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✖ Ed Sheeran | Helsinki-Malmi Airport 240719

Thursday, 25 July 2019

Honestly, I never thought this day would come. The day when I get to see an artist, that I look very much up to. The thing is, I don't listen to Ed Sheeran on a daily basis, but he's got some songs that have travelled with me to a bunch of places and memories. And another thing is, and there's simply no denying it, the man has talent.

It's amazing what one can do with just an acoustic guitar, pedal and with his voice. The thing about the pedal is, that you can loop different sounds together and what I managed to count he once had 8 loops going on at the same time. And when it comes to loops, you need to time them precisely or otherwise, it will end up sounding like shit, and the dude knew his loops.


It was such an amazing gig to watch.
The weather was flipping amazing.
And for a few hours, everything was completely fine in the world.

✖ one broken bone and a few other things from the weekend

Monday, 22 July 2019

Howdy there, you lovely lot.
I've gone in total radio silence for the weekend when it comes to this blog but it's a new week and new shenanigans ahead of us, right?


Let's throw it back to the weekend, as it sure was an eventful one. Oh boy, like really an eventful one.

We arrived at my mum's place on Friday and managed to be there for an hour when J announced he fell with my younger brother's scooter and can't set any weigh on his left foot anymore. It ended up being swollen, and he wasn't able to move his toes anymore so we drove down to the local hospital in Pori where they told him that he actually managed to break his bone during the fall.

One broken bone didn't stop him attending to Pori Jazz festival with us though, and we managed to get a long lost picture of me and my friend at the premises. Christina Aguilera was performing there that evening and I'm still kind of sad I didn't go to see her perform.


Saturday was spent taking things a bit slower, even though my friend held a festival themed birthday party at her cottage in Nakkila. It was super fun, despite the fact that I had minor anxiety on seeing people I haven't seen in ages. It all went well though, despite the anxiety and I managed to have a lovely night out there.

How was your weekend? Did you break any bones, hehe? 

✖ Legoland Billund, is it truly worth a visit?

Thursday, 18 July 2019

In May, during our little road trip to Denmark, we visited in the famous amusement park which was all about those plastic bricks you step on in a dark room and try not to scream waking the owner of them up. You know, it's Legoland I'm talking about.

When you go to the Legoland with a 2,5-year-old you really don't get to see anything else than the small cities that are built from Lego's. I mean honestly, it's full-on five hours looking at the same boat going around the same river and trying to explain to that previously mentioned toddler why he isn't allowed to touch them when he keeps repeating how he really wants to play with them.

When you go there with a 2,5-year-old and a 10-year-old, the 10-year-old wants to go through every single roller coaster there is. And there are plenty. And the queues for them are long.


In general, Legoland was such a lovely experience. Even though it was a bit rainy and cold that day in May. However, the timing of our chosen visit could have been when the toddler is a bit older than he is now.v

Have you visited Legoland before?

✖ a hidden feature to spark up your Instagram stories | Instagram tutorial

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Did you know about the hidden feature of Instagram stories? To be honest, I have no clue for how long this has been possible but I literally discovered it by accident yesterday. And in case if you didn't know, I'm planning on doing a small tutorial on how to lighten up your Instagram stories and use this cool feature. Since I'm the Insta que... What?

So, the point is to create stickers out of you pictures so you can add them multiple in the same story. Have you gotten frustrated when you add a picture on your Instagram story and can't change the background colour? Well, this fixes that problem as well. Leggo!


So here is what we want to achieve. A light background with a few pretty photos in it, right? It was actually a lot simpler than I thought and I cannot believe I hadn't figured it out sooner.


✖ step 1: choose the colour of the background
Choose the colour of the background, so far so simple, right? I went with white, as you can probably see.


✖ step 2: head over to the photo album on your phone
Pick a photo, and copy it. Simply just copy the picture you want to be added in your stories.


✖ step 3: go back to Instagram
You should see a small "add sticker" icon with the image you just copied on the left corner of your screen. Click it, and place it wherever you want it to be placed.


✖ step 4: REPEAT!

When you're ready, just publish the story.
Simple, creative and fun.

✖ healing

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Happiness is not about getting all you want, it is about enjoying all you have.
A fun story from yesterday. I was having a chat with my new boss, in order for her to decide if they are going to continue to let me work there after the first few months. It's like this try-out time kind of a thing when they're still allowed to kick you out without a specific reason.

We went through everything about how I've adjusted in the new job, what I've learned and if there's still something I need to learn in order to work there. At the very end, she asked me how I've felt working there. In a way, I wanted to burst into tears but I managed to keep my shit together when I told her how burnt out I was when I started working there. I was completely drained out of the energy at my previous job, I've absolutely loved my time at the new one and I'm more than happy to stay there and continue working there because it has given me new energy. I've found a place where I belong, where no one thinks I'm weird if I say a few things too straight, where I get along with my boss (WOOP TEAM WESTERN-FINLAND), and where I can be myself without anyone judging or telling me how to be. And it's truly amazing. And I've enjoyed a lot.

I'm still healing, but at least I'm healing. Not getting worse.


Healing.
Healing, so I can be a better person around the people I love.
And be a better person around myself.

✖ Ruisrock festival in numbers

Monday, 15 July 2019

Considering the fact that I haven't been to a Ruisrock festival before in my life, my first-time experience there can be counted as a bit different than the basic roaming around the camping site drunk as fuck trying to find my own tent in the sea of tents that look exactly alike.

Ruisrock festival was being held in Ruissalo, Turku, Finland for the 50th time this year and I was honoured to be able to be a part of that big of a festival. It's one of the biggest in Finland, and it's been organised damn well. However, I'm not getting into many details what I did out there, because of the confidential agreement and well, backstage is like the home for the artists. I spent the weekend at the behind of the Niitty-backstage and my goodness, how amazing that was.


Ruisrock festival in numbers:
1 pair of broken converse

1 disposable rain poncho

50 walked kilometres

4 nights at the floor of a school

2 Australian mates

4 conversations with the lead singer of my childhood favourite band (and I kept my shit together!!)

25 different keys hanging on my neck at the same time

20 nuggets at Hesburger

20 slept hours in total

15 carried mirrors

4 days of awesomeness

✖ is there a personal limit to festivals?

Sunday, 14 July 2019

I'm with the dirty mouth girls. The ones with bare feet, brilliant minds, messy hair, wild hearts and feisty spirits. The ones who aren't afraid to speak up and who live for doing what they've been told is impossible.
This week has been a tough one for me. I've been still recovering from the Ruisrock festival from last weekend, which was plain work to me, to be honest. On Friday I might have enjoyed one overpriced apple cider at the festival area, waiting to be escorted to the backstage on the next day because there were so many people out there. Ruisrock is one of the biggest festivals in Finland, and fuck it's been organised damn well. I'm about to tell you more about that later, but I was blessed to be able to work as a backstage host assistant for the weekend, and it was one of the best things I've ever stumbled myself upon to.

While I've been sleeping, a lot, insomnia has turned up its ugly head. I know, ironic huh? So while I'm trying to get my sleeping pattern in order, I'm also preparing myself for my best friend's festival themed birthday party next weekend, and for a smaller rock festival on the weekend after that. It's been one hell of a summer, and each morning I wake up I remember the words I said a few months back: "if I survive through this summer alive, I can survive from pretty much anything." It's been keeping me going. And imagine I have it rough, my best friend hasn't been at her home for weeks. She must be feeling a massive relief when she gets to her own bed after six weeks in Turku. I still haven't seen her new flat tho, I'm going to have to add a visit to Turku on my to-do list for the rest of the summer.


Before you ask, there isn't really a point for this blog post. Or if there is, it's me trying to explain why I disappeared from all the socials (except from Instagram, it's so easy to post there!) and the blog. But I'm here to get my shit together and starting to write again. Or at least I'm trying.

Two more festivals, one layout for a student magazine, a few more photo shoots and still trying to figure out how to cover this month's expenses. It's funny when you switch jobs. The first salary was a bit too small to leave me 150€ below zero whilst trying to cover my monthly expenses. Perhaps I gather a few bottles from here and there, sell something I don't need anymore and empty the piggie bank.

It's one hell of a couple weeks ahead of me. Let's do this.

✖ off to the field

Saturday, 13 July 2019

July is one of those rare months I'm usually spending travelling between Pori and Helsinki, and visiting my family and friends in the Western-Finland. The fact that I'm spending a lot of time out there gives some great photo ops, and Monday of this week wasn't an exception. My friend wanted some new pictures for her Instagram, so off we hopped in her car and she drove us at a random field next to the road.

It was actually quite fun to find yourself from a stranger's field. The best part of this whole thing was that I got to spark up my own inspirations whilst playing with the camera. I cannot wait to get my camera out more often. As I've been a bad blogger lately, I've also been a bad photographer and neglected the existence of my camera.


And hey, if you're in Helsinki area in Finland (or basically anywhere in the Western-Finland) hit me up and send me an email to jasubloggaa@gmail.com or DM me on Instagram and let's get you those instaworthy pictures sorted! Would love to book a shoot!

✖ Provinssirock festival in numbers

Friday, 12 July 2019

If you've been following me via my Instagram, you know that my life has been full of different festival related shenanigans lately. I mean, ridiculously full and the festival summer isn't even over yet! However, I'd like to take you back to the final weekend of June, when the Provinssi rock festival was held in Seinäjoki, Finland. My friend and I took a train there, met like a ton of new people who ended up our new friends and spent three nights in a tent.

I absolutely loved it.
And I can't wait to do it all over again next summer.


✖ Provinssi in numbers:
3 nights in a tent

7 minutes to build the tent

2 bottles of booze

15 minutes to unbuild the tent and pack all the stuff we had

22°C degree sunny weather

1 person falling to the river

1 visit to the first aid tent

0 rainy days

100 stupid jokes

5 new mates

1 pair of broken Converse

700km travelled

1 hangover

1000 amazing memories

+ countless of flipping good bands.


And guess what? It was exactly what I needed.
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