the timeline of my life
Created by immonen on May 20, 2010
Last updated: 05/24/10 at 09:21 AM
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My dad has written his very first book, a thriller. He used be an owner of a company named "Printal," but sold his part and decided to go for his dream: writing. Inevitably, this was a huge change, but a positive one. Another picture of my hometown.
A route between Hanko (my town) and Rostock, Germany is created (traveling by boat). A big harbour is built in my city, and it boosts our economy.
In 2002, my family got an electric sauna, which was invented some time ago. The original sauna was invented approximately 2000 years ago, and is 100% Finnish. In the country of saunas, Finland, there are more saunas per person, than there are cars.
Teemu Selänne, a legendary Finnish ice-hockey player, has been infamous since the 1990s. In 2010, he beat the record for most goals in the NHL by a Finn: 603 goals. He plays for the Anaheim Ducks, as well as for the Finnish national team.
I arrive in Vermont, USA, for my 10 month visit. It was difficult to say goodbye, however it was the best decision I have ever made. On June 1st, 2010, this experience will be over.
Finland is ranked first on an index based on well being, quality of life etc. Every year, Finland has ranked high, but this was a new accomplishment. Finland´s strenghts are specifically health care and education.
My boyfriend Robert joins the military, as it is mandatory for any male 18+ to attend service. Robert had just graduated school, and was 19 years old. It meant a change for us, since, he was only home during weekends.
In March of 2008, I received my first Swevel Sweeper. The concept was simple: a new, easier vacuum cleaner. It became an interesting invention in Finland.
My mom starts her own traveling agency "Saaritours." She had previously been a teacher for adults. It was a big change for our family. The picture is one of my hometown Hanko, where she is a professional guide.
Al Gore´s documentary about global heating shocks the world. In biology in 8th grade, my class watched this class. Everyone was influenced in some way.
For the first time ever, the band Lordi from Helsinki wins the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Hard Rock Hallelujah" (No this is not what Finns look like). Finland had never won the Eurovision Contest before. In fact, we have always been extremely bad.
My oldest sister Jatta moves away from home to study psychology. I had just started 7th grade, and it was a hard change for me since my other sister Julia was currently an exchange student in America. Jatta and I became closer, however.
The super famous website Youtube was invented in 2005 by Steve Chen, Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim. It is hard for anyone not to have been influenced by Youtube. It is often used for both school and free time.
Hanna Pakarinen becomes the first Finnish Idol winner. She was a simple girl who lived on a farm, but loved singing. Still today, she is well known.
After 142 years of usage, the Finnish currency switched from "Markka" to the Euro. A while before the euro change, one could use both the euro and the markka. This was a huge change for Finland
Osama Bin Lade, among others who were mostly Saudi Arabian, attack the World Trade Center towers. 19 terrorists hijacked 4 airplanes. The south tower fell first, and along came the north tower.
The Ipod comes out, conquering the world with technology. Steve Jobs is now a legend. In Finland the Ipod is very well received
Tarja Halonen becomes the first female president in Finland with 51.6 procent of the votes. Conan O´Brien humorously talked about Tarja in one of his evening episodes, and later on Tarja gave Conan a "Muumi" (famous Finnish character). Tarja is generally well liked.
According to some sources Joulupukki, or Santa Clause, comes from Finland. (it´s true) Santa lives in the very northern part of Finland, called Lappi, and he specifically lives in "Korvatunturi." Santa is huge in Finland.
The animated tv-series (and collector cards) came to Finland. It was huge, especially in exchanging cards. Young kids, especially in my age at the time, became obsessed.
Mika Häkkinen, the successful race car driver, won several world titles. He is an influential man, and became e sense of pride for Finland in his race car driving days. His personal life also became well known to the public.
The Furby became a "must have" toy, and sold over 14 million copies world wide. Its speaking capabilites was translated into 24 laguages. As a cultural fad, the Furby was every child´s dream
The movie Titanic comes out, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. The movie becomes an instant hit and wins 11 oscars. In Finland the movie is very well received
An annual horse riding competition begins in my town, and as it is located 3 minutes away from my house, it disrupts my entire week with horses and smells
The Play Station is created. It was originally called the PSX, and was an invention by Sony. Over 100 million Play Stations have been sold world wide
Finland joins the European Union, consisting of 27 countries. In order to become a member of the union, a country must fulfill certain economic and political conditions.
Finland wins the World Championships against Sweden, IHANAA LEIJONAT! Finland is known as the "Big seven" in ice hockey. The year of 1995 is legendary for Finnish people.
The hit tv-series "Sweet Valley High" aired on tv. It was originally a book-series written by Francine Pascal. The tv-series was a huge deal in Finland, as it portrayed the typical American lifestyle
Martti Ahtisaari takes over the role as President after Mauno Koivisto. He is known for his talent in international affairs. He is president until the year of 2000.
Titti is born on a warm spring day in March, 1992
Allu Tuppurainen who played "Röllipeikko," a legendary Finnish character, appeared on tv more than anyone. He played a positive troll who lived in the woods of Finland. Everyone simply loves Rölli.