I am gonna send so many letters this fall.
I am gonna send so many letters this fall.
this one perussuomalainen (“True Finn”, True Finns are a
really stupid political party) is proposing that people (women, as he would believe in the gender binary) who give birth should have the ability to retire from work 3-5 years earlier than others - but ONLY if they give birth while they’re (legally) married… … … (in wedlock? is that the proper way to say it in english I don’t know I’m sorry sdfsd)
welcome to Finland
here anyone can be a politician
What is this cuteness?! :) (via @greenofrichmond)
Got a Benedict Cumberbatch interview in High Life tomorrow, driving Jaguars on ice. If you’re flying BA take a look
The Silliest Events in Finland
so visitfinland.com has a list of the weird events held in Finland with links and I just thought I’d share……………..
AT SOME POINT IN TIME, THE FOLLOWING DISCIPLINES HAVE ALSO BEEN COMPETED IN:
• Mosquito Squashing – we’re sorry to inform you that living things might have been hurt during the competition.
• Milking Stool Throwing – this one baffles even us.
• Table Drumming – not just an annoying habit.
• Rubber Boot Throwing – this one has turned into an international sport.
• Sitting on an Ants’ Nest – when you’re out of things to throw.
Välillä aattelen että ei mulla nyt kai niin paska huumorintaju ole. Sitten yllätän itseni kokoamasta jotain tällaista kuvasarjaa.
Suomalaiset nimeää maita ja mantujaan, olkaa hyvät!
|Sorry if you've already answered this, but did you go to a public or a private school?|
alright let me just get this straight because the whole public/private school thing has always bothered me.
There are no private schools in Finland.
Here it is forbidden by law for any school to make profit. whether the school is raising the funds on their own or if they’re getting it from the local administrative division, they are not allowed to charge their students one cent. Basically, all kids go to a public school, all kids start on the same level regardless of their background, the child of a CEO sits in the same classroom with the child of a blue-collar.
Here’s what I love about the Finnish education system: the government has understood that offering kids equal chances in learning is - well - equality. The quality of their education, the possibility to a better life should not be dependent on the amount of money a parent can afford to put into their kid’s education.
But let’s face it, public schools offer terrible education, low-quality teachers who are not even qualified to teach, and paid a meagre wage even if they are… And public schools, of course, have the “no child left behind”-policy, that forces slower kids through the school year at an unmanageable speed, while faster kids are held back. Public schools suck. So if all schools in Finland are public, how come they even keep up with the US?
This may be the case in the US, because the US school system and its separation into public or private divisions perpetuates this inequality.
You must understand that the “public school” stigma doesn’t truly exist in many other countries outside the US. The quality of teaching in all Finnish schools is high, teachers are better paid and better educated themselves, and the government ultimately supervises all education happening in the country to make sure it is up to international standards. Since the beginning of PISA tests in 2000, USA has ranked around 20th-40th, while Finland has been one of the leading nations worldwide, often in the top three.
so I’d say we can “keep up” just fine.
According to study published today, Finland is the second most violent country in the EU for women.
So yeah, welcome to Finland.
Well I certainly believe this. Haven’t read the study but I bet you anything that a lot of the violence is domestic and is perpetrated by and against people who know one another.
And not just against women, on violence in general Finland scores pretty high. And that is unfortunate.
Here’s the study, can be read from HS.fi
Tutkimus: Suomi on naisille EU:n toiseksi väkivaltaisin maa
Snapshot: Something wrong with Tampere.
KIITOS MARIA LOHELA, RATKAISIT JUURI KAIKKI ONGELMANI
photo from www.pohjolanmatka.fi
Could you write something about this one? I had heard people say “varo heikkoa jäätä” a few times in a very morbid tone, but didn’t know where it came from before a friend showed this to me. I find it absolutely terrifying even as an adult. Had I seen it as a kid, I would have been scarred for life.
—Submission from Anne
I’ve posted this once here. But really, you can never be to careful so here it goes, once again. It’s an educational animation for little children so they wouldn’t go walking on the ice. Watch it, get some nightmares and BEWARE OF THE THIN ICE!
there are so many unanswered questions in this photo
That boy has Hartwall’s raspberry soda in his hand. This picture is from Finland.
Bus seats in Finland - for the unsocial people, like me.
Rule number one in Finnish public transport culture: Don’t sit next to anyone. Unless the seats are like this.
In every other cases fill the spots from window seats. Then standing up seats. If the bus gets crowded sit next to someone but sit as far as possible from the other person and turn your head to look to the completely different direction. Don’t say a word.
And if you’re the one sitting next to window pray all the gods that the other person leaves before you, because otherwise you’d have to speak to him/her. Usually it’s something like “Umm..ileavenow”. Remember, no sorries or smiles. Just say it as low and fast as possible without making any eye contact.
legit advise for people visiting finland. that “ileavenow” is “mä jään täs” in finnish. it’s okay if you don’t pronounce it perfectly right because the only reason someone would talk to strangers in public transport is to ask them to move, so they will get the hint.
BUT! usually just things like putting your phone away and rustling your bag and looking like you are about to leave will do the trick. no need for words.
….and this is how you wait for a bus in finland:
Reblogging because of that picture. So true. And familiar.