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?
The Blog of Mysteries (page 2)
I am a Finnish-Canadian author of fact & fiction, illustrator & researcher with a focus on nordic culture and folklore, consciousness and the many mysteries of the human experience. I live in Sweden. Here you will find blog posts concerning the above topics, my works, and life in general.
Sauna Sound Relaxation (1 Hour)
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?
A Smorgasbord of Nordic Coffee Breaks
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.
Finnish Name Pronunciation Guide For Hockey Announcers
Because Finland is one of the world’s top three hockey nations… and we kinda deserve to have our names spoken correctly.
What Keeps Me Anchored
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.
Stranger Things & Why 80s Nostalgia Is Peaking
Stranger Things is another in a pretty long line by now of tv shows and films playing on the tropes of that decade, and an even longer line of creative outlets manifesting a general nostalgia for the 80s and 90s. Let me count the ways… or try!
Sisu: Regroup, Simplify & Deploy!
While the Finnish concept of Sisu may be hard to pin down, the patterns of how it is carried out can be seen throughout history. On a rather incredible amount of occasions, Finns have had to not only face great adversity, but in doing so, learn to make do with less. What about today?
What makes a Sauna?
You’ve either heard it or said it yourself dozens of times in your life: “It feels like a sauna in here”. A valid feeling, since it’s true – many situations may feel very much like that, like stepping into a car on a hot summer day. But are there conditions for what makes a REAL Finnish sauna?
Finnish Words & Phrases You Can Use This Summer
Perhaps you’re heading to Finland this year… or maybe you just want to impress your friends a little at the camp. Whatever the case, it never hurts to brush up on your Finnish, and what better way to start than with some summer vacation related phrases?
Personality Poll Results & Analysis
Are Finns truly more introverted than everyone else? Are there other interesting facts which can be revealed about us, and even overall global trends by doing a personality poll? The answers may surprise you.