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The art of living in Finland


Wednesday March 25th, 2009. 12:20 PM.[Music, People, Spain, Videos].

Promoting my hometown… ESTEPONA (Málaga)

Estepona, in the coast of Málaga is renowned for its beaches, which stretch along some 21 km of coastline. Bordering with Marbella, its population in 2007 is 65.0000. More data en Wikipedia.

When here snow starts to melt, in Estepona people starts to go to the beach… it’s not fair, not.


Finnish Embassy and Focus

Friday March 20th, 2009. 01:26 PM.[Finland culture, Spain].

The Spanish embassy in Finland doesn’t have website :( wrong! it has (thanks daniel), but Finnish Embassy in Spain does. It has interest links to know more about Finland and also I subscribed via RSS. They used to publish news (in spanish, finnish and swedish) every 10 days. Last new is about the magazine Focus, and it’s available in digital format. I didn’t have time to read it deeply, but the photos quality are really good:


Focus Economía y Tecnología 2009


Focus on the Economy and Technology 2009, the annual publication showcasing Finland’s strengths and attractions as a target for investments has come out even bigger and better than before. Read the digipaper!

More information, more languages and also 2008 edition in InvestInFinland.fi

By the way, did you subscribe already to Corbacho en Finlandia? Don’t miss any post.


Jenkki with Åke Blomqvist

Tuesday March 17th, 2009. 11:54 AM.[Finland culture, Music, Videos].

Do you remember this viral video of a teacher of disco dancing a couple of years ago? Well, I saw it, but I didn’t know that is FINNISH. Exactly his name is Åke Blomqvist and it’s a famous Finnish dance teacher. The song is called Moskau by Dschinghis Khan , there is also a Finnish version of the song called Volga by Frederik. Enjoy! I love it.

Now Jenkki, a chewing gum/candys brand very popular in Finland wants to rescue his virality. I saw a lot of print ads, billboards and TV commercials during the begining of 2009. I wanted to write about it before, but I didn’t see any video in Internet or Youtube. Finally last week I saw that they publish it in jenkki.fi, but …. in the moment I’m writing this I check and it’s not anymore in the front page. I don’t understand why.  Anyway, you can access by this url still, I don’t know for how long. http://www.jenkki.fi/twisted/twisted.swf. (screenshot). And also someone put it in youtube:

The name of the song is Ernst August Quellen Weekend Twist

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Dilbert Strip

Sunday March 15th, 2009. 02:08 AM.[Computer stuff, Job].


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Tuesday March 10th, 2009. 06:50 AM.[About the blog, Music, Spain].

It’ only 3 months I have started this blog Corbacho en Finlandia, but it’s growing fast


I have to say thanks to PixelyDixel for publishing a couple of videos I recommend them (Signs and Nascar) and backlink to me, to 4ºD  for backlink to me when they published Lisa and thanks to Error500 for his invitation to Spotify at the beginning of the year. I also applied for a invitation for Spotify in that time and because I had it already, I decided to give it in the blog.
And Google has considered that my post is relevant for the search query “invitacion spotify” (invitation in Spanish), since it’s the second result after spotify.com.

So I have about 25 daily visits of people looking for invitations. It’s frustating since I don’t have any more. What can I do to help them? I have emailed to Lutz Emmerich, Country Manager Spotify Spain and he replied me that still you can ask for an account without invitation in this web, but soon they will close it. So be fast!


Personal information in the web

Sunday March 1st, 2009. 08:04 AM.[Job, Opinion].

From Seth Godin’ blog, a marketing 2.0 guru, (via microsiervos and meneame.net):

A friend advertised on Craigslist for a housekeeper.

Three interesting resumes came to the top. She googled each person’s name.

The first search turned up a MySpace page. There was a picture of the applicant, drinking beer from a funnel. Under hobbies, the first entry was, “binge drinking.”

The second search turned up a personal blog (a good one, actually). The most recent entry said something like, “I am applying for some menial jobs that are below me, and I’m annoyed by it. I’ll certainly quit the minute I sell a few paintings.”

And the third? There were only six matches, and the sixth was from the local police department, indicating that the applicant had been arrested for shoplifting two years earlier.

Three for three.

Although there is information about us in Internet that we can’t control, there is information that we decide to put in Internet that can damage us. The hype of the social media, facebook, twitter, etc.  is making us to forget it.

Another recent example is a british teenager who was fired because saying in her Facebook page that her job is “totally boring”, even she didn’t name the company name.


This kind of stuff tell us that we should think twice what information we select to put in Internet, and what information should be kept in our personal circle. I don’t have still Facebook, MySpace or Twitter account due of this reason. But for example I have started to use LinkedIn because it is useful tool to find job and keep professional contacts, without going too far about personal information. All depends on how we use these tools.

Google never forgets.


Sunny Days

Sunday March 1st, 2009. 04:25 AM.[Finland culture, Photos, Spain, Winter].

The sun in winter here in Finland is… shy. Easily can be one week without chance to see it, almost always hidden behind the clouds or the fog.


I live almost all my life in Estepona and Málaga. This area is better known as Costa del Sol, ¿why? Tourist agencies will claim proudly “We have more than 300 days of sunshine all year around”. I don’t care about it. I didn’t care about it. I mean, this is something that you don’t appreciate until you lose it. Supply and demand, economist likes to call it.

If the sun comes out, the best thing you can do it’s go outside to the forest with your couple to enjoy this chance. Like 2 days ago:

Finland forest

Now I start to have Finnish mentality, looking to the sky when I wake up to see if there is some ray of light and counting the days for the warm Finnish summer, when the sun rises at 4 am and sets after 11 pm.


Geek joke

Saturday February 21st, 2009. 02:57 AM.[Computer stuff].


Made by xkcd, via Microsiervos.

If  you don’t get it, some explanation of sudo command.

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Einstein’s thoughts on crisis.

Tuesday February 10th, 2009. 08:17 AM.[Job, People, Quotes].


Let’s not pretend that things will change if we keep doing the same things. A crisis can be a real blessing to any person, to any nation. For all crises bring progress. Creativity is born from anguish. Just like the day is born form the dark night. It’s in crisis that inventive is born, as well as discoveries, and big strategies. He who overcomes crisis, overcomes himself, without getting overcome.

He who blames his failure to a crisis neglects his own talent, and is more respectful to problems than to solutions. Incompetence is the the true crisis. The greatest inconvenience of people and nations is the laziness with which they attempt to find the solutions to their problems. There’s no challenge without a crisis. Without challenges, life becomes a routine, a slow agony. There’s no merits without crisis. It’s in the crisis where we can show the very best in us. Without a crisis, any wind becomes a tender touch.

To speak about a crisis is to promote it. Not to speak about it is to exalt conformism. Let us work hard instead. Let us stop, once and for all, the menacing crisis that represents the tragedy of not being willing to overcome it.

Vía + Vía


Snowflakes falling.

Monday February 9th, 2009. 10:45 AM.[Videos, Winter].

A short clip of home made video of 30 secs where you can see snowing two days ago in a little town not far from Tampere. Sorry about the quality, I made it with a crappy cammera, mine is broken :( I miss it a lot.

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