Saturday, 10 September 2011

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

366th issue: Loft houses in Helsinki?

Yesterday I was daydreaming about buying an apartment one day. Even if I wouldn't stay in Finland forever, it would be nice to own apartment in here...

First I was looking at around 40 sq meter apartments from Punavuori. They were nice, but there was on problem: all of them were so dark! No proper windows. I need HUGE windows, I need to have a nice view from my window. Windows are like paintings, but even better, because here the scenery changes four times a year because of the seasons.

Pretty fast I realized it's a loft apartment that I want. Nothing else matches my dreams - it must be loft.

Happily I noticed there are pretty good mount of loft apartments in Helsinki. Some of them are already on sale, some of them just about to come on sale. For me again it's important to live in the central, so that rises up the prices.  But there were new loft apartment areas in Arabianranta and Tali (both about 20 min away from central Helsinki by bus). Also there are new loft apartments pretty near Kallio, in Alppila

Then I found this new place from Hernesaari (just next to Punavuori), which matched all my dreams (and as we're talking about dreams, the price doesn't matter. If it was real I wouldn't even be writing this post... ;)). It's in this building:

The apartments are not ready now, but are on sale. The one I would like to buy is  They have also sauna's in them (well, I'm not that sauna person, but it's a nice bonus, eh?). One example from the apartment I would like have: 56,5 m², 2h+kk+s, 348 900,00 €. 

Why wasn't I born a golden spoon in my ass?

Monday, 5 September 2011

365th issue: Education is free in Finland?

No way, it's a lie.

In my studies usually we have some company that has ordered something from our school. That always contains money, so they pay for my school for ready works. We - as student's - make this works to get ECTS, meaning the ones we collect to graduate. We spend our time and even our own money to complete these works. Our school gets the payment.

So, actually we are paying for our own education!

I see a loophole.

I have personally decided not to do anything for free anymore. Especially for my school I won't do anymore anything. I will do everything under my own name and get ECTS like that. Schools are robbing the students, and even what's the worse part: schools are robbing students ideas and touch!

364th issue: A place that will be destroyed...

Recently there has been lot's of happenings in one special place: Kalasataman Konttiaukio (Engl. Kalasatama container square(?))

There has been gigs, clubs, exhibitions, open air cinema... etc. There are seven differents containers, which each include different kind of things inside them.

I found a very good picture of these containers from I put it here to because it's only in Finnish...

1. Free container, 2. Storage container, 3. Conference container, 4. Bermuda container, 5. Unknown gallery container, 6. Container of University of Fine Arts (Aalto University), 7. Picture container.
 So, this whole container square is basically an art blast! Even if it's almost end of the summer, there are still happenings organized. Check out events here.

Next year? Oh well, this area is not going to stay like this. Huge amount of block of flat's will be built in this area, meaning soon container square will be history. From my point of view Helsinki needs this kind of places, where art, music and culture meets. It's a very good representation for high culture. We don't need no Music Centre, which cost something like 120 000 000 €, we just need space and containers!

More info about Kalasatama container square here.
More about Kalasatama's future can be found here.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

363rd issue: Thumbs up for Ivana Helsinki!

According to Elle Finland, Ivana Helsinki will be in New York Fashion Week. This will be Ivana Helsinki's third time in NYFW.

Welldone Ivana Helsinki!

Check out Ivana Helsinki's website here.

New York Fashion Week

362nd issue: Finnish people love to complain

I'm not sure if I have written about this before, but as it seems that nothing happens, I will keep on repeating myself...

I will generalize again, because there are so many people doing this that it's not worth of putting the amount in procents.

Where I'm coming is that complaining faceless and finding always the negativity of everything is our favorite aspect. Why? I don't know WHY, but I know that it has something deeper inside it: feeling like outsider and starting to blame other people for that.

I was just reading news about Punajuuri Block Party which was held yesterday in Punavuori. There was similar party in Kallio about a month ago and it was a success. These happenings sucked lot's of people in them as there was free music and other stuff around. I think the best part of this kind of parties are that people come together.

What's up?

Well, as I was reading the news about yesterdays party, I couldn't avoid seeing the comment box after the news:

"Again a very good reason to trash/shit around the surrounding" - Sirkku

"Circenses for common people" - hohhoi

(Comments from here)


I understand that there's freedom of speech, but c'mon, those complaining people seem like they don't have any other life than sit at home and feel angst towards society. We don't even want to get cosmopolitan and try to make Helsinki a better place, we hate everything new. And by the way, Russians may attack any moment!

HFUT is rising again!