Lily: Have you noticed everything in Finland is tasteless?
Yui: yes, including this apple. It really tastes weird, not sweet, not sour~~~
Lily: but the apple in the cake you made last night tastes quite good…….
Yui: that’s because I made it taste good!!!
Lily: Do you drink water directly from the tap?
Hoda: no, I put it in the fridge and drink it.
Lily: why fridge? It sounds weird. I usually boil the water and drink.
Hoda: lily, there is no difference between the freezing and the boiling. What we are doing is to kill the bacteria.
Lily, Oh, Isee.
Hoda: are you doing the same in Shanghai?
Lily: of course, the water is shanghai is much more terrible. You can’t drink it without boiling. Eh…actually, we do not drink tap water. We buy pure water for drinking.
Hoda: what if you drink the tap water?
Lily: Eh… you will not die, but………
Hoda: what is that for?
Jatta: Oh, it’s a kind of platform for people to ski. We like downhill skiing here. People ski from that top and jump off!!!
Hoda: jump off! ? jump off to the lake?
Jatta: Hahaha, no, jump off to the ground. The lake is used for swimming after sauna.
Lily: Could you tell me where can I find flour?
Shop assistant: Flower? It’s just in front of you! (pointing to some flowers and grass)
Lily: No, I mean F-L-O-U-R (suddenly realize they pronounce the same)…… Eh… I mean, the power that I can use to make bread.
Shop assistant: Oh, it’s on that shelf. I can show you the way.
Lily: The summer in Shanghai is unbearably hot!!!!!
Finish guy: This summer, it’s also very hot in Finland. We have twenty days in a row when the temperature exceeds 30.
Lily: 30 degree means nothing to me. We have several days when it’s nearly 40, and you can’t imagine the situation when you walk in the street with 40 degree’s temperature and all the heat coming from the cars and air-conditioners.
Finish guy: that’s why you do not need sauna! And we need it here.
Lily: yeah, actually the situation is quite similar to a sauna experience~~
Finnish guy: that’s true! Here we have to go to sauna to generate that kind of effect.
Finnish guy: Ni Hao!
Lily: Waa, you can speak Chinese?!
Finnish guy: No. I only know three expressions: Ni Hao; Wo Ai Ni and Fang Pi
Lily: Who taught you that?
Finnish guy: When I was in Japan, I learnt those phrases from a Chinese guy. But I can make sentences by my own, e.g. Wo Ai Fang Pi.