Secondly, I swear I've never been so bored and frustrated in my life. All this waiting to get a job and applying for schools and panic, panic, panic, I despise it. To avoid all the anxiety, I've been to many events and met many friends and acquaintances and, gasp, new people!
|Story of my life.|
And now for the traditional picture spam of some things I've done, hope you're not hungry because there are some food pictures as well... Which reminds me, I haven't eaten all day, maybe I should grab a bite!
|Cake lollipop at Johto Cafe, with some exchange student friends visiting Helsinki. So good a cake, oh so raspberry...|
|Same day, bought a lace fan and feather hair clip accessory from Cyber Shop.|
|Inspired by Sokeri, my monster toy... Went to see my friend Linni!|
|Bought a double-deckered porcelaine serving dish from flea market. Probably not the most traditional sushi trade but who cares. Oh heavenly sushi, I made salmon and salmon roe sushi for the first time. Failed slicing but it was still so heavenly.|
|Chicken parmesan bagel at Picnic with mom, went to see Les Miserablés this day, it was so amazing!|
Speaking of Les Miserablés, I just have to post an obligatory picture of Eddie Redmayne as Marius Pontmercy here, I just fell in love with him and his freckles...
Great actor. He looks so unique and handsome... I haven't seen such a powerful movie as Les Miserablés in a long time and as a person having seen the Les Miserablés miniseries (the one with Gérard Depardieu) I had some high expectations of the musical drama film. It surpassed all my expectations, this movie was beyond amazing! I cried at least three times during the movie, not something which happens often since I'm such a badass, haha. I highly recommend everyone to see it.
|Fruits & Moomin chocolate egg and bought some delicious rum honey|
|So I look sophisticated now?|
This day me and my friend Henri went to see an event called Talks on modern Buddhism, it was a lecture & meditation in Helsinki and best of all, free. I think it was hoasted by Sumatikirti Buddhist Centre and I didn't know what to except so we were a bit cautioned but it turned out to be a nice experience.
And it's not everyday that you see a internationally famous Buddhist nun! Her name is Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong.
|The lecture was at Balder's hall at Aleksanterinkatu in the centre of Helsinki.|
I personally have similar thoughts to Buddhism, I find it fascinating and a very relaxed religion, though I wouldn't actually call Buddhism a religion, more like... knowledge, meditation, I don't know the right word but Buddhism to me doesn't seem that religious which I find to be a good thing. Buddha himself taught that he is an ordinary human instead of being a a god or a prophet. That's why I find Buddhism nice and relatable, more down to earth than other religions like for example Christianity. And no, I'm not saying that I don't like Christianity since I'm a Christian myself but I don't know whether I believe in it or not and sometimes it seems really forced... I would never give up on Christmas though.
However, I'm more of a spiritual person instead of religious and have my own beliefs which do have bits of many religions. I also believe in magic and some things that many would consider a total hocus-pocus... And on some days I don't think I believe in anything at all. That's how diversed my mind is and I'm not sorry at all. Wow, I think that's the first time I've talked about religion in my blog!
If you're interested in Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, you can find her videos on Youtube. Here is one video of her public talks in London:
After the event we went to have some drinks at Los Cojones and then as we realized we haven't eaten much all day, to this beer bar, I don't remember the name but I had never been there before, very nice, spacious place.
|enchanting oil candle.|
|Those chicken sandwiches were so delicious and there were so many of them, excellent.|
|And more candlelight featuring one of my Venetian masks. That night was so relaxing and peaceful.|
|Horse at my near meadow!|
And since this post is getting quite long as usual, I'll talk about impro2013 festival in the next post... :D