lunes, 27 de agosto de 2007

Kermes in Turku (english version)

One year after the "Kermes in Turku" project started, I want to give life to what was supposed to be a parallel project: the english translation. Now, back in Spain, everything seems to be far away and it is like if everything happened long time ago. I think that this will be a good memory exercise, and I hope that this can also help people from other countries to make easier their way through their studies in Turku as it was, and it is being, for some Spanish ones.

In first place, I would like to apologize for my english. I think it is not bad, but I know it is also far from being good. Any way, I promise to do my best.

Concerning this blog, while it still in development through this year, I must say that every single post will have the same dates from the original ones and the same english titles, but don't expect they to be posted the same days that the original ones were posted but one year later, though the first one will be.

Any way, if you are looking for the translated version of a post that hasn't been published yet in english, you can still use the Automated Translation at your own risk XD.

I hope you enjoy it. Welcome again, and thank you for coming by.

jueves, 31 de agosto de 2006

My apartment at 7

In the end it hasn't take too long till I've been able to gain access Internet. Yesterday I managed to rob some wireless Internet for half and hour from some neighbour. Now I'm in the shared kitchen because from here I can access a wireless network called Spark.Net that is al around the city. It seems to be all around the city, except for my room... Any way, at least I can connect from here while they set up my connection.

Well, to begin with my biggest problem, it is that I can't sleep. The sun rises at six and at seven my room looks like the lights were on. You can see it in the picture, even with the curtains, but in the street the sun is up and there is light like in Spain at noon. Apart of this, the room is much bigger as I thought, as well as the bathroom, so being so big and having so less furniture, I even have echo and it is strange to talk by phone inside there.

On the other hand, as many of you already know, they have lost my luggage in Barcelona and I have been three days surviving with two t-shirts, two underwear and a pair of jeans. I've been calling and they always says "tomorrow".

With my english I'm defending my self quite ok, everybody understands me and I understand everybody (except for french people) and now I can talk for hours instead of say only short sentences (and I have been here only 3 days!! XD).

I've been so lucky with my tutor, Hekki, and his girlfriend, Minna. They have been helping me out with everything. The first day, they lent me a mattress, sheets, towels and a pillow, because of my lost baggage. The next day, Heikki took me to talk to our teachers, to the bank to open an account, to the police station to ask for the permission of residence, to the 1€ shop, big supermarkets, to pick up the bus card... and he has done almost all the calls to the airport because for sure it will be easier in Finnish than in my english XD.

Today we have started the orientation course. The presentation of the teachers, we have been shown the building, I have met the rest of the exchange students in Information Technology, and this kind of things. The building is totally new, thy just finished it this summer, and it even don't have a name yet. It is funny because even teachers don't know where things are, so we are not the only ones looking lost those days XD.

As I said, I already have Internet, so I think I will be able to connect more often, and publish more posts, but, of course, it will not be so often as if I were in my own room XD.

The rest is everything OK, everything is so beautiful, I will show you pictures of the street and the university. I'm having fun, I'm practicing my english and I'm learning how to live alone. The only thing is that I miss you all much, but I hope time goes fast and we can see one another soon.

Moi Moi! (I suppose that most of you already know that it means good bye in finnish).

lunes, 28 de agosto de 2006

"Kermes in Turku" Begins

I'm supposed to wake up in 3 hours to go to the airport. Now I can't sleep. May has felt asleep in my bed and I am here writing the first post of the blog.

I can't explain how I feel, because I don't know how I feel for real. This summer has been very intensive and I haven't had the time to get bored and thought about the departure or about next year, so I think I will not start realizing about all that till I see my self in the plain.

I know I'm going to miss a lot of people, and May, more than any one. She has been crying all the evening and trying to avoid me to realize how bad she has been feeling for all this. Concerning my best friends, almost all of them came after the Manga and Anime Convention. I was really glad to see them, because I thought they were not coming and I thought I would have to call them. Has been good for me, although that also made me realize that I'm going.

I'll try to actualize this as soon as possible, but I don't know when I will have the Internet there.

I think I'm nervous.

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