K-B I O C I D EBirth: 1 october. I live in Finland. Singer. Sometimes writer. I believe in love and I believe every wish can come true. I speak English. Je parle Français. Puhun Suomea. Ich spreche ein bisschen Deutsch. Madrelingua italiana.
I LOVE:Singing. Foreign languages. Finland. Dogs. Shopping. Writing. Reading. Cooking. Travelling. Paris. Oscar Wilde. ASOIAF. Art. Make-up. Nemi Montoya. Sushi. Cyberdog.
Today, for the first time in my life, I went out without bringing my mobile phone. It didn’t make me particularly happy, but I’m writing it here cause it gave me a kind of sense of relief… I don’t how to explain it exactly :P
I had a talk with my mom, she was telling me about all the things she has to organize for Christmas, and I’m looking forward to those days to come! As I’ve already written, I’m not craving to go back to Italy, but I fervently wish for some nice family moments! Beside I’m longing to sleep until midday for two weeks XD
I’ve been almost one year away from there, and now I wonder if I’m gonna have a culture shock since I’ve got pretty well used to finnish lifestyle, we will see. Of course I’ll write something about it, should it happen!
Yesterday was a busy day, so I didn’t have time to upload my challenge. Here it is Day 73!
I went to the city centre to do some more Christmas shopping, and yeah, I’ve found another perfect present! The funny thing is that I bought it from a shop where I didn’t want to go at first, and the funniest thing is that the item was the last one in stock! Amazing isn’t it?
Then I joined some friends in Kamppi. We all gathered in order say “bye bye” to another friend who’s leaving Finland to come back home in the Uk.
We decided to go to this pub I’ve never been to before, and as soon as we entered, the speakers started playing a song I think I only heard once in my life and which is linked to a wonderful memory. It felt good and touching at the same time!
Anyway, it snowed again yesterday, mesmerizing little white snowflakes falling all around. Awwww how peaceful, how enchanting it is <3
Today I’m proud of myself.
Nope, I didn’t do anything great, heroic and things like that. I was just walking outside feeling this cold colder than cold, and while my legs were freezing I’ve tried to understand what I have become.
And the realization was delightful: I’ve become something I really like.
I’m so different from what I used to be, that “anxious-depressed-pessimistic-just leave me alone-I hate everybody and everything” girl. Unfriendly, unhappy, and worst of all ungrateful. Sometimes I’d like to ask the ones I’ve met during this year if they can imagine that version of me. I know my old friends can, as they can easily spot (and maybe appreciate) the differences. Anyway that girl is dead, I’ve killed her and buried her deep in the ground and couldn’t be happier than this.
I know one day I’ll get used to what I’ve become and won’t notice it anymore, but now I still can taste and enjoy the difference, especially when not-so-good things happen (luckily there have been few bad things this year, they can be counted on the fingers of one hand with fingers to spare). The way I react is unbelievable, and doesn’t matter how shitty a situation can be, I’m always trying to find positive things about it, and the most amazing part is that it’s totally effortless. And by the way it’s true, in the end problems fix themselves if you just keep a positive mindset!
How did this all happen? I have some ideas but actually I don’t care about finding out more. All I know is that this is who I am and I’d never ever change this version of Giulia for anything else in the world. I like her this way.
Come on, a little bit of self-appreciation is never bad and may be healthy besides. Try to do that!
By the way, I’m organizing a Christmas package to send in the Netherlands to my friend Debi. I was worried about not finding any good ideas and instead I’m having so much fun right now. I’m thankful for this little creative day XD
Aaaaaaaah I’m so excited!
Today we went to this St. Thomas Market in Helsinki and the atmosphere was great! Christmas stuff, Christmas stuff everywhere and I was the happiest girl in the world! We had a delicious potato-hotdog and you know what? FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE (and I’m 24) I sat on Santa’s lap and felt like a child. Amazing!
Then I decided to buy myself a gift and bought some beautiful leggins! I’m looking forward to wear them cause like Ingrid said when she saw them “They’re so… You”. I just had to buy them!
In the end I had my first Pikkujoulu dinner, which was thrilling! I know I’ve said it like a thousand times but I love Christmas so much!
Oh, now that I’ve listed all the nice things happened today I can say it: what a lovely day, I’m happy, thank you life <3
Dear Santa, what I want for Christmas is…
Smoked salmon. Finns know how to do it!
Yesterday night I’ve been to two new places in Helsinki I hadn’t been before! The first one is called Colorado and is a pub/restaurant next to Kamppi shopping center. The second was the Aussi Club next to Rautatientori, a bit crowded but still a nice place!
Streets are covered in a thin layer of snow, and I’m looking forward to more snow to come. You can breathe Christmas in the air, all of my expectations about this December haven’t been let down!
…Can I say a special “thanks” for all the good-looking guys I see all around? Think I’ve never written it here in my challenge, but some Finns are hot like hell (it’s not true that everybody here is beautiful, but when they are, damn, THEY ARE). I love beauty, I’m particularly sensitive to it and seeing beautiful people always make me happy!
Now, let’s go, it’s Christmas markets time!
I had a great night yesterday with my friends! Nothing so special since we went to a friend’s place in Vuosaari to celebrate this other friend’s birthday. You know, eating some cake, drinking, singing “happy birthday”, being silly and all that stuff! I had fun, it’s a group of nice people and I couldn’t ask for anything better! Having friends is important, having good friends is life!
Skating girls in Helsinki!
Yesterday night I had not time to upload my challenge and so I’m doing it now. But before starting, today it’s the 6th of December and I have to say something very important: Hyvää itsenäisyyspäivää Suomi / Happy independence day Finland <3
So, here we go: yesterday evening I had an excellent dinner in good company! The menu was delicious and included different types of finnish caviar, reindeer steak (my first real reindeer steak), and some gingerbread flavoured ice cream directly from heaven! Awww it was such a nice dinner!
Happy belly and happy girl!