INSIDER K Y M EN L A A KSO U N I V ERSIT Y OF A PPLI ED SCI ENCES | 09.05.14 | Vol. 16
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THIS ISSUE Exchange report
GOOD TIMES IN FINLAND Kouvola in summer
WHERE TO GO WHAT TO DO Business trip to
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GOOD TIMES IN FINLAND All good things come to an end. I’m talking about the pretty much be the same but then a little bit colder. But exchange.
Finland is really something different, this was also quite
I arrived in Kouvola the sixth of January. I will leave the clear when I was in Stockholm, which is more like Dutch 19th of May. That is 134 days, or 11.577.600 seconds of culture. I don’t think I can put in to words what exactly is Finland. When I got here it used to be dark around 16:00, different, but it just is. which was quite abnormal to me. The fact that today it is I think doing an exchange was one of the best decisisnowing (May 5th) is quite abnormal for me too.
ons I’ve made in the past few years. I wasn’t really sure before whether I wanted it or not, but afterwards I’m very
I’m having mixed feelings about my exchange coming to glad that I got this opportunity. And if you are in doubt an end. Of course I miss some things from my home like whether you should do it, go for it! Do it! Half a year really my guitar and dog (and family and friends of course) and is not that long, it went by so fast for me and it will be an knowing I get to see these soon makes me want it more. experience you will never forget. On the other hand Finland was absolutely awesome, I will miss the people, the stunning skies and of course Bar Q To end this exchange my parents will come pick me up (no they don’t pay me to say that).
with a camper and we’ll travel for two weeks. I’m really
I was really surprised with how much of a culture diffe- looking forward to it, as I haven’t done much traveling. rence there is with the Netherlands. I thought it would Text & photos by Tom Fekkes I think I can say on behalf of all the exchange students: Thank you for having us!
TRIP TO BRUSSELS Our trip with business students to Belgium began upon regrouping in front of the Finland’s Permanent Representaour plane hitting Brussels Airport’s asphalt on Monday, tion to the European Union. Most of the group made it, and 17th of March, after having to wait a painstaking 4 those who did learned how we Finns use sauna to our ad½-hour long period in Riga. We spent about the same vantage when negotiating with other state representatives, amount of time in Belgium by driving to our hotel and among other things. getting to know our immediate surroundings. They, to our surprise, contained an entrance to a metro station right Our remaining Wednesday went by with a couple visits next to our hotel door, numerous cheap boutiques and a to the grand Gran Place and later in the evening by going McDonald’s that sold wine with meals.
to bars, which offered really cheap drinks with practically no entrance checking or fee whatsoever, leading to a long
Our first visiting place on Tuesday was European Parliament, evening. Meeting the local celebrity Manneken Pis was an which represents European Union’s citizens’ interests. The added bonus. visit took a turn towards unexpected after our host, the True Finns party member and a member of the European 20th day began with 20°C worth of heat and went on with a Parliament Sampo Terho, arrived and gave us an hour long bus trip to NATO Headquarters. A few members of Finnish presentation on everything that was wrong with the whole Pirate Party tagged along there as we went through an arEU. The next stop for the day (after trying to find a place to duously strict security check and entered the building under dine in and getting food from there) was by Council of the guard. After passing several Generals we entered a lecture European Union, of which purpose is to coordinate the Uni- hall where Finnish NATO ambassador Pia Rantala-Enberg on’s foreign policy and ratify new legislation among other and Commodor Tapio Maijala introduced us to the NATO tasks. There administrator Kimmo Peippo took us to a real and Finland’s relationship with the organization (while the meeting room, which had genuine name tags of each EU Pirates were busy throwing wild accusations around every member states, and gave us a presentation about the ways few minutes). Afterwards most of the group went on to Helthe Council works. He also summarized for us Council’s way sinki EU Office, a lobbying office which for many turned out of working: “We try to be helpful.”
to be the most interesting place of the visit, thanks to the
The rest of the day was spent by getting lost on the way Office Chief himself leading the tour. back to our Chinese hotel, and, while trying to find a place to eat, getting to know some of the local “reverse-bouncers”, Friday was designated as a free day, leading to the travelers who tend to throwing people in to the restaurants and make doing whatever they wanted. This in turn led to many wild them order something, instead of the opposite.
stories on what took place that day, ranging from sleeping
Wednesday took us to European Commission, where YLE until midday to going for a shopping trip to the Dutch borcorrespondent Mikael Carpelan gave us another presen- der. Most of the stories, however, ended in a bar marathon tation, where he explained the Commission’s role as the at the end of the day. executive organ of European Union and how the current Then Saturday came and we journeyed back to north. After economic crisis in Europe would’ve been solved without the our eventful week in Belgium, it was a boring day. Union (“with infantry and artillery”). Afterwards the group members split and went on their ways before pre-planned Text by Aleksi Myyryläinen
SUMMER IN KOUVOLA Are you planning on spending your summer know, I‘ve been born and raised here. City of in Kouvola? Maybe this is your first time here course offers events during the summer, but to and you don‘t have any clear plans, or maybe be honest I rarely participate in them, probably you‘ve been here during summer before, but because I feel like I‘ve seen them quite a few are still pondering on how to spend those few times. I still encourage people to look them up months of sun.
and go have a try. Anyhow, if you are like me, student with hardly
Agreed, Kouvola may not be the busiest summer any money to spend, consider these few cheap town in Finland, nor the prettiest one. I should summer activities...
Swimming hall & Käyrälampi The best thing to do in the summer is of course bus. If you are looking for free swimming, head swimming. Swimming hall next to Urheilupuisto out to Käyrälampi. It is a small beach near Tyhas an outdoor pool and a large grass area for kkimäki and the best ways to get there are by sun bathing. It is conveniently near the center, bike or car. On warm and sunny days it is gubut you have to pay for the entering fee. Only aranteed to be filled with people, lying in the other swimming hall offering outdoor pool loca- sun, swimming or playing. Small kiosk offers ice tes in Kuusankoski. You can get there easily by cream and drinks.
Urheilupuisto Urheilupuisto is the park next to the ice skating hall. There you can find different types of outdoor exercise equipment that you can use free of charge, tennis courts, and of course the Frisbee golf track. Frisbee golf has become very popular in past few years. It‘s fun, free, easy and you can do it together with friends or by yourself. All you need is a Frisbee, which you can buy from general stores like Robin Hood, Kenkäkukkula Citymarket, or sport stores. Tennis courts have Kenkäkukkula, literally translated as Shoe hill, to be reserved in advance, ask more information is the hill in the center of Urheilupuisto. It is from the swimming hall nearby.
popular for people to go and have a picnic, so it is also a great place to meet new people. Some even like to have a small barbeque there with disposable grills! Have a round or two of Frisbee golf and sit down to enjoy the light summer evenings. The name comes from its bootlike shape. Tykkimäki Kouvola has its own amusement park, Tykkimäki. It is practically on the other side of the city from Kasarminmäki. It is a bit costly, but you can easily spend a whole day there! It offers different rides, a petting zoo, booths with variety of small games and this year they are opening an aqua park there too. You can either buy a bracelet that lets you use the rides as much as you want, or just enter the amusement park area and look up for free activities. It is also possible to buy a one-time ticket to a ride of your liking. Entering fee is 5 €. Text & photos by Reeta Somppi
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Can you please tell us something about yourself?
on the way you planned it to be so you must consider all
I’m Markku Nikkanen, 54 years old. My hometown is Lap- options you have. I was working for VR transport many peenranta, which is very beautiful place near this area. I years before. studied in Turku school of economics about 30 years ago. If you had three words to describe yourself, what Then I did my further study in Lappeenranta University of would you choose? Technology and defended my doctor and dissertation in Scientific, artistic, and how to combine sciences and arts! 2003. I had a position as a lecturer in Lappeenranta Uni- Some people say the way scientists see the world is so versity of Technology. And I was also working in Laurea different from the way artists see it. University of Applied Science for 2 years. I have been a What are you hobbies? principle lecturer here for about 10 years. Finally, I came Singing is one of my hobbies and music is very important back here for my family.
to me. I’m singing in a small choir as the based voice. We
What is you major at Kyamk?
sing classical music. When I was younger, I play clarinet,
Supply chain management and different sides of it (ethics saxophone and currently I’m learning to play flute. Additiand sustainability…) and some basic courses including onally, I love doing some DIY stuffs in my summer cottage purchasing, transportation…I am teaching both in English near Saimaa lake. and in Finnish, at Bachelor level and at Master level.
What do you think about the last period of this
Why did you choose to be a lecturer instead of
academic year 2013-2014?
working for a logistics company? Have you worked
The reduction in resource is now a challenge. There is a
for a logistics company before?
lot of work for both teachers and students.
There are many reasons for this. Life usually does not go Text & Photo by Hoang Anh Nguyen
SPAGHETTI CAKE Recipe by Jamie Oliver
TOOLS oven, bowl, cheese grater INGREDIENTS
Fun fact about pasta: In Italian pasta names donâ€™t sound
600 ml double cream 1 fresh red chili
particularly appetizing. Spaghetti
4 large eggs 140 g sun-dried
means strings, vermicelli are small
Sea salt & black pepper tomatoes in oil 60 g mature Cheddar cheese 400 g spaghetti 60 g smelly cheese (such as Brie) 1 knob butter
worms, farfalle are butterflies, orechiette small ears and linguine little tongues.
2 large handfuls baby spinach A few sprigs fresh sage
1. Preheat the oven to 180Â°C and cook the spa- bowl so it is evened out. Put it in the oven for ghetti (not too long!).
about 30 minutes. It should be crisp on top.
2. Beat the double cream and eggs in a large 5. Take it out of the oven (leave the oven on!). bowl. Add a good amount of salt & pepper. Then Toss the sage leaves in some olive oil and divide put in the Cheddar, smelly cheese, the spinach, them over the cake together with the remaining chili, sun-dried tomatoes and the cooked spa- cheese. 6. Now put it back in the over for about 10 more
ghetti. Now stir it up to mix it well.
3. Melt some butter and put use it to coat an minutes. Then take it out and leave it rest for a oven bowl around 30cm in diameter.
few minutes. Enjoy!
4. Pour in the spaghetti mixture and shake the Text & photo by Tom Fekkes
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