Tuesday, February 27, 2007

ready for elections

finnish parlimentary election is coming up soon.. here's a candidate. no idea wat he stands for. what is disturbing is that he chose to advertise on rubbish bins...

Sunday, February 25, 2007

snow on rocks

taken with my mobile..

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Friday, February 23, 2007

ikea in winter...

taken on my way home today. full.. not empty as when i first took a shot on a sunday in august

Thursday, February 22, 2007

path home

posting a day early cos i'll be away on holiday for a couple of days. The beginning of this week was ski week holiday for schools. Kids are sliding down the tiny steep slope here..
path home in october

Wednesday, February 21, 2007


twigs instead of snow.. ice rink beyond the twigs. wonder if u can see the goalpost and a player blocking it..

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

tons of snow..

a childcare centre in the distant.. temp's been pretty low..-20C.

Monday, February 19, 2007

bus stop break..

shattered glass at a bus stop... must have been broken for a long time i suppose. No glass pieces on the floor. But still quite dangerous to leave it like this...Hope they fix it soon.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Year of the Pig

The year of the Pig starts today..There was a Chinese New year celebration in Helsinki yesterday. People gathered together in Lasipalatsi to count down to the new year together with the Beijing live telecast. Photos in my Finland website.. taken about 5.45pm yesterday.
Take a look at celebrations back home in Singapore and other parts of asia.
Singapore, Keropokman
Singapore, Zannie

Saturday, February 17, 2007

warming up...

Usually in minus 10 to 20 C, the car engine is warmed up before drive off.
Chinese around the world are warming up to the lunar new year.. The year of the PIG!

Friday, February 16, 2007

no swinging around...

Swings are hung over like this to prevent the childcare children from using them. Main reason for this being, it is slippery.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

something new..

this is at martinlaakso train station. Seems like a new cafe is opening up.. there were no signs as to say what it might be. Just have to wait and see...

Wednesday, February 14, 2007


Happy Valentine's Day! And my 200th post today. Shadows on a snow covered road.
Notable days in the Vantaa DP:
My First Post
100th Post
Thank you all for your support!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

winter blues...

My posting has been off lately cos i've been 'off' lately. Was having fever on this day and thus this post being a day late. Used to the winter but still 'cold' happens ansd it is usual for people here to get the seasonal flu, cough and colds.. Aachooo.....!

Monday, February 12, 2007

Monday Blues...

Sorry, this nothing to do with Vantaa... One of my silly slammers. It used to 'scream' but the sound has died.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Friday, February 09, 2007

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

waits over...

the train never arrived this morning. was waiting for about ten minutes and then an announcement is made that the train is expected to arrive 25 minutes later. Well, I couldnt wait that long so I took a bus to school today. The photos the past two days were also taken this morning.
I've not been well to post the past couple of days and thus the 3 day posting today. It's been very cold lately -19C and -23C this morning. Some of the tracks were frozen and thus the delay for the trains this morning.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

and waiting...

for the train... continue to next day...

Monday, February 05, 2007


at the train station... continue to next day

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Under 12 Not Allowed...

This is from the elevator in my building. it is an old lift and the doors are not automatic. That is you have to pull the lift door to get in and push the door to get out. Wonder if that explains this notice here. "Alle 12 vuotiaat....hissiä. " It means that those under 12 years old are not allowed to use the lift alone. I have no idea why not. Any ideas..?

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Friday, February 02, 2007

In a line...

This is the path down from the train station. As you can see, there is a lot of walking space to the right. But the four people in front of me chose to walk on the left near the pole. The reason being it was wet and slippery.
Today, the temperature was above 0 C and the snow was melting away. Near my school in Helsinki, there were huge puddles of water everywhere. Not a pretty sight, wet mud.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

DP Theme Day: What really annoys me about my city

NO, beer bottles don't annoy me. It is the people who reek of them. It is common to board a train in the mornings with a drunk sitting next to you. It is usually a scruffy middle-aged man who smells of beer (also pee at times). He then starts to talk to himself or the passenger next to him. Even when he exits the train, the nauseating stench lingers on the carriage for some time... Urghhh!!
It is this whole situation tat annoys me.... the foul morning drunks. I dare not take a picture of a drunk for the reason, they might get violent on me. So the beer above is innocent. ;-)
KARHU means BEAR; the finnish beer i like the most.

A sample introduction text is:
52 Daily Photo sites are participating in the 1st December theme, "What really annoys you about my city", please use the links to below to visit them.

Due to time zone differences and other factors, the theme photo may not be displayed until later if you are viewing early in the day.

1 Porto (Portugal) -2 Stayton, OR (USA) -3 Albuquerque, NM (USA) -4 Tenerife (Spain) -5 Greenville, SC (USA) -6 Dubai (U.A.E.) -7 Evry (France) -8 Jakarta (Indonesia) -9 London (UK) -10 Sequim, WA (USA) -11 Buenos Aires, (Argentina) -12 Seattle, WA (USA) -13 Minneapolis, MN (USA) -14 Stavanger (Norway) -15 Joplin , MO (USA) -16 Nelson, New Zealand -17 Milano, Italy -18 Singapore (KeropokMan) -19 La Antigua Guatemala (Guatemala) -20 Nottingham UK -21 Singapore by Zannnie (Singapore) -22 Budapest (Hungary) -23 (Not Strictly Seattle, ) -24 Bandung (Indonesia) -25 Vantaa (Finland) -26 Hyde (UK) -27 Madrid by Dsole (Spain) -28 Oulu (Finland) -29 Saarbr?cken (Germany) -30 St. Paul [Carol] -31 Sydney (Australia) -32 Tokyo (Japan) -33 (Kyoto (Japan) -34 Trujillo (Peru) -35 Shanghai (China) -36 Rotterdam (NL) -37 Chicago, IL (USA) -38 Nice, (France) -39 Naples, Florida (USA) -40 (Hong Kong ) -41 Santa Clara, CA (USA) -42 Quito, Ecuador (South America) -43 Cottage Grove, MN (USA) -44 Paris, (France) -45 Manila (Philippines) -46 Brussels (Belgium) -47 Auckland (New Zealand) -48 Newcastle upon Tyne(England) -49 Houston, TX (USA) -50 Sydney by Nathalie (Australia) -51 Mumbai (India) -52 Anderson, SC (USA) -