Monday, 30 December 2013

Video as part of my One BSR blog

We had the chance to go and discover three countries as part of One BSR blog. I made a video of our trip... Helsinki included!


Saturday, 28 December 2013

I made a piece of shit. It's very raw. Raw piece of shit.



Flesh from EsinAamutuuli on Vimeo.

Friday, 27 December 2013

HFUT gives all support to the people fighting in Gezi!


Finally Erdogan got busted. Who thought he had clean flour in his flour bag?

Real recognizes real - Erdogan, you are dead man to me!

Keep on fighting people in Gezi and all over Turkey. Fearless fighters, the world adores you!



Thursday, 26 December 2013

Answering questions: "Find friends in Helsinki"

1. get drunk
2. go to the city

there you go.

If you didn't know how beautiful city Helsinki actually is...


Answering questions: "Finnish men hard working"

Why Finland is doing so well in world business? Because we work hard. Working keeps us apart from reality which is depressing especially from end of September to beginning of March. We work hard that time would go faster. During the winter there's so much less to do in Finland, really. We can't go and hang out in the park with friends, no way. We work and in the evenings we are tired - so we sleep. During weekends we drink ourselves almost dead, so that's why we try to work hard also during weekdays to prove ourself that "I don't have alcohol problem", but middle of the week it changes to "this weekend I can drink as I've been working so hard".

So, we work hard because it's dark and boring but also because we try to prove that we don't have alcohol problem but then also to prove ourself that we deserve to have shots of Jallu and many pints of beer.

From my point of view.

Did you know...

That the doors in Finland open always outward.

This has its roots back in 19th century. Lots churches burnt during those times in Finland and they just decided that doors has to open outward that people can escape. This also loosens a bit the thought that Finland would be police capital - cops can't just go in someones apartment by kicking the door open because it just wont work.

Yeah.

Source: Wikipedia

Moomins are building their summer cottage in Japan?

Well, it won't surprise much if Moomins would move to Japan forever as their fame in this lovely country is phenomenal. It's always nice to hear that some Finnish product is selling abroad - this keeps our country in stable money wise. 

The good news in this is that Finnish playground equipment company Puuha Group will built the Moomin park in Tokyo, so it wont be made in China. I guess. Or hope. 

There's already one Moomin park (better known as Moomin land) in Naantali, Finland. I haven't personally ever been there, but I guess the visitors are mostly from Japan and therefore they have decided to build one in Japan too. Actually, the target audience for the park in Tokyo will be women at the age 20 to 40. 

They have maybe grown up watching Moomins and as Moomins are not only for children, there are some things in those stories which you understand when you are grown up. And original Moomins drink looots of alcohol. And eat different kind of substances. Just sayin'.

It hasn't confirmed yet if the park will rise in Tokyo, but there's a huge possibility. Hopefully it will happen!

Source: Iltasanomat

Finnish journalism

There's new wave of young journalists in Finland. There's also a new trend.

New trend started after Li Andersson (Green Party) and Susanna Koski (NCP) had debate on TV. Andersson used one word that is not used in daily language, so it's kind of "civilized word". Koski look at her with open mouth, meaning she didn't understand this word. Then Andersson made her caught that she is much more "sophisticated".

All support to Andersson from me. I think she did well in this debate. But... then there are these young journalists who noticed the power of using civilized words. They use them nowadays so often in each thing they write, just to prove that their readers are stupid. Ok, fair enough, as Slavoj Zizek said "99% of people are boring idiots" - yes I agree - but these young journalists don't remember that most of these civilized words come from Latin and Finnish is not related to Latin language. So if people don't know the meaning of "presque vu"it's not that they are stupid, it's not just something Finns would use when they are discussing. It would sound mega stupid.

But this is the new trend and I don't know why these young journalists do this. Why they try to prove that their readers are unsophisticated. Readers are the ones that matter, not those words with which you try to prove that you know how to say it in French.


Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Sauna post: swimming halls and rentable saunas

All of my sauna posts have been great success. What's up with people Google sauna so much? Is it a must do when visiting Finland? I don't get it. I don't understand "a must do"-things at all. Boring people have must do list. What I prefer is to go and discover, start from pale table.

But here it is, once again - a fucking sauna post.

Swimming halls have saunas in Finland. Women and men don't mostly go to sauna together in these as they are located in each gender's side. There are many swimming halls in Helsinki. One bigger one is Mäkelärinteen uimahalli in Mäkelärinne.  It costs 6,30€ for adults and 3,20€ for students.

Yrjönkatu swimming hall is worth of visiting. It's a bit different: they have naked swimming hours for men and women, also each day is different for women and men. They have different kinds of saunas available and it's also historical building and worth of visiting! Read more about Yrjönkatu here . Open visit costs 5€.

If there is bigger group of you, there are saunas which you can rent. It costs sure money, but then you'll have the place for your group for the evening. It's nice way to spend time. Here you can see a list of rentable saunas (sorry, only in Finnish).

Also gym's have their own saunas.


Bitcoin automat in Helsinki!

Bitcoin is going to turn the world upside down. The first Bitcoin automat was settled in record store Levykauppa Äx in central Helsinki. With this automat you can switch Euro to Bitcoins. Interesting, huh!

Bittiraha.fi takes 5% of your purchase, so it's not that good deal, but decent. 

Where?
Levykauppa Äx

Address?
Helsinki Railway Station 

Friday, 20 December 2013

"How to flirt with a Finnish guy"

I'm going to start answering some questions. Let's start with "how to flirt with a Finnish guy".

Finnish guys don't much understand if you flirt with them. We, Finns, are not that flirty people. We like to say things as they are, like I-want-to-go-out-with-you. I find this a bit too no-no. It's too fast, but still I've heard this many times and I almost always answer "yeeees yeeees" (read: "not gonna happen").

Smile is always good. Men like girls who smile. Don't bring up your personality first that much. Just smile. Later you can start showing how bitchy person you might be, but if you want a Finnish guys attention, keep on smiling. You don't even have to talk to him or ask stupid questions like "how are you today" and other stupid small talk. We, Finns, don't do small talk and especially if you ask us "how are you today?" we kind of feel awkward as you can answer this question "good" or "bad" and we don't like to express our feelings this way.

We like to analyze how shit the world is and stuff. Or how drunk we were last night, lost our cell phone, fall a sleep on hallway, vomited while sleeping.. and stuff. So, I prefer you should just smile. That's the best way to flirt to Finnish guy.


Have you visited yet? www.hiddentreasurehelsinki.com

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Continuing with pizza!

Fancy 17€ pizza sounds maybe too harsh to expats ears. When I travel, I don't count in my daily budget 17€ to each food portion I have during the day. I don't have that money. So, how about trying something not that fancy, but cheap and tasty?

The place to eat pizza with local peeps is called Mäkikupla in Kallio. Normally you go and have a pizza and a pint of beer. I usually take stronger beer, which we call "nelos kalja". Usually beers served on tap are a "kolmos kalja", meaning it's alcohol is 4.7%, when stronger is 5.2%. But one thing is sure: have beer with your Mäkikupla pizza.

Mäkikupla looks like a small pub, and yes, there are some local alcoholics sitting along. This makes this place very special, worth of visiting.

Prices are 6,50-9,50€. My favorite is Pinato which has spinach, zucchini, broccoli, artichoke.

But please remember to keep your belongings under your eyes. Once we were there with my friend and some narcotic addict crack head stole my friends phone from the table while she was on toilet and I was sitting there. Yap. But it's not Mäkikupla's fault, it's that the surrounding is not as fancy....

Where?
Torkkelinkatu 4 in Kallio

And it's open until 2 am!

Visit web

The best pizza in Helsinki?

So, you go to Helsinki and you kind of want to try how we serve pizza in Finland. You know, many places have their own twist in pizza.

As I have been away from Finland for over a year, I have been only following from social media what's hot. Constantly (especially during summer time) people write about Skiffer's pizza. Ok, so Helsinki is kind of a place where one thing is trendy and then everybody hype it. So that's why I kind of doubt things when people hype things out loud, but when I saw photos of Skiffer's pizzas I started to think that place might really have potential to be the best pizza place in Helsinki.

So, I can't say it's the best as I haven't tasted it, but let's have a look on the list...

Ok, first one is with buffalo mozzarella and artichoke. Slightly boring to my ear. Next one goat cheese, strawberries and pine nuts. Boring, and especially during winter you can't get very tasty strawberries from Finland sooo, hmm...

Fourth sounds interesting: vendace, smoked salmon, roe, fennel and poached egg. Yes, this is different, but leave salmons alone. They're over fished at the moment :(

Fifth is Surf&Turf, which I have seen (on Instagram) many people eating. It has chorizo salami, noble crayfish and fresh chili pepper. Ok, sounds interesting, but I don't understand this chorizo trend in Finland. It has been on for three years now.

Ok, so I can't continue reading the menu as I have something negative to say about each pizza on the list. But I haven't tasted them. Everyone who has, have been saying they are good.

And at the end I have to mention the prices... 14-17€.

Hello Finland.

See the list here 
Visit Skiffer's webpage

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

HFUT on Facebook!

Year ago I made a Fb-page for HFUT. Did I keep it updated? No way. Do I look like a person who can focus on one thing at a time?

But now I have decided to try! So like HFUT on Fb and you'll stay tuned on my latest posts. Maybe. I mean, if I'm interested on keeping it updated. U know me..

But in it's best it can grow into good social network where people can share experiences and advices. HAWT!

Like it here :)

Jörn Donner dropped a bomb - not like Americas in Hiroshima

Finnish politician Jörn Donner thinks that Finland shouldn't send anyone to Sotshi Olympics. Russia, or lets not generalize in this case, Mr. Putin and his little dogs have made so clear that Russia is way behind in civilization (we all have seen the pictures how gay people are treated in Russia, right?)

So, from Mr. Donner opinion Finland shouldn't participate.

I totally agree. Thumbs up for Jörn!

Ps. Ok, Jörn says that Finland would save millions with this, but country like Finland, do we think about money? Our country spits money like Bitcoin machine... But we're next to Russia so we can't tell our opinion. You know...

Source: Iltalehti

Darkness, finland, depression, nothing interests...

I hate darkness. Living without sunlight makes me immediately depressed and turns me into negative person. I know I'm not like this normally, but hey flowers need sunshine too to stay alive.

Superfoods are well worshipped products. I don't like worshipping, except satan when it's dark and I hate everything. Except satan.

I started to dope maca root powder and it helped me a lot. It doesn't taste so good, but don't mind the taste - it really helps to balance your hormone levels. It also hats plenty of vitamins that boost your immunine system. 

So, if you are in Finland and not feeling motivated, get some maca root powder and drink one glass in the morning. You'll understand what I mean :)

You can get it from Ruohonjuuri eco shop or from bigger food markets! Cheapest you get it if you order from iHerb.

Partying in Helsinki

You know there are plenty of shit holes in Helsinki. I mean, some of the clubs play just so bad music that it makes you depress. Ok, if you are just going to hit on girls, then the music doesn't matter, but I like to go out for the music, not to score.

There's this new club which opened this year called Kaiku. Ok, there's this one other place that is called as Finland's Berghain, but we all know that you can't call any club in Finland as Berghain.

But now I focus on Kaiku, which has great music nights. I'm talking about techno and tech-house. Lot's of great DJ's are coming to play there, such as DJ's known from Berghain (Ostgut Ton residents) and plenty of more. Big thumbs for Kaiku for bringing Helsinki some Berlin sound!

One negative side is that bars close at 4 am, Kaiku as well. But then you can go to After hours in Playground where good music continues :)

Check out Kaiku
Check out Playground

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I'm mentioning lot's of products in my posts. Sometimes there are products that should be mentioned, but I might have a hole in my knowledge.

If you have a product that would fit in my posts, I'm open to have a look would it fit in my posts!

HFUT has 3000-5000 readers a month (depending how active I am). I prefer supporting local products and business owners.

So, if you fit in this category, contact me and let's have a chat if I could support your product!

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Looking forward to hear from you!

Christmas time in Finland

I know, if you are an expat and in Finland during Christmas time, it can get preeeeetty lonely. We Finns like to stick with our families, u know. You go to Facebook, no one's online. You go out, no one's there. It's lonely. I've heard there are some bars open in Helsinki and actually nowadays more and more people skip family Christmas because of broken family relations.

Like here in Berlin I have many Finnish friends who are not going home for Christmas. I'm one of them. I don't like Christmas - I don't understand why the whole family should pretend that it's nice to be together because rest of the year we're not having good flow.

Sources tell me that these bars are open Christmas evening:

Siltanen, Bar Loose, ... ok, rest of the bars I'm not even writing here because they are so horrible shitholes.

Actually I think that even my favorite bar, Om'Pu is open. And yes it is, and there's even Dj playing. Go to Om'Pu, it's always great fun there!

Finnish singer/actor: Vesa-Matti Loiri

I've been writing a lot about Aki Kaurismäki and many of actors and actresses who perform in his movies. Sure there are plenty of other personalities in Finland. One to mention is Vesa-Matti Loiri, aka Vesku (68), who has been performing in movies since he was a young bloke.

I'm not going to write his biography here, you can check it out from Wikipedia, but I'm going to focus on writing how awesome man he is nowadays. In Helsingin Sanomat Father's Day special they had interview Vesku and his son Joonas. The topic is that "You couldn't call Vesku as a dad". I think this kind of honesty is good to bring up as an example how even people who have succeed in fame are maybe not so successful in family life.

Vesku also admits that he was a bad dad and that now it hurts him. He promised his child, Joonas, things such as going to amusement park and he didn't appear to pick Joonas up. Joonas waited him for hours. Put yourself in Joonas' shoes - a child waiting for his dad for hours. That leaves deep scarves in life for sure. It's all psychological and parents don't always realize how they damage their children's future.

By these times Vesku was performing in movies and everyone knew him, but other side his family was suffering.

Vesku tells in the interview that the older he gets, the more he has started to understand the meaning of family. Well, it's never too late and the most important thing is to understand this - and for other people learn how to forgive.

Nowadays Vesku performs even in Finnish clothing brand Makia's catalog photos.


Photo from here
Source: Helsingin Sanomat

Words with different meanings: Keissi

In Finnish there are several words with multiple meanings. And Finnish is not like French that you play with tones - no no - if you say "keissi", you say it with same tone but it has different meaning.

So if someone says "Mikä keissi!" it can mean:


A case of beer


A beer belly

Or basically a case, like when there's this case and this case. How do you explain this word... Like police has a case - a murder case. Yes.

And now you wonder what "keissi" actually means? Well, basically it means "case". In real Finnish you don't call a pack of beer or a beer belly "keissi", but somehow slang has shaped the word in this form.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Jobless in Finland, noo problem!

Finland is the country of rules. We probably have the most rules in world after Japan. Ok, North Korea, China or Russia don't count in this because they are not following democracy.

Now they have started to loose some rules, one is for people without jobs. In 2014 jobless person gets 32,66 € a day. That makes 979 € a month. Hey that's actually pretty much! Sure it minuses taxes, approx. 10%. Before jobless person couldn't work - makes sense - but in a way it doesn't. You know how shitty it is to be without function in your life. And then one day someone offers you a freelance job and you can't take it because it will fuck up your money you get from government. And then we have a problem.

Next year person without a job can earn 300€ a month and get the government support money for being jobless. This is fantastic! Thank you Finland for improving. Maybe one day I'll move back if you keep on changing this way!

More positive news!

Flying arrogant object

If you visit Helsinki and see flying arrogant sign up in the sky, don't hesitate - it's only an airplane that someone decided to make graffiti on.

Yes, you red right. This happened in Malmi airport which runs for small airplanes. One morning one of the airplanes had graffiti saying "leso", meaning in Finnish slang "arrogant".

And this is how it looks like:



LOOK AT IT! Look at the colors. It's match made in heaven!

They promise 1000€ reward to anyone who wants to fuck up the person who made this. I'd prefer the graffiti staying there.

Source: Helsingin Sanomat / photo too

Finnish drug police are so funny

Imagine you working as a drug police. A cop. You are the example for all the citizens, you follow the law and everyone adores you. You are like superman of the country.

But then there are Finnish drug police's. They do their work, yes. They arrest people who are sending or receiving drugs. They walk around with their drug dogs, arrest hippies in the street carrying 2 grams of weed.

What happens to the drugs? Don't know about that, but Finnish drug cops have been caught about using drugs. One of the main dude is head of drug polices, Police Commissioner Jari Aarnio, who is suspected on helping delivering drugs, accepting bribe's,.. and lot's of other things.

Keep on doupin' Finnish cops!

Source: Uusi Suomi

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Uu, forest - we must destroy it!


You know, East Helsinki used to be the bad ass area. It was filled with alcoholics (actually it still is), drug users, many immigrants and mentally fucked up people. During evenings you didn't want to walk alone there.

Actually I feel sorry for the immigrants who had to move there. Though, nowadays East Helsinki has become safer. Like I wrote, there are still plenty of alcoholics, but the whole Finland is anyway filled with them. The main reason East Helsinki to clean up (from my point of view) is that apartment rents in Central Helsinki area have rise so much that it's better to move to East Helsinki, where rent's are not that high - yet - and you get big apartment for the price you'd get a shit hole (also known as suicide box) in Central Helsinki.

I rarely travel to East Helsinki and my knowledge about the area is very little. But what I have noticed every time I visit there is how green it is there! Lot's of trees and green areas. The sea is near by too. Sounds like a paradise, huh?

Yes, in a way it is paradise. Though I think the architecture in East Helsinki is horrible. Houses are new there, so yeah... you know that Finnish architecture is world known, but... well... in East Helsinki all the blocks of flats are very ugly. Very suburb looking, you know.

SO! What now? They're planning about cutting some forests and green areas of Meri-Rastila (one of suburbs in East Helsinki) and build more houses there. How clever, isn't it! Especially in Finland, its so fucking clever to make more houses in Helsinki, soon we're going to be like New Zealand - 4 million people living in the capital and 1 million around Finland.

What's wrong with the brain of people who have the power for deciding things? Let's cut the forests, hooray!

The area that is in danger
My anger level: VERY HIGH.

Photo source here

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Racism keeps on shining in Finnish media

Me and my Finnish friend were sitting in a bar here in Berlin. One berliner came to talk to us. Somehow we ended up telling him how racist country Finland actually is. He was surprised.

6.12. is Finland's Independence Day. It's all about our grandpa's fighting in the war against Russians, lot's of vodka and little Finland winning it's independence. If we simplify the whole scenario.

Let's not always focus on thinking about the past. Like my grandpa, he never talked about the war. He was happy to have his children and grandchildren around. He was happy to be alive to see us. He was a truly loving person, though he did kill many people during the war. But the least thing he wanted was to people to fight and kill each other. He was kind of forced to do so, for his own country.

There are not that many war veterans alive anymore in Finland, but for example in my generation, all of us grandpa's did fought in war. I didn't learn from my grandpa to hate people, I learnt to love everything that surrounds me. Especially cats, my grandpa loved cats. Early in times my grandpa and grandma would accommodate gypsies traveling around Finland. They didn't care about where you come from or who you are, they wanted to share what they have with anyone who passed by.

And I bet there were plenty of families like this. 

Then something happened beginning to late 80's. More and more exiles started to come to Finland. Biggest wave came from Somalia. They got so much shit from Finnish people: many of Finns would always consider them as thief's, even news papers wanted to show them on bad light. Ok, I study journalism and if my collages would ever write something racist, I would definitely think that they are not being professionals. But those times it was normal.

Nowadays these Somalians are Finnish citizens. They speak even more fluent Finnish than I do. And you know how easy language Finnish is to learn. I mean, these Somalians have seen really an effort to fit in Finnish society. Still, really STILL there are people in Finland, who comment about their skin color, tell them to move away from Finland, back to Somalia, and yell insulting words. 

I mean, these people who are acting like assholes to these Somalians, who have fucking lived almost 30-years in Finland, educated themselves, learnt the language, learnt the culture - how do some people really dare to tell someone who has escaped from middle of war to a fucking strange country called Finland - to fuck off?
   
I know that my grandpa would have opened his heart to anyone who has seen the war and managed to escape from such horror.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Donating has become gay friendly - wait, what?

Ok, let's not talk about politics in this case.

Let's talk about something much important. One rising amount in medical needs has been blood. Yes, that red stuff running in our veins. Only in cancer treatments blood is very important as platelets are used part of the treatment. And you know how this world is nowadays fucked up and most of us get cancer - it's not anymore family illness, most of the clothes we wear have bad chemicals and food that we eat is filled with unknown stuff.

Help is needed, we need people to donate blood.

Since HIV transferred from monkeys to people (yeah, does someone still believe this story?) men who have sex with same gender, haven't been able to donate blood. How many of gay have HIV? Nowadays it's family guys who go to Thailand and fuck prostitutes for a little amount of money. Then they return home and give this souvenir to their wife.

Gladly change has happened - I mean now men who have sex with same gender can donate blood in Finland!

Check out SPR - page (in English). There you can see even blood barometer.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Checkpoint Helsinki

Checkpoint? Well, all the artists can't always be so creative on inventing names.

After I started to read about this new project that got just funding, I got very surprised on what Finland funds...

First thing is, that I hope this project will start running, because we had Helsinki Design Capital and it was just a huge failure. It was all about advertising big Finnish companies. My friend Antti says that art is the oldest appearance of capitalism, but hey c'mon, do we really have to make it so clear like they made it during HDC.

Ok, so Checkpoint Helsinki is about visual arts; about performance arts for example. This project will be running for 3 years and its said to be the thing that is instead of Guggenheim (we had huge war in Finland, because most of citizens didn't want Guggenheim in Finland).

Checkpoint Helsinki has had already one performance art, in which Turkish artist was giving books from fire truck. If their released projects are like this one, I totally support, because of the things happening in Turkey - people should read more books.

But lets see how Checkpoint starts running. I hope well.

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Into great parties? Here's one!

There has been fantastic parties at Konttiaukio, in Suvilahti. Now it's end of summer in Finland (as it's considered, George don't blame me!) and outdoor parties are picking their bags.

Staring on early morning at 4 am on 7th of September and ending on Sunday, there will be this great party going on. List had more than 20 DJ's from techno to dub to even psy. Eww, psy.. But techno, deep techno, maybe some tech-house too. Ambient is always good.

It costs 5-10€ depending on day. Support your local artist. 

Check out more here (only in Finnish)


(EDIT:  Sorries, I had totally wrong location written here, check the right place from their FB-page)

Our ex President is a hero

Yesterday there was a picture on Facebook, in which Finland's ex President Tarja Halonen (SDP) was garbage picking. In Finnish it' called "dyykkaus".

In many countries people do this in different scales. And actually you can find pretty good stuff this way. Real recycling, against capitalism.

But hey, it was our ex President. But Tarja is like this, she's been always in the same level with citizens. And thats why I love her so much. Now our president is Sauli Niinistö (NCP) and oh man... Well, maybe I keep my opinion as my own.


Mista lava lava

As this blog has followed my love life - too - I have some news. Funny news.

So, I move to Berlin - the city which is packed with international interesting men. I go to a club and just sit there my mouth open - so many hot men are surrounding me. People are also nice as I find so many people having same kind of interests with me. For the first time in my life. 

What happens? I meet a Finnish man. In Berlin. I will tell more when the situations get more clear. At the moment we are HAVING SOME GOD DAMN DIFFICULTIES!

Lol.

Trendy food, trendy food

Finnish people are so funny. Yes I'm generalizing. Again. Again George from shitland is going to get angry to me by emailing "I have one friend from Finland and he said it's not like that". Suck balls, George. I bet I have bigger friend connection in Finland than your imaginary Finnish friend.

Ok, temper down.

Every now and then there jumps up some new food trend in Finland. If you mention word "Avocado pasta" to someone Finnish, they will straight away start telling you how delicious it is. It was a huge trend a year ago. Some markets ran out of avocados because of this. Then there was horse meat trend after Findus scandal. Also there has been rhubarb pie trend. But the biggest was definitely avocado pasta trend.

Now avocado pasta has got something that competes: kale chips. E V E R Y B O D Y talks about kale chips. Shut up George, when I say EVERYBODY I'm not only generalizing, I am also pointing to whole Finland.

I havent tasted kale chips, but my cousin made them yesterday and said her apartment smelled like death after that. Maybe I stick on seaweed chips with wasabi taste...

Ps. I forgot: there was also coconut oil trend. I am victim of that trend too.




Hey there!

I have a new blog that is in English. Its not subjecting Helsinki, its more about my life, Berlin and my projects. Its trying to be English version of my Finnish blog...

Welcome to read it :)

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Ok, I'm here and I'm not

Hello Hello!

I got some e-mails. People got confused where did HFUT go. Well, basically I live now in Berlin and I don't have so much inspiration to write about HElsinki. Sometimes I write to this new blog site in NewsWave, which is run by Ars Baltica and I'm writing for One BSR.

I started HFUT yeaaars ago, so most of the stuff here are old. Also Helsinki has changed, so read these writings by knowing that. I don't want any George from Shitland to write me that some things arent true what I write or that I'm just a poor and ugly person who has disorders.

Enjoy.

:D

Friday, 28 June 2013

Frustrated people

Lately there has been some frustrated people writing to this blog. I read them, but I don't publish them, because they are written Anonymously. I write my blog with my face, you reply to me with yours.

Deal?

Monday, 13 May 2013

Helsinki photos from May













Restaurant Day is comiing!

Restaurant Day has become super popular. The popularity of Restaurant Day has just surprised everyone. Especially in Finland, where everything is well controlled. The movement for loosen tight rules has started and rolling forward well.

Happy days!

Next Restaurant Day is taking part on May 18th. It will be organized once a month, around Helsinki. Check out more information here.

This year there will be around 1167 restaurants available. You can check locations of restaurants from here.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Mega flea market!

Beginning of the rent contract for famous Valtteri flea market ended. This left a huge hole in many peoples Sunday life. But there's a new thing coming instead! Not in the same spot where Valtteri used to be, this one is in Pasila. It's actually exhibition hall! 

It's going to be a mega flea market.

This flea market will be organized weekends, if there's no exhibitions. First time will take part on 16th of June!

I couldn't resist to go and read the comment box. One of my favorite thing is to read comment boxes because people are always so negative on them. And again people were. Some people were so sure that it will cost 16 € to get in and 9 € for parking. One person wrote: "Poor people down!" One commenter was thinking will one table cost 2500€ - just like they do when there's exhibition. 

Seriously, are these people trolling? 

Then someone threw facts on the table: if you are going to sell you stuff, one table costs 35€ and it includes that 9€ parking fee. Free entrance.

People are always scared of the worst case scenario and they don't bother to do some research to get the right answers. They rather live in their negative illusion. 

But hey, we're getting a new flea market!

Check out FinnExpo for dates

Monday, 6 May 2013

YLE x Russian

There are plenty of Russians living in Finland. Many of them have different background: one has married a Finnish man (this is the most cliché reason), one is studying here, one has moved here because of Finnish roots... Also, during summer there are plenty of Russian tourists.

Yleisradio aka Yle aka Finland's BBC is starting to broadcast Russian news for Russian natives. Novosti Yle - called program will come once a day, starting 13th of May.  

Davai davai!

Ferris wheel!

In Katajanokka (which I have been writing earlier this week as well) there's another empty place. Wow, this area is so near to the city and it has so much empty place, isn't it weird? Slightly. Katajanokka has been totally forgotten, when those big people who decide about things have been focusing in filling with buildings Suvilahti area (which is very popular among people, while no one goes to Katajanokka). So, destroy the areas where people want to spend time, and keep empty places that no one goes? This time I have good news about Katajanokka, again. There will be a huge ferris wheel! Or it's not sure yet, but pretty sure. Planned ferris wheel should be ready in May, if everything goes well. There's another ferris wheel in Helsinki too - in Linnanmäki amusement park. Linnanmäki (later mentioned as Lintsi) is not in central Helsinki, so you see different things from the one in Lintsi. Katajanokka area is right next to the sea, so this ferris wheel for 300 people will give you a beautiful view to the sea and the islands surrounding Helsinki, but also to the city. In the spot, where ferris wheel will be built, there was first planned Guggenheim museum. But as many people consider this kinds of museums as high culture places, and as it was pretty expensive to built this building, the project didn't start. But now there's another new funny news: Jyrki Katainen (NCP) has given 700,000€ support money for philosopher, Pekka Himanen,  to do research. The problem is, that the case seems like begun in sauna, meaning that Mr. Katainen forgot that tose 700,000€ come from Finland state. And he also forgot that he has to compete all the researchers. Noo, I rather hire my friend. Mr. Katainen forgot that Finland state isn't his own company. Finland state is owned by its all citizens. But ferris wheel, ferris wheel, ferris wheel! We're going to have a ferris wheel!

Ticket inspectors aka Smurfs

As I have wrote, it costs you 80 € if you travel without ticket in Helsinki public transportation. Ouch. A couple of day ago I found this great Facebook-page where people warn others about Smurfs. They write on what train/metro/tram they are and where they have seen the Smurfs. This is really great idea! It's in Finnish, but you can use Bing to translate. Sharing is caring. I love this!

Check out SMURFFITUTKA

Ps. People are planning on making an Smurf-application too. This way you could follow where the Smurfs are going real time!

Finnish people are funny :D

Mayday in Helsinki

Picture from Kaivopuisto

Saturday, 4 May 2013

670th issue: Finnish men vol. 568

I have totally noticed something new about Finnish men. Ok, again I am generalizing and I shouldn't write that ALL of them are like this. But actually, quite many are!

Now, since I live in Berlin I have basically changed in my social appearance. What I mean is, that I'm more easy going and open to people. It's just something that happens to most on Finns when they stay abroad for longer period, if they only allow this to happen.

Now I'm in Finland. I decided to stay here for one month. Suddenly it's so easy to have connection with Finnish men (most of Finnish men).

The key is to be open minded and not to give too much effort to any of these men. They all come to you. Yeah, I know it's a bit stupid, because sometimes you want to make friends with someone, but with Finnish guys it doesn't go this way. They come to you.

They are like cats.  

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Helsinki 26.7.2013

You can spot Uspenski Cathedral and famous Kolera-allas (Cholera Basin) in Kauppatori, Helsinki Central

Friday, 5 April 2013

A movie worth of wathing

"A son and a father go on a road trip that turns into a musical journey into the emotional memory and the history of Finnish immigration in Sweden; of shame, guilt, crime, alcoholism, and family secrets."


Ticket inspectors aka Smurfs

As I have wrote, it costs you 80 € if you travel without ticket in Helsinki public transportation. Ouch. A couple of day ago I found this great Facebook-page where people warn others about Smurfs. They write on what train/metro/tram they are and where they have seen the Smurfs. This is really great idea! It's in Finnish, but you can use Bing to translate. Sharing is caring. I love this!

Check out SMURFFITUTKA (only in Finnish, but if you know some, you might save 80€!)

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Some new stuff

New and new.

I added comment box in HFUT! You can write me questions about Helsinki (or what ever) and I will do my best to respond.

Some of you have sent me e-mail and I've been trying to answer them. When HFUT died for a while in 2011-2012 I got many emails, but I just didn't have the time to answer them.

But now: all I have is time!

Also I added some advertisements here, just to support capitalism (and my wallet).

417th issue: No more Valtteri flea market

I didn't know about Valtteri flea market has closed!

Valtteri (later mentioned s Valtsu) was a famous flea market in Vallila. Especially during the sundays this flea market was packed. I've been going to Valtsu as a customer and as a seller for many years. It was a nice way to start Sunday, which usually is the most boring day in Helsinki.

From Valtsu you could find good things for cheap; from clothes to home ware and electronics. And what was the best: the location. I used to live very near by, so it was easy to carry stuff to and from Valtsu.

Also, as Helsinki is pretty homogenic what comes to clothing stores, from Valtsu you could find unique items, which nobody else in Finland had.

Plus, Valtsu is organized indoors.

They decided to close Valtsu, as their rent contract ended. VR, the owner of magazines, rented the place for a company.

Nice. Take everything away from us - normal citizens. Smells like the Krishna case...

This is Helsinki, too!


Friday, 11 January 2013

416th issue: What comes to my mind

Sometimes I read Finnish trash newspapers just to get more annoyed. Usually titles of articles are titled so bad that I start playing a game in my mind. It's called THE REACTION GAME.

It goes like this: you read the title and react with the first thing that comes to your mind.

I'll teach you:

"Kimin auto ensimmäisenä esiin" 
 "Kimi's (Räikkönen) car first out"
My reaction: aha.

Korkojen kera: Sarasvuo teki uuden aluevaltauksen somessa: "Siitähän tulee känniin"

"With heels (Finnish talk show): Sarasvuo made a new branching in some: "It makes you drunk""

My reaction: What is "some?" Is it supposed to be Suomi, like Finland in Finnish? There's a typo obviously. And then, this whole sentence, W T F ?


"Poliisi pesi kätensä Turun itsetyydytysepäilystä"

"Police washed hands from the masturbation case in Turku"

My reaction: RIGHT.

"Täydellinen tyyliopas Katen pukeutumiseen - katso vaatemerkit ja lempivärit"

"A perfect style guide to Kate's style - check out the brands and favorite colors"

My reaction: Why? Why would I want to dress up exactly like Kate? We don't even look the same, or have same color in skin, we have different body shape... Why would I copy her?

"Norjassa velloo "pyllygate" - hiihtokaunottaren takamuksesta nousi häly"


"There's an ass gate milling around in Norway - skiing beauty's  ass made a hullabaloo"

My reaction: this was a very informative news. Now I can stop reading this trash newspaper. And I don't know if "assgate" means really ass gate. And I'm not going to learn it by reading the news.

As you can see, none of these titles were interesting enough to get me to read the actual news. They were so badly titled that my mind spotted always something from them.

I say: trash newspapers.

Source: lltasanomat

415th issue: School project

Video that I made to Environment organization in Helsinki. I did write about this project, in which I was working hard. I did everything alone. Still, our producer didn't like the result, as I didn't follow my original script because of lack of € and camera unit.

But in the video you can see some parts of Helsinki during the summer.

Music, which I originally planned, I had to change and then I had to learn how to make music and this is actually my very first track. Which I'm not proud of at all. But this is how you learn.


Yhteys from EsinAamutuuli on Vimeo.

414th issue: Songs about Helsinki

Thursday, 10 January 2013

413th issue: Finnish men interests




These are the results, how people have ended up to HFUT. You might see something, that is all the time there.

Yes, Finnish men.

People world wide seem to be interested about Finnish mens behavior. I'm not surprised at all about this. From most of my posts you can read my problems with connecting with Finnish guys. And from those posts, you can always spot the sentence "Finns are extremely shy".

That shyness is the main problem. Along shyness most of these guys are traumatized, as I have written.

I really love Finnish men, but only as a friend. They are just so awesome as friends, that it's a shame to ruin this friendship by trying to have a relationship. When I moved to Berlin and started to date guys here (mostly German), my eyes opened. I realized that this is how things should go. I think German guys are very easy. They know their role as a man, but they are not too man.

Before, never ever I would consider dating a German man. Now I'm in love with most of them. And this is just because they have showed me how things really should go. I don't like guys who are inhibited. I don't also like guys who try too hard. And this was what I was facing in Finland.

I think German guys have the right balance between these two.

But still, I know so fantastic Finnish men. And you might meet yours. Still, with most of them making a relationship is an mission. Especially if you're a strong woman.

I wish you luck!

And who's searching for those penis sizes?


412th issue: Krishna organization wont get the villa

Two days ago I wrote about Krishna organization wanting to buy the villa in Puotila.

The news tells, that real Estate Committee organized a poll about who should have the right to buy the Puotila villa (or what ever it's original name is).

Even though Krishna organization had 250 000€ in their pocket, the votes didn't go for them. An entrepreneurial group from East Helsinki got the most of the votes and the villa is for them.

So, the whole scenario went like this: Olli Saarinen from the National Coalition party made a counter-proposal for selling the villa for entrepreneurial group. What a surprise, someone from the National Coalition party puts entrepreneurial group in the first place.

And what a surprise, that Saarinen's proposal went through. Instead of selling the villa for Krishnas, entrepreneurial group won the nomination 5-4.

Two politicians from the Greens tried to make change in this. Tuomas Viskari made another counter-proposal. Viskari wanted to give more time for the buyers to re-new their purchase proposal.

Again, these funny people voted. They voted surprisingly 4-5. No shit Sherlock. Of course people who voted "Yes" for the entrepreneurial group are going to vote "No" for Viskari's proposal.

As Tuula Paalimäki (The Greens) said: "We think that offer-makers weren't treated equally".

Oh well, democracy is not always fair.

Krishna organization wanted to open a vegetarian restaurant in the villa.

Source HS


411th issue: Rent's getting higher

Oh yeah, great stuff!

Rent an apartment, pay more than half of your salary.

As there was a rumor about our president, Sauli Niinistö, saying about salary cut downs. Now there's a new news that will make things even better! Ironically.

PTT, Pellervo Institute for Economic Research, announced that in year 2013 rents will get higher. The average rise will be 3,5%.

The rent rises are regional. E.g in Oulu, which is Central Finland, the rents wont rise.

But in Helsinki baby, you are going to feel it!

My friend just rented an apartment from Kallio. She's paying 640€ for 20sqm apartment. Then add the electricity and other living costs.

If your gross income is 2,000€/a month (and this is a lot for a person who's not educated at all!), your net income will be around 1,300€. Student's, who get financial aid from Institute for Social Secure 499€/a month, can earn along this as gross income 660€.

So, student's total income for a month is 1159€. Again, if the rent is 640€ + other bills (phone, electricity etc.) which are around 45€/a month.

This means student's have 474€ to use for a month. This minuses different costs, such as transportation ticket 25-46€/a month (depending on the ticket), if student gets ill and needs doctor this costs something less than 30€ + medicine XX€. Also, University and Polytechnic students have to buy books and other stuff for school (art students have to spend more money for materials). Then we have to add the seasons in Finland. Winters are cold, so we need good jackets and shoes.

And the rest is for food.

So let's do the math:

474 - 25 (student, who lives in Helsinki) - 25 (bill for doctor) - 15 (medicine) - 40 (materials for school) - 70 (jacket and other clothing) - 50 (shoes) = 249€

249 / 30 = 8,3€

Student, who lives in Helsinki and is working, has average 8,3€ to spend in food/ a day. And now I realized I forgot to minus the taxes from the gross income of 660€ and the financial aid 499€. Let's say that this student pays 4% taxes for his/her incomes. This means the salary after taxes will be 633,6€ (minus retired money which is some euros). Financial aid is always after taxes 469(and some cents)€.

So this example student has 416€ to use each month. After all the bills and doctors, this student has 167,6€ to spend for food a month, meaning 5,60€ a day.

With 5,6€ you get:

- one beer at bar

Ok, let's not talk about spending money in drinking alcohol.

It was just announced, that milk price will rise 30% from what it's now. I usually use organic milk, which costs anyway around 1,80€. This means, that organic milk's price will rise to over 2€. So, from your little 5,6€, 2€ for god damn milk is a lot. And most of the Finns love milk.

In Berlin, its very normal to live in share apartments. I hope, that more and more Finnish student will start doing so as well. Don't rent those expensive small apartments! Start boycotting the prices!  Start taking over buildings, we need more squats!

Sources Taloussanomat   , HSL, Helsingin Uutiset, Yle

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

410th issue: Some people in Helsinki have big hearts

Helsinki Animal protection foundation, Helsingin Eläinsuojeluyhdistys (HESY), announced that their Christmas fundraising tumbled compared to other years. Helsingin Uutiset writes, that the amount got more than doubled. Total amount was 61 220€, from which 50 000€ was given from internet.

Also people bring 71 kg of dog food and 105 kg of cat food to the collection points. Along food, people bring toys, anthelmintics and other goods for animals.

Instead of buying just something to your nearest people, it's a good way to put this money to animal protection. And obviously many people have done so.

Good news! My heart melts <3

Source here

Ps. Check out HESY's web-page and help these homeless little creatures!

409th issue: I'm going to Helsinki!

Sudden trip to Helsinki confirmed today!

Kultainen Venla gaala, Golden Venla Gala, will be organized 20th of January. TV-serie, I was in about a year ago, is nominated in as Finland's best reality TV-serie.

I will fly to Helsinki for four days because of this. Nice.

Gladly I have a gift voucher for Finnair, which I got last month. It was the result after my flight was delayed 4 hours in 2009 when I was flying to Tokyo from Helsinki.

Double nice.

I'm so looking forward to this :)

Wish us luck!

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

408th issue: The Punk Syndrome

More about punk - music!

If you are in Finland, you have the opportunity to watch Kovasikajuttu - The Punk Syndrome from Yle Areena.

I can't watch it as I'm in Germany. Boohhoo!

Watch it here

407th issue: Finnish punk band: Pää Kii

I called today my mother. She told that there's new punk band hype in Finland. This band is called Pää Kii, meaning Shut up in English.

My mother told also that the lead singer, Teemu and other member from the band were interviewed in Finland's broadcast television company, Yle, morning show.

Our new president, Sauli Niinistö/The National Coalition Party (later mentioned as Nipsu), came up with an idea that salaries should be cut down. Later, people got angry and blamed that Nipsu is being populistic. Nipsu replied for people saying that he has never said anything about cutting the salaries.

Oh well, someone said it.

Did you know that there's Nipsu in Moomins too? Its that brown creature with a long nose. Maybe it was him/her then?

Ok, back to the topic. So if they lower peoples salaries, you know what's this going to do for people who earn less. Like 1800€/a month. It means that they will be suffering from this cut the most.

So, in the interview Teemu said something about the planned salary cut. Teemu's band member said: -"Yes, so it's going to effect you and me".

BINGO!

Face your citizens, Nipsu!

Hopefully Nipsu was watching TV that time.



406th issue: Journalism in Finland: there's hope!

Finnis journalism has really gone to very bad. As journalism is business nowadays, it means that newspapers are trying to bring up news that are shocking. Finnish trash newspapers* (as I call them) are also coloring some of the news. Most of their journalists are very amateur and have no moral in writing stuff.

The most terrifying thing is, that hundreds of thousands people read these newspapers, which are sharing very narrow-minded and black and white news. This is how you make money.

I have wrote about this several times about my angst towards trash newspapers.

But end of the rainbow, there's something. Oh yeah, there will be Long Play - web-page, which offers investigated journalism. This means that the articles are really long, but they have lot's of information in them.

Not like: "Fukushima is exploding!" , next news is: "Fukushima is leaking!", next news is: "Fukushima reactor is in bad condition!"

In investigated journalism they focus more on bringing up the answers for who, what, where, when. And the best point is, that when the journalist has really done good investigation work, there might jump up very different things. More perspective to the subject.

Long Play's editor-in-chief, Johanna Vehkoo, summarizes the whole concept as "Fair trade journalism".

Gut gemacht!

*=Iltalehti and Iltasanomat

Sources: Yle

405th issue: Club Adams

As I have been off-seasoning with HFUT, I haven't written anything about a very nice club that was opened in Helsinki almost a year ago. It's club Adams.

What makes this place so special? Dj's that are playing and gigs that are organized there!

If you are into electronic music, such as techno, tech-house, minimal etc. You should check out Adams. Electronic music scene in Helsinki is not that big. People choose often to go to bars and clubs to get drunk. Rarely people go for the music.

I've been wondering why e.g Bakers is always so full. They play horrible music there and prices are expensive. But it's a good place to meet people and get absolutely hammered.

You can get hammered in Adams as well. And people do so. But they still go there for the music.

I don't like to drink my beer when they play Anastasia or some other horrible pop artist as background music. I'm very picky about this. I like my head to shake a little bit with the beat. And techno makes your head do this. Also I like to dance. Techno is excellent for this too.

You can dance Anastasia too, but... yeah. It's not the same. It's very hard to catch up beats from pop songs because the main idea in pop is not the music, it's the artists and her/his edited voice. And the appearance.

So, if you want to listen to good music that makes you dance, go to Adams.

Where?
In the corner of Erottajankatu and Ludviginkatu

What else?
During the day time there's a restaurant! I haven't tried it yet, but maybe you should?

See more info about upcoming gigs from their web-page.


Lovely Niko Likainen is playing there often. Listen to his set and go and dig him in Adams!


404th issue: Lux Helsinki

I'm a bit late with sharing this news. For this year. Next year it will be around again, hopefully.

Lux Helsinki is a light happening which has been organized in Helsinki since 2009. For four days lot's of nice light installations take over the city. They are projected to different buildings and walls all over Helsinki. We have same kind of happening in Berlin, City of Light.

January is very dark month in Finland. Or it's just another dark month that sun shows it's face rarely. And when it shows, it's only for a few hours. Then it's dark again.

So this kind of light happening is very welcome to Helsinki. And people have been really enjoying Lux Helsinki, as it makes the city alive again, in a very interesting way.

You can see some photos from Lux Helsinki's web-page. Check them out and have a view to Helsinki from a different perspective.

When?
This year it will be organized 4.-8.1.14

(Picture by Hannu Iso-Oja)
Casa Magica: Emergence. Photo Hannu Iso-Oja.

403rd issue: Helsingin Sanomat is now tabloid

As the topic tells, Finland's most red newspaper, Helsingin Sanomat (later mentioned as HS), has turned into tabloid version.

About a month ago HS made their web-news paid. Before you could read all the news for free, or most of it.

Still, the readers have right to read 5 news for free once a week. My friend told me how you cheat HS. Just empty your cookies and web history - or something like that. He used so many strange words that I dropped from cart.

But the point is that everything can be hacked. I am not teaching you how to be a bad boy, I'm just telling you that human is still wiser than internet.

As a concrete newspaper HS daily has been always too huge. I read usually this newspaper at the airplane and it has been always an mission to read it. Though, there's a way of doing it, but it's not enjoyable.

Based on Wikipedia, tabloid size means in Finland that the newspaper is 280 mm wide and 240 mm high.

The best part of HS, is that they teach you at their homepage how you can make a bio trash bag from the newspaper.

Here you can watch the tutorial video. After this, if you haven't used bio trash before at your home, now it's about the time to start doing so.

Sources: Wikipedia, HS and Yle.

Monday, 7 January 2013

402nd issue: Krishna organization might have new home


It’s so easy to provocate Finnish people.

Today Helsingin Uutiset (Helsinki News) wrote about a villa that Krishna organization wants to buy with 250 000€. The problem was that people who live in Puotila don’t want to give up this historical and cultural building. Why? This villa offers good space to have meetings and there’s also a restaurant. So it’s a kind of a meeting place for people in Puotila. Puotila organization tried to buy this villa as well, but they offered 220 000€.

No money, no villa.

In the article it was said that people are not against Krishna organization buying it. People are afraid that they will loose this meeting place, because it will turn private.

The housing agency sas tht it will be still open for people. And you know Krishnas, they feed you if you are hungry and poor etc.

Then I went to my favorite spot: the comment section. And guess how the peopel had red this news?

One brings up the point that Krishna religion has been involved to child abuse. What does this do with the villa? This person means Krishnas are going to have orgys with children in this villa?

Ok.

Other person writes:
- ”Let’s make this villa rather a Veikkaus* supported reception center for gay necrophile eskimos.
Welcome to Puotila, all the gay necrophile eskimos !”
(original text: “Tehdään Puotilan kartanosta mieluummin veikkkausvaroin tuettu homojen nekrofiilieskimoiden vastaanottokeskus.”
Tervetuloa Puotilaan kaikki homot nekrofiilieskimot !)

* = Veikkaus is a gambling organization in Finland which supports e.g people with disabilities.

I'm kinda of... speechless. 

The whole news (and the comments) can be red here (In Finnish)

401st issue: Lava lava

I found myself saying to my friend: - "In Helsinki, it's so easy to have one night stand as the bars close their doors at 4 am. In Berlin, I never have such things because bars never close!"

One of the things I love in Berlin is the music scene and clubbing - for sure. There is also dark side of all this, but lets not go there. I, personally, enjoy staying in the club for limitless time. And when I get absolutely tired, I go home. Alone.

In Helsinki, during the weekends bars get packed up around 12 am and at 2:30 am people are so hammered that you might see quite interesting things happening. Or actually, you might see people in very strange condition after drinking so much. Just in few hours people turn from shy to super social creatures, who have no control on themselves.

When the bars close, you see lot's of people walking Z in the streets. Somehow, they still manage to grab a guy/girl with them to their home.

I don't know how they do this. I know that alcohol wakens up your sexual needs, but I don't understand that how people, who walk Z do this.

Then I look back in time. I was exactly the same. I was walking Z. Sometimes I was walking Z with a guy who I found attractive that moment. I still had autopilot with me when I was walking this Z: I would rarely take these guys at my place. Why? Because in the morning, seeing this guys face in my home is something that I don't enjoy. Especially, if that guy doesn't understand to leave my apartment straight away.

The worst experiences were, when my autopilot was off and I carried some bloke to my home. Next day he wanted to spend the whole day with me and I wasn't very into that. And it's so difficult to say to someone that: - "Can you just like... leave?"

Maybe I have learned from this. Here, I go to the clubs for the music and friends. I meet guys there, but I just give them my contacts, that we can meet in some other world than club world. These guys have been contacting me afterwords. But umm.. I never go and see them. I think clubs are not the best places to meet people for further dating or so. I feel like the whole world in clubs or bars is just an illusion. In daylight nothings the same.

Helsinki nightlife has taught me!

400th issue: I'm staring again!

After reading my book several times, I have realized how almost two years ago I had so good flow in writing to this blog.

Then something happened. I got too busy.

I think HFUT needs to continue! Even though I don't live in Finland anymore, I might have got some new perspective to things and I might be able to continue.

I shouldn't try, I should let my writing flow bloom again.

So I'm starting from 400.

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Happy New Year!

Helsinki is not the design capital of the world anymore. It's over!

Anyhow, I have started a new blog. As one day I started to knit and do handcrafts, and as all of my works ended being pretty strange, it gave a good reason to start a blog.

Also, I will have to finish my book. I think it will happen tomorrow.

I think.

If you want to check out my new blog, you can do it here (its in English).

Yesssss.....!

HFUT is rising again!