My favourite pair of jeans broke …

A few days ago my favourite pair of jeans just decided to rip apart. At first I thought I had only managed to tear off one of the belt loops, but when I wanted to fix this today I discovered there was a whole lot of damage I can’t fix with some simple stitches.

Sure, I had bought that shabby old pair of grey stretchy skinny jeans for €4 in a thrift shop last year, but it was so comfortable and made me happy every time I wore it that I’m very sad to have let it go already.

Most of my clothes are rather old, many of them starting to come apart these days. I hope I’ll manage to find some worthy replacements – on the long run I want nothing but comfortable, flattering, versatile pieces in my wardrobe.

Capoeira Photographs

If you like capoeira (and I know at least some of my followers do!) you might want to take a look at my photo blog these days and check out my new capoeira portfolio section as well ;)

In other words, I spent half my weekend lying on my stomach in a gym hall (cue the awkward moments of Mestres almost tripping over me) and crouching between the legs of people standing in the roda to capture some cool workshop moments. Well, okay, sometimes I was standing on a bench as well.

I’m quite happy with the results. I had a lot of fun tinkering with the pictures and discovered how well capoeira and black-and-white photography go together.

A preview of what you’ll find on my photo blog these days. Please do not modify or re-upload on other pages and only share with proper credits (= link to my photo blog and adding a note like “by Starfishskies Photography”).

Confused moments of the week

A few days ago the weather seemed to be fine and sunny. I started walking over to the mall a few streets away, when suddenly a rain drop fell on my forehead. I looked up – and just that moment a lightning bolt flashed right above me. It was a somewhat confusing experience. On I went shaking my head, when suddenly a heavy torrent of rain and moments later also hail came pouring down, accompanied by a rather stormy breeze. When I tried to hold the hood of my anorak (waterproof, luckily) in front of my face to protect my eyes from flying hailstones the cold rain poured into my sleeve. Wait, so the hail is blown in one direction and the rain in the other?

All the sudden changes in the weather tend to give me a headache. Today I decided to get a pain killer from the kitchen and ended up opening the fridge instead of the medicine cabinet.

Confused Starfish is being confused.

Täälla Pohjantähden alla (“Under the North Star”)

This is a Finnish song the choir of my school used to sing, but I never had seen the music sheets for it as it wasn’t sung anymore when I finally joined the choir for a short while. So I never knew how to write the title or the line I remembered; I wasn’t able to find it on the internet – but still its beautiful melody and some vaguely remembered fragments of words came to haunt me every now and then. Thanks to the wonders of social media some former choir members I’m still loosely in touch with finally dug up this Youtube video:

So beautiful.

Random Terriermon Picspam    Terriermon being all cheery while Henry is a little at loss with what ever went wrong this time …

… I want a Terriermon plushy so I can put it on my head, like this:  … but a sad Henry makes Terriermon sad as well.

I guess it’s pretty obvious who my favourite tamer/digimon duo is. And because I’m already being all mushy, have some more sappy pictures of the two of them meeting for the first time in real life.     Stop crying, you are making Terriermon all sad, and both of you being sad makes me want to hug you *starts sobbing*

And I still want that Terriermon plushy. Meh.

The chocolate cookie is a lie …


I guess I’m the only person who manages to make chocolate cookies that don’t even taste like chocolate. Not enough cocoa, no cocoa butter, and too much baking soda turned my little experiment into fluffy banana bread with shredded coconut. I have no clue where the chocolate chips went, they were in the dough when I put the cookies in the oven! I think this for once deserves a hashtag – #PaleoFail.


Open window, the lasts waves of the year’s first big thunderstorm come rolling in, rain crossing streets and thoughts, the fragrance of heavy water floating through my room.

I miss so many things.