Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Sunny and Windy [Daily Photo #809]

These photos might look summer-y and warm, but it was so windy I felt cold soon. =D Ah, the fickle Finnish summer weather.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Luckiefun's Restaurant [Daily Photo #806]

New restaurant Luckiefun's has opened near Sello (Leppävaarankatu 12), and today we checked its lunch-time menu out! Very nice selection of sushi and other East Asian foods like miso and curry tofu. Vegan meals are clearly marked. They have many restaurants in Helsinki, Vantaa, Espoo, Turku and Tampere, check the list here.

That seaweed salad was sooooo delicious!

Friday, June 15, 2018

Cute and Delicious [Daily Photo #805]

Sometimes my husband helps me with daily photos by suggesting interesting subjects. Today he made this cute meal, and of course I had to feature it here! =D Muesli with blueberry soygurt and banana topped with whipped cream and just a little bit of caramel!

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Calla [Daily Photo #798]

Calla palustris, also known as bog arum, marsh calla, wild calla, and water-arum.

My International Pride [Daily Photo #797]

It's that time of the year when I read only LGBTQIA books, so I'm going to show you some of what I've prepared for this June's reading. Happy Pride! \^u^/

My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness by Nagata Kabi, translated by Jocelyne Allen

“The heart-rending autobiographical manga that’s taken the internet by storm!

My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness is an honest and heartfelt look at one young woman’s exploration of her sexuality, mental well-being, and growing up in our modern age. Told using expressive artwork that invokes both laughter and tears, this moving and highly entertaining single volume depicts not only the artist’s burgeoning sexuality, but many other personal aspects of her life that will resonate with readers.”

The Black Tides of Heaven by JY Yang

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Chinese Money Plant [Daily Photo #796]

Our Pilea peperomioides (aka Chinese money plant, aka pancake plant) was so smol when we got it, and look at it now! It made sooo many babies! I really should propagate them soon. ^^;;;

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Night Sky Petunia [Daily Photo #789]

As soon as I saw photos of 'Night sky' petunias, I knew I had to get one, and I finally found it! ^u^ Isn't it absolutely gorgeous?

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Rhododendrons [Daily Photo #787]

Today during our walk we heard and saw baby birds! First, we came across a birdhouse occupied by great tits. The parents were flying in and out, and their babies were making cutest little noises! Then we saw a mother duck with tiny-tiny ducklings swimming! One of the ducklings tried to chase after a bug but wasn't successful. ^^;;

Friday, May 25, 2018

My July and August 2017 Reading

My July 2017 (yes… I'm slow ^^;;;) reading is introduced to you by The Pink One!

Agatha Christie “Why Didn't They Ask Evans?” [UK]
Chigusa Kawai “La Esperança, Vol. 1-2” translated by Suvi Mäkelä [Japan]
Sarah Waters “Fingersmith” [UK]
Love Beyond Body, Space, and Time: An Indigenous LGBT Sci-Fi Anthology” [USA, Canada]

A novelette free online:
JY Yang “Waiting on a Bright Moon” [Singapore]

Why Didn't They Ask Evans?

Pansies [Daily Photo #784]

A few days ago I planted new pansies, and it looks like they are enjoying their new home! ^^

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Friday, May 18, 2018

Art: Metal Mermaids for MerMay

It's that time of the year when an ancient call once again comes from the ocean depths, and artists are compelled to draw mermaids, mermaids, and also mermaids. So here is my little contribution to MerMay – metalhead mermaids and their song recommendations featuring bands from Greece, Austria, Italy, Germany, Finland, Netherlands, Switzerland, Norway, and Poland! ^u^

Click to enlarge!

Black Metal Mermaid

“Factory-made studs and horns? Please, I have my own. Also, don't hug me.”

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Nana [Daily Photo #777]

Hmmm, what could be the subject of my daily photo today? Flowers? Food? Books? Ohhh wait a minute. I just finished volume 11 of Nana by Ai Yazawa today, and which number is the Nana number? 7! “Nana” means 7 in Japanese, and you see this number often in that manga series. The heroines live on the 7th floor in apartment 707, the author was born on March 7th, 1967, and in the volume I read today the number 777 was mentioned. And today's daily photo happens to be #777! Q.E.D. I HAD to make it Nana-themed. =D

So, here are some simple Nana pics.

Bird Cherry Flowers [Daily Photo #776]

Bird cherries (Prunus padus) are blooming now!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

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