’twas the halloween night

Otsustasime Madliga juba pĂ€ris ammu korrata siis meie nĂŒĂŒdseks iga-aastast Halloweeni pidu. Seekord oli siis esimene kord siin Riia tn korteris. LaupĂ€eval siis alustasimegi juba varakult ettevalmistusi ja rahvast vaikselt tilkus juba lĂ”una ajal. Aeg lĂ€ks niiiiniii kiiresti, et ĂŒks hetk oligi enamus rahvast kohal ja pooled asjad tegemata. Sai needki Ă€ra handlitud kuidagi ja samas toimus ka korralik grimmimine: jĂ€rjest tulid inimesed, kes tahtsid, et neile midagi nĂ€kku joonistataks. Vannituba nĂ€gi normaalne CSI: Riia hood vĂ€lja vahepeal, sest kĂ€igus oli kunstveri, mis siis igale poole pritsis. LĂ”puks olid kĂ”ik ilusaks (vĂ”i jubedaks) tehtud ja tegime viktoriini jne. KĂŒlaliste hulgas olid nĂ€iteks: gĂ€ngster kloun, terrorist, lammas, Ă€mbliktĂŒdruk, kass, Jokker igasugused jubedad verised aukus silmadega kutid, Snapchati liblikafilter jne. Ise joonistasin endale jÀÀtise mööda nĂ€gu alla sulama. Ega Ă”htu ilma jamadeta ei möödunud, aga ĂŒks hetk liikusime Shootersi poole, mĂ”ttega tĂ€iega pidu panna.. No sellest sai see, et jĂ€rjekord oli selline, et otsustasime RĂŒĂŒtlisse edasi liikuda, kust jĂ”udsime otsaga Atlantisesse. Seal oli tĂ€iesti mĂ”ttetu pidu ikka. Uuesti Shootersi poole, kuhu muidugi jĂ€lle sisse ei saanud ja liikusimegi koju. Mahutasime Mannuga lisaks endale ka seitse kutti korterisse magama. Hommik helge ja nagu traditsiooniks, tegime brunchi ja seekord Tavernas. Ja nii see oligi. Loodan, et jĂ€rgmine aasta ilmaga ikka veab ja arvestame ajaliselt ka veidi paremini.

R x

English: Together with Madli we decided to once again celebrate Halloween by inviting our friends over for a party. Saturday was very hectic, there was much to do and people started to arrive already in the noon. People also wanted us to do their make-up, so we were running around doing everything etc. Our bathroom also looked similar to a crime scene due to some people playing around with fake blood. We had some yummy food prepared, a quiz and some games. Amongst guests were a gangster clown, spidergirl, a terrorist, a cat, a sheep, the Joker and different bloody guys. I myself drew some ice cream to melt down my face. At one point we thought we’d move to the city to see if there was a good party anywhere. Well, there wasn’t, because the good place was full and it was raining etc. So we walked around, went to one club and left quite quickly. We came back to our place, where 7 guys also stayed over for the night. In the morning we had our annual post-Halloween brunch in a pizza pkace called Taverna. And that was it – until next year! 

done | rumeenia pt 2

ecolifeEnne projekti lĂ€bi saamist jĂ”udsime kĂ€ia puud istutamas, teha ‘Teeme Ära’ stiilis koristamist, panna kokku erinevaid teemakohaseid videoid, pidada Ă€ra Oscarite gala ja veel viimased kultuuriĂ”htud. Projekti esimene ja teine pool olid minu jaoks nagu siga ja kĂ€gu – kui poole peal oli ĂŒks pĂ€ev selline, kus vĂ€ga tahtsin juba koju minna, siis nĂŒĂŒd, viimasel pĂ€eval, polnud mitte midagi raskemat, kui see lĂ”plik Berliinis lennule minek ja Riiga lendamine. Miski justkui klikkis kuskil seal vahepeal, inimestega suhtlus lĂ€ks palju vabamaks ja nĂŒĂŒd, kui projekt lĂ€bi on, lendas ĂŒks pisike osa minust tegelikult ĂŒldse teisse riiki, kui Eesti. Ja tĂŒkike jĂ€i Rumeeniasse maha. Aja mĂ”iste kadus seal tĂ€ielikult Ă€ra – pĂ€evad ei mÀÀranud midagi, pidu igal Ă”htul toimus nii vĂ”i naa ja nii saigi viimasel Ă”htul oma toa uks alles kell 7 hommikul avatud. JĂ€rgnes jĂ€lle 10h bussisĂ”it Bukaresti, mis oli seekord vĂ€ga palju parem. Bukarestis saatsime jĂ€rgemööda Ă€ra nii tĆĄehhid kui hispaanlased ja lĂ”puks jĂ€imegi vingete leedukatega kokku.squat-romania-parliament Plaanist öö Berliinis pidu panna ei tulnud kahjuks midagi vĂ€lja, sest lend sinna lĂŒkkus 2h edasi ja kohale jĂ”udsime rampvĂ€sinutena alles peale 00 öösel. Esimest korda oli mul lennujaama pĂ”randal magades soe. Soojus oli mu sees ja mu ĂŒmber ja just seetĂ”ttu oligi hommikune lennukile minek raske. Veider on mĂ”elda, kuidas tĂ€iesti vÔÔrastest inimestest on nii vĂ€hese ajaga vĂ”imalik saada midagi palju enamat, kui lihtsalt sĂ”brad. Nad on keegi, kellega sa oled kogu selle teekonna ja projekti lĂ€binud ja mĂ”nega veel pikemagi tee.squat-romania

Meie Eesti tiim oli ka super ning juba vaikselt plaanimegi paari trippi lĂ€hemale ja kaugemale. Eks nĂ€eb. See projekt Ă”petas mulle palju ja seda just mitte selle konkreetse teema osas, vaid ĂŒleĂŒldiselt: tuleb olla rohkem avatum, erinevate inimeste ja erinevate tegevuste osas, passiivsus tuleb maha jĂ€tta ja tĂŒĂŒpiline eestlaslik kinnisus samuti. Tuleb mĂ€rgata imelisi inimesi enda ĂŒmber varem, et vĂ€ltida lĂ”pus neid raskeid lahkuĂŒtlemisi.

R x

English: Before the project was over, we also had the chance to virtually plant a tree, participate in a “Let’s do it!”-type of trash picking activity, put together eco life videos and have an Oscar gala and the remaining cultural nights. The first part of the project and the second part were like day and night for me – if at one point there was one day where I really wanted to get home, then now, when it was finally the last day, there was nothing harder than sitting on that plane in Berlin and flying to Riga. Something just clicked inside me at some point, the communication with people was so much easier and now, when the project is over, some part of me actually flew to a different country than Estonia. And some of it was left in Romania. The notion of time had no meaning there – days did not mean anything, there was a party, no matter if it was Tuesday or Sunday and so there I was, finally getting to my room at 7 am on the last morning. What followed was a 10-hour bus trip to Bucharest, which was much better than the previous one. In Bucharest, we sent away the Spanish people and the Czechs and were stuck with the awesome (fucking) Lithuanians. We had a plan to spend our final night partying out in Berlin, but since our Bucharest-Berlin flight was delayed for 2 hours, we reached Germany only after 12 am and all of us were so tired. For the first time, I was warm sleeping on the floor of the airport. The warmth was inside me and surrounded me and that was the reason why it was so hard to get on that plane next morning. It’s weird to think how complete strangers could turn into friends and much more in so little time. They’re someone with whom you’ve completed this project and this journey and plenty more. Our Estonian team was super as well and we are already kind of planning some trips to here and there as well. We’ll see. This project taught me much more than just about eco life: you have to be more open about different people, different activities, not be so passive and leave behind the typical Estonian stubbornness. It is essential to notice amazing people around you sooner, to avoid the bitter goodbyes. 

Tri Paloski my loves.

half way there | rumeenia pt 1

Rumeenia projekt on poole peal ja ehk oleks hea teha vĂ€ike ĂŒlevaade, mis siiani toimunud on. Reis algas laupĂ€eval ja projekti toimumiskohta jĂ”udsime kohale alles esmaspĂ€eval. Tartu-Riia-Berliin-Bukarest-Poiana Negrii.. oeh selle kirjutamine oli juba vĂ€sitav. Berliin oli vinge nagu ikka, Bukarest samamoodi, seal tuleb tagasitulles veel vaba aega, aga 11h bussisĂ”it Poiana Negriisse oli konkreetne surm.

MĂ”ned mĂ”tted ja ĂŒleĂŒldist stuffi:

  • Toit on vĂ€ga odav. 2-liitrise Coca saab siit 50 eurosendiga kĂ€tte ja liitrise viina vĂ”id heal juhul saada 5 euroga.
  • Toitlustus projektil vĂ€ga ĂŒhekĂŒlgne, eriti kui liha ei söö: oad, kartul, SAI, vahel ka kapsas. Eestis valget saia ei tarbi, aga siin vĂ”ib lihtsalt nĂ€lga jÀÀda kui seda ei söö.
  • VĂ€ga-vĂ€ga palju kodutuid koeri ja see pidigi siin riigis suur probleem olema.. inimesed hoolivad rohkem lehmadest, lammastest ja hobustest, sest neid siin igas hoovis pmst ja lehma vĂ”is keset linnatĂ€navat vabalt ringi tsillimas nĂ€ha.
  • KĂ€isin elus esimest korda siis ka ‘pĂ€ris’ mĂ€gedes matkal, ehk siis sai ilusti lumes sumbata ja super vaateid nautida.
  • Saime teha trosslaskumist ĂŒle Dorna jĂ”e – torni ĂŒles ronimine oli jubedam, kui laskumine ise, mis oli cooool.
  • Projekti teema on ‘Ecolife’ ja irooniliselt on enamus projektis osalejad oma kĂ€itumise poolest tĂ€iesti teemale vastu: toitu visatakse meeletult Ă€ra, prĂŒgi jĂ€etakse kuhu juhtub jne.
  • Osalevad riigid on: Eesti, Rumeenia, Leedu, Hispaania ja TĆĄehhi ja ausalt öeldes, kuuldes igasugu asju teiste riikide kohta, tekib ikka selline tunne, et Eesti elu ikka vĂ€ga arenenud ja pĂ€ris hea.

Tegelikult oleks palju kirjutada, aga ei taha, et postitused ĂŒlipikad ka oleks. VĂ”ib-olla kunagi hiljem, kui projekt lĂ€bi ja asja veidi seeditud, saan pikemalt kirjutada.

R x

English: The Erasmus + Romanian project “Ecolife” is halfway done and I thought that I’d write down some thoughts.

  • Comparing to Estonia, the food is very cheap. Coke is like 4 times cheaper here, you’d get a 2 – litre bottle for only 50 euro cents.
  • The catering of the project is poor, specially if you don’t eat meat: only potatoes, WHITE BREAD, beans and an occasional cabbage. I don’t usually eat white bread at all, but here it is essential if you don’t want to starve.
  • There is a huge problem of homeless dogs and it makes me so sad. Then again, they have so many cows, sheep and horses, that the cows are even walking around the town streets freely
  • Went to a real mountain hike for a first time in my life. The views were breathtaking.
  • Did ziplining over the Dorna river, it was pretty cool
  • I have realized, hearing the stories of how lives are in other countries participating (Romania, Lithuania, Spain and Czech Republic) that the life in Estonia is actually really good and damn developed comparing to some of the others.

error vol 2 | ERM

Olen hetkel seda postitust kirjutades Berliini lennujaamas ja mĂ”tlen, et kui palju ma suudan tĂ€na öösel magada nii, et ei pĂ”eks, et keegi mu vÀÀrtusetut kohvrit Ă€ra vĂ”tta tahaks vĂ”i et kondid nii kangeks ei jÀÀks, et hommikul pĂŒsti ei saa.  Eks nĂ€eb. MĂ”tlesin, et panen kirja ka natukene meie teisest esinemisest Erroriga vast-avatud Eesti Rahva Muuseumis. Selle esinemisega sai normaalselt nalja: eelneval pĂŒhapĂ€eval Ă”ppisin ekstra selle jaoks uue kava Ă€ra, esmaspĂ€eval tuli teade: me ei esine, sest kliendile meeldib kĂŒll kava, aga muusika mitte. No olgu nii siis.. kolmapĂ€eval tuli aga vĂ€lja, et jah, esineme ikka, aga tĂ€iesti uue kavaga – a miks ei! Kahe pĂ€evaga kava selgeks, Ă”nneks polnud tehniliselt vĂ€ga raske kava ja reedel siis esinema.

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Tegu oli jĂ€rjekordselt mingi max fancy valged toolid- valged lauad – kuulsad inimesed ĂŒritusega ja boonusena sai siis ERM-i maja ka ĂŒle vaadata, ootan juba, et saaks sinna minna ka kui tavaline muuseumikĂŒlastaja, sest tundus huvitav. Mul pole ammu nii kiiret pĂ€eva olnud, kui see reede: proov ERM-is, linna, LĂ”unakeskusesse, uuesti linna ja siis esinemisele. Enamus aega veetsin sellest muidugi bussiga sĂ”ites, sest nii ERM kui LĂ”unakas on eri linna ÀÀrtes.. fun. Ei tegelikult oli tore, et me lĂ”puks ikkagi esineda siiski saime, see laval olemise ja esinemise tunne on lihtsalt ĂŒlim.

Ja siis jah.. teel Rumeeniasse, Poiana Negriisse.

R x

English: I’m currently writing this post in Berlin Schoenefeld airport, wondering how much sleep can I get tonight without worrying about someone taking my bag or getting all my body sore. We’ll see.. I wanted to to tell you about our 2nd performance with Error Dance School. It took place in the newly-opened Estonian National Museum. Of course it was as fancy as the event last week, white chairs and tables and catering and all. It all did not go as planned at first: I had to study a different dance before, then we found that that we won’t be performing and then again we WERE performing and I had to learn yet another new dance in two days.. woop. The performance day was hectic as well, with no time to even breathe, let alone eat. All was well in the end and it was sooo great to be on stage and to perform again..

error | esimene esinemine

Nagu mingis varasemas postituses vist mainisin, siis lĂ€ksin tagasi tantsima – Error Tantsukooli eliidi rĂŒhma. Paar nĂ€dalat trenni tehtud ja siis tuleb juba esimene jutt: paar esinemist tulemas. Mis seal ikka, kui nii siis nii. Vahepeal oli muidugi see asi ikkagi kahtluse all ka, sest lĂ€birÀÀkimised korraldajatega ei liikunud kuskile poole, aga poolteist nĂ€dalat enne esinemiskuupĂ€eva tuli kinnitus, et on esinemine. Selle jaoks pandi kokku tĂ€iesti uus kava, mistĂ”ttu kukkuski vĂ€lja selline asi, et esinemine oli reedel ja mina Ă”ppisin kava 2 tunniga Ă€ra.. esmaspĂ€eval. Enne esinemist oli veel plaanis ainult kaks trenni ja paar pĂ€eva enne esinemist selgus, et kohal on nii president, kui keskkonnaminister kui igasugu muud Riigikogu liikmed, seega.. NO PRESSURE eksole.

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VĂ€ike poose ikka punasel vaibal uhke puiduga

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Ei teadnud, kuidas kĂ€tt puusal hoida 😀 

Millega oli siis ĂŒldse tegemist, et siuke rahvas end kohale ajas? Arcwood by Peetri Puit OÜ tehase avamine PĂ”lvas. Kohale jĂ”udes oli ikka nĂ€ha kui fancy ĂŒritus see oli: valged lauad ja toolid, catering (söögiks pakuti austreid ffs..), esinejateks peale meie veel nt Endla Vaher, Laura PĂ”ldvere ja publiku hulgas tuntumatest nimedest Erki Nool ja Ivari Padar ning no, Ă”htujuht, kelleks oli Urmas Vaino. Kanal 2 oli ka laivis. Kohal pidime olema juba pĂ€ris vara, proovi tehes nĂ€gime kui vĂ€he ruumi meil tegelikult oli ja suht fucked tunne oli kĂŒll. LĂ”puks saime siis Ă€ra esinetud ja kuigi grupikava lĂ€ks ilusti, siis meie rĂŒhma ĂŒhe neiu soologa kukkusid asjad kĂŒll vĂ€ga ebameeldivalt vĂ€lja. Siiski, lĂ”pp hea, kĂ”ik hea ja jĂ€rgmine nĂ€dal juba uue hooga ERM-is esinemine, milleks vaja jĂ€lle uus kava Ă€ra Ă”ppida, yay!

R x

English: Like I mentioned a couple of posts ago, I went back to dancing – in the elite group of Error Dance School to be more precise. Couple of weeks of training and we already got some offers to perform. This particular event we performed at was fancy.. our President and other famous and influential names were present, there were white tables and chairs and the catering included oysters ffs… Anyway, I had to learn the routine in 2 hours on Monday and perform it on  Friday… no pressure. The stage was really small and all of us were quite nervous. At the end tho, almost everything went fine!! Wohooo.