December 28, 2009

525 600 minutes, how do you measure a year in the life?

end of the year, soon it will be 2010, and i will have to learn to write that number when ever i need to write the date and it will feel weird. maybe less weird than the jump from 90's to 2000 but still. this decade went by so fast, next one will be gone probably even faster. i guess time flies no matter if you're having fun or not. this year, how ever, was a pretty fun year. and i'm gonna sum up the best moments in my life in 2009. ready? okay.

me&anniina&joanna&hanna&sara @ malmö^.

in January i accomplished one of my biggest dreams, and visited Malmö, Sweden! i have no idea when i got the idea that i really need to go there, maybe when i was 12 or 13, cause the name Malmö, just sounds so delicious. the reason i went there in the beginning of January this year, was to go see a musical, Jesus Christ Superstar! we wanted to see it cause we all love this swedish band called The Ark, and the vocalist of The Ark, Ola Salo, was playing Jesus. it was an awesome trip.

important stuff that happened around the world; 
20th of January - Barack Obama was inaugurated  as the 44th President of the United States. he is the first African American President in USA.
26th of January - the Icelandic government and banking system collapsed. Prime Minister Geir Haarde resigned immidiately.

me&hanna being major dorks^.

one of the best nights of this year happened in February, a local movie theater turned something old(10 or 20 years, or even more, i seriously can't remember, i think it was 10) so, to celebrate that, the theater was open 24 hours that day and they sold ticket ridiculously cheap! so, me&my friends of course decided to spent a whole night at the movies. we ended up seeing Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Confessions of a Shopaholic and Slumdog Millionaire. and all that costed 5€, when normally the tickets here are around 11€ each. it was one of the best nights ever. also, it was the night me and my friend hanna invented our new stupid dorky "game" where we pretend to be Mario&Luigi, with pair of combs. dorky, i know.

important stuff that happened around the world;
1st of February - Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir became the new Prime Minister of Iceland which made her the first openly lesbian head of government in the whole world.
7th of February - the deadliest bushfires in Australia begun. they killed 173 people, injured over 500 and made 7 500 people homeless.

hanna&me&silja on our way to see Antony & The Johnsons^.

on march 21st i went to see one of the most amazing bands ever, Antony & The Johnsons. thanks to hanna, who bought our tickets from an online auction site, little over priced, but it was alright cause the gig had been sold out weeks before. of course i payed it back to her, but like months later. very kind of her anyway. and the gig, oh the gig was amazing! one of the best things this year. my favorite part was a cover of Bob Dylan's I Was Young When I Left Home, cause well, i adore Dylan. 
important stuff that happened around the world;
4th of March - The International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur. Al-Bashir was the first sitting head of state to be indicted by the ICC since its establishment in 2002.

long drinks, obviously^.

April, a month when nothing special really happened. just hanged out with people, spring was on its way, well actually, it was spring already. that's the time of year when it's nice to have little alcohol, but just little cause being drunk is  not my thing. then enjoy the sun and make some awesome summer plans with awesome people.

important stuff that happened around the world;  
24th of April - The World Health Organization expressed concern at the spread of influenza from Mexico and the United States to other countries. International cases and resulting deaths were confirmed. 
 28th of April - Bob Dylan released his 33rd studio album, Together Through Life.

 a rose from many of the flowers my gran got for her 80th Birthday^.

on May, i celebrated the 1st of May, which is kind of a big deal here, it was fun. also, my grandmother, from my mothers side, turned 80. she had a small party with close relatives. it was  fun, plus 80 is kind of impressive (tho my other grandmother turned 90 a month before).

important stuff that happened around the world;  
18th of May - After more than a quarter-century of fighting, the Sri Lankan Civil War ends with the total military defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.


school ended, for few months, and cause i was jobless, i spent the whole June back home with the parents. i was bored out of my mind and decied i needed a new haircut. it was almost like it has been for years, but it was still nice. i haven't been to a hair dresser since, maybe i should go next month or something?! idk, i really liked this hair!
important stuff that happened around the world; 
1st of June - Air France Flight 447, en route from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Paris, crashed into the Atlantic Ocean and killed all 228 on board.
11th of June - The outbreak of the H1N1 influenza strained, commonly referred to as "swine flu", deemed a global pandemic and became the first condition since the Hong Kong flu of 1967–1968 that received this designation.
25th of June - American actress Farrah Fawcett died.
 25th of June - a famous American musician, dancer and entertainer, Michael Jackson, died.


one of the biggest music festivals in Finland, Ruisrock @ Ruissalo, Turku^.

for years i have attended at least some of our great music festivals in finland. this year it was Ruisrock, i think it was my 4th time i went there. i saw some awesome bands, mostly finnish ones, like Scandinavian Music Group and Tehosekoitin. but also some bands from abroad too, like The Sounds and Mew. it was a great day, saw a lot of familiar faces and just had a blast with my companion, Hanna. i'm not much of a summer person, i don't like the heat, getting sun burnt, being thirsty and sweaty all the time. but one thing i do love, with all my heart, and that's good live music in the middle of nowhere, massive audiences and the atmosphere that exists at every small and big music festivals in finland.

important stuff that happened around the world;  
1st of July - Sweden assumed the presidency of the European Union.
7th of July - a public memorial service was held for Michael Jackson, and it was the most prominent funerals of all time.
15th of July - Caspian Airlines Flight 7908 crashed near Qazvin, Iran and killed all 168 on board.
22nd of July - The longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century, that lasted up to 6 minutes and 38.8 seconds, occured over parts of Asia and the Pacific Ocean. 


 school started, which was both nice and lame. i had some fun watching the Original Star Trek series. and being my dorky self. nothing really happened. i think.

important stuff that happened around the world;  
3rd of August - Bolivia became the first South American country that declared the right of indigenous people to govern themselves.
6th of August - an American film director, screenwriter, and producer John Hughes died.
7th of August - Typhoon Morakot hit Taiwan, killed 500 and stranded more than 1,000 via the worst flood on the island in half a century.

shooting with Hasselblad @ Muhu, Estonia^.

pretty soon after school my class took a trip to a small island in Estonia called Muhu, where we spent 4 days mostly doing various photography assingments. it was very tiring trip, to be 24 hours surronded by people, working for 12 hours a day, the heat and carrying heavy bags with cameras and equipments. but it was one of the most amazing things of this year too. i learned a lot, had so much fun and our whole group bace so much closer than what we used to be. an other great thing about September, was that a friend of mine who moved to Australia in 2007, moved back to Finland. i really missed her.

important stuff that happened around the world;  
14th of September - American actor and dancer Patrick Swayze died.
27th of September - Polish-French film director Roman Polanski was arrested in Switzerland on a United States arrest warrant.

my sister(on the back) and her kids Jesse&Jonna^.

on 1st of october my sisters younger kid, Jonna turned 3 years old. she is one of the most amazing person i have ever known. you should hear the stories she tells, hilarious! i myself, also turned 22, had a little party with friends, but that was no big deal.

important stuff that happened around the world;
2nd of October - The International Olympic Committee awarded the 2016 Summer Olympics to Rio de Janeiro.
7th of October - American photographer Irving Penn died. 
9th of October - The Norwegian Nobel Committee announcedthat Barack Obama had been awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize.
10th of October - Irish pop singer Stephen Gately died.
20th of October - European astronomers discovered 32 exoplanets.

 my sister again(on the back) and her older kid Jesse^.

on  8th of November my sisters older kid, Jesse, who is also my God Son, turned 5 years old. it's been a rough year for him and it was nice to see him so excited about the b-day thing. he actually asked to have an other birthday, for a christmas present. he said that's what he wants the most. he is also, one of the most amazing person i have ever known. i don't think i could adore anyone as much as i adore these kids.

important stuff that happened around the world;
13th of November - after having analyzed the data from the LCROSS lunar impact, NASA announced that it had found a "significant" quantity of water in the Moon's Cabeus crater.

 a christmas decoration @ my parents house^.

my grandmother from fathers side died on 17th of December. she was 90 years old, but still it was a huge surprise. it was sad, still is, but i still managed to have an amazing christmas. there was plenty of snow, food was amazing, i got some great presents, and best of all, got to spent some time with my parents, siblings and my sisters family.

important stuff that happened around the world;
16th of December - Astronomers discovered GJ1214b, the first-known exoplanet on which water could exist.  
20th of December - American actress Brittany Murphy died. 


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