Thursday, December 30, 2010

goodbye Hello

End of a semester. A time to let people leave. A time to say goodbye. A time to say goodbye, but also see you again. That's how the student's life rolls year to year. Every half a year you start a new era. This time it is different. Different in better and worse. People here have become your new family. You get used to their customs and they are there for you. As soon as you get to know them better, they leave. Most heartbreaking was to see my dear BTC and movie friend Janne say goodbye. On his last week, we finished our task of tasting all the special beer boxes we found from this city. Result was that Belgium kicked Holland's ass. I still remember when we sometime on the first days set our eyes on one of the boxes on our bike trip.

After watching the movie Knocked Up (funny, but don't remember why), we headed to Speeltuin for 3 of my flatmates' b-day party. 5 roomies and 4 of us born in December, good thing that they had a combined party..

Next day Jolien, our buddy tutor finally cooked some Dutch food for her buddy tutorés, and it was yummy! It also looked simple to do, so probably even I might attempt to do it. Or not, since I would need to peel potatos, which I don't like to do.Then we went bowling, I'm sorry Janne, but I will never be in your team again, since you want to have fun and not have the Finnish competitive attitude. Pff traitor.

So came the day, which I waited for and stressed about; a formal Christmas dinner. I don't mind wearing a dress, it just isn't my thing, but understandably I took the most essential clothing (skinny pants and band shirts) with me in my 20 kg luggage. Therefore I did some treasure hunting and had stuff from at least 3 different people, dankjewel for that! Biking in the cold in a dress wasn't that nice, but awesome food with awesome people warmed me up and so it was already after 4 when I got into my warm bed.

And it was already after 8 when I had to get up from my warm bed. Filming in the cold didn't have the best timing, but luckily we had great actors and production team, which made the shooting last only for 5-6 hours.

watch out for the poop and ice falling

naturally talented vitali

hilarious marieke
richard, great in eating fries

camera woman


director loca jara
poor vitali

Party later in the evening at the Achter de Lange Stalle (their first and last? :D) brought up some more memories from the first days. Sadly had to leave earlier, simply was just exhausted after our wand battle with Chelsea. Stupifying and being stupified is energy-consuming.


Sunday, bloody Sunday! Why do the weekends come to an end? It was time for me to finally visit the Graphic Design Museum with Janne. Really nice place and definitely going there more often, since I do have the museum card! The museum visit was followed by another nam nam dinner by Jolien. Which was then followed by having fun with white powdery stuff.

We planned to have a (first) last supper with the flat mates, but no one talked about later on, until they had called me many times and yelling where am I. Well, I managed to hurry up for the relaxation and looking back session. Even though you guys drive me crazy sometimes, I still. Yup.

Fifth day of farewell. Long farewell it was. It first started with great sledge time at school! That was just what I needed. Then off to the edit suite to finnish an assignment, but OOOPS my lecture was not at one it was earlier. *SIGH* Nothing else to do, but off to Janne's then! And from there to the train station, the sun was shining and it felt like spring break in Finland, just 20 degrees warmer. Finally the dreaded moment arrived; bye bye to one of the most incredible persons I've ever met. Janne, one of the few persons I was able to rely on over here and I will miss knocking on his window! He promised Henna that he would go jogging with her and with me continuing our BTC and going to the best indie club back home in Jyväskylä! One must have a balanced life. 

knocking on the window for the last time

miss you dear erg mooi friend <3

You usually tell the people, who leave that you will see them again. Most of the time it just does not happen. But I am absolutely certain that these are the people when after saying goodbye to, I will again say hello.


  1. awwww jalluuuu what a nice post. you've been doing a lot of...eating.

    but i cant believe you wore a dress. i've never seen that happen before!!

  2. thank you linda! and yes well eating is a big part of getting to know one's culture ;) and yes wearing a dress is max. once a year, so stay tune in 2011 ;)