26.11.10 – My Finnish for Foreigners class wrapped up this week and we had our final exam on Thursday. Some of my classmates and I decided to have a party and I offered to host the “shindig.” Because we were all studying for the final, we decided to keep it simple. The party would start at 5PM after the exam and everyone would bring something to drink and a snack. We had a couple of other things to celebrate in addition so the party was billed as the Finished with Finnish/Tania Going Away/Bazhena Birthday Bash.
My friends Mus’ab and Kevin came over right after the exam and helped me get the place ready for the party. Keeping it simple we picked up chips, drinks and 1 frozen pizza. People started rolling in on time and for most of the night there was always about 10 people partying at any given moment. Our class was great and everyone seems to get along so conversation was never a problem throughout the night. We also played Rock Band on the Xbox which everyone got a kick out of.
Bazhena, the birthday girl, was one of the last ones to arrive because she had to prepare to exit her apartment the same day and head back to St. Petersburg in the morning. We had presents, a great chili-chocolate cake from Fazer‘s and quite a bit of booze to consume if it was going to be a “real” Finnish party where the party wouldn’t end until all of the liquor was gone. Rum, champagne and white wine bottles were piling up on the balcony/ice box because we ran out of room in the refrigerator. We did are best trying to get rid of the liquor but finally headed out around 10PM to go to the karaoke bar down the street… which we closed!
I always like the fact that our class was made up of so many different nationalities so all in all at the party we had the following countries represented: China, India, Russia, Belarus, the United States, Ireland, England, Brazil, Finland, Jordan, Thailand and the Ukraine. It was a great time and I woke up a bit depressed that the class was over but we’ve already made plans for study groups, maybe some dinner parties and I’m planning on hosting an ice skating party soon.
Thanks guys for the great fun. I hope we all keep in touch.
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