Friday, 7 December 2012

Vainies on the plane

Hi lovelies, are you enjoying pre-christmassy days with lots of gingerbread, cookies and present hunting? 
I'm back in Germany, doing all these things together with my family and friends- and of course with Teddy. It's his 3rd Christmas in my home country already and still very exciting for him *awws* 


Teddy took this blurry pic of me in front of my dad's house
~ my hair looks so dark *sigh*


It's so cold- you just have a hard time, dressing fashionable in a scandinavian country. Oh and don't even let me getting started on the hair... 
nya~, it's hoodie season anyways ... 

Speaking of vanity related stuff, recently, one of my friends asked me what toiletries I would bring for an air plane ride...
As you might know, only 500 ml are allowed, so I just focus on necessities, I personally need to feel comfortable (so far as it is possible on a cramped, noisy plane). Aside from essentials, like a mini tooth brush and a little pack of wet tissues, these are my favorite travel items:


my must have travel kit minis: dry shampoo, hyaluron lotion, bb cream,
 eye drops, hyaluron & collagen lip balm, foundation for delicate skin  

I have very delicate skin and eyes, so moisturizers and eye drops are very important to prevent redness. Dry shampoo is also very recommended to fluff up your bangs after a long flight 

What are your favies to avoid post-travel zombie looks?


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P*s*: Oh, and dears, thanks for the award nominations and tags. I'm always so happy and honored, that you think of mePlease don't be mad, that I post about it rather seldomly. I just don't have time to do a lot of entries atm *sniff*    



Thursday, 22 November 2012

Neko-nyan

Whoa~ I'm just back from Brussels and already preparing for another trip. This time nothing work related, but to visit the lovelies back home in Germany
Did you know that Brussels is not only famous for its architecture (believe me, after some years in Tokyo's concrete jungle, you are going to miss the beauty of European cities)



and chocolates (sorry, no pic this time, I ate them all before I could dig out my camera)but also for antique toys?


Brussels toy store display. nyan nyan  
Yay~ Christmas holidays- I'm so much looking forward to it. 
Don't get me wrong, Tokyo is very nice, glittery and "christmassily" decorated, but it just lacks the warm, heartfelt spirit and traditional treats I always get homesick during this season despite being really ok on other times. 
The christmas cakes here are very cute, anyways. Just like those of one of my favorite buffet places:


Oh, I've noticed, that I confused some of you with my "Diary climpses" entry. This series is not "set" in present days, but gives a little glimpse of my first year in Tokyo. I wrote about it earlier, but didn't explain in that particular post. Sorry dears. 
So, I'm not jobbing at a bar like I did during my student days at Tokyo Mode Gakuen. I'm a make up artist, working in the high fashion field.   


That'll be all for today. バイバイ~~~



Thursday, 8 November 2012

Ohisashiburi~

Oh my~! Already two weeks since my last post. I hope you've been well dears
- As for my part, I've been incredibly busy.
It was basically like this: ... ... ... ... 
So no time for much online activity. I still managed to read and comment on some of your lovely bloggies, though.
   
At the moment I'm preparing for another work related trip to Europe. Fortunately, Teddy will come along again. (Haven't done the packing yet, leaving tomorrow...) This will be a little foretaste of Christmas holidays. 

I didn't take so many pics lately, but anyways, here are some everyday glimpses:


We prepared some German dishes when visiting Teddy's family. I made everything bite sized (except the meat, which was already a mini version of salted pork leg.-this is a Bavarian dish actually... my hometown in Germany is more northerly located by the way). Teddy's little niece loved everything despite being a picky eater *yay*


We got rewarded with this homemade raisin bread by her mom. It was quite impressive.


click to enlarge
Another purchase of itty bitty stickers to decorate Christmas cards and my nails. I'm quite addicted- why must Japan be such a cutesy paradise *sigh*  

Now, I've to return to my packing...

Bye Bye and thanks for reading as always 



Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Autumn droplets

Finally autumn found its way here- moving in surprisingly with some horrible storm a few weeks ago.
Teddy already speaks of winter melancholy (rather jokingly). What a romantic *sigh*Actually, we have to consider many things at the moment, like whether to live in Japan or Germany in future...  
And since we will be in Germany for Christmas, we are really looking forward to the Scandinavian winter and the holiday season 

Well, but autumn comes first right? Here are some current pics: 



Aren't these socks so cute? Just perfect for chilly autumn days. I found them at Ikebukuro Sunshine City. 



With the end of the annoying summer heat, I regained my appetite. When in Tokyo, be sure to have lunch at this Chinese buffet at Lumine Est in Shinjuku. It's very yummy and and not too expensive- about 1700¥ for 70 minutes. 



Actually, I wanted to try out this cake cafe on the same floor, but Teddy and the friend, who joined us wanted to eat something "real", so we went for savory lunch this time (as if cake wouldn't be something real)  Fortunately, the buffet place offers a small range of mini desserts (sorry, I forgot to take pics this time).



I'm always looking for cute Japanese snacks to bring for German friends and family. These are my favies at the moment. Ebi sarada senbei- they taste like shrimp salad.

That'll be all for today dears. Oh~ not forgetting the award/ being tagged again by some lovely fellow bloggers. 
Thank you so much, I'll blog about it soon 


Friday, 28 September 2012

Mini snack review ~ mini pastry gummy


~ regular series ~




Some month ago, on my trip to Nagoya (read about it here), I got this candy as kind of a substitute, because I didn't manage to try the real version 




Nagoya Shironowaru is a huge Danish pastry, served with soft ice cream and maple syrup.


pic.source: http://ja.wikipedia.org

Actually, this yummy looking pastry puff is a speciality of the local cafe chain Komeda, which has expanded to several branches throughout Japan.
Tokyo candy lovers can experience real Nagoya coffee house culture at their branches in Mitaka and Ikebukoro or get the cute gum drop puffs there.




On package is about 100¥ and contains about 6 gummy candies. Of course, they don't look as crispy and promising as the original.




They rather resemble tiny UFOs, which seem to have been sent on secret mission from planet Pamyu Pamyu 
pic.source: http://fanpop.com
- but they are shaped quite cutely, with mini gummy ice cream topping and most important, they are really delicious. If you like cinnamon, vanilla and jelly beans, you can't go wrong with these. Even a hint of fresh pastry aroma is tastable - definitely recommended  


Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Mini trip to Amsterdam & Liebster Award

Hi lovelies 

last week I went on a mini business trip to Amsterdam and spend a great time strolling through the picturesque city and enjoying lots of European sweets
-and do some work of cause...


beautiful Amsterdam- I'm totally able to relate to the inspiration
 the famous Dutch painters got from this amazing sky
patient Teddy accompanied me to my favourite bakery and had
fun watching me nibbling on various mini cupcakes 
when in Amsterdam, be sure to visit the "De drie Graefies" bakery
- their cakes are dangerously yummy
 
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And while we're on the Netherlands- a while ago I got nominated for the "Liebster Award" by lovely Dutch blogger MandyAccording to the rules you have to tag eleven newbie bloggers. I checked my blogger-favies and nearly all of them received the award already *sigh*
So instead of tagging back I decided to "refurbish" my blog list. Please check it out later and take a peek at the blogs of those cute girls (not all exactly newbies, but lovely bloggers anyway...).
To not totally fail as a nominee, I'll try to answer Mandyちゃん's questions at least:

1. What is a 'must have' for your wardrobe? (all pics from the net)
- cute flats
2. Are you a morning or an evening person? What do you do then at that time?
- usually, I'm most fit in the evening. If I could choose, I'd love to work at nights more- yay for "vampire shifts"
3. Looks or personality?
- in the end personality of course
4. What is your ultimate dream?
- to be always happy, healthy and successful
5. I cannot live without?
- No.1: my darling Teddy
  No.2: sweets 
6. 3 words to describe yourself
- friends say I'm sweet-tempered, sometimes chaotic, tiny (only to friends from Europe ^-^)  
7. Favourite Lunch dish?

- oh, that's difficult, I always like to have little bits and bites of nearly everything on the menuI love   buffet-style lunch
8. Biggest regret of buying which fashion item?
4,0"-heels ~ could. not. walk. at. all. 
9. Which rides you wouldn't take in an amusement/thema park?
- anything, which is obviously scary and would make me feel sick
10. How would your ideal date look like?
-depends on the mood, but I love to re-explore my favourite parts of the city, doing some (window)shopping and relaxing in cafés
11. Fashion and Make-up must have for winter 2012-2013?
- studded Jimmy Choo booties & baby powder scented mini pet hand cream from The Face Shop
...
*fhu*
That's all for today dears- I hope you don't mind the slightly long entry and thanks for reading, as always