I took this photo yesterday in our yard on my way to grocery store.


It’s been ”nice” weather here. (Now it’s little bit better but) yesterday evening when I watched out of the window I was shocked. There was snowing and the ground was white too. (Just in case If you don’t know, this is not normal here in Helsinki in this time of the year, maybe norther it could be happening but not in south). For a while I thought that maybe I’m still sleeping and that snow was only a dream but nope, it wasn’t a dream…I’m really waiting the spring already. I’m so tired of this winter weather. Even when there hadn’t  snow there have been cold and the sun haven’t barely came out in this whole year. That’s weard too!

The day before yesterday spring came here for one day. Birds were singing and the sun shined so brightly. I was so sure that it was a start of the spring but obviously I was wrong. 

There is only one good thing that spring haven’t come yet. We still have studded tires in our car, luckily. Many people have already changed their tires like it basically should have according to the law but we knew that the weather forecast did picture a bad weather. Still I’m wondering where are you spring? I miss you, please come back! 

Have a great May Day!

”ELÄMÄ ON JUHLA” (”Life is a celebration”) 

I hope you watch this (again)! There is everything what life is about in this one beautiful and touching song…


Throughout the bump bed floated the ferry of hips, along route uneven, oh that happiness of young couple, Child birth finally that reflector of fulfillment 

Life is a celebration

A childhood that only one, like a scratch in your knee, only a blow and it’s gone, you’r reached by the troubled youth, with every dorm you’r holding up your pain

Life is a celebration

The student headwear on your head when you’r running hands up and shouting ”hello freedom!” so here will come the straight cut, you put down your moving box, the restless neighborhood 

Life is a celebration

Oh good, how beautiful you are, falling love just yesterday, so amazingly smouldering, you met each other on the street, two separated planets too far away each other

Life is a celebration

Life is a celebration

The finishing of studies, the wedding day and the cut of cake, rice on stairways at the church and contentions of months, the wedding ring of disappointments billowing to uphill road

Life is a celebration

Throughout the bump bed, floated the ferry of hips, along route uneven, one can cry of happiness, the preast christening first born, more better I can’t put it

Life is a celebration

Life is a celebration

Life is a celebration

Then it’s coming take unkind, middle age is arriveing, it can fearfully wipe quickly over you, it’s fold of entrants conventions are cut

Life is a celebration

The time is moving forward, you’ll see the familiar resolution in you’r grand child’s movements, it’s christmas evening once again, you open up you’r two packets and watching you’r loved ones

Life is a celebration

Suddenly the oldness is rolling by like a heavy stone, it’s said that the deth is a tradesman and expert, when the safety is passing it will be the sigh last one

Life is a celebration

Life is a celebration


”Born in Heinola” is movie about the great finnish punkrock band: ”Apulanta” (which means by the way ”fertilizer” in english). 

It’s 90’s in Heinola and were living in economic depression. It’s before EU. The money in Finland is ”markka”. There is friends who like to play together and they make the band but the succes and life was not so easy. Before they really even started the band they already almost ended up but then they did try once again. After that they did one of their biggest hits: ”Hei hei mitä kuuluu” and the end is history. 

The movie is great combination of drama, friendship, good music and ofcourse young love. There is new beautiful versions of ”Apulanta” songs. Specially that ”Armo”
, which I linked here with this post. It’s very epic version! I got shivers when I heard it for the first time (yesterday). 

I liked very much also that actor who played vocalist: Toni. He was so much like Tony not only the look but he also talked like Toni. The speaking voice and -style was the same. He sounded as sensitive as real Toni.

The movie was the best (finnish) movie I’ve seen for long time ago. I really recommend it to all (specially for Apulanta fans)!

Song lyrics:

”Armo” (A Mercy)

I’m surrounded by emptiness so that I could see 

So that I would learn myself what I feel and I would know it

I have to go alone I have to walk without a shell 

One part have to stay behind that another can find it’s end 

This moment I avoided I evaded I scared this so much now it must come to the end

Chorus: It’s the time of the last instant…To this moment end lots of good, lots of beautiful whose limbs are already dead it must be gone this way

Even if I’d like to deny and try to cherish but I know that it’s useless to delay the grace

Evil omens of the silence fill everything so painfully present every moment ’though I turn my head away

Even if I close my eyes the picture stays it doesn’t go away but it doesn’t come along but is staring at me constantly

This way is gonna fall us we can’t move on it can’t be this way it must come to the end 

Chorus: It’s the time of the last instant…

”Kelpaanhan, rakkaani” (Am I Good Enough, My Love)

I don’t have costly cloths or fancy car and I don’t have much money but I wish it don’t harm you

Chorus: Come beside me again, let’s go to sleep, good night, kiss me

Come beside me again and show me that I’m ok, with you I feel I’m special one

It means a lot to me that I can be with you, if you too like me, give a little kiss to me

Chorus: Come beside me again…


These are the old eggs I painted years ago. Those are still at my parents. I used those a technique I learned in painting school. These two are eggs I made to look like marble. I also made a grained egg (like a wooden egg) but it was too broken, so it’s not in this picture.

When I was little we had every easter the tradition to have a rooster which ”layed eggs”. So my mom did by chocolate eggs and put those eggs in friday evening to chassis with easter rooster. On saturday morning when I woke up I went to check what was the rooster layed. That was a special and fun moment. That was the best day after christmas eve and what made it very special I truly believed in it. I did believe that our rooster (pipe) did lay those eggs to me. I didn’t know it was mom who put those eggs there  -until I was bigger when I tryed to peek what my mom did put in that chassis-. 

Eggs painting was also the must thing to do in easter. The colorfull eggs was beautiful on the table. Then we sometimes dressed ourselves like an easter wiches with my friends and went door to door to ”sell” easter wickers. We got more yummys like that! It was so funny! 

The little things was the big thing by then. That’s why childhood was so great time! 

What kind of easter traditions you have had? 

Have a nice easter!


”A beautiful string days of memories

As a pearl each of them stayed like a memory

The days of life’s chain is precious any pearl of those shouldn’t be losted”


My godmother saw her last day at sunday. She was younger than my mom (who was her good friend). She was too young -under 70-. She lived in senior house and there she have had brain infarct few months ago. After that she have sometimes had unconsciousness positions. She didn’t even recognise her daughter anymore (which is what I fear will happened some day to me and my mom too). She was last of my godparents. 

Rest in peace Anneli!


This is so funny and so cute finnish ”Silja Line” boat trip ad! You wanna go to Stockholm? (Now I have to say a deep sympathy from me to that tragic terrorist strike victims loved ones! Stocholm is quite close to me cause I’ve been there many times, like most of finns. That strike was very sad!)

There under is also birds but little bit different birds. That’s a field show (made by our team leader): ”The Swan” from Gymnaestrada -gymnastick happening- 2015. I was also there. It was very unique and fantastic experience! It was just so pity that I came ill on ”Midnight sun special” evening (the first field show of two from where this video clip is). I remember I was very tired when we had to stand and wait our turn (I think I had also fever) and my sniffle got worse and worse but I made it through and enjoyed anyway! 

There’s also a compilation of that ”Midnight sun special” evening.


The day before yesterday I got a text message. My paralyzed friend told me about her dream. She was dreaming of that she was healthy and she was in some shopping centre. Then suddenly she heard my mom did call her. My mom were also like younger. Her leg was ok (She broke her leg years ago and it have not healed) and her hair was brown (in real life she’s grey haired -she’s over 70-). I was there with my mom and we all went to cafe together. When we were choosing what we order, she did wake up. I can Imagine it was a sad wakeing up. It’s long time ago she was healthy and she have had many many hard years after the stroke. At first it was so close that she don’t even survive. I think my friend went in her dream back in time when we all were much younger. Oh, how I hope it really could be done…but the best part is that I did think about that friend in that day!!

Anyway, we made an agreement we’ll meet some day. It’s been a long time we haven’t met. I’m looking forward that!

I hope you watch my link video! An Australian girl who have lived in Finland have made a fantastic description of Finland! I have also commented that video. There are more of my thoughts about that. So if you have time and interest read my comment.

Tomorrow I have a job interview to old man who is seeking a care taker. Wish me luck!


This is a cover of The Moody Blues well known song: ”For My Lady” by Neumann. I really like this song.


That last post about my childhood in 80’s inspired me to make a post about 80’s music in Finland. So here are my favorite 80’s songs performed by that decade famous finnish artists.

My first songs are performed by Neumann from the band called Dingo which were specially girls daydream by then. I wasn’t their biggest fan at that time but my brother listened them and wanted to be like Neumann (maybe to get girls…and trust me he really did). My mom liked Dingos (few) hits too, even she was a little older. Those really had a good sound. Later I begun also myselves really like their music.

”Nahkatakkinen tyttö” (Leather jacket girl) (-85) was one of the biggest hits by Dingo. It’s a great story of girl who have seen too much. She have used drugs and she have been used. Now she have got a baby who she shove in coach…

”Levoton tuhkimo” (Restless Cinderella) (-84) was also a big hit. It basicly tells a single who is dreaming of love. Even partying and having fun is not helping. The chorus says that life is simple when you have someone to hold on and you don’t have to ”cry your selves to sleep”.

”Kikka” was very popular, beginning from 80’s to 90’s.
This song: ”Anna, kulta, anna” (Give it to me honey-original: ”Hands up”) is from album: ”Mä haluun viihdyttää” (I wanna entertain) (-89). Kikka was known for her sexy style and her songs usually was implying. She have also beautiful love songs but most of her lyrics was not written to children. Anyway the sound was so tacky that I liked it and so did my friend too. Together we sometimes sung her songs. Kikka died very young. She was only 41 years old. I miss her. She was so sympathetic and charismatic person.

This is one of my biggest favorites: ”On nuori ilta tää” (Evening have just begun) (-89). That is so beautiful and sad song which is story of woman who’s waiting a man but that man (apparently) is not coming to her.

I didn’t find better version of that song but this is also one of my favorites of Kikka: ”Satu kaunis rakkauden” (The fairy taile of love -originally made by Mona Carita). 

”Joutsenlaulu” (The swan song) (-84) is the biggest hit of the popular band called: ”Yö” and still classic. It’s according to the name of the song, a sad song about older (lady?) whos best years are far behind. It’s song about depressed (lonely?) person who have lost happiness. This is a real masterpiece of all the time!

Eppu Normaali was also very popular in 80’s (and 90’s). That song: ”Kaikki häipyy on vain nyt” (Everything disappears it’s only this moment) (-86) is my favorite of their songs. This is a filosophic story of how small human is and how everything is transient. I specially love the chorus part where is said: ”One day you too will be gone. That’s why I love you now.” When I hear this I remember how important it is to live in a moment (and show your love to your loved ones) cause tomorrow it can be too late. Still this should be done more often. In week days it’ll be easily forgotten.

”Murheellisten laulujen maa” (A tragic songs land) (-82) is great story about finnish self-pity, drinking and violence that causing. You could say it’s about our common anxiety. This is ment to be a parody but there is much also true in these lyrics and I think thats why it became a classic. 

Leevi and the Leavings made lots of classic songs, partly parody, partly very sad and tragic songs. They have many many great songs. Unfortunately their front man: Gösta Sundqvist died in 2003 and they disbanded. Later they made comebac but they don’t have that kind of hit songs anymore. ”Anastasia” (-83) is beautiful song about woman who’s getting older and is loosing her beauty which men used to admired. Shortly the saying: ”Beauty is transient” is describeing this song well. There isn’t anymore many ”Leevis” songs in youtube which is pity. So I couldn’t find any hit songs.

That popular artist (Hector) my father listened much when I was little and specially this song have stayed in my mind. ”Olen nielaissut kuun” (I swallowed the moon) (-88). I didn’t understand it. I was wondering what is it about. Later I begun to like this and understood it’s about living in the dark with someone. It’s about depression, it’s about unstable mind, it’s about relationship which have not always been ok but which have lasted and is still full of passion. 

That is very beautiful song and my biggest favorites ever: ”Ikävä” (Missing). This singer also made great hits in 80’s. There is lyrics also in english!

”Sielunveljet” was also famous in 80’s.
They didn’t have very many hits but this one was one of those: Peltirumpu (Platedrum) (-85). That one I liked at youngster (in 90’s). This was played a lot in the radio many years.

One more song. This is also a big hit from 80’s and singer was famous until his death 2006. ”Kaksoiselämää” (Double life) (-86) is a philosophic song about life. Singer is wondering how some people can live a double life when he have troubles to make through this one. I found this songs beauty a little older.

There could be surely find many other songs for this list but I left it like this or it will be too long. These are the songs that first came in to my mind. Have a nice sunday!