happiness

Viimastel nĂ€dalatel on olnud igasuguseid toredaid ja mĂ”ndasid mittetoredaid asju. Toredamad olid nĂ€iteks need mĂ”ned hetked mis Eestis olles (jah sattusin korra sinna ka paar nĂ€dalat tagasi) sĂ”pradega ja perega said veedetud, siis need hetked mis sĂ”pradega siin saanud veeta, nagu nĂ€iteks see, et Reili Vilniusesse tuli jĂ€lle ja siis sai terve nĂ€dalavahetuse kvaliteetaega veedetud ja Matase ja Gytisega (minu jaoks esimest korda) Vichy veepargis kĂ€idud. Ja nĂ€iteks see spontaanne pĂ€ev Riias Annega, kui olime rampvĂ€sinud, aga tore oli ikka. VĂ”i siis see kui mĂ”ni aeg tagasi Romkat ĂŒle pika aja nĂ€gin ja jĂ€lle, minu jaoks esimest korda, Gediminase lossi juures ĂŒleval kĂ€isin. Ja aina paremaks ta lĂ€heb. Lasen piltidel kĂ”neleda.

R x

English: Last few weeks have been filled with great and some not-so-great things. As of the great things one could maybe mention those moments spent with friends and family in Estonia (yes, I went there for a weekend as well) and those moments spent with friends here, like the fact that Reili came to Vilnius again and the whole weekend was filled with quality time and we visited the Vichy water park with Matas and Gytis (for me, for the first time). Also the day that we spontaneously spent in Riga with Anne and although we were so tired, we still enjoyed it. Or the day when I saw Romka over a long time and went up to (for me, again, for the first time) the Gediminas castle. And it keeps getting better. I will let the pictures talk.

 

 

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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 🙂

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. 🙂

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!