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Upcoming and awaited

Upcoming and awaited

Two events due in the first half of 2009 that interest me the most. Two terrific Finnish bands are coming to Vaasa:

Thu 12.3. Apulanta @ Hullu Pullo, Vaasa

Sat 2.5. Uniklubi @ Amarillo, Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, Vaasa

Thumbs up 🙂

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Friend or Foe

Friend or Foe

When you meet a person for the first time it’s difficult, sometimes impossible to foretell if you get on well with that person in the future.

Yet, there’s a number of signs, or symptoms, that do not normally lie to me. They say “not go”. It’s when a comparatively young and healthy person keeps […]

Shooting animals :)

Shooting animals :)

A moose deer

Hirvi

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A lynx

Lynx

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A power line pole in Palosaari, Vaasa

A power line pole in Palosaari, Vaasa

The famous Finnish design in action 🙂

Power line

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Das ist fantastisch, mein Herr… Der Rote Baron – The Red Baron (2008)

Das ist fantastisch, mein Herr... Der Rote Baron – The Red Baron (2008)

It’s the first occasion in a long time that I laughed over a war movie 🙂

The things looked far more promising in the very beginning though. The leading characters appeal to the eye: the baron himself is a bit thin and neurotic, yet, a simpatico blond type, and his beloved […]

This Friday’s choices

This Friday's choices

Actually, there’re no choices because we’re both down with a flu and sobriety is the keyword for this particular reason 🙂

But I have a pic of buckthorn short drink, which is typically on the menu in Vaasa’s restaurants, and thought I’d share the recipe, too.

Mix buckthorn juice, some sweet liqueur or cherry […]

Salmon in a bag

Salmon in a bag

Lax, salmo salar…my preciousssssss 🙂

lohi

I’ve tried it in many ways. But when I need it to be ready in the shortest time possible the scenario is as follows:

1. Scale the fish – I know you hate this job and so do I, but…

2. Chop a sufficiently large […]

Deep inside, Vaasa’s pretty old-fashioned

Deep inside, Vaasa's pretty old-fashioned

Definitely in a good way 🙂

Chimneys

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I wish they had chimney sweepers in high black hats walk the streets just like in Tallinn.

Snowhite

Snowhite

It’s everywhere.

On the seashore

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Island

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Have I told you lately…

Have I told you lately...

Splash!

…that this is the best winter in 3 years?

Beware of children

Beware of children

An old pic. Bought a bottle of sauna aroma and was amused by the translations 😀

Tervatuoksu

What’s wrong with Michael Jackson. Three kings (1999)

What's wrong with Michael Jackson. Three kings (1999)

Oops, Julkka did it again – watched an old movie 🙂 The first reason, I’m down with a flu and that’s a good excuse yeah. Second reason, aging Marky Mark appeals to my eye a great deal more now than in his early years and half-mast calvin kleins. Third reason, I didn’t regret a […]

You’ll know it’s -23C when…

You'll know it's -23C when...

… you find them there.

The crazy fishermen 🙂

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Shot from a long distance. Sorry couldn’t come closer 🙂 Having experiences with the Ladoga lake, I prefer NOT to walk on ice.

Another brick in the wall. Born on the 4th of July

Another brick in the wall. Born on the 4th of July

I saw it the first time in the 90s and the second time yesterday.

Taking into account my intolerance of Tom Cruise – a Kewpie doll with glassy eyes – I still cannot help appraising him for this really good job. Maybe the best one in his career, including but not limited to numerous […]

Arctic News

Arctic News

-23C outside and flu inside 🙂

16.02.2009 General blog update

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I’ve been for a walk on a winter’s day

I've been for a walk on a winter's day

All the leaves are brown And the sky is gray I’ve been for a walk On a winter’s day I’d be safe and warm If I were in L.A. Ostrobothnia dreaming On such a winter’s day

Forgive me the Mamas & the Papas 😀 But I couldn’t help it. Such […]

Money-washing and sauna spirit

Money-washing and sauna spirit

Sauna

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I wonder where the world’s going… This Saturday our names were the only ones on the sauna list. (We have a sauna in the basement of our house, with a time-sensitive 😀 list on the wall – you just choose an hour and fill […]