Archive for June, 2009

Jule is travelling again!! First stop: BERLIN!!! I took the train tonight or better said last night…and I paid 4€ for the trip!!! Usually it would be 20€ (or even more if you are not well informed..but I am one of the smart ones ;)). It’s a shared ticket and 5 persons can use it together…so I just started talking to ppl at the train station with success! I found 4 other guys who wanted to go to Berlin as well and joined me (and my ticket).

Eventually (after 1hour and 45 min) I arrived in Berlin and was welcomed by a smiling Jess. But I missed the flowers, marching band and red carpet…what happened??Where were those things?

Anyways…the plan tonight was to go to bed early…did not work out!!! STILL AWAKE!!

Tomorrow’s gonna be a looong day!!! Shopping (still need to buy a few things for Holland),meeting friends and going to see another Show/Musical! But I’m not telling you which one yet. I might do that tomorrow or so…

Last time Jess & I were reunited we forgot to take pictures…so to prevent the same thing from happening again we thought we might start taking pictures already!

Very pretty huh? Don’t ask how we came up with the motif!?? But that style’s gonna be hot…or not???  😉

When I checked the news this morning I thought the world was kidding me!

“King of Pop dead!”

What the f***!?!! I still don’t know what to say or think…its unbelievable and I can’t find words for that. He is(was)such an icon I never even thought that he might die someday. So what happened? Heart failure? Or misuse of medications? I mean he did not look very healthy anyways and I was curious how his health would keep up with his comeback tour. I think now we know the answer! I have to admit that I am not the biggest fan of Michael Jackson as a person…but as a musican he is unbeatable! His music is timeless and I think I will never get sick of it! Here’s one of my faves:

Another sad thing (at least sad for me)…today’s the 1 year anniversary of the murder/death of my little doggie!

I still miss him like crazy and he will always be in my heart and I hope he’s having a great time up there in doggie-heaven 🙂

I already put down some flowers on his grave:

R.I.P. beloved Rocky and invincible Michael

Hi I’m Jul….aahhh whatever!

Posted: June 23, 2009 in fun, Uncategorized
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After reading Susi’s Blog I was kinda interested why/how my parents gave me the name “Juliane“…Unfortunately my story isn’t as cute as Susi’s. Mine is rather boring…! My Mom told me that she has always liked the name. She heard it once and then she immediately decided to name her next child “Juliane”. And I have to say that I am not unhappy with the name…I think it is quite nice(there are worse ones out there!!!).

Anyways every name has some meaning…and Juliane comes from the Greek word “the youthful

I remember when I was in High School there were a lot of people in my class who had similar names like Juliana or Julia…always confusing for the teachers.

I never thought my name was complicated but when I moved to the States (almost)nobody could pronounce my name the right way. Even my nickname (Jule) was too hard and the Americans made their very own version out of it: Jula.

They were actually pretty creative over there and gave me a lot of names…like Ula,Julie,Julienne,Julia and the strangest one I remember was “Jewel” (Jule pronounced the American way? ;)) In the beginning I tried to correct the people and tried to teach them how to say my name properly…but I gave up on that pretty fast and just got used to my new names :). I experienced the same thing in Finland (where I am living at the moment).Nobody can say my real name…but some people are getting really close though ;). But it’s ok…I think someday I’ll be able to write a book with all the new names people gave me in my life and the stories behind them..a true bestseller don’t you think?! 😉

mhhh strawberries!!

Posted: June 16, 2009 in food, summer
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I loooove them!! What is better than freshly picked strawberries and self made vanilla pudding?? RIGHT!! Eating freshly picked strawberries with home made vanilla pudding!! Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha(ok maybe not funny for you guys but I just had my very own moment over here so please excuse my weird sense of humor! lol)

Doesn’t it look delicious? I hope I made you jealous?! Please say yes so my ego feels confirmed and happy 😀

Should I eat another bowl?? I mean its just strawberries…they’re healthy!!…and vanilla pudding is made with lotsa milk…and milk is healthy too right? Soooo…

and the award goes to…

Posted: June 15, 2009 in award, fun, Musical

Jess and I followed this year’s John Kraaijkamp Musical Awards with big excitement as a very special person was nominated for ” best female leading role in a big musical”…unfortunately she didn’t win…YET 😉

But because we think she definately earned an award for her hard work we decided to get her a very special one made just for her:


We ordered one and it arrived today! It looks so real doesn’t it??!We’re going to hand it over in July when we’re in Rotterdam.Check out the picture below!

I really hope Renée loves it as much as we do…and if not…then I’ll keep it myself…HA! 😀

Hello world!

Posted: June 9, 2009 in family, Germany
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Yes, I finally did it! I decided to transfer my blog to “”.

I added my last few blogs here and I will try to connect this whole thing to my homepage. Everything’s still a bit confusing over here but oh well…I’ll get it…at some point 😉

For all of you who don’t know: I’m in Germany right now…until mid-August!!! I’m on my summer break from university and trying to earn some money over here for a big trip I wanna do in October: Liz is getting married ( and I am honored to be there!!! Well…I still need some money for the flight but I’m kinda optimistic at the moment…

Talking of weddings…my baby cousin got married last month!! Sooo happy for her!


Posted: June 9, 2009 in Helsinki
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05.05.2009 – Helsinki

The day finally came!! Vappu is the crazy May 1st celebration the Finns do over here. It actually starts on April 30th. People meet at Esplanadi (a park) and have drinks and just enjoy themselves. All the Finns that graduated from High School wear their white graduation hat (reminds me of a captain’s hat) and the university student put on their overalls and march trough the city while partying! It’s hard to describe…you have to BE there!! On May 1st everybody meets in Kaivopuisto (a huge park in Helsinki) and has a picnic with barbecue combined with lots of alcohol (of course haha). The very extreme people party through the night, don’t sleep at all and show up in the park in the morning and continue their party. This year was actually the first year where I went to Kaivopuisto (I passed out last year after a too long and wild party haha). It was just amazing to see that many people there. 50.000 people in a park, wearing their graduation hats and overalls and going crazy with their beers/ciders in their hands! And the weather was perfect!! It was actually the first day of the year where you did not need to wear a jacket outside…GREAT!!

05.04.2009 – Helsinki

This year my university hosted its first “sitsit” and I decided to combine it with my birthday which I had a few days earlier. A sitsit is like a fancy student feast where everybody dresses up nicely and then you all eat together and sing drinking songs all night. It’s kind of a game: Whenever somebody feels like it they stand up, choose a song from the drinking-songbook (everybody had one) and start singing…and then everybody has to join and at the end everybody has to drink. It doesn’t matter if you are eating or doing something else…the minute someone starts singing you have to stop whatever you were doing, join and drink…LOTSA FUN…although our food got cold because we were actually singing all the time hahaha…

Stockholm once again…

Posted: June 9, 2009 in friends, fun, Travel
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17.03.2009 – Helsinki

Some friends and I decided to go on a cruise to Stockholm to celebrate Isa’s birthday and just to have fun…and that we did! I was waiting for the dinner buffet all day long (jajaja foood lol)…but for my defense I have to say that the other girls were looking forward to that one as well so its not just me who’s thinking of food all the time!!

After we stuffed great amounts of food and wine into our system we had a little pre-party at Tiina’s and Henna’s cabin and after a few m ore sparkling wines and ciders we hit the dance floor and the karaoke bar…oh boy…if Bon Jovi heard us sing his “living on a prayer” he would have sued us…or maybe even killed haha. But it was so much fun…but the next morning wasn’t that much fun lol…But still we had a great day in Stockholm…the weather was great and after a nice breakfast at a café we felt better and were ready to shop and drop.

We had to be back on the ship in the evening. And as we spent the entire day shopping we forgot to buy things to eat so when we arrived at the cruiser again we decided to have the (way overpriced) buffet again…and went to party afterwards again. We arrived back in Helsinki the next morning and I had to rush straight to university from the harbor as I had a presentation…I felt like a dead person but I somehow managed the presentation. I’m a pro…haha…NOT!!

25.02.2009 – Helsinki


As announced earlier I went back to Germany for 10 days…It was sooo much fun but as usual the time went by way too fast. The minute I arrived in Berlin I was booked out til the last second…craaazy…but great fun! I went to see ”The Rocky Horror Show” in Düsseldorf with some friends and ”Spamalot” in Cologne. Both Shows were amazing!! (click here to see pix). I can’t remember the last time I’ve laughed that much!! Everybody go see it please!!!

It was also Carnival time in Germany…and this means LOUD, COLORFUL and CRAZY people…just perfect haha! This year my sister was the Carnival’s princess and the theme for the carnival show was “Musicals”…soo I dressed up as Indian and had some Flyers of Berlin’s “der Schuh des Manitu”. At the party I also got to see a lot of old friends again!! Felt so good!!! But the day after wasn’t that much fun…stupid alcohol! I’ll never drink again..EVER (riiiiight!!!)