Monday, 17 December 2007

The Big Hug





The photo is taken
in Jyväskylä
at Animecon 2007

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Free hugs for every one!

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15 comments:

Kutuharju said...

A big and wet hug! That blue hair is quite nice - hope it's waterproof.

SusuPetal said...

Mostly they aru dyed -so come rain or shine, Kutuharju (rains usually, in Finland...)

Almamaria said...

That looks nice! Hugging is good for body and soul :)

SusuPetal said...

Yes, it looked nice, Almamaria. On the whole, everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves there in Jyväskylä.

Mick said...

While everyone is hugging and having a brotherly good time ... I'm shoveling snow! :O

SusuPetal said...

Well, you'll have the muscles soon, Mick! We only have hugs:))

KennethSF said...

In 1999, after being in San Francisco for 10 years, a hug-encouraging city, I went back to visit my homeland in Asia. Several times, I forgot and tried to hug some elders and women friends, who shrank from me in fear. I had to remind myself I was in a different culture, where hugging could be too overwhelming for the recipient.

SusuPetal said...

That's true, Kenneth, cultures are different. I know, that if you tried to hug someone you don't know so well here in Finland, you'd be regarded as a moron who doesn't understand the boundaries of people and that you don't respect the privacy of people.

The same goes even if you'd knew the people you'd hug. Especially elder people and men in general.

griesmail said...

let the snow melt.......a lot of cuddling and hugging

SusuPetal said...

A hug warms in the winter, Griesmail.

Peter said...

Free hugging is very much in fashion! And hugging between more or less friends seems to get more common in the Nordic countries than what I knew when I was young(er)! I like hugging (ladies)!

Elina said...

Huge group hug!

SusuPetal said...

I bet you do, Peter!
Yes, hugging is coming more usual in the Nordic countries.

BIGBIGHUG, Elina!

hpy said...

There should be more hugs everywhere. I must not be a reel Finn anymore, saying that.

SusuPetal said...

No, not a real Finn, HPY!