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    haha true.
    I even need my friends in Finland to buy puheaika for me cause the website of telefinland doesn't accept other bank cards than ones from Finland!

    but I pay them via paypal.
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    I hate paypal so much. If you want to buy practically anything on Ebay you have to use paypal because so many people only accept it. You lose a portion of your earnings because of paypal fees and then you lose another portion because of seller fees then you lose another portion for tax and transferring fees to your bank. It's a disgusting company...

    Speaking of which... I have to delete my paypal and get my fiancé one. Seeing as my paypal is an Australian account and I cannot change over to my Osuuspankki account on it because it only accepts an Australian bank, so I have to delete it and get a new one.

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    There's a quite good book by from Culture Shock serial called "Culture Shock Finland". It's fun, well written, and easy to read. Was written by Deborah Swallow, woman who fell in love with Finland. Check it out if you can...

    I haven't experienced any cultural shocks. Differences I may have noticed were never "shocking" ones… it's just the way it is, and none of it was hard to accept. All in all… most pleasant place to be in… that is at least my experiance.

    One thing I have noticed is not so much "cultural shock" but just my observation. Finns don't get old. Ever! I never saw very old Finn. They all look at least 10 years younger than they really are

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    growing up in canada to finnish parents the thing i found was my parents were very proud people..very hard working and not very showing of emotions.
    we tend to keep things to ourselves..(dont overreact)
    dunno..that is the way i am..ohh,and sauna is very important..this was the communal meeting place!!

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    Speaking of phone calls, i get half hour chats when my friend calls...hard part is ending our chat. I could listen to his stories forever! He said its expensive to call the US, I'll find out when I make the call next lol...

    Yeah for a quiet people, he sure likes to get on the phone. Hes super friendly, maybe he breaks out of thet stereotypical Finn?

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