Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Culture for Expats

Modern trans-world Culture for expats - like Swedes living abroad...
Is most likely still a scoop of Pippi Langstocking, eating some Ginger cookies, perhaps reading Henning Mankell or why not Stieg Larsson, a weekend visit to IKEA or HM, driving a Volvo or a Saab and maybe some interest for Zorn, Bellman or Abba.
The trouble is that these are all "consumer activities", activities you are being fed.

As many folks knows it is sometimes rather fun to be a "producer" in life too.
Yes a true Swedish expat may also bake some Ginger bread cookies.. as a producing activity or celebrate Lucia (we do not know if that is producing or a consuming activity).
But to be fully honest, not too many Swedish expats gets their kick from traditional wood carving or chopping runes into a big piece of rock.... these days.
We have the feeling that many expats, as they want to produce something fun - they do Floorball. No, not all, but a large enough body of Expat Swedes, Finns, Swiss and Czech's bring Floorball to their new life as a true modern expression of their own "living culture".

Do you know one of these odd folks? We would like to salute them here!
The next question is how to connect this to the local school system - because it is in school Floorball belongs. Can culture exhibitions with Floorball be a missing link?
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Research suggest that eye-injuries are more common in Floorball as compared to Tennis, but less common as compared to Squash (similar to Racquetball).
To minimize this risk of injury Floorballcentral recommend: Use certified protective eye-wear (mandated in many European areas for the youth). Do not lay down on the court. Follow the rules strict on stick height.

Also if you get addicted to this sport - do not blame us!