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Norway calling

Norway calling

First, grieving, anger, and fear came in. Then, questions. A lot of them.

How many shooters were there in total? Killing over 50 people ALONE is an action movie superman’s task, and the guy was not even a seal/commando.

Why the killer was allowed so much time to act? The media are full of […]

Some black election humor?

Some black election humor?

Funny idea to put those two side by side 😀 Well done Vaasan Ikkuna!

Elections 2011

Maria Tolppanen of True Finns and Olli Kopakkala of Pirate Party.

Smb asked me why I am in a good mood today…

Smb asked me why I am in a good mood today...

… is there any kind of big day? Yes, probably the biggest one after Xmas. The Day of Tax Returns 😀 Everybody in Finland gets his or her extra tax payments back and goes to Linna to celebrate it with the President.

Kidding.

Pretty witches from Indica wish you a good loooong weekend.

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What counts

What counts

The news headlines talk about a vast fire in Tampere center. Three people died. The story is a sad one, however what is good here is that everybody in Finland is talking and is worried about it. Compared to countries where tens or hundreds of human beings perish every week and no one really […]

Hesari goes IKEA, readers go blind

Hesari goes IKEA, readers go blind

If something can be named agressive marketing, it looks like this:

Looks like Ikea’s webpage, however it’s the main page of Helsingin Sanomat online. Looks terrible and is definitely impossible to read. Will have to go elsewhere for the news today.

I can only hope they have […]

Veera, sister of Asta

Veera, sister of Asta

… declined the possibility to be our guest, and the fact makes me a very happy panda 😀

Many other Finnish towns in Pirkanmaa, Keski-Suomi, Pohjois-Savo, Kainuu and Koillismaa regions were not so fortunate by far. The devastating storm on Wednesday left behind around 30,000 households without electricity, a few buildings on fire, 3 […]

More hot summer days, anyone?

More hot summer days, anyone?

The higher the temperature is, the more violent thunderstorms are to be expected, which many sun lovers have completely forgotten… Hesari is reporting today that at least too houses and a summer cottage were devastated from fire when lightning hit them. The places are damn too close to owr town, and we heard […]

I do not need a second parliament in Finland, do you?

I do not need a second parliament in Finland, do you?

Have just undersigned: http://www.russian.fi/adressi/

I really strongly dislike the idea of setting up any Immigrants’ Parliament.

Firstly, it would only strengthen the segregation. Finns have their own Parliament, immigrants will sorta have a separate one for themselves, and all within one country. What for? Begging money from the state “for humaniatarian and multicultural purposes” […]

Sorta military stuff

Sorta military stuff

Looks like we’ve got something interesting to do this coming Saturday. US Marines finally located Western Finland on their maps and are coming to visit on board USS Simpson (yes! the Simpsons in da Vaasa! hurra! lol) frigate. Some Oliver Hazard Perry kind, have no idea what it is 😀

UPDATE:

Ahaa. Here’s what […]

Victoria getting married

Victoria getting married

Newsmaking is easy when you’re royal. Just pick up a commoner (preferably, a sportsman or a bodyguard), kiss his hand during an interview on TV, and finally ask your father to bring you to the altar.

The public will be pissing their heads off 😀 And from now on, they have a permanent subject […]

Having read the news headlines

Having read the news headlines

Ilkka Kanerva is the Tiger Woods of Finland 😀

Those guys are really funny. They head for the stars in, say, politics or sports, carrying a backpack full of naughty little demons that can pull them all the way back down any moment. Is it really worth the risk if the stakes are that […]

A remarkable weekend

A remarkable weekend

While the whole Suomi was taking the steam in hot saunas and sipping beer with grilled sausage on a plate beside, the country eventually got a new Prime Minister. Wlecome Mari Kiviniemi. The top level of Finland is more and more an example of girl power: female President, female Prime Minister, female opposition leader […]

They killed Metro

They killed Metro

The blast news from Moscow were on every TV channel and many Internet blogs yesterday and today. People are astonished, shocked. Pictures on Twitter… not every viewer can stand it.

38 lives wasted.

But what hurts me personally even more is the change for the worse that such events bring forward. When I was […]

Let’s pick up some more delightful news

Let's pick up some more delightful news

STT-HS reported last week that the population of Finland grew noticeably last year.

Among the reasons for that, immigration and the babyboom of 2009 autumn and winter. The growth of population was approx. 25 000 people. By the beginning of 2010, a bit over 5 351 000 lived in Finland, the number of females […]

Property of the State?

Property of the State?

God knows I’ve tried to keep my eyes wide shut on the Rantala case… Too many people involved, too many attitudes, too many lies spread and too few facts available.

But I’m a mom myself and I cannot help thinking what if it were me and my child.

The local media have been keeping […]

Celebs go Finland

Celebs go Finland

“Soccer Barbie” David Beckham is in Turku today, the headlines reported.

He has not come here for Koskenkorva or reindeer sausage, but is due to be operated in Mehiläinen clinic (wow. wow. i have insurance in that clinic!) for Achilles/ heel cord or whatever his problem is.

I guess, we’ll see Sakari Orava (Beck’s […]

Netbanking becomes more complicated with Nordea

Netbanking becomes more complicated with Nordea

This might be a gift for Valentine’s Day if it were not making use of Solo one step more complicated: Nordea Bank now requires additional SMS confirmation of payments that are (in the system’s opinion, not user’s) way too big or outstanding / strange /seem suspicious. In order to confirm a payment of this […]

Lex Nokia to be argued over in court

Lex Nokia to be argued over in court

Hahaha 😀

Prof. Ojanen was right, the so-much-talked-about and the most controversial law ever in Finland is going to the European Court of Human Rights for violation of the eighth article of the human rights treaty. Hesari reported the fact earlier today.

This is, however, no ground for optimism yet if we remember the […]

Miss Suomi 2010

… began with a scandal: one of the contenders was reported to have committed theft in a shop times ago. She immediately withdrew commenting smth like “do not follow my example” and was replaced with another, remarkably prettier, one. How nice of her 😀

Another 1/10 finalist is of Russian origin; very nice-looking but the […]

How can one man get two women? (a joke that already has a long grey beard)

How can one man get two women? (a joke that already has a long grey beard)

…Of course marry one and have her bear a daughter 🙂

It was 13.23 on November 23rd that Max and me got a sweet little girl, Alisa (aka Chiwawa, you will see further why 😀 ), 2500g/44cm, Apgar score 9/10.

She took after her father in looks and after me in temper. Loves night […]