While in Hyvinkää on a shopping spree with a friend a few weeks ago, I happened to be standing in H&M right in front of this hoodie. I didn’t have to think twice and I got it right away!
Once we tried on the hoodies, the 90’s vibe was floating in the air.
MTV, along with VH1 and Cartoon Network, were my daily doses of air as a kid. Not exaggerating but back then, if I didn’t have new books or music magazines to read, those channels were to opt for.
I still have a precise picture of those Saturdays spent with my family on the couch in the living room after the shower and while the hair was drying under the towel, we were watching “The Osbournes” and grandmother was getting ready some evening snack in the kitchen. Oh, how I miss those times!
Back then I didn’t have a mobile phone or a computer but the magazines and the TV were my only contact with the outside world.
So, whenever I have this hoodie on, I always carry the memories from the 90s and early 2000s and the old and classic MTV.
*Which were your favorite MTV original shows, by the way?
Although our journey started almost 5 years ago, we made it official a few days ago. Thank you for all the heartwarming wishes!
This is one of the reasons why I’ve been silent these months on social media. Now I’m heading back to composing music, making plans for videos, back to the real job (of course) aka I have to resume the daily routine. See you!
In front of the balcony, majestic trees covered in a white sparkling blanket are looking at me while the blue of winter is popping out on the sky, giving me the feeling of living in Wonderland.
Another year passed by. A year so difficult for me that it seemed to never end. But it did end in a cozy way, while visiting my loved ones in Romania. Being in my parents’ arms again, it felt like those days when I was fighting with anxiety and bad panick attacks never existed. I felt safe. Whoever said “don’t grow up, it’s a trap!” was right!
The year ended in a glorious way, musically talking. After releasing my latest song “Only winter can bring you home”, the social media simply exploded. I was so overwhelmed when Facebook yesterday congratulated me for the thousand wonderful friends that I gained there! I can’t find the proper word to say “Thank you!” to all of you, but THANK YOU! and I really mean it!
For a small, independent artist, receiving support from people from all around the globe, it means a lot and it keeps me motivated. And another thing that I like about my friends on my page is that they actually want to talk to me. It doesn’t matter if it’s about music or life, but they reach out to me and ask questions or simply share with me stories about their lives. It already looks like I’m building a wonderful community online and I’m loving it!
A good start of 2019 I already had by giving an interview to a local newspaper from Romania. I was scared for the questions that I was about to get asked but it was so different than what I imagined in all those hours waiting in front of the computer to get the call. Why the anxiety? Why the bad thoughts? No need for them. They don’t exist. It’s just in our heads. The wonderful journalist was so unexpectedly down to earth that I immediately have opened the gates of my soul and let it all out. Next week the interview should be in the newspaper and although it will be in Romanian, will do my best to translate it into English and post it here on my blog.
The batteries are charged and I am ready to go back to composing music and also continue the card illustrations that I’m working on and hopefully this year they will be available for purchase. I promise you something very cute 😉
Creating you was such an adventure! And seeing how much love you are receiving from my listeners makes it even more special!
Yesterday I have released a song called “Only winter can bring you home”. It has been before on my YouTube channel but in a shorter version, bad quality and vocals missing. Now after working almost 2 months on it alone, I can proudly say that it’s complete! I hope that you will include it in your Christmas playlist 😉 ’till next time!
*and stay tuned because the song will soon be available on Spotify, iTunes, etc.
On a dreary day of November, I hopped on a train and one hour later, I found myself in the crowded Helsinki.
I’ve been waiting for this day for so long and I wasn’t even sure that I will make it in time for the Don Rosa meeting but I did!
One cup of tea later and suddenly one of the women who work at the book store (Suomalainen Kirjakauppa) was announcing that Don Rosa has arrived half an hour earlier so we should get in line, purchase the book and automatically we will get a ticket to go and meet the author and illustrator of the stories about Scrooge McDuck, etc.
I felt again like a kid listening to his pleasant voice explaining to me the artwork and other details that he did for Tuomas Holopainen‘s solo album. Later on while I was watching the videos from the meeting, I noticed that my facial expression was like a hyper excited kid’s expression. Just how I actually look when I watch any Disney movie.
The meeting was worth the trip! And now I sit in front of this writing device (aka laptop) and wonder, what would life be without art? Without all these magical things that come out of every artist’s hands?
But I know that all I wanna do in life is ART. Oh! And I don’t wanna grow up. E V E R .
Two years ago I started my journey to Finland and now I can happily say that I permanently live here ❤
I wanted to go somewhere and film something exciting for my readers/subscribers but all my plans have been shattered by the nasty weather…so I ended up in front of my laptop playing this game called “Influent”. While playing, I recorded myself talking nonsense and just having fun failing 😀
Enjoy the video and cheers to two years in Finland!
May has been a quiet and a busy month at the same time but I am back with a new mini travel vlog 🙂
Although I had many plans for my trip to Helsinki, they all have been ruined by the cloudy cold weather.
A trip with adventures – although I had two cameras with me, the moment I wanted to take photos in front of Tuomikirkko, I took the DSLR out of my bag and I was wondering why it was sooo…”not so heavy” until I realized that I have forgotten the battery in the unplugged charger…And also my friend came from Romania here for the first time so it was wonderful to “relive” moments from my first visit to Helsinki which happened in 2013.