EVS MICHAEL ESITTÄYTYY
1. WHAT IS YOUR FULL NAME?
2. DISCRIBE YOURSELF WITH FEW SENTENCES:
I am volunteer in Ranua, student in Slovakia, who like traveling and meeting new people, cultures, mountains and to have fun J.
There are two or three main things, which had a big influence on my life during last years, which are connected between each other. First was my first stay abroad in USA 2004, where I worked for two months as pedicab driver and then I traveled one month around southwest. After I started to participate on events with Plusko - youth organisation in Slovakia, where I met a lot of great people and I have so many nice memories, that I am always looking forward for every action, every event and evenings, when friends are playing on guitar and we can sing next to each other, near to campfire, which makes us warmer and creates so nice shadows on our faces. These are the things, which I love. It is also one year, when I am member of HospitalityClub and Couchsurfing, which makes my life more colorfull with lot of nice memories and new friends, who are everywhere around the world J.
3. BITH DATE?
4. WHERE DO YOU COME FROM?
Bratislava, Slovakia (currently living half time in Bratislava and half in Limbach, 20km from there)
5. HAIR COLOUR?
Brown (and longest in my life)
6. EYE COLOUR?
7. DO YOU HAVE HOBBIES?
Freeride snowboarding, hiking, snowshoeing, moutainbiking, snorkeling, squash, archery, tabletennis, darts, guitar (learning), photography and traveling through the wild nature and spending time with great people.
8. FAVOURITE SPORT?
Freeride snowboarding in deep powder and hiking is starting to come to first place J
9. HAVE YOU STUDIED SOMETHING?
Faculty of Management on Commenius University, Bratislava, specialization on Human Resorce Management (Hope, I will finish my studies after my EVS :)
10.WHAT BRINGS YOU TO RANUA?
New experience, new people and friends, new culture and places to see, to learn something new, what will help me in future and I dont have chance to do at home. New point of view on world and things which are happening around. And why Ranua? Well, during my Erasmus in Portugal I thought, that I will learn Portuguese, EVS in Spain will help me to learn Spanish and I can go to Latin America. But, I didnt learnt Portuguese, there was not so nice project in Spain, so I thought about some place and country, where is hard to get for so long time. To go to Spain and be there some time is not hard, but Finland, Sweden and Norway, is much harder. In the end I have option to choose between 2 projects, one here and second in south Norway. I chose Ranua for its longer time period, start in October (I wanted to be during summer after Erasmus at home) and nice project description, which was one of the best, which I liked (number one was in Syote J). I think that every project is great experience and chance, how to get to know other culture and people, only you need to find your place there.
11.FAVOURITE THING ABOUT FINLAND?
Forrests and lakes, but missing mountains and friends
All J, in each month is possible to do other things
13.SUMMER OR WINTER?
Both are great! J snowboarding in winter is awesome, but also hiking, swimming, treking and walking just in shirt has also many advantages J.
Chocolate, chicken schnitzel, pancakes with nutella J and salmon on lunch in school here J.
15.CHOCOLATE OR VANILLA ICE-CREAM?
Well, in this case probably vanilla J. But I know also one secreat, when the icecream is the best J.
16.IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOUR WOULD YOU BE?
I would like to have many colors on many peaks, because things and world is always colorful, like me J. For someone I can be friend, for the youngest ones someone who is fun with, etc. Everyone has own view. And the colors which I like are red and orange, red for life and love and orange to be fresh and have energy J.
Chocolate and chicken schnitzel from my mum J
18.HAVE YOU TRAVELLED? WHERE?
Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Bahamas, Tunisia, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City
Mountains (I have nice memories on Jebel Toubkal, biggest moutain in North Africa and also El Teide, Canary islands and in Zermatt, Switzerland… and of course mountains in Slovakia, which are mostly only waiting to discover J.)
Hero, Himalaya, Braveheart, Lord of the rings, Whale rider and everything from Pixar (like Finding Nemo, etc.)
21.FAVOURITE TV SERIE?
It was Friends and Step by step, but nowdays I dont watch series and TV only very rarely (during Hockey world championship and news sometimes)
Sometimes attracts me on Subaru, it would be nice to try with someone who can drive it on snow J, but otherwise some 4x4 car, which dont have any problems in winter in hills and it is also more safety.
23. SOME SECRET?
If you will talk enought with me, maybe it will be also fluent J.