No, I'm not dead (even though at times I do feel like a zombie). Life has just kept me busy and tired and all my energy has been targeted at working my ass off at my part-time job to get enough money for the next winter. I've been working for nearly 4 weeks now and I love my co-workers when we're not having extremely busy day and everyone is stressed :) I've stayed to do some overwork and such but no, I'm not complaining :) Salary comes tomorrow and I'm SO happy about it :)
And what on earth am I saving up for?
Well.. The day after (or to be exact the morning after) I came from Germany - May 13th - I got a call from one of the places I sent a message asking about internship and they offered me one :) The dates aren't yet set as I can't apply for the visa yet and I haven't gotten the flight tickets but..
I WILL SPEND 5 MONTHS IN ASIA! :D
I got an internship from Thailand around their main tourist season, from November to March and I couldn't be happier :) When I started studying tourism I had small plans that I would do my internship in England, Turkey or Thailand, but Thailand grew more and more interesting and now I'm going there :) Can't believe I will be spending nearly half a year in Asia and I've already made plans with my old Vietnamese flatmate that we'd meet up as well as looked at flight rates from Thailand to countries around it :) So far it looks like I'll make at least 2-3 trips whenever I can :3 So far high on the list are Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam :3
I've been excited as hell (whenever work hasn't made me spend my day offs under the blankets trying to get rid of the tiredness) and due to everything I haven't managed to write anything - my blog, letters, postcards - ANYTHING.. Luckily I will spend the Midsummer away from all electronics so I might manage to write a couple of letters as well as read books :)
Last week I read first two books of Kerstin Gier's Ruby Red Trilogy (in Finnish, found those in a library by accident) and just as I wanted to pick up the last one - BOOM. Not translated into Finnish yet (coming in August).
|these pretties were SO great to read :3|
Ruby Red and Sapphire Blue
And on top of that I visited Porvoo Market in May - Porvoo has HUGE market twice a year - in Spring and in Autumn and, once again, I went there to buy some postcards :)
|Moomin cards - 0,5€ per card :3|
|And expensive greeting cards with reflectors/magnets :)|
Got those with a little cheaper price but it still will be expensive to send those :)
And as my mum had already told everyone that I'd never graduate as I didn't get an internship for the last winter (and my thesis still needs some small corrections) and suddenly I got the place from Thailand of all places she got me something :) She was terribly sorry and bought me some unused stamps from a flea market in Porvoo where this one guy sells a LOT of unused stamps from 1990-2012 :3
|Eurovision stamps from when Lordi won, two sheets of those WONDERFUL cat stamps I haven't seen before yet hunted like a mad man when those came and dog stamps from 1997-1998|
|the doggies :)|
|And two old Moomin stamp sheets :)|
|And the stamps :)|
Happy with what I got but even more happy when I hear what my penpals will think when they get some older and (now) rarer stamps from me :3
But I need to get ready for my shift~ :)
Will try to post something mail related as soon as possible! ^^