Monthly Archives: June 2011

Summer Days and a Japanese Hotpot

Summer Days and a Japanese Hotpot
Hi Everyone! :hirabbit: Summer has finally unfold with all its power. After two weeks of rain the sun suddenly decided to start shining without any mercy. Normally we go to the pool but today it’s so hot that you can’t bear to stay more than 5 min. in the sun :ohno:. Anyway, since it’s too hot for logical reasoning I’ll just write about random stuff..

A giant, blue caterpillar about to eat the forest?

The day Sophie arrived we went for a stroll to the forest with a bottle of Umeshu (Plum wine) and fireworks. After a while we sat down on a bench to enjoy the view over the city when a very playful cat joined and entertained us for a while.





Raspberries picked in the forest mmmh.. :smile:

Sophie & Silvan



Yesterday after a long day at the pool with Sophie and Silvan we decided to eat Nabe (Japanese Hotpot). Yes I know it sounds strange to eat Nabe on a hot day but it was already late and we were really starved after all that time in the water fighting with children over the top position on a red inflatable octopus :nope:. The Nabe was without meat or other fancy ingredients. Just mushrooms, tofu, green onions, bean sprouts, carrots, Daikon, fish balls and a little bit of cabbage. It was the best Nabe I’ve ever eaten since Japan!



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Dolly Eye Circle Lenses

Dolly Eye Circle Lenses
今日は~:jumpingrabbit: I’m back from the dungeons of books :nope:. No tests for the next three weeks!!! Also, my lovely friend Sophie I met in Japan is here!! She stayed in Berlin for a couple of months to learn German and now she’s visiting Switzerland before going back to Canada. And last but not least my first pair of circle lenses arrived! I ordered them two weeks ago on dbeautyshop and was very plaesed with their good service after a rather unpleasant experience with MyCandyEyes. The lenses are soft and last up to one year if you keep them clean and don’t wear them every day. They arrived with a cute elephant-shaped lense case I instantly fell in love with. Even if I had to prepare the matter for the exams of the next day, I couldn’t resist trying them on and taking some pictures. Beware of a heavy ego pic session! :hehe:

Dolly Eye Circle Lenses

Since I don’t wear glasses or contact lenses it was a real challenge! Fortunately my boyfriend is used to contact lenses and gave me some handy tips on how to put them in :wink:.
1. You have to keep your Eyelids wide open with two fingers
2. You have to look straightforward
Sounds easy but it took me several attempts before succeeding!

Dolly Eye circle lenses


This one is with my natural eye color and size – no circle lenses
The effect is clearly visible on the comparison picture below.

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Mr. Dough and the Egg Princess

Mr. Dough and the Egg Princess
:hirabbit: A short entry about a short film :miam:
Mr. Dough and the Egg Princess (パン種とたまご姫) is the eighth in a planned series of 12 short films which screen exclusively at the Studio Ghibli Museum in Japan. Unfortunately there is no commercial release for this film until now..

The Story: In a lonesome water mill deep in a forest of briers and brambles lives a witch named Baba Yaga. There the witch keeps her servant the Egg Princess confined and forces the tiny egg-girl to do all the hard daily chores around the mill. One night, a large batch of kneaded dough resting in a trough suddenly comes to life from the witch’s spell. Fearful of the witch, the Egg Princess and her new friend decide to run away. What will lay ahead for the two of them…? source


Baba Yaga is a witchlike character in Slavic folklore that lives in a hut that moves around on a pair of dancing chicken legs. She is often portrayed as flying through the air in a mortar, using the pestle as a rudder and sweeping away the tracks behind her with a broom made of silver birch. Anyway, in this short film Baba Yaga lives in a mill. But she kept the flying mortar and the pestle as you can see on the picture above.




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