November 23rd, 2011


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This morning I, once again, woke up very early. It was okay as I had to visit the employment agency at quarter to eleven, so I needed to get up in time.

I did all the morning routines, but I still felt a bit sleepy so I took an early nap. I woke up to an immense need to pee, and realized that my Cupcake Cult shirt with a zombie!Pikachu in front was not a proper choice for an employment agency visit, so I changed it into a striped blouse from Hennes&Mauritz.

Once in the agency, I had a talk with a worker named Hanna H. who belongs to PETRA, a group in Vantaa that is supposed to counsel young people into work and studies.
First we talked a little about my current situation, then she helped me fill out some forms and printed some more forms to fill. That's the way it goes.
She gave me the first choice for a job; KELA, the official social security institution in Finland, is seeking for young people through PETRA to work in service points in Martinlaakso and Pitäjänmäki, to print and scan papers. The workers are paid 12,45 euros an hour (I have been told that along with the rehabilitation grant and other welfare I am paid, I can earn at least 687 euros a month), so I think that's good. I hope I will get the job, and if I don't, I will get another.

After the visit, I went to Citymarket to buy a chocolate bar and took a train to Helsinki, I was on my way to the Mental Health Fair. I had gotten a free ticket from the support group for people who hear voices.

Once in Helsinki, I went to Sokos and bought myself a new shower cap. Then I walked to Aleksanterinkatu, and made it to the tram that goes past Wanha Satama where the fair is.

Lots of passengers got off, and I thought they were the ones going to the fair. I was thinking of traveling a bit more until I see the fair hall, and I managed to get off the tram at the next stop.

The fair was pretty interesting, I had lots of free candy, petted a dog, met people I know and got some flyers and a complimentary ballpoint pen.

I was thinking of trying to push my limits, that is, walking to the city center, but I already had blisters in my feet. I barely made it to the tram, and once in the city center I visited a bookshop to take a look at the lovely diaries.

The bus 452 had just left, so I took the bus 453 to Martinlaakso, walked around for a while and then took the bus 510 to Myyrmäki.

Once in Myyrmäki, I went to the bank and deposited all my change; mind you, I had a lot of them; and withdrew them. Then I went to Citymarket and bought sandwich spread, toilet cleaner, sponge and two and half kilos of tangerines, and also a can of orange juice as I was thirsty.

Once home, I logged on to and ordered a bunch of books, I will pay the bill with my tax refund.

I scribbled the daily happenings and some random thoughts to my diary, and managed to fill it up so I put it into the diary box and started another.

I kept on glancing at the pile of dirty dishes on my counter, and soon I snapped and washed them in a minute. Now I feel better.

I washed two loads of laundry, but still don't feel like ironing a pillowcase.
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