Saturday, September 22, 2012

Week 38

To my surprise I DID receive something this week! And Friday's mail really made my day!

Monday
A letter from a postcard pal who'd rather write letters

Tuesday
I sent 2 swaps (FBs, stickers, airmail "stickers", postcards and letter sheets)

Stamps from up close :)
Letters from Malaysia, Germany and South Korea (STAMPS!!STAMPS FROM SOUTH KOREA!!!)
Wednesday

Newest ANIME mag :)

Thursday

New letter from Germany
"found your address from a FB"



Friday

2 letters (Austria and Germany) and postcards from Netherlands (2 replied immediately after they got my mail I sent this Monday :O)

Postcard pal went to Bali but didn't have the time to send mail from there :)


Promised postcards from Bali :)


And then to Yoshi's package. I swear she was the one who made me cry as her small package was amazing, it came exactly when I needed something to cheer me up..



Exactly like me!

Le Letter

Some letter sheets and envelopes

As well as stickers.

Lets hope that I will be able to write during the weekend!

~Lily

Friday, September 21, 2012

This week has been a terrible one for me.. With some good things here and there..

I talked with a Chinese upper classman - J (also a neighbour of mine) on Wednesday and chose to skip one class (2pm-3.30pm) to go to a café with her just to find out that the Business English classes on Thursday 2pm-6pm aren't compulsory for Finnish students - I'm not going there as I've already done my elective studies so I have 4 hours more during the weekdays to work on my assignments! (at least some good things). We also agreed to meet up on Monday evening at her place and have some sort of a tea party - she has some Chinese tea with her and told me what kind of mixes she usually does - and she promised to make me one extra special mix of hers.
I finally got to know another Chinese student (she's also a second year but majors in marketing) and it seems that whenever I spend time with J she'll most probably join us as there aren't that many Chinese students in here - even my flatmate is Chinese born Vietnamese..


As I dropped Business English, I only have Russian and Swedish classes (8am-2pm) on Thursdays and this Thursday my Swedish class was cancelled so I only had the Russian class 8am-10am. All thanks to the fact that I didn't get to bed before 1am (I was worried over money issues - more about it later on) so I over slept - I had my alarm ringing 6.30am but apparently I shut it and continued sleeping.. SO I spent the day finishing one assignment and started to write letters. Somehow I managed to write 2 letters (will send those out on Monday though) before I crashed down, cried for hours and staid in my room the whole day. My Finnish speaking flatmate saw me once or twice that evening (I usually have my door open and spend time with her in the kitchen) and asked what was wrong as she saw that I had been crying. I didn't talk about it because I didn't want to start crying again (though I did immediately after I got to my room and shut the door)..
NOTE: I hardly ever cry no matter how sad or frustrated I am

So why the heck did I fall apart? Thanks to a big mess and misunderstanding I have to pay over 350€.  And note that that's EXTRA. On top of that I have my normal bills and rent and everything to pay and as I usually have 100€ (if even that) a month for food and anything extra, I had to cancel my trip to Rovaniemi and spend all of my savings for that frigging payment... My mom was yelling at me, my dad was trying to calm me down and everyone else whom I talk to about this reacted more or less with words such as "shit happens, life is a bitch". I was crying my eyes out and just cried for hours..
I need to get a part-time job or two and as I already have some difficulties with my studies I have no idea whether I'm going to survive this year or not. I have 2 possible places where I could work at but it would mean that I spend Mon-Fri at school and work my ass off during the weekends - no time to load my batteries. I need money but on the other hand I can save some from groceries as I've more or less stopped eating properly..

I'm already back at the phase where I was in 2005. I hardly eat. I had a week long diet before Tracon and I haven't been able to start eating (properly) again after that. I'm not hungry, I don't want to eat - I don't need to eat. As long as I drink whenever I feel a bit hungry I'm okay - I'm not dehydrated and won't be, I just don't like food anymore..
On top of everything I heard last week that heart problems are really common in both my dad and mom's families and someone from my family was just diagnosed with a heart problem.....

~L.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Possible Hiatus

I've been thinking 'bout having a short hiatus on blogging. My life is quite busy now, if I don't have school until 4-6pm I need to work on HUGE assignments (I was home at noon today and picked up an assignment around 1pm just to finish it a bit before 7pm.) that take up almost all of my free time during the school days. I will continue dedicating the weekends for letter writing and relaxing but weekdays........ Let's just say that if things won't slow down I'm screwed.
Usually I work with my computer but today I had the document I had to read on my laptop screen while I wrote down "the most important things" (I'm one of those who'd highlight 99% of a book when asked to high light the most important things).

Even my room is messy :(



On top of being exhausted thanks to the assignments and homework I'm addicted to a game for android. "Happy Poo Fall"

If I have time I'll post a mail update every Friday (incoming) and Monday (outgoing)!
If not I'm fighting against the urge to destroy my school laptop and burn every possible school book.

~Lily

Monday, September 17, 2012

Productive?

YES! I was actually productive this weekend! With school assignments? Nah, with letters and postcards! :D I'm all caught up with my postcard pals (and I sent a couple of extra cards as well) and since Thursday I've written at least 2 letters a day! I'm SO proud of myself! I'm going to catch up with the mail before 2013 for sure! If I won't manage to do that before December then I'll try to finish off each and every one of my letters during the month long Christmas holidays! :3 Dec 14th-Jan 14th! I can't wait!

But to the letters~

On Friday I worked with 3 letters (but only managed to finish 2).

Love those stamps :3
On Saturday I was a bit more productive even though I had a headache and took a nap 2pm-3pm :) I was able to catch up with the postcards and wrote 3 letters :3


1st letter - still in love with the new stamps :3

2nd letter - 2nd bunny stamp :D


stamp for the 1st postcard

2nd postcard

3rd postcard (LOVE the kitty! :3)

4th postcard

5th postcard - still in love with the kitty stamps :3

and the last postcard envelope with a puppy stamp :)

And after this stamp the first sheet of the pet stamps is used up :)

the last letter of the day :)
And on Sunday I started working with the letters right after I woke up but as I had to travel back to Porvoo I was distracted and had to check internet when I got home and of course I finished the second season of RuPaul's Drag Race. Can't wait for the All Stars to start :3
But in the end I did manage to write 2 letters. I started a 3rd one but as I have "How I Met Your Mother" 1st season DVD from D I decided to start watching it before she keeps on asking what's taking me so long :D

Letter to someone in Finland :)
to Europe~
I've been productive but I bet I won't be able to write at all today or tomorrow due to my Russian exam and two assignments  AND I will be at school until 4pm D:
Maybe next weekend I'll be productive again.. I came to the conclusion that I better go to my parents' place for the weekend if I want to be productive. I didn't use internet almost at all during the weekend and I was happy about it :)

~Lily

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Pic Flood.












everything via weheartit
 ~Lily

Friday, September 14, 2012

MAIL!

From Wednesday to Friday. I was able to go to school on Wednesday, for a couple of hours and after that I came home to find a small package for me - yay!

Surprise package from South Korea! :)

Letter and two letter sets :)

The envelope :3
And during Wednesday the janitor came and went through the plumbing in our kitchen, said that there's nothing he can do and now we're just waiting for the plumber.. :(

Thursday.. Oh god how I hated the day.. I had a huge panic attack when I was going to go to school.. In the end I ended up staying at home, locked the door and tried to relax while reading and writing letters..

First came a letter from Portugal :)

I *LOVE* the envelope :3

And later this - I received a package that didn't fit through our mail slot
I thought I would've received the clothes but no, Sailor Moon mangas came :) Still waiting for one manga..
And Friday's mail :D A letter from Belgium :3

And to my surprise I was able to write something during Thursday :)
Lately I've had really hard time writing.. Haven't really been able to write more than one postcard a week! Seriously, that's how bad of a block I've had even though I have many long and amazing letters to reply to! I really hope to be able to write a lot during the weekend even though I need to do a couple of assignments as well :(



~Lily

ps. the plumber came today ;)