Monday, 6 January 2014

Finnish breakfast

I'm one of those maniacs who thinks gluten is bad for your body. And after I learnt more about glutens negative effects to your body - I decided to leave it off from my daily diet. Sure sometimes I eat a piece of cake - hey can one say no when someone offers a piece of delicious cake?

Still, I think gluten is poison. And every time I eat that piece of cake, the next day I really feel anxious and I have bags under my eyes. Also I think skin in my face looks like I'm an alcoholic. Also I feel fatter than day before :D As I said, I'm one of those maniacs who think gluten is bad for you, so some people may think that this all is just happening inside my head.

But still, when I don't eat gluten I feel better. I have more energy, I'm happy, I don't have bags under my eyes. And I feel slim.

I know in many cultures people eat bread for breakfast. I did it before too. Leaving bread wasn't difficult for me, and actually if I want to eat bread, I choose rice crackers which are usually gluten free and taste like popcorn. And I love popcorn.

This summer I started to eat porridge every morning. When I was child I couldn't stand porridge. I remember when I was at kindergarten. I was sitting alone in the dining room and looking at my porridge plate. I remember that I was almost vomiting. I couldn't eat it. Then they felt mercy and let me go.

But now I learnt to eat porridge and it's one of the reasons I want to get up in the morning - that I will get my yummy porridge! And in Finland maaany many people eat porridge for brekkie. Nowdays sure brunch culture has arrived in Finland, but when people are at home, many of them eat porridge for brekkie. And if you stay in a hotel in Helsinki and you have breakfast included, there will be porridge for sure.

I prepare mine with a bit of milk so it becomes creamy. When it's ready, instead of butter I add linseed oil.

Porridge is fantastic breakfast! Forget croissants and shit. They are not good for your body&soul.

PS. if you are interested on learning more about gluten, read this

BBC lifts up Finnish architecture

It was year 1904 when Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen won the competition with his design for new Helsinki railway station. Before this other famous Finnish architect, Carl Albert Edefelt, had designed railway station to Helsinki, but it was too small.

In year 1919 the building was ready. It's made from Finnish granite. As you might know we have lot's of granite and Finnish nature is very rocky.  

I like it how back in the days they used to organize competitions for who designs something, and still they do, but apparently sometimes politicians hire their friends to do some works. Like Finnish politician Jyrki Ktainen (NCP) hired his friend Pekka Himanen to do 700 000€ research. And citizens of Finland paid it all. He didn't compete potential candidates, he just chose Himanen with his pretty high price.

Well, NCP is not Social Democratic Party, so they have their own way... Unfair I'd say, but after huge media boom, they decided that Katainen didn't do anything wrong when he chose Himanen.

Anyhow, BBC chose Helsinki railway station within ten the most beautiful railway stations in the world. And I have to admit, it is very nice. And usually I don't like this kind of massive buildings, but it has it's own vibe and the color red heats Helsinki during cold and dark winter.

Photo WikiMedia

Source: Wikipedia & Metro

Finland won the World championship!

In ringette! Ringette? Yeah, ringette.

Sunday, 5 January 2014

New short movie from me

"Love - It's end starts from misconnection and continues to the point when you realize you weren't supposed to be together after all. Actually, it was the stone inside you holding you back."

“It's not where you take things from - it's where you take things to.” 
― Jean-Luc Godard

HFUT is rising again!