We won USA at hockey worldcup game today! I didn’t very strongly believe in that but we did it…and we kept shutout too. Now it’s sure that we are in semifinal and compete of medals. I hope we will go to the final game and win a gold medal even I don’t believe in our change of getting it but it’s already time for our last win (2011) so it would be our turn to win the cup again. Let’s just hope the best!
My mom turned last month 73 years old but she still doesn’t have much wrinkles at her facies. She’s looking much younger specially if she would dye her grey hear…but she don’t really have to do that either cause it’s a beautiful shade of gray…or actually it’s white! Anyway she still looks good and she’s dear to me! She have always done everything to me. If I could I would wish she never gets older of this and never comes weaker (like she already have). I would wish she’s always here for me!
Our former president Mauno Koivisto have passed away. He worked as president two periods (1982-1994). He was Finlands ninth president and the one who have lived most oldest. Koivisto worked as Finlands prime minister in the years 1968-1970 and 1979-1982. He worked also Finlands banks general manager 1968-1982.
Koivisto did for example decrease the authority of president. The former presidents (Kekkonen) authority had been huge and Koivisto wanted to decrease that so that it’s not given too much authority for one person. After that it have decrease more. These days (I think) our president is almost like king who don’t make decisions just pr things. I don’t think it’s democracy either. We vote the president we want to deside our things and he/or she can’t do anything.
Koivisto did also many historical and determined foreign policy solutions. He had good relationships to russian and USA and he was initiator to our joining to EU. We left the application in 1992 by his motion. (Finally we did join to EU in 1995).
Koivistos authority time was dramatic for economicly. First there were strong boom and then came the big depression. I somehow remember both. It was the time of my childhood. Specially that big 90’s depression have left in my mind ’cause during it I was growing to teenager and that was always in the news. Some did blame Koivisto of that depression but there were many reasons which led to it.
At oldest years, Koivisto did got alzheimer desease and he moved to nursing home at march where he didn’t reach to be a long time before his death.
Koivisto will be always remembered for what he did. Rest in peace Mauno Koivisto!
Source (and more information): wikipedia Suomi (=Finland)
I made a promise. A promise not to comment finnish eurovision songs anymore if we don’t manage to reach to finals in this year. Well, we didn’t! For long time ago we really had good song and we still didn’t make it. I don’t get it! However there were some boring songs which made their way to the finals like swedish. It’s that typical disco pumping where’s nothing special. Our song was real art! So now I will never comment any finnish eurovision songs again cause none of those obviously isn’t working well (exept Lordi). On the other hand some year it should be our turn again if this competition is still continuing for the decades.
This have been quite dismal spring for finnish in many ways. First in the hockey world cup we lost to France (5-1) first time ever! Then we lost to czech (4-3) though we had the 3-0 lead from the beginning to third period when we got penalty and they got their first goal…and soon two more… The game went to penalty shots which we lost and which is (in my mind) not the fair way to solve games. Anyway, after this we got that eurovision decline. Also the weather have been really bad in this spring. Today it was snowing again and it was so cold outside! I’m really annoyed if summer doesn’t come soon!!! Why this all is happening?! We have 100 year anniversary. We should have good year!
Anyway, there is many good songs competing in ESC this year. Like I may have said earlier I like for example France, Estonian, Hungary and Germany but I’ve found also new favorites: Portugal, Italy (and Moldova). Portugals song is really beautiful. I love it (even more than our own song)! Italy in turn is very tacky and joyfull (atleast it sounds like it. I don’t understand italy). Those are all just so different kind of music that it’s quite hard to put those to rank order. Well, I don’t have to do it.
I think I have opened up enough now! ’Till the next time…
This very beautiful song (composition and singing: Lasse Mårtenson, lyrics: Juha Vainio), ”Everything but sailing is unnecessary” is about life and it’s adventures. Sailing in this context means life itselves.
Chorus: at once you’ll reach the pile of rainbow, there will end the trip of lonely one
At once you’ll reach the island of love, where peacefull surge will take you
Last weekend I went to my godmothers funeral to Kerava with my brother. Our parents didn’t manage to come cause they’re so old and weak but we were there with my brother. He came to pick me up at ten. I haven’t got slept very well and because of the time line I made my make up in the car which wasn’t easy. Anyway I made it and it was quite fine at the end. I had bought the beautiful calla lily for us to lay at the grave. The weather was also beautiful. It was so warm and sunny. At the cemetery birds were singing like they did also leave a goodbye to my godmother. Just like we were singing psalms.
When I saw other of my godmothers sisters at the parking place I was quite confused. She looked so much like my godmother and she also talked like her. It was kind of weard to talk to her.
The preast was very likable and her speech touched me (like those always does at the funeral). She told us that my godmother did said before her dead that she would like to go to her husband (who died ten years ago). Now her wish came thrue. I want to think that they’re happily together again.
I’m sad behalf they’re daughter (=M) who’s now quite alone. Her parents are gone and she don’t have her own family not even husband. We did make an agreement that we will meet with her and with my brother some day at summer cause we didn’t met for long time ago. We always only meet in these kind of events. Last time we met it was my 30th year birthday partys so it’s up to seven years ago.
There was great food available: pork file with brussels sprouts, carrots and potatoes. Also the dessert were delicious: strawberry cream cake and brownies.
While we eate we shared the lovely memories at the same time. Like about when and where did my godparents marry, about the close friendship between my own parents and my godparents, about when did children came, and the games of us (children). For example I still lively remember how I broke my hand in our wild play when I was about four years old. You can read more about that in my earlier post https://tanssitytto.wordpress.com/?s=There+I+was+at+80%27s&submit=Etsi Also I (as the lastborn) was often the dog or a baby of my brother and M’s.
Here are ”Dancing with the stars” winners: Anna-Maija Tuokko and Matti Puro. It’s been a while from finals but I totally forgot to tell you. Well, ”better later than ever” (as we say atleast here in Finland). This was Matti’s third win. I guess he’s quite good teacher.
Unfortunately Laura Malmivaara had to end her competition because she hurted her arm too badly at rehearsal. I would like to see her in the finals. She was one of the best…but sure Anna-Maija was also good, congratulations to her and Matti!
WELCOME TO FINLAND!
It’s been ”nice” weather here. (Now it’s little bit better but) yesterday evening when I watched out of the window I was shocked. There was snowing and the ground was white too. (Just in case If you don’t know, this is not normal here in Helsinki in this time of the year, maybe norther it could be happening but not in south). For a while I thought that maybe I’m still sleeping and that snow was only a dream but nope, it wasn’t a dream…I’m really waiting the spring already. I’m so tired of this winter weather. Even when there hadn’t snow there have been cold and the sun haven’t barely came out in this whole year. That’s weard too!
The day before yesterday spring came here for one day. Birds were singing and the sun shined so brightly. I was so sure that it was a start of the spring but obviously I was wrong.
There is only one good thing that spring haven’t come yet. We still have studded tires in our car, luckily. Many people have already changed their tires like it basically should have according to the law but we knew that the weather forecast did picture a bad weather. Still I’m wondering where are you spring? I miss you, please come back!
Have a great May Day!