Again its been 45 days since my last blog. There are lot to share, this summer has been very eventful for me. I got a serious infection in eye which still by the way is not properly cured, than on the last day of June i fell off from the bike near the school and broke my elbow which really hampers my blogging and rest of the activities. My thesis which i was supposed to start in July got postponed until further notice. All these events lead a very bitter taste in my life.
Elbow problem…i couldn’t do any sports including swimming for the whole month of July.
Infectious Eye: No sports, no hang outs etc
Thesis: Another summer in waste.
Well now my elbow is perfectly ok and i am doing all sort of physical exercise since last two weeks or probably more. I will start my thesis sooner or later…InshAllah. This was a small account of my summer so far.
Lately i was having some fun time with friends here in Tampere and surroundings. The whole last Sunday that i spent at home was i think back in July. During the last weekend of July i went to a friends cottage in Valkeakoski (neighboring town of Tampere), she has a beautiful summer cottage next to the lake. Since my elbow was freshly healed than so i decided to make best use of it. I took the sauna at midnight and swam in the lake afterwards which was quite an experience. Boat ride, fishing, sauna and swimming are the highlights of the trip.
Next weekend my German friend (actually she is a friend of previous Swedish flatmate ) was in Tampere, so she called me and we spent the day at VIikinSaari a small island in lake Pyhajärvi. It was an interesting meet up, i realized after meeting her that although we are so different altogether in terms of culture, religion and tradition but we have so much in common. We discusses some serious issue about life and all the things associated with it…sometime i wonder how long will it take for Pakistan to come to the level of Europe and America, i am not sure whats lacking in our part of the world. We have the best brans in the world, some amazing people and yet we are on the downfall. Is it due to the over population, imperialism, capitalism or probably the sincerity that we lack towards our country. Anyways…
Last week was ScaLDS, the first day was in Helsinki and the rest of the conference was in Uusikaupunki. Since i have some friends coming from Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Germany so i thought its better to drop in Helsinki and meet up with them. Its been a year since i last met with them. Faizan my flatmate and an active AIESECer who was attending the conference threw an idea that why not we (Pakistan) put up our stand in Global Village which was part of the ScaLDS…i like the idea and came to Helsinki for the necessary preparations. Since Salman was living in Espoo now so he bought all the necessary ingredients for Samosa, Pakora and Biryani…yes these were the stuff on display in Global Village….and oh yes Fawad came all the way from Lapeenranta to help us with the stand.
All went well…
I came back to Tampere the same day and the next day Juhani called me about how about crashing at ScaLDS on Saturday night, he has the car and i don’t have any serious stuff on the weekend so i say a go ahead. There are some AIESECers in Helsinki who are also interested in crashing at ScaLDS so we arrive in Helsinki on last Friday, spent the night at local AIESECers place, went for swimming in Baltic sea the next morning and head for ScaLDS in the afternoon and rest was history…
To put in a nut shell the whole journey from Helsinki to Uuskaupunki is amazing, beautiful Finnish countryside, lakes, tunnels, extreme heat (yes in Finland), the mercury was reaching around 35’C. We played frisbee golf in a very weird golf-park in Uusikaupunki. Visited the slowest (i mean the service) HesBurger in Finland, ate Pizza at a Turkish pizzeria, roam around the deserted streets of Uusikaupunki…this was probably the most random and eventful weekend i have spent in Finland.
Rest is all good, though i have some serious complications with my life. I don’t know how to explain this but i am hoping everything will be sorted out sooner.