Pay it forward: the power of networks

It was an uneventful Wednesday evening, and in a mordern way of killing time I browsed my Facebook feed, while sipping some Matcha tea. There is a Facebook group called “The Finns in Stuttgart” (orig. Stuttgartin Suomalaiset), where people occasionally write some, most often Finland-related, posts and they pop up in my news feed from […]

The unfiltered smile

“Squirrel!”, called a boy me once. It happened maybe fifteen years ago, but still remember the place and that boy’s pimply face. After that, and many other moments, when I was ashamed of my big front teeth, I stopped smiling freely; I tried to make sure my teeth were not showing. This was until I […]