Archive for May, 2011

I’ve been to Tallinn, Estonia, last weekend. I just love that place. It is so cute and compact. At least the old town which is on the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.And I totally understand why…

view over the old town

view over the old town and a part of the business area in the back(right)

Nevsky Cathedral with a bunch of tourists

Waiter outside the famous medieval restaurant “Olde Hansa“. He was pretty entertaining 🙂

enjoying the sun, a refreshing cider and getting funny tan lines on my face(fyi:the latter was not planned)

I’ve only been to Tallinn in the winter before. It looks completely different when the sun is out and the snow is gone. It’s hard to describe. It was actually a little too hot at times. (Not admitting that I might not be used to temperatures over 0°C anymore.)

how cute is that??

lotsa artists on the streets…showing what they got

This year, Tallinn is the European Capital of Culture so there are lotsa events going during the year. Pretty fun actually. I am going back to Tallinn for a short trip in July when my mom and aunt come over for a visit. I cannot wait!

It was time again for the long awaited Eurovision Song Contest 2011.Since Germany won last year (wohoo!!), the competition was held in Düsseldorf, Germany this year. And what did Germany do? They sent the same girl to perform for Germany again this year.Totally against my liking.Totally ridiculous.Totally stupid. Just like last year, click on the names of the countries to listen to the songs and see the performances.

However, here is my review from last nights Eurovision.

01. Finland: Happy Finland got to perform this year. The guy was a chubby version of James Blunt on sleeping pills and trying to flirt with the camera guy.

02. Bosnia Herzogovina: Since when are pensioners allowed to perform at the Eurovision?Don’t know what was funnier….watching the old guy die onstage or watching his background dancers doing the chicken dance.

03. Denmark: I absolutely ♥ that song! Just makes me happy 🙂 Sounded pretty familiar though.

04. Lithuania: What was wrong with that dress??Holy Moly!You should never wear such a dress and sing a song that could be featured by Walt Disney.And if you do sign language, do NOT do it while you are singing. First of all, that looks totally ridiculous and second of all, that is just plain rude.Boo!

05. Hungary: The first thing one of my friends asked: “Is that a girl or a boy?” Well, it was a girl.Awful dress but catchy song.(and I loved the ring she was wearing!)

06. Ireland: Where do I start? Those twins just looked like they stole Lady Gaga’s costumes (and drugs).And then they sing about “Lipstick” while giving an aerobics class. Awful, but very catchy…”She’s got her lipstick on, here I come da da dum” ♫♪♫. Dammit!

07. Sweden: So Swedish.So gay.So hot….the song would have been way better if the guys just would have gotten naked.

08. Estonia: I have liked the song since the semi-finals. Mary Poppins meets Eliza Doolittle….”1273 down the Rockefeller Street”♫♪♫

09. Greece: WTF?? The dance?No words. Listening to that song made me feel like eating souvlaki and tzatziki.

10. Russia: The guy looked way too hot to be Russian.But not hot enough to be hot.You know what I’m trying to say here?

11. France: I would like to quote one of my friends again: “oh, look at the background! It looks so nice!!” And she was right.The background was actually pretty nice. But it was not nice enough to distract from that terrible opera song.

12. Italy: where were the jazz hands??

13. Switzerland: I loved the bling on her dress. The song was ok too.

14. England: I’ve always loved Blue. But I still cannot forgive them for wearing those outifts.

15. Moldova: How could I describe them? How about: Garden gnomes on LSD?! They also had a lovely fairy-gnomette on a bicycle…I know!! I told you…LSD!!!

16. Germany: Lena just made me wanna drink my wine even faster. Her background dancers looked like Irish dancers wearing latex suits. Thank God we had lotsa Fisu(disgusting Finnish shots) during that performance.Made it more bearable

17. Romania: Nobody was really listening to that performace…The Fisu was still lasting.But still….jazz hands would have made the performance way more interesting 😉

18. Austria: Nice Ballad.I went to the bathroom and had more Fisu though.The girl reminded me of Whitney Houston in glitter.

19. Azerbaijan: Song was ok…I kinda liked the glitter/firework rain in the end.

20. Slovenia: Hooker alert!The outfit did not go with the song AT ALL. And there was too much yelling going on there!

21. Iceland: Sounded pretty good.But then i actually looked at them and suddenly i did not like the song that much anymore.

22. Spain: What a funny, happy and colorful song. I liked the pink outfit of the singer…and her shoes!

23. Ukraine: sandpainting…really?? And her dress looked like she sat down on a dead bird.

24. Serbia: Welcome to the 60’s…scooby dooby dooo!

25. Georgia: the Wicked Witch of the West meets Prodigy/System of a Down/Nightwish. (Thank you for the inspiration Tomi!)

Soo, who did win? Of course none of my favorites (Denmark, Estonia or UK) but…*lame drumroll* Azerbaijan! So it seems like next year’s Eurovision is gonna be in Baku, Azerbaijan.

I’m not gonna post the winning song again but rather the opening of the show cuz I actually liked it. They kinda remixed last years winning song and added a jazz band.(seriously what’s with the jazz this year?). I actually would have LOVED the opening performance if Lena (and about 42 look-alikes) would not have appeared on stage. Well, can’t have everything.

I think it is time to finally spill the beans on what has really happened at the Royal Wedding  in London last Friday. Only a few of you know that the whole broadcast on TV was just a plain Hoax. The real wedding actually took place on Saturday where no TV cameras were allowed. Luckily, I was invited and filmed the romantic and slightly different “walk down the aisle” with my cell phone…

Impressive huh? Who would have thought that the Queen could be so off-beat? After the ceremony there was a fancy reception and dinner at Chipotle‘s in London. Delicious. The After-party was epic and the big highlight of the entire wedding. Sorry guys, I can’t post any photos from the party as nobody is supposed to know Prince Charles and Victoria Beckham hit it off during the “Macarena” and that the Queen impressed everyone with her pole dancing acrobatics. I can only reveal a picture of Prince Harry and his future bride hanging out on the balcony… 😉

Note: This is just fiction. None of it has ever happened.