Porkkala 3: Aamutee

PORKKALA 3: MORNING TEA

”Morning. Did you make breakfast already?” ”I did. And – ” //
” – I made you some tea water.” ”Awesome!” //
”Though I’ll go to the toilet first so that I can enjoy the tea… uh… wholeheartedly?” //
”Or maybe emptybladderedly?” ”This.”

Porkkala 2: Bugi

PORKKALA 2: BUG

We slept in tents that hang from trees. ”Z” //
”Z– Hmph. It’s half past six.” //
”Oh. There’s a centipede running in the ceiling.” //
”Oh well, I’ll sleep some more.” //
”Z” //
”Z– Half past seven.” //
”Wait a minute. There was a centipede there an hour ago already.” //
”There’s an error in the Matrix.”

Porkkala, osa 1: Voi voi!

PORKKALA, PART 1: OH BUTTER!

I went camping to Porkkala with some friends for a weekend. //
”…pasta, rice, salt, bread.” ”Do we have any butter or oil?” ”Woops! I totally forgot!” //
”Oh no, what do we do now?” ”Hey, I couldn’t help hearing… We’re just leaving. We have an opened package of butter, you can have it.” //
”Thank you so much!” ”Awesome!” ”Thanks!” ”No worries.” (Faith in humanity: +2 points.)

Kati ympäristökasvattaa

KATI DOES ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

”Hmm…” //
”There’s a flock of barnacle geese.” //
”Wow, a great egret!” //
”A northern shoveler. They’re always fun.” //
”Oh, some flying lapwings.” //
”A western marsh harrier! Nice!” //
”That’s one peculiar goose, maybe a hybrid?” //
”Kati, can we watch birds with the telescope too?” ”Soon.”

Padawan

Tämä ei kerro kenestäkään tietystä henkilöstä, vaan useista. He tietänevät itse, keitä ovat.
This doesn’t tell about one single person but about many. I guess they know themselves who they are.


”Once upon a time there was this kid on my camp. I took care of them when they were home-sick.” ”Bohoo!” ”It’s gonna be okay.” //
Said kid later came to many camps… ”Hi Kati!” ”Hi!” //
…until finally they became a camp instructor on camps I led. //
And now they are my leader. ”Kati, can you take care of this please?” ”Okay!” ”And could you two do this?” ”Sure!” //
”And… They’re really good at it.” //
”Is this how you guys feel when your Padawans become Jedi Masters?” ”Pretty much yeah.” ”For eight hundred years done this I have, and just as weird every time it is.”

Star Wars created by George Lucas

Arkku

COFFIN

Arkuttaa: maata jossain lepäämässä, aivot pois päältä
To coffin: lie down somewhere with your brain shut down


”Yeah I can’t do this anymore.” //
”Hey camp leader, can I go and coffin for a while?” ”Sure, go ahead!” //
”Not good.” //
”Not good.” //
”Not good!” //
”Phew! Not good.” //
”This is good.”

Mitä isompi vika, sen suurempi leka

THE BIGGER THEY ARE, THE HARDER YOU HIT THEM

”Where are you going, Kati?” ”To clean up the toilets.” //
”With an axe and a hammer?” ”Yes.”

Minulla oli oikeasti hyvä syy ottaa työkalut mukaan vessansiivousreissulle…
I actually had a good reason to take tools along when going to clean the toilets…

Leiriläisten suusta…

FROM THE MOUTH OF CAMP KIDS…

”Kati?” ”Yes?” ”Do you have kids?” //
”No, I don’t. You 29 are quite enough for me.” //
”Why didn’t you ever get kids of your own?” //
”Heyheyhey! I’m not too old enough for it yet!”