Monthly archives for December, 2007
It was the autumn of 2003. The student organization of the English Department at the University of Helsinki, named SUB, had convened for the first time in the autumn term. The meeting was called because SUB was on the verge of disaster: funding had been cut short, the student union of the University, HYY, had [...]
BTSB brings you the latest in the adventures of The J-Man as he reports from all over the place. To review his story, be sure to check out http://kauheessa.blogspot.com/.
Buying Christmas gifts is a bitch, isn’t it? Coming up with something unique and personal for all your friends and family members is taxing and frustrating, even when you know that it doesn’t really matter what you give – it’s the giving that counts. Ploughing through stores looking for gift ideas is like wading through [...]
Notes for students coming back to Finland for the Holidays Traffic You’d think getting used to the direction of the traffic takes time. It doesn’t. However, it’s impossible not to feel awkwardly surprised when a driver slows down to let you cross the street – whatever people say, cars and pedestrians are still pretty equal [...]
Kids, don’t write these at home! The “embedded-clauses-are-all-the-rage” opening: “He, even though the sex change was far from final, so in fact he was still she, albeit anatomically it was difficult to spot the difference, woke, or would have, but his eyelids felt like they had been glued shut with the kind of glue that [...]