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by AldenG
Thu Jul 01, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Moving To Finland
Topic: URGENT Family member traveling to Finland
Replies: 12
Views: 949

Re: URGENT Family member traveling to Finland

I wonder how things worked out for the OP. Now (3 months later) the situation is dire in Chile and all of South America. In fact, Chile is in the highest category of Covid-19 prevalence, is in a government-declared state of emergency until Sept 2021, and mostly isn't letting people in or out of the ...
by AldenG
Fri Jun 25, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Living in Finland as a foreigner
Replies: 139
Views: 29950

Re: Living in Finland as a foreigner

Nice to know that you can't remotely have a debate without resorting to fallacious retorts. :wink: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/17/Distillation_by_Retort.png/300px-Distillation_by_Retort.png Throwing cold water on a phallacious retort, circa 1830 Did you intentionally miss...
by AldenG
Sun May 16, 2021 12:20 am
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Buying a summer cottage
Replies: 3
Views: 431

Re: Buying a summer cottage

We are considering of buying a summer cottage. Is there anything we need to be aware, before we buy it? . . .rasite . . . e.g. a neighboring property might have a right to use a road going through the plot or keep their boat at a certain area on the shoreline (if there's a body of water), the prope...
by AldenG
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Some questions about construction standards in Finland
Replies: 4
Views: 880

Re: Some questions about construction standards in Finland

Not sure if the subject makes any sense, but basically I have just moved into a rivitalo (I have never lived in one before so I wanted to try something new :D), and there are something I'm not quite sure about what is considered "normal" for rivitalo Based on the blueprint, it's built app...
by AldenG
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Kielikoulu
Topic: I wanna say 'for several days (for many days)' but it seems complicated. PLZ help!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1604

Re: I wanna say 'for several days (for many days)' but it seems complicated. PLZ help!!

Where does usea fall on the scale between muutama and moni ? In English, I see little if any difference between several and a few — certainly no difference that is consistent across different speakers. At most, while indicating the same number of days, several could, for some speakers, suggest it's ...
by AldenG
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Families in Finland
Topic: Abortion/having baby
Replies: 7
Views: 2651

Re: Abortion/having baby

Hello! I recently discovered that I'm pregnant. I'm not sure about weeks, but maybe is something like 2/3 weeks. The thing is that I would like to have the baby, but at the moment it seems impossible to me, cause I'm still going at integration plan. And in April I'll start studying at TAKK. My finn...
by AldenG
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Noisy washing machine
Replies: 7
Views: 1357

Re: Noisy washing machine

I love the washing machine bought when I moved in, a top loading type with a rotating drum inside (we never have that in East Asia!), but when it's drying clothes there are really loud noises like knocking inside several times. Now I'm afraid of using it in early morning or after 9pm because of tha...
by AldenG
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Beware of air norwegian
Replies: 6
Views: 1448

Re: Beware of air norwegian

You'd think the country would want such an airline named something else. Elf Air, maybe. As it is, it's an invitation to Norwegian jokes.
by AldenG
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Kielikoulu
Topic: Pakosti selviäisi pian
Replies: 6
Views: 2118

Re: Pakosti selviäisi pian

Hello, I have encountered a confusing phrase: mies, jonka olemassaolo siis pakosti selviäisi pian. What I don't understand is what kind of function does pakosti have in here? Is it some kind of täytyy? Also, does selviäisi come from selviätä, meaning to survive? Thank you in advice for any help! It...
by AldenG
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Can OP bank return hug money to sender
Replies: 12
Views: 1671

Re: Can OP bank return hug money to sender

There are countries where electronics in Finland seem cheap?
by AldenG
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Moving To Finland
Topic: .
Replies: 37
Views: 4198

Re: Tell me your arrival stories?

undertakerfreak wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:56 pm
edit: didn't mean for this to post twice
Yeah, double-posting it might have crosssed a line. Good you apologized for that..
by AldenG
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Passport Renewal
Replies: 4
Views: 768

Re: Passport Renewal

AldenG wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:53 pm
For my wife (living abroad), the appointment lasted all of ten minutes to renew both passport and ID card. She picked up the new ones 48 hours later.
I should clarify that was on a visit to Helsinki.
by AldenG
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Passport Renewal
Replies: 4
Views: 768

Re: Passport Renewal

For my wife (living abroad), the appointment lasted all of ten minutes to renew both passport and ID card. She picked up the new ones 48 hours later.
by AldenG
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Brexit 29 March 2019 what will happen to us Brits?
Replies: 62
Views: 7247

Re: Brexit 29 March 2019 what will happen to us Brits?

rinso wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:09 am
Don't blame Finland, blame the UK.
How does one do that? What does it look like?
by AldenG
Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Moving To Finland
Topic: Potential move to Finland
Replies: 4
Views: 1007

Re: Potential move to Finland

Hi there, This is my first post here - I've just been offered the opportunity to take a decent job up in Helsinki and I have a few questions regarding moving over. I'm from UK, and my wife is from Kazakhstan. We've been living in the Middle East for last few years. We have two toddlers as well. Our...