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Vast water spaces

make me feel so small.

Bothnia

(C) Julkka

Elvis has left the building & the bride…

Elvis has left the building & the bride...

Stockholm, same year.

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Four years ago in Stockholm

Four years ago in Stockholm

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Newsmaking

Newsmaking

Verkkouutiset “A blackbeetle was spotted in daycare of Seinäjoki”

Aamulehti “In Seinäjoki daycare, kids had to run escaping from blackbeetles”

Kymen Sanomat “Kids were evacuated from Seinäjoki daycare because of blackbeetles”

Kaleva.plus “Blackbeetles invaded daycare in Seinäjoki!”

Pohjalainen published a schematic drawing of a blackbeetle with detailed explanations on its structure and behavior. (Just […]

Tip ’em

Tip 'em

The tipping system they use at Hupsis/Waild Cantarellis, a popular Vaasa restaurant, is somewhat rewarding, too :

tipbox

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Brevity is the soul of wit

Brevity is the soul of wit

Sometimes there’s so much wit that even fullstops are lost on the way 🙂

Got a letter the other day:

Hi

Yes

BR

and was completely satisfied (if not to say happy) with its contents.

The future can be uncertain

The future can be uncertain

like frozen water. You drown when stepping in.

ice

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A little sun for the freezing

A little sun for the freezing

Vaasa

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auringonlasku

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What is the meaning of Winter

What is the meaning of Winter

You will see it in the daylight…

Suvilahti

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… and spot it in the dusk. You can even touch it. And breathe it.

Hietalahti

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[…]

An icicle

An icicle

icicle

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We used to eat them at school in order to get a sore throat and stay home 😀

Bloody waters

Bloody waters

Tuonela

(C) Julkka

To this Vainamoinen answered: “Water brought me down to Manala, On the wave to Tuonela.”

Kalevala, poem 16

Vaasa: St.Mary’s Church on a winter day

Vaasa: St.Mary's Church on a winter day

Built of stone in the 15th century, it was ruined and abandoned after a devastating fire in 1852.

Numerous renovations are marked with red brick spots here & there.

Mariankirkko

(C) Julkka

Mariankirkko

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Mariankirkko

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[…]

Lazy Sunday morning

Lazy Sunday morning

I’m a pretty good cook, you can take my word for it 🙂 Well, I might not bake well as yet, but I’m learnin’.

However, my each and every Sunday morning starts with this:

eggs

No use offering anything else. The odds are all juliennes, phos and stuff will be sacrificed for that… […]

Daa-da daa-da

WARNING: This is a very pro-Friday and pro-Estonian post 🙂

(C) Julkka

Oscar 2009

I’d wish Sean Penn got one this year, but it’s obvious he will definitely not.

Will be somewhat difficult to watch the ceremony. The view of Mickey Rourke could make Henry Frankenstein sick 😀

And this guy is a “star” of the street in Rome. Gorgeous, isn’t he.

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[…]

Inauguration-44

When I run for presidency I will definitely need Obama’s speechwriter’s telephone number 😀

To tell the truth, the text was really terrific. Moderately aggressive, motivating… and no emphasis on the speaker’s background, which (on the contrary) was heavily present in and ruined the presentation of pastor Cannotrecallhisname.

Beautiful daughters and a Zena-looking wife. Very […]

It’s just one of those days

Losing your wallet with all the cards & ID’s on the pay day is not an all times’ best idea 🙂

Luckily it’s millennium and everything can be worked out. However, I need some good vibes to keep the mood afloat.

Naturally, I’ll start with a picture.

(C) Julkka

[…]

Stupid language games

Pigeon English, Finglish, what else do we have? Ahaa, Russian English 🙂

This is my favorite piece, although it’s old enough to have a grey beard:

– How much watch? – Six watch (another version – Without ten eleven). – Such much?! – For whom how – MGIMO finished? – Ask!

In regular English, that […]

Ladybug, ladybug where’s your gentlemanbug?

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A tribute to Picasso

A random shot in a cafe back in St.Petersburg. She looked so terribly lonely.

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