30/06/2010

stone houses in Casablanca...

...here's the first one

No, not a church... :)

This is a cafe! Want to sit outside...
...or inside and watch FIFA World Cup?
Football is everywhere in this city right now...


Stone House cafe - traditional Moroccan cafe.
I've heard their pancakes/crepes are yummy with honey and butter!

How about bying a flat - here you are - for sale!
This house should be ready in the autumn...

What a surprise - European style kitchen! That's cool!

This was the view from the balcony yesterday...
a grey, cloudy day but no rain...

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Helsinki, Finland is 31 of 50 - is your city in this list?

28/06/2010

blood, sweat but no tears plus Vodkamom: Some helpful hints from the teacher...

I love sharp, good knives.
Just couple of hours ago I used one of them to cut something...
This is very sharp...oh yes...

ooooops...I cut my finger instead! Not very deep,
looks worse than it was...
Any vampires over there? This is BLOGitse's blood, come and suck it! :)

Finally it's sunny and I'm sweating inside.
Too busy to go out today but tomorrow I want to sunbathe for an hour or so...

Are you on holiday?
Sunbathing?
Swimming?
Traveling?
Studying?
or
Are you at work?

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If you're a mother, father, caregiver please read this Vodkamom's post.
It's an important message from the teacher!

EDITED version: your WOrds and my IMAges = WO*IMA #72

your WOrds of my IMAge #72:
Finnish sauna drink, you like it or you don`t. I don`t :).

Oh, I love my lonkero
day and night
night and day
feeling good!

I'm not positive what that is, 
but it looks like happy hour to me!
  
Sorry you don't have midsummer in Casablanca, 
but you can drink a cold Hartwall anyway!!!

5.5% alkhool, looks soft... ;)


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Thank you all!

Here's a little information about this popular drink in Finland.
"In 1952, Finland was preparing to receive exceptional amounts of tourism connected to the Summer Olympics of that 
year. As a compromise following the Finnish prohibition (1919–1932), the country was living in an era of strict
state-controlled alcohol policy. In order to help the catering trade face a wave of foreign customers, the state 
allowed some liberalization and Alkoholiliike, the national alcoholic beverage retailing monopoly, introduced two 
brands of pre-mixed, bottled, ready-to-consume long drinks. These were the Gin Long Drink (gin with grapefruit) and 
the Brandy Long Drink (brandy with Pommac), then manufactured by Hartwall for Alkoholiliike. 
The latter product was 
discontinued in the 1970s, after which the term long drink became primarily associated with the gin-and-grapefruit 
beverage in Finland."


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I'm going to change the schedule of WO*IMA.
My IMAge(s) will be published on MONDAY and 
edited version with your WOrds on TUESDAY starting next week.

Next WO*IMA 
>>>Monday 4th of July<<<

See you then again!

25/06/2010

WO*IMA #72 = your WOrds my IMAge


you give me WOrds 
and 
I give you an IMAge 

= 

* * *  WO*IMA * * *

my IMAge #72:

As usual you have time 
till Sunday 6 pm CASABLANCA time
Here's a link to world clock :) 
kuten ennenkin aikaa on sunnuntaihin asti klo 18 Casablancan aikaa

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. 
On Sunday I’ll publish your WOrds WITH YOUR LINK.
You can check previous WO*IMA posts to get the idea. 
ps. IF this is your first time here 
please add your blog URL in your comment like http://BLOGitse.blogspot.com,
helps my work, thanks! :)


Have fun!


in Finnish: Et tiedä mistä WO*IMAssa on kysymys?
Joka perjantai/lauantai postaan kuvan johon toivon teiltä OMIA sanoja: 
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. jos osallistut ensimmäistä kertaa laita kommenttiin blogisi URL, esim. http://BLOGitse.blogspot.com
Se nopeuttaa minun hommaani, kiitos!
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LEPPOISAA JUSSIA KAIKILLE LUKIJOILLENI!


HAPPY MIDSUMMER TO ALL MY READERS!

23/06/2010

school's out and an image question...updated!

...yesterday I heard noise outside. It was so loud I had to go out and see what was going on...
aaaah, they were reading the results...
where they've been accepted to study after school!
traffic was in chaos for a while...
'Give me five!" These guys look happy! :)
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IMAGE QUESTION:
Where do you think this photo was taken?
What is it? 

Do you remember this song? :) Enjoy while you guess what's in a picture...


UPDATE!
I thought that image was easy to guess...
here's the original picture
was it that difficult?

21/06/2010

Le Palace d'Anfa - did you miss me?

Back in Casablanca, Morocco again!
A happy staff after breakfast...

All my friends... :) 

Hi guys!
Did you miss me? Don't worry, 
I'll visit you as soon as I get my nails done! :) 
'Mr.Bean': A Dry Martini would be gooood!

We came home to Casablanca very early Sunday morning, slept couple of hours and started to unpack our 
stuff. Yes, finally all our stuff from Cairo arrived after sailing about 2 months via Barcelona to Casablanca!

Now I have all my summer clothes here but where's the summer???

Not too cold but I miss the sun!!!



We stayed in Le Palace d'Anfa long enough to get to know most of the staff -
helpful and really nice people!
I made them crazy several times during our stay but we're still friends, 
I think?! hope so! :)


Where have you met nice hotel staff lately?





20/06/2010

EDITED version: your WOrds and my IMAges = WO*IMA #71

your WOrds of my IMAge #71:

Play with me! Stop watching football on TV!!!

I love dogs, but they make me jealous sometimes. I have a dog. 
I take care of her. She mostly lays around. I try to tell her she is more free than me, but I don't know if she gets it. 
She mostly wants for me to scratch her behind her ears, 
and be fed table scraps. 
I hope, if I come back in the next life, I am some hot chick's dog!

Pssst! Vilma!! Sneak the car keys out of Mom's pocket.
Good Girl!

It's a dog's life.

Yes, I am really this adorable, now hand over those treats you have stashed!

Let's see if Ronaldo plays better with that ball...

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Thank you all!
WO*IMA again >>> sooner than you think! :)
Have a great week ahead!

18/06/2010

WO*IMA #71 = your WOrds my IMAge


you give me WOrds 
and 
I give you an IMAge 

= 

* * *  WO*IMA * * *

my IMAge #71:

Her name is Vilma. She's  a Danish-Swedish Farm Dog (my friend's dog).
As usual you have time 
till Sunday 6 pm CASABLANCA time
Here's a link to world clock :) 
kuten ennenkin aikaa on sunnuntaihin asti klo 18 Casablancan aikaa

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. 
On Sunday I’ll publish your WOrds WITH YOUR LINK.
You can check previous WO*IMA posts to get the idea. 
ps. IF this is your first time here 
please add your blog URL in your comment like http://BLOGitse.blogspot.com,
helps my work, thanks! :)


Have fun!


in Finnish: Et tiedä mistä WO*IMAssa on kysymys?
Joka perjantai/lauantai postaan kuvan johon toivon teiltä OMIA sanoja: 
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. jos osallistut ensimmäistä kertaa laita kommenttiin blogisi URL, esim. http://BLOGitse.blogspot.com
Se nopeuttaa minun hommaani, kiitos!

15/06/2010

breast cancer – my story part 7. rintasyöpä – minun tarinani osa 7.

One year after...
Vuoden jälkeen...
10.6.2010 was one year after my breast cancer surgery.
I had my check up 7.6.2010 and got the results today: 
CLEAN
and all my blood test results are good too!
Now I have one year for the next mammography. 
I have a 5 years follow-up here in Helsinki, Syöpätautien klinikka...
You can check my previous posts: 
(Linkit aikaisempiin tarinani osiin 1-6)

Useful links /hyödyllisiä linkkejä:


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14/06/2010

EDITED version: your WOrds and my IMAges = WO*IMA #70


your WOrds of my IMAge #70:
I succeeded in throwing the ball away,
but still the chain hangs on.

You can chain my body, but not my mind. 
And I'll break out again tonight.

Sometimes you gotta hang on, however you can.

Chain reaction, chain smoking, cough, cough... 

Ketjureaktio, ketjupolttaminen, köh, köh...
  
Ah, oh!
What got loose?

Fresh outta eloquence today, just gotta say as always, love your eye, babe.

"The world's first child leash was introduced 
during the medieval times."


11/06/2010

WO*IMA #70 = your WOrds my IMAge


you give me WOrds 
and 
I give you an IMAge 

= 

* * *  WO*IMA * * *

my IMAge #70:

 as usual you have time 
till Sunday 6 pm CASABLANCA time
Here's a link to world clock :) 
kuten ennenkin aikaa on sunnuntaihin asti klo 18 Casablancan aikaa

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. 
On Sunday I’ll publish your WOrds WITH YOUR LINK.
You can check previous WO*IMA posts to get the idea. 
ps. IF this is your first time here 
please add your blog URL in your comment like http://BLOGitse.blogspot.com,
helps my work, thanks! :)


Have fun!


in Finnish: Et tiedä mistä WO*IMAssa on kysymys?
Joka perjantai/lauantai postaan kuvan johon toivon teiltä OMIA sanoja: 
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. jos osallistut ensimmäistä kertaa laita kommenttiin blogisi URL, esim. http://BLOGitse.blogspot.com
Se nopeuttaa minun hommaani, kiitos!

09/06/2010

smoked rainbow trout...

Last Saturday I visited my friend's summer house. We ate smoked rainbow trout, new potatoes, butter...oooh, everything was so gooooood!


Nights are bright and air is clean...and it's quiet...
If you want to relax - come to Finland! :)

08/06/2010

The Gulf of Finland...

...is beautiful!
Here's a link you can see what's the weather like right now.

If you sail straight ahead you'll end up till Estonia.

Today I've been shopping salami, bacon,
brown filter bags (200/packet) for our coffee maker
(in Casa I found only Melitta bags, white, only 40/packet - very expensive!) and kitchen wear...
Our suitcases will be heavy...

How's your life? holiday plans?

06/06/2010

greetings from Helsinki, Finland!

Hi everyone!
It's really beautiful here right now - fresh, summer green everywhere, nights are bright and people are happy!
Here're a couple of pictures - too busy to post more now. I have to go shopping and then have lunch to my mom's, yummy - I don't have to cook! and later I meet a friend...

Shot from a moving bus on Friday - 
on my way to Porvoo to my friend's summer house...

It's so clean and EMPTY here! :) and green...

did I say empty? :)


Tomorrow I have mammography -
it's my 'year after breast cancer surgery check up' - I'll post about that later...

02/06/2010

a living Moroccan legend - Nass el Ghiwan...

...last Friday we went to a restaurant where we had not been before. What a surprise - live Moroccan music!
The place was packed. People clapped, danced, sang...wow, that was a cool experience!
I got permission to take photos...

sorry but I had to use flash because it was really dark...
I did NOT understand that Nass el Ghiwan is that BIG legend 
even if people told me...until I checked youtube...


you can find many videos on youtube - one from 1979 is very interesting...

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I fly to Helsinki today...
Next couple of weeks I'm going to blog from there...



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