Today, 6th of December 2011 we Finns celebrate our 94th Independence Day. As an immigrant living far away from home I have today found tears in my eyes and warmth in my heart when talking with my mother on the phone and listening Jean Sibelius' Finlandia hymn. An especially great pleasure was to notice that first time ever Google noticed our day, so today we Finns have enjoyed of this:
I am sure all of you fellow ex-pats and immigrants can understand what I mean when I say that although completely happy with my adopted, self-chosen home country Germany, I really miss my native Finland. Especially today, 6th of December. Independence Day.
I really would like to ask you fellow geeks and geekettes to read what I wrote today one year ago: Today 
Please forgive me, old man being a bit sentimental...