Day 5: Your day

January 1, 2011 - Leave a Response

Happy New Year, folks. To all you back home, 2011 seems quite nice.

Have thought about new years resolutions today. Nobody seems to do them. “They’re stupid”, I hear. I don’t think I have ever made any. If I have I’ve certainly never kept them.

I think the main problem is that the New Year back home isn’t a new beginning in any way – it’s in the middle of the school year. It fits way better here in Australia, where it coincides with summer holidays.

Can’t think of any good resolutions. Other than to be fitter, happier, more productive. And maybe find a Kantian aim in life.

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Day 04: What you ate [yesterday]

December 26, 2010 - Leave a Response

Last spring (spring in the Northern hemisphere, that is. I am starting to get confused) it happened. I started exercising five times a week and eating less, especially empty carbs. I lost six kilos.

Now I’ve probably gained them all. I have no idea, and it feels good.

The result of that spring is that I now know how much energy most things contain. I have a pretty good idea of what is healthy and what is not. This is good.

Another result, however, is that I rarely stop thinking about it. I feel guilty when I eat heaps of unhealthy food (even though I know it’s not about what you eat one day, but what you eat the other 364 days). This, I don’t like.

I want to go back to eating healthy without thinking about it, and still eating chocolate and ice cream once in a while. I don’t want to think about how I should look, or even how I want to look. I want to not give a shit.

Anyway, the list is: cereal with milk, toast, tea, clementine. Smoked salmon sandwich (salmon being the only thing I would have had back home at Christmas), mince pie. Some Korean dish with vegetables and noodles.

My Christmas Day music

December 25, 2010 - 3 Responses

… is this.

Ok, George Michael’s official channel videos don’t work in Finland. Very disappointing. Maybe this works?

Call me Eliza

December 24, 2010 - 4 Responses

I haven’t had trouble with speaking English for a long time. Sure, I might have a hard time thinking of the right words from time to time, but all in all I think I’m able to express myself quite freely.

Suddenly, I’m struggling.

I sound too American, apparently; both because of the words I use and the way I pronounce things. Apparently saying that that’s how everyone speaks English back home is no excuse. Now my goal is to sound like this:

…and avoid saying trash, candy, beets, cab, flip flops.

Can’t think of more.

There are many more.

ps. Did you know that Spanish rain does not actually stay mainly in the plain?

Hyvää joulua

December 24, 2010 - One Response

It’s -20 degrees back home. In Sydney, where I am now, it’s 27.

Though I’m happy to be here, right now I would like to have snowball fights, drink glögg and watch Christmas shows.

It’s alive!

December 18, 2010 - Leave a Response

Mandatory travel update:

Spent about week or so in a hot and humid Darwin and around. We rented a four wheel drive and went camping (which according to most people there was a crazy idea because of the wet season) in the national parks, Kakadu and Litchfield.

Then took a train (The Ghan – I all trains back home should have names, too. Like in India.) to Alice Springs via Katherine. It was the kind of train you read about in Agatha Christie novels.

Spent a few days in Alice Springs, then took a tour around the Red Centre – King’s Canyon, Kata Tjuta and Uluru.

Flew to Brisbane where we spent a few nights. Then continued to the Whitsunday Coast where we went sailing and spent a few days on one of the islands.

At the moment I’m in Mackay, waiting for my flight to Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Will have to find skimpy neon coloured clothing and pink zink cream.

Wuuah

November 21, 2010 - Leave a Response

Wuaah wuaah.

This blog topic challenge thing was maybe not the best idea. Suddenly everyone is doing it, which includes heaps of people that write so much better than I do.

Also, I’m leaving Melbourne to go on holiday to Darwin and the east coast. Though I know you all, dear readers, are frantically waiting for new posts, I don’t know how much I’ll be able to blog. Tragic, I know.

The weather forecast for Darwin:

Monday        Afternoon shower or storm.             Min 26    Max 34
Tuesday       Afternoon shower or storm.             Min 26    Max 34
Wednesday     Afternoon shower or storm.             Min 26    Max 33

Day 2: why did I include this in the list?

November 5, 2010 - Leave a Response

His name was Joe. I was fifteen and he was 50.

He died a couple of months after I found out who he was. I doubt we would have had a future together anyway.

He sang about stuff like rebellion, consumerism and workers’ rights. Needless to say, that was all that was needed to win over my teenage self . That and a leather jacket. He even starred in I Hired a Contract Killer.

After a while Tom Waits took his place, but Joe will always be special to me.

 

Day 1

November 4, 2010 - One Response

When I was around five my mom drove my brother and me to our grandmother’s house in Iitti. We got pulled over by the police. My mom stopped and got out of the car, as did I. Before the policeman had time to say anything, I said “Mommy, is that man going to shoot us?” The policeman was so shocked he only said something like “No, no… er…” and left.

To this day it’s a mystery how I knew about guns and stuff, because I didn’t watch tv at that time.

In conclusion: I have had a shady past.

Challenge

October 31, 2010 - Leave a Response

My friend Alina reminded me I hadn’t blogged for three weeks. The reason is I never know what to write about. Then I read Mia‘s blog where she challenged herself to write about 30 topics. It’s a good list, so because I know you all are oh-so interested, I’ll do some of them.

(I neither know blog- or Facebook etiquette. Regarding the former, I don’t know if what I’m doing is comme-il-faut. Redarding the latter, I don’t know if commenting or wall-to-wall is better)

I’ve never had an urge to appear on Big Brother, so I guess this is my outlet.

Here’s the ones I challenge myself to do (Why not all 30? As they say in Finnish: rajansa kaikella.):

Day 01 – Introduce yourself
Day 02 – Your first love
Day 03 – Your parents
Day 04 – What you ate today
Day 05 – Your day
Day 06 – Your best friend
Day 07 – A moment
Day 08 – Your siblings
Day 09 – What’s in your bag
Day 10 – This week
Day 11 – Your dreams
Day 12 – This month
Day 13 – Something that upsets you
Day 14 – Something that makes you feel better
Day 15 – A first
Day 16 – Your fears
Day 17 – Your favorite place
Day 18 – Something that you miss
Day 19 – Your aspirations