tiistai 26. kesäkuuta 2012

Different Things In One Post


Welcome [Huuru], do enjoy the show!

My postings come terribly late, don't they? You must forgive me, for all the free time I am supposedly having goes to the cosplay project at the moment. Cosplay project? ...Oh you so don't want to know... So let's change the subject! (What do you mean, I'm the one who started talking about it?!)

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[Villa de La Morg]'s Chiina threw this book meme at me a while ago, time to get down to the business!

The idea is to answer to the questions with the book titles that you find from your bookshelf.


1. Male of Female? (Argh so difficult to find a book...!) 
Wyrd sisters /Terry Pratchett

2. Describe yourself?
Thief of Time / Terry Pratcherr

3. Describe your partner? (How to answer, when you don't have one?)
 Hidden Codes and Grand Designs /Pierre Berloquin (Mheh)

4. How do you feel?

Unfinished Tales
/Tolkien

5. The place where you live atm?
  Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident/Eoin Colfer

6. Where would you like to travel?
 
The Chronicles of Narnia /Lewis

7. Your favorite color?

Colour of Magic
/Pratchett

8. The weather at the moment?

The Shadow Rising
/Robert Jordan

9. The best time of the day?
 
Dragons of Autumn Twilight /Weis and Hickman

10. If your life was a TV series, it's name would be...?
  
 Inkheart / Cornelia Funke

11. What does the life mean to you?
(so hard questions!)
Treasure Island
/Robert Louis Stevenson

12. What is your relationship like?
(...)
The Truth
/Pratchett (Well, could be?)

13. The aphorism of the day?

Training the Samurai Mind
/Thomas Cleary

14. What advice would you like to give?
 
Carpe diem! /Arto Kivimäki

16. Your motto?
 
Nightwatch / Pratchett



Ok, that was infernal! Now, let's spread the headache!

[Lume] (U gavmme an award, I give u a meme, we goodie?)
[Huuru] (New follower, nice to know u too)
[satusankari] ('cos ur so cute)
[Sera] ('cos u made me hungry with your blog in middle of the night)
[Kaino] (I wants to know what's in ur bookshelf)


And as mentioned above, I was awarded by Lume, thank you~
This one I already poked forward in April, so should I poke it forward again?

It's the award to be given to those with less than 200 followers, to boost their blog.

But since I managed to make five typos in but one sentence, I'll just  move on with giving this simply to Chiina, who kindly gave me the book meme above. There you go!

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The morning is closing and I'm supposed to make cool looking weapon props tomorrow with the cosplay team, so I'll keep the rest very short.

Attended Bella Morte Club few (?) weeks ago with J and M, was fun to dance around, thank you for the company! Also ran to D and her friend, for the longest time, hopefully will see her soon again!

Velvet Shirt, Tulle Skirts, Vintage Hat, Boots - second hand // Cross Necklace - Alchemy Gothic // Black Pearls, Wide Buckle Belt, Stockings - Random

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Libraries... I do love those. With the mad world of thousands of books. The only sad thing is that you need to bring the books back. And that if you are late with that you'll pay a price. I always forget to return mine in time...


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It's morning in two hours! Oh no, what have I done...!

tiistai 12. kesäkuuta 2012

Edinburgh in Spring 2012

Welcome [Cokodora], I hope you enjoy my writings and picture spamming~

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It took me two weeks, two weeks, to get this entry done. I'm running so badly behind with my updates... So much to write, so much to write! And for I need to use my writing skills for some boring school essays, I'll make this a photo filled entry with just few remarks here and there. Most of the pictures are from my camera, few from Miss K's. 
So here is what I saw at Edinburgh.

Day 1

It was a some what sunny morning as I, Miss K and H-di jumped on a plane and flew few hours and landed happily to Edinburgh. It was my first time in this beautiful city which seems to have a wonderful supply of down-hill-up-hill-streets. Up and down and up again, our HQ located in a deep valley, which we bravely climbed every morning. 

The day was so bright and hot and my eyes were almost melting even behind the sunglasses.

First stop after dragging our luggage around the tourist-filled old town main street was the castle.

 With Miss K.

And H-di. Bwahhaha, it's been a while since I had had a good chance as this trip to annoy her~




The small chapel at the top of the castle had such a beautiful small windows~

 "To the Narnia my friend!"

After the castle, we yearned for some food, so it was time to have a piknik under the gorgerous Scott Monument.

Thanks K, for ruining my epic pic, mheh.


Chicken burger. Very.. .. .stylish.

Next stop: Greyfriars Graveyard:
 
 
Hogwarts!

Loved this one~



It's such a beautiful place that we might have spend a good while shooting with cameras there...


After downing ones at the close by pub, we went to sleep.

 Day 2

Our HQ has officially the squeakiest beds ever. I was awaken by the noise they made even when my roommates turned on their beds. The room was also cold and wettish and you don't want to hear about the bathroom. 
Feeling fresh? .... Well, onto the business!

First we went to be real tourists and sat few rounds on the two-floor-tourist buss things.

Then to the botanic garden, which we might have enjoyed a bit more had we eaten breakfast first...
ö___Ö'?


About in this point all the plants started to look like salad, so we headed to the sea side, Leith, where we were served by the sweetest waiter ever and had a good meal that got us going all day, as we went to buy some gifts to give our relatives and cards to send back to Finland. 

Day 3

Seriously. Can someone sleep well on these beds? 

Today the day wasn't as sunny as the first two, but that's alright, since we are going to climb. Arthur's seat here we come!

Up we go, to have a piknik... or so we thought.

The easy part...

...suddenly changed to narrow and diminishing path with random steps. 
K and H didn't make it to the top, but I would have felt awful for letting go in the middle way so I teamed up with Team Blue, a pair of tourists from Germany, and headed to the top. (Thanks for looking after me!)

The top.

Cake?

As I climbed back, I decided to avoid those horrible narrow steps, and started to go around the other way, which proved to be ten times easier route. So there I went, scaring the locals by singing Finnish songs as I went.


Afterwards there were some interesting moments as I found out that K and H were camped at the top of the narrow stairs instead of having come down. Where I then was. And they totally didn't see me waving to them...

Alright! Done some walking today? Nah, time to walk some more, so we enlisted to the [City of the Dead] ghost tour to hear about the local scary urban history with murder, torture and ghosts. 

 
Our guide, Ian, was the greatest with his weird laughters and dark humour. 
(And yes, we ended up at the Greyfrairs again.)

He also showed some interesting names on grave stones after the official tour, to all those who had read certain series of books and were interested in seeing these...

After the tour we went to check what that was about. And the place had great looks, but oh my ears, what was that music? You just don't want to know. It was an insult to the name and looks of the place. But htey had few extremely good drinks!


Day 4

We woke early (hghhggh, my back) to do our check out. We left our luggage and went off to spend some money and enjoy our last day in Edinbugh. The day was relatively grey, but we were spared from the rain. We visited a good pile of shops, and my poor fellows were fearing that their feet would never recover of our little trip. Of what I bought, I'll spam some other time, since this post is ridiculously long as it is.

Homeless at Edinbugh. Therefore we moved from cafeteria to another, and in the end we spend a good 3h in Starbucks close to our HQ, where we had bough a warm drink pretty much every day of our stay. And our names were written in a dozen of different ways. These were the best.

As the clock closed to 22:00, we went to get our luggage and took a buss to Edinburgh Airport, where we stayed (mostly) awake through whole night, reading and playing cards. 

Day 5 

Still playing cards, and once again not really sleeping well. I finally have days off from work and even then I can't sleep... but it was fun, really. Even though one got quite tired in the end. 

As the gates opened, we bought some breakfast and other things and jumped to the plane. 

As we got to Finland a few hours later, I had officially missed my University entry exams for History, but I wouldn't have this in any other way. It was a great trip. I hope I'll be back to Edi in the future.


...and once more a weird face. Because that's how it goes.