It was ten years ago that I went to Korea to attend language classes. That was my second visit to Korea. I had gotten a 6-month language scholarship, but ended up staying 14 months. That means also that for ten years I've communicated with Koreans almost entirely in their language. I had learned Korean for two years (four semesters, four hours a week) in Helsinki by then; in the taxi on our way from Kimpo airport to my boarding room in Sillim-dong, the Korean friend of my Korean teacher who had picked me up suggested that since I've come there to learn the language, we talk only in Korean from that on. So it happened, and I've never looked back.
Kaikki valta kansalle (all power to the people), campaign poster of the soc.dem. party in 1907
Oh, the other anniversary is the centennial of the democratic Finnish parliament. Congratulations to the 100 years young.
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