DANCING WITH THE STARS (as TTK-Finland) covid-19

Season 13.episode 10. Miisa and Marko Keränen. With this ”Phantom Of The opera” themed paso doble they got full 30 points. It is absolutely stylish!

I was gonna made a post of dancing with the stars semifinals which should have been on Sunday. I was waited this semifinal episode a whole week and then when Sunday finally came, I went to net and clicked the show on. Then I realized that actually isn’t semifinal episode at all. There was just an episode where judges did memorize the best dances of previous seasons. Later when I was searching on net, I found the news about this. There were said that someone on Dancing with the stars team had covid -19 virus and that’s why the semifinal episode was cancelled.

Season 11. Boxer: Edis Tatli and Katri Mäkinen. Amazing fiery tango!

I’m disappointed that I couldn’t see my favorite vlogger: Miisa on the dancefloor as every sunday! Let’s see if DWTS can move on or will they quit it. Actually they shouldn’t even start the show this year. It would have been better if they just had decide not to show it but they did, and now when I have been watching it every week, what a pity it would be if it ends unfinished. Well, just have to wait and see.

Miss Finland 2010 Viivi Pumpanen ja Matti Puro 2011.

Earlier on this season there were covid -19 case on one of the DWTS orchester members and they did switch the orchester for a week. Now only two weeks after that another case of the virus occured…

This covid -19 have totally ruined my life in every possible way. It almost have took my mentall healthy away too and I know I’m not the only one who feels this way. Maybe you too are feeling this way, or are you? Are you as worried than I am now when I’m almost loosing my mind because of the fear (specially now when this covid-19 have started to spread here in Finland too?)

Season 12. epidode 10. Singer Jannika B and Aleksi Seppänen. Truly one of the best dances in ”TTK” history. So beautiful and emotional!

There is not much else to do than only pray to God to make this end and make the world normal againon the meantime we can try to relax with watching these beautiful dance shows…maybe it helps…even a little!

Season 12. episode 6. An actor Christoffer Strandberg and Matti Puro. This dance was historic in DWTS Finland last year. It was the first time we saw two men on the dance floor. I must say it felt weard for me at first when I heard this was coming but this is great dance and the more I watch it, the more I just see two great dancer, without thinking it’s two men dancing. Maybe even this ”granny” can still learn new, fresh perspectives.

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https://tanssitytto.wordpress.com/2020/10/28/dancing-with-the-stars-season-13-2/

https://tanssitytto.wordpress.com/2018/12/01/advent-calendar-1-12-dancing-with-the-stars-winners/

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THE SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD🥇

”I may not be there yet but I’m closer than yesterday!”

I participate to this challenge with aswering questions below. Thank you for inviting all of your readers to join, Soni!

https://sonibindaas571181659.wordpress.com/2020/11/10/the-sunshine-blogger-award%f0%9f%a5%87/

1)Rate your writings out of five and with reason

If I have to do it myselves, which is hard, I would give 3,5 but actually should ask you cause everybody likes their own work (or if not, they should). What’s the point to write otherwise…One thing that makes me uncertain is english language. It’s not my motherlanguage and I’m not sure how well I write in english…

2)Define the meaning of life and your purpose

I think the meaning of life is to learn and grow as human. We can make ourselves always better and when that’s your goal, you can’t go wrong!

3)Your role model and why you choose the person

My mother. She has always been my big support and got me for a better mood! We have had so fun together! She’s warm hearted person!

4)Your humanitarian values to the society

Every social class should be noticed and taked care of. There shouldn’t be a big gulfs! Young and old (and all in the middle) should be noticed as well and them all should be taken along to society. Sometimes I feel like there’s more curses and more events for younger people. Those should be arranged also adults (40+ people). Also I wish we could help all people with weaker status, like those who have no opportunity to studying or poor young women who got to get married soon and give birth to limitless amount of children…and the judgements should be more fair like rapists often survive with small sentences. what’s so wrong!

5)Your priorities in life

Health is absolutely the most important thing in life. (You realize it, when you starting to loose it!) My spouce, family and friends are surely important too and financial management is also very important so that you can pay your bills and rent and by food! (Everything else is just extra).

”Money may not make you happy, but it relaxes you” as my father use to say!

6)What do you value in relationships

Trust, careing and openess is the most important things. You have to speak to your spouce about everything. Then you will become closer and understand better each other! Also you should have about same values. If we’re talking about the most ideal relationship, then argumenting should be constructive and you shouldn’t be blaming each other when arguing. Like I said, this the ideal but not very often  be realized in real life…

…and last but not least you sure should have fun together!

7)Your concerns to this present world

I think the no1 thing which concerns evrybody right now, is covid-19. This is the thing I’m very worried. Now this virus have started to spread here in Finland badly too and I think I will loose my mind if we’re not getting the vaccine soon! I’m always so scared when I’m in the air of people even in grocery store where I rotate everyone from afare…but then other people are not so careful and sometimes come to my space…and almost always someone is coughing…I’m just praying for God we could get the normal life back!!! Not nearly everyone is even using masks. I’m begging you, pleace use the mask! Everybody should do that now (if you’r not too sick)!!!

8)Are you a successful blogger and why you chosen this platform

No I’m surely not…yeat! Hopefully some day I will be!

I’m better writer than speaker. By typing you can just say so much more than you ever will when you speak! More specificly I don’t really know why exactly this (wordpress) platform. I think it was simple to get start and simple to use and well known so it was easy to find (name that came first on my mind).

9)Whats your contribution for others

I have two aspects for this:

  1. My blog, where I can share my thoughts and values with others and hopefully give something to think about.
  2. My caretakeing job is other way for me to give my contribution to my customers with the help I’m giving them in their everyday life.

In addition to this I helped my parents when they got older and weaker. Now my mom is in nursing home and my father is in heaven.

10)Empathy or sympathy , which one you opt and why

It depends on situation. Very hard to choose one but I think I’m usually more sympathetic than empathic person. It’s just more natural for me. It’s also about how person you’r with is reacting but I don’t know if it’s because we finnish people don’t show so openly how we really feel and even if you’r totally broken, you don’t easily show it to others. That can impact to other persons reactions when she/he thinks that person with you is ok. Then the empathy will not show. That’s quite sad!

11)Self Introduction or self assessment

I’m also ambivert (like Soni said). I love nature, specially on summer time… so I’m summer child like it’s said. I wake up from hibernation on spring time when sun will shine and flowers start to bloom…on the contrary I hate darkness. Winter can be beautiful if there’s snow which there’s not very much on these days (in Helsinki) but there’s still too dark (and cold). Darkness makes me sad and depressive…but one thing what’s great to do then (or any day really) is gourmandism. That’s what I also love. Then I do love photographying, writing and dancing too! Those are the best things in life!

Message at metrostation: ”Sometimes I like to hide!”

My questions:

1.Choose the top 3-5 posts from your blog and link those here.

2.What is happiness for you?

3.What thoughts covid-19 evokes in you? Have you lost your mind (like I have) or are you taking it quite easy? Are you following the rules?

4.The best and worst years of your life?

5.Have you made christmas plans, decorations, bakings or something else christmassy?

6.Your favorite christmas songs?

7.How is the weather there right now?

8.What’s your mood right now?

9.Your favorite bloggers and why?

10.Do you love yourselfs?

11.Your motto (or note) to others?

I’ll do the same as Soni so…

All of my readers are welcome to join in!!!

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The Anniversary

We had the anniversary with my spouce on the beginning of November and we’ve been 16 years together already. So (as you can count) we met at autumn 2004. Years have flied like a blink of an eye.

That anniversary and the beginning of the poem (below) inspired me to write the following poem.

https://rothpoetry.wordpress.com/2020/11/03/a-taste-of-november/

These leave cards are made by me some years ago. I sold those once at fairs.

The most unforgettable November

I can still remember when it was November. I’d been so lonely before you only. I met you there in place where you took my soul on one gray November day.


I’m surprised how easily this came on my mind because english is not my mother language and I always thought I could never write english poems. Well, I’m not 100% sure if there’s some grammatical faults again…but I wonder if there’s room on the poems for the artist view. Right?

Have a happy week!

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TITANIC real time SINKING

I found this video on YouTube about week ago and I wanted to share this with you. This is awesome video! You should definetly watch this! (The beginning is boring but just wait a second. It will get better, trust me…)

I’m sure you’ve seen many Titanic dokuments, interviews, movies and so on and maybe you think this is the same again. You know what happened. They hit the ice berg and Titanic sunk. You’ve heard that story…but this is different…


Could I be one of them?
When I was younger I often saw a dream where I was on the boat and that boat was sinking. Last time when I saw that kind of dream was before our latest boat trip.Luckily nothing happened… but who knows maybe I was on Titanic in my previous lifeThat could be the reason for my dreams and for my strong feelings while watching this video…😉

This video brings you to Titanic like you’ve been there yourself with all those people. You can feel the spirit of that time. You can feel what it was like to be bourgeois (woman) and dance viennese waltz at salon at the time when women were women and men were real gentlemen. You can feel how you’r flowing on the dance floor when those gentlemen will skillfully take you (like I always wanted to flow-but what is almost impossible to get to experience today). It was fascinating time! (I would love to visit there if I could have time machine).

You can also feel the growing panic. You can feel the despair and how it feels when you know you might not see tomorrow.

One thing I can’t understand. Why they left the lifeboats half empty? What’s the reason for that? On this video you can hear how they were told to turn back but they didn’t. They just said: ”it’s our life now, not yours anymore”, and rowed away. Quite cruel but panic makes many of us cruel. Everyone just wants to survive.

This 112 years ago happened tragedy is still fascinating and I think it always will be.

(*If you like classic/viennese waltz music, you will love this!*)

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November

Poetics – Stoddard, Longfellow and Bryant say hello! (What does November mean to you?)

With this post I’m taking part to this poem challenge above. For the first time I wrote a poem in english so pleace for give me if there’s some grammatical faults!

Anyway, these are my thoughts about November. November is the most gloomy month in year. It’s dark, (usually without any decent (or more permanent) light brought by snow). It’s usually also cold and nude (I mean nature is nude without leaves on trees and without flowers or any kind of colors). Everything is black and white. I’ve always hate November. It makes me sad and depressed.

So these thoughts I have (almost) every year when November comes but this year November is even more darker. This year have been very heavy (ofcourse to all of us) because of this pandemic but for me also personally. Therefore, this poem became really gloomy!

November

Darkness inside my mind, darkness outside. Side by side, together they are. Side by side, fear takes the peace of my heart.

November is comfortless. November overflowes.

I wanted to link one more song here. Does anyone still remember this? One of the 90’s classics. I liked this song by then (and yes it’s still beautifull, still working). I was tvelve years old when this became. Can’t believe it’s already 28 years ago…

Well that’s everything from me by now. Take part in this great challenge too!

DANCING WITH THE STARS Season 13 (2)

I finally got together this second compilation amazing dance shows! (Time have flied so fast again. I’m sorry this post took a while!)

Live show 4. My favorite couple: Miisa and Marko: Foxtrot. I love this song!
Live show 5. Miisa & Marko. Miisas dress is beautiful and that lift is just perfecto!! Miisa is in great position with ankles stretched. She looks like professional dancer. That’s something you don’t see too often in this show (made by star students). It’s surely not so simple to make it look as elegant as she does!
Live show 7. Movie theme evening: Saturday night fever marathon challenge. This show was fun!
Live show 7. Miisa & Marko in the moods of the Mouling rouge tango. Great show, great costumes, great singer…all was just great! I loved this all of my heart but the judges only gave 3 times 8=24.
Live show 7. Niklas & Kia: Star Wars.
Live show 7. Jukka & Katri: Dirty Dancing…(with that classic lift. By the way I made that lift with my big brother as a child when this was our favorite movie.)
Live show 8. Halloween evening. I’m not the biggest fan of Halloween but I liked this show and the whole part!
Live show 8. Jukka & Katri. This was my favorite show on Halloween evening. Those characters are deceased stars of abandoned circus. Great story, great costumes and great choreography!
Live show 8. This may not be Miisas best performance but I liked it even judges criticized it quite hardly because of the mistakes. (They did anyway praise her legs!) Miisa told on her youtube channel that she’s disappointed with this performance and that she fell in after that show at home. Completely in vain!! Anyone can get black out sometimes but it doesn’t matter! You still look great!

Hyvä Miisa! Jatka samaan malliin. Älä huoli virheistä, ei niihin kiinnitä huomiota, muut kuin tuomarit!

The tension condenses…Who will be the winner 2020…

THE DESSERT

One evening I got an ide. I wanted something sweet and there was only little bit marsh mallows and (”the old times”) vanilla sauce in kitchen. Then we had also some bananas. So what could you do about these? That’s right. I decided to mix everything together. I made this my own dessert and what a great ide it was. I’m pretty sure you never taste this kind of dessert? Well, you should because it’s super good! Those marsh mallows I had were also very tasty. Much better than the regular ones. I think there was a caramel (or fudge flavor) inside also.
Can you see the (banana) heart behind?
Dessert art. (This could be turned into an exhibition of modern art, don’t you think?)

Just taste this!

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Dreams of childhood

From the left to the right: my father, my mother, me and my grandma on christmas eve (1986 I think)

Some time ago I found these posts https://wp.me/p6FALh-2jO

https://www.google.com/amp/s/thesandychronicles.blog/2020/10/16/friendly-friday-dreams/amp/

I did read those and I got the idea of my own version of this topic. I had actually one short draftpost touching this topic (without name). Now it’s time to make this post complete…

I am dreaming of getting back in time when I didn’t have to think anything else than just like what to play next or how to get homework done, the beautifull, pure childhood time. Even the time when I grew up a little bit to a teen and my biggest issue was how to find a boyfriend, was still great too. Those times when specially my closest familymembers: father and grandma (who were also aImost living with us before hospitalized and with whom I had so fun together), was alive. Both godfathers and godmother was alive, (if I’ll go further to my childhood even grandpa was alive but I don’t remember him so well. He was hospitalized when I was about six years old. I’ve heard that I’m a lot like my grandfather. Philosophying and analyzing everything like him. I wish I could have known him better.)

Me and my new hat on summer 1986(?)

I’m dreaming of getting a time machine and spending one week with those close ones, be innocent, care free child once more. If only I could be and enjoy every moment, be present without worrying the past or the future. Immerse myself in inspiring plays. Jump on a skipping rope on the yard. Dancing ballet with my best friend putting my soul into it. Go to play ground with my grandma. Go once again to summer camp or weekend camp. Spend a truly joyfull christmas with the excitement of presents.

If only I could really feel alive and run free bare foot in the wind, feeling grass under my soles or dancing with the raindrops, and laugh, laugh so hard that my stomach aches. I think I lost that ability years a go, like many of us in middle age I guess, too many…What happened to us after those happy days? Life happened. Too much losses, too much responsibilities, too much worrying, too much everything…

That one happy week back in childhood, that’s what I dream of…but too bad, I can’t make that dream come true…

THE GARDEN BIRCH IS GONE

Bye bye, garden birch! The old birch at the garden of our summer cottage (behind those faded black currant bushes in front of the house) folded at storm awhile ago. For so many decades (and many generations) it did delight us there. It survived of many storms through the years no matter how hard wind dragged it. It just stood strongly and beautifully there. Now that weak old tree came to end of it’s life. It couldn’t fight anymore. Just as people decay and past away (like part of my acquaintances from this village, and my father and  godfather also) so will everything else decay and fade away.