Apr 21, 2013

Summer plans / London pictures

Finally I've got some news to write here, we have looots of plans for this year. Everything is not totally decided, except one thing.. we are having our wedding in Shanghai this autumn !!

So yes, I have finally told my parents I'm "getting" married (actually I have been secretly married for almost 2 years now).
(Hopefully they won't check the carvings in my wedding ring)
I sent a text message about it, they were quite shocked and they didn't answer anything the whole day. (I texted my little brother asking if they even got the message, my brother answered 'yes, mom is very pleased' (being ironical) ) The next day my dad called me, asking if I'm really sure about this, but in the end they accepted it and they even plan to join the wedding.

We will leave to China in the end of May and stay for about 4 months. I'm applying for a 3-month internship through CIMO (an organisation for international mobility and cooperation) but haven't got a place yet. If I can't find an internship, I will write my thesis in Shanghai and do my internship in Finland next spring.
(I kind of hope I won't get an internship, because while doing a thesis I would be more free to travel around China and study the language haha) We will propably visit Beijing and go to Thailand for our honeymoon.
I will try to report more of our plans soon.

This blog has become more of a travelling blog it seems, I went to London with my big brother's girlfriend and their friends. Funny thing is that my brother had to cancel his trip.. so I didn't know anyone except my brother's girlfriend. But I had a very good time with them anyway! Here' a few photos from London..











































































































































































































































































































































Late breakfast at a Lebanese restaurant




























































































































































































Our favourite shop during the trip - Victoria's secret








































































Not much sightseeing.. We "saved" most of the attractions for the next time, and focused on shopping and pub crawling on this trip.

Feb 15, 2013

Paris part 2

 the Palace of Versailles





































































































































Hall of Mirrors






















































































































































Sun King Louis XIV and Hall of Mirrors inside the palace of Versailles are the first things I remember of the history classes back in high school, so this was definitely the main sight for me on this trip. The garden must be so beautiful in summertime, hopefully I will get to see it in full bloom next time..























































We went to eat some Korean food since there are no Korean restaurants in Finland : (



























































Had a dinner cruise around the Seine river




































































Proof that we were both actually there.




































Feb 12, 2013

Paris

We had a holiday in Paris one month ago and I have been too lazy to post about it. Well here's some pictures. There are a lot of things going on right now, writing a CV and cover letter in English..

Notre Dame
















































































Eating in a restaurant which only had menus in French and waiter didn't speak English..but we managed to order snails, foie gras and steak tartare. Eating all for the first time!





































And everything was surprisingly so delicious!































































Arch of Triumph





















































































Napoleon's grave




























 in the War Museum




















































































Best seafood I've ever had

Louvre





























































































































Napoleon's apartments



































































More pics later:)