.---== Veli ==---.

Me and my beautiful wife Rita!

Veli Kaksonen
(nee. Mankinen)

phone: +358-50-4820837
email: firstname (dot) lastname (at) gmail (dot) com

This is me (in finnish) explained by some psychological test (also in english).
I'm not quite sure about all of the things explained there.
Especially the parts which say I cannot stay put for a second
and that I forget people. Anyhow it explains that basically I am:
extrovert, intuitive, feeling and perceiving.
Still it is just a test. You have to find out your self
if you really want to know me!;)

On 19.8.2006 I married my love Rita Kaksonen! That was no doubt one of the two best days in my life!
I also decided to take her lastname upon marriage. Now my name has funny
multiple meanings in it (in finnish only, sorry ;))...

Our first child Linne Kaksonen was born on 31.10.2007 and I cannot even
start to explain the ammount of joy involved!
We are both, Rita and I, just overwhelmed with happiness!!

While I'm not with my wife and Linne I usually go to WORK
I work for a startup called Huimio! More about that later.
Here is my CV which explains my working history more deeply.

I also like to sing...
I've been to school for that and also took some lessons from the private sector.

A few recordings:
From 2012:
Fly Me to the Moon (Bart Howard)
All of Me (Gerald Marks, Seymour Simons)
What a Difference a Day Makes (Stanley Adams, María Méndez Grever)
Smoke on the Water (Deep Purple)
Thirty Plus (Veli Kaksonen)

From 2011:
Maria West Side Story - (Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim)
Angels (Robbie Williams / Guy Chambers)
Wicked Game (Chris Isaak)
Romanssi (Elokuvasta Katariina ja Munkkiniemen Kreivi)

Something completely different from 2003 (Singing and backing guitar: Veli, Leading guitar: Petri Osenius):
New Way Home (Foo Fighters)
Leijat (Lee Pockriss - Hal Hackady)
Under The Bridge (Red Hot Chilli Peppers)
Corrina (trad.)
Mack The Knife (words: Marc Blitzstein, song: Kurt Weill)
Message in a bottle (Sting & The Police)
Light My Fire (The Doors)
My Favourite Things (words: Oscar Hammerstein II, song: Richard Rodgers)
Vie Meidät Rakkauteen (L. Leandros - K. Munro, suom. san. Chrisse Johansson)
I Will Stay (Hurriganes)
Everything Happens to Me 12.2003 version (words: Tom Adair, song: Matt Dennis) Piano: S. Pietilä
Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans 12.2003 version (words: Eddie de Lange, song: Louis Alter) Piano: S. Pietilä

Here are a few pictures I've taken:


and then nice picture of me. Taken loooong time ago.