Wednesday, January 3, 2018

The Final Grill & TB 2017

"First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you." - F. Scott Fitzgerald

Damn it, I wanted to write a post before the new year but I totally forgot.. But, f*ck it, let's do it the other way then - firstly, I'm going to share my wonderful Christmas period with you, secondly, you'll hear about my free time during the holiday a bit, thirdly, I'm going to tell you how I sent the past year by and finally, I'm summing up 2017 with my favorite posts and videos from that year.
If have you read my last post then you have some sense of what I have done in December mostly, right? Anyway, I spent my Christmas with my family, peacefully. It was something I needed, a rest. Furthermore, I realized that a theory which states that the older you get, the more pleased you'll be about getting socks as gifts from Santa is true. I got lots of these and at least they're practical.

My lil' bro working hard to get his presents

Well, about my free time now. My favorite band is Arctic Monkeys but as they still haven't released a new album, they aren't doing any live performances either. Some time ago, I discovered an Estonian band called The Boondocks who produce similar music to my favorite band - garage/indie rock to be more specific. When I found out they're going live in their hometown Parnu, I called some of my friends and we attended the event. It was rad! The feeling when you know most of the songs played live is fantastic because singing along at a concert makes you feel united with the performers.

There were some other sit-togethers which you can see on the following photos. The most unique one was the one when we decided to have a mid-winter BBQ - #paegrill. Anyway, the end of the year was fantastic.

#paegrill with Kermo, Pae, Lars, Kevin, Kaspar & Kaba 

@ Villa Mähma with Merili, Kristel, Kaido, Mark, Simon & Caspar

The last day of the year was lit! Merili invited some of our best friends over and we had a blast. We bought lots of trashy food because then it's maybe easier to start the "new year new me" thingy later. At first, we stayed at the house and then we went to the city center to see the fireworks and all the friends and acquaintances. I also made myself a promise that in 2018 I'm going to start working out again. Last year, this promise was fulfilled, this one is no different I hope.

According to Spotify, the song mentioned above was the song I listened the most in 2017. I'm going to say that again that Arctic Monkeys is my favorite band but this was surprising even for me. But that wasn't all. I have my moods where I love to listen symphonies composed by Mozart or Beethoven but the thing is that three of their masterpieces made into my top list - I was amazed haha.
Well, about my activities that year.. I hadn't had traveled by myself before 2017. Thanks to Erasmus+ program and my university's organisation called BEST, I got the chance to do that. In spring, I visited Austria (#NOVACATION). The 7-day course on migration issues in Europe was amazing. I met many new people and even met up with one of them in autumn when I went to Hungary (TARARA). I attended a regional meeting of the Board of European Students of Technology there and this was an experience of a lifetime for sure.

For me, 2017 was a Year of Adventures!

And now the three favorite posts of mine that I promised to list here.


If I wanted to tell you simply what I did in 2017, it would go like that.
I finished high school. I started studying in university. I was a teacher for primary school students for a while. I organized a camp about programming and creating video games for children. I succeeded in two contests, failed in several. I tested my social skills as a salesman in summer. I visited Austria and Hungary. I had a lack of motivation to write the blog for some time. I attended the youth song and dance celebration. I got on Merili's nerves more than I should've. I found a new cool band called Kaleo. I attended some awesome events like WEEKEND festival and Simple Session. I turned freaking 20 already!

I don't have many videos from the past year but quality over quantity, right?

It's like a tradition to visit Simple Session every year for me, Mark, Härold, Simon and Kaido - ACED IT

My vlog in Hungary, it's my first vlog and I realized I don't really like filming myself - TARARA

A collection of clips and one of my favorite videos, filmed and edited by my good friend MarkMOMENTS

Well, that's all - 2017 out, 2018 in!
I'm already back on track and ready to study (I have an exam period coming up). I also took a trip to Polva to see Kristin, a sweet friend of mine who I hadn't seen for a long time. We had an adorable date, she showed me around the town and we just chilled. Never thought that this day would be as perfect as it was and I'm grateful because she made it so special for me.

@ Taevaskoja with Kristin

Thursday, December 21, 2017


"Now let the moment break you, let the feeling come take you. Won't do you no good." - No Good, Kaleo

It's almost Christmas and before it's time to wrap up all the presents, I wanted to make a post about my doings lately. Actually, half of the things that I'm about tell you happened almost a month ago so yeah - "lately" my ass, I'm just too lazy to write posts right now.
Anyway, it's winter and it's getting more and more colder outside and I don't have a car anymore so I helped my friend Karlis to change the tires of his car. Both rookies, we had never done this by ourselves. It took some time but we handled the process quite easily. After that we awarded ourselves with a few burgers, felt like car mechanics. If you know me well, you might know that I have a crush on classic cars, especially I'd love to own a Mustang in future. The point is that after we spent some hours in a garage, I started wondering about going to vocational school after university for a year to train myself more on that field. Also, it connects with my current studies (mechatronics) in university. Just a thought, don't know what the future actually brings.


Furthermore, I'm officially now a member of the education committee and youth council in Viljandi's municipality. I already had the first meeting with the committee and I'm really glad that I can contribute in my hometown's education system. Also, the youth council have had a couple of get-togethers. We discussed about the plans of the following year and even went to test our teamwork skills in an escape room.


2 criminals - a Columbian sicario and a thief

Moreover, before I start talking about the hardcore fiestas I've had recently, I and my friend Juhan decided to take part of a start up competition. We have another video game idea and we thought why not try to get some funding at the event. Unfortunately, we didn't manage to get into the finals but one of the organizers gave me a hint where we should reach out next.

Pitchin' @ MEKTORY

Aaalright! Besides the study, I've had some crazy-ass parties too. Four of my friends had birthdays. At the beginning of December, Annika with who I attended WEEKEND festival together, threw a party which was really cool, my bestie Merili had a small sit-down with her buddies, my cousin had a party with his friends and the day after with the familia. Annika's and Merili's birthdays both took place on the same day so it wasn't easy to coordinate myself between the two parties.

Merili's sweet 17

Surprisingly, the whole December has been really "party-ful" - every weekend, I've had some crazy adventures but they're too explicit for this blog (again, dear future employer, hi!). My really great friends Kristel and Mariel aka Deez Nutz also celebrated their 18th birthday. This was crazy, again.. At first, they had a dress-code (70s) but they decided to remove it but finally I was the only one to show up following the dress-code but what can I do, I loved the outfit I had chosen.

@ Merili's before Deez Nutz' birthday party

"Tomaré whisky con hielo, por favor."

Partypic with Merili and Raiko

The day after the party I didn't feel so good. However, Karlis and his brother Mick tricked me to go to a party in Tartu. I was like "hell no" but I agreed to go if I was the driver. It was really cool to see them drunk while being sober myself. We met up with some of our friends there and visited some pubs and clubs, I also got the chance to drift with Karlis' family van.
And the most recent event, I missed my last test in maths because I couldn't resist an invitation to a dorm party yesterday. So far I hadn't failed any tests and now I missed the last one. It's almost holiday but I still managed to f-ck up.

Asked a security guy take a photo of us in Tartu, this is what the outcome looks like x)

 Party-ful - the dorm party and Tartu trip in a collage


Monday, November 27, 2017


"It's all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family." - Philip Green

Well, I had a long "weekend" at home. I already went to Viljandi on Wednesday because I had to attend the youth council meeting. I also had a test in electrical engineering and I feel that I did well. However, I took these couple of days off to go home because I've done my schoolwork in advance and I had to write a few motivational letters and an essay for travelling purposes and I just missed my friends and family.
After the meeting on Wednesday, I went home and just chilled with my family. I helped my little bro with his math exercises and beated him in FIFA - it was fun. Sad thing is that I don't have any more episodes of The 100 left, good thing is that I decided to start watching it from season 1 again. And as I'm really obsessed with Photoshop again and I love The 100, I just thought that I'd like to practice making photos a bit cartoony by making a fan art of the show. I picked my favorite character of the series and spent a couple of hours making the sketch. Furthermore, the pic above is also done by me and you don't need to tell me how odd it looks, I know haha.

You have to watch The 100 for sure - fell in love with Raven myself

I spent my days mostly writing, studying and watching the show or movies. When it came to nights I had tons of fun with my friends. We cruised around, went out for dinner with music and partied. Craziest night was on Saturday when we thought with guys that it would be awesome to just sit down together and talk about guys' stuff while sipping some whiskey or something. We did that except we grouped up with our friends who aren't really guys but who cares, we still had hell of a lot fun together. We were at Merili's with Kristjan, Mark, Simon, Kaido, Kristel and Merili and afterwards went out to the city center to meet up with some others. I also saw my friend Kermo and somehow managed to promise that I would go to Guns N' Roses concert with him in next summer (so I have some plans for the summer now).

@ Legend - moment captured by Ako Lehemets

@ Legend with Kristel / Kaido doing a patriotic dare @ Merili's