Why moving to a small town in the Netherlands was the best decision for a while

Why moving to a small town in the Netherlands was the best decision for a while

"I will never move anywhere smaller than Helsinki." I can still hear myself say that sentence no longer than a year ago. Yup, a city girl through and through, giant metropoles always make my heart skip a beat and city holidays win against beaches anytime. Helsinki already felt a bit too small at times, and [...]

Life update

Life update

Hi. What's up? For me, a lot of things. So I'm writing this update about what's ahead for me and how that's going to affect what I do here. First, the biggest new is I'm moving to the Netherlands to do a MA in Media Studies, majoring in Social Media and Society at the Rijksuniversiteit [...]

The non-native native

The non-native native

I like to speak French with strangers. They don’t know I’m not French, and I love it. When I was in secondary school in France, I was just a normal French kid, and apart from my unusual name that could have given it away, most of my classmates didn’t even know I wasn’t from here [...]