Common Questions 5 (Mysterious Foreigner)
Yukiya took over the company and fired [lit. give the kicks] Max, so Max went back to work in a kindergarten. If you want to know what happened, you can read the previous comic.
"Excuse me, does the next train go to Pasila?" "Yep, all the trains stop in Pasila."
"Okay, good. _Thanks for the info_. My hotel is there." "Oh so you are travelling? Where are you from?"
"I'm from Canada." "Okay, what's your mother tongue?"
"I have two mother tongues. At home I speak Ojibwe and elsewhere usually English."
"Ojibwe? _I was sure that_ the other one would've been French. But what language is that Ojibwe?"
"Ojibwe is an indigenous people. We are in both Canada and in the United States. We speak Ojibwe. Well, there are other names for our people and language too."
_You might also be interested to know that_ I'm a so-called Finndian.
"Finndian? Does that mean that in your family there are both Finns and Native American." "Yes, exactly."
"My name is Max, _by the way_." "I'm John. Nice to meet you." "Yes, nice to meet you."
"Are you planning to stay in Helsinki or are you going to travel elsewhere too." "I'll go to Pohjanmaa too. I have relatives there."
"My mother's side of the family is also from Pohjanmaa. My mother's surname is Sarvela. Some Sarvelas moved to Canada and to the United States." "Oh, a bear!"
A mural in Kannelmäki, Helsinki. It is well visible from the I and P trains. Painted by the artist Jussi Twoseven. http://www.jussitwoseven.com/?tag=kannelmaki
"Yes, in Finland bear is a holy animal."
"I have seen a bear once in the forest, and it did make my heart race a bit. It is a big creature. Cruel-looking." "Yes, _I hear_ they don't really understand humor."
"I hunt sometimes with my brother, but I have not taken down a bear yet."
"Yeah, it can be dangerous business. We have a saying 'angry like a bear shot in the ass'."
"Okay, I'm hopping off now. _Let's keep in touch._" "Sure, bye!" "Bye!"