Denis Matsuev in Helsinki

One day he spent in Helsinki and offered a piano recital in Helsinki Musiikkitalo. I absolutely had to go, I mean, Steinway Grand piano + Matsuev + Musiikkitalo is a safe bet for a wonderful evening, even though he didn’t play Rachmaninoff, but instead Beethoven and Tschaikovsky. Together with a large number of fans (the…

Cruise Craze

The season has started and I survived my first tour, taking cruise guests through Helsinki and to Winter Wonderland. It seems that half of the world’s population spends half of their time on cruise ships nowadays. Helsinki gets a fair share of them each summer. Good for me, working as a tour guide is fun,…

What is it…

…about them that is actually not about them, but about me? Today I sorted through papers and found this question, one of my many scribbles. Not sure why I post it. Somehow I feel it might be a good idea to remember that, whenever we point a finger at somebody, there are at least  3…

Action or Reaction

There are hundreds of self help courses, e-books and stuff sitting in my computer, promising to help me “change my life”, for the better, of course. So far, only one course has really worked, for me, that is. It’s a small, unpretentious  course called “Creating Power”, by a modest, likewise unpretentious guy called Karim Hajee.…

Scale of happiness?

In his book “Feel happy now!” Michael Neill suggests that you measure your happiness on a scale from 1 to 10. In case you are below 7,  he suggests you find an answer to the following question: “What could you do right now to take yourself up the scale by one step? Once you found…

Is faster, higher, more…

…better? I commented on an interesting post , because this question seems to  be connected to the relationship of  humanity  with the planet? Generally I would say that “better” is anything that we believe will be more of a benefit to us compared to what we have now or will be less of a disadvantage…