Monday, September 03, 2007

RAKKAIN TERVEISIN, KANELI


There is a song I have been given some time ago. In the song, a Finnish guy Arto writes from south-somewhere; like that he moved to that particular south and he would stay there for some time. The song-letter concludes with the lines Rakkain terveisin, Arto. With love, Arto. This song I have recalled last week. Yet my story is reverse. Unlike the guy Arto, I have moved up north. I am in Finland.

Where shall I start? There is much to tell, my dear people... but I am a bit tired at the moment. So many words there was, so many tiny stories... but now it is hard to find them. Thus, I plan to write more in the days to come. Also, I plan to add some photos. I did not have proper time to take any during the past days. However, last Monday, I left Ljubljana, direct flight from Letališče Jožeta Pučnika, the former Ljubljana Brnik Airport. The plane took me all the way to Helsinki. It was an evening flight. And as I left Finland at the break of the dawn last last year, now I reached the land when the day ended. As I did not sleep my last night in Finland a year ago, I did not sleep my new first Finnish night either. It felt as I would make one big circle. Last year, this year. Same time, same month. Morning, night. And no sleep in between.

This time, there was another reason for my insomnia. I needed to wait for the night bus from Helsinki-Vantaa. The bus that took me to the place where I am now. I traveled to Jyväskylä.

So, now I am in
Jyväskylä. The centre of Keski-Suomi, Mid-Finland. In my own room, in a student apartment. For the first time in my life I actually live in a student apartment. And yep, the main reason for my relocation are MA studies. I have applied to MA Programme in Digital Culture at Jyväskylän Yliopisto, University of Jyväskylä. This project of mine has been going on since January, and there were times when I was totally unsure if I would be going or not. However, when the scholarship was approved to me, my final decision was a bit easier.

Now I am in Finland. I have been getting questions from the Finns, like - why have you chosen Finland? Well, I do not actually know... or better, my heart knows the best. The MA programme attracts me, one reason, there is no tuition fee for the MA, second reason, and I would like to develop my language skills, the reason number three. Okay, some time ago, I was also in contact with somebody from Finland. That communication has turned into a pretty crucial point of my life, so it seems. Will we ever meet again? I cannot tell. Life, various stories, and so on. I miss some past, yet the future awaits.

Still, I cannot totally get this move to the future. Today, my club in Slovenia has had a first Nanbudo training after summer, I have felt a sting in my heart in the midst of these woods here...

Alright. It is getting late; according to that, I am getting sleepy. Tomorrow starts the Orientation Week for all new students. So much for now in my first letter from north... my friends and fellow bloggers, stay fine.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Goodddd luckk!!!!!
Giselle

kaneli said...

Kiitos. ;) The same to you. :) I hope Japan was a nice experience.

Aelfsciene said...

Jaz cem videt cimvec slikc. Pa finske tipe slikej ;)

kaneli said...

Danes sem fotkala eno veverico, mimogrede, mi je prav luštno pozirala na smreki. Po moje je bil veverček. ;)

alcessa said...

Super. Krasno! :-)

PIKČRZ, PLIZ! :-)