Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Steamy Movie

Last week, I saw a Finnish movie (with English subtitles, of course) called “Miesten Vuoro” (“Men’s Turn”). This is a pretty steamy movie featuring lots of nudity. It has no plot at all, but that really doesn't matter.

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Turning Success into Failure

In life, the gap between success and failure, winning and losing is often a small one. But for Finns, that gap is tiny.

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Cat Calls

This week, a Finnish co-worker of mine pointed out a bizarre coincidence between Finnish and English, involving cats.

Thursday, 13 January 2011

The Great Letter Shortage

Much to my delight, I have found another good excuse to explain my struggle with learning Finnish words: there simply aren’t enough letters in Finnish! This makes all the words look very similar, and thus more difficult to remember.

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Words Don't Come Easy

Once, after successfully deciphering a whole paragraph in a Finnish magazine, I declared with pride: “I find that if I know all the words, I can understand what it says!”

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Tina Predicts the Future

This New Year’s Eve, as in previous years, I consulted Tina to find out what is in store for me in the coming year.