I remember the first week after I moved to Finland, I was walking home after a long day at Aalto, there’s a black figure sitting in the dark ahead on my path near a small forest. I couldn’t figure out what it was, until it bounced away. Wow…that’s a big hare! After few weeks, I got used to seeing hares, squirrels, rabbits everywhere in Helsinki and Espoo. Not long ago, I even spotted two white-tailed deers next to a residensial area with hares and squirrels running around them. Just like walking into a Disney animation scene.
In addition to a lot of wild animals in the city, all kinds of flowers are blooming through the Finnish spring and summer. I get to see new flowers every week anywhere by walking down the streets. It’s a pity that I don’t know all of their names.
I love Finnish spring and summer. So lively and beautiful everywhere. Long daytime with only few dark hours at night makes me feel energetic and cheerful everyday. This definitly helps ease the stress of writing my master’s thesis. Now I’m entering the last stage of my study at Aalto and looking forward to opening a new chapter in my life.
MA Creative Sustainability