5 CURRENT FAVOURITES

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1. Patches
I had to google how do you say "opiskelijahaalari" in English and according to internet it's student boilersuit. Sounds stupid. Student boilersuit are used in Finland universities for specific events (read: parties). The colour of boilersuits are determined by the faculty or programme. I study law, so my boilersuit is wine red. We can collect patches to our boilersuits by participating in various events (parties and contests), but we can also buy them from stores. There is tradition that you should never wash your boilersuit (although you can go swimming with it and "clean" it that way) and always sew patches by hand. 
I haven't bought patches over year, but then my boyfriend gave me this Paro inspired patch and I went crazy again. Ended up getting three more and now I have so much "fun" sewing them.
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2. Bron / Broen
I found Bron / Broen (The Bridge) from Netflix and I decided to gave it a go after I noticed it had gotten 8,6 points from Imdb. It's a Scandinavian crime drama, which is extremely well-made. There is no special effects or a new case in every episode. Instead, it's dark, realistic and well balanced story which is occasionally funny. I love that the main character Saga (Sofia Helin) is different (You'll find out) and strong person. I loved Bron / Broen so much that I watched two seasons in few weeks and then borrowed third season from my local library, because Netflix didn't have the third season. Well spent sleepless nights.
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3. Lush Eau Roma Water
After I finished reading Katja Kokko's "Aidosti kaunis" book, I realized that I needed toner water for my face. My face is really dry during winter and even sometimes during summer. I have tried so many different moisturizers and ways to keep my face moist, but they haven't worked so well. After I bought Eau Roma water from Lush and used 3-6 times/day my face has been so much better. This is already my second bottle. 
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4. Satumetsä
Satumetsä Iittala series is back! Satumetsä was 2009-2010 a seasonal product of the summer. When I first saw Satumetsä series I fell in love. I collected a mug, five plates and four bowls. After that I run out of the money and stores out of the Satumetsä. After all these years Satumetsä tableware has been my favorite one. I couldn't be happier when I heard that Satumetsä is coming back this summer as a seasonal product again. They are going to sell them till the end of the summer. I have already bought three mugs and huge plate and of course I'm planning to buy more. I'm trying to collect them enough, so in future I could have nice dinner party and I would have beautiful set of Satumetsä tableware on the table.
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5. Star Wars The Force Awakens
Today I did small morning cycling trip to mall. I was there before mall opened and I was able to buy The Force Awakens lowest price as possible. Anywhere else price was 17,95-19,95e, but with little longer cycling trip I was able to get it with 12,95. It was funny to see (and somehow also relief) that I wasn't the only one there. After I got mine, lots of other including really cute little boy where running to get their pieces. I'm happy that I'm finally able to watch The Force Awakens again and that I was able to save a little money. On the other hand I spend it five minutes later to buy Rambo all kind of
 different treats.

That feeling when you're not necessarily sad, but you just feel really empty.

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Istun tällä hetkelläni poikaystäväni asunnossa jätkäsaaressa kuuntelemassa vanhoja luentoja. Hörpin appelsiinimehua ja annan tasapaksun luennoitsijan äänen valloittaa sieluni hetkeksi. Pakenin arkea hetkeksi Helsinkiin. Tuntui hyvältä jättää Joensuu taakseen, nauttia pääkaupungin monipuolisesta ruokakulttuurista ja käydä vilkaisemassa Game of thronesin The Hall of Faces exhibition mainoskiertuetta. Rautatuoli oli kyllä kokemuksen arvoinen, vaikka kokonaisuudessaan pehmitin persustani sillä vain ruhtinaalliset 30 sekunttia. Löysin arkistoista fiiliksiä viime viikon työvuoroista, niitä muistellessa onkin "ihana" palata lauantaina taas töihin.

Istun keskellä yökerhon lattiaa,
kelmeät siivousvalot päällä
nyplään jalkapohjastani irti
lähes näkymätöntä lasinsirua.

Likainen pohjasta lahonnut vanha tennari
lojuu vieressäni.
En ole raaskinut ostaa uusia työkenkiä.
Alitajuntaisesti kai ajattelen
että mä katoan täältä kohta kuitenkin.

On yksinäinen olo.
Jääpalakone heittää välillä lohduttavaa
kalinaa muuten mykkään kohtaukseen.
En uskalla vetää sirua irti,
mutta täällä ei ole ketään muutakaan.

Välillä en vain yksinkertaisesti jaksa.
En jaksa joka viikonloppu
ahkeran kouluviikon jälkeen
hinkata toisten oksennuksia kokolattiamatolta.
Olen kiitollinen työpaikastani,
mutta tuskin kukaan voi myöntää rakastavansa
yökerhojen siivoamista.
Alkuviehätyksen jälkeen
kyllästyy kantamaan lasinsiruja kotiin,
metsästämään niitä ihon alta,
tai hinkkaamaan oksennuksia.

Työni ei ole henkien pelastamista,
minä vain putsaan paikan,
jotta se voidaan palauttaa samaan kuntoon 
taas seuraavana yönä.

Pikku hiljaa puristan lasinsirun varovasti ulos.
Veri alkaa valua.
Jääpalakone alkaa taas kalista.
Sukka muuttuu hieman punaiseksi.
Käynnistän siivouskoneen.

Ps. Ostin uudet kengät,
mutten töihin.

CELEBRATE EVERY TINY VICTORY

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Tänään annoin itselleni ansaitun vapaapäivän velvollisuuksistani. Kuluneen viikon aikana olen auttanut isääni muutossa, tehnyt ennakkotehtävät valmiiksi ajoissa, sairastunut mahatautiin, tehnyt tentin mahataudissa, tehnyt japanin tentin yhden päivän kertaamisella ja käynyt vielä töissä. Rehellisesti olen itsestäni ylpeä, että jaksoin puskea haasteista läpi enkä lannistunut. Sinnikkyys on yksi arvokkaimmista asioista, joita vanhempani ovat minulle opettaneet. Periksi ei vain anneta. Olen myös kiitollinen, että viime vuosina äitini on myös saanut taottua päähäni että riittää että tekee  vain parhaansa. 

Today I gave myself a day off from my responsibilities. The previous week I have helped my dad with moving, done preliminary assignments on time, got stomach flu, done exam on stomach flu, done Japanese exam even I had only one day to reread to it and furthermore went to work. Honestly, I'm really proud of myself, because I didn't give up. Persistence is probably one of the most valuable thing my parents have taught to me. You just don't give up. I'm also grateful that my mom have taught me in recent years that it's enough if you just do your best.

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Shades - Asos

Juhlistin tänään pientä saavutustani. Kävin rauhassa viikon tauon jälkeen salilla, mutustin vohveleita ystävän kanssa ja luin rauhassa kasaantunutta muotilehtien pinkkaani. Täydellistä.

I'm celebrating my tiny victory from my responsibilities so far. There is a lot more to come, but today I didn't think about it at all. I went to gym after a week break, ate waffles with friend and read fashion magazines. Perfect.