Monday, 14 April 2014

Will the journey ever end?

Finland. Poland. England. Russia. Spain. Finland again. Slovakia. Sweden. Will the journey ever end? Does it need to end? People speak of restless souls, the eternal wanderers. Am I one of those curious minds that cannot sit still or more than the slightest moment? At the end of the day, does it even matter?

I am very grateful for the places I've seen, the people I've met and the opportunities I have been given. The one thing that I have learnt is that we cannot take things - nor people - for granted. We do not determine our own future, no matter what plans we make, there is no guarantee that they will turn out the way they were supposed to. Life has taken me places - I have followed it without questions or doubts. When one door was shut, another one opened - sometimes in another country. Maybe all that I am is a child of my generation - a generation where mobility is required and all old notions of safety have blown away, maybe for good.

No matter where life takes me, I will follow. With the risk of sounding corny, life is the way.

Teraz - druhá časť.

And here's the text version of what is going on right now.

Visiting my parents in Finland. Looking for jobs. Trying to do something about my creative streak - I'm feeling overwhelmed again. The sun is shining. The coffee tastes good and I'm again eating too much bread. Spring is on its way, I dream of travels while trying to focus on the now.

I am trying to collect my thoughts. Sometimes I wonder if everyone else around me is feeling equally overwhelmed?

There's so much to read and so much to do and so much to learn.

Teraz [PL/SK: Now]

Lemonade! When spring comes (and at all other times of the year), I start craving for lemonade!

Happy birthday to me! Lovely flowers. 

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Language Mishaps

As we all know, Finland has two official languages - Finnish and Swedish. Hence all product packaging comes in two languages, so that the entire population will understand what they are buying. You get the gist, right?

Unfortunately - and due to the human factor, I believe - things can sometimes go awfully wrong.

The Finnish version of the text tells us that the product was made in Lithuania (Liettuassa), whereas the Swedish translation claims that it is Latvia (Lettland) where the bread was baked.

Maybe I have too little to do at the moment, but I did write an e-mail to customer care asking for more details. I would very much like to know where my bread was baked, but even more I'd like the information to be correct. 

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