Holidays in Denmark(Nikolaj V.Lassen)

nicIt has been good coming back to Denmark after being in Lithuania for 4 months. After traveling for about 10 hours, I arrived at my great aunt. The entire family was there. My own close as well as my dads’ cousins and their children. It was a nice feeling. It was the 23rd of December. The warmth of the house, the smell of leverpostej and æbleskiver, the sounds of Danish radio. It was a very nice feeling and I still remember every bit of it even today. The next day, the 24th, was a bit more hectic. We celebrated Christmas at my uncle’s, so we had to prepare a lot of stuff. We ate some roasted duck, potatoes, either melted in sugar or just normal, and for dessert we got a rice pudding called Risalamande. The next few days me and my family just spent time together. On new years eve me and some friends celebrated together. We drank, we ate, we did other stuff we would regret in the morning, but in the moment it was amazing. Next few days we just watched movies and spent time together, and the 7th of January my little brother turned 18 years old, so the family got together one more time.
It has been amazing being back and I can’t wait to go back to Denmark in February.

My story (Khatia)

182493324 4621110501235755 5333617837873548166 nIt is not easy to live in a different country far from your friends and family but that is where independence starts. Last month has been quite interesting for me. Some days I was just staying home and chilling and somedays was busy doing lots of stuff in a day. We went to Druskininkai. It was such a beautiful city and I can say during this two day trip I learned and discovered a lot. I tried Sakotis a delicious cake with a very extraordinary look and also the way it is made is extraordinary too. I tried to make it myself. I had lots of fun in Water park. That really was an unforgettable experience and even though I am not good at swimming I had crazy moments in the big pool. I also had very interesting classes at school that were challenging.  I had classes with so many students and it was not easy but I think I dealt with it pretty well. The weather is sort of affecting my mood sometimes and now that winter is almost here days start to shorten which does not make me happy at all.  But that is something I have to be patient about. In general, I like to spend time here and take lonely walks in the park where sometimes I encounter sweet funny rabbits.

16 November 2021 (Nikolaj V.Lassen)

imageI’ve been thinking a lot these last few hours on what to write.

These last few months have sure been an eye opener to me. From having classes to taking walks along Šešupė lake, it has been an interesting journey so far. For example, there have been multiple events at the gymnasium. Teacher’s day, school’s birthday, Halloween, and today it’s tolerance day. In all the schools I’ve been to in my life, no school has ever celebrated as much as Suduvos gimnazija. Students and teachers enjoy the festivities and are creative with dances and decorations. Danish schools certainly could learn something from them. Else I have had the pleasure of having my family visit me for a few days. They also enjoyed Marijampole, and were happy to be here. Together we travelled to Kaunas and Vilnius where we were tourists for a few days. As the months fly by, so does the daylight get smaller, and I can feel it affecting my mood lately. I have been self-reflecting, thinking about what I’m feeling, although it’s hard to find an answer. Am I lonely? Am I happy? Does my work even matter?  All these questions I constantly think about and honestly, I have no clear answer. I’m happy people have started being more social with me, as I’m a very outgoing person who loves to talk and listen to them. Else I have just been relaxing in the city. Taken pictures, been to the cinema or just taking walks in the different parks in Marijampole.

Signing off for now.