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by karen
Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: CONDENSED MILK: where to buy
Replies: 10
Views: 1746

Re: CONDENSED MILK: where to buy

Look for this in the Asian store.

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by karen
Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:14 am
Forum: Culture & Cuisine
Topic: CONDENSED MILK: where its sold
Replies: 10
Views: 2918

Re: CONDENSED MILK: where its sold

Check the Asian shops. The price will be half what you would pay in those other places.
by karen
Sat Nov 27, 2010 5:15 pm
Forum: Culture & Cuisine
Topic: Anyone read "Purge" by Sofi Oksanen?
Replies: 3
Views: 1067

Re: Anyone read "Purge" by Sofi Oksanen?

I read it and loved it. I read it right after finishing The Lapp King's Daughter, which took place during same war period. Although they are both excellent books and can't be compared, it was very interesting to read them so closely together. The Lapp King's Daughter is a true story and is based on ...
by karen
Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:40 pm
Forum: Families in Finland
Topic: Mom's group Sello...
Replies: 2
Views: 532

Re: Mom's group Sello...

There is a group that meets at an open daycare in Leppävaara. A friend of mine announces it on Facebook. I'll try to remember to let you know when they're meeting. Looks like it's today, so maybe that's a little late notice for you. I'm not sure if they meet every week or not, but it could be.
by karen
Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:32 am
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Craft Store?
Replies: 7
Views: 2661

Re: Craft Store?

Sinelli has a very large store in the Varisto part of Vantaa.
by karen
Sun Aug 15, 2010 1:42 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Looking for test users - Free finnkino ticket!!
Replies: 6
Views: 459

Re: Looking for test users - Free finnkino ticket!!

I participate in focus groups and product evaluation several times a year. It usually takes less than an hour and I never leave with less than a €50 gift card from Stockmann or Sokos. In one series of tests I scored €135 in gift cards. Not at all tempted by a movie theater ticket.
by karen
Sun Aug 15, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: Families in Finland
Topic: Moving to Espoo
Replies: 6
Views: 952

Re: Moving to Espoo

Hi! That's not very far from me. My son is 9, but I'd still be happy to meet up.

Karen
by karen
Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:47 am
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Moving to Finland from Asia
Replies: 8
Views: 693

Re: Moving to Finland from Asia

If you don't have to pay for housing, car, education, medical then 60k is more than enough to have a good time. Even if you have to pay for some (or all) of those, 60k will still be fairly comfortable.

Welcome to Finland!
by karen
Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:44 am
Forum: Culture & Cuisine
Topic: Wedding Registry
Replies: 1
Views: 529

Re: Wedding Registry

Congratulations! Traditional registries are offered at Stockmann and Sokos. If you are hoping to register online, you might be out of luck.
by karen
Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:54 pm
Forum: Families in Finland
Topic: What's Needed for First Grade?
Replies: 23
Views: 1686

Re: What's Needed for First Grade?

YMMV, but my kid started First Grade with a cool Spiderman backpack and we were asked immediately to get him a larger, more practical backpack.
by karen
Tue Jul 06, 2010 1:35 pm
Forum: Families in Finland
Topic: What's Needed for First Grade?
Replies: 23
Views: 1686

Re: What's Needed for First Grade?

She'll need a backpack. Not the small cute ones, but a full-size heavy duty one. I think the school provided pencils and an eraser as well as a ruler when it was needed.
by karen
Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Juhannus store closings?
Replies: 1
Views: 205

Juhannus store closings?

It's been a long time since I was in Finland for Juhannus and I can't remember which days the stores are closed. Anyone care to refresh me?
by karen
Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:37 pm
Forum: Culture & Cuisine
Topic: Are these easily available?
Replies: 2
Views: 797

Re: Are these easily available?

Yes, they're everywhere. My local Valintatalo sold Ingman/Arla brand milk rather than Valio. CityMarket carries all Valio items. If you stick to the big stores, you should be able to find everything.
by karen
Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:37 pm
Forum: Families in Finland
Topic: 9 hours flight with 3 kids : need advice!
Replies: 18
Views: 1747

Re: 9 hours flight with 3 kids : need advice!

You've gotten lots of good suggestions already so I'll just add that there seems to be something about final approach that puts my kid to sleep. He does it at the end of our flight to Frankfurt and then as we are approaching Dallas. :lol: I wish he would sleep instead of play during the flight.
by karen
Thu May 20, 2010 8:07 pm
Forum: Families in Finland
Topic: Difference between kindergarten and group family day care
Replies: 9
Views: 1130

Re: Difference between kindergarten and group family day car

We used a family daycare and were very happy with it.