Last summer I was enjoying my ice-cream in a hot summer day in Punavuori district. I sat on my longboard in the corner of two big streets and just let people pass me by. Suddenly someone came to me and asked if I was a local in Helsinki. He was from London and had started this art project about locals and tourists in various cities around the world. Maybe I'd be interested to take part? Hell yes!

Pics by me in Local vs Tourist

I was handed a disposable camera, an envelope with an address and enough stamps to London. The assignment was to take pictures of "my Helsinki". Streets, people, what ever I wanted. And once the camera was full, just return it to him via post.

Today I got an email from Pedro, the guy who gave me the camera. The site was up and running! This far they have pictures from Helsinki and Mexico City from both locals and tourist. It's kind of an interesting detail, that most cameras sent back are from tourists. I wonder where all the locals have forgotten their cameras...?

Check the Local vs Tourist -site

Watching those pictures make me miss summer. It's hot days and nights and the endless feeling of peace and happiness. Have a lovely weekend everybody!


One roller derby girl in making

Pic Miika Karttunen
My time in the Helsinki Roller Derby freshmeat training period is close to it's end. We had our last practice last Sunday and our coach and a derby ref Mick Dagger took a pic of our freshmeat group above. Can you find me? Nirvana will be the hint of the day.
This week's Sunday is the doom day number one. We are all taking part to the minimum skills test which is something everyone has to pass in order to start practicing like a real roller derby girl. Tuesday is the doom day number one, the day that I fear the most - a written test about the rules. If I pass both tests, I can be part of a real team, get my derby name (have one picked up already!) and traing with all the other cool athletics in Helsinki Roller Derby. If not, I just have to wait untill the tests are organized again and try again.
Sooooo... wish me luck!


I'm so f**king rad, right?

To start my year like a little firecracker, I
a) got a promotion, say hello to area manager!
b) went to Stockholm for a roller derby bootcamp
c) did the dishes

Other than work, my time is shared between Gekko-boy and this Drummer dude who's been lounging at my place (&life) for quite a bit now.

The theme for 2012 will be "Drink less, excercise more". Like? Yes. Like.

My new year party hair by Sirkku @ Osos Polares. Very My Little Pony alike!
Kiss kiss & good night!