Monthly Archives: November 2012

Temari Bento

Temari Bento
After the last messy update with lots of pictures I’m back to the roots again. I have to admit that I made this Bento over a month ago and originally it was thought to be the “entrance” for my food and Bento only blog “Nekobento” but since I have no time to even update this blog regularly I will continue with posting my Bento here. I wanted to keep it simple and traditional so I made roundshaped Onigiri and decorated them with different toppings such as seaweed, sesame and Shiso leaves. :sprout:

Temari Bento :miam:

It’s called Temari Bento because the round-shaped Onigiri reminded me of colorful fabric balls called Temari. Originally they were made of old Kimono fabric and mothers used to work in a small piece of paper with a goodwill wish for their children. Over the years they became more and more elborated with the functional stitching becoming more decorative and detailed, until the balls displayed intricate embroidery. I wouldn’t call the decoration I made for these Onigiri complicated but it’s the first time I actually made round Onigiri and not triangular-saped ones. I think round Onigiri are more suitable for complex and precise work because the surface that looks upwards is much larger so I will definitely incorporate more of these in my future Bento! :flyusagi:

In the other container there are chicken nuggets, Edamame, Renkon (lotus root), simmered carrots, cucumber and a little bit of fried egg plant. Before eating the Onigiri I added a little bit of soy sauce but that’s all. I used yellow Takuan (pickled raddish) to add an extra pop of color in the Onigiri container. Simple but very effective and tasty! :tanoshii:

That’s eat for now :on: I really want to update at least once a week but I have papers to hand out and presentations to finish and the deadline is coming closer and closer… I haven’t been the most diligent student so as usual I have to finish many things in a hurry :jupp:


October at a glance

October at a glance
Hey there Readers :on:
We’re in the middle of November now but I have quite a lot of images I took during October and that I would like to share with you. October has been quite an eventful month with lots of yummy food, family and friends. I had my graduation ceremony, got a lot of pretty things, didn’t celebrate Halloween and already enjoyed snow! :catexclam:

View from the kitchen’s balcony

It’s hard to believe that the images above were taken in the same month, isn’t it? While at the beginning of October the weather was sunny and so warm that I felt the urge to go swimming, the second half was cold and brought the first snow of this year. I prefer snow over rain so I was happy about the snow-covered trees and roofs even if it lasted only for a few days. Many branches of trees though, broke because of the heavy snow on top of the autumn foliage. :x:

The graduation dinner took place in a restaurant on the Uetliberg, a mountain from where you can see over the whole city of Zurich and even beyond. We had to walk for a few minutes through the snow-covered forest and I was only wearing my new, cream-colored cat flats without any socks:jupp: nyahaha well I guess I learned my lesson but fortunately I didn’t get sick. It was strange and really nice at the same time seeing the people you’ve been together for the past two years at school in a totally different environment after some months. The beginning was a little stiff but after some wine it felt like we had never been apart. :miam:

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Purikura in Switzerland!

Purikura in Switzerland!
Hello there Cuties!
I’ve been a very bad blogger in the last weeks but uni is just so time consuming.. Anyway, I’m so excited to announce that there’s finally a Purikura photo booth in Switzerland! I’ve heard about it from Laura-chan and as soon as I knew about it I wanted to go. The booth is actually pretty good and not even crazy expensive and the best thing is, that it’s located near Zurich hehehe… :totorosmile:

Silvankun & Neko

Excuse my really stupid posing but at least it was really fun taking the pictures. I instantly become a baka (idiot in Japanese) while doing Purikura! :raburabu: Silvankun wasn’t wearing his contacts so he wasn’t able to see what was happening on the screen and I had this huuuuge scarf that made it really difficult to move.. And what are you guys doing?! I have sooooo many pictures to share but not enough time to write decently structured texts so please bear with me. :jumpingrabbit: As soon as I’m on holiday I will share some more themed entries again.. :klimper:

Do you like Purikura?


PS: I forgot to tell…! :tongue: The photo booth is located in the shopping mall “Regensdorf Center” in Regensdorf… It’s in the 1. floor near the Coop and Migros