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Rate.ee vs Flirtic.ee vs Iha.ee – last estonian social networks

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( The last estonian social networks/dating web sites survivors )

In this era where Facebook and Twitter dominate in the western countries and Vk.com rules in the nearby Russia it´s not easy for the 100% estonian social networks ( or dating web sites) to survive,people spend much more time in FB and also  “Orkut” which was very popular some years ago is definitely buried in the memories . Another big defect affects estonian social networks is the fact that all of them don´t have any application for Android or Ios, an important factor if we consider that nowadays everyone connect in internet with mobilephone or smartphone,especially here in Tallinn where there is free WiFi in all the public places and locals.

But let´s introduce the last survivors…

RATE – www.rate.ee

www.rate.ee

Rate estonian social network

Rate is very old estonian social network with still crowded community,before was used by everyone but now the target totally changed turned in a website for teenagers,the main characteristic of the site is that you can rate the pictures of the user,it´s also possible to have your own blog,save your photoalbum and read some topics,the interface is a little oldfashiones but works still fine and the site is also in english,so not only estonian.  For sure I am little bit overage to use it but it´s interesting to look around and gives a good view about new estonian generation.  I may say that all the people I contacted replied so it means people likes to communicate inside and the site is still enough alive and interactive.

FLIRTIC – www.flirtic.ee

Flirtic

Flirtic estonian dating web site

Flirtic is not truly a social network but more a dating web site,crowded mostly by estonians, because russian community prefers usually Love.mail.ru or Badoo. I don´t know effectively when it was created but I guess much more recently than Rate, the target is older,let´s say mostly from 23 years old going up, one interesting function inside this website is the possibility to send an invitation for a real date buying a real vocheur in a bar/pub/restaurant agreeded with Flirtic,naturally only if the “partner” on the other part of the screen accepted your invitation, an original idea let´s say. The interface is quite fast and easy, nice graphic but only in estonian,no english. I am not so big fan of this site,but I met some person by Flirtic, but it looks like it´s getting more empty and the community slowly is leaving it. A year ago more people replied,now I guess just occasionally go to check inside.

IHA – www.iha.ee

Iha

Iha – adult dating website / community

Despite the old obsolete graphic we can say that Iha will keep it´s own niche of members for a long while,why? Simply because it´s not an average dating website but an adult dating web sites for spicy meetings, so the community use it to interact,of course it´s a small community like every adult web site,honestly I don´t know so well how it works and what is the target of people attend this website,if it´s trustable or not,they should have a version also in english. For sure it´s still the main source for adult chat/meeting in Estonia. 

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“New York Pretzel lady” by Bernard Safran

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“New York Pretzel lady” by Bernard Safran, american comtemporary realist painter.

“New York Pretzel lady” by Bernard Safran

It’s very romantic frame,I guess everyone of us in life saw a similar figure. He uses warm colours to mark and accentuate this sense of heat and humanity. The old lady bundled dares the cold and gives us almost a smile. You can see the wrinkles and the signs of time but she looks quiet and cheering. The picture is setted in New York but it’s another New York,not Manhattan,not the New York of the lights and spotlights,but the New York of the ordinary people that reflects on our eyes the majesty of the ordinariness.
Sometimes we are surrounded by many of these gleeful frames but we are not able anymore to capture and enjoy them.

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Kätlin Valdmets style – a coffee with Miss Estonia 2012

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Kätlin Valdmets Miss Estonia 2012

Kätlin Valdmets ME 2012

1) little description of you and what are you interests.

I am Kätlin Valdmets,actually in charge of Miss Estonia 2012 title,I come from a little town near Rakvere.

I have many interests but main ones are 3 bakery,cardiofitness and singing. I know can look strange but I love bakery and pastry-making,I can say it´s a passion started long time ago and I love to bake something good for my friends,I also thought that one day I may open my own biz connected with this passion. Now of course I care also about modelling and promotion because I am working with that but until one year ago I was totally unrelated with this world.

2)Experiences and places that changed your life or opened your mind

Well,I am honest I didn´t travel so much in past. For sure Madrid is the place changed me more,when I came back in my country I started to behave with very different attitude and loaded by a new energy,then the ordinary estonian life and the routine calmed down this iperactivity.

3)Generally talk about your taste and style.

When I go out I like to care about my look and dress glamourous,have a nice style and feel inside perfect. Lately I like to wear very much in black colour,but of course it depends by the situation. But I appreciate very much also white and blue. Very singular match because if you think those are also the estonian flag colours.

4) 3 shops where you buy clothes in Tallinn

Zara,because everything fits to me and quality/price ratio is fine,quite affordable. Then Mohito,in viru keskus,I don´t like everything but some suits a lot to my taste and it´s very cheap. Then I like also Monton,because it´s classy,elegant. I look younger than my age and wearing elegant I look more woman than girl.

5)3 shoes shops you buys shoes in Tallinn

Actually let´s say that I prefer to buy abroad,like in Canaria where there is much more choice,this concerns also clothes. We don´t have so many shoes shop,not so much variety. I don´t know really what name to put,maybe Salamander…better skip this question.

6)3 lingerie shops where you buy lingerie in Tallinn

better skip also this question…I prefer to buy abroad also lingerie.

Kätlin Valdmets

Kätlin Valdmets make up

7)favourite parfums

I love so much “Coco Chanel”,it fits on me and on my skin,the lasting is also long,it´s the parfum I feel more suitable for my style. Sometimes I like some parfum from Versace line. Then for ordinary days in Spain I like to buy very easy parfums scented with chocolate that you can find in Sephora,it´s just an everyday parfum but so good one. Also here in Tallinn I buy sometimes shower gel with chocolate or vanilla scent in Body Shop,whom is one of my favourite shop at all in Tallinn.

8) how you keep in fit,little tricks and diet suggestion.

I am going oftento gym,almost everyday,so cardiofitness and during spring/summer even jogging. I don´t add any extra sugar to my diet,ok sometimes I like to eat chocolate but I know already that I will burn those calories after. I love to bake the cakes but as I said before I do mostly for my friends and not for myself. And another trick is that I don´t eat white bread. I confess that even for my skin white bread is not so good,my skin is very sensitive and maybe I have some little intolerance/allergy to white bread for my skin. Only sometimes I allow when we toast eating salmon,because salmon with dark bread doesn´t taste so good for me. I love salmon,I eat almost everyday in salads and in other courses. I love to eat avocado,I like enough also sushi generally. I don´t  eat any pork meat. And another suggestion…NO STRESS,tryng to keep a good balance in my life to avoid stressing situations.

9)favourite places you hang out in Tallinn

To eat for example I like Chedi and Bocca,in both they have italian food. In Bocca I had also the chance to see how they work inside,I like to see how people cook. Well,then I try to don´t go to places have a strange name and never in restaurant or bar inside an Hotel.

10)favourite books.

Let´s say this,I like to read but I like to read when my mind is relaxed,this last year working with this Miss Estonia title time is less,so just quickly I read some magazine and when I travel some book.  In this moment I don´t feel to name some special book,something really impressed me.

11) what are your projects about the future?

I don´t know what I will do when I will finish this Miss Estonia task. But for sure I know that modelling is just something temporary. My real dream is one day to open my own business,like a good caffetteria similar to Josephine Kohvik in vene tanav ,of course with a good bakery annexed. This is what I really really want and what can make me happy right now…but let´s see,life is long.

12)how a man can surprise you? your perfect match.

Actually I have to say that it´s really easy to surprise me because I like very easy things. I love humour for example so a man makes me laugh gains many points with me. The man has not be a model for me. His personality has to take my attention. he has to be intelligent,show respect toward me,smart and then I have to feel like I have strong shoulder next to me,I am woman and it´s natural I can have my weak moments,so my man has to be ready to support me especially in those moments. At same time I hate when a man say always ” Kätlin you are ok,bla bla bla”,I want a man able to criticize me.

13)one thing you have never done in life and you would like to do or you regretted you didn´t do.

Maybe I may say that I could start modelling before. But I never thought about before.

14)a place you never been but inspire you for a next trip.

America,Usa. I have grown up with american dream.I know of course that it´s a different place than the the America we are used to watch in the movies,but I am still very curious and addicted to know that country. And main two destinations New York and LA.

15)Can you share with us a funny or plesant episode,memory,situation in your life?

Oh one funny thing is the I always some trouble with bankcards like for example sometimes I lost,sometimes I put 3 times the wrong password and card has gone. Sometimes happens worse troubles in my life but I such feel that beside me there is a guardian angel protects and make me feel quiet also in complicated situations.

One story comes up in my mind now is that once I should go out  and I was in a hurry,I closed the door but forgetting my key inside the flat…so I called a man could fix this problem,there some company doing this kind of work here. I was thinking if I had enough money in my walley to pay this man,so quickly I withdrawed some money from Atm and then I when this man ended the work I offered him a coffee and tried to bargain the fare with him,but there was nothing to do…the money I withdrawed was not enough to pay the invoice so I ran again out to withdraw again from the first Atm and when I arrived there I saw that…I LOST MY BANKCARD!!! I didn´t know what to say to him so then I explained the situation and I said I will pay him after I come back from my countryside trip ,just couple of days,he trusted me and we saw again after 2 days,the amount remained to pay was about 1000 estonian kroons but the guy was very kind and smiled taking only the half.

interview with Kätlin Valdmets

Kätlin Valdmets pink clothe

http://www.facebook.com/pages/K%C3%A4tlin-Valdmets/392530334146829?fref=ts&rf=121624674649523
http://www.facebook.com/MissEstonia2012KatlinValdmets?fref=ts

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Butterfly Lounge – n°1 for cocktails in Baltic

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Let’s say that Tallinn is very active city for the nightlife and it’s getting much more popular despite the prices raise. This means that nowadays there are many clubs,bar,restaurants…Butterfly has not more than 3 years of life but in this short time they built very high reputation as cocktail bar,as much to be consider the best cocktail bar in Baltic area from many magazines. The owner is quite expert about cocktails field and recently wrote also a book about,I was many times there,especially in summer time when they have terrace is one of my favourite place to chill out and sip a pleasant cocktail,I can honestly say that Butterfly may compete in cocktails also against the best trendy lounge bar in the Milan of “aperitivo” where the culture of cocktail is really high, in fact is the only bar in Tallinn able to do “Spritz” cocktail for example ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spritz_(alcoholic_beverage ),totally unknown in all the rest of Tallinn,so much unknown that some months in ago asking the same in “El Nino” the bartender thought I was talking about a dog. One common thing you will find in any Bar,club,loungebar in Tallinn is the use of the dispenser to spill alcohol, in any cocktail there is a fixed quantity of vodka,rum,gin,like they calculate previously how many drink they can serve with that bottle,but this is common in all Estonia. So usually to get more alcoholic stronger cocktail as you might be used in your country you gotta ask for a “double” dose.

The cocktail amazed me more is for sure Pina Colada,they do very tasty one and they do also a not alcoholic version,sweet but very pleasant,but generally all the beverages and cocktails are EXCELLENT,never been disappointed.

They serve also food but let’s say that it’s much more place to drink than to eat,I didn’t eat bad,except once where they served me very overcooked burger,but I also never ate good,it’s ok just for a snack or to eat something with your drink,not for a dinner on purpose.

The environment is colorful,modern,cheery,dinamic with a lot of artistic details and pictures on the wall. Young “cool” people in Tallinn loves that,in the weekend is always crowded and sometimes overcrowded. During the week in summer time there is also much people,in wintertime as all the places in Tallinn almost empty, except when they plane some event.

In events they are enough active,often you can find a singer/band playing live or a dj, it’s not born as pure club but can happens sometime that the party inside involve people so much to turn it in a disco party almost. The main target of Butterfly is trendy people,good looking from 21 to 35,during turistical season it’s easy to find people from everywhere but majority is always estonians.
In summer time to find a free place in the terrace will be very harsh feat.

Location is very easy to find, adress is vana viru 13,Tallinn. Two steps from Viru Keskus,just 50m far from Venus Club and WW Passaz.

http://www.kokteilibaar.ee/

http://www.facebook.com/butterflylounge

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Exclusive uncensured interview with Ott Lepland.( fake article. I can’t believe someone believes that)

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hotleplandExclusive interview with Ott Lepland.

We pubblish integrally…

Dominick:sorry Ott,oota kaks minutid…I am on the telephone. Yes,who is? Buduaar. How much you offer for Ott interview? 5000€… ok I think about…halo! who is? Kroonika,ah ok I am dealing with Buduaar,how much you bid? 7000€…not bad…I don’t know if Ott will accept to make pics cooking saslokk in Pirosmani. But ok we talk later…halo! Õhtuleth…I am dealing with Kroonika,how much you bid? 10000€,ok ok we can deal,yes no problem we can create a fake gossip between Ott and Liis Lemsalu,yes something like Ott was jealous of her and broke the face of Koit Toome in Kodu Baar,then we think about it. ok ok see you later.


Dominick: Ok Ott,sorry for the late,let´s start this interview. first at all I want to ask what do you think of Liis Lemsalu? she is cute , she is cute ,she is cute 🙂

Ott:I don´t understand why do you ask me that. Yes,I know her,we are friends but just acquaintances.

Dominick: You should go out more with her,do you want the 6number?

Ott:No,I can´t.

Dominick: why?

Ott: Because I lost my smartphone and I am using a Motorola Startac,I don´t have memory anymore to save the numbers.

Dominick:ok I understand perfectly…Ott,me and you we know from so long time also if we had a little discussion in past,but I hope now everything is solved.

Ott: No I never forgot when you escaped from Klubi Teater leaving me alone to pay drinks to those drunk girls from Põlvamaa. 

Dominick:No,Ott…I seriously forgot to switch off the gas in my kitchen …I breathed so much gas that day that I didn´t use Valgu Mihkel (lighter) for 2 weeks. Anyway your fans wants to know when are you planning to release a new album?

Ott: I cannot say exactly when,you should know that the success of my song “Kuula” forced me to translate and sing that in many languages,so are coming soon new versions of that like pakistan,old birmanian,setu keeles and then also I am pushing my new website. That´s why I am here.

Dominick:yes yes,I forgot to say that Ott released this interview to launch his new porno website http://www.hotlepland.ee . But Ott,let´s stay on the topic,many of your fans make gossip about your… But do you have a prosthesis in the pant or everything is real?

Ott:Real,real,Dominick this was a big problem from when I started the kindergarden,all my classmates flirted with coetaneus girls,me instead I was stalked by the educators because of my size. I couldn´t play football,I couldn´t play basket,at beach everyone looked my costume. The only game I was allowed to do is “Spin the bottle game”. This problem anyway helped me to raise my sensibility and my creative spirit.

Dominick: I can imagine dude, many fans ask me why lately you disappeared from the “public life”? it´s long time we don´t see you in Venus.

Ott:You know Dominick,time goes on,it´s not time for wild parties anymore. And second there is big crisis.To pay the new free public transport Edgar Savisaar charged all the estonian singers of some extra taxes and fines. Like the tax for the soprano,the acustic tax,the Parksingvoice tax ,everytime we sing in Europark or Tallinn public parking area we have to send a message to the number 1902 and the area we sing and then in the end call the number 1903,second by the area we spend money to sing!!! This is persecution,so now we all estonian singers got in broke. But I enjoy my life anyway,I rediscovered the real taste of life,we gather with friend in Viimsi Statoil,we eat a peekoniburger all toghether,we sip kali,I installed some Atari videogames in the Gasoline Atm Screen,easy things…we are like a family.

Dominick:oh so lovely. Ott Eurovision experience left a sign in your life,why?

Ott: yes,in the backstage I met a very cute Albanian singeress, Ana Tirana,we immediately felt this energy,this chemistry,like when you think you know someone but you don´t know that you know that she knows that the mom knows but the father not yet and then in the end everybody knows but fake to don´t know.

Dominick:Ikka,ikka..

Ott:yes,after couple of hours where we exchanged ideas,projects and emotions,after all this charm…his boyfriend Dimitry,whom has the same size of Polar Bear, came in the backstage room and  punched me . I tried to create empathy with him saying that Estonia and Albania are small countries and we have to socialize,but he didn´t want to communicate so much. Sorry Dominick I need to sing”

Kuula, mis räägib silmapiir,
kuula, kui kaugele ta viib,
kuula, mis tuulel öelda veel,
kuula.. nüüd.”

Dominick: Please Ott,stop to sing all the time the same song. 

Ott Lepland: I feel sad and when I sing Kuula I remind the old good times,like in Jaanipäev,do you remember in Nõmme?Ott Lepland digital EP

Dominick: I was there Ott,but your people escaped after you sang Kuula for the 20th time.

Ott Lepland: Shut up,I am the best estonian singer after Tõnis Mägi… they cannot understand the deep meaning of “

Kuula, mis räägib silmapiir,
kuula, kui kaugele ta viib,
kuula, mis tuulel öelda veel,
kuula.. nüüd.”

Dominick: when you wrote this song and why?

Ott Lepland: You mean “

Kuula, mis räägib silmapiir,
kuula, kui kaugele ta viib,
kuula, mis tuulel öelda veel,
kuula.. nüüd.” ?

Dominick:yes I meant that.STOP FUCKING SINGiNG THIS SONG. Sorry the telephone. Hi Liis! How are you? Ott is Liis Lemsalu…tell me tell me,me ? Kroonika? gossip about you? no no no I don´t know nothing,ok honey we see later in Lasso Baar.

Ok Ott why and when you wrote Kuula?

Ott: It was complicated day,I just bought a new telephone at time and I didn´t know how to install MMS plugin,I called Tele 2 and very sublime sweet voice started to say”Kuula”,I didn´t know what the fuck she said about MMS fares,settings and screen problems,but I loved her,we spent all the night on the telephone talking about Tele 2 topics,the day after she was fired from Transcom and she knocked my door asking me money…I came down we met ,it was a snowy day and unfortunately I broke her heart.

Dominick:how?

Ott: Before I said that I turned to EMT,then I said…

“Kuula, mis räägib silmapiir,
kuula, kui kaugele ta viib,
kuula, mis tuulel öelda veel,
kuula.. nüüd.”

Dominick:Ok Ott,thanks for the interview,there is very big hype for your new porno website and we hope to see you here soon.

Ott: Tänan. Yes people,click on my new website and download my new application for Ios and Android named KUULA,every 5 times you listen Kuula song you are allowed to see a short pornoclip and don´t forget to buy my album on store. On I-tunes is now available also the new track I have done with Smilers “PeetriKuula”.

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Club Privè – Tallinn

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My concept of club matches very well with Club Privè,there are many nice clubs in Tallinn nowadays,there is big competition to make the best environment,to attract classy people,to have something more than the competitors…but if Privè is the best from so many years there is a reason.

First at all when you go in a club you gotta enjoy music,not only “show off” like happens in some other clubs. Music makes the party,music charge the people and the best selction and quality of music is there,there is still no place arrived to same level of Privè. Many international dj’s play there,usually friday you can find house music or similars,instead saturday Hip Hop rules with Dj Kriim at console. The target compared to other clubs is quite young,from 18 to 23 years old. The place is small but I like a lot light effect and environment,a lot of pink (fucsia) and violet lights, very suggestive,4 bar desks,maybe the only negative point is the smoking room,quite dark,cold and unpleasant to see…compared to Teater smoking room whom is such a bijoux,that one really makes lose some point to Privè. But atmosphere is still very great and one big strenght of the club is how security works. I can say honestly I was so many times there and security is the most efficient in whole tallinn,when they see someone is too drunk and potentially dangerous for the rest of the customers they kick away. In Tallinn happened often to watch brawls in some kind of clubs and security quelled the fight when was too late,so for that they deserve 5 stars.

 Quality of parties change,but I never was disappointed,of course when international dj’s come to the club is fully attended, example in the video when Sandy Rivera comes. 

The club is located in the oldtown,harju street n6,quite easy to find,just on the corner with Vabaduse Väljak,popular square of Tallinn. In Summer time it´s open behind “Varblane lounge bar”very cosy bar with terrace,gazebos and comfortable pillows to sip a drink and chat with friends. But let´s talk about when the weather will more clement. 

http://www.facebook.com/clubprive
http://www.clubprive.ee/

“the great coffee” by Aligi Sassu

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“Il Grande Caffè 1936” by Aligi Sassu,futurist italian paintress. This paint is very bouyant,colorful,in the coffeè the wealthy people enjoys this game of glimpses and rumours. It’s the Milan of the first economical boom,a city in continuos evolution,able to compete with the biggest and more populars Paris and Berlin,it’s the Milan of the high class wants to show off his wealth and live life day by day. This picture remind me also our culture of “aperitivo” ( typical milanese happy our people daily celebrates from 18pm until 20pm) , a way to socialize but also such a due to stay in touch with friends and else…
IT’S JUST A CAREFREE MOMENT where people don’t want to use their brains but just live emotions and also now it’s the same for me,just a carefree moment where my head is off and just my eyes work by theirselves.

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