Monday, 31 March 2014

Magnum Vanilla & Chocolate

Who hasn't heard of Magnum ice-cream!?
And who hasn't eaten it? ^^

I discovered this in the store a few weeks back and finally bought one, I bought the
 Magnum Vanilla & Chocolate, my reason!? The other 2 flavours wasn't as appealing.
Double chocolate sounded good but I thought it could be too much, second, I'm allergic to Hazelnuts.

This one was really nice, I liked the mix of choco and vanilla! Sometimes it can be really wrong but in this one, it was ALL right ^^
I really recommend this one, can I add.. my mum almost emptied the whole jar herself..hahaha ^^


Third drama of this season that I'm interested in is Nino's drama, although the story to me sounds so-so, I want to watch it as Nino is in it ^^
He's a great actor so I think it will be interesting! Also with this drama there'll be a new Arashi song!!
I really hope they do one for Riida's drama too, but I wonder if it will happen.
Oh well... Countdown begins!!

Title: 弱くても勝てます (Yowakutemo Katemasu)
Tagline: 青志先生とへっぽこ高校球児の野望 (Aoshi-sensei to Heppoko Koukou Kyuuji no Yabou)
Episodes: TBA
Broadcast network: NTV
Broadcast period: 2014-Apr-12 - 2014-XX-XX
Air time: Saturday 21:00
Theme song: Guts - Arashi

Tamo Aoshi (Ninomiya Kazunari) is a substitute teacher at his alma mater, a prestigious private high school which admits 200 students to Tokyo University every year. He becomes the coach of the weak baseball club which has only five members and has never won a game since it was established. The highest number of times they have thrown the ball back and forth without dropping it is nine. They prefer the outfield because the infield is scary. Furthermore, they practice on the grounds only three hours a week. At other times, they study, study and study. But they love baseball. Finding them interesting and strange creatures, Aoshi decides that he will give his charges victory, guided by his offbeat theory “triumph is possible even if weak”. And then they seriously set their sights on the annual nationwide high school baseball championship with their brand of preposterous baseball.

Ninomiya Kazunari as Tamo Aoshi
Fukushi Sota
Arimura Kasumi
Nakajima Yuto
Yamazaki Kento
Hongo Kanata
Mamiya Shotaro
Sakurada Dori
Suzuki Katsuhiro
Yanagi Shuntaro
Hiraoka Takuma
Yakushimaru Hiroko

Info @ drama wiki + photo cred @ owner

Don't hold back on love

This was on tv yesterday morning.
It's also only 30 days left until I'm heading to Greece!! ^^
Helena is Greek so what more is fitting!? Although this song is in English.


Sunday, 30 March 2014

New breakfast cheese

My new trend is to have my breakfast at work, where it's peaceful and quiet ^^
Or maybe not quiet but I have the time to eat it.
Yesterday I went to the supermarket to buy myself a cheese and I came across this one - Wästgöta kloster Munkens Blå, I think the commercial got to me.
I'm not sure why I chose this one but by reading on the package it sounded good ^^
It's very smooth and creamy with a rich flavour.

I'm happy with my choice, now I will enjoy my breakfast even more ^^

One life

Helena's English album is finally here, or well it was released a few days but I haven't been able to listen until now.
And well, it's not bad, but in the end, I prefer her Greek album. ALTHOUGH I only speak a few words of Greek I still like it better. Weird right!? (^^;;)
"Set Your Heart On Me", "One Life", "Crazy For Love", and "Chainsaw" were my fave songs on her Greek album, and for some reason I think both sounds much better in Greek. The Greek versions I can listen to over and over, while the English one is like "once-twice was far enough".
But well, what was nice with this album is that I didn't have to look up the lyrics and find a English translation ^^
I really like the song featuring Jill Johnson, it was a great surprise! I hope they'll work again in the future.


1. Save Me (This Is An SOS)
2. Survivor
3. As Long You Are Mine
4. Set Your Heart On Me
5. One Life
6. 4 Another
7. Hold Back On Love
8. Enough (feat. Jill Johnson)
9. The Groove Is The Solution
10. Crazy For Love
11. Chainsaw
12. One More Night

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Diana (2013)

I finally saw this movie, it's about Princess Diana. I never really knew alot about her since she passed away when I was quite young. I think it was a good movie, at least I got to know some things I didn't know before ^^


The biopic focuses on the last two years of her life after she divorced from Prince Charles. Her relationships with heart surgeon Hasnat Khan and Dodi Fayed are also narrated.
It also provides the details about how the Princess and Khan met.

Naomi Watts as Diana, Princess of Wales
Naveen Andrews as Dr. Hasnat Khan
Cas Anvar as Dodi Fayed
Laurence Belcher as Prince William of Wales
Harry Holland as Prince Harry of Wales
Douglas Hodge as Paul Burrell
Geraldine James as Oonagh Toffolo
Charles Edwards as Patrick Jephson
Mary Stockley as Assistant

Verrückt Schlitterbahn

Take a ride of your life!?
Would you dare to sit in this slide? It's said 4 people can fit in it and you also wear a seat belt (I do wonder if that's enough...?!)

This can be found in Kansas City's Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts, It's called Verrückt,
And is set to be the World's tallest waterslide ride.

So... would you dare to try it!? (^^;;)


It was my mum who wanted to go shopping, but in the end I shopped too..
I bought two pieces at RUT & CIRCLE.
I really like their designs, however we only have one store in Stockholm and it's not close by so we don't go there too often, however we did yesterday!

I really like this two tops that I bought. I like the zippers on the back of the first one.
And I also like the white colour on the other one. I'm usually not a fan of white but this one is really fits upcoming spring!! ^^

Friday, 28 March 2014

Stand up comedy and dinner

Last night we went out with work, we went to a stand-up comedy restaurant.
I have heard about it a lot as it's famous here in Stockholm, but I had never been there before.
Before the show we had dinner.
I wouldn't say WOW, but it was good enough ^^

Skagen mix "Toast"

Mixed game meat meatball with mash, peas and lingonberries

Cola baked chicken

Here's a very weird dish I remember from Season 4 of MasterChef Australia.
I found it as I looked up the other recipe that I posted yesterday.
Sometimes I actually think Matt Preston's food is more amazing than George and Gary's just because it's simple and easy!
I'd never create something like this, I mean.. Coca-cola as main ingredient!?
But since it made the show, I should try it out ^^
I guess the sweetness of the coke will make a nice taste!!
I'll try to make this in the near future!!

750ml cola
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3 cloves garlic, grated
1 large brown onion, grated
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1kg chicken wings, cut at the joints
Juice of one lemon

How to cook
1. Preheat oven to 140°C fan forced.

2. Combine cola, sugar, garlic, onion and soy in a bowl.

3. Arrange chicken wings in a single layer in a deep oven tray and pour over cola mixture.

4. Bake for 3-3.5 hours or until sauce is thick and very sticky.

Recepie and photo @ Masterchef Australia

As Swedish you can be..?

An acquaintance posted this on FB a few days ago and it made me laugh.
I wonder if this is for real.
It said it's Gevalia's commercial for their coffee in the US.
Can I ask... Can it be any more Swedish?
To me, in one commercial, this is as Swedish you can be ^^

Thursday, 27 March 2014


I came across this song because of the movie 抱きしめたい (Dakeshimitai) starring Kitagawa Keiko and Nishikido Ryo.
But I also have to blame Midori-chan and Yuuka-chan, both are Amuro Namie fans so they have influenced me ^^
My fave song on this single is of course TSUKI, and I really want to see the movie.
It looks like a really beautiful movie, although it kinda has a sad ending. But what's amazing is that's it's based on a true story.
Neonlight lipstick, to me sounds like a more typical Namie song!? Can I even say that being a new follower!? ^^ Anyway to me, I'd recognize it's Namie and no other Jpop singer..haha


01. TSUKI / 映画「抱きしめたい-真実の物語-」主題歌
02. Neonlight Lipstick / コーセー ESPRIQUE TVCM ソング
03. Ballerina / レコチョク TV-CM ソング
04. TSUKI(Instrumental)
05. Neonlight Lipstick(Instrumental)
06. Ballerina(Instrumental)

One more Samsonite bag!!

I bought one myself a few weeks ago, and by doing so my mum wanted one too. However in a smaller size.
She wanted a "long weekend bag", as we are soon heading south to Greece and Athens.
So guess what happened, my parents decided to buy one together! I asked why not two since they are at it.
But my dad said if he's travelling he wants to travel far.. hahaha
Also, they got it in the Marine blue colour. Reason!? this other store in downtown Stockholm they had it at 20% off ^^

Colour Blue
Material 400d Nylon*450d Polyester Twisted/Polyester
Dimension 45.5 x 29.0 x 70.0 cm
Expanded dimension 45.5 x 32.0 x 70.0 cm
Volume 81.50/88.00 L
Weight 3.00 kg | 6.61 lbs

ccarollinee's samsonites spinner expandable 77cm
More info...

Pics and info @ Samsonite

Beef pot roast

I'm a huge MasterChef Australia fan, and while watching the show last week I found this dish that I'm curious to try out.
It's made by Chef and MCA Judge Gary Mehigan.
Just when I heard what he was gonna cook I took out a pen and paper..haha
Although it looks simple when he does it, I do wonder ^^
Anyway this dish I'll try to cook next weekend.
I'll skip the carrots but try to get the rest! ^^

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

1 onion, roughly chopped
3 garlic cloves, bruised
2 bay leaves
750ml (3 cups) red wine
300ml port
1kg piece beef brisket
70ml olive oil
1kg beef neck bones, chopped into small pieces
500ml (2 cups) good quality veal stock
Salt and pepper, to taste

50ml olive oil
2 large carrots, peeled, cut into large pieces
200g smoked kaiserfleisch or belly bacon, cut into thick lardons
1 large celeriac, peeled, cut into wedges
3 thyme sprigs, leaves picked
2 bay leaves
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
50g butter
Parsley leaves, to garnish
Salt and pepper, to taste

How to cook
1 Place onion, garlic, bay leaves, red wine, and port in a large saucepan, bring to the boil over high heat, then remove from heat and set aside to cool completely. Once cool, place beef into a large bowl, the pour in marinade to cover. Refrigerate overnight or up to 24 hours to marinate.

2 Preheat oven to 250C.

3 Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook bones for about 10 minutes until caramelised, turning occasionally. Season with salt.

4 Meanwhile, drain beef brisket from marinade and pat dry well with paper towel, reserving vegetables and liquor.

5 Heat remaining 50ml oil in a large, heavy-based saucepan set over high heat. Sear brisket on all sides until caramelised. Add reserved vegetables from the marinade, and remove brisket. Set aside. Add bones to dish, followed by the marinade. Bring to the boil and reduce by half. Return brisket to pan with stock, and bring to the boil. Cover with a lid, then place in oven. Immediately reduce temperature to 160C. Cook for 1.5-2 hours, depending on thickness of beef, until tender. Season carefully as flavour will develop throughout the cooking process.

6 Meanwhile, for the vegetables, heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add carrots, kaiserfleisch and celeriac and lightly season with salt and pepper. Reduce heat to medium, and cook for about 6-8 minutes until golden and caramelised, stirring often. Add thyme and bay leaves and cook for a further 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low, then add garlic and butter. Continue cook for a further 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender, basting occasionally.

7 Remove pan from oven. Carefully remove brisket and bones from pan. Strain sauce through a fine sieve lined with a muslin or chux cloth into a clean pan, and gently warm through.

8 To serve, carve beef lengthwise, across the grain into thick slices and arrange in a serving platter with vegetables.
Garnish with parsley leaves and serve with jus.

Photo and info @ MasterChef Australia

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Be a winner

Last week's Friday family sushi

We had a Friday cozy dinner with delicious sushi!
This is from our local place, and I have to give them cred for the deliciouness.
If you'd pass this place you'd never think something good would come from it.
The reasons is because it's located in the middle of nowhere, the staff speak 5% Swedish and 7% English so there are times I'm afraid they do not understand my order (I have had to show them on the menu they have on the wall a few times), and inside it's looks kinda well.. like nothing. So it's not really inviting.. But it sure tastes good! And after my trips to Japan I have become being picky about my sushi.

Anyway we were happy with our meal ^^
I want to eat it again ^^

Made in Tohoku

This video made me think a little..
What do you think?

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Yes we are / ココカラ

SMAP is back with one single but two tracks, so you could say "two singles". "Yes We Are" is a mid-tempo pop song that is a theme song of a daily news program, and Kokokara is more up-tempo and is the theme song for the special renewal project in Tokyo's Nihonbashi district.
The single will be released on April 4, but I already got previews ^^
Both songs to me is very "SMAPish", I'm not thrilled but well.. I guess they are okay :P


Regular version
01 Yes we are 
02 ココカラ 
03 タイトル未定 
04 Yes we are(back track) 
05 ココカラ(back track)

LE A Version
01 Yes we are 
02 ココカラ 
03 Yes we are(back track) 
04 ココカラ(back track)

Yes we are (Music Video)

LE B version

01 ココカラ 
02 Yes we are 
03 ココカラ(back track) 
04 Yes we are(back track)

ココカラ (Music Video)

Hungry Eyes

Who has missed out on this tune?
This is No No No and Hungry Eyes.
In Sweden it's played wherever and whenever ^^
Of course that's not so weird..!?

Before this song I don't think I had noticed this band at all, but it's ALWAYS nice to learn something new.
And yes, Swedish music is awesome!!


Amuro Namie's TSUKI

I have been listening to this clip non-stop since it came ^^
The single was released almost 2 months ago, but I'll take a full listen tonight.
However here's a preview for all of you who hasn't heard this song, or know anything about Jpop singer Amuro Namie!

Enjoy! ^^

Monday, 24 March 2014


This is another drama I'm keen to watch. Of course it's because of Oguri Shun.
But then again, since my schedule is kinda tight I'm not sure if I can follow it along "live" broadcast but I'll do my best ^^
Also the role seems to fit Gurin kinda well so I think it will be a very exciting drama!

Title: ボーダー /BORDER
Episodes: TBA
Broadcast network: TV Asahi
Broadcast period: 2014-Apr-10 Start
Air time: Thursday 21:00
Theme song: evils fall by MAN WITH A MISSION

Ishikawa Ango (Oguri Shun) is a detective with smarts and a keen sense of observation. He's in a great physical shape and also highly ambitious. Ango also only focuses on his work and his personal life is pretty much non-existent.
One day, a former police officer is killed by a gun shot. Ango goes to the scene of the crime, but is shot in the head by the killer who is lurking at the crime scene. Ango hovers between life and death. At that time, he thinks to himself "where do people go after they die?" and then "I don't want to die." A miracle then happens. Ango survives with the bullet still lodged in his head. He goes back to work.
A new murder case takes place. When Ango goes to the crime scene he notices a boy who looks like he is about to cry, but only Ango is able to see the boy. The boy is the one who was killed. Since Ango was shot, he can now see and talk with the dead.

Oguri Shun as Ishikawa Ango
Aoki Munetaka as Tachibana Yuma
Haru as Higa Mika
Endo Kenichi as Ichikura Takuji
Furuta Arata as Akai
Takito Kenichi as Suzuki
Nomaguchi Toru as Hacker Garfunkel

info @ dramawiki

Drinking game

Although it's Monday and back to business I want to share this.
After all, it's only 5 days left until next weekend right!? ^^
I'm not sure if it can only be on first dates.. Be playful and use some of it at other occasions ^^

Original can be found here --> Imgfave

Ζησε Τη Ζωη

I'm back with some more Greek tunes! Here's another one by Sakis.
This one is called Ζησε Τη Ζωη (Zi̱se Ti̱ Zo̱i / Live the life).


Sunday, 23 March 2014


There's something about Riida and his non-human roles ^^
He acts so well and for some reason these kinds of roles suits him very well.
Although all roles he has had, human or non-human, so far has been great!
I look forward to see this drama. It's still a few weeks left but the hype has already begun! Also this should mean that Arashi will release a new single!! *woop woop*
Countdown April 18!!

Title: 死神くん*
Title (romaji): Shinigami-kun
Episodes: -
Broadcast network: TV Asahi
Broadcast period: 2014-Apr-18
Air time: Friday 23:15
Theme song: -

*死神 means Death

Shinigami-kun (Ohno Satoshi), alias grim reaper #413, is a rookie who pronounces the death of those scheduled to die and brings souls to the nether world. He would appear with the signature phrase “Congratulations! I’m here to call on you” although it is hard to say how this can be a happy occasion, and watch over the dying. To a grim reaper, persuading people attempting to commit suicide and preventing unforeseen deaths is also an important task. But because #413 is new to this grim reaper work, he has a tendency to lean towards humans in his judgments, break the rules of the nether world and get reprimanded by his superior.

Ohno Satoshi as Shinigami-kun/Shinigami No. 413
Suda Masaki as Akuma
Kiritani Mirei as Shinigami-kun's supervisor
Matsushige Yutaka as Chief

Info @ dramawiki


I discovered this guy in Melodifestivalen, and then my co-worker told me about this song.
So of course I had to check it out.
I think this is a really beautiful song! It's called "Pappa" which means "Dad" in Swedish.

It's a song to his dad who has passed away.

Swedish Lyrics
Du lovade mig, vi skulle resa jorden runt
Men allt du lovade visades sig hålla tunt
Men ditt minne värmer ändå i min själ och jag ville alltid va som du
Är du en ängel nu som vill mig väl
Då kan du höra mig sjunga

Jag skulle göra dig stolt pappa
Om du kunde se och höra mig nu
Jag skulle göra dig stolt pappa
Jag saknar dig mer en vad jag kan fatta

När du försvann fick jag bryta upp dig från din mark
Jag blev en man och jag lärde mig att vara stark
Men ditt minne värmer ändå i min själ och jag ville alltid va som du
Är du en ängel nu som vill mig väl
Då kan du höra mig sjunga

Jag skulle göra dig stolt pappa
Om du kunde se och höra mig nu
Jag skulle göra dig stolt pappa
Jag saknar dig mer en vad jag kan fatta
Du kan fatta, ni kan fatta

Jag vet att där du bor är du frisk och du lever sunt pappa
Behöver inga pengar för att färdas jorden runt pappa
Jag reser i drömmen med dig Du lever i drömmen med mig
Och livet som jag har idag det har jag byggt upp själv

Jag skulle göra dig stolt pappa
Om du kunde se och höra mig nu
Jag skulle göra dig stolt pappa
Jag saknar dig mer en vad jag kan fatta

Jag skulle göra dig stolt pappa
Om du kunde se och höra mig nu
Göra dig stolt pappa
Jag saknar dig mer en vad jag kan fatta
Du kan fatta, ni kan fatta

Saturday, 22 March 2014


When Elisabeth was here last weekend we went out shopping and i got this dress.
I didn't even know we had Saint Tropez in Sweden!
I have seen it in London etc but never bought anything. However I found this cute and simple dress.
Although it was kinda pricy it looked very good on me so I decided to buy it ^^
The dress has small drawstring at the waist which makes it nice ^^

It can be found HERE


There's a new drama in town. It actually began in end of January so I'm kinda far behind, but lately I'm watching more Japanese and American/British shows so I don't have time. However I have been looking to a few of these and it's kinda fun.
Anyway it will take me quite some time to finish, but it's good for my Korean langauage knowledge ^^

Title: 응급남녀 (Eunggeubnamnyeo) - Emergency Couple
Also known as: Emergency Man and Woman / 119 Couple
Episodes: 20
Broadcast network: tvN
Broadcast period: 2014-Jan-24 to 2014-???-??
Air time: Friday & Saturday 20:40

While in their early twenties, a medical school student, Oh Chang-min, and a dietitian, Oh Jin-hee, fall in love and marry despite his family's strong opposition. Chang-min comes from a family of wealthy, successful doctors; they think Jin-hee isn't good enough for him, and after he marries her, they cut him off without a cent. In order to earn money right away, Chang-min gives up his dream of becoming a doctor, and instead becomes a pharmaceutical salesman. He is miserable at his job, while Jin-hee's inferiority complex deepens as her husband's family continues to look down on her. They begin to fight constantly and eventually get a divorce. Six years later, Chang-min has gone back to med-school to pursue his dream, while Jin-hee has also put herself through med-school. They end up as interns at the same hospital, where they'll have to work in the emergency room together for three months.

Song Ji-hyo as Oh Jin-hee, intern
Choi Jin-hyuk as Oh Chang-min, intern
Lee Pil-mo as Gook Cheon-soo, attending physician of Emergency Medicine
Choi Yeo-jin as Shim Ji-hye, assistant professor of surgery
Clara - Han Ah-reum, intern

Info @ dramawiki + wiki

Dream away

I heard this on TV a few weeks ago and it got stuck.
This song is made to spread hope to people in need, and all revenue from this release goes to SOS Children's Villages.
I grew up with Eagle Eye Cherry so it's nice to hear new music from him.
This song also features Darin.


Friday, 21 March 2014

Samsonite's Spinner Expandable

I bought this suitcase the day before yesterday.
To be honest I didn't plan it, but the store had double points and membership day so it was a good trick to get me to purchase it!!
I bought a black one, kinda boring, also since I had seen a Marine/Dark Blue one at another store.
However this store only had it in Black or Red.
Red sounds nice, but it was an ugly red colour!!

I do own one, but this weight almost 2 kgs less, which is what I want!
It can also fit a lot so I'm very pleased, although I haven't scheduled a trip where I will need it in the very near future.
Then again I love to travel so it's not a waste!! It's more a reminder of what I should do in the near future..hahaha

Spinner Expandable 77cm/28inch 
Dimension 48.0 x 31.0 x 77.0 cm
Expanded dimension 48.0 x 35.0 x 77.0 cm
Volume 107.50/117.50 L
Weight 3.40 kg | 7.50 lbs

It can be purchased HERE
Pics cred @ Samsonite

Efter solsken

This song is in Swedish and it'd made by Panetoz. The title is After sunshine.
The music makes me happy! And today is Friday so what else fits the mood!? ^^

Do you have any weekend plans!? :)

Today's quote

"Always wear a smile ... Not just because life is full of reasons to smile, but because your smile itself is a reason for many others to smile."

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Colorful Pop

E-girls are back with a new album, this one has 14 tracks and features singles Gomennasai no Kissing You, Kurukuru and Diamond Only.
It was released yesterday in Japan, and I cannot wait to get it. Lately they have caught my attention. I think it's because their style is cheery. ^^

01. RYDEEN ~Dance All Night~
02. ごめんなさいのKissing You ※映画「謝罪の王様」主題歌
03. Diamond Only ※"Samantha Vega Honey Bunch -Disney New Collection-" TV CMタイアップソング ※E-girls初主演 日本テレビドラマ 恋文日和 主題歌
04. A S A P
05. Fancy Baby
06. サヨナラ
07. 未来へ
09. クルクル ※UHA 味覚糖「e-ma×e-girls」キャンペーンCM ソング
10. I Heard A Rumour ~ウワサWassap!~
11. 恋のブギ・ウギ・トレイン
12. Winter Love ~愛の贈り物~
13. 約束の場所
14. Follow Me -COLORFUL ROCK-

오늘 뭐해 (Whatcha Doin' Today)

Okay, So I usually share music I like.
But today I will share a song which is fairly okay, but the video is horrible.
To show young women like this is awful!
I have no idea who came up with this concept but he/she should take a walk of shame!

I think 4Minute deserves more than be shown like this!!!
I mean the outfits, their faces, all... I just want to throw up! It looks cheap, tacky and so unappealing.
NO, this is not cute or sexy, it's just sad.. VERY VERY sad!! Pathetic even.
I do hope Korean netizens will complain about this or that it will become 19 rated!

What's your reaction?!

Today's quote

"Everyone needs positivity in their lives. The more positive people you put there the better your life will become."

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Periodic table of Korean food

Koreans love their food and I found this table, which contains foods and drinks of Korea.
I have now translated it all!! It took serious time!! The first pic I had was blurry so...
Anyway here it is, reserve for small mistakes.

*If anyone wants to use this, ask for my permission, it took some SERIOUS time to translate it!!

육회Yukhoe (Korean-style raw beef)
갈비 Kalbi (Pork or beef rib)
순대 Sundae (Pork blood sausage)
닭갈비 Dalkgalbi (Chunks of marinated chicken are stir-fried with vegetables and ddeok)
불고기 Bulgogi (Thinly sliced/shredded beef marinated in soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, sugar, green onions and black pepper)
삼겹살 Samgyeopsal (Pork belly)
막창 MakChang (Grilled pork or cow's 4th stomach)
보쌈 Bossam (Steamed pork)
뽈살 Bbolsal (Pork cheeks)
족발 Jokbal (Pork feet)
닭발 Dalkbal (Chicken feet)
불닭 Buldalk (Spicy chicken)
찜닭 Jjimdalk (Steamed chicken)
갈비찜 Galbijjim (Steamed rib)
똥집 Ddongjip (Large intestine)
제육 Jeyook (Stir-fried pork)
탕수육 Tangsooyuk (Sweet sour pork)

쌈장 Ssamjang (made of doenjang, gochujang, sesame oil, onion, garlic, green onions, brown sugar)
고추장 Gochujang (Red pepper paste)
된장 Dwenjang (Soybean paste)
양념간장 Yangneyom Gangjang (Seasoning soy sauce)
간장 Ganjang (Soy sauce)

떡국 Ddeokguk (Rice cake soup)
해장국 Haejangguk (Hangover soup - meaty pork spine, dried ugeoji coagulated ox blood, vegetables in a hearty beef broth)
미역국 Miyeokguk (Seaweed soup)
만두국 Manduguk (Dumpling soup)
선지 해장국Seongji haejangguk (Ox blood soup)
오리탕 Oritang (Duck and veggie soup)
삼계탕 Samgyetang (Chicken, ginsaeng soup)
설렁탕 Seollontang (Ox leg bone soup)
매운탕 Maeuntang (Hot and spicy fish soup)
감자 Gamjatang (lit. potato stew - pork spine, vegetables (especially potatoes), and hot peppers)
닭도리탕 Dalkdoritang (Spicy chicken and potato stew)
추어탕 Chueotang (Loach soup)
열구자탕 Yeolgujatang (Royal Hot pot - meatballs, small and round jeonyueo (전유어), mushrooms, veggies cooked in a rich broth in Korean royal court cuisine)
계란탕 Gyerantang (Egg soup)
갈비탕 Galbitang (Short rib soup)
꼬리곰탕 Ggorigomtang (Ox tail soup)
해물탕 Haemultang (Seafood soup)

장어 Jangeo (Eel)
아구찜 Agujjim (Steamed monkfish)
전복찜 Jeonbokjjim (Steamed abalone)
명란젓 Myeongranjeot (Pollack roe)
산낙지 Sannakji (Live octopus)
낙지볶음 Nakjibokkum (Stir-fried octopus)
해파리 Haepari (Jellyfish)
새우젓 Saeujeot (Salted/pickled shrimp)
회 Hoe (Raw seafood)
물회 Mulhoe (Raw fish soup)
멸치볶음 Myeolchibokkum (Stir-fried anchovies)
게장 Gejang (Seasoned raw crab)
꽃게탕 Gottgetang (Blue crab soup)
홍어회 Hongeohoe (Sliced raw skate)
고등어 구이 Godeungo gui (Roasted mackerel)
마른오징어 Mareunojingeo (Dried squid)
골뱅이무침 Golbaengimuchim (Seasoned whelk)
복어 Bokeo (Blowfish)

Side dishes
나물 Namul (Seasoned vegetables)
생채 Ssaengchae (Shredded fresh vegetables and seasonings)
오이선 Oiseon (Steamed cucumber)
호박선 Hobakseon (Steamed zucchini)
두부선 Dubuseon (Steamed tofu)

비빔밥 Bibimbap
누룽지Nurungji (Parched rice)
오곡밥Ogokbap (Five grain rice)
팥밥 Patbap (Rice with red-beans)
보리밥 Boribap (Boiled barley)
콩나물밥 Keongnamulbap (Rice with bean sprouts)
김치볶음밥 Kimchi Bokkumbap (Stir-fry Kimchi)

냉면 Naengmyeon (Ice cold noodles)
잡채 Japjae (Vermicelli noodles with stir-fried vegetables and beef)
자짱면 Jajjangmyeon (Black bean noodles)
칼국수 Kalguksu (Flat noodles)
수제비 Sujebi (Korean Pasta styled soup with dumplings)
막국수 Makuksu (Buckwheat noodles)
라면 Ramyeon ("Instant noodles")
비빔국수 Bibimguksu (Stirred noodles in a hot and spicy sauce)
쟁반국수 Jaengbanguksu (Korean Cold Noodles and Vegetables)
건진국수 Geonjinguksu (Drained noodles)

Side dishes
김치 Kimchi
깍두기 Kkakdugi (Radish)
물김치 Mul kimchi (Watery* kimchi *less spicy)
파김치 Pa kimchi (Green onion)
부추김치 Buchu kimchi (Chives)
오이소바기 Oisobagi (Stuffed cucumber)
깻잎김치 Ggaenip kimchi (Perilla leaf)
낸기 Naengi (Shepherd's-purse roots)
총각김치 Cheonggak kimchi (Small radish kimchi)
콩나물 Kongnamul (Bean sprouts)
취나물 Chunamul (Stir-fried and seasoned Aster Scaber) *it says 추나물 in the table.. but donno what that is.
계란찜 Gyeranjjim (Steamed egg)
도토리묵 Dotorimuk (Acorn jelly)

호두과자 Hodugwaja (Walnut cake)
김밥 Kimbap (Seaweed roll)
전 Jeon (Pancake)
떡볶이 Ddeokbokki (Spicy Rice cakes)
호빵 Hobbang (Steamed buns)
번데기 Bondegi (Steamed/Boild silkworm)
붕어빵 Bungeobbang (Taiyaki - red bean paste bread)
떡 Ddeok (Rice cake)
만두 Mandu (Dumpling)
팥빙수 Patbingsu (Red bean with fruits and ice)
엿 Yeot (Korean taffy)
오뎅 Odeng (Fish cake)
빈대떡 Bindaeddok (Mung bean pancake)
송편 Songpyeon (Half-moon-shaped rice cake)
호떡 Hoddeok (Brown sugar pancake)

된장찌개 Doenjang jjigae (Soybean paste)
청국장찌개Chongguk jjigae (Fast-fermented bean paste)
김치찌개 Kimchi Jjiage (Kimchi)
공비지찌개 Kongbiji jjigae (Ground-soybean)
순두부찌개 Sundubu jjigae (Tofu)
새우젓찌개Saeujoet jjigae (jeot* made with small shrimp. *a salted fermented food)
부대찌개 Budae jjigae (Spicy Sausage)
생선찌개 Saengson jjigae (fish)

소주 Soju (Korean distilled spirits)
막걸리 Makkoli (Raw Rice wine)
복분자주 Bokbunjaju (Fruit wine)
오미자차 Omijacha (Camellia Sinensis plant tea)
백세주 Baekseju (Glutinous rice-based alcohol, flavored with a variety of herbs)
유자차 Yujacha (Lemon tea)
매실차 Maesilcha (Asian Apricot Tea)
박카스 Bacchus (Energy drink)
식혜 Sikhye (Sweet rice drink)
대추차 Daechucha (Jujube tea)
미숫가루 Misot garu (Mixed grains, roasted, ground grains)

Korean Pancakes
육전 Yuk jeon (Shredded beef)
파전 Pa jeon (Green onion)
육전 Wan jeon (Minced beef, tofu, veggies)
감자전 Kamja jeon (Grated Potato)
간전 Gan jeon (Beef liver)
호박전 Hobak jeon (Pumpkin)
처녑전 Cheonyeop jeon (Omasum)
연근전 Yeongeun jeon (Lotus root)
민어전 Mineo jeon (Croaker)
고추전 Gochu jeon (Chili peppers)
대구전 Daegu jeon (Pacfic cod)
가지전 Gaji jeon (Eggplant)
굴전 Gul jeon (Oyster)
더덕전 Deodeokjeon (Codonopsis lanceolata - type of bonnet bellflower)
대하전 Daeha jeon (Fleshy prawn)
고사리전 Gosari jeon (Bracken)
새우전 Saewoo jeon (Shrimp)
깻잎전 Ggaenip jeon (Parilla leaf)
김치전 Kimchi jeon
화전 Hwa jeon (Edible flowers, such as azalea or rose)

Baked potato

I love baked potato, or potatoes in general for that matter.
But I rarely eat baked ones these days. it's basically something I eat outside.
Last Sunday I had this for late lunch. By looking at the size, of course impossible to finish but delicious! ^^

This is such a simple dish if you think about it.
And underrated!!

Baked potato with Skagen mixture and salad

Rather be

Who has missed this song?
Clean Bandit's Rather Be
They are playing it a lot on the radio in Sweden, and probably in other parts of the world.
By watching the music video makes me longing for Japan.


Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Bubble tea - think again

I found this...made me laugh!
Funny marketing for Bubble tea, wonder if I will be able to enjoy it like before?!

Θέλω τόσο να σε δω

More of Greece (Cyprus to be correct but well..) and this time music by Evridiki and Dimitris Korgialas.
For you who do not know them... they are actually married ^^
Also some of you may recognize Evridiki from Eurovision Song Contest, she has represented Cyprus 3 times.
This song is called Θέλω τόσο να σε δω (Thelw toso na se dw)


There's a brand new Kit Kat taste sensation? Exclusive in Japan.
What's special? Well... have you every tried to toast a Kit Kat?!
Now the Japanese people can!!

Chef Takagi has come up with caramel custard-taste Kit Kat that is toastable!!!


How to Cook/Bake them

Put the Kit Kat in the fridge (they taste pretty good when cold and solid too)
Put them in the oven (or toaster) and set the thermostat to "toastable" level.
Be sure not taking your eyes off during the whole cooking.
Let them toast for 2 min.
Take the Kit kat's out once they start to glaze.
Let them chill then enjoy ^^

Monday, 17 March 2014

Vietnamese food

More food ^^ 
As Elisabeth came to visit we went out for dinner. On Saturday night we had Vietnamese food.
The restaurant is not that famous but a co-worker said it was good so I thought..hmm...let's try it.

We shared two starters and a main. We also had dessert.
I'm happy with the food. I did not get a wow factor like I thought I would but it was nice ^^

I shall visit again! ^^

Vietnamese spring rolls + fried pasta filled dumplings with shrimp

Tofu and veggie curry and coconut milk

Coconut icecream with chocolate sauce


As I browsed around Youtube the other day, I came across this song with Younha feat Eluphant called "Nothing" in English.
Although I have heard it before, it has been a forgotten tune.

I actually prefer the solo version...

Which version do you prefer?
With or without Eluphant?


if only...

I wish Mondays would be like this ^^

pic cred @ Sanrio

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Things said to or about my adopted daughters

I was kinda surprised and yet not.
Sounds weird right!? But it seems no matter where you go people have the same prejudice now as way back when I was younger.
I grew up in Sweden and I have heard these words too.
Today, I just want to laugh at it because of peoples' ignorance. But back then when I was a child it wasn't always easy.
I also think it's not only me, I think parents too, although mine have never said anything, but probably heard something similar too.

Kim Kelley Wagner uploaded a bunch of photos in an album called "Things said to or about my adopted daughters" onto Facebook and since then the word of mouth has spread.
Although I'm not sure if it will have any effect, I still want to share this to show what both GROWN-ups and Children says out loud without thinking.

It's 2014 now, maybe it's time to move forward!?

You can read more on....
Upworthy article