Sometimes words come to me. Sometimes they stick and I get to write them down, other times the words leave my mind as fast as they came. A few days ago, I was feeling a bit down. I tried to calm down but nothing helped, until I wrote down the words in my mind, they … More Goodbye 2017!
Yesterday, the 6th of December, Finland celebrated 100 years of independence! In honor of this milestone, I thought I’d share 5 reasons why I admire the nation. Number 1: the atmosphere. Finland is known for its peacefulness, of course. This peacefulness, of course comes from nature but also from how people behave. During the celebrations … More 100!
Hello everyone! Do you know the saying that traveling is the best way to enrich yourself? Well, I’ve recently been proven once again that this is true. Last weekend, I was in Saint-Petersburg with fellow Erasmus students. The trip was organised by Timetravels, a travel agency specialised in trips for students. I can surely say … More Welcome to Saint-Petersburg!
Two years ago, on this day, I was going home on my bicycle. I had just been to a therapy session. I was thinking about the handsome man I had met at school and about what I would have for dinner, pizza seemed like the best option. I was ten meters away from my front … More A painful anniversary
Do you know Heikki Valkama? No? Don’t worry, I didnt know much either until about two weeks ago. I was invited by my friend Samuli to join him at an event in honor of Heikki and his latest book Pallokala. Heikki Valkama (born in 1975) is a Finnish journalist and author who now works at … More Meet Heikki Valkama!
Hello everyone! It’s announcement time! I moved to Helsinki! Yes, you read that right! I moved here three weeks ago actually, and I will be here until about mid-January. The reason I came here is because I had been accepted for an Erasmus exchange at university. So far, it has been quite busy to handle … More Announcement!
Have you seen the animated short film In a Heartbeat? If you haven’t, watch it here before reading this. The short film was made by Beth David and Esteban Bravo, two students at Ringling College of Art and Design. It tells the story of a boy in the closet who is accidentally outed when his … More ‘In a Heartbeat’ – my reaction
Reading is a powerful thing. It enables us to travel without actually leaving our comfortable homes. It is actually both comfortable and uncomfortable (because it brings you to places you’ve never been to). I love to have a book in my hands and I love sharing what I read with other people. I am a … More My Review of ‘The Snow Queen’ by Hans Christian Andersen
Planning, according to some, is “the act of formulating a course of action or of drawing up plans”, to others it feels like being tied down and takes away your creativity and spontaniety. The truth is that planning can be good, but also unnecessary, depending on the context: your personality, your financial situation, and where … More Planning: the pros and cons
Summer is here! Another year has passed, another bunch of exchange students have grown into world citizens and have gone back ‘home’. It was a year filled with amazing experiences, jokes and stories. The exchange students learned a lot, and so did I. My third year as a volunteer is one that I will never … More Why is it useful to volunteer?