Food, Fun, Finland
Student time is the most amazing time of a person’s life. No responsibilities, No boundries to explore and learn and no pressure (well apart from school assignments). The ease with you make plans with your friends, or hangout, have fun at parties like there is no tommorow etc. You wil
l only get to realise it once you enter the practical phase of your life that what a blessing your student life was.
Well coming to the story, me and my friends planned a group dinner where everyone would bring a dish from their culture/country. We booked the common room in the student village for the event so its easier for everyone because most of us live in student village or nearby.
The weekend arrived and I made “Aloo qeema” a traditional Salan (dish) in south-asian sub-continent and arrived at the venue. In a short while everyone else arrived with their specialities and the delicious smell of mouth-watering food made it impossible to wait. From Chicken Tikka Karahi to couscous, Cheese bread to Iceberg rolls, Cheese balls to chilli cheese bites there was everything we couldve asked for. The dinner started and everyone tasted specialities of other countries and thouroughly enjoyed.
In deserts there was strawberry cheese cake, blue berry pie and most importantly a huge 3-story delicious cake that one of my friend (who is an expert at baking) made for one of our friend who was in Turku for Erasmus and was leaving in a few days. Our friend “Max” from poland became emotional on all this arrangement thanked everyone for this wonderfull gathering and event saying, “I will not forget you people and will always hold a special place in my heart.”
All of us went out to a pub later and had a fun time. Internationalizing is such a unique and wonderful expereince and irrelitive all the bounderies, races, languages and cultures creates a sense that no matter where we come from or who we are, in the end WE ARE ONE.
A day out in Littoistenjärvi
I am a Bachelors student in TUAS and I have been living in Turku for a couple of years now but at the end of this summer in September me and my friends for a day and evening out in Littoistenjärvi to have one of the last summer experiences of this year.
Littoistenjärvi is a Lake in Littoisten village of Kaarina. It is situated on the border of Kaarina and Lieto Municipalities. The lake has an average depth of about 2 meters and is upto 3 meters deep. It is refreshing sight not very far from the city of Turku and you can easily reach there with the help of bus number 60 from the city centre and a little bit of walk.
I didn’t knew about this place before so I was really exicited to go there. I went with around 10 of my friends and the plan was to just relax, have a snacks party and play some musical instruments and have a pleasant time. We reached at almost mid-day and first took a tour of the accessible area of the lake. The lake is open for families from the Kaarina side while the Lieto side of the lake is covered by forests. The access of motor vehicles is prohibted all year long so the the environment around the lake is quite peaceful. The lake has two small islands and a islet which makes it even more worth visiting.
The lake is a thing of beauty so obviously photography was a must. We took some individual and group photos around the lake. Then the snack party began and one of my friends started playing Guitar. The expereince was really soothing and enjoyable. We stayed there till the evening and then left for home but undoutably that was one of my most pleasant experiences in Finland.
Finland may not be one of the most buzzing and crowded country but when it comes to nature and beautiful sights there are a few countries like it so let’s hope all of you enjoy being here as much as you can and make this stay a delightful memory to cherish for life.
Written by: Haris Jehangir
TUAS Gaming battle
Our life is a made up of big and small wonderful experiences and the student life in Finland is just one of the examples. The student life offers you so many amazing and unforgettable experiences that stay with you. Those experiences are not only in the form of studies, lectures or school stuff but also the extra-curricular activities that you do, sport tournaments and other fun events that you attend and enjoy with your friends.
The student life in Finland is definitley one of the best ongoing experience for me. I had an amazing time and and I will continue to cherish every opportunity that I get in the future. Recently some students on behalf of TUAS organized a Gaming competition named “TUAS Gaming Battle” for the students of TUAS specifically but the students of other universities could join after paying an entrance fee. Now who doesn’t like gaming? If you are an IT student and have a little bit intrest in game design or gaming in general that this event was the best attraction for them and luckily ICT is full of such gaming Enthusiast.
I couldn’t wait for the event when I heard about it. The arrangments were made quite nicely with atleast 5 different screen connected to a PS4, a PS3, an XBOX 360 and 2 PC’s. The Games bieng played in the contest were FIFA 17, Mortal Kombat, Need for speed, Call of duty and Tekken Tag 2. A football crazy fan like me surely started with FIFA 17 and after quite a few knockout rounds, reached the Final and won it by a good aggregate.
Meanwhile in other games I couldn’t do very well because there were really good player playing them while my only strength was FIFA. The event continued for almost 8 hours. The eyes and mind were tired but the fun was never ending. At the end all the winners, including me, recived a gift from the organizers. Bieng a FIFA Champ I was really happy and it went down as one of the best gaming expereince of my life.