Friday, April 01, 2005

it's like salmiakki and chocolate...

heh. not that we finns would be difficult or anything, but it took nearly a week to finally get together over a dindin to catch up. this would of course be catching up with the old finnish friend of mine that i ran into last friday. (see, this is what happens when you spend long enough time away from home... i just described myself as a finn! something i would never have done back home. scary shit.)

anyhoo, i dragged my friend and his lovely girlfriend to newtown for some quality b.y.o. thai. i managed to drag sunshine out with me by promising that we would do our best to keep the dialogue in english.

the wine was good, the food was delicious and it was just so refreshing spending time with scandinavian ppl. there honestly is a difference. i'm not saying that it's better or worse, it's just different. it's like salmiakki and chocolate. they're both good as and you wouldn't want to choose one or the other if you can have both.

it's kinda like being home sick. if i tell any of my local friends that i'm home sick, they take it as me bashing down australia and preferring finland. what they don't see is that when i go back home, even for a month, i'm just as 'home sick' to get back to sydney. it's weird as.

the problem is that i don't really prefer one over the other. i love both finland and australia equally. i have great friends and i feel just as at home in both.

tho of course my dearest mum and rest of my family is in finland and i do miss them lots and lots. i can't wait to get back home to eat mum's home made dindin followed by sauna and hours and hours of sitting around the kitchen table, drinking whiskey and talking about everything under the stars.

luv you mum.

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