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Spring holiday! …is over

Spring holiday! …is over
Hello there Readers!
Today is actually the last day of my spring holidays. Uni starts tomorrow and there’s still no spring in sight. At this time last year, I was taking pictures of plum and cherry blossoms but this year everything seems to be a little late. Anyway, I actually went swimming in the lake two days ago after the sauna and got a cold… I didn’t do anything special or crazy besides that and except for some excessive movie nights and some shopping my week has been pretty quiet.

Ordered these cuties~ can’t wait for them to arrive!

New in: cat flats from h&m and striped hoodie from my Mum :rabukuma:

Don’t you just love breakfast? Even if I don’t eat breakfast every morning I still think it’s the most important meal of the day and I prefer bread with ham, cheese, jam or honey to cereals… yeah – quess that’s the German genes! But believe it or not, I didn’t touch any chocolate for Easter! Luckily I’m just not that into that sweet brown mass, no matter in what shape or taste. But I could eat red meat for a whole family!! If I had that much money… :totorosmile:

Soba with shrimps and different veggies~
Omuraisu for Silvan-kun

very quick Bento without frills for after the sauna~

I’ve discovered the most yummy tofu recipe I tried in a long time! It is called Shiraae 白和え – Mixed Tofu and Spring Vegetables and since I had just bought tofu, I tried this really simple but oh so tasty recipe from “cooking with dog” (I’m sure all of you who like Japanese cuisine know and love the nice ばあさん with her doggie).
Basically it’s crumbled tofu seasoned with dashi, soy sauce and/or miso paste to which you add blanched (spring) vegetables. In the other part of the Bento there’s whole grain penne with rapini, egg and edamame. An other culinary high light was the first completely self-made pizza…

What are your favourite pizza toppings? Mine are tuna, anchovies (l.o.v.e. them), capers, onion, mozzarella and lots of tomato sauce. I never ever put meat on my pizza!!! don’t know why but I just hate meat on pizza. I like to eat meat without nothing:miam:

Picture taken by Silvan-kun back in February at the Japan Impact

Sorry for this really messy post!! and I if it made you drool too much… I’m off to dream land but I hope I can make it back really soon!!
Lots of love Cuties ..and thank you so much for all the darling comments on the Kiiroitori and the Bunnies Bento!! It’s your awesome comments that make me want to improve my Bento skills and get better each time.


Uni-bento & life

Uni-bento & life
Hello :nekopaw:
How was your weekend? Mine was quite tiring and I can’t believe that it’s already over. :ohno: The good thing is that my classes start only at noon. The East Asian history of art classes take place in the “Villa Schönberg“, a historic bakestone house build in 1886 that is located in the Rietpark, on a site of 17 acres. The Museum situated in the same park hosts the only art collection of non-European cultures in Switzerland. It’s quite nice walking to university in such a surrounding and a good change to the crowded main university building where I have my Japanese classes for example.

Villa Schönberg in Zurich

Institute for Art History

My humble attempts at Hiragana (平仮名).. ‘ka’ and ‘ko’ are so difficult!

The disadvantage of having classes in such a building is that the rooms are comparatively small so if you want to have a place at a table you have to be there really early.. Even if my main subject is history of art I feel like I have to do much more for my Japanese classes. That’s somehow logical since I not only have to learn the language but also about the history of this country. Whereas the language is definitely the tougher part. But it’s great how the classes necessarily correlate with each other. I’m a little scared of the huge amount of reading material though. :jupp:
On wednesday I brought along a Bento and ate it between the Japanese classes. For the first time I didn’t feel completely out of place while doing so!

The content was really simple but tasty and Silvankun & I devoured it in 10 mintues. We’re not in the same classes but often in the same building so we can have lunch together. :aiyo: I’m definitely going to make Bento more often since it’s way too expensive to eat there and I’m completely broke at the moment.

Although uni is much more intense than school and I feel like my life is going to be less varied than before… But I’ll try to keep you up to date as often as possible and can’t wait to share some autumnal inspiration with you guys~


Cats of Moscow

Cats of Moscow
I’m back already! :totorosmile:
Originally I had planned to do three entries about Moscow, one for (almost) each day but there are so many pictures that I had to split them even more. Furthermore I just thought that the cats of Moscow deserve an own entry. If you ask yourself why, just look for yourself… :omnom:

This lively backyard was probably the cosiest place I’ve been in Moscow. A small cat empire in middle of a huge city. There were no other intruders except of us, a a sloppy and overprotective dog and some birds. But they seemed to respect each other and to get along together. Silvankun even started to play with the tiny ones that were obviously very curious. I think cats look different from country to country but these really impressed me. Some looked like small lions and they behaved so hierarchical! :bang:

*Nyaaa* do you see the tiny black cat in front of the big dog? so cuuute! The dog didn’t do anything…

The atmosphere in that backyard was truly special and I enjoyed very much to absorb some of it. It was the ideal place to relax for a while from all the traffic and rush that was going on outside that yard. At some point however, the overprotective dog started barking and lured out an old Russian Babushka who started shouting at us and kicked us out.

To see more cats of Moscow, read on!
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