perjantai 1. helmikuuta 2013
Denim shirt, Brandy & Melville
Earrings, Forever 21
My first university books ever, Amazon & University of Hawaii book store
Army green shorts, Brandy & Melville
Sushi and Vitamin water, probably the only things cheap in here
Bikini top, Victoria's Secret
Pajama shorts, Gilly Hicks
Longboard and rashguard, Aloha surf shop
Sweaters, Forever 21
So I finally managed to catch the flu! I knew it was only a matter of time since the AC is crazy especially in classrooms
- people are wearing UGGs - and I guess sleeping next to a mosquito net "wall" might have something to do with it as well.
Anyhow, after sleeping, watching tv and sleeping a bit more I had to get some lunch and decided to brighten up my day by
wearing my new dress from Brandy & Melville. Next time have to wear shorts with it though, it's pretty windy out here..!
Now back to bed, I've got tons of school work to do but first a couple of episodes of Suits. I just started the series and
I'm already hooked, what's not to love about arrogant guys in suits.
tiistai 29. tammikuuta 2013
I have a new favorite store!
And my credit card is so grateful it's located right next to my place!
Most of the pieces are pretty simple with kind of a vintage twist, which makes them just the perfect basics you've been
looking for so long. Everything can be matched together and one of the best things is they always have the size since they
are using this genius one size philosophy. If going to California, Hawaii, NYC or the biggest European/Canadian cities,
check the store locator. Definitely something I'm going to miss back home!
perjantai 18. tammikuuta 2013
When I left Finland a month ago, I was sure I would try surfing here in Hawaii. Maybe a couple of times a month, tops.
I had tried it before and it sure was fun but really exhausting, and way too messy with all the sand and salty water.
Hawaii and surfing seemed like a big cliche to me. Definitely no Facebook profile pictures with a surf board.
Well I don't know what exactly happened in the past two weeks but I'm absolutely hooked on this sport. And really bad
at it which is why I feel like the biggest, phoniest wannabe-surf-groupie ever. Today I even got myself a brand new, pink
longboard. And paid 25$ extra just for the color. Still wondering why I feel like a one big wannabe.
Last sunday a couple of guys rented a pick-up truck which fit 8 people, two sitting inside and 6 in the bed of the
truck with all the boards. Like this we drove to the North Shore for the day to catch some scary big waves. I'll probably
never forget the feeling I had when I went to bed after the day. Granola was falling off the spoon because my hands were
shaking so bad, that's how exhausted I was. My hips and knees had the biggest bruises ever, and I'm still covered with
the red rash the board gave me. But still when I went to sleep that night, I was so crazy happy, smiling to myself and
couldn't sleep because I still had all that adrenaline running in my vains.
Next weekend we will probably stay here in Waikiki. The waves in here are not that big so there's a certain fear and
excitement definitely missing, but I really can't complain. It's so absurd how I can actually go out of the door wearing
only bikini and just grab my board and keys - that's how easy it is. No even flipflops needed.
And in case someone is already bored with the iPhone photos - so am I. A new lens is on it's way so I'll
probably get excited about my camera again pretty soon. :)
sunnuntai 6. tammikuuta 2013
This morning I got myself an apartment so I'm starting to settle down little by little. I share the
room with an LA girl and apparently we also have some pets; a cockroach family. The roomie is cool
but the little fellows kind of creep me out as well as the fact that one of the walls is actually only
a mosquito net with blinds.
After the first shock I decided to just suck it in and go enjoy the best perk of the apartment, the
great location, so I unpacked my Nikes and went for a run. And forgot the insects immediately.
torstai 3. tammikuuta 2013
tiistai 1. tammikuuta 2013
At the airport again! This time in New York, where I arrived two days ago after having spent one night in Toronto.
The past 48 hours were absolutely amazing: two of my favorite girls, a couple of funny fellows and new years eve
in one of the greatest cities in the world - something I will remember for the rest of my life.
Currently I'm sitting alone here at JFK, on my way to Phoenix, the one last pitstop before my final destination.
Tomorrow morning I'll catch a flight taking me to the new hometown of mine and I can't even describe how excited I am.
Now off to find a BigMac to kill this hangover before boarding, happy new year everyone!