elämän puu ~ the tree of life

tiikerikani's adventures in grad school in Joensuu. A big city Canadian in small(-ish) town Finland.

Home of "#things that are different in Finland" and "#why is it always fishsticks"
Posts I Like

ualberta:

The mountain pine beetle has been blazing a path across forests in British Columbia and Alberta, and is now creeping into the boreal forests of the Northwest Territories and Saskatchewan. The damage has been massive.

From "Attack of the Pine Beetle."

juliainfinland:

tiikerikani:

Crispy fish pieces 12.8, fun fish nuggets 19.8, crispy fish sticks 26.8… that’s like three weeks in a row, guys…

Reminder: “Miksi aina on kalapuikkoja?” patches are available from me for 4€ each.

Never mind why it’s always fishsticks. Me, I’m still trying to puzzle out what the hell could possibly be ‘fun’ about fishsticks. *ponders*

The “fun” fish patties were the fish-shaped ones!

Pull this long stick out from underneath the wooden building to get to the container attached to the other end

ultrafacts:

skadoo3:

ultrafacts:

Source For more posts like this, CLICK HERE to follow Ultrafacts

This seems sooooo random… but it’s a 500 year tradition!

"can" is the operative word here. Not all universities have the sword but all of them should have the hat. (I’ll find out about my uni on Friday when I go to perform at the ceremony.) You also have to purchase them, though it often ends up as a gift from friends and family.

(via koputusx)

The city got some new sculptures. I think they look like gymnasts on the vault, but whats up with the one of the guy on his head

So on some day the choir is doing some flash mob parade thing (?) and walking around town singing their pet, erm, pop songs, and the only real thing I understood from the discussion/announcement was that they were going to start it off in front of the bar by my place, with the-song-from-the-band-which-shall-not-be-named.

Of all places WHY here and WHY that song

Whyyyyyyy

I’m going to organise a geocaching event on the other side of town for that night okay

I thought this was going to be another of the caches with a log rolled inside an old pen shoved inside the plastic utility box tube, but it was even smaller than that.

Crispy fish pieces 12.8, fun fish nuggets 19.8, crispy fish sticks 26.8… that’s like three weeks in a row, guys…

Reminder: “Miksi aina on kalapuikkoja?” patches are available from me for 4€ each.

I really hope the church cantor answers my text message. Nobody in Finland has a land line anymore, so I can be pretty sure it’s a mobile phone number, right…? 

This cache near a prison was a locked box with a motion activated Halloween decoration inside. Taking the box with log inside, which was sitting in the space at the top, was bound to activate the talking figurine.