Monday, June 30, 2008

Dog Parking


An area outside a minimart reserved for dogs to wait while their owners shop.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Away...


Writing this from my transit location, Istanbul. Still have 2 more hours to go before I get on a flight to Singapore. HelsinkiVantaa blog will still continue with the help of my friend papi. She has graciously said that she would post photos while i'm away on my holidays.
Well, no need to guess which flight on the board is mine since I have given the location away... :) My last shot of Vantaa before I departed.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Get Smart!

In cinemas here soon...

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Look up!

Looking up the maple tree. No rain today...

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Raining again!

It was a rainy afternoon again! Much worse than yesterday. :(

Monday, June 23, 2008

Wet, wet, wet

Summer sales started in the shops today.. It is officially summer. But the weather dosen't seem to agree with the season. Raining cats and dogs today.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Saturday, June 21, 2008

One of these birds...

is not like the others,
One of these birds just doesn't belong,
Can you tell which bird is not like the others
By the time I finish my song?

Did you guess which bird was not like the others?
Did you guess which bird just doesn't belong?
If you guessed this one is not like the others,
Then you're absolutely...right!

Ah, Sesame Street is timeless.. :)

Friday, June 20, 2008

Pelorus

I took this picture only because the ship looked really fancy and stunning. Back home, I zoomed in the picture and found out that the name of this yacht is Pelorus. With the help of google and wikipedia, I found out a lot more.

Pelorus is the world's fourteenth largest private yacht at 377 feet 3 inches (115 metres) in length, with a price tag of US-$300 million (254 Million Euros). It was built at the Lürssen yard in Bremen, Germany to the design of Tim Heywood and was launched in 2003. It is currently owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich who happens to own Chelsea Football Club.

The yacht is currently docked in Helsinki. Not sure how long it is going to be here in Helsinki. Watch this video to have a closer look at yacht.

Tomorrow will be the longest day and MidSummer festivies are under way this evening.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

From one ferry to the other ...

Was on a school field trip to Suomenlinna sea fortress today. It was a sunny and beautiful day. This was taken from the ferry we were travelling on. We were on our way to the island while this ferry was making its way back to the city harbour.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Five little ducks...

well.. not so little. Happened to come across this stream on one of my walks through Louhela park.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Myötätuuli Rock 3

One more for the 2 day rock festival, Myötätuuli Rock. Here are the hosts of the Saturday event.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Myötätuuli Rock 2

It started to rain but it didn't dampen the spirits of those present. The show goes on with the Finnish heavy metal band Turisas.
Well, I didn't get wet cos I wasn't there. My hubby took these photos.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Myötätuuli Rock 1

The start of Myötätuuli Rock in Hakunila, Vantaa. This is a 2 day rock festival featuring acts mainly from Finland.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Rikhardinkatu library

Display in the children's section of the public library on Rikhardinkatu.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Diamonds and Rubbish

Happened to come across this clothes shop in Helsinki central. Just saw clothes, not sure what else they have there.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

wormy

it rained today... and i found this worm after the rain...

Monday, June 9, 2008

Great Place to Work

Some companies here are given this distinction.. This is just an ad.. will try to find the great places...

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Saturday, June 7, 2008

check mate

No one was playing on this day so we don't get to see the huge chess pieces that accompany this board. They are kept in the boxes that are by the sides.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Sightseeing

Double decker buses like this one is only used for sightseeing. Normal public buses in Finland are only one level. Double decker buses are quite common in Singapore.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Monday, June 2, 2008

Summer concerts

Summer in Finland means free concerts in the park. Have a picinic and listen to some music. This was in Louhela yesterday afternoon.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Theme Day: Corner Local Shop

June's theme day is corner local shop. This shop isn't around the corner but in Helsinki where the foreign oriental and african shops are located in Hakaniemi. This is where I get the asian stuff from beancurd to frozen roti pratas.
Wikipedia roti pratas

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