Erasmus Oulu – Finland

Bernd Verhofstadt and Tom Mampaey

I’m almost graduated!!

The final presentation in Belgium is behind us. Here are some pictures. On the following link you can find the presention. Presentation Belgium I had an awesome time the last three years at the Artesis Plantijn University of Antwerp. The ERASMUS period that I had in Finland was a wonderful experience! A lot of snow…

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Final presentation!

On the 21st of May we had our final presentation. We really worked very hard, starting from scratch to put some intelligence in the device that you use the most in your kitchen! In this way we made the ‘Smart Fridge’ possible! Hard work paid off and our presentation was a BLAST! Our projectmanagers were more…

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Countdown has started!

Only one week left for our Final presentation in Finland! We are working hard to ‘finnish’ our project!

Shooting some assault rifles, yeah!

On a random peaceful day out tutor, Tomi, called me with the question if we would like to shoot some real assault rifles at the Finnish Army-base. Well, I don’t have to tell you that we had to think about it. We just had to gave some passport numbers and we were ready to go!…

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Hockey Playoffs 2015

De hockey ploeg van Oulu, Kärpät, speelt momenteel mee in de Playoffs 2015. Oulu speelt momenteel de finale tegen Tampere. Wat is een Playoff? Zijn verschillende ploegen die 7 wedstrijden tegen elkaar spelen (best of seven) nu speelt Oulu 7 wedstrijden tegen Tampere. Bekijk hier alle uitslagen. Enkele leuke sfeerfilmpjes van de Playoffs! Oulun Kärpät…

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Fins Diner met Tutor Tomi

We spreken regelmatig af met onze tutor in de sauna. In de sauna houden de Finnen de belangrijkste conversaties. Tomi had ons een leuk idee voorgesteld, hij wou iets fins klaarmaken voor vijf ERASMUS studenten. Hij wilde zijn kookkunsten graag tonen die hij van zijn familie heeft geleerd. Op de rendier boerderij van zijn ouders…

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Pirates of the Baltic Sea 2015 with ESN Oulu

In maart zijn we met ESN Oulu naar Stockholm geweest. Een leuke ervaring! Hier het verhaal. s’ Ochtends zijn we vertrokken vanuit Oulu naar Helsinki met de bus. Ongeveer 8uur… Vervolgens hebben we daar de boot genomen naar Stockholm. De route die we hebben afgelegd ziet er als volgt uit Enkele sfeerfoto’s van de boot…

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Tom Waes ziet noorderlicht en wordt emotioneel

Het noorderlicht staat bij velen op de bucket list, ook op die van Tom Waes. In zijn programma Reizen Waes gaat hij naar Spitsbergen een eiland boven Noorwegen. Het noorderlicht is er prachtig te bewonderen. Bekijk hieronder de fascinerende beelden. Ik heb zelf enkele pogingen gedaan om het noorderlicht te fotograferen, bekijk hieronder de selectie!

International diner!

Een tijdje geleden werd er een international diner georganiseerd in ons gebouw. De volgende landen zijn te zien op de foto: – België (jammer genoeg geen wafels maar pannenkoeken door een gebrek aan wafelijzer…) – Slovakije – Spanje – Tsjechië – Nederland – Hongarije – … Veel speciale smaken en zeker de moeite om eens…

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‘Science Fiction’ in the ‘Smart Kitchen’

Most of the time we were posting  about our  trips and the things we did beside school. Actually one of our main activities is working on our big project: ‘The Smart Fridge’! (Sounds awesome right?) In best-case-scenario this fridge will(*): – Recognize the user – Know which products that are present in/added to the fridge – Detect…

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What is your Finnscope?

Find your Finnish horoscope sign by typing your birthdate here.

Discovering Southern Finland

Last week I traveled to Helsinki to visit my girlfriend. I traveled by night train (see pictures bellow). It took about 10h to travel from Oulu to Helsinki. I made for a few days a culinair tour trough Southern Finland with my girlfriend. I want to discover if there is a difference between the Belgian…

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Phone got Frozen! ❄️

In the past I heard a lot of people saying that there phone got frozen! Most of the time it’s all working again when you restart the phone. This past week, I experienced something strange. When we took a long walk to the supermarket, suddenly my phone switched off. The outside temperature was around -20°C….

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The Oulun Beach in Winter

Today, we went to the Oulu beach. Every summer the Fins have there morning swim, but now you can walk around the beach and the sea is like in a desert, white sand as long you can see. The path to the beatch was iced-over and slippery. The beach was snowy and the sea was…

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Ice Hockey game at Oulun Energia Areena

On the 7th of January a very large audience gathered a novel contest on the ice between Oulun Kärpät and Pelicans Lahti. The game of hockey on ice is the national sport in Finland. In the Oulun Energia Areena there is place for an audience of 6.768 people. We went to the game. It started…

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Contact us!

Today we went to some shops with Tomi. The first thing we did was go get a Finnish sim-card. 

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Final destination: Oulu

Our blog ended in Helsinki yesterday… Finally I’ve some time to describe the first hours in Oulu. Before we got off the plane, we had a little talk with the pilot. Here’s a picture! 🙂 After we picked up our luggage. We searched our Peer Tutor Tomi at the airport. After we found him he drove us…

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Second stop: Helsinki

Finally we touched the Finnish ground! The weather is not very cold as we expect… 1 degree celsius. It’s snowing outside. After we got our boarding passes and settled us at the gate. We’ve got some coffee and are in total ZEN mode! The Finnish people at the airport are very quiet. What I didn’t…

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