December 31, 2013

Key West breeze

In short, when you travel only about three hours from Miami to south you'll end up in Key West. It is an island just 90 kilometres from Cuba. The town has a lovely old fashioned feeling to it, which I always fancy. Even though it rained the whole day, I still kind of liked it and wished to be there for longer, as in anywhere in USA there is just toooooo much to see and experience.

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The trip to Key West from Miami doesn't cost itself that much (around 50 euros I would say). However as you get there, there is a lot of different kind of activities you can do. The agency which we used offered for example parasailing, snorkling and glassbottom boat (around 30-50 euros depending). As it was raining and we weren't really prepared for anything special we decided to do the glassbottom boat. It happened to be such a bad weather that the boat did not go their usual route, which ended up being pretty boring. We also thought that the "glassbottom" would have been more impressive. I would definitely recommend this to a nicer weather or for a person who loves biology, because the presentation offered a lot of education.
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Mallory Square is on the water front of Key West and the place to watch the sunset in the evening apparently, even though we didn't get to see that much because of the clouds. But there was lot beauty too see without it also, street performers and the sea, plus these old-fashioned popcorn stands and booths. And it is also the place to buy real sponges!
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December 24, 2013

December 21, 2013

1 most important picture

More like 100 most important pictures, as I do have at the moment (if I calcutalated correctly) 92 equally important pictures on my wall, from the 5 past years mainly. It is not simply not possible to choose one.

Here are some of my newest loves, which I found while going through some old photos. I hope to see these amazing and personally important pictures on my wall soon. They are from my second or third trip to abroad. Tomorrow begins the 15th (again if I calculated correctly).

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December 19, 2013

2 fears

1. Clowns and Santa Claus
This is fully an accident, that this post as well will have Christmas in it, but here it goes. I don't remember ever finding clowns or Santa anywhere amusing. There are different reasons for it I guess. I'm afraid of Santa because I was a shy child and hated when I had to go to Santa's lap or sing for him. It just made me super uncomfortable. That might be also because I don't remember believing it the Santa deception. I found it just odd and unlikeable and I also knew he was the man from the next door.

With clows, I think it is the same in the sense that I have always hated them. I don't know why, but something about all kinds of masks freak me out. Even if it is just facal paint, it is too much for me. Makes me think of murderers for some reason.

2. Heights
I have long hated heights. I don't exactly know since  when I have been actually afraid of them, but I still am. It has however happened that since I have been traveling by airplane in these past 2 and half years, more than I did before, I have overcome some of the fear for heights. Takeoff used to make me cry, but it doesn't anymore, and I'm happy about it, because I truly looooove traveling! Tall buildings nevertheless still get me my heart on my mouth.

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Top of the Rock, NYC

December 18, 2013

3 life lessons

I admit, I watch too much TV! 
I watch the world best series as if it was my religion, I never miss a new episode on purpose. That serie is How I Met Your Mother. That is why the first two life lessons might seem familiar to those who are watching HIMYM

1. Nothing good happens after 2 a.m. 
I have come up with the mistake of doing and deciding things after 2 a.m. so many times that soon I would have realized this life lesson by my own. I hope I will stick to this more in the future. No decisions or radical things done after 2 a.m. 
2. The most important people in your life are the ones you can picture sitting on a porch with. 
I don't think this need any further explanation.


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3. Sometimes watching TV and being alone is the best cure
This I have learned through the hard way by doing too many things. Because when you feel tired, everything feels annoying. That is when you should be alone, sleep and watch sitcoms.
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In the spirit of sitcoms this blog post is illustrated by pictures from my favorites! (and I know I'm a bad person for not having the sources)

December 16, 2013

4 + 1 unelmaa

Tällä hetkellä vaan haluan nää haasteet pois alta, siksi kuvattomia tylsäpostauksia. Toivottavasti edes jotakuta kiinnostaa mun höpötys lukemisen verran. Jälleen kerran skippaan ne tavallisimmat; perhe, työ ja terveyttä elämään -jutut ja meen niihin vähän enemmän musta yksilönä kertoviin.

1. Ulkomailla asuminen. Oon pitkään halunnu kokea asumisen jossain toisessa maassa. Piti lähteä vaihtoon, se olis ollu yks, en lähteny. Seuraavana suunnitelmana on opiskelut mahdollisesti Skotlannissa. Ehkä silloin siis. Tai sitten myöhemmin. Tai opiskelujen ohella Suomesta. Tää on haave jonka oon jättäny aika kohtalonkaupaksi, vaikka toki tavoittelenkin pisteitä joilla mahdollisuus Skotlantiin irtoais!

2. Pitsihuvila tai kattohuoneisto tai loft. Mulla on päässä kuvia, jossa mä asun jossain näistä. Tokihan luultavinta on että lopulta otan sen helpoimman, perus suoraa paketista tontille jysäytettävän puutalon tai vastaavan. Tykkään vaan taloista joilla on historia. Rakastan jännittäviä pohjapiirroksia, en tykkää jos kaikki on arvattavissaolevaa. Edes talossa. Mut eniten odotan, mihin ikinä päädynkään asumaan, sitä sisustamista! Haluun täyttää huoneet mun mielestä kivoilla jutuilla ja tehdä kerranki jutut just niinku mä haluan, toki siihen on vielä matkaa.

3.Rantakunto. En tiiä tarviiks tää sen enempää selityksiä. Jokanen kai on vähän pinnallinen. Ku vielä löytäis oikeen kunnon motivaation tässä pimeydessä, ku kaikki vaan väsyttää ja tekis mieli vaan syödä.

4. Mahtavat valmistujaiset. Tää on näistä ehkä ekana tapahtuva jos toi motivaatio kuntoiluun ei herää ensi vuonnakaan. Niin hassulta ku se ehkä kuullostaakin, valmistunhan vasta heinäkuussa, niin mulla on vaikka mitä suunnitelmia jo tehtynä valmistujaispäiväksi. Sitä meinaa ollaan odotettu ja sen eteen on tehty töitä. Kaikki muut virstanpylväät, niinku ripari ja kaheksantoistavuotisjuhlat ei oikeestaan oo tarvinu mun panosta ollenkaa. Ne on vaa tullu. Valmistumisen eteen sen sijaan oon kirjaimellisesti vuodattanu kyyneleitä, verta ja hikeä, joten sitä sietää juhlia. Toivottavasti vaan saan kaiken haluamani tehtyä ja oikeasti valmistuttuakin.


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Ja nää collagepaidat, koska jokanen postaus tarvii joulutuulahduksen. Tosin nää ei kyllä mun jouluilmastossa hirveen tarpeeseen tulis.
Ja näistä mulle tuli yhtäkkia kauhea himo tuunailla collaripaitoja. Ehkä näist sais jotain ideaa.

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December 15, 2013

5+1 songs

1. Paramore- The Only Exception
First time I ever heard this song I started to cry. The message and tale behind the lyrics were so similar to my live and experiences and I can never get over the feeling of it.


3. City and Colour- Sleeping Sickness

The first song my boyfriend ever recommended to me. Even though it is not a romantic song at all it reminds me of him everytime. I think he was the one that saved me, because did sometimes feel like I was going to break down because my dreams seemed like nothing they were meant to be.


4. Glee Cast- O Holy Night (and other Glee Christmas songs)

I'm not a kind of person who celebrates Chritmas because of religious reasons, but I looooove the mood of this song. Even more importantly I love to sing along this song.


5. Pariisin Kevät- Pikku Huopalahti

Always reminds me the best summer of my life


5. Sanni- Luodinkestävää

Just like The Only Exception, for some reason the lyrics of this song spoke to me. In addition, as weird it is, I really find myself liking Sanni. (sorry, there wasn't better clip in Youtube)



(+Imagine Dragons-  On Top of The World
I hope this song will later on become very important to me)

December 14, 2013

6 items

Some of these items are especially relevant to the time of the year right now. Some are relevant to any time of the year. Of course in addition to these the most important stuff I always have with me is the normal: wallet, keys and phone, but I guess the meaning of those is pretty much the same for everyone, so I won't go more in detail to those.
But in addition I really treasure these following items:

1. The calendar. I would be completely lost without my daily calendar. It basically has my life in it. Few weeks ago I somehow managed to loose mine (probably left it to Oulu), and it could have devoloped to something horrible, as I wasn't sure when I was to go to school and when not and "what the heck did I have for homework?" happened couple of times, which is never good in IB, as your homework sometimes might be affecting your final grade. And I truly have the worst memory.

2. A pillow. Oh yes, I love to sleep. I rediscovered my love for my pillow last weekend, when for the first time in three to four weeks (or months) I actually had time to sleep! I also always bring my pillow with me if I have room in my suitcase, because I believe that good pillow is a start for good night's sleep. Of course this applies only when I'm sleeping on a school floor or something similar. In hotels they have excellent pillows!

3. My camera is my honey. I wish I could give it more effection though. Maybe soon in the sun.

4. Tossu. My most loved teddy bear is called Tossu (meaning: slipper). I haven't got it since I was little little girl because like most people have had their favorite stuffed animals, well... That's too mainstream. I got my favorite teddybear when I was already in school, maybe at age of 8 or something. Just wished for a teddy and got one, and I looooove it.

5. A spoon. I have random spoons everywhere. My jacket's pockets, my backpack, my gym bag, my pencil case and so on. I'm huge fan of spoon food as a snack so it happens that I always take a new one, and as I am always on the move they appear is strange places.

6. Woolen socks. I usually start wearing woolen socks in early autumn and stop wearing them in late spring, as my toes are always cold. They are just too comfortable to miss, and warm.

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December 9, 2013

7 moments I would love to relive

Sometimes I really hope that I would not be a kind of person who looks back and says "I wish I had..." but unfortunely I am. These moments which I will be listing now, however, are not those things (more than partly) which I would like to change.

1. Trip to London with my class. Especially the moments in the evening when we hanged together and the free time around the city. Anytime.

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 I might look horrible in the pictures, but I for sure had the time of my life!

2. A christmas when I was a little girl. I'm not much of a Christmas person, but that might be due to the stress I nowadays have about the holiday. I used to really like Christmases as all children, much because I got a lot of presents. (Btw, this is the first, and maybe the last, post this year really having Christmas stuff in it!)

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 That's me and my hair

3. Prometheus-camp nights (and nights after it with the same people). I still think that the best week of my life was my Prometheus camp. I grew in one week so much and had sooooo much silly fun time. But above all those I really enjoyed the bright summer nights and the discussions we had as a group in there. For long time after the camp the people in there were like my second family. I can still picture the first time I saw live bats, how the water felt like in the night and how good it felt to be hugged by all of them.

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4. IB Baptism and the afterparty. Simply had the time of my life, in many respects. Although I never would have pictured myself dressing up as turkey and doing all that embrassing stuff on the market square of my town.

(There's no picture in here because the pics from the Baptism are non blog-material)

5. First kiss with anyone I have kissed (of course taken that the situation in other respects would be the same as well). I think it is the most exciting feeling in the whole world to kiss a person for the first time. Especially because I haven't ever kissed, not even a single time, a person I would not have cared/loved, which makes me regret non of them. And the moments worth living again.


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6. My time in Ohio. My first experience on Americans was so welcoming and warm that I would give a lot to experience that again. Generosity and kindness of people in Ohio really surprised me in good way! I still miss my American sister from there!

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7. Quiet moments with Keikki. Oh how much I would love to relive those times. As silly as it might seem, especially when I'm really angry at the world, sad or just generally pissed, I wish she would be there to let me be in that way, without no questions, without getting angry at me being angry. Just being there so that I could be quiet and not alone at the same time. Because sometimes the harderst thing to do is to keep smiling and talking to people, when you really do not want to.

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December 2, 2013

8 loves

Finally got time to sit down and finish this post. Have been writing this throughout the last two weeks. This mainly due to my lack of time which results me coming home late and having something else to do or no time at all. And because of the lovely winter of Finland I obviously go to school when it is dark and come back again when it is dark, which means I never get to take pictures in daylight and simply do not have time to fix a place to take photos in poor light, resulting this post without pictures.

Also, I must say it was soooo hard coming up with these for some reason. Mainly because I already have this.

1. Flowers. I'm total flower girl. I love flowers in real, in picture and in prints and those prints on clothes, walls, boxes, curtains. I love to draw flowers and I love to see them in the spring. Generally flowers just make me happy.

2. Museums. I think my love for museums comes from my grandpa. When I was in primary school (and maybe even before that), one of the best things to do with my grandparents was to got to a museum. I love both art and history museums. There is some kind of mystery to both of them. What has inspired the artist to do what they have created, or what was going on in the minds of people living in the time I now see in pictures and artifacts?

3. DIY's. Although I am in very academic IB, I love to do things with my hands also, and not always only focus things with my brain. I'm really bad in some of the crafts, like knitting. But I love to create something new from something old and do present by hand, since it will tell the receiver that I was really thinking him/her. at the moment I have few things in my mind I would love to execute if I have time. Would love to make some changes of dress of mine before Christmas holidays.

4. Brown leather. I was going to post some pictures of few new things I have found during this autumn and which all had something common. All of them were from brown leather. Then I bought black leather boots, so that's that. Any way, I just love brown leather more than other materials in shoes and other easily wearing items, such as wallets and so on.

5. EYP (European Youth Parliament). As I was a journalist in the first northern Finland session, and organiser in my own town and just got home last weekend from the annual party AND will have EYP-cafe coming up soon, EYP obviously is on the top of my head. But it doesn't mean its not anyways. I think it might be one of the greatest addictions I have and unfortunately I have to put myself into rehab... After one EYP cafe, and couple of meetings. Okay not soon yet, but anyway. 

6. Fantasy books and fairytales have been one of my loves since primary school. Pretty much since I could read. Something about fairytales, fantasy and mystics fascinates me and keeps me reading. That's my I'm complete Harry Potter fan, have had great hours with Christipher Paolini's Inheritance Cycle, never say no to watching The Lord of the Rings and enjoy getting wrapped up in Alice in Wonderland.

7. Late nights and long mornings. I hate to go to sleep, but when I finally do (preferably as late as I can) I hate to wake up.

8.Watching tv-shows season after season. I'm a mass consumer of TV-series and I follow more than 10 different series at the moment and on top of that I have seen at least 4 series from beginning to their end. My newest addiction is Downton Abbey which I started yesterday and now have watched 4 episodes.


I'm trying to get this done before Christmas, so that I can post from my holiday ;)