September 17th, 2015


Answer for question 4509.

When shopping for clothes, what are your favorite stores? Why do you prefer those places -- convenience, cost, available styles? If you won a $1000 gift card and could choose any one store to spend it, where would you choose?
Oh my, I am a real junkie for clothes! :D I really don't have a favorite store, if I see an article of clothing that I like, whether in a grocery store or a boutique, I buy it :) But if I had to mention one, I love thrift shops and flea markets, and I guess my favorites are Hennes & Mauritz and Marimekko. I love those because they have such obscure styles that fit an eccentric like me :D H & M is very affordable, while Marimekko, which is a design shop, is quite expensive.
My favorite thrift shops are those in the capital city, that sell real vintage clothes from the 50's - 90's. And as for the gift card, I'm not really sure, but I think it's Marimekko.

Write and write and keep on writing, just make sure your life is exciting

I have kind of lost my interest in keeping an online blog, mainly because most of my original online friends whom I made on LiveJournal have abandoned this site because of other social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr.
I thought about abandoning this site myself, because I don't think LJ is going back to the glory days it used to have in the beginning of the noughties.

But then again, I have so many precious memories stored here, and I have made lots of precious friends, and it was LJ that helped me and my best friend Suavecita get back together.

So, I am not going to leave. I might keep breaks, but I will keep on writing!

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I woke up early to the need to pee, I just lied in my bed with my bladder hurting and suddenly I realized, “Hey, I can always go to the bathroom!”
I went to the bathroom to relieve myself and then went back to bed.

As you can guess, I had bad dreams. I had a dream about a guinea pig mommy and her babies, their owner abandoned them and the babies starved to death and the mommy went insane with grief and hunger, I woke up with tears in my eyes.
I had dreams about post- apocalyptic Myyrmäki, and the last school I studied in.

After getting up, I stretched and smiled and put my nightie to the laundry basket, then I went back to bed to write into my diary. Then I fell back asleep, and had even more dumbass dreams. I kept on having realistic dreams about getting up and doing the morning routines, and in another dream I went to Tallinn to see Hotel Transylvania 2 in a movie theater.

I received two text messages, one was an advertisement about a discount of some kind, and another was from my therapist suggesting we have an appointment on next week’s Friday.

I decided to get up even if I still felt sleepy, but the dreams started to bother me.

I took my morning medicine, dressed into a dark yellow blouse and a light yellow dress, ate a banana and then decided to go visit my parents’ home.

I took the bus 571 to Raappavuori. Once at my parents’ home, I took a shower and washed my hair, because it was a hair- wash day marked in my calendar.
After stepping out of the shower, I looked into the mirror on the bathroom cabinet doors and laughed, for some reason I always laugh when I look into a mirror after shower. I don’t know why, but I guess I just feel happy and cheerful after giving myself a good scrubbing.

While still naked, I thought it was a good time to weigh myself. The bathroom scale my parents own is quite peculiar, the only way you can turn it on is by bumping it gently against the floor.
I weigh approximately 70 kilograms/154 pounds, I don’t know if it’s too much but I have lost a few kilos.

I anointed my body with lotion, then I went to Alepa to buy a can of milk for the coffee. Once back at my parents’ home, I made a pot of coffee and drank it.

I also cut my fringe with nail scissors, because it had grown too long, it almost reached my eyes. Now it’s a tad bit too short, but at least it won’t grow too long for a while.

I heard someone trying to open the front door, I knew it was my brother delivering the weekly allowance from my parents. I went to open the door to let him in, he gave me the 20 euros and left, I told him to take care.

I decided to leave, Girls’ House had already been opened.

I walked to the train station and caught the I train to Helsinki, then I took the subway to Hakaniemi and went to Girls’ House. Mirette was there too, I told her I am going to give each and every single empty bottle and can I find to her so she can recycle them and make a little money out of it.

I drank a cup of cocoa, and by then it was getting late so I left, I hugged Mirette and told every girl in there to take care of themselves and each other and wished them a nice weekend.

I visited Ekolo, another eco- market right next to Girls’ House, to buy two wooden dish- washing brush heads, those that you attach to the brush handle, take off and replace and put to the biological waste.

I walked through Kaisaniemi to the city center, and took the bus 411 to Myyrmäki. On the way there I called Suavecita and talked with her, I asked if she wants to visit me tomorrow. We talked about her dog Jofa, the cruise to Tallinn, and Halloween parties until I arrived to Myyrmäki and had to quit.

I visited Myyrmanni shopping center but didn’t find anything to buy. So I headed back home.

I surfed on the Internet and took my evening medicine, I am going to blog a bit and then I’ll do the evening routines and go to bed.

Oh yeah, there is going to be a huge strike and a protest tomorrow, because the Finnish right- wing government has done massive cuts on low- paid worker’s salary and increased their working hours. It has been all over the media.

I might just stay inside for most of the day, and I will go to the fitness center and visit the gym if it’s open, because tomorrow is gym day.

I feel unhappy again, even if today was such a nice day. Very often I feel unhappy in the late evenings; I don’t think it’s depression, it might be just tiredness or nutrition.