Author Archives: Johannes Torppa

Homesickness…

…is getting worse towards the end. I have to say that I really haven’t felt homesick before. Just random moments when I miss my friends and family but now that the end of the exchange period is closing I feel homesick everyday. Last weekend it was midsummer festival in Finland so four of us Finnish […]

Randomness

 “The Oxford English Dictionary defines “random” as “Having no definite aim or purpose; not sent or guided in a particular direction; made, done, occurring, etc., without method or conscious choice; haphazard.” This concept of randomness suggests a non-order or non-coherence in a sequence of symbols or steps, such that there is no intelligible pattern or […]

I shaved my balls for this?

Now that I have been in Germany for seven months I think I should tell You something about partying here. First of all You need girls. A lot of girls. If You have a group of guys with more then three people then you have no chance to get in to any of the clubs. […]

I thinks it’s time…

…to finally update my blog. I’ve been “busy” (too lazy) to update it for a while but here it comes.   I just had a great weekend at the Alps but before telling more about that I will update my situation here in Germany.   So I’m officially doing a “DD” and I’m not talking […]

Holidays are finally over…

…and it’s time to start focusing on studying again. The best part about that is that I have only 4 hours of school per week because almost all of the courses ended before Christmas :/. So now I’m trying to focus on training. I asked an offer from “Fitness First” gym for half a year and […]

Visiting Francesca and Martina in Münich…

…and seeing them after a very long time. I met these two wonderful persons in Finland almost two years ago. We met during “Vappu” in Jyväskylä’s “Kirkkopuisto” which is, well, a common place for young people to celebrate :D. After that we hang out in Jyväskylä quit a lot but of course the time came […]

Finally…

…a road trip to Italy including Switzerland, Austria and Liechtenstain. First I would like to introduce You to our group: “Audi man”, Toni. Oldest and wisest. Likes to ride his bicycle and of course to drive our rented Audi.   “The typical Finnish guy”, Otto, in the words most positive meaning. Likes to hunt, drink beer and […]

The best weekend so far…

…but first I’ll tell You something about the week before. Our teacher had her birthday on Tuesday, so we decided to surprise her. We wrote on the board in many languages “Happy birthday” and someone of us had even baked a cake for her. And of course when she came in we started singing. Here are some […]

Visit to Kessler and Heidelberg…

…were amazing. I’ve been to Kessler also in February, but when there’s an opportunity to visit the oldest sekt factory in Germany, I’ll use it every time. Sekt is sparkling wine which is made in Germany – kind of like Champagne is sparkling wine which is made of specific grapes which are produced in  the Champagne region […]

Visit to the Mercedes-Benz Museum…

…for the second time. I did my first visit there in February 2012 but I went there again because… well I was said that it’s a compulsory. But it was a good visit anyway. I’ve noticed that in Germany  the teachers think that a student, no matter what his/her age is, is not an adult. […]