Saturday, 13 August 2011

344th issue: Flowing away

Yesterday I was happy to hear that I got press+photo pass for Flow festival.Everything organizes after all, so this is one reason why not to stress. Ok, a bit stress is decent, but if it comes a daily routine, then just relax!

Well, I was on a mission yesterday: I filmed my best friends gig. I had two cameras on, other one was taking wide angle picture from stand and with other one I was going around. Yeah.

It was Sarah's and Non Persons first gig together. Listen to their track:

Sarah Kivi - Leikkokukka (Non Person Live Remix) by nonperson

Before Röyksopp gig.

Also Röyksopp  had a nice surprise: Karin Dreijer Andersson (also known from Fever Ray and The Knife) climbed to the stage with her fantastic voice to sing this: 

Or I hope it was her... she was all covered up... hmm...

Thursday, 11 August 2011

343rd issue: 24h market in Kallio!

Food market Alepa has answered for my silent calls about getting a 24h market in Kallio. I'm especially kind of a person who stays up late (or until early in the morning). Also one thing is that I never have anything too much at my home, meaning food products. All I have is lentils and rice, but sometimes I start wanting something else in the night. Like ice cream...

I can never buy a litre of ice cream, because I won't stop eating it and I will replace my meals with it. Yesss.....No self control...

Now I can go to market any time of the night! This market is less than 1 km away from me. There's one 24h Alepa in Töölö, but it's too far away. And I think this Alepa in Kallio will make much betetr business than the one in Töölö, because in Kallio there are lot's of people who live like vampires.

Hämeentie 25

342nd issue: FLOW-WOW!

Tomorrow it starts - Flow festival! I was upset, because tickets got sold out so fast, but I'm so happy that my friends helped me to get one guest ticket :) I'm soooooo happy. There's no summer without Flow.

Here you can see what I'm going to go and listen.

Tomorrow, come fast fast faster!

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

340th issue: SAVE ALPPIPUISTO!

I have been writing about Alppipuisto (English: the Alp park), the park next to Linnanmäki (Amusement park in Helsinki). Now I noticed from Facebook, that there are some plans coming to this wonderful park...

A short introduce to Alppipuisto: it's a park where mostly hippies like to go because when you are there, you feel like in a secret park middle of forest. During the summer there are heaps of free festivals and smaller concerts which bring people together. What makes these fesivals possible so close to living are is the actual location of the park: the sound doesn't bother people living near because of Alppipuisto's geomethrical shape.

Pisara track.
So what's gonna hapen? They are planning on building Pisara-rata (English: drop track) which is meant trains. VR (Finnish railway company) has had huge problems with their trains: often trains are late or get broken and it's not very nice when this happens during the rush hour (ok, rush hour in Helsinki is a bit different than in Paris, but you know...). Especially during the coldest times of the year some trains just stop working. Trains have feelings too!

It's name is Drop track because of it's drop shape. Track will go partly underground. I think the whole idea is good, and I'm used to see this kind of solutions in other countries, but c'mon, they think about greener Helsinki, but WHAT'S UP? They are going to spoil at the same time the greenest side of Alp Park! Yes, this planned Drop track happens to go just partly through Alp park.

What is this? What's the point?

Here you can see how much things has there been this summer. For people, for free. This kind of happenings are important for Finnish people, because during the winter people hide inside their homes and there isn't much happening. Some gigs, yeah, but no a place where everybody could go... Social happenings are important for people!

I found this picture and I think it's actually the planned bit from Alppipuisto!
Here you can read more about Pisara track (only in Finnish)

SAVE ALPPIPUISTO! No one should touch parks, they are places which are open for everyone. ARGH!

(Pictures from Liikennevirasto)

Monday, 8 August 2011

338th issue: Restaurant day in Helsinki

There's going to be second Restaurant day in Helsinki! It's going to be organized 21.8.11. I'm going to be in Berlin that time, but if you are in Helsinki take part in this fun happening. A nice way to see the other Helsinki - urban and openminded one.

More info and pictures HERE
on Facebook HERE

Sunday, 7 August 2011

338th issue: SlutWalk was a success, as well!

Something around 4,000 people took part in SlutWalk demonstrarion in Helsinki! This is a huge amount, comparing that there are only 591 306 people living in Helsinki (based on Wikipedia). And if we think about the narrowmindness of Finnish people, 4,000 people is more than better!

I didn't manage to go there, because I was too busy on making myself looking like a slut.

I have to tell, that one night/morning I was coming home from clubbing. I had my red pants on and high heels. Well, I always have high heels, but those red pants I bough from my last trip in Istanbul, after my aunt forced me to get them because "red pants are now high fashion here, you have to buy them!"

I was drunk, which doesn't surprise anyone probably. I was walking home from Sörnäinen where my friends dropped me with taxi. Well, I started to walk. There were lot's of people in the street who were going after party or home. Then this guy came to talk to me. I kept walking, but I'm not kind of person who tells anyone to fuck off. So he was walk with me. Still, I didn't tell him to fuck off, I though he would leave soon.

Anyway, after he kind of started to walk with me for too long, I asked him where he lives. He said "there" and pointed other way. So I said "So, maybe you should turn around then", but he didn't. In this point the situation became awkward and I said something like "ok, good night then!" and started walking faster, when he grabbed my ass in a very nasty way. Not like squeezing or anything. The nasty way.

I just became so angry. Still I'm not the kind of person who would yell "fuck off you...", or in some situations I am, but as this male person was African I didn't want to be bad towards him, because racism has been so top issue in Finland for a while.

After being angry for 2 seconds, I became sad. Why did he do it? I always want to support foreigners, I think it's important to mix cultures and get influences from other cultures. Also I like the culture in many African countries. I know so many nice Africans - or I mean people who come fro mAfrican countries.

Many of my friends told me "well, you shouldn't walk home alone", but hey, I ve been traveling alone in Taiwan, Australia, NZ, Japan, Indonesia, South Korea, China,.... I've been to Cape Town and went put alone after 6pm (because I didn't know how dangerous the city is). I don't want to live in a fear, but this kind of sexual harashment I lived for the first time, and I think it was all because of my red pants... Some men think red is the color of sex and porn, for me it's a visual thing...

HFUT is rising again!