For episode 7 of my vlog I answer a question a lot of people have been asking, what’s next?
Day 3 or episode 3 of my daily videos is a clip about getting my first wave surfing. It happened the 9th time ever out with my board, and as some might have read it’s a 5’10 long board which is small and for a beginner very small. But I believed in myself and learned to surf with a small board, so it is possibly to start with a shortboard.
Everything on the video is shot on Bali and Wavepark Mentawai.
Yesterday I started making daily videos for my youtube channel and today I made episode 2. The videos will have different content as I’m finding my own way of doing vlogs and videos.
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I’m now doing 1 video every day. Here is the first episode of my daily videos and vlogs.
Somedays it’s just like your brain is empty, you have a lot of stories and you just can’t get them out or you can’t find the words and today is that kind of a day.
I have tons of stories but I just can’t get them out, just not finding the words.
So this might be mumbo jumbo rambling about nothing for todays video.
But I made a decision of testing to make a video every day, it doesn’t have to be long it might be just 15 seconds or even 10 seconds, but everyday I’m making somekind of a video.
It might be just fun and entertainment or it might be a vlog of me talking something or it can be anything, and we will see what happens.
There was a just cop that had pulled over someone with an unmarked car.
Now I’m on my way to lunch, gonna go test a restaurant, well in Lauttasaari I have eatne at the restaurant, had a pizza there, now going to Kivistö, their new place, because I felt like I needed some pasta and they are Italians who run the place, so it should be good, atleast the pizza was good.
Also with the videos, not only making them everyday, I wanna make them more movielike and not just someone talking in front of a camera as most vlogs on youtube seem to be that they just put a camera and sit in front of it and talk about something which is sometimes interesting but i wanna do it in a different way and at the same time with making a video everyday I’m seraching for my own thing, trying to find my own way of doing it.
Well anyways, now I’m gonna park the car, go eat and then go back home editing the video.
That was a nice experiene, the pasta was really good had a pasta carbonara and now I’m gonna go home an put everything together, and lets see what other things I make… mumbo jumbo… my words are just not coming out today, I guess this is enough for today.and time to go edit the video.
I have been writing my blog for about a year and time to put together a photogallery of pictures from the first year of my blog. I will be adding more pictures to the gallery as I write new posts.
Most of my style or fashion pics are either selfies or portrait pics from around the waist or shoulders up.
Even if I take a lot of portrait shots and fashion shots of other people and models I have always found it difficult to pose in bodyshots myself, most of the shots I have with the whole me in them are just standing with basically no pose at all. And when something is difficult you just have to learn and try and if you fail just practice some more and try again. So I called my friend Mica who also is a photographer and asked him to come and help me out with some fashion shots.
The idea was to get a streetstyle fashion shoot with me in ghetto style alley or stairway. And that’s difficult for me as I always think my body and everything looks funny in pictures where you can se my whole body even if I take similiar shots of other people who look really good but in my mind it totally changes when I am put in front of the camera.
So I had a location in mind and we headed out. Well, next time we do it I have to make a video or vlog about from the set as it was pretty funny when 2 photographers who have their own views on how to light up a set or even just the angles of the shot try to agree how to take the shots. We disagreed and agreed on many things and just building up the lighting for the shoot took a while, but then we were both happy with the set and started shooting. Here’s a pic from the behind the scenes setting it all up, we had one flash as a front light and one from behind up the stairs towards the camera.
For this photo shoot my pose was just sitting down as I rather take baby steps and feel comfortable then try to leap all the way to the top and feel uncomfortable while posing. All together I am happy with the the shots with my cold or cooler weather style, a pair of jeans, converses, a t-shirt and a furcoat to keep me warm and stylish.
If you like fashion or clothes, just go get some cool shots of yourself in the styles you like. And you don’t have to get a professional photographer to get the photos, just ask your friend to help you out and you can just use your phone to get the shots as the cameras on phones are really good.
Just remember to have fun and enjoy life and do what makes you happy!
In Finland we have this thing that you are supposed to dress according to the time and season of the year and NOT to the actual weather. In the summertime it feels like there would be a law that you have to wear shorts and a t-shirt even if it’s fuckin’ freezing outside, which it is most of the summer in Finland… I’m sure you get the my point. Then we come to spring, which again you are supposed to put your winterclothing to storage and start wearing light springclothes that are way to light for the weather, which is cold. As for today it has been around 5 degrees celcius and I have been freezing my ass of so I’m breaking the rules of Finland and I’m still wearing my furcoat, which you are allowed to wear only during the coldest days of the winter when it get to -25 degrees celcius or below and even then it’s way too nice, expensive, flashy, stylish, colorful, powerful, happy, cool, trendy and too show off to wear a furcoat even if it keeps you warm from the cold and if you dear to wear it when it gets “warm” in the spring you become a 100% selfcentered showoff.
I have gotten comments like, isn’t it to warm to wear your furcoat… Well, I’m not going to freeze my ass of just because people have a problem with it and even if we have these unwritten rules in Finland, I’m going to wear my furcoat and stay warm. And if I feel like it I will wear it in the middle of the heat of the summer and it should not be a problem for anyone.
The same comes up when you talk about cars in Finland. You are not supposed to buy a car other then for practial reasons, and even if you do buy a car for practical reasons it has to be the cheapest possible and it cannot be a luxury car.
In my own life when I bought my first new car with my own money that I had earned after I started my business. It had been 4 years since I started and I worked hard and I did not give up and I also had some luck with me. So I decided to buy a nice car as I have liked cars ever since I was little.
I bought a BMW, the blue one, which was expensive, but at that time I could easily afford it. What kind of feedback did I get? People thought I had become a materialistic self centered asshole and only thing that mattered to me was money and my status. Just because I bought a car, yes I was an asshole and bought a car, which is at the end a pile of metal with some tires under it. And because of this I became a materialistic self centered asshole.
Well not everyone thought that, some people saw me as the way I am even if I succeeded. My really good friends wife once a couple of years asked me if I knew what my friend, her husbands says about me. She said that even when I had millions (didn’t have millions in real, but compared to them it felt like millions to them) I was still me, I was the same dude and my success didn’t change me.
This is one of the greatest compliments I have received in my life. I won’t write the names of my friend and his wife because it’s not relevant, but I know they will read this and recognize themselves so I just want to say, thank you <3
Please comment if you feel like you have it in your country where you live too as I would love to hear about other places too! 🙂
Today I had lunch at a great burger place in Helsinki, Naughty BRGR, and talked with the waitress about my trip. I told her that she can follow it here on my blog. She then told me that she would love to follow my blog as it gives her a view of my life and my trip which helpes her to keep smiling whilie she is working TWO jobs to get by. She got my total respect and this kind of feedback inspires me to keep on going with my blog. Thank you for the feedback and a delicious burger! 🙂
I planned to write about my day, but her feedback inspired to write some thoughts about life itself, so here goes:
My trip is closing in on me like a storm, but instead of hiding from the storm I pull out my surfboard and ride the storm while it covers ground fast as lightning. The feeling of beeing able to ride the lightning is like freeing your mind and soul, I can feel the wind in my face while the storm carries me towards my dream.
There is always a way to see good in even a scary situation, most will just hide or run when a storm is coming, my idea is to stand in front of the storm, confront it and ride it out, this way you might end up living and finding the meaning of life.
What is life and what is the meaning of life? That’s the eternal question of mankind, we all ponder what is the true meaning of life? Does there have to be a true meaning of life? What about if we just take it back to basics and just feel the moment, really feel the sun on our skin, feel the wind in our face, really inhale the smell of the moment?
In my opionion we are not really living before we are able to to that and really feel everything to the last cell of our body.
How can we achieve this? The first thing to do is to be in the moment you are in at any given time, not rushing towards the future not worrying about the past, but just inhaling the moment with everything it has to offer, from feeling the ground under your feet to seeing the world around you.
This also applies while being with your friends, kids, pets. Put your cellphones away, stop doing something else, concentrate on being in the moment, really be there when your see your friends or play with your kids! Really be in the moment when your are throwing the ball to your dog.
I’m happy that you are reading my thoughts and my blog, but please, don’t let it take time away from your loved ones.
Just breathe and love life.