A flying camera caused a lot of amusement. :D
We took the same bus back to the town as the athletes. It was pretty packed so we stood by the doors with all their stuff.
Oh and the boys from Japan’s team offered me and my friend (Korea’s attaché) some Haribo jelly sweets. ^^
Okay, so here’s some photos from the Lahti Ski Games a few weeks ago. There was ski jumping and regular cross country skiing. I didn’t care much for cross country, but when they were jumping, I was always standing with some of my fellow attachés near the ski lift so that I could congratulate my team members. There were also press people there and I talked with a nice reporter and a cameraman from Fuji TV. Not about the athletes, of course, just general chitchat.
I feel pretty horrible right now. :( I’ve tons of stuff to do and now I’ve let my friends down in a group project by sleeping because I was so exhausted from the weekend… I’ll write more about it later and post some pics, too.
I got my official attaché pass today~
I’m going to meet the ski jumpers team at the hotel later today. The wind today’s been horrible, so they haven’t been able to do any actual jumping today. The Games are officially starting tomorrow, so I hope the wind dies down a bit.
I’m being an attaché (for the second time) at Lahti Ski Games. ^^ My team is Japan (also for the second time).
Last night I went to the airport to pick up the nordic combined people. The first flight came around nine and then we needed to wait about an hour for the next. The last flight at eleven was late and stayed behind at the airport to wait for him while the others went with the first car. but it was really nice, actually, because I was able to chat with him all the way to Lahti. My Japanese feels so rusty, though. D:
Today we’re having an info thingy about the games and then I need to go to parents’ place. My London aunt is in Finland. ^^ I actually was in London to see her in November (and for a little thing called Sherlopalooza and a try-out for Cabin Pressure, but I mean, obviously, she was a top priority, too). I want to go to London again~ Though I don’t even have a passport at the moment. xD
I’ve had an unusually busy week! x__x
Monday, which was also my birthday, we had private discussion with a teacher about our theses. I’m still not sure what to do… At least this teacher was a little more open to the idea of something doing with the aviation business than the previous teacher I talked to.
After school I and my best friend went to Helsinki. I had earlier won two tickets to the National Theatre’s version of Frankenstein. I’m a little surprised she agreed to go with me. :D She’s the kind of person who usually dismisses theatre as something that has to be boring. Anyways, we had a really good seats on the balcony. I wish I had been able to see the screening of the original, though. :(
After that I met a fellow Finnish Sherlock fan who had agreed on letting me stay at her flat for the night. Päivi went back home, I stayed the night because the next day, on Tuesday there was a Finnish Sherlockians meet-up. First one that I’ve been able to attend to, too. ^^
I was worried at first because I didn’t know anyone, but obviously as the night went on I got to talk to with others. We had a BBC Sherlock quiz and I made it to the top 6, after which the top 6 had a canon quiz. I came second, hurray!
On Wednesday I was in school for most of the day, then slept as soon as I got home. Slept for most of the Thursday afternoon, too, after which I had to run some errands for Susna who’s still in Korea. Oh and e decided to order some tea together from Adagio, even though it’s expensive…
I got to my parents’ house later at night and mum picked me up from the railway station. We celebrated my birthday by eating lemon cheesecake and drinking tea. My mum’s bought me a TV..!
Treated myself a breakfast after deciding not to go to my morning lessons. It’s my birthday, so why not?
Incidentally, it’s nice to get those ‘happy birthday’ messages on Facebook, but also a little annoying and sad when people who never ever otherwise talk to you wish you a happy birthday.
Yesterday’s Travel Fair was a bit boring, to tell the truth… Seems to be smaller year after year. And while company was good, it was a little annoying how important both of them found it to immediately go where they served free samples of beers and wines. :P
But we managed to make Teemu wear a pilot’s uniform at JAL’s/Japan’s stall. I even got to speak some Japanese. :D JAL was promoting their new non-stop flights between Helsinki and Tokyo.
I had a noisy night, too. There a hotel behind the building I live in. They’ve been renovating it for quite some time now. The workers listen to radio while working which can be heard across the backyard my windows are facing. It would seem that someone forgot to turn the radio off on Friday… That, or they work 24/7.
Also my neighbours were having a party. Thank goodness it wasn’t neighbours behind my bedroom wall (they’re often quite noisy at 4 am, though).