Autobiography Assignment Final Exam
I chose the word friends because all my friends back in Finland meant allot to me. On August 29 about 30 friends of mine surprised me in the airport. It was the hardest day of my life to see everyone because they knew they would lose me and I knew I would lose them. I remember all the hugs with my friends and all the pictures. I remember all the gifts and all the words they said to me. They wrote quotes for me and told me how they really felt. In the end it was so difficult to give the last hugs and saying my final words face to face. The moment I started walking away made me understand how much friends really meant to me. Now I am living in the other side of the world and everyday I just think about all my friends and how they feel. It is hard to communicate because Finland is eight hours ahead so when I get home from school then almost everyone is sleeping.
What's in a Name?
Color Your World
Teemu Selanne, Sochi 2014.
I remember this tournament. This hockey player is my role model. I’ve always been a huge fan of Teemu. I’ve met him several times back in Finland and had a great time with him. Someday I could be as successful as Teemu because he has been living a dream. I have watched all the highlights of this player. I never get bored watching them because his skill is something I just can’t put in words. Teemu has won so much but the biggest win was the Stanley Cup. The Stanley Cup is every hockey player’s dream. Teemu’s dream came true. I’m sure a bunch of his dreams came true during his career in the National Hockey League. Now Teemu is just living his own life with his family.
I can taste the fresh air floating around the beautiful world. I can touch the amazing nature around this wonderful place. I can smell the tasty food my lovely mom is making. I can see the colorful fireworks exploding next to the shiny stars. I can hear my annoying clock waking me up for this awesome day.
Trying to shoot for the moon with low fuel. Got stuck on mars and we were lost without a clue. Not knowing what to do the crue panicked with fright, but we made it through the darkness, back into the light. Now we are back on earth, safely and happy.
Look Who I Look Up To
I look up to Teemu Selanne because he is one of the most legendary Finnish hockey player alive. He is my hockey role model. He has achieved so much. His dreams have came true. He won the Stanley cup. Teemu’s life is amazing and that kind of a life is my dream.
I look up to Jari Kurri because he is also one of Finland’s hockey legends alive. Jari Kurri has broke plenty of records and been a champion. He is an excellent player that I love to watch play. I’ve been with Jari during our tournament. He is a great guy on ice and off ice just like every hockey player should be.
I look up to Esa Tikkanen because he set the world record on scoring two shorthanded goals in twelve seconds. He wasn’t as successful as Teemu or Jari but the way he played the sport was nice to watch. His motivation was 100% every time he stepped on the ice just like Jari and Teemu. Esa wasn’t as skilled as everyone else but he had a rocket shot.
These Words Belong To Me
This word belongs to me because family is number one. Nothing goes before family.
This one word defines what I want to do when I grow up. Since I was a baby I’ve always wanted to be a professional hockey player and be a really good one.
This word is what I want to be. I want to be a champion in hockey. My dad and cousins always called me Champ when I was younger. Someday I really wish I can show them that I really am a champion.
This cup is my dream. Since I was little, I’ve dreamed of winning this Cup and bringing it back home to Finland. Every hockey player’s dream is to lift the Stanley Cup but not everyone gets to do that. I hope I’m not one of those guys who don’t get to lift it.
Dreams are something everyone chases. Some people reach it but some don’t. All young hockey players have the same dream. I have that dream. The dream is to become a professional NHL player and win the Stanley Cup and the World Championship and the Olympics. My dad and brother didn’t quite make it but I will try my best to get there.
All my friends are really important to me. I try to communicate with them but it’s not that easy. The time difference in eight hours. Even though I live across the world I still know that it will not change a thing. The only difficult part is how much I miss them and how much they miss me. They mean everything to me and it feels like I lost everything by having to move across the world because of my dad. It’s too hard for me to blend in a new atmosphere.
Christmas is a time when my whole family gets together and eats lots of food. For the past 15 years, my family has been able to arrange this. But this year we won’t be able to because my brothers live in Finland. And I’m going to Finland on Christmas break. Christmas is the best time of the year. I get to open presents, eat food, have fun and enjoy.
I listen to music all the time because it takes all my thoughts away and makes me feel better. Without music I really don’t know how stressed I would be. Even though music takes thoughts away, music can make me concentrate better on school things. Before all my hockey games I listen to music to get me concentrated on the game. To make me be ready for the game. If i wouldn’t do that, I would not be successful in hockey.
One Medium Suitcase
I would take my phone with me so that I can communicate with all my friends back in Finland and my family. I would listen to music all the time. A phone is something I need to have. Specially now that I live in USA because I can’t do the same things I used to do in Finland with everyone. Hangout with friends, go eat, watch movies, play games and all kinds of awesome things.
I would take lots of pictures with me so I can look at them. Pictures off my family and friends. I could imagine all the memories with them. The good times.
Without money I wouldn’t survive. Money is something I need in order to survive. With money I could buy food, clothes and everything.
During the day I had to say my goodbyes to my friends was awful. But as a relief, they surprised me with letters and different gifts. The letters touched me because of the way they described me as a person and my importance. I would take them with me and read them when I miss my Finland friends.
I would take my necklace that my mom and dad bought me when I had my confirmation. As a memory it reminds me of their care and love. It is really important to me. I wear it all the time.
Something from my mom
I would take something special from my mom. A jewelry, picture or something else that means alot to her.
Something from my dad
I would take his special ring that he got from his dad. It is very special to him so it would mean alot to me if I could take it with me. A picture of me and my dad.
Something from my brother Mikko
Mikko is my big brother. He lives in Finland with his girlfriend. He didn’t have to move to USA with us because he is an adult. But I would take something from him to remember him. Picture with him, his favorite bracelet or his favorite ring.
Something from my brother Iiro
Iiro is my biggest brother. He lives in Finland too. Iiro is a huge sports fan. He collects all kinds of different sports things from around the world. I would take his number one jersey to remember him. And a picture with him.
Notebook and a pencil
I would bring these to write down something everyday. Everything interesting that I do.
The Perfect Present
Who Am I?
I’ve always wanted to be a big brother because I could teach my little brother how to behave and play with him. Little brothers want to be like their big brother. I remember when I was younger I always wanted to be just like my brothers. It’s important to me because I could make my little brother a good kid. Make him smarter and teach him new things. Help him do his school work. Have a good time with him.
I’ve always wanted to be a musician. A dj actually. I have always had my own dj set so I could practice and become better. It is easy when you understand it. I like making my own music and mixing music together. It makes me feel good. Me and all my friends hang out at my place and make music together. It’s important to me because I will always do it. And if I’m successful, I could become a professional dj and make money out of it just by having fun and doing the thing that I like. I just have to practice and make good music.
Since I was born, I’ve always dreamed of being a professional hockey player and making a living out of it. I want to make it to the National Hockey League and win the Stanley Cup. I want to represent my country during Olympics and World Championships. The reason why I love hockey so much is because my dad played and my brother played, they taught me how to play hockey first before I joined a real team. It is so important to me because it is my dream. I want to make my family proud. And I want to make my country proud.
Always Say Never
I would never play ping pong, tennis, bowling, badminton or volleyball as a hobby. These different hobbies are something I would never waste my time on because they are useless to me and boring. I’ve tried to play these sports when I was younger but I decided to stick with hockey because it is more intense and challenging.
I would never eat a full sized jalapeno, tomato or a chili because they are too spicy. I like to eat spicy foods but not too spicy. When I was younger my older brother pranked me and gave me a chili. I didn’t know what it was but I ate it because he told me they were sweet candy. I will never eat a chili by itself ever again.
I will never forget my phone and earphones or headphones anywhere. I will always carry them with me because in order to concentrate, I need music. Music helps me in all kinds of ways. Music is something I need all the time. I forgot my earphones ones and I was not able to concentrate at all. It didn’t feel right. That is why I cannot forget my phone or my earphones.
Are You Hungry?
My favorite meal is sushi. Sushi is something I could eat everyday because there is so many ways to make sushi. It is fun to make and delicious to eat. Since I was young my mom took me to many different places where they served sushi. My mom made me and my brother sushi. There is so many different ways to make sushi with different types of sea foods. I like to make sushi with my mom and brother at home.
I usually worry about sleeping. I usually worry about training. I usually worry about school. I feel angry when I get hit. I feel angry when I fall down. I feel angry when I don’t have food. I’m moody when I’m happy. I’m moody when I have no stress. I’m moody when I hear schools over. I’m happiest when school is over. I’m happiest when I have money. I’m happiest when there is nothing to worry about. I feel confident when I know I’m right. I feel confident when I know someone is wrong. I feel confident when I score reach my goals. I feel frustrated when I’m wrong. I feel frustrated when I have school. I feel frustrated when I need to move to another country. I feel depressed when I know something bad is happening. I feel depressed when I know I’m moving to another country. I feel depressed when I lose something valuable. I am comfortable when I sleep. I am comfortable when I can be with people I want to be with. I feel comfortable with a place I know. I’m nervous when I have tests. I’m nervous when I have to think quick. I’m nervous when I have too much responsibility.
Room Sweet Room
I haven’t set up my room very well yet because I haven’t opened all the boxes from the movement. But in my room in Finland, I had plenty of medals, trophies, pictures and all kinds of other stuff that remind me of the sport I love, ice hockey. The best medals I have are national championship gold and silver medals but all my other gold medals remind me of the moment my team wins the championship in a tournament or nationals. My most valuable trophy is also my national championship trophy. All my awards I have for being the most valuable player on the team
Ultimate All-Purpose Excuse
A stranger picked my portfolio up and read it from beginning to end. This stranger pictured the author as a young boy all the way from Finland who had to move far away to the United States to continue his life. This stranger pictured the author as a young Finnish hockey player with big dream to represent his country and make his family proud by becoming an National Hockey player. The author looked up to players from Finland who made it all the way to the NHL and won the Stanley Cup and World Championships. This stranger felt like he knew this author just by reading his portfolio.