I’m not known to be very nationalistic, in fact I feel like I’m somehow connected to all nations and people more than to any single geographical location. And to be honest nationalism, imaginary borders and how this is being weaponized so as to polarize identities, is something I believe is extremely counterproductive in creating a … More Finland turns 101 years today
“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?
“…how rare, and beautiful, it truly is that we exist” Living in a situation where your everyday existence is met by personal reflection on “what am I doing, what is the meaning of it and where is this leading to” can be a bit daunting as well as tiring. I know.. I’m making it sound … More A beautiful tune to start your week ❤
HBO with VICE have been producing mini-documentary series on different current issues around the world. The latest Season (4) is out and free to watch. It is very informative and interesting because the series examines a lot of the big problems and dividing issues that we are facing today worldwide. But even though this is … More Depressing but interesting.
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 am over the moon today as I realized I have reached a total of 100 followers. Honestly it made my day and therefore I want to thank each one of you from the very bottom of my heart for this. I’m not very fussy about numbers and followers usually, especially on this blog as … More 100 Follower’s!
My godfather called me today randomly and asked if I was interested in going for a Ice-hockey game. And as my evening was free I decided to say yes. I hadn’t gone to one for sometime (like 8 years) so this was a really enjoyable experience, as I don’t usually follow any type of sports … More Ice-hockey game!
Now that I am back up north for a bit, it has become evident that I forgot what cold was all about. Although temperatures are dropping day by day, it is warm compared to what it should be. Winter is coming quite late this year as it is only around zero degrees Celsius right now. … More Winter is coming.
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?