Monday, December 31, 2007
The last school term has been very hectic and busy that i just wasn't able to spend as much time on this blog. Though I always had my camera with me, I just wasn't up to taking any shots. So I'm going to give this blog one more chance and hope that those who have been visiting before will me a chance as well.
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
The match between Finland and Poland for the European Qualifications just ended in a draw, 0-0. This was taken an hour before the match started. The Polish supporters are seen gathered here.
This is the Olypmia Stadium in Helsinki.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
Saturday, September 8, 2007
Bottle and Can returning in Myyrmanni shopping centre ín Myyrmäki, Vantaa. The cost for returning them are as follows:
Pullot refers to bottles and the prices are indicated according to the size of the bottle.
Tölkit refers to cans.
Korit refers to cartons and they different prices for empty(tyhjä) and full(täysi) cartons.
Friday, September 7, 2007
Thursday, September 6, 2007
People lining up in a queue on the right so that those who want to walk ahead can do so on the left.
Sad to say, this is something that is rarely seen in Singapore. We have signs telling people to keep to the left but they just occupy both sides and those wishing to pass in a hurry are never able to do so.
How is it in your own city/country? Do people give way?
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Monday, September 3, 2007
This red van was accompanying a truck that was wide and long. The truck had some difficulty making the turn. So the driver from the red van had to get out and guide the truck in the turning. Find out how long the truck is in tomorrow's blog.
Notice the sign on the red van: 'Leveä Kuljetus' meaning Wide Transportation.
Sunday, September 2, 2007
Saturday, September 1, 2007
Friday, August 31, 2007
This is called the Raketti. (Rocket) I tried this once, the first time I went to Linnanmäki and that was enough for me. It's scary when it just shoots up and then it comes down suddenly and hangs in the middle for a while.
As you can see, the legs are left dangling out. It is 60m in height and has a seating capacity for 12. The ride lasts 2.5s.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
This is the Panoraama ride in Linnanmäki Amusement Park in Pasila, Helsinki. The park is very busy during the summer season. Though the weather has turned a bit chilly now, it is still open till mid September.
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
The first photo from Helsinki for this blog. This is Helia Campus in Pasila. Helia merged with another school last spring and is now known as Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences.
I start school next Monday but had to go down to school today to get some paperwork done. As you can see, it was a nice and sunny day. No jackets needed. :-)
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Hi all, I’m back in Vantaa. It was a wonderful 3 month holiday in Singapore. I had wanted to post some pictures of my holiday but that didn’t take off too well. So hopefully I’m back to posting regulary for this new site.
First, a change in the blog title. Why Helsinki-Vantaa? I live in Vantaa and go to school in Helsinki. The cities are very close to each other. For example my school is 30 minutes away and i spend a considerable amount of time in Helsinki: be it shopping, visiting friends or dining out. Helsinki, Vantaa, Espoo, and Kauniainen make up the Helsinki Metropolitan Area. View the map.
The apt start for this new site would have to be the Helsinki-Vantaa airport which is situtated in Vantaa. The airport however is internationally just known as Helsinki (HEL). This was taken yesterday on my arrival here.