31/12/2009

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I want to thank you -
all my blogger friends around the globe -
thank you for your visits and comments 2009!


sammakko happy 2010

It's party time!

kuohu keinuu kulhossa

olio dance

this little creature makes me dizzy! autch!



neiti tanssii
Why am I just going around and around????
...oooh........
enough for me...you go on...
oh, my head!  
Did I drink too much champagne?! 


This is it my friends! 
I'm going to have a loooong walk now!  
Maybe visiting your place - 
please no more champagne, thanks! :)


Have a great party!

kelt ilotulitus

I'll promise my head is back to normal (what's that?!) on
Saturday 2.1.2010 - 
first WO*IMA of the year! :)

22/12/2009

happy holidays! I have a FREE gift for you...

My regular readers know how crazy my November was.
I was totally PEA no, NUTS!
I did something childish and FUN!
It was great to realize how quickly one month was gone.
I have sweet memories and I want 
 to share them with you.
I made a FREE e-book of my  

You can download it, print it, share it. 

Please come back and tell me if you smiled
or
if Santa was happy about the idea! :)

This is my last posting this year.
I'm going to have a BREAK until end of this year.

I'm going to surf around to read your blogs and 
leave comments 
(best awards blogger can get!)

Happy holidays!






20/12/2009

EDITED version: your WOrds & my IMAges = WO*IMA, #48

your WOrds about this IMAge #48:


We two together... fruit salad ;).

Hello Apple,my name is Orange.Your tree or mine....

Rita 
Hmm... 
I find you juicy and even more apPEELing than a banana (wink, wink) :)

Love is unconditional

Whoever says "don't mix apples and oranges" 
have never met the two of us!

I am so happy with you, the star under us..

You're standing under the mistletoe, he said. 
Take me, I'm yours, she replied.

Lissu 
We will have just a wonderful baby, won't we. Kiss, kiss ...

Lets go and make some juice!... or shall we dance first?

I know you are not wearing any clothes under the blanket... 

Juicy and fruity, you are just delicious!

We maybe an apple and an orange but we are both still fruit!!

nicole 
Your eyes....they shine like the stars we're sitting on.....

"Orange you glad you met me?"

We will name our baby lepple dear!! )I thought its a lemon isnt it?)




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Thank you all!
Next WO*IMA on Saturday 02.01.2010 !!!
 


19/12/2009

Let's have FUN! you give me WOrds and I give you an IMAge = WO*IMA #48


my IMAge #48:

as usual you have time till Sunday 6 pm Cairo time

Don’t know what WO*IMA is about? 
Every Saturday I give you an IMAge. 
You give me YOUR OWN WOrds: 
thoughts, a quote, a poem etc. however the IMAge i n s p i r e s you 
by leaving a comment with a title: 'my WOrds'
On Sunday (sometimes on Monday) I’ll publish your WOrds WITH YOUR LINK. You can check previous WO*IMA posts to get the idea.
ps. You can add the link in your comment, helps my work, thanks! :)

Have fun!

in Finnish: Et tiedä mistä WO*IMAssa on kysymys? 
Joka lauantai postaan kuvan johon toivon teiltä OMIA sanoja kommettina otsikolla 'my WOrds': 
mietelauseen, runon, letkautuksen jne. mitä kuva mielikuvissanne herättää. 
Sunnuntaina julkaisen sanat KIRJOITTAJAN LINKIN KERA
Voit tutkailla aiempia WO*IMApostauksia päästäksesi jyvälle. 
Huom! sanat tulee kirjoittaa englanniksi TAI englanniksi ja suomeksi. 
EI vain suomeksi. 
Täällä ei kiinnitetä huomiota kielioppiin tai kirjoitusvirheisiin. 
Muutama sanakin riittää jos kieli ei syystä tai toisesta taivu! :)
Tule rohkeasti mukaan!

ps. laita kommenttiin blogisi linkki. Se nopeuttaa minun hommaani, kiitos!
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ps. next WO*IMA on Saturday 2.1.2010!

17/12/2009

a metal detector, heavy metal and red wine...

Couple of days ago I posted about our visit to European Christmas Charity Bazaar.

Here are some pictures I took on the road.

A microbus...

It was a foggy morning..can you see them? Pyramids! 

Not much better...here's a link to PyramidCam
Here's a link to Great Pyramid of Giza in Wikipedia

On Saturday morning traffic is not too bad...

World Trade Center Cairo

 Every car is checked by metal detector
By the way, this is a brand new white taxi!

This is the old one which are soon gone...

me, me, me! 
This is the way individuals stop the traffic all over the city... 
No, they stop where ever they want, no, they don't pull over...


I took a picture and tried to cross the street at the same time...


bye, bye downtown...


Want to see more my Cairo pictures? my Picmember portfolio








HEAVY METAL!

An article about the Air Pollution in Cairo



Ambulances ready to go...



The Pyramids again...

 
oooops...


Lissu asked about the Swiss wine we bought. 
Here's the bottle. Any wine experts? What did we buy?:)

16/12/2009

Living in Emergency Documentary: Stories of Doctors Without Borders

Most of the people are going nuts shopping xmas presents.
It's time to stop for a minute.

This is not funny nor beautiful but it's true, REAL LIFE.


“This film gets to the very core of who we are and why we exist.”
—Thierry Allafort-Duverger
Former head of the emergency team for MSF-France



More about this film here

2010 Oscar Consideration:
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that "Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders" is one of 15 films in the Documentary Feature category that will advance in the voting process for the 82nd Academy Awards®. The selection of the final five nominees will be announced on February 2, 2010.


I got the idea for this posting from lsl, thank you!  

14/12/2009

European Christmas Charity Bazaar in Cairo, Egypt 12.12.2009

It was a beautiful morning for the bazaar! Like last year, pics here and here.
Last year there were about 4.000 visitors!

This year the bazaar was in Conrad Cairo hotel.
Here are some snapshots - yes, you heard it right, not photographs because I had lightning problem, again! Will I ever learn? Hope you get the idea though...





 




yummy, yummy cheese we bought! and some Swiss red wine...



I didn't know who this gentleman was. He sold us sparkling wine
But today I do! :)
Mr. Ambassador Borut Mahnič to Slovenia in Cairo

TOO MANY PEOPLE!

TOO MANY PEOPLE!
It was chaotic! 
But we got what wanted!

wiuh! Still alive! In Conrad Cairo lobby...













Ahmed (left) and Hazem
Very nice and polite guys working at the hotel reception.
It was nice to meet you! :)

Sameh pouring Turkish coffee...medium sweet :)

You see those palm trees? That's the area where the bazaar was.
Some of the tables where outside, some inside.

Where's a happening there's a chaos...so many cars...

That's it. Time to go home.


This time it was really difficult to take pictures because the space was so fully packed.
But we had a good shopping  trip! :)

Thank you to all who participated in organising the Xmas Bazaar!
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Have you been shopping in a charity bazaar this year?
Do you support charities? 

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keskustelukulttuurista ja arvoista - 
tule sanomaan mielipiteesi!

13/12/2009

EDITED version: your WOrds & my IMAges = WO*IMA, #47


your WOrds about this IMAge #47:



SusuPetal

It's cold,
I'm old
and I live in Finland.
Here's no sand.

Only snow,
so I had to grow
a green hat on my head.
Or should I have frozen to death instead?

It's no thrill
being a strawberry here, still
survive through the winter I will.

Yaelian
strawberries and cream
what else do I need...

mythopolis
Strawberry fields forever!!

Elegia
Hello, my name is Strawberry
and
I have wings!

GMG
Hi there! 

Strawberry and champagne, I wouldn't mind... 
But if it comes as cheesecake, it's perfect also... ;))

Tuula
Strawberry and summer :)!


Turquoise Diaries
Yummy summer dreams....sunshine and love


Amber Page Writes
Sweet, juicy summer goodness, 

please don't forget where I live!

Arjaanneli
I have never understood what is the point to eat strawberries and drink champagne before having s… nice evening?
I rather take rye bread with ham and glass of milk!
Well, if I want to be really "on fire", then it is okay!
I get feaver from strawberries...

Ballerina Girl
"Mom, can I have strawberry juice?"

mythopolis
Thanks for auditioning, Strawberry. 


My name is Short Cake. And I think you have the part.

Scriber's Web
Delicious is my middle name.
Wanna bite?

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Thank you all!
WO*IMA again on Saturday!

12/12/2009

it's WO*IMA time! #47 Your WOrds my IMAge = WO*IMA

you give me WOrds and I give you an IMAge = WO*IMA #47:

as usual you have time till Sunday 6 pm Cairo time

Don’t know what WO*IMA is about?
Every Saturday I give you an image.
You give me YOUR OWN WOrds: thoughts, a quote, a poem etc. however
the IMAge i n s p i r e s you
by leaving a comment with a title: 'my WOrds'.
On Sunday (sometimes on Monday)  I’ll publish  
your WOrds WITH YOUR LINK.
You can check previous WO*IMA posts to get the idea.
Have fun!
in Finnish:
Et tiedä mistä WO*IMAssa on kysymys?
Joka lauantai postaan kuvan johon toivon teiltä  
OMIA sanoja kommettina otsikolla 'my WOrds': mietelauseen, runon, letkautuksen jne. mitä kuva mielikuvissanne herättää. 
Sunnuntaina (joskus vasta maanantaina) 
julkaisen sanat KIRJOITTAJAN LINKIN KERA
Voit tutkailla aiempia WO*IMApostauksia päästäksesi jyvälle. 
Huom! sanat tulee kirjoittaa englanniksi TAI englanniksi ja suomeksi
EI vain suomeksi
Täällä ei kiinnitetä huomiota kielioppiin tai kirjoitusvirheisiin.  
Muutama sanakin riittää jos kieli ei syystä tai toisesta taivu! :) 
Tule rohkeasti mukaan!

10/12/2009

the mystery is solved! plus sharks: Australia, Sydney, Bondi beach...

Yesterday's image question was fun but was it too difficult?!
Some of the answers were really funny and cute:

Mythopolis: "...a dump truck full of rocks being driven by Cindy Crawford, to an undisclosed location."
and  
SusuPetal who's one of her kind playing with words: 
"Oil? Without Cindy Crawford :)"
And  
Mythopolis had to continue:  
"Ummmm, it's either a glass eyeball being rolled in by the surf, or it is Cindy Crawford in oil!!!"
Krysten
"it looks like a wave to me..." Doesn't it! It's a wave! A wave of a pen or a pen wave! :)
Arjaanneli, (she's a really funny lady, she likes to play with English like she does with Finnish): 
knit stick" - I guess she meant knitting needle! :)
Tuula thought it was  
a handle/server or something like that?!...
+ Fruitful Vine2, Melissa B., Quasi Serendipita, Nicole - next time > better luck! :)
Yaelian, Johanna and Daria - a pen it was! 
Well done! Clap, clap, clap!

Are you still sleepy? Do you hate SHARKS?

If you answered yes, do NOT watch this AMAZING clip!

But if you do, remember I warned you!

Here we go: AUSTRALIA > Sydney > Bondi beach... 
Note! speakers/sound on!


Did you watch it? How was it? If not, why not?

09/12/2009

time to have fun! It's an IMAGE QUESTION of the day - what's this???

what is this?
a hint: I wouldn't eat it! :)



ps. correct answer published on Thursday before noon Cairo time!

to Mythopolis: please don't guess today, 
please do it tommorrow - just before noon! :) 
Do you want to know why? 
Ask me! :)

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