Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Away From Vantaa!

Finally everything is settled. Sorry, for not posting in a while for those who have been visiting here. First the exams kept me busy, then busy packing to get home.

Yup, I'm in Singapore. Should have arrived on Sunday but due to flight delay arrived only on Monday. The above was at the Helsinki-Vantaa airport on Saturday evening. No more straight Finnair flights so had to take British Airways via London. The delay occured in London. The plane had to turn back after an hr twenty minutes into flight due to technical difficulties. Anyways we were provided with hotel accomodation and the flight was scheduled for Sunday.
So here I am back home in hot, sunny Singapore. Vantaa DP will be on a summer break for 3 months.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Helsingin Pantti (Helsinki Pawnshop)

This is actually in Vantaa. See May's theme day. This is from my stock photos. Sorry, busy exam week and I haven't had the time to take new shots.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Finlayson mattress

Comfortable for everyone...

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Nordic walking

Back to finnish summer activities. Here's nordic skating instead of the usual walking with poles.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Got the right stop?

Bus stops here are identified by street name like the one above or by the building situated near the stop. The street names are in Finnish and Swedish.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

up in the air

well not quite in the air but on the roof of the train shelter. Wonder how the bottle ended up there. This station is above ground level and there is not another level above where i am standing.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Cash Tikkurila

Sell your old items for cash. OR buy something at Cash Tikkurila.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Fazer Chocolates

Yummy assorted chocolates from Fazer.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Robert's Coffee

No Starbucks's in Finland. Robert's Coffee is the local coffee chain here... It's good but I still do miss my latte's from Starbucks and Coffee Bean.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Give way

for the elderly. Notice found in the bus.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Finnish Science Centre

Nope, it's not a space craft. It's just the dome of the Finnish Science Centre, Heureka. Here's a look at an optical illusion 'on' Heureka in an earlier post.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007


Do you have a 'hole' in your expenses? Helsingin OP bank will help to cover the expenses. This is the 2nd part to the 'holy ad' from April 24th.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Theme day: City exchange

This month the theme day was a bit odd: to post a photo of a city other than mine. The idea was not to post a photo of my last vacation in Venice of Mumbay(!), but to show something in my city that could make the visitors think they are on the wrong blog!

Sorry, this is the best I could come up with. This Helsingin Pantti branch is located in Tikkurila, Vantaa. It is a pawnshop and it seems there have branches in Helsinki too. I like the colours in this shot. So bright and vibrant, it was taken on a clear sunny day.
Below are 81 other blogs particpating in today's theme day.
Monte Carlo, Monaco - Rome, Italy - Singapore, Singapore - Tenerife, Spain - Rotterdam, Netherlands - London, UK - Montréal (QC), Canada - Melbourne, Australia - Naples (FL), USA - Bastia, France - Hong Kong, China - Mazatlan, Mexico - Buenos Aeres, Argentina -Manila, Philippines - Arradon, France - Madison (WI), USA - Evry, France - Seoul, Korea -Shanghai, China - Bucaramanga (Santander), Colombia - Sequim (WA), USA - Singapore, Singapore - Budapest, Hungary - Baziège, France - Hamburg, Germany - Toruń, Poland -Nelson, New Zealand - Madison (WI), USA - Vantaa, Finland - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -Mainz, Germany - Dubai, UAE - Saint Paul (MN), USA - Cork, Ireland - Stockholm, Sweden -Menton, France - Tel Aviv, Israel -Albuquerque (NM), USA -Kitakami, Japan -Stayton (OR), USA - Szentes, Hungary - Stavanger, Norway - Grenoble, France - Villigen, Switzerland -Paris, France - Hyde, UK - Moscow, Russia - Joplin (MO), USA - Jakarta, Indonesia -Greenville (SC), USA - Cape Town, South Africa - Asheville (NC), USA - Seattle (WA), USA -Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Madrid, Spain - Auckland, New Zealand - Oulu, Finland -Lubbock (TX), USA - Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Baton Rouge (LA), USA - Sydney, Australia - Maple Ridge (BC), Canada -Vancouver, Canada -Seattle (WA), USA - Selma (AL), USA - Chandler (AZ), USA - Sharon (CT), USA - Manila, Philippines - Lyon, France - New York City (NY), USA -Los Angeles (CA), USA -Brookville (OH), USA -Hayle, UK - Wailea (HI), USA - Saarbrücken, Germany - San Diego (CA), USA - Boston (MA), USA - Saint Louis (MO), USA - Cypress (TX), USA - Anderson (SC), USA - Torino, Italy