The commercial with my poem is here. It has finally been published on youtube.

Check the english translation on my earlier post https://tanssitytto.wordpress.com/2018/07/26/dancing-with-the-stars-2/

What do you think?



Chorus: ”If you stay by me I don’t promise a moon from the sky, only my love nothing else, if you stay by me…”


Hän lentoon lähti siivillään. Unesta voinut ei enää herättää. Nyt taivaalta meitä katselee ja läheisiään suojelee.


With her wings she rose up, flied to the heaven. Couldn’t be waking up, watching us from there. Guarding all her loved ones, always and forever.


Hanna-Riikka Siitonen were singer, most remembered of the 90’s girl duo: ”Taikapeili” (magic mirror) where she song with Nina Tapio (maker of that memory clip).

I was a teenager and big fan of them. I also had their album (on c-cassette). Specially I loved their cover song: ”Mitä yhdestä särkyneestä sydämestä” (What from a broken heart-orig.by Mamba) and also song named: ”Enkelin siivet” (Wings of an angel).

Still their most biggest hit and the first one of their hits were: ”Jos sulla on toinen” (If you got other one). Those days my friend got a school mate called: ”Jossu”. She were teased by that song cause if you say ”Jossu have” in finnish, it’s the same as ”Jossulla”. It sounds the same as ”If you (have)” – ”Jos sulla (on)”. So it’s like ”Jossulla on toinen” (Jossu have other one).

Oh, those days…It’s like ages ago…Hanna-Riikka left too early. Now she’s also in angels choir, like so many others…

Lepää rauhassa Hanna-Riikka!/

Rest in peace Hanna-Riikka!


This Spanish sparkling wine we did by to celebrate my commercial poem. It was quite dry but still good tasting wine. Not bad at all.

Finally it’s official and done…I mean the comercial convention I told you some time ago. Specifically Finnish marketing company bought my poem for ”Dancing with the Stars” -program commercial to channel 3 (commercial television). The finnish version of ”Dancing With the Stars” is starting again in autumn and this commercial with my poem came out at Monday.

I was so surprised that it was my poem they found (here at my blog, post: ”runoja 5/poems 5”) and it was the poem they wanted to use!

At first I thought my poem might be maybe little bit too deep for entertainment program but it’s actually working well. It depends how you take it. It doesn’t have to be taken too serious even that was my vision when I wrote it. I made it to be more like ”the dance of life”.

”Dancing With the Stars” is one of my favorite programs! I have watched every season of it. This is my dream come true!

What is more (I think) my poem is read by famous finnish dancer and choreographer: Jorma Uotinen. Atleast reader sounds like him. What a great honor!

You can read my poem below first in finnish (naturally) and then there is my translation to english. I’m not sure if it’s working so well but atleast I tried. I think you can catch the idea.


Minä tanssin. Tanssin yli esteiden. Tanssin ohi päivien. Tanssin läpi vuosien.

Minä tanssin. Tanssin vaikka väsyttää. Tanssin kohti päämäärää. Tanssin askeleen viimeiseen.


In english: I’m dancing. Dancing over barriers. Dancing pass the days. Dancing through the years.

I’m dancing. Dancing though tired. Dancing to the target. Dancing for my final step.



This is very tasty kebab made with humour. ”Dorka” means ”dumb” or ”dork” in finnish. It’s used as fake Greece cause it sounds Greece. There is also a funny story on this packet.

”Niin aikaisin”/”So early”

”Nopeimmat junat”/”The most speedy trains”

This song reminds me of my childhood and my youth happy summerdays at summercottage.

There (in Helsinki) have been way too hot for my taste last days. It’s been about 30c. On Tuesday the highest temperature was 32c(/89,60F). If this heat is continuing I’m not sure how can I handle with this. I can’t sleep (well) and I can’t think because of this heat. Even we have had window open every day and night it’s still too hot. It’s quite hard even write these posts cause I can’t concentrate…

Beautiful sky one day nearby our home…

Today it was tolerable but now on the night our house is like sauna again…This is so rare in Finland that I know we should be happy…I promise to try my best!! 😁


This song: (Wild lupines) remind me also of our summer cottage cause there is growing much lupines…


This is just so beautiful and tacky…

”Muistan kesän”/”I remember the summer”

Try to stay cool on these hot summer days!!


Nylon Beat: ”Nuclear test”. (In this case nuclear means sex.) This was one of my favorite songs from Nylon Beat by then…(not because of lyrics but because of that sound and melody!)


Do you remember a situation when you were totally embarrassed? What and why was if for. Were did it all start? If you do I hope you share your story with me…

But let me tell you my story first…It was warm and sunny day in year 1996 when finnish girl duo: ”Nylon Beat” did publish their first album. I was at countryside with my family and we were visiting at local central area with my father and our family friend.


In this tiny ”Keuruu” town there is (or at least was) only two grocery stores, one pizzeria, one restaurant, Hotell, one grill, one Alko (alcohol store), one pub, one “Tiimari” (hobbies/gift ware business chain which shut down it’s business 2014 in Finland and in Baltic country’s). Also there were one music (record) store (which I don’t think is there anymore cause records (or tapes) doesn’t sell so well anymore), and then there were one or two clothing stores (and of course banks, old and new churche, hair dresser, kiosk and so on).

”Like a candy”

(Their singing some man who’s like ”candy” to them…)


So we went to that music store and my father promised to buy one album to me. I picked the new Nylon Beat tape cause that was one of the tapes I had been wishing to get. Well, on our way back to summer cottage we listened that tape in car. At first it was ok. There were nice, girly songs. Those girls sounded like Disney’s chipmunks Chip’n Dale (which became their nick names later). It was good tape but soon I realised it was not the tape I would like to listening with my father and his friend. I didn’t know that many of their songs were about sex. I was so embarrassed when our family friend asked me “is this good tape?” I couldn’t deny I liked it and with the shame in my mind I said: “Yes”. Well, luckily there were also beautiful love songs but still… Never forget that day. It stayed in my mind all these years!!

So that was my story. Now is your turn to tell me your embarrassing moment!


Meet my (nickname) namesake: ”Allu” -chick. There is available much ”Allu” -chick products in Finland. It’s made by ”Aarikka”. I have also got ”Allu” glasses as a birthday present sometimes.

I have big news to you which I can’t wait to tell you cause I’m so exited about it but I think it’s still a little too soon. So I’m not gonna tell you yet. Have to wait for a while…Well, I can tell you this, I got an amazing opportunity, a great commercial convention. I could never believe I’ll get this kind of chance one day and only thanks to my blog…but that’s all for now about this. I tell you more later.

This is ”joy of life diploma” from my godparents on my birthday years ago. Now they are both gone. My received cards is my only memory left of them (along with photos ofcourse).

This card I received from my friend on the Valentine’s day (which is actually more like friendships day in Finland). Lovely card!

Ok, on this post I have my old cards which I have received from my friends over years. These are great memories for me. I found those cards when I cleaned my old room for my mom when she was in hospital.

My mom got back home from hospital at Thursday and she have now some medicines for her memory issues.

My dad was happy that mom got home cause he had been so lonely. What is funny, my mom did actually enjoy her time in hospital cause living there was so easy. Now she said she have the feeling she can’t do anything anymore by her selves and wondered can it be that when you’re a while in hospital you forget how to do things what were so obvious before. Yes it can and unfortunately it usually is so (if we’re talking about seniors).

This says: ”Happy birthday to Allu”. It’s made by my childhood friend.

One of my nice birthday cards. It says: ”For you…the whole cup!”

One day when I organised the living room bureau for my parents (were is still some papers), I found something quite ”interesting”, I found my really old note. It was almost exactly 15 years old note. Unbelievable it’s been there so long. I don’t know how it’s possible cause I have sometimes processed those papers but I know the note is this old cause in that note there were draft of report from my time on painter school and on other side there were a note ”what to take to boat trip with”. I made a boat trip to Stockholm 2003 with my good friend when I was also studying to a painter.

I remember it so well cause I made very hard summer job to one painting firm at that time. I painted pipes on one school. It was very hot by then and those classes were like saunas. There were not even windows in every class rooms.

I was climbing ladders and carrying those ladders and heavy paint jars from class room to another. I was so exhausted and I was counting hours on that trip day waiting to get to the boat…

”With flower branches hiding touch of a friend, look so tender and warm”.

”In the garden of life, there’s always place for a friend”.

By the way I got that trip (with great luxury cab) from my mom who got it from her coworker. We had real fun with my friend!! Unbelievable it’s already so many years ago!!

Well, that was all by now. Have a nice weekend!

Good friend: ”is reading you between the lines”, ”sees the bright sides of things”, ”listening in joy and in sadness”, ”joyful smile gets you on good mood”, ”helps you on good- and on bad times”, ”the heart is full of sympathy”. Sweet words…My old Valentine’s day card.


Finnish television YLE filmed a program named ”juhannusjuna” (as Midnight sun train) in 2012.

The program filmed train trip between Helsinki-Rovaniemi. It lasted the whole midsummer night. Anyone could jump in that train.

The idea was great! I love trains. There is something calming sit in train, listening that clanking and watching the beautiful views (or in my case watch that train on television). Specially in bright finnish summer the views are amazing!

There were also different performers in the train, music quiz, interviews and stuff like that. On some of the stations were also different kinds of performers. You’ll get the idea better if you watch these clips (even partly). Unfortunately those are only on finnish.

I hope they will make this kind of program again some year…