フィンランド人夫と日本人妻の共同ブログ。


by onnellinen
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お引越し

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昨日の朝、無事に日本に帰国しました☆☆

フィンランドを出発する日に、飛行機でよく眠れるように…と朝5時に起きて、
6時過ぎに近所の散歩に行ってきました。
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とってもキレイな朝焼け♪♪


…ですが、二人とも飛行機の中では、あまり眠れず…日本に着いちゃいました!
2年ぶりの日本!!

まだ滞在2日目ですが、おいしいものを食べ過ぎて、
1週間で余裕で3キロ太りそうなほど食べまくっています!!
久しぶりに日本に帰ってきて、日本のサービス面の良さ、人の温かさ、物の豊富さに私もモランもびっくりしています!!

ところで、日本への引越しを期に、ブログもお引越しすることになりました。
こちらが新しいアドレスです。↓
muuminmama.blogspot.com

今日は、「世界のトヨタ」トヨタ自動車工場がある、豊田市に遊びに行って来ました☆
その様子は、モランが新しいブログに書く予定です。

よかったら、新しいブログにも遊びに来てくださいね☆
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# by onnellinen | 2009-09-18 22:01 | 日常生活 arkielämä

収穫の秋

しばらくご無沙汰しておりました!
日本に帰国する日も近づき、なんとか荷物をまとめてタンペレを去り、ポリにやってきました☆
あとは当日、ポリからヴァンター空港に行くのみです!!
2年ぶりの日本…どうなってるのかな。
完全に浦島太郎状態になっていそうで、ちょっと怖いです…が!
久しぶりに家族や友達に会えるのが楽しみ☆
日本のおいしい料理も!!

フィンランドはすっかり秋らしくなり、ここモランの実家の庭には、
収穫物がいっぱいです!

プラム
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りんご
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かぼちゃ
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食べ放題なのが嬉し~い☆☆

周りの景色も、すっかり秋らしくなりました。
今朝の気温は、たったの5度だったし、冬も近そうな気配です…。
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久しぶりの日本、モランにとっては初めて暮らしてみる日本、一緒に楽しんできたいと思います☆☆
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# by onnellinen | 2009-09-14 20:41 | フィンランド suomi
Today, the King of Sweden, Karl XVI Gustaf and his wife Silvia, the queen came to visit Finland and Tampere! 30 years had passed since their last visit. We had been missing them already and finally they came back! To be honest, I wasn't even born on their last visit... Well anyway we both were looking forward to meet our royal neighbors from Sweden.

Unfortunately, however, this is what happened:

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At 13:15 they were supposed to greet the citizen from the town hall's balcony. About 5000 people were gathered around the hot spot. We were five minutes early. Camera out - lift up - and zoom - but too late! We just saw their rears as they went back in. Too quick, it finished before it was supposed to even begin.

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Well, probably the royal couple have waved their hands around the world for many, many years and I understand it might just get boring at times. Waving a hand to crowds is sort of their work anyways. Moreover that's the only thing they are allowed and limited to do. Work is work - the quicker it's over the better.

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At the end of the day I could imagine them talking: "Uhh dear Silvia, look at my right arm. It is totally pale and tired from all the waving that I had to do during our long day..." All we saw clearly today was the removing of red carpet.

Right after brief greeting, Carl and Silvia enjoyed lunch with with the President, Tarja and her husband Hannu in the same building. They had a fancy gourmet menu but as they were in Tampere a good idea would have been to offer few long bars of steaming Mustamakkara topped with gooseberry sauce and as for dessert, black coffee and sugar doughnut. Not very royal but very original.

Full story and more photos from Aamulehti, the local news (in Finnish).

Did you see King and Queen today, or were you just as unlucky as we? Or does their visit even matter to you?
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# by onnellinen | 2009-08-27 06:05 | フィンランド suomi
b0169455_6406100.jpgTaking care of all the house hold work is demanding. I got to realized it after four days of my holiday. During that time I had to do it all: wash dishes, clean, wipe, vacuum, do the laundry, take out the trash, cook food and do grocery shopping, etc. It's really hard - and now I understand all the house wifes out there! To be honest it is easier to go to work every day from nine to five than stay at home and do all the house hold task. Oh boy, I wanted to go back to work after those sweaty four days.

It is fortunate that we share most of the work so neither of us have to do too much. For example, when one prepares food other will wash the dishes or when other vacuums the floors other is tidying and mopping. This eases the work-load, and at the end we can have more time for other things.

However, these past four days were different since ムーミンママ was working around the clock while I stayed at home. I also noticed another factor that makes extra work: guests. For me, they just come and that's about it. But for house-wifes, you all have to plan and pay attention to different details when ever there is a visitor coming.

I pay all my respect to those who take care all the house hold work! It's kind of equal to something like full-time work!!

If I continue this, my voice will change to more of womans and I will grow some boobs, so it would be better to stop - right? :)

スーパー主婦の皆様、まいにちおつかれさまです!!
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# by onnellinen | 2009-08-24 06:46 | 日常生活 arkielämä

8月15日

…と言えば、終戦記念日ですが、私たちの結婚記念日でもあります☆
昨日で結婚2周年でした♪

日本に住む母親から、結婚記念日おめでとうEメールがあったり、モランの母親から、結婚記念日おめでとうの電話があったりと、周りの人に支えられてここまでやってこれたんだなあ、とちょっとじ~んとしてしまいました。

2年って、本当にあっという間でした!!
大好きなモランと一緒に生活できて、毎日がとっても楽しいし、何よりモランだからこそいつも自然体な自分でいられます☆私の怒った時の悪い癖、"黙り込み"も、モランに指摘され、「直さなくては!」と素直に受け入れることができます。この広い世界で、モランに出会えて本当によかった!モランと一緒に人生を歩んで行けることが幸せです☆☆いつも相手を思いやることを忘れずに、ずっと仲良し夫婦でいたいものです。

記念日なので、ずっと行きたいと思っていた、最近タンペレに出来た日本のラーメン屋さん「華火」に行ってきました☆
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素敵な内装です♪
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モランはしょうゆラーメン、私は味噌ラーメンを注文しました。
つゆも選べるなんていいですね~☆
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さすが日本からラーメン職人さんが来てることあって、とってもおいしかったですよ~!!
久しぶりに日本に帰った気分になれました☆
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# by onnellinen | 2009-08-15 13:31 | フィンランド suomi

日曜日

モランも私も、次回のハイキングに備えて、トレッキングシューズを購入したので、靴慣らしに近所の湖の周りを1周することにしました☆お弁当持ってね♪
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天気がよく絶好の日曜日だったので、湖の周りにある3箇所のビーチは、どこも人で賑わっていました!
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キビキビと森の中を歩くつもりだったのですが、そこら中に野生のラズベリーを発見してしまい、素通りできず、採っては食べてかなりゆっくりめのウォーキングになってしまいました…。
少し森の奥に入ると、ブルーベリーも☆☆おやつにおいしくいただきましたよ~♪

森にはベリーの他に、キレイなお花も☆
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   こんなかわいいきのこも見つけたり♪
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1周してからは、湖で泳いでとっても気持ちよかったです☆☆
そして芝生で寝転んで、日光浴!!
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至福の日曜日を過ごせました♪
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# by onnellinen | 2009-08-09 15:31 | 休日 vapaa-aika

Dream place for children

Many children enjoyed yesterday as Lego Park opened in Ideapark. There were some skillful works on display. If you can't see very well just click the photo.

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This Lego city is really detailed and colorful. It is like a busy mini city. There is a small ice cream stand, a kiosk, a fountain with wish-coins and...

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...a girl with a three-ball-plastic ice cream and...

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...a trucker having a long sausage for snack.

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Three brave firemen were trying to put out a fire at the park. See the one at lower right corner on the ladder-end?

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Traffic was light outside city at the countryside.

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Shinkansen departing from Tokyo central station to Nagoya - I presume. :)

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This serious Viking is a bit larger Lego figure. Maybe one meter long or something. Looks like a lot of work.

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Famous Star Wars figure. It has to be built from thousands and thousands of Lego pieces.

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Even larger set was this Ferrari F1 car surrounded by three service men. That must have required patience.

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Many kids created their own careful constructions at these small workshops.

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I believe it's rather good for child's mind to play with Legos. I used to do it many years a go. Hmm, I feel like I still want to but I mustn't. Others will think I'm a kid or something if I'd start to...

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This fellow was breaking the precious display models. He couldn't read the sing "Do not touch the models" (Älä koske malleja!).

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Playing all day is hard work so some went for refreshing afternoon Lego swim.
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# by onnellinen | 2009-08-03 06:03 | 休日 vapaa-aika

ミニトマトのその後…

モランによって、あっけなくベランダに出されてしまった我が家のミニトマトですが、その後、寒さの為なのか、カルシウム不足なのか、葉っぱが黄色くなって枯れてきてしまいました…
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←こんな感じ

ミニトマト、まだ1個も赤くなってないのにー!!


それから数日後、ミニトマトの実にも変化があり、黄色っぽくなってきてしまいました。
モランに報告すると、

「きっと、腐ってきたんだよ。実が柔らかくなってるんじゃない?」

なんて、ショッキングなことを言ってくれます…





それでも様子をみよう、ということで、毎日観察していた所、赤くなってきました☆☆
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    左側のミニトマトも色づいた♪
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    ☆完熟☆
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早速モランと半分こしていただきました☆
葉っぱが変なので、味はどうなんだろう…と心配しましたが、甘くてとってもおいしかったです♪
自分達で育てたものは格別☆なのかな。

他のミニトマト達も、ゆっくり1個ずつ色づいてきました☆
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葉っぱがほとんど枯れてる状態だけど、今生っている実(15個ぐらい)だけでも、赤くなってくれるといいなあ。
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# by onnellinen | 2009-08-02 18:14 | 日常生活 arkielämä

タンペレ花祭り

先週の土曜日から、ここタンペレでは花祭りが開かれています☆
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なので街中、花がいつもよりたくさん飾られております♪
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毎年こんな感じなのですが、今年は中央広場にこんなものが!
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観覧車です!
日本の観覧車とは少し違って、コーヒーカップのように、自分で回すことができるようです。
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キャーキャー言う声が聞こえてきて、楽しそう☆(だけど見るだけ…)


花祭りもいいけど、通り道にある、アンティークショップの乳母車第二弾もなかなか素敵♪
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# by onnellinen | 2009-07-31 18:11 | フィンランド suomi

Voluteer work at Pori Jazz

This is a continuation to the earlier post, which described Pori Jazz fest in general. Now let's take a closer look into what is it like to be a volunteer in there.

As I mentioned, nearly 500 volunteers join their forces to make the festival happen. To run things smooth, volunteers are divided into groups according to their skills and wishes. Different groups then have different responsibilities. The group I was working in was Arena Backstage which is a sub-group of Catering. Other groups are for example Info, which takes care of artists guidance while they're in Pori. Another example is Transportation, which transports artists from and to airport, and also delivers all the material in and out from the central warehouse. In total there are 13 groups. I'm sure everyone can find something that suits him or her self. Personally I prefer Backstage because it has the best group spirit and strong linkage to the artists. Basically we take care that the special guests and and performers enjoy their stay before and after their performance.

And next some photos...

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Here's our cheerful group. On the first day everyone introduced one self, so that we could get to know each other in no time. Some five people joined later on as well.

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The view from our backstage to the arena where all the big stars performed. Another group took care of building that main stage.

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Space for the audience. Benches are yet still to be completed.

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Some craftsman's work at our backstage. This will only last a week and then someone will tear it down. That's a waste.

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Staff having a creative break.

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Old paintwork need redoing.

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Artists' lounges were furbished with sofas and other furniture. Quickly before the rain comes!

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But of course before they were set into cabins they needed to be tested. :)

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And then the sky broke.

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Lastly, an evening photo of the riverside-front of Pori, which is said to be one of the most beautiful in Finland.
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# by onnellinen | 2009-07-28 08:07 | フィンランド suomi