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The way Kaisa had introduced herself during our undergraduate course was interestingly informative. She was a cheerful lady in her 30s.
“Hello friends, I am Kaisa. I see I am older than you all, but I come from a nation much younger than yours. I come from Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, a remote country in Europe. Many believe we are the defenseless dorp of Russia or just a Baltic hinterland or an idiosyncratic population of renegades. But I oppose, may be humble, but we are unique. A splendid group of people who possess a distinct culture, language, food and lovely lands. We witnessed various rulers, endured a lot. I dream of the day my country is known for the right reasons, not as an appendage of any nation!”
My fond memory is Kaisa hand knitting gloves for gifting.
Before parting she had gifted me a knitted phone pouch. Precious.