Wednesday, 16 August 2017

WCS 2/4


COURTESY VISIT AND EVENTS

Visits and events are one of the main things in WCS although we are there for the competition a lot focus goes to the visits which is understandable.
GENERAL MEETING WITH EVERYONE. EETU LAMPSIJÄRVI TOOK ALL OUR PICTURES!

First event was Laguna where we went to Laguna Ten Bosch. We strolled around the venue and posed for the press. We also attended the opening ceremony where Nagoya's Mayor and other important people did cut the red ribbon and opened the festival. After that we went to another press meeting where we also posed.The day was long but super exciting.

EXCEPT THIS PICTURE. THIS PICTURE IS TAKEN BY IRIS RÖNKKÖ 
We also visited the Nagoya City Hall and introduced ourselves to the Mayor. After that we met with the Nagoya's tourism/travel office (not sure about the name). Then we changed out of our costumes and went to the Brother Communication Center and visited the museum and tried out different gadgets.
We went to Meiji-mura (which is a open-air museum) in costumes. We took pictures in different places and got to adventure there.
 
 

Good thing was that many important events were on the same day which meant we had freetime other days. We strolled around in Nagoya and went to Nagoya aquarium with our Omotenashi Mayo-chan.
 

Making sure that we drank alot fluids and ate something anytime we could, was very important on these events. For us Finns the sun was a deadly laser and the heat felt worse than a sauna. We had cooling spray, coldpacks and cooling wipes with us. Eetu and others made sure that we had everything we needed to survive. Some moments were harder and we finally got to know what the famous WCS crazy smile meant. We all felt the heat and struggled together with other teams which created ''let's fight together''- atmosphere. Keep on smiling as long as needed and fight through the heat!

Our red carpet was sadly cancelled but I felt like we had enough things to do already. After the first stage there was also the Osu-parade which we were going to attend if we didn't make it to the second stage. In the end we got to the finals so we skipped Osu and slept and prepared for the finals.
Stay tuned for more!
Next up the competition etc~
-Veera

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