Friday, 31 January 2014

The scientist (Violin version)

Another song I never get tired of is Coldplay's the scientist.
And although nothing can beat the original version, there are some that are pretty good.
Here's the violin version of it that i like ^^


Today's quote

"Sometimes the only one who can appreciate you, is you."

Masterchef AUS

I think most of you know what Masterchef is.
I have watched the US, UK, SWE and AUS versions.
All I can say, the only one I have followed, season to season is the Australian one.
There's something about the Aussie one. I like the judges a lot, There's something about Gary Mehigan,George Calombaris, and Matt Preston. They are the ones that make the show so great!
And I'm always excited to see a new episode!!

I think my fave season was Season 2, followed by season 5. ^^
I liked a lot of the participants in Season 2 in general. And for season 5, what can I say but Daniel Churchill was nice to look at...hahaha

Which Masterchef do you prefer?

Number one (PV short)

Yesterday Ayaka released this on her youtube channel!
I really really like this song ^^
I think she actually went to Sochi to make this video... (^^;;)


Thursday, 30 January 2014

Year of the horse!!

Today's the Chinese/Lunar New Year...!
2014 is the year of the horse ^^

number one

Ayaka has made a new song for the upcoming olympics.
It's called Number one. I have already heard the song and I'm excited to get the mp3 version!
I also wonder what the cover of Through the ages will be like ^^
Only a few weeks left until release ^^

Limited version
1. number one
2. Through the ages(セルフカバー ver.)
3. はじまりのとき(2013/11/19 日本武道館Live ver.)

1. number one(MUSIC VIDEO)
2. number one (MAKING VIDEO)

Normal version
1. number one
2. Through the ages(セルフカバー ver.)
3. はじまりのとき(2013/11/19 日本武道館Live ver.)

Today's quote

"No matter your struggles, no matter the depth of your pain, always remember these three things...Hold your head up, Stay prayed up, and Never Give Up."

Waterproof Socks

I think I have mentioned these a while back, some time around early December.

I got these the other day in the mail.
It's actually for my dad but my friend sent them as you cannot find them in Sweden yet!
The feeling of having them on is like wearing rain boots ^^

Anyway as soon as we got them we filled the bathtub, jumped in and jumped around, then went out, took them off and stood on paper towels.
Guess what, not a single spot, all dry!!!
Amazing ^^

Maybe I should have bought myself a pair?
But well, kinda pricy 4300 yen.

Love in the ice (violin version)

One of my fave songs from Korean DBSK/TVXQ is Love in the ice!
I miss all 5 because that song is nothing without all members.
Anyway, I found this violin version which I think is good ^^


Wednesday, 29 January 2014

メルセデス・ベンツ コネクション

Mercedes-Benz Connection can be found both in Tokyo and Osaka.
I found out about this when browsing around Youtube. And today I'll introduce the Tokyo branch, located in Nogizaka, Tokyo Mid-Town area.

Anyway, this is not just a auto dealer shop! This is a curious blend of coffee shop, car showroom, and bar/restaurant. And you clearly don't need to be wealthy or an auto enthusiast visit this place.
However it can make it easier for men to get their girlfriends interested in cars! ^^
You can decide if you want to have espressos and lattes in the Downstairs café while gazing at luxurious vehicles that most of us will probably never be able to afford.

In the cafe, they also offer various lighter foods and beverages.

Or you can head upstairs to the bar/restaurant for an affordably priced menu of French/Italian dishes created by none other than Michelin star rewarded chef Ryuta Iizuka.

Inside you can also purchase official goods. Don't forget this is Japan, so this place wouldn't be anything without a proper goods store right ^^

How to get there...

Address 7-3-10 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
〒106-0032 東京都港区六本木7丁目3番10号
Transportation Nogizaka Station (Chiyoda line, Exit 3, 2 min walk), Roppongi Station (Oedo line, Exit 7, 5 min walk, Hibiya line, Exit 4a, 7 min walk)

東京メトロ千代田線 乃木坂駅 3番出口より徒歩2分
都営大江戸線 六本木駅 7番出口より徒歩5分
東京メトロ日比谷線 六本木駅 4a出口より徒歩7分

Opening hours
1F (Downstairs) 07.00-23.00

2F (Upstairs)
Lunch 11.00-16.00 (L.O 14.30)
Dinner 18.00-23.00 (L.O 22.00)
Bar 11.00-00.00 (L.O 23.30)

Telephone 03 3423 8775

photos cred @ mercedes-benz-connection

Never eat alone again!?

Have u seen this?
If you don't like to eat alone, here's ur company!! ^^
She earns A LOT on this!! It's amazing how someone could come up with this kinda idea!!
Only in Korea??

All too well

This is from the other day.
I love this song!! It's sweet and sad!
One of Taylor's best according to me!!


The true meaning of the flag

Do you know this?
It has been posted around various websites the past couple of weeks!
This is what the Korean flag is made of ^^

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Zlatan + Volvo = Sweden

I saw this a few days ago... To sum it up
What more do you need?

To me this is the best CM Volvo has produced in a very long time ^^
Kids, dog and a Volvo ^^ and..Zlatan = Sweden!!

Arashi @ Narita Airport

I took these when I was landing at Narita Airport last month!
I know there have been photos online already but... well, they can always be shared ^^
I had to go up and down for 4 floors...People must have thought I was crazy for going up and down to take the photos....haha

Here are some of them ^^


Number one

Ayaka is back with a new tune.
This was recorded last year and it's for the upcoming Olympics!
It's called Number one!
I like it a lot and cannot wait until the single is released ^^


Monday, 27 January 2014


Seems like North Korea are trying to reach a peace solution with South Korea.
According to the news, there has been a letter from the North Korean Embassy to the Swedish Parliament. In this letter N.K. has presented their current attitude towards S.K.
The main topic is that it seems like NK is prepare to take steps to improve relations the two countries. However there are conditions in order to do so, conditions that won't surprise the reader.
The major is of course about refraining from the annual military exercise S.K. and US have. As well as the provocations, where S. Koreans send messages by air and sea towards the people in the North. (Like ballons with message freedom etc)

According to the news, this was reached by N.K one and a half week ago.

I wonder how Sweden and the rest of the world will response to this....?!
And wonder why this reach out right now!? What does N.K. really want?!

Original article can be found here, ALL in SWEDISH!

Huge disappointment

Last night I thought it was gonna be an amazing game and night.
I was wrong!! So wrong!!
It was a huge pain to watch the Danish national team play the handball final in the European Championships!
Being on Danish ground, having all fans around etc. I really thought it was going to help them win this easy!
But no, it was like they didn't know how to play the game. Nothing happened!!
In the end they lost 32-41 to France!

Silver was what they got, sadly... but when you play like that you don't deserve anything else!
I have no words, it still hasn't sunk in I guess...?!

pic @


Here's a new track by Sketchbook!
I think this song is for a NHK Anime ^^

Anyway... enjoy!!

Food for two

I had dinner the other night with a friend at a local shopping mall.
I couldn't decide so in the end I bought a kebab with side dishes.
It was really cheap considering the amount of food!
I couldn't even finish half of it!!

Besides the "spicy" kebab meat and french fries.
There was also veggies underneath. Bread, and hummus and dolma!
Dolma belongs to my fave Middle East/Mediterranean foods.
And different dip sauces, and a coke zero ^^

They had a warning sign saying this was spicy, I have no idea why, it didn't taste anything.
I mean it tasted good and all but not spicy.
More like tomato sauce ^^

Anyway a good meal with great company ^^


The album is finally here. Besides from previously released singles, I can only find three new songs.
Oh well, it's a debut album, and they haven't released one since their debut in 2011.
It's nice to have all songs on one cd, and it's totally the female EXILE ^^
I hope to hear more from them in the future.
My fave songs are Let go again, 太陽と向日葵, 白雪姫 and the remix of 初恋!


01. Still
02. forget-me-not ~ワスレナグサ~
03. let go again feat. VERBAL
04. 太陽と向日葵
05. Fadeless Love
07. Boyfriend (Moonlight Version)
08. To Be Free!!
09. 恋人がサンタクロース
10. 白雪姫
11. SAKURAリグレット
12. 初恋
13. CALL

Sunday, 26 January 2014


Tegomassu is "finally" back with a new album they have decided to name "Tegomassu no seishun", meaning Youth of Tegomassu.
It feels like it was ages since I listened to them. It sorta died out in 2009, after they or JE decided not to let them come to Sweden because of the bird flu.
Still it feels like I cannot forget them, I guess it's because I was there when they debuted back in 2006! ^^
Back to the album, it's a typical Tegomassu album. No surprises when it comes to their music style.
My fave song I'd say is タイムマシン. The moment I heard the intro I knew I'd like it ^^
I also like 少年~Re:Story~, innocence, ヒカリ, and きれいごと.


1. 蒼色ジュブナイル
2. ハルメキ
3. いつかの街
5. ファンタジア
6. タイムマシン
7. サヨナラにさよなら
8. 少年~Re:Story~
9. innocence
10. 猫中毒
11. 色鮮やかな君が描く明日の絵
12. ヒカリ
Regular Edition
13 きれいごと
14 月の友達


This is such a simple snack.
almonds coated with chocolate. 
For me it reminds me of Christmas in a way.
But it could be easily made, however I never find the time to do so.
Instead, when I have been in Japan I have bought this instead.
I bought a big pack at Narita Airport when going home. What I didn't know was that my mum and dad loves it too. So guess how many I have left?!
Z E R O (^^;;)

However I talked to S-unni the other day about various things. Also about snacks..haha
She's sending me another thing that I was unable to buy in Japan, as it's difficult to find it in a store. Only online stores or special department stores.
So I'm super happy now ^^ And yes..I wonder if I can keep them safe from my parents..haha

I know they have different kinds of Almond chocolates too.
But I didn't know they came in this many different packages!!
Biscuits, drinking chocolate, icecream, and latte!!!

Let it go again (YT)

I talked about this song the other day but then I forgot to share it.
So here it is... FLOWER - Let it go again!


Saturday, 25 January 2014

Some cases

I bought a new phone the other week,
However still it's kinda naked. I love the colour and all. But I'm afraid it will get dirty or scratches if I leave it like that. So now I have purchased some cases ^^
I hope they arrive soon, I need to dress my phone ^^

I also got one more of standard one...but in Purple ^^

Lesson 1

I guess AKB48 and Nogizaka46 have the record of numbers.
But it seems to work with large girl groups in Japan. E-Girls is a 28-member girl group featuring all the members of the groups Dream, Happiness and FLOWER.
I don't really know the members except somewhat a bit of the FLOWER members. Oh yeah.. I also know Ami from Dream. She has been standing out because of her blonde haircolour ^^
To me this album is a mix of EXILE, OST for a Disney movie, and a typical Jpop mix ^^
I like them performing, slightly better than AKB48 and Nogizaka46 when it comes to dancing. 
Anyway the album was released almost a year ago, but I haven't had time to listen until now.
There are some songs that attracts me, I mean they are up-tempo so they are great for the gym ^^ Still I wouldn't really follow them, I guess if I see them I do, if I don't..oh well..


1.Follow Me
3.Loving bell
4.One Two Three
6.Shiny girls
7.Take it Easy! letter (Album special Version)
12.ヒマワリ (E-Girls Version)
13.ただいま! (Album special Version)

Follow Me - ごめんなさいのKissing You

Take a look at this, it's so weird yet amusing!!
I love how Kimutaku gives his all, I bet he enjoyed this ^^
And Goro-chan, he acts like an old man compare to the rest...hahaha

ENJOY!! ^^

Friday, 24 January 2014

Cars!? ^^

I found this on Meanwhile in Canada's FB page..
I wonder who made this, so funny!
If you have watched Disney's cars, you'll recognize this ^^

cred @ owner + Meanwhile in Canada

Odd Future

I don't really know about them, just found them on the Avex channel.
So why not share something new? ^^


Eye shadow

Either I have been out of it, or I have dropped them on the ground so they broke!
Anyhow, I'm blessed to have friends in Seoul!
The other week a friend of mine picked up some new eye shadow sticks for me, from Etude House and Missha.

I prefer these sticks over the normal eye shadow!
This time I got the pink and beige/brown ones from Etude house, and this double colour pen from Missha!!
Soon they should arrive, I cannot wait ^^

Monica Z

I finally got to see this movie everybody is talking about. I didnt really know a lot about Monica as her prime time on stage was way before my time.
Oh well... it was interesting to see, however I do believe I was maybe a bit too young to understand everything. So that's also why I didn't get the wow feeling I thought I was gonna get from watching it. And maybe it was also because I had higher expectations. Anyway my parents on the other hand, whom I watched it with, could understand a lot more. So they appreciated it a lot more!
But in all, a good movie, however if I could mention something bad about it... then it would be when it came to a few expressions in Swedish, they had made some mistakes here and there. E.g back in the 60's you'd never use "You" to a Doctor!!


Title: Monica Z
English Title: Waltz for Monica
Release date: 13 September 2013 (Sweden)
Running time: 111 minutes
Country: Sweden
Language: Swedish/English

Waltz for Monica (Monica Z) is a 2013 Swedish biographical film directed by Per Fly.It is based on the true life and career of singer and actress Monica Zetterlund.
Monica is a jazz singer who makes it from a telephone operator to a national celebrity. But fame and party life take their toll.

Edda Magnason as Monica Zetterlund
Sverrir Gudnason as Sture Åkerberg
Kjell Bergqvist as Monica's father
Cecilia Ljung as Monica's mother
Vera Vitali as Marika
Johannes Wanselow as Beppe Wolgers
Oskar Thunberg as Vilgot Sjöman
Randal D. Ingram as Bill Evans
Rob Morgan as Miles Davis
Amelia Fowler as Ella Fitzgerald
Clinton Ingram as Tommy Flanagan
Harry Friedländer as Hasse Alfredson
Andréa Ager-Hanssen as Lena Nyman

Thursday, 23 January 2014

라네즈 워터드롭 틴트

I had lunch with A last weekend, and she gave me this as a present.
It's Laneige's Water drop tint ^^
I have never tried it before, but Lanegie is a good brand so I was happily surprised! And I have to say, I like this a lot!
Whenever I have it on I want to lick it off my lips, I love the smell of it ^^ It's dangerous to be honest ^^


Who hasn't heard this song?? ^^
Or hasn't seen Pitch Perfect? Not that it's such a great movie but sure easy to enjoy!! ^^
I donno what it is about this song, but it's stuck..haha

Enjoy Cups!!

Let go again

Flower will release a full length album soon, but before doing so, they are releasing this single feat. Verbal called "Let go again".
The track is written by m-flo and YOSHIKA, which you can totally hear when listening to the song ^^
I really like this slow tempo/"ballad" song! And I'm really looking forward to get their full length album ^^


Track list
01. Let go again (feat. Verbal)

Wednesday, 22 January 2014


My fave Osaka boys are back with a new tune.
But to be honest, I'm not that into their music that much anymore. I just love their goofiness and dialect.
This song is so-so to be, it didn't really get a wow feeling. They sometimes surprise me, but I think this one will unfortunately just pass me by. Sorry Kanjani8...

01 ひびき
02 Winter pop
03 フローズンマルガリータ
04 ひびき (オリジナル・カラオケ)
05 Winter pop (オリジナル・カラオケ)
06 フローズンマルガリータ(オリジナル・カラオケ)

Copper frying pan

Last weekend I bought this beauty.
A copper frying pan!!
I have always wanted one, and a friend and I happened to pass by a store who had them 50% off.
It was a too big temptation so I couldn't resist not to buy it ^^

Happy days, and Happy Future cooking ^^

You sound good to me

I found this by chance, I haven't followed Pretty Little Liars either but I have seen parts of the series when zapping around.
Anyway here's Lucy's debut song! Not bad not bad ^^


What can I say or do...?

Two days ago it was known that potentially over a million expatriates have been left out in cold in the largest financial data theft case in Korea’s history!!
And...I might be one of them.
Not that I have much money on my Korean bank account or anything, but I cannot know at all.

And in Korean times we could read following:
According to the Financial Supervisory Service (FSS), as of the second quarter last year, seven credit card firms, including KB Kookmin, Samsung, Shinhan, and Lotte have about 280,000 foreign customers, up from 240,000 in the first quarter.

“We haven’t yet been informed of cases involving foreigners whose personal data was leaked,” an official from the FSS said. “But that doesn’t mean that foreign residents’ personal information was not stolen.”
He admitted that the current measures focus on Koreans, as they did not have enough time to take care of foreigners.

I do understand their worry about Koreans living in Korea too.. But also imagine for us outside Korea who cannot do ANYTHING!!

In total we are talking about 20 million people’s personal information that has been leaked. That's almost half the Korean population!!
And of these, 200 000 foreigners.

I use KB Koomin Bank and they said that information leaks are estimated to have hit some 970 000 foreign customers and it plans to inform them of the leak.
I wonder how? I mean I'm in Sweden, so by calling to my old phone or sending a letter to my "Korean address" won't do anything.

After the incident was made public, Friday, the credit card firms in question posted a letter of apology on their website and quickly started to allow customers to check whether their information was stolen. Their websites were temporarily down on Monday morning, due to too many people trying to get an access.

Of course, it broke down... the whole population are worried!!
I wonder if I will be able to check it in any way, maybe email my bank agent!?

Quotes, photo, and full article: Korean times

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Shout it out

The queen of Kpop, BoA is back with a new Japanese track called Shout it out!
It's a typical BoA track if u ask me ^^


Today's quote

"Pain is Temporary, Pride is Forever..."


This is another Korean drama I wanna watch, mainly because of the actors.
I like both YeonHee and SunKyun!! however time doesn't allow it now, so I will probably start when it has finished to air on tv!! Yes, another k-drama marathon ^^
The drama sounds like a comedy, I should probably do some research but that also means spoilers, so I guess it's good to keep it like this!!

Why are there so many tv-series these days?? ^^

Title: 미스코리아 / Miss Korea
Episodes: 20
Broadcast network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2013-Dec-18 to 2014-??
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 22:00

A drama set in 1997, depicts a story of office men who try to make Oh Ji Young Miss Korea, in order to save their cosmetic company from bankruptcy. Oh Ji Young is elevator girl who was the most popular girl back in high school also the best looking girl in the neighborhood.

Lee Yeon Hee as Oh Ji Young (27)
Lee Sun Kyun as Kim Hyung Joon (30)
Song Sun Mi as Go Hwa Jung (32, BB Cosmetic's research manager)
Lee Ki Woo as Lee Yoon (30)
Lee Sung Min as Jung Sun Saeng (40)
Lee Mi Sook as Ma Ae Ri (55, Queen Beauty Salon's director)
Go Sung Hee as Kim Jae Hee (24)

Ride with me

Hey Say JUMP! is back with a new single. I still miss Morimoto, he was so cute back then when they debuted ^^ I wonder what he looks like now.
Anyway back to the single. It's a HSJ rythm and it's kinda easy going?! ^^ I still find it so cute when they are singing "Ride with me" it sounds like "Lide witz me" ^^
It's kinda weird to think how much the boys have grown, they were "babies" and now they have hit 20 years!!
Oh well.. although I do not follow them regularly, I see them from time to time. I still cannot take my eyes of Chinen-kun. His bias for Arashi's Riida is so cute. Also Yabu-kun has been a fave of mine since his jr days. And Yamada-kun appears in dramas here and there ^^
Maybe I should look more at HSJ? :P
Ride with me is a start anyway...hehe


01. Ride With Me
02. Go to the future
02. School Girl
03. Gift
03. Hands Up
04. Ride With Me (オリジナル・カラオケ)
05. Go To The Future ! (オリジナル・カラオケ)
05. School Girl (オリジナル・カラオケ)
06. Hands Up (オリジナル・カラオケ)
06. GIFT (オリジナル・カラオケ)

Only Limited B version

Monday, 20 January 2014

I like her but not him...

Oh did I say it out loud, I think if Swedes sees this they'll bash me for it.
But NO I'm not a fan of Håkan. However I'm a fan of Veronica.
Anyway, I like this song ^^

Cold at work!!

This is what I have had to resort to at work as I cannot stand the coldness ^^
By now the office knows I like Japanese and cute stuff so they do not bother, I actually think some are jealous lol

Today's quote

"A beautiful understanding about Life : "Your Problem is never Really YOUR Problem, Your reaction to the Problem is really Your Problem""

More from Uniqlo

Yesterday i talked about Uniqlo's heattech.
I forgot to mention that I also picked up another item from Uniqlo...
This shirt ^^
I love the colours, it makes me want Spring season to arrive now ^^

This item can be found HERE, It comes in many colours and patterns ^^