taking it easy right now, i need it.
tried yin yoga with my favourite "monkey" tiina mankki.

gathering sun energy and maritime air at fölisön.
























tomorrow i'm flying to cologne to represent our uni at a seminaar for young european journalists.

but first i'll celebrate wappen in berlin with janccu :D

29.04.2014 kl. 17:17

summertime madness

already in april :D

the bridge was full of fishermen and -women.

while i and cami walked around drumsö, some people sunbathed halfnaked. 

by the way, i love my lumia's camera, so handy and fun!

25.04.2014 kl. 21:18

the coolest man of the country

i got an unique opportunity to attend the photography expedition by pata degerman.

i knew that he was a mountain climber, an adventurer and a family father - but not that he's a natural comedian, a painter, a nature expert, a businessman and a fantastic photographer.

when a polar bear comes too close he rather shoots with a camera than with a gun.


01.04.2014 kl. 21:51

birds song

a walk from uni/work together with this lady last thursday.

we heard birds singing in the evening sun and these pics are from the place named the birds song.
i will spend monday evening in this old people's home. i'm doing a publication for the foundation.

31.03.2014 kl. 19:14

no repression

trying out some dance moves in front of the "mirror".

thirsty - liquid as liquid :P
27.03.2014 kl. 05:27

talkative and thirsty

... could as well be photos of me ;)

26.03.2014 kl. 17:26

free like a bird?

23.03.2014 kl. 20:19


sometimes i have a bottomless stomach, but it's nothing compared to the apetite of an elephant.

baby shower - literally.

25.03.2014 kl. 06:16

the tightrope artist

an afraid aunt?

show business is exhausting ...

colourful company.

24.03.2014 kl. 09:31


there are 6 albino tigers in the world - i have seen one of them.

i'm sceptic to keeping animals trapped in cages and turing their life into a circus, but here at the open zoo they seemed quite alright.

i admit it was cool to see them from such a short distance.

23.03.2014 kl. 12:25

antarctis or thailand?


20.03.2014 kl. 22:18

there's something fishy

there are not many museums in bangsaen, but the university is specialised in marine biology.

looking at aquariums is fun whatever age you are.

the stingrays are my favourites!

luna and the mola mola.

19.03.2014 kl. 21:40

more monkey business

the twenty eleventh bubble tea café ;)

we bought some mouthwatering snacks from this lovely man and his wife ...

but, before we were out of the car on the monkey hill most of the goodies were gone! argh!

that's why we didn't buy them any bananas - the theft was enough!

they were humane, but in a grotseque and ... animalistic way.

wanna eat my fleas?

17.03.2014 kl. 20:20

morning glory

our koh samet rooster + the neighbours karaoke night = not much sleep.
luckily we're on vacation ;)

rabbits seem to have good taste: watermelon! 

07.03.2014 kl. 06:06

corals and sea urchins

snorkling tour from koh samet. only 13 euros for a one-day-tour including lunch!

i caught a crab and got niped!

i also dared to lift a sea urchin but luckliy none of us stepped on one.

our hopp-iland-kalle


06.03.2014 kl. 19:36

salt and watermelon

here still pale as porcelain, but not anymore. 

03.03.2014 kl. 09:08


swimming, fresh food and friendship.

02.03.2014 kl. 18:01

hot dogs

most thai dogs are wild, but these beach buddies seem to have a quite easygoing life.

02.03.2014 kl. 04:28


the cycle of life of a thai frog - a tragedy.


01.03.2014 kl. 10:10

going bananas

27.02.2014 kl. 21:21

reggae mermaids

27.02.2014 kl. 16:16

island in the sun?

we packed only bikinis, snorkling stuff and shorts for a long weekend on koh samet.
typically it was the coldest and rainiest day since october.

25 degrees and i caught a flu ;)

a beautiful stroll along the beach with banana pancake made us smile again.

and crazy tourist stuff and detailed toilet signs.

27.02.2014 kl. 01:01


everything can be sold at a thai market. even some hairy friends:

or a t-shirt with the swedish word for friend?!

25.02.2014 kl. 18:18

fish feeding

21.02.2014 kl. 02:36


no one earns to be killed, not even the snakes. 

paradoxically thai buddhists eat meat, because well-chopped meat isn't meat ;) ? 

20.02.2014 kl. 02:10

sun rise - sun set

pensioneer aquatics at 7:30 am.

ready with tv course reading. 
15.02.2014 kl. 18:18

going bananas

my aunt fed monkeys at the nearby mountain.

this one was the king of the car.

below the hill is thailand's biggest oyster farm

guess i also have to give them a try?

they were scaringly humane. i'll find out what species


12.02.2014 kl. 11:11

solid sea

17.01.2014 kl. 19:39


trying to kill my tummy bug with some fresh air (-10 degrees).

in a couple of weeks i will be flying towards the equator.

a slow walk in eskimo clothes in this winter wonderland wasn't too bad ;)

16.01.2014 kl. 18:18


after a great epiphany dinner i (sort of) accepted that the holidays are over and "moved" back to tölö.

my amaryllis had jumped off the windowsill.
fine - i get it! christmas really is passé.

but it got replaced by a fresh orchid from a photo friend.
it triggers the thai fever!

photo editing, basso radio, buying yoga shorts, dentist and exotic smoothies = calm tuesday chill.

08.01.2014 kl. 14:14

nyfiken på tölöviken

these were talking a bath outside the opera, so i bet they were curious in exploring the real swan lake for once.

they might be sick and tired of performing that ballet show. 

14.11.2013 kl. 17:17

hurray it's father's day

fathers are like streams
they follow and guide us on our life paths. even through snow and ice.


fathers are like trees
they grow wiser
provide us with nutrition and a healthy atmosphere
know when it is time to save and bloom
bring us out closer to nature and down to earth
are biological
remind us about our roots.

10.11.2013 kl. 07:07

leaves leave

luxiorious to live 5 minutes from the sibelius monument. it is always fun to go tourist watching there and howl in the pipes.

09.11.2013 kl. 09:09

trees are poems

i liked the exhibition in the sinebrychoff museum. it's worth a visit.

i you need company i could join for a second watch. mom and i saw it during summer.

today we relaxed after a tough week with sushi, photography, tea and dark chocolate in tölö. she is the most caring mother you can imagine, but still chill as friends <3

08.11.2013 kl. 11:11

holes for howling owls

underneath the owl's branch
where to find mice
for a proper owl's brunch

07.11.2013 kl. 16:00

jag anar ugglor i mossen

svenska dagen till ära hälsar jag er goddag på mitt modersmål. jag har verkligen haft fullt upp på skol- och jobbfronten, men träffade på en ny granne på väg hem från lunchen.


hej på dej hökuggla!

här är en hemsk uggelhistoria som slutade lyckligt.
också den här krabaten var en hökuggla utan självbevarelsedrift.

lite lik mig kanske ;) ?
06.11.2013 kl. 15:06

100: celebration time

100 days of photographing and updating in a row. 
maybe a reason to celebrate petite μ with a pair of jeans?

i seldom shop so i just guessed the size. i can tell these weren't the ones i chose. 

so the shop keeper tried to hide a smile and brought some she thought would fit.
real professionalism

what do you guys think, should i become a g-star?

today we also celebrate the finnish literature and my way to honour was to held two big presentations on uganda bilingually.


10.10.2013 kl. 20:20

97: dull fall

just an ordinary day. just a gray neighbourhood house.

a common sight, but now dressed in the red ruby robe of autumn.
like the traffic light:

i stop and breath and suddenly remember approaching deadlines

too much to do makes me see red


07.10.2013 kl. 20:34

96: symbiosis

late for a meeting, tried to call my friend who didn't answer. then i realised that the rest of my numbers disappeared = incapacitated.

felt stupid. i am a part of the modern handicapped generation who can't handle phoneless situations.

i stumbled upon a letter which exactly met my obsessed demand. the last part.


a happy ending. i met these giggling veggie burger eating buddies.

our laughters tend to conclude in a colourful big bang! we don't even need to be high on sugar.
they are sweet and crazy enough. just by themselves. the best combination, don't you think?

the same characteristics as what i like about our city. first you see the beautiful architecture and then you spot that someone still (... or already) celebrates christmas with an advent candlestick on the ledge.

sometimes the creative madness is more evident.

took a pause from urban absurdity in good old esbo. we celebrated mum's birthday with a harvest dinner.the city and its suburbs - in symbiosis. luckily i have homes in both.



06.10.2013 kl. 20:06

95: make peace not war

i watched the greenpeace demonstration from a peaceful room, but did not risk worsening my flu in the brisk wind by actually participating.

thought i would help someone somehow anyhow: 

on my way to help granny with the grocery shopping i stumbled upon this cannoon and covered it with daisies.

there was a whole sea of them ... in october? even they seem to gather strong and evergreen for green peace.

go flowerpower!

safe and sound at the grandparents home.  she stood so calm beside the doves. the same colours, the same message.

guess her age?

soon 76 and gorgeous!

i dropped down in their sofa and had a vivant discussion with granddad. he still works as an architect

my ancestors. granny lost her father in the war as a little girl. new generations cannot fully appreciate peace as she does. 

memories preserved in the portrait right by her head. my granddad is much alike his granddad on the portrait above.

05.10.2013 kl. 20:01

89: fresh air and vitamins

studying in the rocking chair, eating slow food and vitamins and relaxing at the summer house. try to boost my immune system to kill off the stubborn bacillus. 

this week i'll be a duracel ;)
01.10.2013 kl. 05:05

88: snappertuna sunset

caught a less natural caterpillar on a countryside beach. even an ancient nokia can be useful when the camera is at home.



30.09.2013 kl. 20:46

87: slow saturday

welcome to the slow food festival in fiskars!

a soul mama and my friend daniel.

the market in colours.

the icecream queue, oat coffee tasting and happy family members with or without fur.

i tried the best seitan ever at soul mama's kitchen. it was definitely worth waiting for.

neither the cold day or my flu stopped me from tasting cloudberry icecream for dessert.

this will be the sunday dinner.

the slow flow continued throughout the day at snappertuna. sausage grilling and sauna swimming under the starry sky.

28.09.2013 kl. 22:55

85: spring feelings in autumn dullness

soon the sea looks like the crackeled car window. i want to break the trend and stop us from moving towards colder and darker times. i am already grumpy and cold enough due to the never ending flu.

seeing some hope between the ventilation grid.  

dreaming away to may during the photo club's competition. the autumn leaves outside remind me of the cruel reality.

65 anynymous photos and honourable mentions to all four members of my family - almost too good to be true.

my three photos are the pepsodent smiling zebra, the blue church and the dancing dolls.

i guess we must be a good team then: hugs home!

26.09.2013 kl. 23:34

84: slow

slow morning at my photo friends house. i borrowed clothes due to the sudden coldness and took the metro straight to uni. not that my brain absorbed much of today's info packet, but i don't like skipping classes.

struck by some hail at the bus stop.

tired of being ill, so i headed towards slow food helsinki's harvest party. brought a dessert my mum used to make. spiced it up and made it ecological and local.

hello there mr halloween! someone else seemed to have an autumn party as well. but i bet it was not as delicious as our's.

i felt immediately integrated into this lively international slow food family.



26.09.2013 kl. 17:00

80 1/2: on the other side of the waterfall

mariefors may be calm and picturesque, but also gives room for the local mc club. i could not resist the ash trays with cute skulls, so climbed up the stairs ... surely not to heaven ;)

also the virginia creepers chose to climb up up up the walls of the hospital.

nature and architecture in cooperation. this is how i prefer it.

ducks converting to the the dark side

23.09.2013 kl. 07:00

80: three hundred photos

i am a member of the nordic countries oldest photo club. we headed towards mariefors for our yearly autumn trip.

result: around 300 pictures. here comes selection one (excluding the secret candidates saved for the competition).

only 45 min driving from home and still the colour cascade of the seasonal change was far ahead of helsinki.

romantic functionalism around the mental hospital. i believe in quicker recovery in picturesque surroundings near nature.

my flu forced my to take breaks, but no problem when kinuskilla was around. 

cutlery in a brown bag = genious.

almost too good to be true that so many customers had chose to spend their september saturday in the seemingly "middle of nowhere".

farewell prejudice. the factory buildings reflected in the calm lake which turned into a small water fall.

well, this don't seem to have been a long running race - prefect for slow and ill me.

(even this short and) i cheat. this is a dubble exposure (two images on top of each other) of the start and finish.

22.09.2013 kl. 18:22

74: natural

the soul sisters made raw cup cakes to celebrate the sunny september sunday.

natural ingredients served by a natural beauty

(and shooted raw and natural with her phone camera.)

16.09.2013 kl. 17:00

73: lost in the pumpkin garden

i feel like a shame for the world of orienteering. i used to compete in that sport, but this evening i tried to bike to a friend and returned 3 times to the same colony gardens.
i blame the tired brain cells after a long but fruitful day at work. 

after a phone call and an advice from a gentleman i eventually arrived.

chai latte, chatting and chilling. we packed some donkeys and i lost the game with pride. packing has never been a strenght of mine.

15.09.2013 kl. 21:37

68: like the lamb longing for green utopia

enjoyed evening jogging with jonna on the island between us. almost forgot to breath between all words i had to say.

quiet chill at home gave some rest to the vocal cords. lubricated them with fine japanese green tea.


finally opened the box and whisked my very own matcha

guess the box wasn't pandora's after all.

why did i not dare to jump over my fence of fear earlier?
this is as green something can get and even decorated with a foam border.
i can taste no bitterness at all.

10.09.2013 kl. 15:15

66: sunny september saturday

we arrived a day too early to the japanese tea ceremony in town, but no problems. we caught another (= better) on sveaborg.

janccu seeking soft ice in september heat.

the warm archipelago wind followed on the ferry back. cutting cray fish with morbide medicine students ;)

even petite μ is too tall for the mirror !

08.09.2013 kl. 20:22

62: happy to have helsinki as home town

a promising start. foreign reporting with inspiring teachers and class mates from zambia to china.

free champagne and adorable french exchange students.

the evening was made for a photo stroll. i met an ostriche who stood still long enough for me to get a picture.

how can a capital city be this green? 
the green theme continues in the traffic. i wish i could ride my bike soon again ...

this giant fellow enjoyed the sunset at tokoi beach.

now even i am ready to accept autumn. soon the green starts to leave both the leaves and the traffic. no way i will bike in the cold.

04.09.2013 kl. 15:15

55: lazy days feat. butter goose

translate the last words into swedish ...
say hello to janccu's gluten free butter birdie ;)

the result of a funny sleepover,
maybe she got inspired by me talking and laughing in the sleep? yes, she actually heard me laughing.

i swam in the sea, bought local maize, fried some chantarelles - trying to maximise what's left of summer.

28.08.2013 kl. 17:00

54: indian summer sleepover

swimming away the sweat after roller-skating in the evening sun

greek sallad, rosé and late discussions with her colourful family - could it be more mediterranean?

27.08.2013 kl. 21:30

52: island in the sun

siiri - the cookie monster

brunching and chilling on the terrace

exploring the frog pond and jumping on the stones with floppy flip flops and a swinging camera

signposts to guide us à la plage

there i met a mermaid

25.08.2013 kl. 19:00

51: marina - you better make this a tradition!

heading to holmen in the race boat hedvig ...

... and in the not as speedy pangdang ;)


our beautiful captain, hostess, chef and birthday girl

archipelago mohito was a hit

not to mention the crayfish. sonja found her favourite: huan carlos ... something ?

24.08.2013 kl. 22:14

pre 51: c u l8r allig8rs

birthday crayfish in the evening archipelago sun

i'm off to an island with finlandssvenska friends feasting cray fish and singing snaps visor. this is the place to be.

packning: no computer but the camera for sure.

häppi böööfdej dier mariiinaaa <3


seen earlier today: wtf ?

23.08.2013 kl. 18:00

49: the lynx takes a step

jon (blond and happy in the middle) soon steps towards nature photo studies at the foot of a lynx - lofoten - in Norway. bye bye with biologists at the beach.

evening sun through dubble sunglasses 


22.08.2013 kl. 12:12

40: the apple thief

sofia made delicious apple crunch so I just had to hunt for some more ...


13.08.2013 kl. 11:59

36: before and after kayak safari

picnic with soul sister

boat watch with 3 men

10.08.2013 kl. 00:06

early 35: pigeon party

wanna try? she asked. I did.

socks as far as I could see

07.08.2013 kl. 22:54

32: 4th of July - again?

4th of ... AUGUST party?

... while in my parents garden: picking pretty berries for pie


too much SUN for the sun flowers :( ... replacing them with eco herbs

04.08.2013 kl. 23:29

30: beautiful nightmare


02.08.2013 kl. 23:23

25: adventures after work

Why did I forget Sveaborg for many years? An oasis. Jumped from the cliffs after 8 pm - still hot

Then I found a giant

I hope this blind old man can feel how beautiful Töölö bay looks

The calm evening turned into a salsa party

28.07.2013 kl. 23:03

24: 1e hat & show jumping

Free hands to do a summer report for the radio and caught this lovely lady. The hat was a bargain from a flea market. 

After work I biked by these horse girls. Impressive, but riding is an unopened chapter for me.

27.07.2013 kl. 23:01

22: b&w beach & colour bubble

25.07.2013 kl. 23:07

21: sculls and garden party

i have a secret passion for sculls ... and felt as a big empty one today at work ;)

24.07.2013 kl. 22:29

15: the youngest guest

22.07.2013 kl. 19:52

12: Apple eaters and sand castles

21.07.2013 kl. 22:47

11: turning 50 with power!

21.07.2013 kl. 22:25

7: veggies to cure summer sickness

21.07.2013 kl. 17:41

captures through

l i l l a   m y  's 
lunettes de soleil

journalism student
radio reporter
amateur photographer

hot yoga
body combat

satsuma, sharon, smultron
raw goodies

blue-eyed ideologist.

home is where the <3 is
now helsingfors.

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