This time I will share the differences between Finland and Russia which shocked me, when I just moved to Finland. 1. Finnish people smiled a lot. Almost all of them. Almost always. It was a significant difference from Russia where people look serious, way too serious sometimes. It doesn't mean that Russian people are angry,… Continue reading Who Am I? Identification Through Places. Finland. Part 2.
This time I really don't know how to start. So I am 'going back' to my childhood. When I was small, my parents were reading fairy-tales to me. Those fairy-tales were from all over the world, representing the cultures of their country. Among my favourite fairy-tales and stories, there were Nordic ones. There were trolls… Continue reading Who Am I? Identification through places. Finland. Part 1
Who am I? This is a very philosophical question, which includes many dimensions and millions of words to describe and discuss. To be brief, I will tell you about myself through the countries I lived in. I was born in the country, which you won't find on the modern map. I was born in the… Continue reading Who Am I? Identification Through Places. Russia.
Like you probably figured out, I live in southern Finland. Despite the stereotypes, winters were not that cold and snowy the past years in the southern part of the country. Usually, we have proper frost and snow in February, while December is a 'plus temperature' month. This time December and February are real winter. Just… Continue reading Winter!
Happy New Year! My best wishes for 2019! I don't think I have ever been so happy to greet a new year as this time. I had a clear feeling that all bad stayed in 2018, and all the great changes are to start in 2019! 😍😀 But all the changes and achievements do require… Continue reading New Year!