Category memories

If You Met My Family, You’d Understand*

A part of the tag line I use here at Management by Chia is “if you met my family, you’d understand”. Some of you have met my family (or parts of it), and especially after the ‘Yatta! Yatta! – Hooked on a feeling’-party anno dazumal, you understand. For the rest of you, here’s a picture […]

The Leprechaun Made Me Do It…

Another Monday has arrived. I already uploaded a Paddy Post on the other blog, but couldn’t resist a short one here as well… This picture is from St. Patrick’s Day two years ago, celebrated at an Irish bar in Paris. Can’t remember the name of the place, but it’s basically around the corner from the […]

The Jury Has Reached a Verdict (The Fringe Case)

  Thank you for participating in my little poll, commenting in various forms, and sending pictures and whatnots. It’s been a fun way of both getting ideas on what to do with the do, and surviving the last winter month! Most of you seem to prefer me in a fringe (over 50% in total when […]


Hidden somewhere at Gerby, beneath endless layers of building dust and broken teenage dreams, you will find a few pictures and a very special newspaper article from the summer of 1996. Here in Finland, when you are in ninth grade (last grade of our compulsory school), you are supposed to find yourself work during two […]

Encore: A Love Named Gaina

Day two of my four days stay-at-home and do stuff you need to do – regime. Going quite well, if I may say so myself. I sleep half the day, and sit by my computer half the night instead. Seeing as we have about five hours of greyness (known as daytime, or so I’ve been […]

2013 – all but the same procedure as every year, part II

Oh my, I had no idea you would find my year so interesting. Views on my blog peaked yesterday, and I’ve been receiving FB-messages all night from people waiting to read the rest of it. I’m all what?… I just like writing, that’s all.. But I’m glad to see you like reading what I write, […]

2013 – all but the same procedure as every year…

Eat, sleep, and be merry. That was my plan for the Christmas week gone by. And that was pretty much how it went down. I slept more than ten hours per night the first two nights – surviving on less than six hours per night every single night during the four weeks leading up to […]

Happiness is… (or Walking down Memory Lane part deux)

Had my second walk down memory lane yesterday and found some unexpected truths along the way. For instance, there is a huge difference between “some things never change, yet nothing’s the same” and “everything changes, yet everyone’s the same”. Did I enjoy myself? Sure I did. It was.. nice. Did I think it was a […]

Walking down memory lane

It’s been said that good friends are like stars; you don’t always see them, but that doesn’t mean they’re not there. People you once shared your life with, more or less, but hardly ever see these days. But when you do see them, it’s like no time at all has passed. Earlier this autumn, I […]

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s annoying…

Late Sunday night. Sitting on a more than reasonably delayed flight from Munich, reading yet another new book (Finished one, and left it for my friend to read on her flight home in a few days. Promoted it by saying it’s utterly bad, but since it’s my sister’s I can’t bloody well leave it behind. […]

Stories only happen to those who are able to tell them

The headline for today’s post is stolen from a blog I follow. I have lost count on how many times I’ve felt the urge to steal that tag line… Settling for using it for a single post instead. Seeing this hilarious picture on Facebook yesterday threw me back in time, and had me laughing for […]