lauantai 14. syyskuuta 2013

Broadchurch and a quick update containing absolutely nothing of importance

Wohoo! Broadchurch is finally being broadcast also in Finland! MTV3 19.9.2013 21:00. 

If this British crime series is unfamiliar then just... watch it. Really. It is one of the best ones out there. I have to confess that I started watching it because David Tennant was in it, but from very early on it was clear that the show was something special. 

The story is basically a murder investication in a small costal town where a body of a young boy has been found. Besides being a crime series it also concentrates heavily on the impact it has on the small community. Similar thing might happen in any small town, where everybody knows everybody. How does a murder and the media affect the community? 

The show might be a little more slow-paced than others out there, but it still manages to be very gripping. Not only is the cast brilliant - Olivia Coleman as the 'good-cop' and Tennant as the grumpy-cat-like depressed-looking detective are just amazing - but also the music and the whole atmosphere of the show is really close-knitted, moody, beautifully shot and emotional.   

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So much for that :) My life outside popular culture and obsessing over fictional characters is quite boring. I have fever and haven't been to any lectures outside one philosophy lecture, which was actually quite nice. Except that now I have to read two books for that exam... and so far they're extremely dull. 

So now I'm just sipping a mixture of booze and ice tea... and staring at pictures of Tom Hiddleston in Tumblr. Yes. I'll go and continue that now. Bye!  

Picture palksdfnfa

maanantai 2. syyskuuta 2013

Wibbly wobbly timey wimey!

What the hell has happened to me..? x) I have finally found my inner Doctor Who fangirl! ...well, fangirl in general. And finally managed to write about it as well, it's been months now and I am absolutely hooked to the show!

During the first 2000's Doctor (Eccelston) I watched the show every once in a while, but something was missing still.

Then came THE Doctor.

David Tennant, the 10th Doctor, proved to be perfect for the role of this weird and wonderful time-traveller with that child-like energy, which really conveyed that he was enjoying himself tremendously. Of course I later found out that he'd himself been a fan since he was four years old or something and grew up with Tom Baker's version of the Doctor. Despite the bursts of energy and humour that he brought to the show, he is also managed to bring in the darker. sadder and the lonelier aspect of the character really nicely. Not to mention those beautiful brown eyes ;)

It took me a month's waiting to be able to watch The End of Time, where Ten regenerates into Eleven. A process in which also the actor naturally changed into Matt Smith. I like him well enough, but Ten is still definately 'my Doctor', as they say.

A very well made trailer of the Ten

This is the first time in a long while when I'm so thrilled about an actor. Actually I'm also going to see his performance as Richard II in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production in Stratford upon Avon in October, which is basically a dream come true. I still can't believe it really.

   Tennant as Hamlet. Pic from the Guardian's website.

ALSO I'm going to see Tom Hiddleston at the Donmar! What the hell!!! It finally seems like I have gone crazy, but hey... at least it's for Shakespeare ;) since I found out about those two actors I've found the inspiration for studying and reading again. I've also rediscovered my love for Shakespeare, which first kindled while reading Macbeth at high school. I could not even understand all of it, but it just felt like something special. The language was incredibly beautiful and the play itself was even quite scary! A feeling I didn't think a 400-year-old play would manage to wake up.

Tom Hiddleston as Henry V.  

Now all the plays I've read include Macbeth, Othello and Merchant of Venice (both for a course at the Uni), Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing and King Lear. Hamlet and Much Ado About Nothing are probably my favourites. The other one is so dark and the other so hilarious.

But so much for that! :D

maanantai 18. maaliskuuta 2013

Sorrow and Joy


My friend died resently. She was perhaps the only 'real' friend that I made in high-school and an amazing person full of humour and energy. Why does it seem that the person who most wanted to live had to pass away too soon. The memorial last weekend was beautiful and I got to meet some of the friends from Kejubo  again. It was really nice to see them and despite the sorrow I left feeling better than I did arriving.

I also have to thank Viivi one last time for introducing me to some great music that will forever remind me of her.

First of all... Kamelot. Because of her I listenend Kamelot with special attention at Sauna Open Air in Tampere and the music was great. If it wasn't for her I might have been next to the other stage.

Second.... GACKT. I listened some of his music during high-school but I guess my musical taste just wasn't ready. But now it indeed is. Some days after I found out she was dead, I kept my own personal 'memorial'. I listened to music and thought of her. Then I remembered how obsessed she was about GACKT and listened to the songs Ghost and Redemption. We were supposed to go to see him perform in Sweden, but I couldn't go because of lack of money, something I still regret.

Although I cried my eyes out when listening to the songs, the music really hit me and has helped me a lot in dealing with her death. It's also one of the most amazing workout musics that I've had! Try jogging at the pace of Vanilla and you just want to dance the whole time and grin at whoever stares at you like you've gone mad... again.  ;)

She once said that when she dies she wants us to have a party. I respect that and won't put a sad song here. This energy describes Viivi's character much better ;)

Vanilla (live) 

So long and thanks for all the fish! RIP.


tiistai 27. marraskuuta 2012

Hello everyone!

It's now been almost a year since I've last written here, so I thought I'd give a bit of around up on what's been going on lately and not so lately.

Firstly, I moved in with my boyfriend last spring. We now live in the center of Vaasa, which is a huge improvement from the suburb Old Vaasa apartment, which I thought was depressing and horrible in pretty much all possible ways. Now things are going well again. It feels again like I'm actually a student x)

Speaking of studying: I've been an international tutor now since autumn and it has been great! Although, I hope I could participate more, but as I have said; compromises are sometimes a must between two people. A couple of really nice German blokes have asked us (my boyfriend, me and a friend) to come to their place and cook a Finnish meal for them :D That should be fun! We'll see how that's coming together on Friday... Should be a blast, for they are really fun to be around. The only students that I've been in regular contact since I've started.

I should start writing my Bachelor's thesis... but somehow I still have difficulties in finding a good topic. Well that's always been my curse. I'm too much interested in basically everything to get a focused topic together and usually it comes to me only in the last second. We have a seminar meeting on Thursday and by then we should have a research plan together. I have a few ideas and I'm heading to see my supervisor tomorrow... I just hope I get out of his office on time x) the bloke realllly loves to talk. The last discussion took one and a half hours :P 

Also, we have currently four cats in here. Kismet and Eino had kittens and we still have one of them left.

I haven't been in karate for a while now.. which is sad and I kinda want to go back but also I don't. It's a bit of a weird thing at the moment. Well, I wouldn't have the money now anyway... I promised to my self once that I'd go back after Christmas... Let's see which side of me wins.

...And why does it seem that most of my friends in Vaasa are men...? -,-

lauantai 24. joulukuuta 2011

Well, it's Chtistmas! Again..

As all sensible Finnish people probably know, it' s Christmas, the time of happiness, peace and joy. The Christian celebration of the birth of Jesus combined with the ancient Germanic celebration of the darkest day of teh year (yule) and the day of St Nicholas. The declaration of the Christmas Peace in Finland on the other hand dates back to the Middle Ages. The Finnish Nuuttipukki a character from the Kekri fertility tradition, might also come by for food and drink.

Maybe once it was that.

Now: Disney!!! Consumption!!! By expensive presents for your darling little prats that are already spoiled for good! "DAAADY I want a new Nintendo game!" "Well of course my boy, anything you wish for". Yeah, well I'm an eternal cynic but unfortunately that's what Christmas seems to be nowadays for most people. I wonder what it will look like when the next generation is the one giving presents. Do they realize what's important in the world? Or do they just by stuff...?

At the end of the day people are not supposed to get all they want. It's life, so suck it up kids! :D

Teh end of Avautuminen....

lauantai 13. elokuuta 2011

Life, Cats and Berlin and the Train of Thoughts.

I am sitting here with a sleepy gingerwhite cat in my lap wondering about life and eating chocolade after I just finished watching a movie that had been translated from Going Greek to Wankers... The thing I have been wondering is how hard it is to give up a certain amount of intependence and freedom once you've gotten used to them. Still, I am happy this way and a relationship demands sacrifices. Eventhough this place (a suburb if you'd like to call it that way) seems to be equally active and vibrant as the village back home. x) Well, at least it's beautiful and peaceful here and the church's park and ruins of the old town are nice.

It requires a bit of getting used to of course, to spend some time here as well as in the center, but in the end it's wonderful to have a certain someone in you life next to whom you can cuddle after the day and with whom you can laugh and cry and whine (and fill crossword puzzles and sudokus - yes it's what your grandparents might do but who cares we're weird...) . I had long thought I would be the last person on earth to find that person but apparently there are people as crazy as myself ;).

Also! Why do these radioamateurs keep popping up in my life!!? x) Now I know 6 of them! First my mom, then my boyfriend, a few of his friends and yesterday it turned out our mutual friend from karate is also one of them! Hohooo, sounds ominous, "one of Them" * evil laugh * (Stroking a cat like the evil bloke in the movie) The cat, which seems to have endless resources of hair to spread around the flat. And my clothes. And my food. And my lungs... x) Love these furryheaps, though.

The news of the day, which really got me interested, was that the Berlin Wall was constructed 50 years ago. It's weird to follow the development of history.  This especially reminds me of our trip there and all the history that is also part of the present in Berlin. I would really like to go there again. Even live there for a while. I loved that city and the contrast and the amazing atmosphere it has.

A great 'beginning of the day -song' Have been listening to him a lot lately.

Morning blues ;)


keskiviikko 3. elokuuta 2011

Greetings, O my beloved ones!

It's back to school (Oh, yeah.. It's not a school it's a uni. People keep telling me that but whatever). Next week I'm off to the summer university, where I decided to go on a course that deals with European Union and stuff. It's one of the few courses that fit to my study goals (it's a part of this Intercultural Studies -minor subject complex that I've been doing.)

It's actually great to start studying already! It's weird how you miss it during the holiday. There's just something about learning things that keeps me on my feet. Probably the cruel reality will struck in a few days but it's worth it. Also, I'm planning on taking part to this autumns minor exams... I haven't decided which subject I should concentrate on. Germany or Swedish... That's a tough one. One option would also be Communication Studies (Viestintätieteet).

Life would be awesome if I hadn't have constant money problems. It's not so easy to try and live on one's own even if the folks would pay the rent. That's why I've been fighting a constant paper-war with various institutions the last couple of weeks. Otherwise it's going great : D I finally feel like I'm "gettin' a life" or something.  

Next weekend I'm off to see my family&friends back home. :))) Long time no see...

These songs will probably forever remind me about a certain BMW and our random trips around western Finland.  ;))

Vaasan keskustassa ikkunat auki x) Ei ne ihmiset yhtään kattonut...