My daughter turned 2 months yesterday. It was a moment of realisation, just watching her, in my arms, and listening to her sleep. Would she too, one day, pack her bag and follow her heart to a far away land, somewhere on the other side of the world? If she is anything like me, she … More For the Wild Hearts
It was seven thirty in the morning when I opened my eyes and saw them. Not one, but two big boxes of…Finnish chocolate! On my pillow! I can’t believe it! I went all bananas and cried from joy and excitement at the same time. I’ve missed this hazelnutty nougat taste so much! It was my 29th birthday … More This age, right here, right now.
The guys came to pick us up early. We left the house around 3 am to reach in good time before the break of day. I thought I would sleep a bit more in the car, but really couldn’t as I was so excited about the whole thing. Even with the script and an abstract … More Lost in the fun of ‘Phila’
We arrived to Kathmandu on the 17th of April and fell in love with the city in a heartbeat. This is a collection of moments during our first days roaming the streets of Kathmandu. If travel is like love, it is, in the end, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we … More Roaming the streets of Kathmandu – photo diary
At 6.30am the house is still asleep. I hear the neighbours rooster greeting the rising sun as I step on my yoga mat and place my hands in prayer. Ommmm… I sing the opening mantra but my thoughts are like cyclones. They trace back to the streets of Kathmandu, to it’s people, to every friendly namaste with … More What Kathmandu taught me about happiness
What do you mean you’re not coming? What…you are gonna wake up at WHAT time? Yes, at 5.30 in the morning and no I’m not kidding, this means I’m off to bed at ten or so. That was a conversation between me and most of my friends when a more regular practice of yoga slowly … More The power of Mysore style – didn’t see all this coming
Even now, as I write this, a car door shut makes my heart jump to my throat. Any loud or a sudden sound, and my inner alarm for another tremor makes me react. My mind tells me it’s alright but my body is ready to run, ready to escape out from the building, where it’s … More Nepal earthquake 2015 – Diary of a survivor
It was two o’clock in the afternoon, the sun was high and the air still. The bandwagon had turned into an oven on wheels. After reaching the repair garage we all literally crawled out as soon as we could. The AC was broken. No problem, half an hour, says the guy, you wait, you have some … More Finding peace in the unexpected
Let the innocent go die! he sang, dancing hand in hand with power, money and corruption. Anoop, or Pikkoo as we call him, entered the stage wearing a huge white skirt that looked like a giant umbrella tied around his waist. A few days back he had invited us to watch a play he was acting in. … More Bridges
It’s when the lakes are quiet and the sun stays late. When the nights are nightless and the roads empty. That’s when I remember being a child, a daughter of thousand lakes. I took these pictures in Espoo, Finland, last summer in June and July 2014.