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Of flowers and dresses

Of flowers and dresses
Hey there Cuties! :hionigiri:
It’s been a while again, hasn’t it? Thank you so much for the encouraging and honest comments on my last entry. Well not on the Bento part but on the uni related stuff I wrote. I was really touched and especially your comment, mishberries, :bling: made me smile and think a lot. I’m so lucky to have few but really caring readers writing such awesome comments!
I feel kind of guilty though, that I haven’t more to show you than some flower pics..

These were flowers growing in the countryside two weeks ago~

I’m actually really into flowers and plants, but then again, who isn’t?! Every year I discover a flower that I didn’t knew before and I get all excited..
Uni hasn’t really gotten a lot better but today sweet Laurita :hoshi: visited me to go through some exam stuff. Well actually she did all the work because I was too unorganized to be of any help..
ありがとう~ :ii:
nyaaaa what can I tell you… my life at the moment revolves pretty much about trying to learn Japanese and East asian history of art. Today I had a rather tense talk with my professor about an object description I wrote on a Dogū figurine from the Jōmon period. It may doesn’t show on my blog but I can actually be quite demanding. The good thing is that it’s only around one more month and then I’m already on summer holidays! Or at least semi-holidays since I still have to write papers then. Yeah, that’s pretty much everything I can tell you about my life right now. :w:


It was one of those days when it’s a minute away from snowing and there’s this electricity in the air, you can almost hear it. Right? .. just kidding, this is a quote from American Beauty. I always get to think about this passage of the movie when I start my sentences with “It was one of those days”. Actually it was one of those first really hot days when I thought that I need new dresses. I was on my way back home and like always had to take the tram that goes across all the city and I spontaneously got out and went for some shopping.


In the end I ended up buying only one simple white dress from h&m (not in the pic) because the others were too expensive for me. But I also finally got my beloved lace shorts!!! I’ve been craving shorts like these for ages and I feel lucky to finally have them. There’s also the navy coat in the upper right corner which I immediately fell for. It was love at first sight. And the picture under that shows the outfit I wore that day. … my eyebrows look crazy in that pic. Sorry for that! :oh:

Wearing out my neko flats~ :nekopaw:

This was a rather pointless flower and outfit post… I should post the pictures I take more regularly but I’m always afraid that they’re not special or “themed” enough but I guess that ist’s about what you make out of it.
I wish you all a fab weekend! And keep a stiff upper lip! .. ( but that probably applies more to me right now..)

byebye,


PS:
The cat on the mat
a square is her bed tonight
for the door has shut

:sprout:

little haiku by neko~

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.

byebye,

Kiiroitori and the Bunnies

Kiiroitori and the Bunnies
Hey there Bunnies! :hirabbit:
Happy Easter or spring or whatever!
I’m finally on holiday and enjoying it a lot but not for too long since I need to start writing papers on monday. :jupp: Today when I woke up and looked outside the window, I couldn’t believe my eyes. It was snowing again and it still is! It’s freezing cold again and time to snuggle up in a blanket and drink warm tea. This morning however I felt I needed to do something creative and made a Bento.

I can’t remember the last time I did a kyaraben (character bento) but it must have been a long time ago because I literally went crazy with cutting out the tiny face for the onigiri and eggs. Nyaaa… kyaraben definitely dont belong to my favourite productions. Anyway, there’s broccoli, teriyaki chicken, shiitake mushrooms, renkon (lotus root) and radishes in one and onigiri bunnies and usagiringo (apples) in the other one.
Do you celebrate, paint eggs or do anything else special on easter? I loved easter as a child because we got to search baskets filled with chocolate and eggs and even small presents. This year however it wouldn’t be difficult to find the colorful eggs since everything is covered in snow. I don’t know about you but I definitely had enough snow for now and would like so much to see the lovely spring flowers and sunbeams.


The “thing” with the yellow face is supposed to be Kiiroitori, Rilakkuma’s little fellow birdie in a bunny suit but my patience didn’t last long enough to make the ears of the suit.. :sigh: and the chicken egg, well I would call it a bento classic. Since for me a Bento is first and foremost food, I packed in some glossy pieces of teriyaki and healthy veggies so that there’s still the “deliciousness factor” to it and not just the cute food factor.


That’s it for now Cuties!
I wish you all a nice day with lots of chocolate eggs, tulips and cute fluffy bunnies~ :jumpingrabbit: