Ah! Summer in Finland. The sizzling of barbecues, the long light evenings, the smell of burning birch wood warming the sauna… and the construction sites messing up all Helsinki’s prime tourist spots. As a keen cyclist I spend much of … Continued
My alarm is beeping. It beeps with the same accent, and conveys the same message here in Asia as back in Finland. Its message is not a question with rising intonation, but a plain command in the imperative form. I … Continued
You never decide in the morning that today I’ll be shedding tears in front of nearly 300 passengers but still that might happen. And it did when I met Eeva-Liisa Paynter (nee Taipale) from Adelaide, Australia, on Finnair flight AY70 … Continued
The Finnish crewmembers serving you on board have a heritage stemming from a strong and unique people. You may not know much about us, but there a few characteristics of our culture that are fairly well known even outside Finland. … Continued
If I were now to write an essay entitled “My Finland”, it would be a eulogy with no end. No “Oops!”. In this essay, I would tell about my fellow Finns.