This month, I wanted to make another post about the Japanese cuisine, but I’ve been recently quite busy with my studies and everything. I do want to keep this blog updated at least once a month however, so I figured that I’d make a small journal entry on the personal level.
I have been recently working on a local start-up called Expa, a game industry hub and a co-operative that will help the local game industry grow. Working on Expa has drained me a lot of my free time, but entrepreneurship has been my passion for a long time and supporting the game industry is also something that I hope to achieve.
I also have been finishing my studies in the University of Jyväskylä. I just recently received a letter that informed me that my Bachelor of Science in Economics -degree has been accepted, which in itself wasn’t a big achievement since I had all the prerequisites ready even before I went to Japan the first place. But now that it’s official, I only have to do a few courses and finish my Master’s Thesis to fully graduate. I estimate that it’ll be ready by next spring, so I hope to graduate within the next year or so.
I have also been applying for a few jobs here and there, but not having much luck with them. There is one job interview coming next week though, and if all works well, I’ll be working in Helsinki for a while. While I wonder how that will affect my studies, I am really excited about the opportunity.
That is all for this small update on my personal life. Now I’m off to celebrate the Finnish traditional holiday of Vappu, which loosely translates into the tradition of May Day. While the official celebrations are on the 1st of May, the University students start celebrating it a week beforehand and the eve of May Day is just as big of an event as the May Day itself.
Hauskaa Vappua, klara vappen! Happy May Day!