2016 | in words

JĂ€lle on ĂŒks aasta ulme kiiresti mööda lĂ€inud…aasta, mis jÀÀb kindlasti meelde. Naljakas, kuidas internetis igalt poolt kajab vastu kui halb aasta 2016 oli ja mis iganes ja mina mĂ”tlen just, et pigem oli 2016 ikka hea aasta. Nii raske oleks kirjutada kĂ”igest, mis see aasta toimus, seega toon vĂ€lja mĂ”ned erilised nĂ€ited:

  • Reisimine: sel aastal jĂ”udsin kaks korda Berliini, mitu korda Riiga, Rumeeniasse (Bukarest, Poiana Negrii & Vatra Dornei) ja paar korda ka Vilniusesse. 2017. aastat alustan projektiga TĂŒrgis jaanuari lĂ”pus.
  • Tartu Ülikoolist bakalaureusekraadi saamine ja magistrisse astumine. Esimene poolaasta kulges eksamiks Ă”ppimise ‘tĂ€he’ all, raske see oli, aga tehtud sai! SĂŒgisel lĂ€ks nii, et astusin magistrisse ka.. eks nĂ€eb mis sellega saab.
  • Kolimine. Kolisime Madliga oma vĂ€ikesest ĂŒhetoalisest kökatskorterist kesklinna suuremasse ja ilusamasse.
  • Weekend Festival. KĂ€isime esimest korda Weekendil. Kuigi rahvas oli ulme palju, siis ĂŒleĂŒldine mulje oli tĂ€iesti kustumatu.
  • ÜliĂ”pilaste SuvemĂ€ngud. Ilmselt selle aasta kĂ”ige spontaansem otsus ja tĂ€iesti seda vÀÀrt – 3 pĂ€eva tĂ€is vingeid inimesi, head ilma ja lahedaid mĂ€lestusi.
  • Error Tantsukool. Hakkasin ĂŒle 3a uuesti tegelema sellega mis mulle tĂ”siselt meeldib: tantsimine. Kohe alguses olid ka head esinemised Arcwoodi avamisel ja ERM-is jne, mis motivatsiooni kindlasti juurde andsid.
  • Üritused. Erinevad sĂŒnnipĂ€evad, kokkusaamised klassiga, Halloween Tartus jne.
  • Projekt Rumeenias. See oli midagi mis mingis mĂ”ttes muutis minu perspektiivi mĂ”nedele asjadele tĂ€ielikult, avas silmi ja jĂ€ttis minusse jĂ€lje pikaks-pikaks ajaks.
  • Vilnius. TĂ€nu igasuguste asjade kokkulangevusele avastasin enda jaoks jĂ€lle ĂŒhe ilusa linna, Vilniuse. Kui varem oli London see linn, mis koguaeg tagasi kutsus, siis nĂŒĂŒd vĂ”ib Vilniuse sellesse samasse kategooriasse asetada.

Ja palju palju muud. VĂ”ib öelda, et sellel aastal sain palju uusi tutvusi, mitmed mu vÀÀrtushinnangud muutusid, vaatan mĂ”nele asjale hoopis teise pilguga ning olen (vĂ€hemalt ĂŒritan olla) veel avatum ja kindlameelsem, kui varem. Aastal 2017 lĂ€hen vastu uudishimuga, sest mĂ”ttes on igasuguseid huvitavaid asju. JĂ€rgmisesse postitusse panen ilmselt kokku mĂ”ned pildid aastast 2016.

Ilusat vana-aasta lÔppu! R x

English: Another year has passed by so quickly. A year that I will definitely remember. Funny how on the Internet, all you can see is how bad everyone thinks 2016 was and for me it is quite the opposite – I think 2016 was quite good to me. It would be hard to write everything down, but I will bring out some special things: 

  • Travelling. This year I made it to Berlin twice, to Riga many times, to Romania (Bucharest, Poiana Negrii & Vatra Dornei) and to Vilnius a couple of times. The cycle of travels in 2017 will begin with the project in Turkey at the end of January. 
  • Getting a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tartu and starting a master’s degree. The first half of the year was spent studying hard for the final exam – I made it! Graduated and started my master’s in the same field in September.. we will see how it goes. 
  • Moving. Madli and I moved from the tiny apartment to a bigger one in the center of the city.. much better. 
  • Weekend Festival. We went to Weekend for the first time. Although there was A LOT of people, the overall emotion was amazing. 
  • Student Summer Games. The most spontaneous decision of the year and probably one of the best ones – 3 days full of good weather, great time, awesome memories. 
  • Error Dance School. For the first time in over 3 years, I started doing something I love again – went back to dance practice. The first performances were already really good and gave further motivation. 
  • Miscellaneous. Several birthdays, gatherings with our high school classmates, Halloween party in our Tartu home. 
  • Project in Romania. This was something that in some ways changed my perspective on many things, opened my eyes and left a mark in me for a long-long time. 
  • Vilnius. Thanks to different coincidences and stuff, I discovered Vilnius for myself. I always thought that London was the city I’d always go back to, but I can say that Vilnius goes to that category now as well. 

And many other things. I can say that this year I got many new acquaintances, I value different things now, my point of view in many cases is much different and I (atleast hope to be) am more open and determined than before. I will meet 2017 with curiosity, because I have several interesting things in mind. The next post will be of some pictures from this year. 

’tis the season to be jolly | update

Oi kui pikk vahe on sisse jÀÀnud ja pĂ”hjusega ka – pole lihtsalt mitte millestki kirjutada. NĂŒĂŒd mĂ”tlesin, et vĂ”iks vĂ€ikese vahekokkuvĂ”tte siiski teha, sest paar asja ikkagi on toimunud ka vahepeal. NĂ€iteks toimusÂ ĂŒhel kolmapĂ€eval spontaanne vĂ€lja minek: kell oli juba 23 lĂ€bi, mina pitĆĄaamas ja valmis varsti magama minema, kui Madli tuleb ja pakub, et lĂ€heme vĂ€lja – mis siis ikka, mĂ”eldud-tehtud. Ühel pĂ€eval toimus Taukari kontsert ka, kuhu ma peaaegu (!) jĂ”udsin, ehk siis kodust vĂ€lja sain, aga Taukarit lĂ”puks ikka ei nĂ€inud.. mis siis ikka.

Semester sai ka vahepeal lÀbi, mis tÀhendab, et nagu eelmises postituses mainisin, aeg esseesid ja magistritööd kirjutada. No, see on ka lÀinud nii nagu ta on, midagi ikka tehtud on saadud. JÔulud tulid kuidagi nii kiiresti peale ja saigi eelmine nv jÔulupidudele algus tehtud, kui Erroriga KuutsemÀele lÀksime. Minust ei suusatajat ega lumelaudurit vÀga ei olnud, seega minu jaoks oligi kogu Ôhtu suur söömine ja juttu rÀÀkimine. Sauna sai ka!

Ja ongi see jĂ”ulunĂ€dal kĂ€es. Tulemas on nagu ikka, korralik söögipidu ja jĂ€rgmisel nĂ€dalal juba aastavahetus… what. Kuhu see 2016 lĂ€ks?

R x

English: Oi, a long time since the previous post, isn’t it? Well, there is a reason for it – nothing to write about. Still, I decided to make a little update, because a couple of things have went down nevertheless. For example, on Wednesday there was a spontaneous decision to go out: I was already in my pajamas, ready to go to sleep when Madli asked if I’d be up for going out and well, let’s do it. Also, there was a concert by Estonian singer Karl-Erik Taukar one day and I almost (!) made it. I made it out of our apartment, but didn’t make it to the concert.. Well there’s that. Also, the semester finally finished and like mentioned in the previous post, I have to do my master’s thesis and essays.. well some of it I’ve already done, but still a long way to go. Also, last weekend we had our Christmas party with my dance practice mates from Error Dance School at KuutsemĂ€e. I wasn’t up for any skiing and snowboarding, which is why I spent most of the evening talking to the people and eating.. and there was also a sauna! 

And now it’s the Christmas week and next week it’s NYE. What. Where did 2016 go?

and its december

Ma kÀisin jÀlle Leedus.

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Vilniusest on Londoni kĂ”rval saamas ĂŒks minu lemmikuid linnasid – siiani ei saa sellest veel kĂŒllalt. Tekkis vĂ”imalus sinna vĂ€ga-vĂ€ga hea pakkumisega minna ja kuna kĂ”igil kĂ€ed-jalad tööd tĂ€is, siis mis siin ikka – lĂ€ksin ĂŒksi. Sain ka Tallinnas armsate eco laifferitega (vĂ”i siis osaga neist) natukene aega veeta enne pikka bussisĂ”itu. Ilma eriliste ootusteta minek annab vĂ”imaluse selleks, et kĂ”ike vĂ”ib juhtuda. Plaanisingi omal kĂ€el linna avastada ja seda ma ka tegin: jalutasin Uzupises (kunstnike/hipsterite linnaosa) ringi, vanalinnas, ronisin ka pĂ€evavalguses Kolme Risti mĂ€e otsa, kĂ€isin KGB muuseumis, mis oli vĂ€ga huvitav, kogesin jĂ€llegi Vilniuse ĂŒlichilli ööelu ja lihtsalt nautisin kogu seal veedetud aega. Kuna leedukatele rÀÀkisin asjast eelmisel Ă”htul, siis oli loomulik, et enamusel juba omad plaanid olemas. Õnneks aga lĂ€ksid asjad niipidi, et minu jaoks ikkagi leiti aega ning seetĂ”ttu veetsingi suurema enamuse nv-st Matasega koos. Tore on koos olla inimesega, kes linna tunneb, teab hĂ€id kohti kuhu minna, mida nĂ€ha ja kellega kordagi igav ei hakka. Kvaliteetaeg suure algustĂ€hega.

Ja mis nĂŒĂŒd? Semester hakkab lĂ€bi saama, ongi kĂ€es pmst viimane nĂ€dal mil end kooli vaja ajada ja edasi lĂ€heb suureks essee-magistritöö kirjutamiseks (ma loodan).

R x

English: I went to Lithuania again. Vilnius is becoming one of my favourite cities next to London – still can’t get enough of it. I had a really good chance to go there and since everyone else was busy or had plans – I went alone. On Thursday I also got to spend some quality time with some of my Eco Lifers in Tallinn and then it was time for the long bus ride again. I didn’t have any expectations about the weekend, but that is when the best things tend to happen. I explored the city on my own, walked around Uzupis, the Old Town, climbed on top of the Three Cross mountain during the daytime as well, went to the KGB museum, experienced the chill nightlife of Vilnius again and many other things. Since I kinda said to the lithuanians that I was coming at the very last minute, people already had plans. Luckily things went that way that for the most part of the weekend I spent time with Matas. It’s amazing to spend time with someone who knows the city, knows the good (and bad haha) places to go, what to see and with whom you’re never bored. Quality time with a capital “Q”.

And what now? The semester’s coming to an end, its basically the last week of lectures and seminars and from here on, writing essays and my master’s thesis (hopefully).