Sorry I have been lazy updating this blog. But this post will bit longer long because quite many things happened during the spring.
After my winter break I kept on working hard with my school. My leg was really bad in the end of February but after few visits to different doctors it has become better little by little. I have even been running already. Danish health care system seems to be superb as well.
In April I visited New York with some of my fellow students for 9 days. It was very nice trip but it didn’t blew my mind. We had lots of free time because there were only one school visit in one day. I heard some nice concerts, visited museums and walked around mostly with my friend Sophie.
Me at the Staten Island, Manhattan at the backround.
During the easter few of my friends came to visit me. It was really nice to have them around. We made a road trip to northern Germany to place called Prora. There is a huge hotel from Third Reich era which was never used because second world war started. The hotel complex is totally four kilometers long. Now there is hostel where we stayed and they are developing the area as well. I think I will go back there some day.
In the beginning of May my parents visited me also. It helped me a lot when I gave them one bag of mine which was filled f.e. with all my vinyl records I had bought during the year.
Before I left back to Finland I played three gigs in one thursdays cafe. First I played some of my own material that I had composed during the year. Then we played our own compositions with 4th year project band and last set with little big band. After concerts there were huge party and jam session. It was really nice evening. Good thing was that my brother came to visit me and were there as well.
During the last weekend I had to clean and paint (!) my apartment before giving it away. I luckily had my friend Mads helping me with the job. And we did good job because I didn’t need to pay any penalty fees. We played a short gig with Mads also. Last two nights I slept at my friends place because I moved out from my apartment.
Me and Mads playing.
Mads is painting.
Then it was time the leave back home. It was of course little wistful to leave Denmark and say goodbye to my new friends in Denmark, but in the other hand it felt really nice to come back to Finland. My family and the most of my friends lives in Finland and I know a finnish language. I have nice apartment, nice job and so on.
After all I think it was a really nice year in exchange. I think that the danish way to learn music is slightly different that we have here in Finland. I had really nice teachers and it felt good to concentrate only to music for so long time. I’m also grateful for my new friends i got. I think I can see my circles in Finland from a different view after spending nine months in different place. Highly recommend!