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Finally, the winter has come! No period of the year: snowboarding, skiing and ny that was awaited for so long more annoying rain and depres- skating.
by many students. If you want to
sions. This beautiful white snow
participate, register immediately,
made the day look longer and Looking outside the window we can see that otherwise you`ll lose your chance. brighter. And so is our new issue our neighbors didn`t waste their time sitting of Insider looks refreshed and full around and doing nothing. Many houses and Unfortunately, the proximity of of different amazing events that are flats are beautifully decorated for Christmas, December also means that there going to take place in the first days making the atmosphere even more festive is not so much time left to prepare of December.
than ever. There is already a Christmas tree for our exams. We should try to in the city center of Kouvola, which makes us combine our desire for fun with a
Stop sitting at home, wasting your realize that the winter holidays are so soon.
need to study, because right now
time on the internet. Wake up; you
it is our main duty. But don`t seat
are going to miss the whole winter! If you enjoy wearing beautiful gowns and out- for too long with your nose stuck Now, when the days are still warm, fits, then you will probably like the events that in the books - participate in all the best decision is to go outside December is bringing to us. On December 2, the events and activities, that will with your friends and enjoy the we- the annual Independence Day gala will take bring you joy and happiness. This ather. There are so many activities place at Kouvola city hall. Another important will make your student life unforthat you can choose from at this and beautiful event is graduation ceremo- gettable and amazing.
Next week is the week that I’ve been students here. But what are the great things about Finland that are afraid of. Yes, we have three exams but not depressing? no, it’s not the exams that I’m afraid of. It’s actually the International Day. It me- One fool-proof idea would be Santa Claus. So we thought that we turn ans that the IT arranges a day where all the whole Finnish stand into a Christmas stand! After a quick thought, the cultures can show what they are like. we realised that actually everything about Christmas is borrowed So pretty similar as the one in KyUAS. from some other countries, including the red-dressed Santa Claus. Apart from me, there’s also two lovely I was doing some research about the background of Finnish Santa Finnish girls from Tampere. With the girls Claus. However turned out that the original Santa’s whole point was we are supposed to present Finland to to “scare children while being drunk”. So that wasn’t as merry idea as everyone in the IT Carlow. To be honest we thought it would be. we are a bit lost about what to tell about Finland.
Many foreigners are interested in midsummer in Finland as it’s so different in here. Because of this, we were thinking about introducing
During my stay here I have noticed that some of our midsummer-traditions. Unfortunately they are probably Finnish people are too honest. We don’t too weird to share. Even if collecting seven flowers from the fields have the same kind of proudness of our naked sounded quite normal, it’s hard to convince other cultures that background like some other nationali- there’s nothing stupid about that. ties. When people ask us: “What are the Finnish people like?” We automatically Living in a different country opens your eyes as you are able to see answer: “Depressed, quiet and distant.” how crazy your own traditions are. Unfortunately most of Finnish traIf someone tells that they’ve visited Fin- ditions include nakedness, depressing stories and alcohol. land, we always ask “why?” We want to change this with the other Finnish Text & Photos: Karoliina NIemi
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ANNA, ANKE & AZZURA Text: Alena Kiianichenko, Photos:Anke,Anna&Azzura
to another stuff: not computer designing, but media communica-
In this issue we have made it possible to hear interesting tion. It’s something very-very different to this studyng program, stories based on Finnish experience of three wonderful girls but I’m happy because I experience something new here. a.k.a Anna, Azzurra and Anke, who not only share the same Azzurra: Well, it’s different in several aspects: first of all, we don’t university in unfamiliar for them country, but also live together. have workshops at my home university at all. Even if we have, They have a lot to tell, so let’s get started!
we have them once a year and they are not so cool as here. Here we have wooden, metal, plastic ect. workshops, 3D modeling,
Girls, first thing first, what do you study at Kyamk as exchange which is really amazing because you can create whatever you students?
want. Secondly, here we do more practical things. In my home
Anke: I study International Business. Actually, I was supposed university we are more theoretical. Organisation here is really to do the Media studies here in Finland, but my home university good, in my home university it’s not like that. didn’t get that the Media course was dropped, so basically, when Why have you chosen Finland for exchange studies, any reaI arrived here, they told me that I needed to choose business sons for that? Anke: Well, this is actually funny, because I always thought if I
subjects. So, I ended up with Business.
Anna: I’m studying Game Design here, but it happened acciden- go on exchange, I will choose a very warm country, but it didn’t tally because I was not going to study that. So, it’s quite difficult, work out because I live here. It was probably because I was but I’m trying my best.
supposed to study at Jyväskylä, getting musical education, but
Azzurra: I’m studying Product Design, this program is the same I fould out that if I wanted to go there for this period, they won’t as I study in my home country, so nothing has changed. However, get subjects so I’ve decided to switch to Kyamk. Why I’ve chosen what I am doing now is something not very focused on product Kyamk in specific is for the fact that Kyamk is pretty well-known design because I wanted to explore something else: web design, in the ERASMUS to be a good school so that’s why I’ve chosen visual communication. I really appreciate the opportunity to take this university. optional courses at this university because you have a possibility Anna: It was the only one option, so in my university there were to study whatever you want.
no options for me to go on exchange, because fim production is
How is your home university different from this one?
not that popular. However I’ve seen that Media is studied here,
Anke: The education differs because I study International Media so I came to my university’s international office and said that I and Entertainment Management at my home university and was going to Kyamk. right now I study International Business , so the courses are very Azzurra: I feel closer to Finland. I could have chosen Engdifferent. In my home university I’m used to work from 9am. till land,France or Spain but I felt closer to Finland because of nature 5pm., so I had a lot of work pressure and no personal connections – snow in particular. I don’t know why, but I don’t like warmness with teachers and here it’s personal connections way, relaxed even though I’m Italian. I enjoy Finnish landscapes and trees and nicer in a certain way.
Anna: It’s quite different because my “home” university in Poland What is the wierdest thing you observed so far being as stuis a private one, so the contribution to students is completely dents at Kyamk? different. I’m studying Film Production there, so I’m really used Anke: That would probably be my naked neighbour. Well, I would
generally say it is nudity. For my native tes: always eating, sleeping, watching movies or one apple pie: is four enough to feed country and for me personally it is not nor- going to some bars, making surprises for every- everyone here? mal when you go to sauna naked or go body. Our hobby here is making surprises or just Azzurra: Cinnamon rolls, but it’s not a swimming naked. For example, in the fres- making fun of Ringo and Menno * laughing*.
cake.I don’t know why, but I associate
hmen party we went to “House of Rock” Azzurra: I spend it with my lovely friends! We them with Finland. The taste of cinnaand there were naked people and for me it have a good time: we go to the bar, watch mon remind me of this country! was like: “What’s going on?”. Also, I had an movies, talk about important things. We also After finishing your studying period accident with my neighbor once : I came have food and tea together.
here, are you planning to visit Finland
home in the middle of the night and there Your favourite bar in Kouvola?
was my neighbor who was naked, he was Anke: We often spend time in “Bar Q” just to Anke: Yes! This is because I’ve decided staring at me…
talk and to play pool, but if we really want to not to go to Lapland with some exchan-
Anna: Everyting in Finland is so strange. go out, we go to “Amarillo”.
ge students, so I want to go there and
For example sauna in EVERY building, Anna: The same as my roommates’: “Bar Q”, because I want to spend more time here. even in our university cafeteria! Sauna is we spend a lot of time there, it’s like my native So, I’m planning to go back! everywhere!!!
Anna: Definitely yes because I haven’t
Azzurra: I think it is snow. I mean it is Azzurra: “Bar Q” as well, “Amarillo”. I recom- experienced that “Finnish” Finland yet. not weird but strange and unusual for mend everyone to visit the first one because Maybe Lapland wil make it clear for me. me. We have snow in Italy as well, but it’s cozy in there. not that much.
I’ve alreay heard that Kouvola is not really
If Finland was a cake, which kind of cake Finnish town. I woud like to go to a small
How do you usually spend your free would it be? time in Kouvola?
village just to see real Finnish people.
Anke: Probably, “Pavlova” because this is the Azzurra: I woud love to go back to Fin-
Anke: I live with my roommates,so I first cake which I made here according to ano- land after finishing my studies! I’m spend most of the time with them: we ther recipe, which I normally don’t do in Nether- thinking about doing my specialisation go shopping, clubbing, making cakes or lands. So, this cake is connected to Finland.
training here or in Sweden. I really love
watching movies. It’s all about sociali- Anna: Apple pie! Why apple pie is because Finland and I’m happy that I’ve decided sing with my friends.
we make it here, I don’t know, three times a to come here.
Anna: I spend my time with my roomma- week. If we make an apple pie, it’s not only Thank you girl for the interview!
GYMNAESTRADA Text:Riia Järvinen, Photo:Gymnaestrada
Ice Hockey arena, Linnanmäki amusement
On a Monday afternoon when someone park and many other places will be shoowalks in to the class wearing bright ting different shows and events from dawn colours and talks about summer, some until sunset. of the students can start to doubt their mental health. I’m sure that I was one of If you are 16 years old, you can speak Finthose, when this happened to our class. nish or English, you are positive and moAnyway after a few sentences I and ever- tivated and you would love to share this yone else were back on the map again.
international experience why not to apply
KatriinaSahala, who is Volunteer Manager for volunteering? The event lasts for one of Gymnastrada gave us one hour presen- week but you can apply only for a few days tation about the event and for somewhen as well. talking about summer, it may seem like a long way away but for Gymnaestrada ’15 As a volunteer you get free ticket for public organization warmer weather and sun transport inside in Helsinki, one hot meal seems to be almost too close.
and coffee every work-day, clothing, training for your work and testimonial and the
The World Gymnaestrada is the largest closing party at the end. When working in general gymnastics exhibition and it is such an international environment you can held every four years. This year it will be also use and improve language skills, enjoy held in Finland, Helsinki - from 12th of the atmosphere and make new friends. July till the 18th of July. The difference Official languages for the event are Spanish between other sporting events is that and English, but there will be many other on this event, the focus is not on win- languages to speak as well. ning medals. The Gymnaestrada is about For more info about the event visit the website Group Performances – some with hund- www.wg-2015.com .If you are interested in reds or even thousands of participants.
volunteering, sign up here http://eb-wg-2015. promid.fi/public/recruitform/view/1
Let’s just say that this event will fire up people together. Imagine 25 000 partici- If you come through organization, society pants this year in Helsinki, 3000 of them or educational institution write it down to from Finland and the rest from 57 other the registration form. If you want to be part countries - 5 continents.
in some else way, KyUAS offers courses in the summer about this event but you can
The main stage for the event will be Hel- also ask for job training and thesis –subsinki Exhibition centre but during the one jects. For more info from our teachers week festival Olympic Stadium, Helsinki PäiviKorhonen and HanneleLappalainen.
GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY JAM Text&Photos:Bac Le
working for the whole weekend for the event. Surprisingly, we were
Saving the world in 48 hours? Sounds like beco- the only ones participating from Finland! This year Jam theme was ming Superman (well, except wearing his distin- the picture of four footsteps marking from 1 to 4 and no more or less. ctive pants). Actually, you don’t need superpower There was no right or wrong answer so Jammers could do whatever to do that. Simply joining Global Sustainability they think the picture is. Jam 2014 You can see the work done by the students who were joining the jam What the heck is a Jam? Each year, people who on our Insider Facebook page and it’s definitely worth watching. And are interested in creating new thing meet at loca- also all the prototypes and the results coming from other jam places tions all over the world without knowing the the- around the world can be found on the website (www.globalsustainme topic. During the weekend of the Jam session, abilityjam.org). everyone will be contacted with other Jammers around the world to exchange ideas (salute to the In case you missed this one, there are more jams coming soon. The Internet!), getting advice and developing their original one – Global Service Jam, will be in the last days of February concepts. Of course, the fun part is not missing. and this one is definitely the biggest jam of the year. If you like meeLast weekend, our university also joined the Glo- ting new people, working together and having fun – joining one Jam bal Sustainability Jam 2014 in Paja and had been session is the good choice!
TOOLS Bowl, foil, mixer, a baking dish, oven, rolling pin
INGREDIENTS Curd250g Butter 250g Flour260g Baking powder 1tsp Grease with eggs Plum or apricot marmalade for the filling
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Powdered sugar to the top
1. Mix the curd with softened butter. Add flours marmalade to the middle. and baking powder. Stir until smooth. Wrap it into 3. Grease stars with eggs and bake in 200c for 12 foil and put to the fridge before rolling with rolling to 15 minutes. Put powdered sugar on top. pin. 2. Roll the base into thin sheets and shape squares. Text:Riia J채rvinen, Diana Tykhonenko, Alexandra Cut the corners and make them look like stars. Add Ivchenkova, Photo: Riia J채rvinen
CINEMA 28.11.2014.-04.12.2014. STUDIO 123 Kymenlaaksonkatu 1 45700 Kuusankoski 05 3792082 www.studio123.fi AUTOLLA NEPALIIN:UNELMIEN ELOKUVA|(S)|8€ Fri,Sat,Wed,Thu 17:00|1h43min MUUMIT RIVIERALLA|(S)|8€ Sun-Tue 17:00|1h16min MIELENSÄPAHOITTAJA|(S)|10€ Fri-Tue 17:30|1h43min NIGHTMARE 2-PAINAJAINEN
DUMB AND DUMBER TO(2014) / Director: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly / Genre: Comedy / Starring: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels / Rating:
JAKTUU|(16)|10€ Wed,Thu 17:30|2h15min INTERSTELLAR|(12)|10€
Lloyd and Harry are back after 20 years. Still dumb and still dumber, they go on a journey in search of a long lost daughter, with their standard shenanigans and „accidents“along the way. Before you ever consider watching this movie in the cinema, you need to get the 1994 one and watch it. Without having watched it, you won‘t really get a lot of things they do or say. It is really continuous in many aspects, that it is an absolute necessity.
„fart“ jokes were still funny and new and exciting. Cheap humour and, frankly, annoying jokes just made me uninterested in the entire story. Lloyd selfishness is extremely irritating and most definitely not funny and in more than one occasions the jokes just go too far. However, if you are 10-16 years old, you will have a blast. I am sure that I would love this movie if I was younger and still in the mind set of a silly teenager, just like when I saw the 1994 one, and enjoyed myself then. Now with all the bad stuff out of our way, there are some goofily positive things, though gross and inappropriate will make you giggle a bit, or at least feel embarrassed for them. If you like stupidity and consider farts a hilarious event, do go see this one!
NÄLKÄPELI|(12)|10€ every evening 19:30|2h03min ´71|(12)|10€ Fri,Sat,Wed,Thu 17:30|1h39min KAKSI PÄIVÄÄ, YKSI YÖ|(12)|10€ Sun-Tue 17:30|1h35min
Having sad that; this movie sucked. It should have stayed buried in 1994 when „poop“ and
every evening 19:30|2h49min
a e t t a M
THE JUDGE|(16)|10€ Fri,Sat,Wed,Thu 19:30|2h22min KROKOTIILIN KELTAISET SILMÄT|(12|10€ Sun-Tue 19:30|2h02min
INSIDE INFO KOUVOLA 29.11 Christmas Party @ Amarillo Starting 22.00 Amarillo / Kauppalankatu 13
HELSINKI 29.11 Christmas Market 2014 Starting 11.00
29.11 Royal Sound
Helsinki city centre
Starting 20.00 Coffee House / Kauppalankatu 1
29-30.11 Suomenlinna Christmas Event Starting 10.00
Starting 23.00 House of Rock / Kouvolankatu 28
KOTKA 29.11 Christmas opening in Kotka
29.11 KyAMK Design Market 2014 Starting 10.00
Starting 10.00 Kotkankauppatori / Keskuskatu 8
KyAMK / Kuuselankatu 1 29.11 Free X-mas ZUMBA! Party 02.12 Independence Day Gala Starting 18.00
Starting 15.00 Ekami / Kymenlaaksonkatu 29
Kouvola’s City Hall / Torikatu 10 Tickets: 20€
LAHTI 29.11 Glow Rockers – UV #Massive
03.12 Ice hockey: KooKoo – Keupa HT Starting 18.30 Kouvolanjäähalli / Topinkuja 1
Starting 22.00 Lahden Tivoli / Vapaudenkatu 13 Tickets: 22-23 – 6€ / 9€
FREE entrance with student card 03.12 Basketball: Kouvot – BisonsLoimaa Starting 18.30 Mansikka-ahon sport hall / Mansikka-ahontie 1 Tickets: 12€ students
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