a daily walk tour of downtown helsinki
missed the chance again to ski. i mistook the Kamppi bus station
as Kamppi metro station
. so when i got there and called Juliette, they're already leaving on bus. anyway maybe it's God's voice, that i havent recovered from my cold, i should take rest...
so i strolled around the centre this afternoon. wow it's so warm today. i felt so hot with my pullover, muffler and coat. but it's quite windy. i just took off my gloves. first i walked along Annankatu (Anna Street
) and thought of my favourite taiwanese writer Chu Tian-Hsin's description about her walk along the alleys and lanes of Taipei or Kyoto. that area is really nice. i should spend some more time exploring it, when it gets warmer and there's no these annoying slippery ice on the ground... finally i ended at Tokyo-kan and checked the food there. i seem to get used to Euro or the price or what. ahh the stuffs there are so expensive!!!
then i went to a very big record shop on Mannerheimintie
). finally i found the cd's of Brad Mehldau, but it's so expensive here... then i wandered somewhere like Pohjoisesplanadi
) or Aleksanterinkatu
, i bet i've walked along on it dozen times today.) what a pity i couldnt find anyone to see the sunset from Ateljee bar, atop the Sokos Hotel Torni (means tower
), where Rosanna took me last Saturday and the nightfall view there was fabulous! and Helsinki seems more lovely when seeing it from somewhere high above...
somehow i really wanted to see the finnish movie "Mies Vailla Menneisyytt�
" (the Man without a Past
) but too bad it doesn't have English subtitle in theatre, so i planned to see another film "Frida" but there's still about 2.5 hours to wait. so i had some bite at some clean well-lighted place
like, McDonald's, and finally started to write to Sawako, my host sister in Tokyo. i felt so sorry that i got her christmas card in december but didnt write or reply her at that seasonal greeting time. but i couldnt help it...
ok you may wonder why i'm so talkative or got the nerve to murmur all these tedious, boring things today. it's really amazing, as you never know what would happen in your life or in your silly mind... i felt the passion for life come back to me again, after this long depressing hibernation or rather say, getting lost in really nowhere. and i realized now how precious and blessed you got some motivation to support you go forward and move on your life...
...i decided to take the entrance exam for graduate school or our ministry of foreign affairs next year. since i'm really and only good at exam... Jesus, that's pathetic!!!!!