Arttu เป็นหมีเพื่อนรักแห่งฟินแลนด์ที่เดินทางไปรอบโลก คุณอยากให้ Arttu เดินทางไปถ่ายรูปที่โรงเรียนของคุณไหม คุณอยากจะบอกเล่าเกี่ยวกับวัฒนธรรมของคุณไหม คุณสามารถเรียนรู้เกี่ยวกับประเทศที่ Arttu เคยเดินทางไปได้โดยการเปิดดูไดอารี่และรูปภาพของ Arttu จะช่วยให้คุณรู้เรื่องราวใหม่ๆเกี่ยวกับประเทศที่ Arttu เคยเดินทางไปได้ทุกเวลา

 This is Arttu and he is really enjoying the heat after the coldness of Finland.  Too bad that he wasn´t able to go to the sunny beaches, but he saw the countryside, and if I can read the smile on his face right, he likes it!

'Palmtrees, as far as my little button eyes can see!'

These two weeks Arttu has been living with me in small farmtown called Bhan Phaeo, near Bangkok. This small agricultural town is like Vihanti in Finland 😉 , even it´s population is 90 000.  Arttu lived in a big, big house in the middle of  the  jungle, where nice neighbors kept him awake at early mornings.

Arttu, too, doesn't approval the loud thai music from neighbor at 5AM

When someone says ”Thailand”, at first everyone thinks of sunny beaches, but Arttu find out, that Thailand is much more than that.

'Somewhere there is the snowy Finland, and I don't miss it a bit!'

Arttu noticed, how proud thai people are about their culture, language, nature and King. He tasted so much amazing, delicious food and found the best snack in the world, Koala´s marc.

Arttu and Watthamjariyapirom's sport area and the building, where is thai classes, big sporthall, cafeteria and health classes. 'Whoooa!'

Arttu loved my mom´s omelettes and Phat Thais, which he is definitely going to miss. Thank God he took some cooking lessons in public High School, Watthamjariyapirom, so he can cook some for his Friends all over the world!

'Weiiiii! Me Tarzan, You Jane!'

Arttu learned other things too. Now he knows how to climb to a palm tree, how to say hello in Thai, how to write his name in extraordinarily difficult thai letters, and that you should not point anyone with your feet, because it´s not polite.

Arttu decided to pray a little, just for in case. Buddhism sounds okay for him.

Arttu is really young, so he needed to show a lot of respect for older people. He needed to ” Wai”, use polite particles while talking, and remember to keep his head lower than others. Even there was a lot of things to remember, Arttu survived the daily life really well.

Arttu was sitting nicely with the students, while teacher Mali was giving the daily news after national song.

Arttu was hanging out with the boys. Maybe he told a funny joke, because Bom is smiling like that.

'I would like to have that kind of uniform too..'

When Arttu was with me in the school, almost everyone noticed him. Some of the bravest even yelled: เอมมี่ ตุ๊กตาน่ารัก! which means: ”Emmi! Your doll is cute”. My friend, Michel even sang and danced with him. Students didn´t fully understand the purpose of Arttu, because almost no-one can speak English fluently, and my thai is not so good yet.

Arttu in my schoolbag. Everyone was so excited about him!

Arttu went shopping in Bangkok, Central Rama II and he ate some really good Ramen in oishi Ramen. He also tasted some Starbuck´s caramel cappuchino and sniffed some parfumes in makeup section.

Arttu is ready for the Sport Day

The most exiting happening Arttu had was the sport day at 24.12.2010! He saw some sports and awesome costumes.  Pity that it was so hot in that day that Arttu needed to stay in shadow all day, so he didn´t see all of the competitions. It was a little bit different Christmas eve for him. There wasn´t even snow on the ground!

One fat Barbie and orange team, with Arttu

Arttu and some cheerleaders from yellow team

Arttu and the prettiest girl in... Wait, what!

Arttu, Barbie and Michael the oboe player.

Emmi, Arttu, Bom.

Arttu and our english teacher.

Arttu wanted to have a pic with the head cheerleader of orange team.

At NEW YEAR, Arttu had karaoke party at home, and he had so much fun! All of the Rotary people sang some karaoke and there was dancing and food.

'Happy New Year!'

Arttu and the fountain on my biiiig yard. On the background, there is an Adidas factory.

Eventually Arttu enjoyed Thailand, and everyone here liked him. Even his diary is สวย (beautiful) thai people says!

So many people wanted to take kissing pictures with Arttu, but my camera´s batteries ran low, so …maybe next time?



Emmi and Arttu. (Arttu saw something more interesting in the horizont than camera.)

Emmi, Rotary´s exchange student from Raahe, Raahen lukio, Finland

To Pan Phaeo, Watthamyarijapirom, Thailand 2010-2011