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Did you know that this seemingly endless winter darkness will pass soon? Every day the light time (can not say sun light becau- Energy is movement, both the body and mind, se of all the clouds) increases approxima- and to elevate that try sticking to a rhythm of tely 2 minutes? That means about 10 minu- sleeping, studying and free time. In just few tes a week! Summer is close by!
weeks you’ll notice the difference for sure. For other kind of rhythms go check out Deeproit’s
The heaps of snow or as we Finns call it hanki, events in Coffee House in the center of Kouvola. brings some light to the dark afternoons and They play really good techno and house there evenings when tired students crawl back from time to time. home from school. To keep yourself energized and motivated, try out the many free time ac- For me this is the last semester and graduation tivities winter has to offer. In this issue we list is ahead for many of us; what to do after that several of them in the main article. Skinny dip besides enjoying the summer we’ll be having in the ice cold water and you’ll be a true Finn! then? We interviewed Anastasia Dzgoeva and she told us her plans for the future. Hopefully it’ll get you thinking about your future dreams as well. Believe in yourself and prosper!
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If you think that there is nothing interesting Deeptroit‘s main genres are house and techno going on in Kouvola, look closer. There are a lot but these guys can play anything, it depends on of talented people who make this town shine audience and mood. They prefer to play on small brighter. Now I am talking about Deeptroit - a stages like our Kouvola‘s Coffee House with magroup of three young DJs: Anselmi Kuusisto, gic atmosphere and friendly people. Big festivals Ivan Pennonen, Daniil Spirin. They don‘t cha- that are all about money are not their thing. Hose after money or fame; they are doing it for wever, you can meet them outside Kouvola, in themselves. Even if one person likes it or gets neighbouring towns. Bringing Deeptroit further inspired by Deeptroit‘s music, they are glad, out of Kouvola‘s frames is in the DJs‘ plans. guys feel they do it right.
Also guys stick to their main resolution - to play better music. Deeptroit has many years ahead to
Despite the fact that they are all different and improve their performance as for now they can come from different countries, they make a gre- be considered as young collective, soon they at team and men understand each other in ever- are turning three years, they are going to play a ything. This with a combination of endless love festive set. Everybody is invited! to music is a secret key for their good material.
Text:Iuliia Pogorelova, Photos:DeepTroit
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AN ICY DIP, INTO THE LAKE
Text&Photos:Riia Järvinen & Diana loads of frozen areas around the city to skate at. mer sports to winter weather, so Tykhonenko ,Photos:Iuliia Pogorelova
every year the Finns organize events Ski jumping, cross-country skiing… What else? like “Snow football/ floor ball”. There
Finnish people have gotten a lot Oh, snowboarding and alpine skiing. Actually is no translation for the word Hanki, of those skeptical faces when they you don’t have to go far even for these activi- but it means a huge amount of snow have told about winter sports in Fin- ties. Mielakka in Kouvola may not be like the on the ground, and in these events land. Escaping the winter to insi- Alps, but still gives the feel. More info about our Hanki is known as the playground. de is an option of course, but what local ski Resort you find from www.mielakka.fi Last but not least, Pulkkamäki, could be better than enjoying the
also known as Sled Hill. For this,
short winter period outside with And for people who want to try extremely only thing you need to do is to your friends and family. Year by Finnish sports: winter swimming is one of the find a big hill and slide it down. year winter seems shorter, because most popular wild hobby here. Basically, you For coming down, you need soof the climate change and in some take a refreshing dip in icy water. Outside mething like Pulkka or just a big point snow can be just a memory. or inside, a hole in the ice really does well. It piece of cardboard under your butt. Ice hockey is number one sport in sounds crazy and it is, but let’s just put it this Finland. Finnish people seem to be way. If you haven’t done it, you have missed This winter, when the snow is piled very proud of their national team so the deepest part of our culture.
high outside your doorway, or in the
as their own local teams.Every city
mountains nearby, you could head
has at least one ice hockey hall, and One of the most popular things is to mix sum- out into the cold and build a snow-
man or have an epic snowball fight. Those are some usual winter tradi- tening a board to your feet, then you might want tions, yet when the temperature drops, there’s so much more you can do. to try snowscooting. Snowscoots are similar to ski bikes, but are more snowboard-inspired in What do you get when you combine downhill skiing with skydiving? Speed their design. The sport is very popular in Finland, flying. In one of the most extreme sports ever invented, a person is dropped off France and is just now catching on in America. — typically by helicopter — on top of a mountain where he or she then skis/ flies down. Riders can reach speeds of almost 100 miles an hour when they In case you have a dog or a horse you can try fly down crags like Mont Blanc, the highest point in the Alps at 15,800 feet. skijoring. It is a winter sport where a person on skis is pulled by a horse, a dog or a motor vehicle. Instead of sledding down snowy hills this year, slip into a freshly wa- It is derived from the Norwegian word skikjøring xed kayak and enjoy an exciting new twist on traditional sledding. The meaning ski driving. In Lapland there are comkayak works like a sled, but the paddle allows for more control — and petitions where a reindeer is pulling a skier! the wax will have you shooting down slopes at incredibly high speeds. Because snow kayaking is considered an extreme sport, few ski re- Finally, no matter what kind of winter sport you sorts allow it; however there are professional competitions that in- choose, we wish you to have fun and enjoy Finvolve bumps, turns and all sorts of adrenaline-pumping obstacles, nish Winter! which makes watching the sport almost as much fun as doing it. Kyamk has skating shift at Kouvola’s Ice hockey If you want to experience the thrill of snowboarding without actually fas- Arena every Wednesday from 12.45 till 13.30.
Text: Diana Kamaletdinova, Photo:Anastasia Dzgoeva
then and soon I am going to celebrate 1-year birthday of
Can you tell us about yourself?
my company - It was my dream and I fulfilled it. Since the
My name is Anastasia, I am 22. I was born and grown up day when I saw my name in the list of Kyamk students I in St. Petersburg. There I got my first education in a field realized that nothing is impossible and how amazing it is of graphic design at Art College named after Nikolas Roe- to let your dreams come true. rich. As the graduation day was coming I started thinking What are your future plans? about my future and that is where the idea of studying I never hoped to make a brilliant career and to work worin Finland came to my mind. Though before applying to ldwide. I just want to create a high quality design that Kyamk I spent one year in St. Petersburg State University works. Though it is very tough to „stay alive“ on Finnish of Technology and Design also studying graphic design. market, especially in Kouvola. Therefore my plans for the Now I am studying in Finland for almost 3 years and that next 5 years is to spread my client base all over Finland is the best thing that ever happened to me. Though de- and Russia, maybe rent an office and hire some personnel. sign is not the only passion I have. I am also a crazy fan of What are the companies that you work with? winter, snowboarding and good music :)
During this year I had several clients, the biggest one’s
Why have you decided to open your own design studio? were Loma Cafe-Bar here in Kouvola, Kyamk and two resFor my thesis in Art College I decided to create a corporate taurants in St. Petersburg. My job is very unstable. You may identity for a design studio. On the day of graduation I have a client today, and the next day/month/year sit around was asked why have I chosen that theme. I said that one and blow the dust off your computer. You never know, how day I will open my own studio. „Oh, sure!“ - They said it will go tomorrow. It is a risk, but when you are in love with sarcastically and didn‘t believe me. It‘s been 4 years since what you do, I think it is worth taking this risk.
SWEET POTATO BURGERS
TOOLS Oven, Bowl
INGREDIENTS Beef patty: Minced meat Spices (chili, garlic, salt, pepper and mint) One egg Red onion A spoon of Turkish yogurt Delicious sauce: Feta cheese Turkish yogurt Salt, pepper, lemon juice and olive oil
To replace normal bread tops of the burger, you need and lubricate with olive oil. Bake in 225C for 15 to 20 to find as round and plush sweet potato as possible. minutes, until they have gotten a bit of brown colour. Wash the sweet potato well and cut approx. 1cm Add salad, tomatoes and whatever you want, enjoy! thick rounds. Put them side by side to the baking tray Text&Photo: Riia J채rvinen
CINEMA 23.01.2015.-29.01.2015. STUDIO 123 Kymenlaaksonkatu 1 45700 Kuusankoski 05 3792082 www.studio123.fi Australian Opera:MADAMA BUTTERFLY|(S)|23€ Thu 19:00, Sat 12:00 |2h40min BIG HERO6|(7)|9/10€ 2D in Finnish Fri.Tue 17:00 3D in Finnish Sat,Sun 18:00, Wed,Thu 17:00 PADDINGTON|(7)|9€
FRANK / Director: Lenny Abahamson / Genre: Comedy|Drama|Music / Starring: Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Fassbender / Rating:
Suomenkielinen Sat,Sun 15:30, Mon,Wed 17:30, Original Sun,Tue 19:00|1h35min VARES-SHERIFFI|(16)|10€ every evening 19:15|1h30min
Aspiring musician Jon (Domhnall Gleeson) after witnessing a man trying to drown himself
end up quitting his job and joining a band. Every band member is rather reserved about Jon
joining the band except the singer and bandleader Frank (Michael Fassbender) and that maybe
should have been the red flag for Jon because Frank is wearing a papier-mâché head, not just
occasionally - permanently, since he was a little boy. Despite all the weirdness of the group
they all seems to get along fairly well, complementing each other in a way, except, well, Jon.
Especially Clara (Maggie Gyllenhaal) has it in for him which doesn’t stop them from hooking
EILA,RAMPE JA LIKKA|(7)|10€
up in a hottub but who is also trying really hard to get rid of him.
That movie as a whole is something completely different and that might be the reason why it
reached such high critical acclaim at a number of film festivals. It is not something the average
person would go to watch in theatres, or later on on Netflix for that matter, but it has a really
nice vibe to it. Despite it being a film about music, not many people would actually call the
Sat,Sun 14:30 |2h30min
mostly cacophonic noises forced out of the instruments art. Had the music the group was
creating actually been good the movie might have reached a broader audience. It is a little too
avant garde for my personal taste. When you think you‘ve gone far enough, go farther.
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