Finland, Lahti Ski Games

Hellooo,

This is a post about a job I had a week ago. I was working as an attaché for the team of Japan in the world famous ski competition in my city.

Lahti ski games (Salpausselän kisat)
Is a yearly international winter sport event. It lasts about 3 days and there are three different sports that include cross-country skiing, ski jumping and Nordic combined.
I’m not that much in to winter sports so I did not know pretty much anything about the event but I learned a lot while working there. The second day of the competition everyone always gather there to see the beautiful fireworks that they have.

There were three different attachés for the team of Japan and since the team was competing in all three events we decided that each attaché was in charge of each sport ( I was the attaché for the ski jump team)

This was my team (I can promise that they are not happy that I post their photos here but let’s hope that they don’t read my blog)
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I had my small sony with my so I got some nice shots here and there, technically I was not allowed to take photos but well my boss didn’t know about that I did.

these are the main ski jumps of Lahti and where the competition is held. Sadly that weekend it was so windy that the athletes had to jump from the second biggest ski jump.
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Most of the time we were standing outside cheering our teams and being there just in case if they needed us for anything or sitting in our office and watching tv heh.
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You can see how busy I am from this photo
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Or not 😀

We did get free food tho and I have to say that it was not bad at all.
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Some outside photos 😀
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In this photo you can see many of the Attachés who worked there and some other people. (if you can find me I give you a cookie or two ! . The white bear? is like a mascot of the event .. I think 😀 There was a small girl inside.
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One of the most famous Japanese athletes at the event was Noriaki “Kamikaze” Kasai. Very nice guy I talked with him couple times in Japanese of course. Got a love his nick name “kamikaze” hehe 😀
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Next week I’ll tell you more specific info about my next flights to Japan and other info 😀 one thing I can promise, much much more photos ! 😀

X-treme Car Show Helsinki 2011

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Yesterday I went to the X-treme car show and it was great, not as good as last year but good! Of course I took a lot of photos there and I hope you like them ! I’ll post here some   and more you can find in my Flickr . Photos from last year you can find here
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This car is amazing, someday I wish I had it 😀

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Here are few car interiors

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Now this is interesting!! a Motorcycle that has a sauna and a hot tub 😀

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It’s on FIREEEE 😀

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This guy was a bit freaky 😀 taking photos of all the women there.

X-treme Car Show Helsinki 2011

But yea last year there were much more “pimped” cars but this year it was full of old cars, which are nice of course but the expo is called “X-TREME” and they weren’t that x-treme. Had lots of fun tho !

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Ps.
X-treme Car Show Helsinki 2011

Fish Market of Lahti, Finland

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Friday morning I went to the famous fish  market of Lahti to take photos and also to shop a few Christmas presents for my girl. The weather in Finland is perfect since it’s not too hot or cold, about 14c at day and 6-8c at night.

Here are some photos I took at the event.

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I hope you liked all the photos and check my flickr for more ! Very Finnish food !

Next week I will go to the car festival so stay tuned for a lot of photos of pimped cars !!”!!

Finnish firework championship in photos

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Here are some photos I took yesterday at the championship, I’m not too happy with them but some are okay at least!

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See more in my flickr site!