Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Mardy Bum

"Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away." - Elvis Presley

I should be writing my geography essay instead of writing this. In the beginning the schoolyear seemed to be much more promising than its now. My grades haven't gone down but I'm starting to be really lazy, I can feel it. Even though I'm writing the essay to fix my grade from 4 to 5, I'm still quite upset with my indolence.

Take 'em down

The weekend was almost as tiring as schoolweek because I attended two birthday parties on Friday and Saturday. On Friday, I attended Margaret's birthday party. The little princess finally got 16 and the party was a blast. Pretty much the first thing I did at the party was that I took over the DJ role. I switched on my Arctic Monkeys playlist and found out that I'm not the only madman who knows most of the band's songs by heart. We rocked hard with Mihkel and Robin until everyone else got fed up with us and changed the playlist. I had a nice father-son conversation with Deiro and later I played table tennis and as always, I was unbeatable (ego). The party ended at 5.30 a.m and I got home at 6 a.m.

With the birthday girl 

Bro-, bro-, brofist

Mihkel, Robin and I - the arctic monkeys


 Racket was taken away from me when I won too much (iks dee)

 Mardy bum

Dance partner I & II

The following day was not easier. I got up in about 4 p.m and had to start looking for 50's styled clothes because Marleen and Mia's party had a dresscode. I found some clothes and all of a sudden it was already time to attend the event. I'm a huge fan of Elvis Presley, actually not huge but I listen Elvis' songs from time to time. I don't consider myself as the one who tattooes Elvis on my left shoulder even though it would look rad. We teamed up with Kermo and Simon and competed against the others in beer pong but even though the odds were in our favor at the beginning, we eventually lost at the end - better luck next time, eh. What I loved even more about this birthday party was that the first guests got the chance to eat as many pizza as they wanted, I was one of them... Damn now I'm hungry.

Marleen & Emilia 18

Beer Pong Squad

And the cake was also very delicious

 Mark, Emilia, Toomas, Marleen, Caspar

There's no such thing as too many pictures with friends 

The most 50s-styled picture of the night

I ended the busy weekend with Sunday football with my friends and unfortunately injured my right foot - great way to start a new schoolweek, isn't it?

Monday, November 21, 2016

From a Smokey Bar

"Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future." - Robert H. Schuller

Well, well, well. Visiting Skype was awesome. I was certain that the job shadowing day was going to be awesome in the previous post and I was right, it was cool. At first when I arrived, I was little bit nervous but it went away in a short time. My shadower was Rene who has been a software engineer in the company for over 10 years. He showed me around and explained how his regular day looks like. I learned that even though I'm interested in studying IT, the job won't be for me. As I find myself pretty social person, I couldn't imagine myself behind the desk all day. The building had of course lots of computers in it and what I really liked was the leisure room. Why? Because it had a ping pong table in it. Competitive as I am, I couldn't possibly leave Skype without competing with its employees. But don't think my day was easy, I had to solve a small programming task too. I mentioned in my letter to Skype that I know Python programming language and due that I had to use the language to solve the issue given to me. I succeeded. Later, I thanked Rene for showing me around and I met up with Liisa again (we both attended the job shadowing day). We shared our impressions of the day and took a train back to our hometown.

Made it! 

Coffee keeps the mind sharp and code running 

Microsoft Cyber Security aka MSFT Fraud Bu$ter$

Sad news! My video card broke down - I can't play FIFA anymore.. My glasses broke - I had to cancel my student shadowing day due that..
Enough of that sad stuff! My weekend was nice too. On Friday, I had a quiet coffee evening with Margaret, Mark and Caspar at my place. On Saturday, we had a small get-together with Mark, Kaido, Karlis, Kristel and Laura at Kaido's. We shared our thoughts and it the night turned out to be wonderful.

We've always had multiple common interests with Mark

Karlis & Kristel 

Laura doesn't seem impressed

From a Smokey Bar

Monday, November 14, 2016

Sports cars

"We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle." - Marilyn Monroe

School weeks are going really fast, weekends even faster. I've been enjoying winter at max power. Couple days ago, when I was at home doing schoolwork, Margaret, Karmen and Liisa invited me out to sledge with them. At first, I was like nope because lately I've been trying to focus more on my studies but I changed my opinion because I had been studying all day long and needed to turn off my brain for some time. It was way more fun than I thought it would be, it brought back some heart-warming memories from my childhood. Winter isn't really my thing, I hate skiing and ice-skating because I'm terrible at these but you don't have to be good at sledging to enjoy it. Also, ofc I love Christmas too!!

Three little ones with their sports cars

Besides that, I went to a 2-day choir camp. It was really fun and I met some new people. The two days I spent there were exhausting yet really entertaining. Our choir really needed this camp because the group of people we have in our choir is so large that we still don't know eachother enough. The chemistry between us isn't gonna work fluently if we aren't friends with each other.

Quiz time! 

Singing time! 

Socializing time!

Also, I went to a hairdresser today, it was about damn time I was told. However, the coolest day of this week is going to be Thursday. For me, it's a job shadowing day and I'm going to visit Skype Inc. Can't wait!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Ups & downs

"Thank you for life, and all the little ups and downs that make it worth living." - Travis Barker

Everyone has their ups and downs. Right now I'm not sure which one I'm having but let's focus on the positive side. As the football pitch in my town was under construction for a while because it needed new grass cover, I hadn't played football for months. Now as the field is ready we went there to try the new artificial turf out by obviously playing some football. The weather was perfect at the time we arrived and thankfully Mark had his camera with him and we managed to score some great goals and take breathtaking photos.

Focus on the finish 


Marvelous masterpiece by Mark Drõgin

Takin' it to the major league

According to my calendar, its still supposed to be autumn outside but when I look out of my window I see snow everywhere. I'm not really a fan of winter but when I went jogging yesterday, I was glad that I took my phone with me so I could get some stunning photos of the landscape covered with angelic snow. When I started running back towards home I ran into Liisa and Karmen who were walking their dogs. They were also outside to take pictures and Karmen even took one of me.

Tried to make a normal face without showing out how tired I actually was

Lens flare 


 Ups & downs