it has been a while / sĂŒgis

No tere, vĂ”i peaks ĂŒtlema labas? Kuna oleme ju jĂ€lle lĂ”unamaal omadega. ÜhesĂ”naga, pole ammu kirjutanud ja ĂŒheks pĂ”hjuseks on see, et alustasin septembri alguses oma vahetussemestrit Vilniuse Ülikoolis. Long story short – meile öeldi, et kui bakas Erasmust ei teinud, siis nĂŒĂŒd pmst peab tegema. Esimene valik? Eks ikka UK… aga mingil pĂ”hjusel polnud UK-sse vĂ”imalik minna, ei tea isegi kas selle taga mingi normaalne pĂ”hjus ka vĂ”i ei, ĂŒhesĂ”naga otsustasin Vilniusesse tulla. PĂ”hjuseid palju miks just Vilnius, ilmselt olen enamusi neid siin blogis juba kĂŒll ja veel vĂ€ljendanud, ei hakka kordama end. 3 nĂ€dalat olen ma siin siis lĂ”puks veetnud, harjun vaikselt selle ĂŒhikaeluga ning saan lĂ”puks ka ehk nautida Ă”pinguid siin. Esimesed 10 pĂ€eva paraku lĂ€ksid selle nahka, et veetsin oma pĂ€evad-ööd stressates oma magistritööga seotud asjade ĂŒle. Inimesed on siiani pigem toredad ja leedu keele praktikat saab kĂŒll ja veel. Natukene olen end jaganud ka Vilniuse ja Kaunase vahel, sest vahelduse mĂ”ttes on ka hea seal kĂ€ia. Jagan ĂŒhikatuba ĂŒhe kasahhi tĂŒdrukuga ja ĂŒleĂŒldse on meie ĂŒhikas Ă”nneks see korteri sĂŒsteem, et kaks tuba jagavad kööki ja vannituba ning kĂ”rvaltoas on ka kasahhi tĂŒdruk ja prantslanna. Olen oma ĂŒhika “korteris” kĂ”ige vanem ja paratamatult on seda ka tunda. Jagades tuba kellegagi, kes on sinust 5 aastat noorem ning kogeb kĂ”ike esimest korda, tekib kohati “ma olen ikka vana” tunne kĂŒll, sest kui tema jĂ€rjekordsele peole lĂ€heb, jÀÀn mina ĂŒhikasse tegema töökĂ”nesid vĂ”i lugema jĂ€rjekordseid artikleid magistritöö jaoks. Samas, me kĂ”ik oleme seal olnud. JĂ€rgnevad kuud tĂ”otavad tulla pĂ”nevad, sest lisaks Erasmuse-elule on mul oodata pĂ€ris mitut sĂ”brannat siia kĂŒlla ja novembris lĂ€hen Islandile! Ja eks vaatab kuhu elu veel viib 🙂

R x

 

English: Well hello, or should I say labas? Since we are in the south again. Anyway, I have not written in quite a while and one of the reasons is that at the beginning of september, I started exchange studies in Vilnius University. Long story short – we were told that if we did not do Erasmus in bachelor’s, we’d have to do it in master’s. Of course my first choice was the UK, but for some weird reason it was not possible so I chose Vilnius. There are several reasons why and I’ve probably mentioned all of them already on this blog, so I won’t dwell on that. I’ve spent 3 weeks here, I’m slowly getting used to the dorm life and finally I’ll actually get to enjoy the studies here. For the first 10 days I was just stressing out because of things related to my master’s thesis. People so far are nice and Lithuanian language could be practiced everywhere. I’ve been also to Kaunas a couple of times ’cause it’s great to get the change of air (haha) for a bit. As of my dorm room: I share it with one kazakh girl and we are lucky that our dorm is like the “apartment” style, meaning we share a kitchen and bathroom with one other room, where also a kazakh girl and a french girl are living. I’m the oldest one in our “apartment” and well, from time to time the age gap is quite evident. Sharing a room with someone who is 5 years younger than me and experiences everything for the first time makes me think “damn, I am old” sometimes, ’cause when she’s going to another party, I’m probably left in dorm doing work calls or reading yet another academic article for my MA thesis. Then again, we’ve all been there. The following months seem to come quite good, because a few friends are coming to visit and I’m also going to Iceland in November! And we will see where the life takes me 🙂

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one, 2 and 3

Iga aasta tundub see sĂŒnnipĂ€ev aina kiiremini kĂ€tte tulevat. See aasta oli korraldusliku poole pealt tĂŒkk tegu, et lĂ”puks kuupĂ€evgi paika saada, seega kui 10.juuni Ă”htupoolikul kĂŒlalised saabuma hakkasid, oli kuidagi kergendatud tunne. Mulle ikka meeldib neid teemapidusid teha ja sel aastal oli teemaks sportlased. KostĂŒĂŒmide osas oli jĂ€lle ikka vĂ€ga naljakaid leide, mis on vĂ€ga vinge. Terve pĂ€eva veetsime ettevalmistusi tehes, tegin fotoseina, söögid-vĂ€rgid, et Ă”htu vinge tuleks. Vaikselt hakkas rahvast tiksuma ning lĂ”puks kui enamus kohal juba olid ning kĂ”hud esialgu tĂ€is söödud, siis otsustasin viktoriini teha. KĂŒsimused olid minuga seoses, spordikĂŒsimused ja niisama mĂ”ned vaheldumisi – omaarust tegin ĂŒpris lihtsa seekord, aga tundus, et pani siiski pead murdma. Sportlastele kombekohaselt tuli ka mĂ”ni vĂ”istlus korraldada, ehk siis tehtud sai teatejooks, mis lĂ€ks pĂ€ris lĂ”busalt. Üldiselt oli selline mĂ”nus olemine, sai palju juttu aetud inimestega, kellega ammu pole nĂ€inud ning lihtsalt nauditud olemist. Mingi hetk hakkas rahvas laiali valguma ning otsustasime linna edasi liikuda. Aed ja Aptek olid niivĂ”rd kuivĂ”rd rahvast tĂ€is, aga pidu polnud nii hea kui oleks vĂ”inud olla ning seepĂ€rast olimegi suht kiiresti juba kodus tagasi. Eri asjade kokkusattumisel juhtus see, et kell 3 kĂŒkitasime kolmekesi meie vĂ€lisukse taga ning sĂ”ime otse kausist riisisalatit… sest me ei saanud tuppa sisse.

JĂ€rgmisel pĂ€eval tegime naistega MĂŒĂŒriÀÀres brunchi ning kuna enamus liikusid Tallinna, otsustasin spontaanselt kaasa minna.. Samas tegelikult teadsin oma peas, et vaja oleks veel mĂ”ned esseed kirjutada, enne kui semestrile kriipsu peale tĂ”mmata saab, aga ei tahtnud sĂŒnnipĂ€evajĂ€rgset pĂ€eva nina arvutis Ă€ra raisata kah. KokkuvĂ”ttes jĂ€in sĂŒnnipĂ€evaga vĂ€ga rahule, kuigi vĂ€ga mitmed mulle tĂ€htsad inimesed kahjuks olid puudu. Uuel aastal uue hooga 🙂

 

R x

English: Every year it seems that the birthday is arriving quicker and quicker. This year it was kind of a struggle on the organizational part, because the date was still open until just before the party and so on. That is why I kind of felt relieved on the evening of the 10th of June when the guests finally started arriving. I like doing theme parties and this year was no exception: the theme was SPORT. There were some great finds amongst the costumes again, which was really fun. We spent the whole day doing preparations, making the photo wall, the food etc for the evening. Finally people started arriving and then, when most had arrived and had had their first bite of the food as well, I decided to have the quiz. The questions were about me: some were about sports and some just general knowledge tests – I thought I made it quite easy, but apparently not. As it was suitable for sportsmen, there had to be some competitions, so I had a relay, so people got to run around a bit and drink even more. Overall it was just this nice time, got to chat with some people who I have not seen in a long time and just enjoy the time with my friends. At some point people started leaving and we decided also to go to town. Aed and Aptek were full with people, but the party was not as good as it could have been, so we soon came back home and thanks to some unfortunate things, we ended up squatting in front of my front door, eating rice salad at 3 am… because we could not get inside the house. 

The next day we had a brunch with the girls in MĂŒĂŒriÀÀre cafe and since most people went to Tallinn, I spontaneously decided to go as well.. Although in my head I knew that I still need to write a couple of essays, before I could say bye to this semester, but I did not want to waste the post-birthday day sitting in front of my computer the whole day. As a conclusion, I really liked my birthday, although some people important to me could sadly not come.. New year, new opportunities 🙂

error | party

Peale TĂŒrgist tagasi tulekut on olnud suhteliselt kiire ja tĂ€nu sellele, et uus semester peale hakkas, see kiire elutempo ka jĂ€tkub. 5. veebruaril oli meil Error Tantsukooli talveetendus, kus eliit oli vĂ€ljas kahe kavaga. Tantsukoolis on meil kokku 12 rĂŒhma ning tĂ€itsa tore oli osasid kavu nĂ€ha, mida tublid treenerid teistele rĂŒhmadele kokku pandud – poiste kavad olid eriti vahvad. Meie kavad olid kaks tĂ€iesti erinevat kava: kava pealkirjaga ‘Loputus’ – kaasaegne tants, mis vĂ”tab hinge tĂ€iesti seest vĂ€lja (kunagi kui video ilmub, siis panen siia ka) ning kava nimega ‘Burlesque’, mis pigem selline showtantsulik kontsadel kava. Ausalt öeldes peale proove oli kĂŒll selline tunne, et mis toimub, mitte midagi ei tulnud vĂ€lja. Õnneks aga esinemisel polnud midagi hullu enam, saime tehtud ilusti ja hiljem lĂ€ksime mĂ”ndadega veel stuudio ruumidesse muljetama ning koju jĂ”udsingi alles sĂŒdaöö paiku. PĂ€ev enne tantsuetendust oli aga ka Ann’i sĂŒnnipĂ€ev, mille tĂ€histamist alustasime tema pool ning edasi liikusime Shootersisse. Kahjuks vĂ”i Ă”nneks otsustasid minu liigesed mulle karuteene teha ning tĂ€iesti paiste ja valusaks minna, mistĂ”ttu lĂ€ksin mingi aeg koju Ă€ra, sest ei tahtnud riskida sellega, et jĂ€rgmine pĂ€ev tantsida ei saa. Õnneks peale hommikust mudimist sain end ikka liikuma. NĂŒĂŒd ongi kĂ€es magistri esimese aasta kevadsemester, aeg lĂ€heb ikka liiga ruttu + see tĂ€hendab, et on vaja reaalselt hakata magistritööga tegelema ja ma ei tea, kas ma selleks veel valmis olen.

R x

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Burlesque

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Loputus

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Anni food

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Shots n’stuff

English: After getting back from the project in Turkey stuff has gone by quite quickly and now that the new semester has begun, the fast pace continues. On February 5th we had our dance schools winter showcase and our elite group had 2 routines. In our dance school, there are a total of 12 groups and it was pretty cool to see some of the other routines as well – some of the boys’ group routines were awesome. Our routines were two different ones: the one called ‘Loputus’ was a contemporary dance, after which it was usually hard to breathe.. the other one was ‘Burlesque’, which was a show dance, high heels and stuff. After reherseals the feeling was not great at all, nothing seemed to work out. Luckily the performances turned out to be good or atleast the feedback was like that. After the concert we went with some people to our studio to talk about the showcase, overall stuff, look at old pictures and so on. The day before the showcase was also Ann’s 23rd birthday. We started out at her place and later on moved to the Shooters club. At some point my joints decided to give up and swell up, which is why I went home, in order to actually move the next day. And now it is the spring semester of my first year in master’s.. and I actually have to get to work and start writing my master’s thesis… and I don’t know if I am ready for it. 

hello 2017

Juba nĂ€dalake oleme omadega olnud aastas 2017. Ausalt öeldes pole siiani vĂ€ga sellist tunnet, nagu oleks uus aasta, aga mis siis ikka. JĂ”ulud perekeskis mööda saadetud saabuski see aastavahetus kĂ€tte. Pmst kuni viimase nĂ€dalani polnudki vĂ€ga kindel mis 31 siis saama hakkab, aga lĂ”puks toimus ikka klassikaline Niine Õlleka AastalĂ”pu Gala (pikk jutt) ja nagu ikka, siis enne 00.00 kuuse alla kogunemine ja kuigi algselt plaanis polnud, sattusin veidikeseks ajaks Vana Kinno ka. Tore – mis muud. ÜlejÀÀnud aeg Haapsalus saigi veedetud puhates ja kooliasjadega tegeledes, sest nii kui 2017 kukkus, siis hakkasid tĂ€htajad peale lendama.

Ja paar muud asja veel toimunud.

Juba olengi Tartus tagasi ning jĂ€tkame asja tantsu lainel, sest meil on nĂŒĂŒd Erroriga uued ruumid ehk: meil on ruumi! Nii pĂ”nev, sest tulemas on talveetendus veebruari alguses ja igasugused vĂ”istlused ja asjad, woop!

R x

English: It has already been a week of 2017. Honestly, it still doesn’t feel like a new year, but whatever. Spent the Christmas with my family and then it was time for NYE. Up until like the last week the plans for NYE were still not sure, but still, in the end we had the classic Niine Õlleka Gala (long story), as usual, gathering around the town’s Christmas tree before the clock strikes 12 and although it was not in my plans at first, I went to the party at Vana Kino as well. Cool – what else. The rest of the time I spent in Haapsalu was spent resting and doing school stuff, because as soon as 2017 came, all the deadlines also appeared sooo… 

And a couple of other things have happened as well. 

And I’m back in Tartu and we’ll continue with the dancing thing, because we now have enough room! Yup, got ourselves new practice halls and all. So awesome, because we will have our winter showcase thingy at the beginning of February and competitions and stuff coming up as well, woop!

 

’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?

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..

haapsalu, pĂ€rnu ja pĂ€ike

Eelmine nĂ€dalavahetus oli see kuu ĂŒks vĂ€sitavamaid, aga kindlasti ka seda vĂ€simust vÀÀrt. KĂ”ik algas reedega, kui olin 8-21 tööl ja siis peale seda oli plaan otse Haapsallu hakata sĂ”itma. Seekordne sĂ”it oli veel lĂ€bi Viljandi ja PĂ€rnu ka, seega teekond venis natukene pikemaks, Haapsallu jĂ”udes olid silmad nagu pisikesed pilud peas ja vĂ€simus ikka hull. Samas jĂ”udsime linna just ideaalsel ajal, sest pidu vanalinnas oli juba tĂ€ies hoos ja Aptekis muusika vĂ€ga hea, niiet jĂ”udsimegi koju noo nii umbes 5 ajal. JĂ€rgmine pĂ€ev oli jĂ€lle tĂ€is igasuguseid huvitavaid tegevusi ja Ă”htul uue hooga peole. Jamh, ka siis jĂ”udsime umbes 5 ajal koju. PĂŒhapĂ€ev oli veidi rahulikum, tegime kerge MĂŒĂŒriÀÀre as usual ja jah. EsmaspĂ€eva Ă”htul Tartusse tagasisĂ”it oli jĂ€lle lĂ€bi PĂ€rnu, Steffani pitsa maitses hĂ€sti nagu alati ja no PĂ€rnu on koguaeg lihtsalt niii mĂ”nus.

Ebareaalne, et juba ongi juuli pĂ”himĂ”tteliselt lĂ€bi ja suve viimane kuu algamas. Kuidas see suvi alati niii kiiresti kĂ€est jookseb? Samas, august tĂ”otab tulla vinge: Weekend, igasugused sĂŒnnipĂ€evad jne, mis coolio. Aa ja andsin ikkagi alla ja panin uuesti geelid peale – no nii mugav lihtsalt ja kĂŒĂŒned koguaeg ilusad ka. AitĂ€h Karmenile jĂ€rjekordse ilusa töö eest 🙂

R x

English: Last weekend was one of the most tiring ones yet, but it was all worth it. It all started on Friday: I had work from 8am to 9pm and we decided to go to Haapsalu right after it. We chose the road through Viljandi and PĂ€rnu, which meant the distance was even longer – over 3 hours. When we finally got to Haapsalu, we were quite tired, but we had just arrived at the right time, the party in the city was in full force, so we stayed and got home around 5am instead. Next day was also full on good activities and at night, we once again partied.. until 5am haha. Sunday was much more chill, we went to the MĂŒĂŒriÀÀre cafe etc. The ride to Tartu on Monday evening was once again through PĂ€rnu, where we got some Steffani pan pizza, which is soooo good! PĂ€rnu is always so good. 

It unreal that the summer is almost over and the last month is just about to start. How is it that the summer is always going so fast? Then again, August will probably be awesome: the Weekend festival, birthdays etc.. coool. Oh and I got gel nails done again – they’re just so comfortable and look great. Karmen did a great job as usual 🙂