So, JH showed us last week how easy it is to pick up chicks. JH is not cocky about it or anything, he just likes women to a fault. The rest of the boys are just grateful for this, as we went to dinner with two of the funnest Finnish girls we've met in a long time. Actually they're the first Finnish girls we've met.
(Guys interested in JH's modus operandi
will be stumped by how he met them: The Finnish girls apparently caught him trying to take pictures of them with his camera phone while at the prata shop on River Valley Road, and offered to go out with him. [This is an amalgamation of two versions of the truth]).
Nora and Johanna charmed us with Finnish swear words and told us how important the sauna is to Finnish life, and how they're completely comfortable with nudity because everyone at the sauna is completely starkers.
(JH got real excited about this and started telling us about his experience in a Finnish sauna in Germany where he had trouble focusing on people's faces when they spoke to him).
The boys peppered them with ignorant questions about Finland and Finnish life while they Lapp-ed it up, embellishing with tips of how good it is to roll in the snow once you've spent a half hour in the sauna, completely starkers.
And apparently, if you live on the outskirts of Helsinki, you are likely to have big Lappland rabbits, reindeer, mooses and bears (!) wandering into your backyard, rolling in the snow, completely starkers.
Nora and Johanna leave for home next week. But never mind, we'll just leave it to JH to go to the prata shop at River Valley to pick up more European holidaymakers then.
Johanna & Nora, Keppel Marina. Nora's the one with the tongue piercing but you can't see it here.