There is currently much hoopla over human-influenced climate change, leading to sweeping changes in policy and outright bans. Some of these new policies however, directly threaten traditions thousands of years old. Good traditions.
Many big anniversaries are happening this year. Canada’s 150th, Finland’s 100th, the NHL & Toronto Maple Leafs’ 100th, respectively. The theme of Finland’s is “Together”. What do I know of togetherness? I’m a pretty isolated person.
You know Waldo… that quiet guy that’s always skulking about, just daring you to spot him in a crowd? Well, we Finns are kind of like that – only, with the media.
Defining words in a straightforward way is typically the most effective way of remembering a language. At other times, you must take a slightly different approach. With that in mind, I present you in illustrated form, some things that Finnish words don’t mean.
We’re now in 2017, Finland’s 100th anniversary! Which means it’s time to bombard you with all kinds of bragging about what makes us so great, unique, funny, handsome, and all that jazz. Well, not really. Maybe just a few odd facts will suffice for now?
Sauna possesses multiple relaxing qualities including the repetitive ambient sounds. Many people use audio as a form of therapy anyway so I thought, why not make a “Finnish” form of this?
Finland is the number one coffee consuming nation in the world. In Sweden, coffee breaks are such a part of daily life that they have their own word. Here’s a gallery showing why I’ve learned to love it.
Because Finland is one of the world’s top three hockey nations… and we kinda deserve to have our names spoken correctly.
It’s not always easy to identify what has gone missing in our lives. Inevitably, we gradually move away from certain things as we become adults. This week, I talk about the Finnish life I took for granted growing up.
Part one of a series on the marginalization of Finns. Back when I…