Posts Tagged ‘Lufthansa’

Yep yep I’m finally back in Suomi aka Funland.  When I was at the airport my carry on luggage was only checked once…usually they check it at least 3 times because I always have so much stuff in my bags that apparently look very dangerous. I was kinda happy though…never been through security this fast. I actually had a good feeling about this flight for once. But then it was delayed and I had to spend more time at the boring aiport. Didn’t know the reason for the delay until we were on the plane. We actually had to change gates so I kinda got an idea what could have happened…and I was right: The original plane was broken. So glad the pilot noticed the disfunction BEFORE we took off! So we had to go onto another plane and all of the luggage had to be taken from the broken plane to the new one. Of course this took a while. But as I had a window seat I could check if they lost my suitcase already or not and I was relieved when I saw my (way too heavy) suitcase on the trolley.

well,hello luggage! Glad you’re coming with me.

I was relieved when I landed in Helsinki. It felt kinda good to be “home” again.

Saturday was party and reunion day. It felt so good to see my friends again! Should have drank a bit less but well, you can’t have everything can you? 😉

my lovely girls: Tiina, me, Sille and Isa

Some of you know that already but I started my internship on Monday. I will be working at Lufthansa Cargo. I was so excited and nervous when i arrived there on Monday. I got kinda scared because they immediately sent me into some meeting and i just sat there…trying to look somewhat smart and pretending to understand all the stuff they were talking about. I think I understood ilke 7% of the things they talked about and I’m very proud of those 7% haha.

After that I went to lunch with some colleagues who turn out to be really cool and nice. And then I was sent to the city center to get some headshots taken for my airport ID. So quite an easy and short day 🙂

Today was a little different…I met the intern who I’m gonna replace later. She’s so nice and we talked so much that we got kinda disctracted from the tasks we planned to do…ahh whatever…I still learnt a lot today.Mostly about planes (even though I won’t get in touch with them that often.)

I’m scared of flying and have huge respect for planes and stuff but I still think they are impressive! And then…guess who parked right in front of our office window without any warning??

We waved but I guess Finnair is not friendly to its competitor…although they like parking right in front of their office…how rude ;)… The plane looks further away than it actually was. Felt kinda weird to have a plane parking outside your office…should get used to that though…especially when there’s a hot pilot sitting in there teehee 🙂

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Finally I get to tell you about Posh Spice & Dave Beckham‘s beautiful wedding!

Jane (Lizzies cousin) picked us up in the morning as we had a pedicure/manicure appointment at 10. It was my very first pedicure ever(i know, boooo me!) and I was kinda scared because I’m very ticklish on my feet. But the second I sat down in that awesome massage chair all worries were forgotten and I found myself being in trance. I surely loved that chair! The pedicure went well and everybody survived and at 12 we were off to Lizzie’s make up appointment.

pedicureliz with make up

the big pimping 😉

When we were done with all that (around 1pm) we got all our stuff from the apartment and drove to the wedding location where I saw my room/suite for the first time. Just one word: WOW! It costs $450 a night and has 2 patios with an amazing view, 1 big jacuzzi, a big bed and lotsa room for other stuff(like partying). Big THANK YOU again to Liz & Dave for letting me stay there!! I surely felt like a (very drunk) princess!! I got rid of all of my luggage and then I went over to the bridal suite as all of the girls got ready there. (The guys got ready in my suite and I’d like to thank them for not trashing it and stacking it with lotsa alcohol…which came in handy later that night lol).

I couldn’t wait for Carl to come as he brought us our first meal of the day: a gigantic smoothie!!! After that everybody got their hair done and got ready for the photoshoot. This was very exciting as in Germany the bride and groom are not supposed to see each other in their outfits before the ceremony but here Dave and Liz saw each other before their ceremony…perfectly styled. MAGIC MOMENT!!! The photoshoot was fun too but it was kinda hard to look nice and smile for every single picture.

wedding party

the entire wedding party

The photographer was amazing! But I had to get used to the fact that she followed us around almost the entire day and took pictures of us doing ANYTHING…so u never knew when she would hit that evil button on her camera (paparazzi alert!!! lol can’t wait to see the pictures though lol).It was getting dark and the string quartet arrived. They played Beatles tunes only! I loved it!!!! We were all “hiding” in Lizzie’s room and wanted to listen to the strings so badly (and we could not really leave the room cuz we did not want anybody to see the bride) so we decided to open the window which was harder than expected as we did not open it but took it out of the frame…oopsie!

window almost fixed againcan’t see much but we kinda took it out of its frame

Anyways the ceremony started a little after 7pm and I am so proud of myself that I did not roll down the stairs on my way to the front!(yaayy me!!). When the entire wedding party stood up front the strings started playing  “all you need is love” and then she came…Liz looked like a fairy and I had a such hard time not to cry!!!! The ceremony was beautiful and so full of love!!! I did not even care that my toes went numb in my shoes and I could hardly stand anymore.

After the ceremony we went to have a few drinks and some finger food! I was starving and could not wait! And of course the first piece of food I touched that day dropped right onto my dress. And there I stood…with innocent eyes,pouty lips and a grease stain on my dress. It really is not easy being me!

Then it was dinner time where I ate like a pig and afterwards I could not really move in my dress anymore…but at least my hair looked good ;).

And what is a wedding without a tragedy?? The cake did not come!! We kinda had a feeling there would be a problem with the cake before the ceremony so we made up a plan B (sorry Liz we could not tell you at this time lol). We had arranged a plastic wedding cake (for the picture) and then 2 regular yummie cakes to eat. Nobody really cared much I think. The pictures still looked good and the cake was yum yum! The best man and man of honor gave toasts which almost made my cry again…but then whenever I felt a tear would come up I started sipping on my champagne lol.(bad idea!!)

After the food was gone the party started. I loved the DJ…Motown music only! Wahoooo!! Was not very easy to dance in my heels so at one point I just took them off. We kept on dancing, drinking and laughing.And then the bride threw her boquet. And guess in whose direction it flew? Nooo not Britney Spears…she wasn’t even invited!!(I wonder why lol)..but to answer the question: in mine!! Great so now u know that I’m the next to marry. I already have somebody in mind…(Juliane Sanchez…sounds hot right??…or Juliane Nowitzki…naa that one not so much..I dont think he’s hot but I’ve promised some people free Mavericks tickets…lol)

At some point the bar closed so we hung out in the garden before we continued the after-party in my room. I wish we didn’t though! Or at least I wish there would have been less alcohol and more water! I’ll let some pictures explain the rest. Just add a LOT more wine, shampoo, noise, singing, laughter, a little adventure on the roof and latter, and a broken glass:

dreamteamDreamteam: Liz,Carl & I

roofpartya little trip to the roof 😉

hardcore gang

tha gang that stayed to the last minute

jump on the bedat some point I felt like testing the bed 😉 (but why exactly?)

foam party 1 foam party 2

don’t ask! it was not me but i thought it was funny and joined 😉

I went to bed around 7 that morning and was woken up again at 9am by roomservice bringing my breakfast. It was a nice breakfast but I was still so drunk I could not eat a lot. I felt a bit better after a hot shower and some time in the jacuzzi.

When Liz came over that morning I wanted to show her some pics of the wedding/party and I was scared of how little I remembered. Thank god there are cameras who remind you of the things you actually don’t want to see/hear again! But I have to admit that I had an amazing time!!!!!!

It was so hard to say “goodbye” to Liz and dave at the airport and I have to admit that I had one or even two tears in my eyes. The newlyweds left for their honeymoon to Hawaii and I left for Helsinki again :(. The time at the airport was horrible! I was followed and stared at by 2 weirdo friends which were not even hot! And then I was so drunk/hungover/tired that I ran against a door in the airport toilets which gave me a nice bump on my forehead!(and it still hurts like hell!!!) And then to top it all off I had the worst flight ever! The guy next to me ordered alcohol all the time which caused me to almost throw up on his head! And then we had the worst turbulences ever! I really thought I’m gonna die!!! I’ve never seen that before there was even water coming out of the toilets on the plane!! And then when I arrived in Frankfurt I had only 20 minutes to change the plane and almost missed it because of stupid airport security!

Thank you Lufthansa for that breathtaking event! And thank you Watsons for making that week one of the best in my life and introducing me to so many great people!! I love and miss you and can’t wait for the reunion!!!!! UTZ NEIN!!

After turning my apartment into a battlefield with having clothes everywhere but in the suitcase, I eventually finished packing (for those of you who don’t know it yet: I hate packing and I’m so bad at it!). Jesse picked me up and I spent the night at his and Enrico’s place. We did a little “How I Met Your Mother Marathon” and then we went to sleep for a few hours. Well, they did…I could not sleep. I was too freaked out I would not hear the alarm clock and miss my flight. At 4:30am Enrico took me to the airport where the little adventure started. The line of the check in was soooo long that(freaking out!!) we tried the self-check in. But the machine did not accept my passport (aaahhh point where I freaked out the second time!). But there was a nice Lufthansa guy who had a little talk woth some of his colleagues and let me do my check-in at the business class desk. There was no line there so Jule was happy but then that Lady suddenly asked me for the address where I would be staying in Dallas.

Jule: “I don’t know the address. “

Lady:”Well, we need it otherwise you cannot check in. I’m sorry”

Jule.” Aaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

So I texted Lizzie with shaking hands and within 1 minute(wow!!)she sent me her address! I was so relieved!! Well after the check-in I tried to look for some food. I was so hungry. Unfortunately I was at a terminal in Helsinki-Vantaa airport where I haven’t been before…They did not have a lot of stores there.  They sold a bottle of water for unbelievable 2,50€!! In the duty-free store at the other terminal they sell it for 1€. So I spent over 6€ for a fucking sandwich and a bottle of water. GRRR. And I actually wanted to get a package of Fazer chocolates for Lizzie but they didn’t have them at that terminal. And I only would have had 25 minutes to get them from the other terminal which would not have been enough.

tickets

tickets to Dallas

The flight from Helsinki-Frankfurt went ok. My stomach gave me some trouble again and we had quite some turbulences…so the usual :S. I also tried to sleep but the minute I actually fell asleep the guy next to me woke me up again so I would not miss the food. It was nice of him but I was so tired and I think I gave him the evil eyes (and nobody really wants to get the evil eyes from Jule…).  The guy was very nice though.  When I arrived in Frankfurt I bought Lizzie some good old German chocolate…it’s way better than Fazer anyways (sorry Finland!).

The flight to Dallas was loooong (almost 11 hours) but I made it. I spent most of the time watching movies and talking to the nice woman sitting next to me.

CIMG3512view from the plane

When I arrived at Dallas airport I had to go through 4 airport checks and the last one involved a guy going through all of my bags and taking out all of my stuff and asking me stupid questions! Whatever I finally made it out there and Lizzie & Dave were picking me up from the airport. OMG it felt so good to see them again! Can’t wait for the upcoming week! But now I’m going to bed…after 43 hours of no sleep. Talk to you later zzZZzzz