Enjoy a Finnish Christmas this year!

Finnish sweet bread - Pulla

Pulla fresh from the oven

Have a Finnish Christmas this year by visiting some authentic Finnish restaurants, eat Pulla, a Finnish cinnamon bread served hot or pick up some delicious Finnish sausages and meatballs.

Kippis Cafe

Benelic Cafe

Moi Cafe

Bring a little bit of Finnish Christmas into your home and bake some Pulla.  For anyone who has grown up in Finland or is Finnish the sweet smell of baking Pulla is a strong reminder of Finland.

Pulla Recipe – Finnish Sweet Cinnamon Bread


  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 9 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar


  1. Warm the milk in a small saucepan until it bubbles, then remove from heat. Let cool until lukewarm.
  2. Dissolve the yeast in the warm water. Stir in the lukewarm milk, sugar, salt, cardamom, 4 eggs, and enough flour to make a batter (approximately 2 cups). Beat until the dough is smooth and elastic. Add about 3 cups of the flour and beat well; the dough should be smooth and glossy in appearance. Add the melted butter or margarine, and stir well. Beat again until the dough looks glossy. Stir in the remaining flour until the dough is stiff.
  3. Turn out of bowl onto a floured surface, cover with an inverted mixing bowl, and let rest for 15 minutes. Knead the dough until smooth and satiny. Place in a lightly greased mixing bowl, and turn the dough to grease the top. Cover with a clean dishtowel. Let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour. Punch down, and let rise again until almost doubled.
  4. Turn out again on to a floured surface, and divide into 3 parts. Divide each third into 3 again. Roll each piece into a 12 to 16 inch strip. Braid 3 strips into a loaf. You should get 3 large braided loaves. Lift the braids onto greased baking sheets. Let rise for 20 minutes.
  5. Brush each loaf with egg wash and sprinkle with sugar.
  6. Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes. Check occasionally because the bottom burns easily.

50 million Brazilian children will start learning Spanish at primary schools

El español como segunda lengua está adquiriendo una presencia cada vez más notable en todas las esferas de la sociedad brasileña.
Por esta razón, el embajador de España en Brasil ha anunciado recientemente que 50 millones de niños comenzarán a estudiar español desde la escuela primaria a través de los cursos a distancia conocidos como AVE (Aula Virtual de Español) diseñados por el Instituto Cervantes.
Si a ti también te interesa aprender español cómodamente desde tu casa, echa un vistazo a la web en japonés de estos cursos  http://aulavirtual.jp

The Spanish language is gaining increasing importance as a second language in all sectors of Brazilian society.

Therefore, the Spanish Ambassador in Brazil announced recently that 50 million Brazilian children will start learning Spanish at primary schools, through online courses known as AVE, designed by the Instituto Cervantes.

If you are also interested in learning Spanish in the comfort of your home, have a look at the Japanese website  http://aulavirtual.jp to find out more details.

もしあなたもご自宅でお気軽にスペイン語を学習してみたいと興味がありましたら、こちらの日本語のウェブサイト http://aulavirtual.jpにて詳細をご覧下さい。


International Mixing Party!
A great opportunity to meet people of all nationalities in Tokyo
All you can drink including light snacks
Date: Nov 21st (Sat)
Time: 6:40pm-9:10pm
Fee: ¥3,000
Dress code: Casual
Venue: Shibuya
Access: 5 min walk from West Exit of Shibuya Sta
Address: Sakuragaoka-cho 7-14, BASE BRAINET Bldg., Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
For further information, visit: http://internationalparty.p-kit.com/




World Friends Party Yokohama 2009.11.21



Yokohama’s biggest international party.
All you can drink with 20 varieties of cocktails, soft drinks and free snacks.
Date:  November 21, 2009 (Saturday)
Time:  6:30pm – 9:00pm
Price:  ¥3,000
Venue:  Forest Avenue (Club WHY NOT) Yokohama
Address:  La Spega Motomachi B1, 1-31 Motomachi, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
Dress code:  Anything
Reservations:  Not necessary but recommended and appreciated
You must be 18 yrs or older to participate in World Friends Parties.
FVorest Avenue(Club WHY NOT) Yokohama



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