Sunday, August 31, 2008


As i understand, some people ( i mean S) are getting pissed off that i don't upload my blog. What can i say, i've been a bit busy.

The thing is, there are big changes in my life and all's new in September. I'm starting a new job!!! Almost 6 years at the old place are over. 5 years and 11 months, to be precise. It's time to move on. I have one more day at the old office, cleaning out my desk and making sure i've managed to flfil all the necessary people in on my projects and on tuesday i'm already at the new place. Mind you, it's not such a sudden change as i make it sound here. I've known it for a month now, i just haven't written about it. And i've already had the farewell party.

And, if you want to know what it is that i'm going to do....just give me a call or write me an email and i'l fill you in. As a hint i'll just say that i'm going to change sides and be on the client end for a while, get a chance to whine about the media plans and strategies:) in addition to loads of other stuff. It's very exciting!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Öölaulupidu tegi rekordi!

Kui öölaulupidu läbi sai, tulin koju ja riputasin Koidu video üles. 24 tunniga kogus see üle 5000 vaataja. Väike asi on see, et sellega tõusis ta koheselt kõigist minu videotest esikohale. Suurem asi on see, et see tõstis ta ka päeva kõige vaadatumate "muusika" kategooria videode seas 70 kohale. Ja see on tõesti suur asi, arvestades, et YouTube'is vaadatakse iga päev üle 100 miljoni video ning päevas laetaks üles üle 65 000 erineva salvestise. Erilisemaks teeb selle ka tõsiasi, et vaatajad on tõenäoliselt 99% ulatuses eestlased. Äge, igatahes.

Vaata videot ja tema statistikuid, SIIT.
Ohoo, ja siis leidsin sellise video, mis levib ka jutuubis nagu kulutuli. WOW! Samuti Koit, aga ETV salvestus. Nii võimas laul ja nii võõimas üritus peabki maailma jõudma.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Öölaulupidu 20 a hiljem: Koit

Video at around 2 a.m.

It was 20 years ago when we had the same kind of events. People gathered at the night song festivals to sing about the wish to be a free country. It mattered sth then. It was important. I wasn't sure it would matter as much today, but i guess it does. Especially in the light of what's been happening in Georgia. I can't explain the feeling when you have thousands of singers and tens of thousands of spectators and they all sing along to the same songs as 20 years ago and they all still know the words. For one night you can really feel the strenght and unity of a small nation. I may get a bit emotional here but it truly was beautiful.
We were tired and thirsty and hungry but we managed to wait til 2 at night to hear this one song, the most important one.
Happy re-independence day, Estonia!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Olympic fever

I have been totally in Olympic fever. That's pretty much all i've been watching on TV. Not that i's so very exciting because i mostly see the events after knowing the results, but it's just fun to watch, especially swimming, well, to be more precise - men's swimming:) My favourite TV programme is the Beijing Express on Eurosport - one hour packed with day's events plus best pictures of the day in zapping. Oh, the bliss. And Estonia got a medal, so that's good too, we're in the list of medalwinning countries, yey! And Phelps got his 8 golds. Congratulations! And i have a new favourite athlete - Usain Bolt - the Boltman, the Boltergeist! He's just so good to look at. The almost 2-meter guy runs 100 m like it's a walk in the park, gets a new world record and has time to spread his arms, look around and actually slow down right before crossing the finish line. That's some good entertainment in 9,69 seconds!

Edit: Oh, i almost forgot, i absolutely LOVE the modern techical wonders. Like the fact that when the swimmer is about to break the world record, the digital green record line is visible on the screen or when the athletes are throwing the javelin, their last attempt is shown with a subtle red line or the fact that i am on a train right now, watching the live coverage from Beijing as i write this.

Saturday, August 16, 2008


Believe it or not, but this commercial is at number 4 in the viral spreading ads top of last 7 days.

Spread it!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Long weekend

I've had a really good weekend...and yes, it lasted til today, in case you were wondering.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Tallinn weather

Click on pic to see it bigger.

This is the weather forecast for the next 4 days in Tallinn Estonia, taken from different websites. Can't they agree on anything? Well, forgive me, but i choose to believe the first one, thank you very much! (and i don't care that it's the odd one out, i like that odd one the best)

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

That familiar smell

I don't want to alarm you, people, but i smelt something this morning. You know how i am - sniffing everything and with a rather sensitive nose. Lately it's been the linden blossoming and some summer flowers and alike. The smell today was different, it's something i haven't smelt since.....last AUTUMN. It was the smell of first leaves turning from green to colour. I kid you not. I think it's the chesnuts that give up first. The smell itself was pleasant but the meaning wasn't. Hang on there, summer, just for a little longer!

Monday, August 04, 2008


(This is an older sushi pic by N)

On Friday night the 4 of us gathered to N's place (again!) and we made some sushi to celebrate my news. Sushi takes a small 1-time investment in the material - sushi mat, sticks, vinegar, ginger, soy sauce, wasabi; and a small every-time investment - rice, nori, fish and some other stuff for filling, but all-in-all it's not very expensive and you can make loads of rolls for not that much money. It's way over-priced at the restaurants! And it's so much fun to do it with a small group of friends. Add to that 3 bottles of wine and you have an excellent night :)

(During last week i have visited N more times than did in her old place altogether. And it'll only be a week from her move tomorrow. What can i say, the location is perfect.)