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.