Most Memorable of 2018


This title is in vain. So much has gone down in 2018. Memories are bleeding into one. One could just shrug it off by stating the timeless - eh, life. I have no idea why I consider it timeless and what exactly it is supposed to tell you about my year. So I am gonna list some most memorable moments here in no particular order. Needless to say like any other year there have been many moments for jumping-dancing GIFs and a big handful of those that should come with a private screaming quarters. But since human mind is a feeble thing that can be easily manipulated I choose to focus on the first kind. Let's construct on the inspiring and positive. Here's to my carefully constructed public success! (Sarcasm, it's here, right, you can tall, surely.)

Without further ado (ah, too late for that phrase to be thrown around, you say...).
  • My very first photo exhibition! The ultimate, needless to say. Yet I say it - the ultimate! (More about it here.)
  • Moving to Helsinki. Back to the old, meeting the new. Almost nine months here and I still stand by my claim that it's the best place to live in (if one has to live in a cold dark country).
  • Cocktails for lunch (alongside food and good company). It should be more of a thing, really.
  • Getting my own museokortti - the annual ticket to all Finnish museums. I have been going to museums a lot. Like you know other people go to gym or something. Too bad my name memory isn't stellar and I absolutely fail at cultured name-dropping conversations, still. But some inspiring art has been seen. 
  • Related to the above - teamLab exhibition at Amos Rex.
  • Taking a train on water. Not literally (shocker). But when A-train leaves Manhattan for Rockaway Beach there's a strip when if you stand in the middle of the subway car you can only see water from both windows. Combined with morning sun peeking in it is totally like riding on water. (I really should have taken a video.)
  • Gigs: The National, Young Fathers, St. Vincent, Arctic Monkeys, Mikko Joensuu, M, Liima, Jaakko Eino Kalevi. 
  • Dance: The Beauty in Gray by Bryan Arias (Paul Taylor Dance Company at Lincoln Center, New York). I would like to see that again. And again. 
  • Records: 
    • Sander Mölder - TIKS 068. Most listened upbeat record, surely. 
    • Rosalía - El Mal Querer. The most unexpected as it combines musical styles I am not too often drawn to. 
    • Beach House - Teen Dream. An oldie, but found its way to my life this year. I am somehow always better with listening to music that is not brand new. Has earned its place here as I have listened to it a lot. A lot. Totally looking forward to 2019 to listen to all the 2018 best releases. ;)

Bye 2018! We shall never meet again. (Unless they change the calendar system or you know - casual time travel.)
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