Spring news

Like last year my spring has been full of evenings when I watch nervously my team's games. And once again, for the 6th time in a row, we made it to the Finals. So I got to say, it feels pretty damn good to be rooting for a team that's become one of the strongest and best teams in the Finnish Hockey League.  No matter what happens this time, I'm proud of this team. Since I really hate that the games will end soon, I'm glad the World Championship games are still ahead! Go Finland 🇫🇮 and Tappara!

I have also quit eating snacks and all the yummy but unhealthy treats which I keep eating way too much. It's not forever but my goal is to stay like this until our trip to Thailand where I'll treat myself no matter what. But it's very good for me to stay away from candy, potato chips, ice-cream, soda, cookies etc for a while and I'm pretty sure I'll continue this after the trip. Now I just hope I'll be able to start exercising more too especially during…

New year, new try

It's been a very long time since my previous post. Too long. I think about writing here almost every day but haven't managed to actually start writing. Since this is just a hobby for me, I try not to pressure myself too much. Whenever I get the feeling I want to write then I go ahead but at the same time I let myself have days when I don't. But now during the previous months there have been too many of those days when I don't do anything for this blog. It's 2018 and already 3 months into it so for the honour of the new year,  I decided to have a new try of writing more often.

During my hiatus I came up with a new post series idea. Since I have so many unfinished posts about my trips, I will do a throwback series in which I'll write about the trips I've made and haven't had time to write about. So stay tuned for those!

Even though it's "only" been 3 months this year, kinda lot has happened. The biggest and saddest change I've had is lo…

It's time to fly again

Finally I can confirm this: I'm travelling to Osaka later this month! Actually I'm flying there already on next week's Friday. But for me it doesn't come that soon because I have been planning for it a long time now. My first plan was to go there in February to see EXO's tour but when I found out about this year's MAMA (Mnet Asian Music Awards) being held also in Japan, I decided to this time skip EXO's concerts and attend MAMA instead. I have been dreaming of attending MAMA in Hong Kong for many years and even though I'm not going to Hong Kong, I'm still super excited and happy I got to make this dream come true (at least some part of it). I have been waiting for a few weeks to know if me and my Japanese friend are able to get tickets for the MAMA because the tickets were "sold" by a lottery system and finally this week I got good news from my friend. I already had my boss's permission so I just had to buy the flight tickets that I h…

Karmiva Karnevaali -17

Last Friday I left earlier from work and took a bus to Tampere where I had planned to meet up with a couple of friends. I had suggested we go visit the Karmiva Karnevaali event in Särkänniemi and at least some of my friends were up for it. It was held for the first time starting from Friday the 13th and it ended last Sunday. A part of the park was open and filled with all kinds of Halloween and other decorations and lights. There were also various shows and activites (e.g. Burlesque performances, zombies who chased people, fire show). You could also ride some of the rides and play games (and TRY to get prizes) that are open normally during the summer. There were various eating places that had food with the scary theme e.g. a black hamburger which I ate.

I really liked the place as did my friends. It was fun and something different to do so I hope they'll keep organizing this in the upcoming years. The park with all the lights and decorations looked so cool when it was dark which …

Hello October!

October is here! Are there really only 3 months left of this year? Better start really enjoying the final months. This month means for me work and spending a couple weekends with my mum while we attend 2 fairs. Last month we went to Helsinki and next week Oulu and later this month Turku. Those weekends are tough but it's nice to help mum and spend time with her. Due to being busy on so many weekends, it was great to spend a weekend at home just with my dog last week and I have that same plan for this weekend too. I really missed just being at home so last weekend I enjoyed every second of it. Last weekend I baked American Cheesecake for the first time and it was really good! I'm not the best baker so I was happy to at least succeed with that. Otherwise I just watched ice-hockey and a couple of movies and on Sunday I had a cleaning day after a long time. This weekend sounds about the same but I was thinking of playing some PS3 games too since I haven't played anything in a…

14 weeks till Christmas

After coming back from Thailand last Wednesday, I'm back to my normal routine. I had such a good time in BKK especially with my friends that it has been quite hard to get used to working again. I just keep thinking about the trip and how much I wanted to stay there. I'm not gonna lie I did shed a tear (or "a few") on couple of the last days when I realized my trip is coming to an end and once again I have to go back to Finland. But that gave me more motivation to work hard, save money and keep planning where/when/what to study in Thailand as I have thought about going there to do the master's degree. Considering how much I enjoyed myself there again, I definitely want to go there to continue my studies. But first I need to survive until the end of this year working hard and hopefully continue working in the same place for next Spring. Then maybe already next Fall I could start doing the master's degree. Before that there's this fall and winter to survive…

1 week to go!

In one week I'll be going back to my 2nd home at least for a short while. Next Monday I'm flying to Bangkok with my mum for a 10 -day holiday. My mum has to do some shopping for her company and well I don't really need to have a reason to go there... But actually this time I'm not just thinking about the shopping and eating etc I can do there. This time I'll have friends to meet too which is awesome! Right away on Tuesday after I arrive in Bangkok, I will meet one of my Japanese friends who's on holiday there too. Last time I saw her was in Osaka last December so it's nice to see her again after many months. There's one other person who I'm really excited to meet after a bit over 1 year: Koh, my dear Thai friend. I can't wait to meet him and fortunately I'll probably see him too right away on the first day. Having friends around the world is just the best thing ever! It makes travelling a whole lot more exciting. Although I'm not saying …