keskiviikko 14. toukokuuta 2014

I feel like I should clear things up about my "diet"

I'm a bit unsure if I should do this but let's go. I posted a picture on my facebook page last night and got quite much feedback from it. Some people pointed out that I'm showing a bad influence to others and some even said that I'm already so "anorectic".

So here's the picture:

And I admit there's a huge chance of misunderstanding this one which I didn't really think through when I posted it. it was just ment to say "I'm not happy about the way I eat and I wanna do better". And usually these bitstrips are there to not being taken too seriously :)

But I'm _not_ on a "diet" to eat less and lose weight! I'm on a diet to eat better (and probably a bot more also)! And I've actually been encouraging people to eat versatilely.. a bit of everything is often a good way and not forcing oneself to eat same things all the time.

When it comes on a being "rolemodel" for younger I have always eaten that way when around people and because I do lots of sports I have also eaten a lot. I've also tried to get people to eat the healhy lunch at school/work rather than going to McDonald's or something.

And for anyone doing a lots of sports or exercises it's even more important to eat. I've seen some pretty scary situations where someone (usually a girl) starts to exercise and after few months doing it she find's out that her weight has gone up and decides to eat less. The gain in weight is natural when you work out and it's really dangerous to stop eating well. The scale doesn't really tell a lot.. I haven't even looked it in the last about ten years. You probably know when you're not alright and at least I can see if I'm getting too skinny or too fat without looking to those numbers.

So bottom line is that I encourage people to eat well and I'm trying to do my best also.

And when it comes to being "anorectic" as few people has pointed out about me. Well, I have never wanted to be the "big muscle guy". I do sports to have fun, be healthier and hopefully live longer and more active.. not to have the biggest biceps to boost my ego or something similar. But still being called anorectic is quite of an overstatement. Yes, I'm a bit skinny like I want to be and even a bit athletic like I want to be but overall I think I look pretty healthy. So no need to worry about me.. if you disagree let me know :)

Here's a picture of my upper body tonight before going to the shower:

torstai 23. tammikuuta 2014

My important things of life (#1 - Art)

I'm going to write this series of posts about my important things of life in English to thank every friend and fan outside Finland. I know there's many of them who continues to ask me how I'm doing, what I'm doing, where I'm going and they're truely interested to hear about me so I'm trying to give something back 'cause I can't always reply to everyone and I'm a bit sad about it sometimes. I also want to apologize for all the finnish readers 'cause I know that I can't express myself quite as well as in finnish. Whether you're from finland or somewhere else.. I love my friends and fans. 

I have always loved everything beautiful and had my own sense of beauty. It's one of the things that has always defined me not only as a person but as an artist also. Whether it's beautiful painting, beautiful landscape, beautiful person, beautiful piece of music, beauty in a small things or human actions I have always been sensitive for these things around me. I see beauty everywhere and inside everyone.

So far I've been lucky to live my life in my own way. I've had so much beauty around me and I've been able to do what I've wanted. For me every note is beautiful and my life's full of melodies made from series of beautiful notes. Most importantly I've had time to fill my life with those beautiful things.

As you might have figured it out already.. for me art and beauty walks hand in hand. But as I said earlier I have my own way of seeing beauty and I'm quite sure everyone feels these things in a different way. What I wanna say is that art is all around us. You don't have to be "someone special" or rich, or an artist to notice it and no matter who you are, where are you from or what is your background you can always create art and by somehow you're probably doing it all the time. So I'm always trying to encourage people to embrace the art that surrounds us. No matter if it's the way someone walks or how someone is truely him/herself and you can tell it from a mile away, how nature changes over time or season, the way you make your coffee.. maybe it's a mother taking care of a child or how beautiful butterflies are. No matter what do you prefer our world is full of art and I've had so much pleasure being sensitive for it. I can only recommend for everyone to open up their senses for art :)

Today I was doing my basic things in the amazing world of internet while I pumped into this beautiful piece of text which really influenced me to start this series already tonight. I just want to thank the author for being such a great artist and a huge inspiration for me and many others. Her thoughts seems to be just like mine have always been. So everyone, go ahead and let your world be your masterpiece :)

"For me art is not just fancy, expensive paintings you see in museums. It's everywhere. Someday I want to be able to say "I live in art, I am art". You don't have to be cool, rich or have a special talent - just think what art means for you and make your life look like your favorite movie scene or color it with your fav shade of lipstick."

I wish everyone a great weekend and hope you come back for the second part of this series :)

Truely yours,