Monday, July 21, 2008

vacation, vacation

Some things have happened the last few days. Unfortunately no progress in the apartment hunting yet but I am getting all the help I can get from my Danish friends. University friends J & M made a spontanous visit to my home in Stockholm. So we went to the city to have lunch with some other friends on Saturday and on Sunday we touristed in Sigtuna. They finally got to see how far out on the country side I actually live. Not sure anyone actually have understood that. :)

And now I am writing from Germany, Regensburg to be more exact, outside of Munich. Here is where my Germany trip begins. Visiting A from the Helsinki exchange, so today we have been walking around in Munich all day and of course stopping for beer breaks. Tomorrow it is his birthday and I will see a little bit more of his home town. Then on Thursday I will head to Cologne to visit a whole bunch of people. Both from the Singapore and Helsinki exchange semester. It will be a whole lot of fun.

Friday, July 18, 2008

give me an apartment!

What a messy day. Got a call yesterday from DHL that they had a letter to deliver to me. It is my contract so it was supposed to be delivered today. Then I suddenly realized that M still have my old address. So I have been calling to DHL, then M, then DHL again, and then M again. Now it is almost taken care of, at least I do not have to worry about it. Also I got the contract through the email so I had a chance to read it through. They want me to start the 11th of August! How lovely. I am feeling the I might not be able to enjoy this coming vacation as much as I want to. Seriously need to find somewhere to live. Now.


Back from Finland. What a crappy vacation. Weather wise. Not even a whole day of nice weather. I got about three hours worth of lying in the sun. Only been home now for two days and have had more sunshine than during the two weeks in Finland.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

bad, bad weather

Still waiting for my contract. So I am not offically employed yet. But they know I am on vacation and I will call them when I get back home.

To something else, the vacation here in Finland basically sucks. Only rain, gray and windy weather the whole time. If we count together all the sunny hours during this time, maybe we have had about 10 hours of sunshine. Really something so cheer for. No tanning here. I have a few more weeks until I have to be serious so maybe there will be some better weather. I can only hope.

Staying inside in a small cottage is not the funniest thing to do in this crappy weather. I am for sure longing for my own apartment :) Soon I will get that too. Hopefully. I have contacted all my friends in Copenhagen and all other connections that might be able to help me. So crossing my fingers that I will find somewhere to live in Copenhagen.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

no longer unemployed

So I decided to take the job at Maersk. After many thoughts here and there. Thinking about whether I would enjoy the job or not. In the end I felt that I could not turn it down, and not because of the money or the fact that I actually had gotten a job. I think it will be fun. Otherwise I will just work through about two years and then apply for something else somewhere in the world. It will work out I am sure.

Now I just need to find an apartment in Copenhagen for August. Not the easiest task I am sure.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

take it or not, that's the question

So I got the job at Maersk. Early Tuesday they called and gladly offered me it. Before I had the job it was easy to turn it down, when it was not real. Now however, it is real and much more difficult. This time I feel more happy about it and might actually say yes. Will think about it untill tomorrow and call them to tell them my answer. And if I heard him right, I will have a pretty good salary. But of course that is not the only reason to why I am thinking about saying yes. Yeah I know, I am switching here and there very fast. That is also why I wanted a couple of days to think about it. I let you know my decision.