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by harryc
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: 'Outer Space' English
Replies: 19
Views: 2147

Re: 'Outer Space' English

Was not referring to the 'Middle English' of Chaucer - and certainly not to the 'Old English' Beowulf of MANY centuries before that - the best part of a 'millenium,' in fact.

And surely not to Ethelberht's code of the 7th century. :)
by harryc
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Culture & Cuisine
Topic: Thai/Chinese
Replies: 2
Views: 734

Re: Thai/Chinese

Thanks - it's my granddaughter - I don't think I would call it a 'date' - it's a birthday present.

Thai would be good as she's a big fan of noodles.
by harryc
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Culture & Cuisine
Topic: Thai/Chinese
Replies: 2
Views: 734

Thai/Chinese

It's been a few years since eaten out in Thai/Chinese as am usually preparing myself. But now inviting someone - and wonder if any good ones have shown up. Their quality comes and goes with owners and cooks - so am looking for the latest update. I've found some good reviews of Korphai and Lemon Gras...
by harryc
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: Culture & Cuisine
Topic: Potatoes anyone?
Replies: 41
Views: 20623

Re: Potatoes anyone?

The Annabelles from Lidl were 'small' - probably were in August. Siklis small too - I always look to see no 'big' ones. (Now realize time has 'flown' - as per why the moron threw the clock out the window) As said - AnB taste was good - but was pretty much same 'flavor' as Sikli - but didn't have the...
by harryc
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Culture & Cuisine
Topic: Where to buy good Italian cheese in Finland?
Replies: 6
Views: 1115

Re: Where to buy good Italian cheese in Finland?

If you know someone who has a card for Heino, check out the cheeses at Heino next time in PK area.. They are supplying many restaurants so their range is formidable.And the prices often quite something else than K.
by harryc
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: 'Outer Space' English
Replies: 19
Views: 2147

Re: 'Outer Space' English

Agreed! I have no idea why someone started to go down the avenue of a personal attack. This an open forum - and if a discussion is not interesting for someone - then you just don't read or reply - and there is also an 'ignore' feature. There is no place here for personal abuse - and when it gets unc...
by harryc
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Culture & Cuisine
Topic: Potatoes anyone?
Replies: 41
Views: 20623

Re: Potatoes anyone?

A new variety was mentioned here - Annabelle. I tried it then and was OK. A week or so ago, Lidl had both Annabelle and Sikli for sale. I took a bag of each and we did some 'testing' (incl 'blind') We found the taste of each to be very similat in terms of flavor - but the Sikli flavor was decidedly ...
by harryc
Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: 'Outer Space' English
Replies: 19
Views: 2147

Re: 'Outer Space' English

Go take up half a screen with your poster style!

Your 'language skills' are exhibited eloquently with your imaginative GFY.
by harryc
Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: 'Outer Space' English
Replies: 19
Views: 2147

Re: 'Outer Space' English

Think about writing coherent and cogent English - or any other language. It could change your life. And if you 'excel' in crying babies or about eating up half a page of a forum with a childish poster - go ahead - don't expect any congratulations. Just put people on 'ignore' that might exercise/chal...
by harryc
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: American Express Green Card Worth it?
Replies: 3
Views: 962

Re: American Express Green Card Worth it?

I was one of the first Amex cardholders in Finland and also running a company accepting cc's. IMO - it's a tremendous hoax - they count on a person impressing someone that they hv an Amex card. It has NOTHING to with spending less money. Merchants (save airlines etc.) pay 3-5% commission and also lo...
by harryc
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Elite Athletes, My Foot
Replies: 2
Views: 910

Re: Elite Athletes, My Foot

If every male has a 'conscription' obligation I do not understand why athletes get any dispensation. Why not medical students and interns, etc. - on down the line - EMT drivers, etc. Most people will think them of far more importance to the society than someone preparing to get a 50 million € salary...
by harryc
Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Norwegian
Replies: 13
Views: 2987

Re: Norwegian

As far as I know all financial actions in Finland are voluntary except for Vero. :) So sign up for whatever card you like - and you can have more than 1! Norwegian seems to be fine when you want to use a card instead of cash - and want lists of expenditures every month - rather than jotting down cas...
by harryc
Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: 'Outer Space' English
Replies: 19
Views: 2147

Re: 'Outer Space' English

Hardly 'petty' According to your attitude - actors can award themselves their own Oscars, etc. They just have to advertise themselves as being an 'excellent'' actor! Because there are inhabitants of the Planet acccepting something because something has become 'common' is really inane. 63 million vot...
by harryc
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Elite Athletes, My Foot
Replies: 2
Views: 910

Elite Athletes, My Foot

The dispensation given to 'athletes' is already totally ridiculous

But now to give special treatment to video game players is a story from Mars

https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/finn ... ts/9870250
by harryc
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: 'Outer Space' English
Replies: 19
Views: 2147

Re: 'Outer Space' English

I'm not referring to Beowulf!

I am talking about using language for shameful SELF-HYPE!

How can any respectable institution judge THEMSELVES in that they ludicrously put 'Excellence' in their OWN NAME?

The world has not yet, hopefully, become a series of Trump 'Universities.'