What would be more suitable topic for our second last meeting than sports. That is the topic we Finns like to talk about. I told Ruihai that if he wants to start a conversation with a Finn, the safest topic is sports.
First we talked about sports in Finland and Ruihai was very keen on learning about finnsih sports and especially what they are in Finnish. The conversation started of course with Ice-Hockey, the biggest sports in Finland, the sports that is the hottest topic all around year, the sports that evokes huge emotions among everyone. We talked about my favourite teams and the upcoming word championship tournament, that I told Ruihai to watch. The next very important was Pesäpallo, the game that is only played in Finland. I also told about my own hobbies.
Ruihai told me about the most opular sports in China. Even if I had some clue what Chinese people like to do, I found out many sports that I haven’t had thought about. For example I knew that Ping Pong is very popular in China but that it is the most popular sports in China was totally new information to me. In addition I heard that Chinese people like martial arts very much. I also learned how to pronouce these different kind of sports in Chinese!
For our last meeting, we planned to have a dinner meeting at Ruihai’s place!