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Future Prediction

I was in a meeting, or maybe it was a conference, where an unforgettable conversation took place. There was a presentation on future scenarios, and a question came from an audience.

- How would you know it (a model result) is true? How much are you certain it is what will happen?

The answer to the question was:

- We don't. We just hope it is true.

The prediction in science is not what will happen. It is only the estimation of what will happen.

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Snow

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Recently, there's been snow and the temperature has been under the freezing point.

Parts of the sea in Helsinki has been frozen and the lake in Vantaa has been well frozen.
(The foot steps on the above photo is on the lake)

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The lake is partly melt because the water has been run for those wish to dive into the lake after having sauna.
(Warning: DO NOT dive into the lake if you're not used to. Please go slowly from your feet.)


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Bits of snow on the ice makes the scene so beautiful.


On those nice days, spending time with friends is so nice☆

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Climbing up the tree
(You might have noticed by now, but I do like climbing up the trees! I wanted to walk to the end, but the snow on the tree was frozen, so it was too slippery.)

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Going mad on the playground. LOL

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Laying on the ice ;)

The snow is frozen and so it just keeps falling apart, which makes it difficult to make snow balls or snowmen, but now is the time to write and draw on it! I've been writing and drawing so many things.... hehe (It's best to make snowmen just after it's snowed ☆)


Last year, there was almost no snow and neither sea or lake was frozen around Helsinki. But this year seems to be a better winter.

・・・but you never know!
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Hair Cut

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I cut my hair.

I'm still terribly scared to go to a hair dresser here... So, as soon as I feel like having a hair cut, I go to the shower room with the scissors and mirror and start cutting the hair myself. (The mirror in the shower room is too high to see my whole face!) Well, but also, I now quite like cutting my own hair, so ever since the arrival to Finland, I cut my hair by myself. (That's the reason why my hair style doesn't change so often)

Well, as promised, as always,
it takes about 2-3 days to get it done.

On the 1st day, I just cut without thinking too much.

As can be seen from the photo, my hair doesn't listen to me. They have their own ways of being. So, on the 2nd day, I just have to see how it goes, and check if the place where is not well cut is so because of the cut or because of my hair. It's also the time to think how to correct
where's not right.

This time, some parts of the hair were totally straightly cut, maybe because I was too lazy on the 1st day..! hehe

So, on the 3rd day, the cut is finally done
after the correction is made.


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From the side. The wave is naturally done. On this day,
the other side was not wavy...! LOL


It is sometimes not so convenient here, but then you'll start trying to find the other ways to do, meaning you can learn lots of things yourself! At least, if you think that way, you'll have a happier life than always complaining about what you don't have♪
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Back to Finland

The winter holiday in England has ended.

My life in Finland has started today again.

The temperature in Finland was around minus 10 degree C while I was in England, so I was very much looking forward to the chilly frozen winter, but as soon as I'm back, the temperature is rising...!!! This week will be plus degree C all the time... Poor me!


Anyway, I'll start writing this again!
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Knife to the floor, a stranger to the door

My dear friend and first room mate in Bath came to visit me for 5 days.

The slogan of the tour was, "Experience Finland - a wonderful country-"

Finland is a very interesting country.
But there are so many who are telling the others all about negative thing.
Of course there are bad things here, too, but enough people criticize Finland, so I wanted to show all the good bits of this country.



Let's start with food.

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I let her have the Karelianpiirakka in the best way,

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the white fish from the best shop

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took her to the Fazer chocolate company's cafe twice.

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We made Joulutorttu (Christmas tort in Finnish),

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and gingerbread ourselves.

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She tried all kinds of local drinks, Finlandia vodka, salmiakki koskenkorva, glögi, and berry cider.


She enjoyed most of the things, but not salmiakki koskenkorva.
I'm glad she didn't like it. Because I hate it, too!!!!!!!
But anyway, now she knows the worst drink in the world.



Next is the culture.

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She met Santa Clause, (though later she said he was too young and was desperate to see the real one...!)

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She now know the existence of Tontu,

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We had sauna,

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and did ice skating, too!

I think she loves Finnish culture now☆★



Then, tourism.

It's quite difficult to make plans around this time of the year because the weather is not always good. I had to check the weather every morning and night so that she'll see the best of all. Fortunately, the Finnish weather forecast is correct most times.

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I took her to the Cathedral on the sunniest day during her stay,

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We went to Suomenlinna on the day, too. The impression of the place is affected by the weather such a lot, so I had to take her when the weather was good.

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We managed to see the sunset from the Suomenlinna islands. (I first thought of watching it from the boat is nice, but the timing didn't work. Nevertheless, it was also very nice from the island.)

Of course, I took her to lots of other places, too - Temppeliaukio Church, Uspensky Church, Arabia factory, Post office, Stockmann, Sokos, Kamppi, a walk around Töölö bay...etc We went everywhere on the guide books, except Seurasaari island and Sibelius park. (Seurasaair island is the place definitely for summer, and because she's not familiar with Sibelius, I thought it's not really worth taking her there.)



The last is the nature.

Well, around this time of the year, in Helsinki, it's not much places to see beautiful nature, but it snowed a bit on the last day, so I took her to the forest near home.

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The time she left my home, the scenery was beautiful with snow★☆



This time, the tour was only of around Helsinki, but I think I could show most of it and let her experience unique things about Finland.

If it was summer, I could take her to lots more places and also to other cities like Porvoo and Turku, and if it was in February or later in winter, I could take her to Lapland. Meaning that, here are still a lot more to see in Finland!!!



How fascinating Finland is is still the question of myself.

I hope to find a lot more about Finland and keep telling you all★☆
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