TĂŒrgi | summer edition

KĂ€isin oma esimesel soojamaa reisil.. vĂ”i tehniliselt siiski teisel. Adanas. Vahe selles, et jaanuaris TĂŒrgis kĂ€ies oli seal kĂŒlmem kui Eestis.. niiet kas see ikka loeb? Tuli spontaanne vĂ”imalus minna pagulasteemalisele projektile ja miks mitte. Poleks vist ilus kahte asja nii vĂ”rrelda, aga vĂ€hemalt jaanuari projekti just mitte parim teostus sai nĂŒĂŒd kĂ”vasti heastatud. RÀÀkida oleks palju, kuid parem on lĂŒhidalt asjad kokku vĂ”tta: peaaegu 10 pĂ€eva minimaalset internetikasutust (seal lihtsalt puudus wifi enamus kohtades), igapĂ€evaselt 35-45 kraadi sooja, maailma parimalt valmistatud TĂŒrgi riis, grupitööd ja tegevused, vĂ€ljasĂ”idud Vahemere ÀÀrde, mĂ€gedesse, TĂŒrgi suurimasse, Sabanci moĆĄeesse jms ning ka pagulaslaagrite kĂŒlastused. Viimane neist mainitutest oli konkreetne reality check, sest oma silmaga nĂ€ha kuidas inimesed elavad keset pĂ”ldu presendist valmistatud telkides, lapsed jooksevad rĂ€balatest riietes ringi ning lĂ€hevad 10kesi ĂŒhe palli pĂ€rast kaklema ja et inimesed karjuvad su peale araabia keeles et ‘miks te meid ei aita!?’ ja tĂ”mbavad ja tirivad sind igat pidi, on ikka hull. Ja selliseid inimesi on TĂŒrgis miljoneid.. ning siis mĂ”elda kuidas Eestis tehakse suur teema sellest kui mĂ”ni uus pagulaspere siia suunatakse, on kĂŒll naeruvÀÀrne.

RannapĂ€ev oli tore, vesi oli ligi 30 kraadi ja niii soolane. Ja rannaliiv oli kuum. Kuna olen 365 pĂ€eva aastas lumivalge, siis muidugi tipnes pĂ€ev sellega, et pĂ”lesin nii hullult Ă€ra, et kolm ööd korralikult magada ei saanud – ei aidanud see 3x SPF 50 mÀÀrimine mitte midagi. Ja Adana mĂ€gedes ringi sĂ”itmine tuletas mulle Rumeeniat meelde.

R x

English: I went on my first trip to a warm country.. or well, technically on the second one. To Adana. The difference is that in January, Turkey was even colder than Estonia, so does it really count? I had the spontaneous chance to join a project on the topic of refugees and I thought ‘why not?’. I think it’s not nice to compare two things like that, but atleast the not-so-good organization of the January project was now compensated. There would be much to tell, but it’s better to conclude things shortly: almost 10 days of minimal internet usage (wifi was just non-existant there), 35-45 degrees Celsius on daily basis, the best Turkish rice or rice in general I’ve ever eaten, group works and different activities, field trips to the Mediterranean Sea, the mountains and the Sabanci Central Mosque, the biggest mosque in Turkey and also, visits to the refugee camps. The last of all mentioned was the biggest reality check, because seeing with your own eye how people live in the middle of some random field in tarpaulin tents, the children running around in shabby clothes and how 10 children go fighting over one random football is crazy. Add to that the fact that the women and children grab you, a white Western-looking person whenever and however they can and scream to your face in Arabic: “why don’t you help us??”. There is millions of people living like that in Turkey.. and then to think that in Estonia, where we have about 150 refugees, when a refugee family is placed here, it is made into this huge big deal, is pathetic.

The day at the beach was great, the water was about 30 degrees Celsius and so salty. And the sand was HOT. Since I’m usually paper white 365 days a year, then I of course managed to get a major sunburn, no matter that I used SPF 50 3 times during our 4.5 hour stay there.. and that resulted in not being to able move myself properly nor sleep for three days. Driving around Adana region mountains reminded me of Romania.

 

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may | a very brief summary

Semestri lĂ”pp pressib peale ja kogu mai kuu on ĂŒleĂŒldse ĂŒks suur blur olnud, mistĂ”ttu pole vĂ€ga aega ega tahtmist olnud siia midagi kirja ka panna. Mai algust ausalt öeldes vĂ€ga ei mĂ€letagi, sest peakohal oli magistritöö kavandi esitamise tume pilv ja silme ees vaid see, et ĂŒks hetk saab veidike puhkust. See puhkus oligi Reili ja SĂ€raga nĂ€dalavahetus Vilniuses, sest nende viimane tripp sinna oli novembris, kui veel kĂŒlm ja pime oli, seega tegime plaani minna koos uuesti, aga siis, kui soe on. TĂ”esti –  oli soe. Too nĂ€dalavahetus oli ka esimene, kus Eestiski suvesooja oli tunda ja lĂ”una pool on ju alati soojem. Kogu nĂ€dalavahetus oli vĂ€ga vinge, leedukatest veetis meiega kĂ”ige enam aega Gytis ning teisel pĂ€eval vaatamata kĂ”igele jĂ”udsime lĂ”puks ka Kaunasesse, kus just olid toimumas HansapĂ€evad ning kĂ€isime vaatasime ĂŒle kuidas Matas tööd tegi. Terve nĂ€dalavahetus oli ĂŒks suur hea ilma nautimine: jalutasime Kaunases ringi, kĂ€isime Vingise pargis, nagu ikka siis ka Kolme Risti mĂ€el ning nautisime mitu pĂ€eva head toitu lageda taeva all. Viimasel pĂ€eval naistega asju kokku vĂ”ttes ja niisama juttu ajades oli selline tunne, et pole ammu nii sĂŒdamest naerda suutnud.  Kvaliteetaeg. KĂŒll on tore, et polegi palju aega jÀÀnud enne kui saangi juba jĂ€lle tagasi. Tegime ka Erroriga kolmanda videofilmimise Ă€ra, mis oli ka vĂ€ga fun. Ja siis ma suutsin endale kuskilt silmapĂ”letiku ĂŒles korjata, niiet mĂ”ned pĂ€evad nĂ€gin nagu korralik Terminaator vĂ€lja, see oli ka pĂ”nev.

Ja esimene aasta magistriĂ”ppest ongi lĂ€bi – sĂŒrr. Samas, kuna hetkel on plaan kĂ”igele vaatamata jĂ€rgmisel kevadel siiski Ă€ra lĂ”petada, on pingutada vaja rohkem ja veelgi. Absoluutselt ajataju enam ei ole ning seetĂ”ttu ei saagi vĂ€ga aru, et juba ongi suvi kĂ€es.. selle suve vĂ”i noh.. nii palju kui ma sellest siin olen, veedan Haapsalus ning juba kohe varsti ongi kĂ€es jĂ€lle minu sĂŒnnipĂ€ev, millest kirjutan kindlasti ĂŒhe pikema postituse 🙂

R x

English: The end of an another semester is pushing on and the whole month of May has kinda been a huge blur, which is why I haven’t really had the time or urge to write anything here. Honestly, I can’t even remember anything from the beginning of the month besides the fact that I spent it under the dark cloud of my master’s thesis proposal. Basically I made it through that only due to the fact that I had this vision of the vacation in my head and that vacation came in the form of a quick weekend trip to Lithuania together with Reili and SĂ€ra. Since they were last there in November when it was still dark and cold, it was about time to go and enjoy some good weather as well. And the weather was good – it was actually the same weekend when Estonia also had the chance to enjoy some sun. The whole weekend was great, as usual – Gytis was the one of from the Lithuanians who spent the most time with us and it was awesome. On the second day, against all odds, we made it to Kaunas as well, where we visited the Hanseatic Days and saw Matas working hard. The whole weekend was one big enjoyment of good weather: we walked around Kaunas, visited the Vingis Park and the Three Cross Hill again and had some nice outdoor meals throughout the weekend. On the last day, talking with the girls and discussing the weekend, I felt like I hadn’t had such a great laugh in a while. Quality time. Atleast I don’t have to wait that long before I can go back. We also had a third video shoot with Error, which was also fun. Besides that I somehow managed to get an eye inflammation, which is the reason why for some days I looked like legit Terminator… that was also interesting. 

And my first year of master’s studies is already over – surreal. Then again, since I still have the plan to graduate next spring, I have to work hard and harder. I don’t sense time at all anymore, which is why I don’t really acknowledge that summer is here already and due to some things, I am spending the summer, or well the time in Estonia, in Haapsalu. Also, it is once again my birthday soon and of that I’ll definitely do a longer post. 🙂

pĂ€ike paistab, ilm on soe

Ma ei mĂ€leta millal ma reaalselt midagi kogusin, aga pĂ€ikeseprillidega on kĂŒll nii, et kui nĂ€en paari mis mulle meeldib, siis vĂ€ga ei kĂ”hkle ostmisega. Hetkel on mul neid 9 paari, aga ma olen jummmmala kindel, et mul peaks veel paar-kolm paari olema, mis on siis ilmselt kuskile omapead jalutama lĂ€inud vĂ”i tee kellegi teise kotti leidnud. Niisiis otsustasin, et pildistaks nad kĂ”ik ĂŒles ja kirjutaks paar sĂ”na juurde ka, et kuidas nad minuni jĂ”udnud on ja ilmselt on enamus postitust tĂ€is awkwardly poseeritud pilte minust ja mu pĂ€ikeseprillidest, pls bare with me. A ĂŒks asi on minu puhul tĂ€itsa kindel: mind vĂ€ga ei huvita kas prillid otseselt mulle sobivad vĂ”i mitte. Kui nad mulle meeldivad, siis ma kannan neid ikka.

prillid1

pruunid

Vasakult tulles siis esimesed prillid ostsin ilmselt ma ei mĂ€leta millal Takkost? Olgugi, et kuju poolest need minu nĂ€oga kĂŒll perfektsed ei ole, siis olen seda paari kĂŒll vist lĂ€bi ja lĂ”hki kandnud. Keskmise paariga on asjalood aga hoopis teised: ostsin need aprillis uk-s kĂ€ies Primarkist, maksid need Ă€kki 1 pound ja kuigi pildil see nii vĂ€ga vĂ€lja ei tule, on neil kerge loomamuster. Seda paari pole veel kordagi kandnud, sest ma lihtsalt ei ole seda suutnud kuidagi mingi riietuse juurde sobitada, aga ehk nĂŒĂŒd suvel tuleb see aeg. Viimane paar on kĂ”ige uuem, need saabusid nĂ€dalake tagasi ja tellisin need Ebayst. Kuigi kandnud pole ka neid veel kordagi (meil on ju pĂ€ikest nĂ€ha kord aastas), meeldivad need mulle vĂ€ga.

prillid2

mustad

Need paarid peaks olema siis need mis on ‘mustad’. Juba esimese paari kohta saan öelda, et ei mĂ€leta, millal neid viimati ĂŒldse sahtlist vĂ€lja oleksin vĂ”tnud. Raamide ÀÀrtes on neil mingid metallist kaunistused ja prill ise on vĂ€ga-vĂ€ga tugev. Keskmise paariga oli tegelikult hea lugu: ostsin uk-st koos ĂŒleval mainitud paariga ka taolised, aga ainult kuldsed. Madlile need kuldsed aga vĂ€ga meeldisid ja kuna tal olid need konkreetsed keskmised, mis talle enda arust ĂŒldse ei sobinud, otsustasime need omavahel Ă€ra vahetada ja mina olen selle vahetusega kĂŒll vĂ€ga rahul. Just seda paari vist olen viimasel ajal kĂ”ige rohkem kandnud, sest need sobivad kĂ”igega, kanna sa siis kuldset, hĂ”bedat vĂ”i vikerkaart seljas. Viimane paar on vist kĂ”ige omapĂ€rasem mida oman? Ostsin need ĂŒkskord Humanast 2 euroga ja neil on siuke eee what is this, mingi joon vĂ”i traat vĂ”i kurat teab mis asi seal ĂŒleval. Selline tulnukaprill on veits, aga coolio.

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lambikas

Ja olemegi jĂ”udnud tĂ€iesti viimase kolmikuni. Kolmest kahte paari kannan ka ikka vĂ€ga harva, pigem kannab Ă”de isegi rohkem kui mina. Esimene paar peaks tegelikult olema sinakas-rohelist vĂ€rvi, mida siin ilmselt nii hĂ€sti ei erista. Kui ma hĂ€sti mĂ€letan (alzu strikes), on need kunagi ammu SeppĂ€lĂ€st ostetud ja ilmselt ostsingi need pigem just vĂ€rvi pĂ€rast. Kahjuks on neid raske kuskile riietuse juurde sobitada, mistĂ”ttu ootavad ilmselt paremat aega sahtlis. Keskmine paar on ka ĂŒks nendest, mida olen lĂ€bi ja lĂ”hki kandnud pmst. Sain nad Egle kĂ€est paar aastat tagasi peale seda kui ta neid mu hipi sĂŒnnal kandis ja samamoodi – tean, et need ei sobi mulle perfektselt, aga ma ei tea, need lihtsalt istuvad iga riietusega oma neutraalse vĂ€rvi pĂ€rast. Viimaseks olen jĂ€tnud oma kĂ”ige vĂ€rvilisema paari: raam on kreemjas-valge roosade lilledega. TĂ€itsa ausalt ei mĂ€letagi, kust need sain ja samamoodi, olen vĂ€ga harva kandnud. No ma ei teaaa, ei raatsi lihtsalt Ă€ra anda vĂ”i midagi muud teha nendega, mida ei kanna ĂŒldse vms, mĂ”tlen ikka: ‘oh Ă€kki kunagi kannan’, aga keda ikka lollitan.

Ja siis juhtub ikkagi nii, et kui pÀike paistab, ei ole minul pÀikeseprille kÀepÀrast vÔtta.

R x