The Sunday Post #1: Just alive, I guess.

“Based on the experience of my life, which I have not exactly hit out of the park, I tend to agree with that thing about, If it’s not broke, don’t fix it. And would go even further to: Even if it is broke, leave it alone, you’ll probably make it worse.”
― George Saunders, Tenth of December

 I thought I’d do something new here on my blog so I decided to start participating at this weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer called The Sunday Post Meme where the point is to recap your week in books and in everything.

I only managed to read one book this week, however, there are many exciting titles looking at me from my shelf: Tenth of December by George Saunders, The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi &  The Underground Girls of Kabul by Jenny Nordberg. My birth date is same as the title of the first book mentioned so I guess I had my own reasons for borrowing it from the local library.

Indeed, I only managed to read one book this week called: A Beautiful Math: John Nash, Game Theory, and the Modern Quest for a Code of Nature by Tom Siegfried.

Have you seen the movie Beautiful Mind? It’s one of my all-time favourite movies. Then in the library, I saw this book and I recalled that John Nash had recently passed away and was filled with such nostalgic feelings that I had to borrow this. I really enjoyed reading this. This book explains why the movie was called that way. Because his math was truly beautiful.

My personal life has been busy. This is my second week in a new job and in a new city. I moved to Helsinki which is the capital of Finland and as a small town girl,  I’m amazed by the vibrant city life. Since I moved here, I’ve been trying to go to one new place every day.

This week I went to HIM exhibition in Helsinki Art Museum (really love that band),  Rhododendron Park which was just like a small fairytale jungle filled with Rhododendrons of different colors and & also we had Finnish midsummer celebration with bonfires and summery atmosphere so it was a pretty good week.


“Why was she dancing? No reason. Just alive, I guess.”
― George Saunders, Tenth of December

How’s your week been?

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

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  1. Welcome to the Sunday post! I hope you’re going to have lots of fun here with us.
    I have not seen that movie, but I think I should read the book :) and those are lovely rhododendron pictures. One of the prettiest blossoms ever, for me.
    Have a great week and I wish you lovely reading :)

    1. Thank you Evelina! :) Oh, you should! I guess I would recommend you to watch the movie first because the book doesn’t have anything to do with John Nash, except the mathematics. But the movie is interesting and it’s great how they managed to portray Nash’s scizophrenia.
      Wishing all the same to you!

  2. Congrats on the move and the new job! Hope you enjoy the city life and don’t find it too overwhelming. It looks like a beautiful place. :D

    1. Thank you Jo-Ann! Midsummer, I think, is only celebrated in Finland and in Sweden, I think it should be celebrated in more countries haha! It’s fun really, especially if you have a cabin (or know someone who has a cabin). You too!

    1. Thank you Greg! It’s been a while since I saw it myself actually. I hope it’s still as good as I remember it to be. I’m loving it here so far! You too!

    1. Oh, Baltic cruise sounds wonderful! :) & Welcome to Finland! I think in case of a day visit, there is no point venturing too far from the centre so I would recommend Senate Square, Helsinki Cathedral, Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral. Hop on Hop Off buses ar always great, or then we also have this restaurant tram called SpåraKoff. Café Esplanad has great traditional Finnish cinnamon rolls “Korvapuusti”. For the future reference, there are beautiful medieval cities in Finland. For example: Turku, Porvoo, Naantali & Rauma.

  3. Hi Anastasia! I just wanted to let you know how much we liked Helsinki. We had a look around the centre city and used the hop-on and off buses as you suggested. Also went to see the Sibelius memorial, and tried the korvapuusti. Helsinki is definitely on the itinerary to go back for a longer stay – and we might combine with a return visit to Talinn, and use the ferry.

    1. Oh I’m just thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time in Helsinki! :)

      If at some point, you will come back for a longer stay then I very much recommend Medieval Finnish towns such as Porvoo, Naantali, Turku & Rauma. Tallinn is very nice as well though we Finns usually get alcohol cheaper from Estonia so you might not encounter the best possible behavior on those ferries.

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