Depressing Finland
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I find the third question the most important. Why are we?

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I find the third question the most important. Why are we?

Finnish man choir Huutajat (The Screaming Men’s Choir) is a choir where nobody sings. Everyone just screams and shouts. Here’s their rather interesting versions of Starspangled Banner and State Anthem of the Russian Federation. 

Minun kultani kaunis on - Finnish song for praising loved one

I saw a mention of this song in the reblog of the mulkvisti -picture and I just had to make another post. There’s an old folk song that is about a loved one and basicly the whole song is about how ugly the loved one is.

The translated lyrics are “My loved one is beautiful even though she/he has narrow bones. She/he has blue eyes but they’re crooked. She has quite a nice mouth but’s it’s wide as two cords. And when I take her/him to the market square even the horses are laughing”.

Listen the song here

It’s clear that Finns care more about the inner beauty, don’t you think?

I think it deserves to be mentiined that we do have an actual, gender neutral wordfor girl-/boyfriend: seurustelukumppani. It might not be an affectionate word but it still exists and is used.
Anonymous

Yes.

Hi I just saw your post about not talking to people while using public transportation in Finland. Sorry I've just never heard about it before so I'm a bit curious. Thanks!
Anonymous

I’m so perplexed by the fact that someone finds not speaking in public transportation odd.

To sum it up, many Finns dislike speaking with people they don’t know. Why would you speak with strangers since it’s most likely the only time you’ll ever meet them? What would be a subject safe enough to speak? And on the other hand, there’s hard to find subject meaningful enough that speaking about the said subject isn’t waste of time. 

Most of people who talk to others in Finnish public transport are either drunk or lonely elderly people (or drunk and lonely). Or non-Finns.

Hello from Malaysia :) Great blog you have there. Thanks to this blog, I learned a lot about Finland and Finns in general from here. Just curious though, how true is this poster that I found? Note: Credits to 9gag, where I found this poster.
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DF answers: Sorry Lucas but unfortunately this is not true. Mulkvisti can be translated as a bastard or basicly man-sized penis as the word is originated from the word “mulkku” that is one of the many words for manly equipment.
If you like to learn some Finnish fondling names for your special someone you can try these:
Kulta (Literally “gold”, used very often)
Rakas (Loved one)
Mussukka (Sweetheart, no literal translation)There are also not-so common ones, such as:
Sydänkäpynen (Literally a lttle pine cone made of heart or a heart shaped little pine cone, depending on how you want to understand that)
Kullannuppu (Bud of gold)

Hello from Malaysia :) Great blog you have there. Thanks to this blog, I learned a lot about Finland and Finns in general from here. Just curious though, how true is this poster that I found?

Note: Credits to 9gag, where I found this poster.

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DF answers: Sorry Lucas but unfortunately this is not true. Mulkvisti can be translated as a bastard or basicly man-sized penis as the word is originated from the word “mulkku” that is one of the many words for manly equipment.

If you like to learn some Finnish fondling names for your special someone you can try these:

  • Kulta (Literally “gold”, used very often)
  • Rakas (Loved one)
  • Mussukka (Sweetheart, no literal translation)

    There are also not-so common ones, such as:
  • Sydänkäpynen (Literally a lttle pine cone made of heart or a heart shaped little pine cone, depending on how you want to understand that)
  • Kullannuppu (Bud of gold)
Photo source: Riemurasia.net

Photo source: Riemurasia.net

A highly welcoming sign spotted outside my student dorm (I live in Turku)
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"No. Everything is forbidden. Lack of appropriate information must not be an obstacle to mental uncertainty"

A highly welcoming sign spotted outside my student dorm (I live in Turku)

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"No. Everything is forbidden. Lack of appropriate information must not be an obstacle to mental uncertainty"

Who said Finns are depressive ? They obviously wish happiness to one another !
(Spotted in Helsinki, somewhere around Töölön lahti. Sorry for the fuzzy photo : I had to take the picture from far, and zooming blurred the picture.)
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That’s cheerful!

Who said Finns are depressive ? They obviously wish happiness to one another !

(Spotted in Helsinki, somewhere around Töölön lahti. Sorry for the fuzzy photo : I had to take the picture from far, and zooming blurred the picture.)

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That’s cheerful!

Hi! I was wondering if you could recommend me some good Finnish movies? I like comedies but any genre is fine really.
Anonymous

There are plenty but there’s one that everyone forgets: The Snow Queen. Is it good, I don’t know. You can decide it by yourself:

(Unfortunately the playlist has only part of the movie. I couldn’t find full one with english subs)

Even though it’s fantasy movie and has some beautiful scenery and beautiful people, I’ve always found the atmosphere of this movie quite brooding. I myself watched it first time when I was a kid and by then it was a bit too scary and sad for a little girl.

:EDIT: The part 2 is still giving me chills. Poisoned chocolate hearts…