Sunday, April 5, 2009

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Theme Day: Yellow

Yellow theme day today happens to coincide with the start of the annual Crazy Days (Hullut Päivät) sales by Stockmann. I haven't had the chance to go to the sales today.
Everyday till the 4th, the store has different items on sales. During this time, you can see people carrying a number of big yellow shopping bags. Maybe I'll try to bring you a shot of that tomorrow. Click on the link below to follow the other blogs with the yellow theme.
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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Hand Towels

"Have to throw since the toilet paper is always finished."

Sunday, March 29, 2009


Yesterday, when it was snowing for hours...

Sunday, March 22, 2009


Interesting lights at Robert's Cofffee/Iguana in Kaisaniemi.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Bright and Sunny

Loved the weather today... :)

Friday, March 20, 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Parking Restrictions

Customers are allowed to park for only 3hrs at the Myyrmanni shopping centre in Myyrmäki. Though parking is free, they still need to show their arrival time with the above parking disc or risk being fined.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Not quite spring

Took this today from the car while on my way home. Still a long way ahead for the snow to melt here ...

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Red in Oulunkylä

This was taken from Oulunkylä railway station. An interesting building but I'm not sure what it is used for.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Is the bus here yet?

This real time bus schedule in Oulunkylä is still being tested.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Helsinki Ink

Helsinki Ink tattoo show was held this weekend. These posters were drawn by 3 tattoo artists and were being auctioned. Biddings started from 20€. I'm not sure how much they were sold for in the end.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Friday, March 13, 2009

American Car Show

The American Car Show happens on Easter weekend. More info here...

Thursday, March 12, 2009


Snowy ice or Icy snow...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


How winter used to before it started melting towards spring...

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Taken this afternoon at Tikkurila bus station in Vantaa. Yucky!

Monday, March 9, 2009


Trying to get back to daily blogging. But somehow, I don't seem to find anything interesting to post. I wonder if it is because I'm at work 8hrs a day. Well, this is taken from my workplace. The 'background' for my desktop.
I hope to see a new post tomorrow.. :)

Friday, February 20, 2009

Nalle Sairaala

Ison Karhun Kauppa = Big Bear Shop with a Teddy Hospital (Nalle Sairaala). This shop located in Hakaniemi and there is another branch in Kamppi. There is even a teddy and hobby museum at this location. It was closed so didn't get a chance to go in.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Chinese New Year fireworks

Foodstalls and performances at Lasipalasti to welcome the year of the Ox. This was followed by fireworks over Töölönlahti.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Chinese New Year in Kamppi

The Chinese New Year will be celebrated in Helsinki in a big way, as the cities of Helsinki and Beijing host the Lasipalatsi square event for the third time this Sunday.

There will be Chinese food stalls and performances. This is followed by a countdown just before 6pm (midnight in Beijing) and fireworks. For more event details, check out Info is in English too.

I'll be there and will bring back highlights of the event this weekend.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Cafe Esplanad

Yesterday, I was at Cafe Esplanad in Helsinki. The cafe is famous for its huge korvapuusti (Cinnamon Roll) It costs 2.80 euro and was very filling.
The cafe also has wifi service provided by welho. It costs 1 euro to get connected for an hour. The service was easy and convenient to use. Just purchase the time by sending a sms.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


At 7 this morning. :)

Monday, January 19, 2009

Back to School!

This is Pasila, Helsinki. Back to school. Nothing much has changed. Well the cost of lunch has gone up again, from 1.05euro to 1.35. It seems to be going up every semester. It was just 0.90euro 2 years ago when I first started.

Sunday, January 18, 2009


Back home after a 6 month exchange program in Beijing. This is the view outside my bedroom window this morning. I arrived yesterday and am disappointed that there is not more snow. Good to be back though...

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Helsinki Cathedral from the side

A side view of the cathedral at Senate Square in Helsinki.