Moving from Australia for army service.

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Re: Moving from Australia for army service.

Post by Pursuivant » Sun Jul 03, 2016 7:13 pm

Steak? I thought they'd be after the sausage :twisted:


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Re: Moving from Australia for army service.

Post by Finn4life1 » Fri Aug 05, 2016 12:42 pm

Pursuivant wrote:Steak? I thought they'd be after the sausage :twisted:
Terrible. Absolutely terrible. I spoke to a cousin of mine in the army and he said you will get a place if you apply for it, most likely you will share with someone else on weekends. I'm currently up in Nurmes now, relaxing and fishing. I visited Sweden and Norway and drove around most of Finland, is there anything else I should do before summer ends?


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Re: Moving from Australia for army service.

Post by Oombongo » Fri Aug 05, 2016 2:07 pm

Finn4life1 wrote:
Pursuivant wrote:Steak? I thought they'd be after the sausage :twisted:
Terrible. Absolutely terrible. I spoke to a cousin of mine in the army and he said you will get a place if you apply for it, most likely you will share with someone else on weekends. I'm currently up in Nurmes now, relaxing and fishing. I visited Sweden and Norway and drove around most of Finland, is there anything else I should do before summer ends?
bang a couple of chickas? :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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Re: Moving from Australia for army service.

Post by Flossy1978 » Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:20 pm

Run back to Australia before the cold hits.

You won't know what will hit you if you end up on night duty, in the middle of winter, doing the rounds outside in -30 freezing cold. Nothing can keep you warm then :lol:

Have fun!


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Re: Moving from Australia for army service.

Post by Finn4life1 » Wed May 31, 2017 8:21 pm

Flossy1978 wrote:Run back to Australia before the cold hits.

You won't know what will hit you if you end up on night duty, in the middle of winter, doing the rounds outside in -30 freezing cold. Nothing can keep you warm then :lol:

Have fun!
To the guy above, yeah, Australian accents do well with ladies here it turns out, had a sweet old time.

Yep, I have nearly finished AUK II and dear God P-Kausi was horrible. We had a week of that -20 to -30 weather and those @#$% night guards were horrible. No sleep, exhausted, freezing trudging through deep forest snow. Brrrr.
I live in Helsinki in an apartment on weekends and Kela is paying for it, sorry tax payers.

To the people who said don't come, I'm very glad I didn't listen and I did, been a fantastic experience so far, made boat loads of friends and meet someone new every day, it's a great time.


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Post by llewellyn » Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:58 pm

Finn4life1 wrote: To the people who said don't come, I'm very glad I didn't listen and I did, been a fantastic experience so far, made boat loads of friends and meet someone new every day, it's a great time.
Very nice to hear! The army is certainly not everyone's cup of tea, but there really are plus sides too. I absolutely hated the service part (am about the least military person there is) but the people around were so grand, truly a company of friends...


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Re: Moving from Australia for army service.

Post by Piet » Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:44 am

Finn4life1 wrote:I Decided actually to move my service, I will begin on January 2nd next year, so I can have more time to learn the language, I'm in Finland now and plan to stay here until December, fly home and return again with the army paying my flight back.
I'll be going to Verkarajarvi!
My uncle offered me some work as a labourer up north so hopefully that will keep me going until the end of the year.

As for the apartment, does anybody else have any comments on that? Because a studio would be great, I love the women here and it would be nice to invite them for a nice steak dinner once in a while haha
Just don't buy the steak at a local super, make sure you get it from a specialist (real butcher) otherwise you will be chewing more than eventually swallowing the nice steak. (purokummi means anything to you??) :ochesey:

You will notice as a steak lover that the average meat here in Finland is really of a saddening quality.
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Re: Moving from Australia for army service.

Post by Upphew » Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:50 am

Piet wrote:(purokummi means anything to you??) :ochesey:
Yeah, stream godparent. :P
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Re: Moving from Australia for army service.

Post by Piet » Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:32 pm

Upphew wrote:
Piet wrote:(purokummi means anything to you??) :ochesey:
Yeah, stream godparent. :P
hehe, purukumi.. :lol:

(after 20 years I still do not get the phonetic part of this language... to old for that now anyway harhar).
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Re: Moving from Australia for army service.

Post by Upphew » Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:02 pm

Piet wrote:
Upphew wrote:
Piet wrote:(purokummi means anything to you??) :ochesey:
Yeah, stream godparent. :P
hehe, purukumi.. :lol:

(after 20 years I still do not get the phonetic part of this language... to old for that now anyway harhar).
You should hear me butcher English... ;)
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