tiring month, but that’s okay. it means time goes faster, and soon it’ll be my summer holiday .
last weekend, right before Mother’s day, we went to help Antti’s grandparents move in to a new place. we were free to choose all kinds of things to take for ourselves, so i took these lovely old books for summer reading:
the Love of Life is a 1912 edition, the Odd Craft is from year 1916, the ones from Modern Library are from 1925, and the rest is from the 50s and 60s. out of all these, i’ve only read the Wuthering Heights (other than some of Hans C. Andersen’s tales, of course), and though it wasn’t particularly my fave, but it’s nice to have a classic on your bookshelf .
we spent Mother’s day at Linnanmäki, Helsinki’s equivalent of Dufan.
we arrived there a bit later than the rest of the family members, and soon it was time for us to eat. so we only managed to take 2 rides this time, the old wooden rollercoaster, and the ferris wheel (from which these pics were taken).
we ate at the Coccola restaurant. they had special set menus for the Mother’s day, and these were what mine had:
the first was the appetizer, which was summer vegetables served on a thin pizza crust. the main dish was lightly smoked salmon served with potatoes, sweet potatoes, asparagus, beets, carrots and some sort of (delicious) cream. for dessert, we were free to take anything we wanted from the dessert table, so i took 2 kinds of chocolate cakes, panacotta and mango cheesecake. they were all so incredibly yummy!
yesterday it was finally warm enough for me to go out only wearing thin jacket, short sleeved t-shirt, shorts, and thin leggings it felt warm enough for me to get inspired… to buy a swimming suit!
i can’t swim for the life of me, but at least i’ll be ready to play in the sand or swimming pool with this cute number from H&M, heheh..
lastly, we also went to see The Raid: Redemption movie last night. while it may be too bloody for some (not for me though… hello, haven’t you seen The Saw movies??? or Quentin Tarantino’s??), i have to say that it was one hell of a movie. the boys (= my husband & his brother) praised it, even though it wasn’t their kind of movie genre. the choreography and how the shots were taken & edited were the best points, and also the music score (FYI, we saw the Mike Shinoda version). they even said that the movie’s much better than Hollywood ones of the same genre, which was a great surprise to us all since we didn’t even expect it to be that good. even the story, which everyone kept saying was too simple, was actually good for this kind of movie. it was simple, but the message was clear, and as my brother-in-law pointed out, it’s good that there weren’t any character that was above everyone else and became the superhero who saved the day.
i was proud & delighted to hear my home country’s language on the screen, together with the Finnish subtitle! so, good for you, Indonesia! can’t wait to welcome other Indonesian movies to Finland .