I sometimes wonder what Finnish as a language sounds to people who don’t understand it. Must be quite a strange mix of sounds. Anyway here is a upbeat summer tune from a few years back.
Came across this Finnish artist yesterday and wow.. it took me way back in time. Don’t know why I forget about these beautiful songs which mean so much to me.
“He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.” – Elbert Hubbard Finnish Proverb – Talking is silver, silence is gold. These days with so much information flooding all our senses 24/7, every second of every minute. It seems hard to find a moment of total silence with or without people … More Do we give silence enough credit?
This is one young talented woman. I have always had great respect for people who know multiple languages. I believe that knowing many languages makes you that much richer
So as I promised in a few posts ago, that as my 300th post on this blog I would write something about myself and maybe even put up a picture. Just so people who happen to read some of my “stuff” would have some kind of an idea about this weird person behind all this … More A bit about me as promised.
The Finnish Parliament today voted 105—92 in favor of a citizens’ initiative to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples. Two Members of the Parliament were absent from the vote. To be honest this was a long time coming and really kind of surprising that it did not happen earlier seeing that many Finns have been … More Finland catches up to its Nordic neighbors.
I received good news a few days ago when I got an email saying that I had been shortlisted for a job interview. I applied for this a while back and they finally got back to me! It is a great confidence boost and I am very excited to go for it. However as with … More Short-listed for a job interview on Wednesday.
So as I mentioned yesterday, I had an informal job interview today. The boss of the company was very nice, professional and asked a bunch of tough questions (which is expected). I felt that I did ‘sell’ myself pretty well and that generally the interview was fruitful. He said we would be in touch next … More Unsure about how it went.
Due to recent Russian military activities and mishaps both in Finnish airspace and within its maritime boundaries the govenrment has suggested that it may increase its military budget because of such incidents. Some political parties are concerned about Finnish sovereignty and therefore are pushing for an increase in Defense capabilities against its humongous neighbor (Russia). Meanwhile … More Finland, invest in National Defence or Social Security?