The past week in photos (except for the knitted shell for the cabin. Btw, who even knits instead of paint?! Is painting your house too mainstream now?). Sorry, noticed I already posted the photo of the cup, but I’m too lazy to change it now : P
I just love street art! Those of you who follow my blog know that I post a lot of street art from Malmö where I live. The first book I ever got from e-Bay was a book about graffiti <3 I think it’s important to look for inspiration in other media than just your own (computer games).
Those of you who follow my blog a little bit more frequently knows that I like to snap pictures of creative/funny/cool/crazy street art I find all around the city of Malmö. So here’s some of my latest treasures!
Easter is closing in. I’m going to Finland in order to meet with my family, which is nice. I wish it didn’t take me 12 hours to travel from Malmö to Finland…Last time I went home was this fall, about 5 months ago. That’s not OK. Family and friends are what matters the most in my life, I should be better at prioritizing them. Last time I went home I held a lecture at my old school about what’s it like to study game development. Hopefully I inspired someone to take the chance!
Here’s some pictures from my phone, from the last 2 weeks. I went to Swedish Game Awards: South in order to hold a lecture about metrics and how metrics guided game design can help the game designers when making a game more fun. Fun stuff to meet with some other game developers and game students! It was cool meeting the guy who wrote the story for “Amensia”. That game is super scary! I was really amazed when he told the audience they are 8 developers working on the company (Frictional Games), and they meet by Skype o_o
Some more shots from Paris, last weekend. I spent a summer in France when I was a teenager. Lived in a small town in Bretagne, trying to learn the language. To bad the family who let me stay in their home spoke Finnish, English and France. So I came back speaking fluent Finnish instead of France. Fail.
So this weekend I went to Siegen in Germany to visit my dear friend Marit. We have known each other since we both went to Uni in Skövde. She was an exchange student at the time and very keen to learn about Swedish culture and the language. Sometimes I forget I have actually moved abroad to Sweden to work and study. Finland and Sweden are very similar if you look to the culture, but not if you compare the language. Swedes also tend to be more open and talkative.
I really hate flying, but that does not stop me from visiting places and ppl I really love. It feels like every time I’m flying I’m sure it will be my last flight. I try to think about the fact that a plane is probably one of the safest places you can ever be. The plane itself if controlled and tested, the pilots and the crew had many hours of training and the cargo and the passengers are very well checked. Each year about 2000 ppl are killed in plane accidents, and even if you are experiencing an accident there’s a big chance you will survive. So, I trust the numbers to feel safe. And some happy music in my earplugs. And something sexy to read to distract me. Whatever floats the boat, right?
Siegen is a relativity big town, located near Dusseldorf and Köln. The weekend was nice, we watched some Sex and the City, eat good food and took a stroll around Siegen. I realised I actullay understand some German. It’s not that hard if you know Swedish and English.
Marit celebrated her birthday on Sunday, and got such a cool gift from her brother; a package full of Russian candy! It was so much fun, since neither of us know the Russian alphabet we just had to guess what the candy tasted like. I mean, some of them had pictures of air planes, bears and flowers on them. Not likely the candy will taste of air planes or bears…
Look at this, I found some MilMo-themed body wash (or shampoo?) at Marit’s place! I think it has something to do with a contest on Facebook?
Tonight it’s time for a beer with my friends in Malmö : ) Take care!