Discovering Finland

Happy 6th of December

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 ...

Aihe Uncategorized, 4.12.2007 20:44, Lisa Atack | Lisää


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) ...

Aihe Uncategorized, 30.11.2007 13:09, Lisa Atack | Lisää


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 ...

Aihe Uncategorized, 22.11.2007 22:47, Lisa Atack | Lisää


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 ...

Aihe Uncategorized, 14.11.2007 12:52, Lisa Atack | Lisää


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 ...

Aihe Uncategorized, 5.11.2007 16:05, Lisa Atack | Lisää

Breaking Stereotypes

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 ...

Aihe Uncategorized, 29.10.2007 13:35, Lisa Atack | Lisää

Video Games and Appliances

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 ...

Aihe Uncategorized, 22.10.2007 13:00, Lisa Atack | Lisää

“The Book”

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 ...

Aihe Uncategorized, 15.10.2007 14:53, Lisa Atack | Lisää

Lollipop Cameras

Hockey: Last month I watched as my boyfriend, Lee, got hit in the mouth with a puck and blood soaked the front of his jersey. You would think that my response would be ...

Aihe Uncategorized, 8.10.2007 19:43, Lisa Atack | Lisää

Lisa Atack

  • 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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