Not that fashionable

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I can honestly say I’m not fashionable. I don’t follow fashion. I don’t dress to impress. I think most female clothes are ugly. Especially shoes. Yuck. I actually feel a bit envious of male shoes because they look normal. There can be ugly ones too though. I can’t understand how females can walk in those high heels. I can never find decent shoes in stores. I’ve been looking for summer shoes but everything is too sweaty or too ugly. Luckily the summer in Finland wasn’t that hot. Even though I don’t follow fashion, I know what looks good and I have found none. I wouldn’t be found dead in the kind of shoes they have these days. This summer ripped jeans were trending. I had one pair of those too. In the 90’s! They don’t look cool. It makes young people look like they have nothing else to put on. Don’t get me started on Crocs or UGG boots. It’s a fashion disaster. Fashion, in general, bores me to tears. No offence for those who does like it. It’s just isn’t for me.

Fashionable is not only clothing. It’s also in entertainment. Some people change favourites like they change underwear. They watch movies that are popular at the time. The same with music. I’m more loyal to my favourites. Sometimes I’m even behind some trends because I realise things slower than others. I think I wrote this one before but Marvel movies weren’t my thing when it was most popular. I still don’t care most of them. I only like Thor and Guardians of the galaxy. Thanks to certain actors. Others are blah. Of course, Marvel is always pop because of all of the new movies coming out. Please make them stop. Also, make all the sequels and new adaptions stop. Enough already. Make something new, please. I especially don’t understand all these Fast and furious movies. I watched one and that was enough. It was so dull. If I want to watch car racing, I watch a real one. That’s one fashionable movie thing I can’t understand. Hollywood is running out of ideas. I go and watch a movie if it’s interesting enough and not because it’s fashionable.

Music is another thing that I’m loyal to. I still listen to the same music I did when I was a child. They still sound good. I love Spotify for the reason that you can find old songs you haven’t heard for years. I have written in a notebook about the songs I liked and the songs I didn’t like. It started in 1993 until 2001. I searched for them on Spotify and I found a lot of them. They still sound great. There are some great songs today but nothing compared to the older songs. I don’t even search for new songs and the latest trends in music anymore. I have so many old favourites, I don’t really need new to stuff to listen to. Except from the bands and artists that have been around for years or decades. Their new music is always more than welcome.

The only fashionable trends I follow are in design and photography because that’s what matters to me the most. If I didn’t I would fall off the wagon, so to speak. If I want to work in the industry I have to be interested in what people like and maybe make up something new. I’m not an inventor so the latter might be difficult.
Fashionable or not, you should always keep up with the times. Things change so rapidly these days. Thanks to the internet, you find new information faster than before. It’s more of a guideline than an order you have to go by. I’m not that fashionable but I know what I like and respect other people’s opinions. That’s a trend everybody in the world should have.

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So many penchants but so little time

lap top and papersI’m one of those people who can’t decide what I like doing the most. I’ve got so many different things I find enjoyable so I can’t just choose one. In a way, I envy those who only got at least one penchant that they focus on. My mind goes everywhere. That’s one of the reasons why it has taken me so long to find what I want to do for a living. I always wanted to be different. I wanted to have a job where I could express myself. I’ve  looked for things other people thought were impossible. I’ve never been driven by money. It’s good to have but I rather have a job that I like. Life’s too short to do something only because of money. If I have to do something I’m not interested in, I feel trapped and my motivation is low. I’ve had those internships where I had nothing to do and I was bored out of my mind. Anyone could feel the same in that situation. You should do what you like and is good at it. It doesn’t matter what others think.

There is an advantage for liking different things. If you get bored with one thing, you can do another. I for one get bored if I do only one thing. If it’s music taste or movie genre, my likes are wide-ranged. I couldn’t listen to one kind of music style. There are so many good songs so I can’t choose which is my all time favourite. I don’t even know what’s the best band in the world because there’s so many I like. The same goes for artists. It’s easier to choose which ones I don’t like. That’s the same with anything else in life. I usually choose things with feeling. What kind of music I listen or what kind of movie I’m gonna watch depends on my mood. It doesn’t matter what kind of song it is. I can listen to sad songs even if I’m happy. Some might listen to sad songs when they’re sad but I find songs with a positive tune a much better cure. Music has always been a helpful tool for different emotions for me. Laughing also makes me feel better.

I love comedy but not just any kind. I think they used to make much better comedy shows and movies in the past. What you see these days are not funny at all. The only show that I can mention from the 2010’s is ‘The big bang theory‘. Some might not find it funny but that’s their opinion. Maybe ‘Modern Family‘ but I haven’t watched it that much. ‘30 Rock‘ was funny too. It seems that young people find being drunk and act like an idiot, is funny. The funniest comedy shows were made in the 80’s and 90’s. They’re still funny. Good ones will never get old. What you see now, won’t be remembered in 20 years or more. They’re not funny now so they won’t be funny then. I guess all the best ideas are already done. At least you can watch the oldies on DVD’s or online streaming. There’s just so many good ones but so little time.

If I had to choose just one penchant, then it would be writing. Not only blogging but also writing in general. It has always been a part of me since the day I learned to spell. I had my first diary at 7 but then it was just scribbling. Writing is easier than talking. When you write you have time to think. You can always come back to it and add things. But when you talk to someone, you can’t get it back or you forget to say something. I think before I speak and even then the words don’t come out the way I thought in my head. Afterwards, I wish I had said those things and it torments me a few days. Writing can also be a disadvantage. People can misunderstand you and it’s more difficult to write the exact thoughts in words. Writing emotions or sounds in words is most difficult. In any language. I sometimes struggle with that and try to find an answer on the internet. Then it frustrates me when I can’t find the answer. Those are probably the only downsides to it. Other times, writing is fun and a great distraction from other daily things. We all need an escape from time to time and writing is mine.

Tallenna

Tallenna

Robbie Williams really delivered once again

Yesterday I went to my first ever live gig, Robbie Williams. If someone gives awesome delivery, it’s him. He’s Robbie “F@cking” Williams (his words) after all. I’ve only seen him live in the movie theatre. He’s always been a great entertainer. He’s just awesome and funny too. The atmosphere was great. People singing along and cheering as loud as they can. Finns really love him and it’s mutual. He was surprised people knew the words to ‘Love my life’ which is a new song. During that, people had red hearts or anything red in their hands. That was arranged by a Finnish radio station. Everyone should bring something red with them and show them during the song. He was really impressed about that. That was our surprise to him.

Songs that were played were e.g. Party like a Russia, Kids, Love my life (obviously) and Millenium. He paid tribute to George Michael by singing “Freedom” That was Robbie’s first single. I know the lyrics by heart so I sang along. Then there was “Angels” of course. It’s compulsory in his concert. It’s an amazing feeling hearing people singing along and the sea of lights in the audience. Beautiful.
One of the best things was when his father performed a song. His absolutely brilliant. We know where Robbie has got his performing talents. His dad is also a performer. He sang and told jokes on stage as well.
There was a little sing along when Robbie sang part of older hits from other artists. One of them was “Don’t you want me” by Human League. Even a song from his Take That years. The chorus to “Never forget” There’s a lot of clapping at the end of that song. He mentioned Bruce Springsteen and imitated him a bit. Apparently “The Boss” sings Robbie songs in the karaoke. Robbie is really good at rapping and the song “Rudebox” has it. I haven’t listened to that song in ages and it sounds even better live. It went straight to my heart.

Robbie has a great way of connecting with the audience. Flirting if you like. Maybe that’s one of the reasons girls want to get close to the stage. One young woman was picked up from the audience to sing with him. It’s was absolutely brilliant. She put on a mask where you could only see her eyes. Then they sang “Something stupid” but she wasn’t actually singing. I guess it was someone from the band. Only the mouth of the mask was moving. The voice was kind of deep which was the funny part. What a lucky lady she was. She got a kiss on her cheek and she took a selfie of them both. That sure was something she could remember the rest of her life. Another woman got his attention as well. She had sat on someone’s shoulders and he said “Maybe you’re that tall or you’re sitting on someone shoulders” He started to sing “She’s the one” to her.

After the encore, the last song was Frank Sinatra’s “My way” It was a perfect ending. This experience I’ll treasure the rest of my life. If I had the money I would go and see more of his concert. Even though I had to stand up almost the whole concert, it was all worth it. Who could sit still anyway? I’m usually shy when it comes to public gatherings but now I was like any other there. I didn’t dance but at least stomped and clapped besides the singing along. There were 30 500 people watching but yet getting out of the stadium went smooth. There were a lot of entrances so it helped a lot. This concert was the one I’ve had been waiting for and it’s definitely the best experience I’ve ever had. The weather was good too so it couldn’t have ended better.