Discovering Finland

Arkisto vuodelle 2007

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Christmas

26.12.2007 22:02, Lisa Atack

Finland:
So Christmas is over… People here in Finland celebrate Christmas on the 24th… so I think Santa comes on the night of the 23rd. It makes sense that Santa, being from Korvatunturi (a city in Finland)) would deliver gifts to Finland first, and then head off to the rest of [...]

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Mikku!

17.12.2007 15:13, Lisa Atack

Finland:
Well I’m back from Madrid and had my share of tortilla (a Spanish potato and egg dish). I feel like Finland is more of a home to me now that I went somewhere and returned here. I know a little bit of Spanish and realized that a country’s language is a huge part [...]

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Happy 6th of December

4.12.2007 20:44, Lisa Atack

Finland:
 
On Sunday, I went to go watch one of boys I tutor at his hockey practice at Impivaara. During the practice, a small group of the boys started playing a game that I had never seen before. The boys flipped their hockey sticks upside-down and used the end without [...]

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Fireworks?

30.11.2007 13:09, Lisa Atack

Question:
So on Saturday, after Lee and I got home from the win against HPK (2 to 1), there were fireworks going on near the docks/marina. It was exactly 21:30 pm (9:30 pm) when they started and they didn’t last very long, maybe 10 minutes. This has happened once before in October or the [...]

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Thanksgiving

22.11.2007 22:47, Lisa Atack

Question for this week:
Okay, now I think this might be an obvious question but Lee and I can’t figure it out: there are these things outside almost every apartment building and we have no idea what they are used for…yes, I know that was very descriptive and all, but see the picture below and if [...]

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Germany

14.11.2007 12:52, Lisa Atack

Quick Question:
Since I usually get a quick response whenever I have a question concerning Finland I thought I would ask the following: Lee and I have noticed that about every two weeks or so everyone hangs the Finnish flag in Turku…is there some sort of pattern to these “flag days”… or is there some [...]

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Fashion

5.11.2007 16:05, Lisa Atack

Hockey:
Well, since last week TPS won two games and lost one in overtime. Although they are not moving very quickly up the rankings, I think they are playing well and will be competitive with the higher ranked teams…of course, I’m saying this before they play the Pelicans (the highest ranked team in the league). [...]

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Breaking Stereotypes

29.10.2007 13:35, Lisa Atack

Hockey:
The boys won one of the two home games they had this last week. Justin Morrison (an American) left on Friday to play on a Swedish team. Meeting Justin made me realize how small the world is…Justin went to the same college as Lee and I, and lived in the same house as [...]

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Video Games and Appliances

22.10.2007 13:00, Lisa Atack

Hockey:
Defying all odds, the team managed to lose after having a three-goal lead going into the third period. Lee was, to say the least, quite frustrated/disappointed when he came home Saturday night. Being rated 12 out of 14 teams we can, hopefully, only go up from here. With two home games this [...]

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“The Book”

15.10.2007 14:53, Lisa Atack

Update on Last Week’s Post:
It looks as though the lollipops are some sort of energy/steam releasing equipment, so the Finnish boy on Lee’s hockey team was correct. While most of the links sent to me were in Finnish, one could be switched to English. Although I could not find a clear [...]

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  • My name is Lisa Atack and I recently moved to Turku, Finland with my boyfriend, Lee Sweatt, who plays for the TPS hockey team. I graduated from Colorado College in May and I am currently applying to medical schools and hoping to be accepted. In the mean time, I’m trying to adapt to Finnish culture and hope to share with you the weekly adventures of being an American in Finland.

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