Introduce yourself briefly + Three facts about you
Introduce myself? I don’t know what to say. I guess I can start with the name I was given, Carlos, but I also go by other aliases like Capi, Capitan, Capitankaville, Kalevile, Carlitos, Kalle, Kake,Pedro, Diego, Miguel etc.
However, I also tend to go by my second name Vilho, which in turn confuses a lot of people from day to day.
A short origin story – Long story short, I was born in Mexico. I moved to Finland, Turku when I was a 6-year-old little boy, and now I am here in Estonia, Tallinn. I guess that counts as two facts now!?
Lastly, I love puzzles. All kinds of puzzles. From the traditional ones you usually build with your family to the full on far fetched Sherlock Holmes stuff.
What’s the best thing about studying at EBS?
The fact that I graduated. I am not giving free marketing!!! That much I learned from you sneaky bastards.
Where are you from and how did you find your way to Estonia?
Well, as you already know my origin story, I will stick to how I got to Tallinn. To be completely honest, I was at a Halloween party back in my Turku days, not really knowing what to do with my life. I was stuck. The host of the party, a good friend of mine, told me about going to Estonia for her studies. And it got me thinking. A lot.
A thought evolved to an act and soon, there I was, in Helsinki for my admission interview to become an EBS student.
However, I was not solely looking for a place to study, or whatever one should do after high school. I also wanted to move away from Turku, preferably also away from Finland. And what’s a better way to start a new chapter of this exciting life than to move to another country for my studies. Although Estonia does not differ a lot from Finland, and is not that far away, it was a baby step, from where I will continue my endeavour towards further and further destinations.
You spent one semester abroad, in what country was it, and what interesting memories do you remember from that time?
I did spend one of my semesters abroad, indeed. It was one of the best decisions of my life. I went to Vienna, Austria.
The life as an Erasmus student is a whole lot different than a normal student. You get to meet new people almost on a daily basis, and the best part is, most of them are in the same starting points as you. I found myself some really good lifetime friends from all around the world, we have had reunions and are planning on doing some more.
The best memories were probably from the endless low-budget travelling across eastern europe and getting into different situations with my new like-minded friends.
I also enjoyed the magnificent campus of Vienna University of Economics and Business. The huge libraries and modern classrooms really set the mindset to a new level.
I cannot leave the Austrian culture left out of mention. I spent the new years there and it is amazing how wild they can go when they hear classical music. It is crazy. Even though I did not learn a lot of german, I sure learnt a lot about Austria and its beautiful scenery.
If you could design an amusement park, what would it look like?
Weird question, but it would probably contain the most extreme rides from all around the world, everything put together into one package. Not forgetting a huge ferris wheel for the romantics. Maybe I’d also add a couple of these stands where you can show off your skills and win a teddy bear to the girl OR guy you are nervously trying to impress.
If a crystal ball could tell you the truth about your life and future or anything else, what would you like to know?
I enjoy living in uncertainty, but I’d probably like to know the meaning of this roleplay that we call “everyday life”. Then again. I would rather just know the next lottery jackpot numbers, in order to win it, to spend my life travelling the world.
What is your biggest dream?
To be an expert at dancing salsa. Maybe I would also like to travel the world and experience the different cultures the world has to offer.