Tuesday, October 29, 2013

You wanted to hear about me, here you go :)

The giveaway will be closed on Friday so if you haven't left a comment, do so in HERE :)

Sorry for the long(er than normal) post.. :(

And as I'm not crafty at ALL there will be NO craft posts. Seriously! I can barely make my own envelopes after going through many "how-to" videos for dummies so no crafts related things will be coming up, not even Christmas cards.. Unfortunately I buy all the Christmas cards that I send.. The last time I drew/crafted my own Christmas cards was back in  December 2009 when I was baby sitting some kids that wanted to make Christmas cards.. And as I'm nearly broke (thank the upcoming Christmas and the need to save up for everything) there will probably be next to none shopping posts before 2014.. :( But just like up to now, I've posted up everything I've bought but as I did make that ~$150 snail mail goodies order to Janetstore back in May 2012 you can probably imagine how much of that stuff I have left.... I actually have one box full of unopened or barely opened letter sets and pads.. And I still want more.. Yes, I'm a hoarder when it comes to snail mail supplies :3
And all of my mail is already posted in my blog (in incoming/outgoing posts) so no more of those are coming but I think I could start going through my ways of organizing my stuff, what everything looks like when I'm writing.. My room is currently a MESS as I'm still waiting for the 2 bookshelves I was going to get as an early Christmas present.. Those were supposed to be in my room during the weekend.. No one has gone to IKEA yet!!! D: All my books are all around the floor and the same goes for the letter supplies...

Birdwatching again :)
I promise that I'll try to avoid writing too much about my everyday life, no one likes to hear how boring my life is when I sit most of the time in front of my laptop stressing over school stuff.. Even today I was panicking and stressing how I couldn't find my classrooms and all the classrooms had been changed, I had a presentation after which I escaped from the course and ran (40mins late) to another course and sat down while the teacher just said hi and all the other students just glared at me. And I came to the conclusion that either the German exchange students hate me or they have nearly no classes! When they heard that there would be 2 presentations, 1 long essay/a visit to an English play and exam a group of 3 exchange students went to the teacher and said that they'd leave the course, one of those three girls also dropped blogging course and another German quit the World Heritage course. Why? But yeah, "Culture and History of Great Britain and Ireland" started just perfectly, I was smiling most of the class as it reminded of my time in Joutsenon Opisto, studying English Philology in 2010-2011 (the language, history, phonetics.. I can still remember most of it :)) and for the next time I have a presentation about the Victorian era! Yay! :3 It was hard to choose between the Celts (wrote an essay about them in JO) and Victorian era but as I'm into Victorian era right now I chose it'd be easier and more interesting :)'

D and me back in February when we both still lived in Porvoo :) Best flatmate ever :3
I'm older (July 23rd 1991) and she's younger (June 7th 1992)! I always thought she was born in 1990 as she was upperclassman :3
No fashion updates will be coming as I'm the most unfashionable person there is :D I choose my clothes based on how comfortable I feel in them and if I could I'd go everywhere with my hair tied, loose band t-shirt (most likely Simple Plan), woolen socks and pajama pants on.. :D The photoshoot/friendship/cosplay/convention pictures might give a wrong impression about me as in everyday life I barely put on make up, do anything about my hair or care about how I look.. I'm too lazy for that :) But when I have to, I can be as trendy/fashionable as needed (thanks to the fact that my BFF is into clothing and studies something clothes/fashion related, I know the upcoming trends and trend colours early but couldn't care less if the clothes are uncomfortable :)). I only care about one brand and it's Hong Kongese 59 Seconds (the only Asian based clothing brand I don't feel like a fat giant while wearing the clothes :DD), I have their Heart Print Cardigan on in the friendship picture with D :)

But to something mail related~
I actually received a postcrossing envelope from one of my followers, Satu, yesterday :) It was AMAZING envelope full of tea, two amazing bubble gums and amazing postcards. LOVED it and it saved my day! Though after the stress and panic I went through today the envelope would have made my day even better! :)

Lovely surprise from Satu :) My first Postcrossing stamp and 7 new teas! :) AND FAIRY CARDS!!!! :DDDD
 And I dropped nearly 2kg of mail to the Porvoo main post office today when I visited it with my mum and of course I had to buy a sheet of stamps ;) Christmas stamps are coming next Monday!!! ^^

AUTUMN \(^__^)/
I also met my Dutch blogging buddy Elaine again after nearly 2 weeks and as her friend and parents were over for the last 2 weeks she managed to make them bring something Dutch for herself and her friends in here. For me she got 2 PICKWICK TEA BOXES!!!!!! x3 And some Dutch gingerbread drops (Kruidnootjes) and some waffles that you can eat with tea (there's honey inside each waffle and it heats up and turns runny while you dip the waffle to your tea)! :D I would have been able to buy a bag of those from Porvoo autumn fair for 4€ a bag but Elaine told me no, she can get those cheaper from Nertherlands and she did (by making her parents buy and bring those to Finland)!!! :3

the waffles and Kruidnootjes :)

Pickwick tea :3 I LOVE the green teas but I haven't tried the Rooibos ones, especially Rooibos - mango peach sounds interesting :D
These surprises saved my day :) Especially since I didn't get any mail (not expecting any as everyone to whom I didn't send mail to today are waiting for my reply.. CRAP!) and I'm TIRED :( Tomorrow I'll be writing long essays, try to write something to my school blogs and wash the windows :/ Next class on Friday and once again, PRESENTATION! D:

~Lily

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Ougoing Mail Week #43

Postcards

Postcrossing card to Germany
She wished for Jetoy cats and a million other things :) I LOVE when people have long wishlists!!

Postcrossing card to Netherlands
She wished for black and white cards so I decided to send a card of Verla Groundwood and Board Mill when it was still up and running :)
China cards to Lithuanian postcard pal

Letters

to Germany
to Germany

to Germany

to Germany

to Germany
to Germany

to USA
Other letters will be posted in next week's post as I know that the recipients follow my blog ;3

My inspiration for the last 2 months of school! (excluding thesis, maturity exam and internship)
~Lily

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Incoming Mail Week #43

Monday

Postcrossing card from Russia

Letter from Singapore
Tuesday

Postcrossing card from Belarus

Postcrossing card from Belarus

Postcrossing card from Germany

Letter from USA
drank the tea on Tuesday while writing the assignments :3 Yummy!
Wednesday

Kotovasiya - Wishlist tag from Russia
from Germany

Thursday

Postcrossing card from Ukraine

IG swap from China

IG swap from China

IG swap from China

IG swap from China

IG swap from China

Friday

6th and last card of the IG swap from China

Postcrossing card from Germany
Complaining how hard it is to pick a card for me

Postcrossing card from Netherlands
Thanking me for having such a long wishlist and over 2000 cards in my favourites:
"Why doesn't everyone make such a list, I would prefer it!" :)

from my British postcard pal

from my Lithuanian postcard pal

from my Lithuanian postcard pal

from my Lithuanian postcard pal

from my Lithuanian postcard pal

from my Lithuanian postcard pal

~Lily

Friday, October 25, 2013

INTENSIVE week indeed :)

As I wrote earlier I did all the school work I listed to the blog on Tuesday. Spent 12 hours on laptop that day (95% of the time working on those) and on Wednesday I was more or less resting (mum was puking so I was helping her around the house.. I also baked a cake!!!

Didn't end up like I had hoped but it was edible :D

My desk is never clean :D
On Thursday I started writing like crazy and I hoped it would have continued today BUT.. I went to check my schedule for the rest of the year and it's crazy.
Online course, on Tuesday 3 courses in the exactly same time-slot (already had to drop First Aid due to the 100% attendance requirement) and then classes on Thursday and Friday mornings. First of all the online course is CRAZY. 2-4 essays per week and it's about career plans and how to apply for jobs (for dummies :D), the two courses I have on top of each other - I've sent emails and waited for TOO long for the replies - first to the teacher of the new course "Culture and History of Great Britain and Ireland" and then to my blogging teacher. LUCKILY the teacher of the UK and Ireland one is the same who held the World Heritage course (and she liked me and knows I give my all for my essays and reports) and she said that even though the course has 80% required attendance we can make it so that I get some extra work in order to pass the course in the end and attend it every time I don't have blogging :3 Thank god for teachers like her!

Now I'm hoping I can have my blogging presentation at 2pm and then run to the first contact lesson of the other course (a little late but late is better than never, right?).. I'm SO going to be buried under my school work.. Hopefully I'll have enough time Sat-Mon to write letters so I won't be THAT late on replies.. And then there's still internship and thesis.. I hate my life right now D:

Luckily I met my brother yesterday and he gave me his PSP and 5 games (of which I've bought 3).. Something to do when I'm too stressed out to write or read (like today).. I just hope to learn how to use that thing.... :DD


Other than that my cat has kept me company and cheered me up :3


Bird watching :3

My little baby kept me company on Tuesday :3
I need to get back to letter writing and panicking how well my teacher is going to take it that I just have my presentation and then leave the class.. :S

~Lily

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Tuesday in one picture. And whining about school work.

Bree left a comment on my giveaway and wrote that she'd like to read more about me and my life..
At the moment I'm spending my intensive week at home being sick (intensive week = no contact lessons but LOADS of reports and assignments to write). Who would've guessed that I'd catch a cold the MOMENT I have a week off..

Assignment and LOADS of tea - one cup for green, another one for black tea..
So all in all I have 6 (in a way 7) reports/assignments/blog posts to write:
- Trip to Tallinn (to school blog - I'm an "ambassador" of my campus thanks to the blogging course)
- Dorm life (to school blog)
- 2 snail mail related texts to my WordPress blog
- Learning Diary for World Heritage course
- First draft of Assignment #2 (Academic proposal) for Academic English
- PowerPoint or Prezi of a given text for Blogging course (my text)

For those who don't know, I study Tourism in English (though my studies resemble marketing more than tourism). This is my 4th year in a row studying in English and I can say I'm terrified of the maturity exam that I have to take after my thesis is written and accepted. My thesis will be written in English but the maturity exam is in Finnish and I have to write it about my thesis. My written Finnish has always been crappy so you can probably imagine how terrified I am, especially since all of my exams (except languages - Finnish, Swedish and Russian) have been in English for the last 3,5 years. And the maturity exam is still a year away!! Before that I have thesis writing and 5-6 months of internship in 2014...

My plan is to finish all of those today (I've already finished 3/7 and I'm writing the other ones slowly but surely).. Too bad my cake will have to wait until tomorrow :( I wanted to bake a cake (since Friday) but those assignments and my indecisive cat keep me busy. Why can't he just decide whether he wants to stay inside watching the birds in the feeding area we've created for them or stay outside where it's cold? :(

After I'm done with school work I'll have the rest of the week time to write letters and postcards (and watch seasons 1-5 of the Big Bang Theory for the millionth time)!!!! I NEED to get these done TODAY!! ;;__;;

~Lily

Monday, October 21, 2013

100 Followers Giveaway~

Hello everyone!
I managed to get out of bed today and put together two penpalling sets for my giveaway~

The giveaway is INTERNATIONAL!! :) I'll mail the packages to South Pole if I have to ;)

Set 1:


Amy and Tim Letter set
80 papers (16 designs) and 8 envelopes (2 designs)

2 sticker sheets

11 postcards - 3 Jetoys, Happy Noodle panda, Bunny, Angry Birds, Queen for the Day, Rudolf Koivu's illustration, 2 Moomins and Katja Tukiainen's "Ride"

Set 2:


Dramatic ALICE letter set
5 designs - 50 papers and 25 envelopes

2 sticker sheets

11 Postcards - 3 Jetoys, Missing you, Happy Noodle Panda, 3 Moomins, 2 Rudolf Koivu's illustrations and lips

Giveaway will be open until November 1st 2013 (1pm/13.00, Finnish time) so that I'll have time to contact the winners and send the sets forward on November 4th.

Rules:

1. You have to be public reader of my blog in blogger/bloglovin (write down the name you're following me with)
2. Add your e-mail so that I can contact you if you win.
3. Tell me which set you'd rather have (1st winner gets the set they chose, 2nd gets the one that's left over)
4. Is there something you'd like to see in the blog/something you'd like to see more?
5. What do you drink whenever it's cold - or recommend a tea for me.

The winner will be chosen using random.org after the giveaway has been closed :)

Good luck everyone~

~Lily