said shaving her hoo-hoo. Mommy shaves her hoo-hoo!
Yuppie dad: Dylan, remember when we discussed at-home conversations and outside conversations?
Yuppie kid: Yes.
Yuppie dad: Well, this is an at-home conversation.
Yuppie kid: Okay, daddy. [Sings to herself quietly] Mommmyyy shaves her hoo-hooo...
Black lady: See, home conversating, outside conversating -- that's bullshit. My kid says shit like that, I smack him. He won't say shit like that again.
Yuppie dad: Okay, thank you, but I think our method works just fine.
Yuppie kid: Lady, do you shave your hoo-hoo?
Black lady: Oh, yeah, that shit is workin' just fine. She's all kinds of polite.
Yuppie dad: Okay, Dylan, this is our stop.

--R train

Overheard by: SandmanEsq

party or not to party?

That is the question today. I'm working on my home exam, almost got two pages now and I need four. I'm afraid I'll need to cut down the text later. Have too much I want to write about.

But the thing is that I'll need some more hours to write. And I'm not really in a party mood today even though it will be the exam party tonight. Partly because I'm not feeling well. In fact I wouldn't mind staying at home, just watch a movie and try to go to sleep early and get a good night sleep (please, for once...), cause haven't been spoiled with those lately.

There will probably be some persuasions. Usually I'm quite easy to persuade, but I don't know if it will work today.


Haven't started with the writing yet. And it's past 1pm. But I've done some research and found some good articles. I just had a nap, cause I'm not in top shape today. Of course today, it's time for the monthly pain and on top of that I've got headache. Taken a painkiller already but it doesn't seem to help. So now I just have to deal with it and start writing. Gonna get some food first.

not a good start

I've been reading trying to find good information for the home exam questions. But can't seem to find anything good. Been scanning through the reading material but nothing seems to fit perfectly to the exam question. It makes it much more difficult. This week I found out that a friend is also doing the exam so hopefully we can help each other. I hope that I can find some good information and start writing soon. At least I've got an incentive, the after-exam-party tonight at 8.30pm. Just need to keep the motivation, but if I don't make any progress soon I might loose it.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

early night?

Today it was time to catch up with the online lectures for my 'Business in Asia course'. The course that I've got a home exam in tomorrow. I have this thing about doing everything in the last minute. At least I've got everything fresh in my memory now. Haven't read the book and the articles though. But that's how we do it normally. When you received the questions, you read the parts you need for the exam. Why do unnecessary readings?

And tonight I'm trying something new. To go to bed early. Since the questions will be published at 9am I want to be ready to start then. Now it's a couple of minutes after midnight. I should go to sleep. But I'm afraid I will watch another episode of Scrubs. Well, it's only 25 minutes...

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

anders is my hero

Today when I got home my computer was rather slow since I hadn't turned it off. So I restarted it and then we had a problem. I couldn't start my computer! This page keep coming up, that a file was damaged and I've got to put in the installation cd for Windows. A problem since I haven't got it here. I called people trying to find it, eventually I found some people that had it. And Anders, the computer geek he is, was set to the task to fix my computer. After two hours it was fixed and I could see my desktop on the computer again! How lovely it was to hear the startup sound.

one is over

I had my management exam. Finally it's over. I studied hard yesterday, was up until 3am and then I gave up 'cause I was so tired. But for some reason I couldn't fall asleep, maybe my brain was all worked up. My eyes were really tired and the thoughts was circling in my head. I didn't sleep well but I was still relatively fit for the exam. The exam itself was pretty okay. It's not the best exam I ever done, but not the worst either. I should definitely pass.

Tomorrow I have to start studying for the next exam. Not really worried about that one, it's a home exam which is my favorite. I wanna be a little bit prepared, but I can also read at the last minute when I know what questions are asked.

One done. One to go.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

long night

Oh my. I've been studying hard this weekend. Now I've answered the 60 practice exam questions we got and trying to learn them by heart. If I manage to do that, I must pass the exam. But I'm nowhere close to know them by heart yet. This will be a long night. The problem is that I'm getting tired. Maybe I should drink some more coke and eat another mandarin.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

management is boring

I'm studying today. Well, trying. It's a boring subject, management. But there is still a lot left. I does not feel good. I've got 2 ½ left to go through, but then I need to start over. Since I can't remember the chapter I've gone through in the beginning. I've got some exam questions I can practice on as well, I'll do that after.

Unfortunately I woke up late. But I had some trouble sleeping, I'll blame that on my dear friends. There was a afterparty going on a few stories up. The damn Lithuanians and their loud music. I put in my earplugs and then I could sleep again.

Friday, October 19, 2007

miss my darlings

Today I'm missing my friends from Singapore. My flatmates that I became such good friends with. There were always someone there for you, whatever you needed. Or just for a chat if you were bored. When coming home at night we all just talked about our day. Just like a family. My family abroad.

And A. My roommate. I miss you. No one to talk to when I wake up in the morning or when I go to sleep at night. No one to take care of me and keeping the room neat. (My room is a mess right now.) There's no one like you here.

My lovely flatmates!

no party

I'm being good today. Well, I haven't been studying as much as I would have liked to. I fell asleep... But I am staying at home tonight. When everybody is going to a party. What a change huh? :) With the exam on Monday I just wanna stay at home and have a calm weekend. Maybe just put on a movie, have some popcorn. And try to read some notes too.


Ok, I am supposed to be studying but then I noticed that Oprah was on so I had to watch it. They were doing makeovers in two apartments in New York City. Then I got this feeling, heartache. Showing a scene of the guy walking down the street in West Village. I so wanna be there too.

NYC is truly a city for me. When I was in US and had the chance to go in to NYC every second weekend I really felt like a true New Yorker. I hope that someday I will get a chance to live in the city and have that feeling again walking down some avenue or street.

But I do get the same feeling when I'm in my hometown. Stockholm. Every time I take the train and I'm getting closer and getting a view of the city I feel at home. It was the same thing a couple of weeks ago when I did the trip to Sthlm with the other exchange students. I realized how much I love the city and miss it. Two cities I would feel like home in.

overheard in new york

Sometimes people are just too stupid...

Also His Answer to "What Is the Meaning of Life?"

Tourist: Excuse me, can I ask you a question? Where's the apple?
Cop: What?
Tourist: You know, the big one? [Cop stares at her, then shrugs and points arbitrarily down Broadway.] Thanks!

--Times Square

Overheard by: I Just Work Here

please sleep

I hope I'm gonna be able to sleep tonight. Last night I didn't sleep well at all. I don't really know what is wrong. It's not about school, cause I never get stressed about that. I never allow myself that. It's warm in my room even though the radiator is turned off, but I like it when it's warm. It's really quiet her as well, I wouldn't mind if it were more noisy sometimes. Never had a problem sleeping in noisy surroundings. So the last thing would be my bed. It's really soft. But I've never had problems with beds before.

I just wanna wake up and feel that 'this was really a good night sleep'. Don't know if I felt that here yet. I miss my big, wide bed in my apartment.

one thing finished

Oh, no.
Still awake. But at least I'm heading to bed. I was at the other flat, went there at 6pm to work on our assignment. Then I finished and got stuck there talking to M and then the others.
And now I'm really tired. But at least I'm done with my part of the assignment. So now I can concentrate the last three days on only studying for the exam. That feels good. I've got to put on my 'effective study mode'. I hope I'll manage.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

actually studying

Been all busy studying. Can you believe it? :)
I'm really focused now, which is good since it's only five days left until my exam and hand in of assignment. I think I'll be okay. I just have to make sure that I make it. I've been reading these days to the exam in Introduction to Management. Also for the assignment in the same course that I started writing on now tonight. Feel good to have started, tomorrow I hope I will have a productive day. Unfortunately I've got a class that I think I might need to go to. But that doesn't feel good, cause I usually want to have a day with no break and just write all day. I might loose my mojo if I go to school. On the other hand I think I've missed the last two classes...


Never told you about Sillis. Which was truly great. Probably one of the best parties. I'm happy that we went, and it was worth getting up that early that day to get the tickets. We had to be in town at noon, which was a little bit difficult since we only got 5h of sleep because of the birthday party the night before. But we got there on time all dressed in our overalls and a funny hat. We were driven by buses to place X and there inside they had rows of tables and music playing with the lights off. Even though the entertainment was in Finnish we had a good time, we didn't really care.

It felt strange though to start drinking at noon already. It felt like we were dancing the night away, at 2pm. It ended already at 5.30pm and it felt strange coming out in day light when we been inside dancing in the dark all day. Then we headed on to a karaoke bar, I did sign up but never got so sign. Well, I left after about two hours since I was really tired. Definitely a new experience to be heading home, drunk, at 9pm. But it was a good idea to go home and I was in bed sleeping at 11pm. Still I was tired the next morning after sleeping more than 12h. I did manage to start studying though.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

early in bed

Freakin tired after Sillis. I'm about to fall asleep right now. And it's only 11pm. A record here I think, I don't think I've been in bed this early. But starting the party at noon and then keep going make you tired. Or exhausted might be a better word. It was a great time. So much fun.

After this I'll fall asleep. It's good, then I might be able to get up quite early to start with my studying...

Saturday, October 13, 2007


I actually had a nice calm Friday evening yesterday. I just stayed at home, sewing some patches on my overall, studied, watched a movie. For once I felt it was time to just have some time alone.

Right now I'm actually trying to study. But not doing as well as I was hoping. Reading is so boring, especially for this course, Introduction to Management. Have to get it done though, cause tonight there's a birthday party we're going to. And for once we might actually meet some Finnish people.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Facebook is evil.
I've got nothing more to say.

hangover pizza

Today I finally managed to get some people with me to eat a hangover pizza. Well, not really a hangover for me since I had a calm night, but it was for the other two. A hangover pizza is one of the best parts with having a hangover. :)

I managed to make Andi guilty since I said I missed my friends at home that I always had a hangover pizza with. And of course they thought it was a great idea when we were there. That it should be so hard to convince people to join me for a pizza.

actually reading

Yesterday I had the opportunity to wear my green overall again. Long time ago since last time. I went to Onnela just for a couple of hours, to meet everybody else. Always funny to see everybody so drunk. Everybody had a lot of fun yesterday.

I didn't have much energy at the end, so I was only waiting to get home to my bed. I went to bed at a decent hour and got up today, had a pizza, and then started reading. Feels good. Well, not entirely since I've so much to do and so little time.

The assignment is the most important thing right now, and the exam will probably suffer from it. But at least it's the same subject so I will learn something for the exam at the same time. On the other hand I'm always the most efficient when I've got pressure on me.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

skipping the rally

In the past I've gotten sick at the worst moments. I've been sick on a number of important occasions and three times(!) before an exam period. Now I'm fearing that this will become the fourth time. (Knock on wood!) Well, I did start studying in the beginning of the week but still I need all the time I can get before the exam. I really don't need this right now.

And tonight it's the Beer Rally that I've been looking forward too. But I think I won't be able to go, I might go to Onnela for a while tonight. So I'll be missing on of the major things during this semester. Honestly it's not a big deal, I prefer to be well and to be able to study next week. Of course I hope I'll feel good enough for Sunday when it's the Sillis. Which is supposed to be the greatest party. And that I do not want to miss.

Even though I just feel like resting and watching a movie, I need to read some stuff for my assignment. I'll read some and maybe watch a movie later as a reward if I do what I'm supposed to.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

home sweet home

Been away for a couple of days now. Was in Stockholm for the weekend and had a great time. Great to be back in the city I love. And people I have become to love. So funny to see everybody so exited about the Silja boat. A boat and the trip I've done so many times, probably around 40 trips(!), and it's nothing special anymore. But of course I had a different kind of company this time, I had my friends with me and usually I've been with my family.

On Friday I met up with my sister and it was great to see her, it's been a while and unfortunately it will probably not be until Christmas the next time. Then some shopping, another pair of Cheap Monday jeans they are great. Much better shopping in Stockholm than in Helsinki. I did do some tourist things since I didn't really wanted to be alone, walked around in the city but that is always nice since I love the city. My classmate from Jönköping was in town so we met up with him and his friend F and went to a club. Well, we ended up going to three clubs. First Debaser, but there was not that much people there so we went on to Götakällare which was good. But then it closed and only a couple of us went on to The Lab. Expensive with cover charge for all three places, but it was a lot of fun. So it was worth it.

A calm Saturday just walking around but trying to sit down at coffee shops as much as possible. I wasn't really fit for doing anything else. Then time to head to the boat again. Another night, starting off with some karaoke and some laughs.

Most definitely a different cruise compared with the one I do with my family every summer. Nice to experience it with my friends, to do the party cruise. Now when that is done is time for some serious studying. Have two exams and deadline for two assignments coming up in two weeks. Time for some hard work! (I promise mom!)

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

knocked up

It's a funny movie. Many laughs. The others are out partying but M, C and me decided to have a girls night in instead. Now I really need to get some sleep. Gonna be a busy weekend.

So tomorrow we're heading to Stockholm. My lovely city. And my lovely sister that I'm meeting for lunch. Will be a nice weekend. Of course, we're gonna be in Stockholm. I guess I'll do some sightseeing with the others, but also some shopping.

And I think I for sure have to go to Sandy's and eat a curry chicken sandwich.
two favorites right now

the crash - lauren caught my eye
calvin harris - merrymaking at my place

Tuesday, October 2, 2007


Just did my laundry.
In the middle of the night.
All time slots were taken for tomorrow.
I was in need of some clean underwear.
And I need some for the Stockholm trip this weekend.
Now I am tired.
Have to get up in six and a half hour.
Don't you just love school.
Well, at least I have our 'after studies' to look forward to.
Wine for two euro.
I love being a student.
I just don't like school.

national museum

Yesterday it was time for another round at 'Barfly', the bar with student prices. Always great with one euro beer/cider/shot. I thought I deserved it since I managed to do this assignment I did during the day.

Today we were actually a bit cultural. We went to the National Museum, a museum about the Finnish history. It was pretty okay, but the history of Finland is pretty similar to the one of Sweden so nothing surprising really. But it was worth the money since we didn't pay any entrance.