2012 has already kicked off at full steam but I still want to make a text or two about 2011. This time, I'll use a lot of photographs!
My friend, Sanni, made a text about last year's highlights. The idea was to add a photo from every month and tell about the month. I gotta try it!
|1.1.2011 @ Jalasjärvi|
My family, including Meri, and my aunt's (who is also my godmother) family spent our New year in Jalasjärvi. Hah, I remember my New year in 2010 in Jalasjärvi - I had just met Meri for the first time couple of days ago and whined about how I want to see her again soon. Back then, I missed her a lot but this time I was with her! On the first night of 2011, we went to a pub for the first time. We sang karaoke in a local pub, Peltokerroin, which name still makes me laugh :') One of the best New years ever for sure. I also started to write this blog in January, btw.
|Roland TD4-KX drum kit, 2.2.2011|
I had dreamt of drums so much and I finally got one on 1.2.-11! It cost all my money but it was worth it! I was freakin' excited about it but I had a lot of school work to do so I wasn't able to piece it together until the next day, 2.2.-11. I'm really glad that I managed to save more money for more expensive and better kit than I was planning earlier. I've been playing the kit almost every day! The photo was taken right after I pieced the parts together. That explaing why the cymbals are way too high in the pic.
|Blue screen of death (Win Vista), 30.3.2011|
March was full of stress about school, searching a summer job and my dying laptop. My laptop's system, Vista, errored all kind of stuff and the blue screen of death appeared on the screen almost every day. It was painful to try make it work and make backups. It went crazy while doing even the simplest things like saving a photo to the hard drive. Making a CV was painful too. The laptop was expensive and good so I didn't want to buy a new one. It wasn't repaired until the summer when its damaged internal hard drive was replaced with a bigger, working one, and the system was changed from Vista to Windows 7. Now it runs like a dream! If you have a good Vista computer and it goes mad, consider to replace the system with Windows 7 or upcoming Windows 8! They're much lighter and better!
|Sonata Arctica @ Lutakko, Jyväskylä - 28.4.2011|
In April, I spent a long weekend in Jyväskylä. Meri and I went to see the best band ever to Lutakko club. We see Sonata once a year, so the gigs are always exciting! Specially now when they had just filmed their second live DVD in Oulu. We also spent the first day of May (Vappu, 30.4.-1.5.) in Jyväskylä. The city was full of "Vappukrääsää", stuff that belonged to celebration of the first day of May. I still remember how much I waited for summer to come...
|Celebrating Finland's gold cup in ice hockey's World championship @ Keskustori, Tampere, 15.5.2011|
I recall how sad I was when Sweden won ice hockey olympics in 2004. Finland played so god damn well but in the finale, they made too many mistakes in the last period. I was almost sure that they would win for the periods but the last period ruined it all. Back then, the feeling I got was almost infernal when some of the finnish players started to cry after the game - but now Finland got its revenge! On 15th day of May, Finland won the world championship against Sweden. Finnish "Lions" have won the championship one time before in 1995, when they played against Sweden, too. The game ended 4-1 in 1995 but now it ended 6-1! The party at Keskustori was huge. Police estimated that there had been about 30 000 people! The photo is quite good actually... The two guys hugging in the center are so hilarious!
|Bon Jovi @ Olympic stadium, Helsinki, 17.6.2011|
Me, Meri and her two brothers went to Helsinki to see Bon Jovi at Olympic stadium. It was totally amazing! Incredible! We had "Golden Circle" tickets so we could see the stage really well and close enough. The show lasted almost three hours and Jon still got it on, he still has the amazing, powerful voice! It was raining almost all the time but it didn't matter in any way. Jon accidentally twisted his leg in some point but he didn't complain and all went well till the end. One of the best gigs ever! I got some videos of the gig in my Facebook for you, dear Fb-friends.In October, Me and Meri went to a Halloween party. Sanni, Rebekka and Anna had organized the party well. You could see the "woman's touch" there. There was good food and punch. Meri and I went to spas on October, too. Lying lazy in a warm pool is so relaxing...
|@ Yyteri, Pori, 27.7.2011|
One of the funniest days of the summer vacation. Meri and I were at a beach with my little brother, my sister and my dad. The beach is in Western Finland in Pori, by the Baltic Sea. It's a great place for people who want to experience foreign-like beach in Finland. We swam in the sea, went to a water slide and played frisbee golf. It was a hot day - a really nice summer day. Dear me... I'm missing summer's warmness and sun again :'/
|On a cruise to Sweden and back, 13.8.2011|
Meri and I went to a cruise with my family and my mother's two sisters' families. 24h cruises are really fun! The ship departed from Turku and went to Stockholm. I really like the ships' shops, food and bars. On August, school started again. It was officially the end of summer...
|School photo, 29.9.2011|
Weird... I didn't find any photos from September, except the school photo that I took with my new cell phone, Samsung Galaxy S plus. The phone is great, the school photo isn't. Maybe I don't have any other pictures because I made a lot of stuff for school all the time... Not! I did write the school leaving exams of geography and english!
|Halloween party @ Sanni's, 28.10.2011|
|Tickets for the Nightwish concert in Jyväskylä (Picture: 1.11.2011)|
November was the music month of the year! I eagerly waited for Nightwish's new album and Sonata Arctica's new live DVD. Now I have them both, and love 'em! Of course the tickets for the NW show for me and Meri are awesome too! In November, I also made two new songs: Strike a Chord & The Cold and Gloomy Night!
|My 18th birthday presents from my friends, 17.12.2011|
I played in three school concerts (including the church ceremony). One of them had a 12-song-setlist collected from the songs that students like. It's fun to play something you really like instead of all the boring songs that you hear every year in the school. I had my 18th birthday on 17th day of December. My friends had made nice cards and brought nice presents for me.. I'm really thankful for that! Christmas was nice too. I spent my christmas in Jyväskylä, Ylöjärvi and Kauhava with all the close people. I got nice pajamas, leather mittens, wool socks, sweets, a new camera and a lot more!
New Year 2011-2012!
New year's eve and day were peaceful this time but still, fun ::) Let's make 2012 a fun year too!