Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Today when i woke up the buzz feed wouldn't stop.
I was like, what's going on?! Then I saw it, 9 will turn to 8. It's happening again.. Surprise!?
I have never really liked Jessica, she can sing, but I don't like her voice. It reminds me of Fran Drescher, too nasal!
SM Entertainment sent out their official statement regarding the whole situation with Jessica, revealing that SNSD will be active as 8 members as Jessica has chosen to halt her group activities.
Still it seems Jessica will be a SM, I'm not sure what her contract says and that might be it.
But why not say that she'll redraw from SNSD and be "solo" instead of saying she'll halt her group activites?
But I believe it also has something to do with her sister and f(X) member Krystal. I mean, we all know is that she's the one SM wanted first!! XD
As for Jessica, I'm not surprised, she's been with SM for 14 years now, and SNSD member since 2007. So, it shouldn't come as a surprise that she wants to do something else. I mean, "non-celebrities" also change their careers!! So why be upset? Let the woman do what she wants, she has been an idol for
Look at other K-Pop groups, like KARA.
But why should her other activities stop her? Just like JYJ it's happening again, kinda sad. Why can't they come up with a better solution?!
Without Jessica I'd say SNSD and SM is at loss, because we all know that she is one of the main vocals...!!!
Oh well...soon another news will pop up!!
Monday, 29 September 2014
3 large green onions (or you can use 1 leek)
1 tbs butter
2 large garlic cloves
1 radish (medium size)
1 package of saffron
1/2 tsp fennel seeds
4 tbsp flour
350 ml white wine
1 l water
3 stock cubes fish or veggie stock
20 romantica tomatoes or 5 normal sized tomatoes
200 ml fresh cream
600 g salmon cut in chunks
400 g cod or other kind of coley, cut in chunks
300 g crayfish tail or shrimps
How to make it:
Cook and blanch the tomatoes, pour them over cold water, remove the skin and cut into chunks. Remove the head of the tomato as it might be hard to eat.
Dice the leek/green onions and garlic into pieces. Dice the radish into small julienne pieces. heat a big saucepan and add the oil and stir the leek/green onion, radish and garlic.
Turn the heat down a bit and add saffron, fennel seeds and flour. Then add wine, let it simmer.
Add the water and stock and turn up the heat again. Let it all cook for a few minutes, then add the tomatoes and cream. Let it cook together for a few min.
Add the fish and let it cook.
Before serving add the crayfish/shrimp and a bit of lemon juice.
* Don't forget to taste, you can always add more stock or wine... ^^
Also, If you want the soup to be thicker, add some more flour.
Sunday, 28 September 2014
Yesterday I spent the day at Gröna Lund with friends.
All thanks to Ericsson ^^ they had rented the whole place...yet so crowded!But we had fun.
It was a great day with friends..windy but sunny!
A fun Saturday ^^
Saturday, 27 September 2014
My fave songs on this album are 이제는 안녕 and 문득병! Totally different yet so awesome in their own ways ^^
Well done Ailee!! Can't wait to see even more from you!!
02. 미치지 않고서야 (feat. 다이나믹듀오)
03. 이제는 안녕
Friday, 26 September 2014
I think the reason why I like it is because it's different from being Korea, the lyrics is contraversial!
The song is called 쳐다보지마 (Don't look at me like that) and there's an Eng translation of the lyrics in the video.
So I guess, you can figure out what they want to say with this song!
Thursday, 25 September 2014
Wednesday, 24 September 2014
I think it was great that she started of by saying Feminism by definition is: “The belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes”.
Also the finish was very good, it gave a strong impact and really got the main message through.
"If you believe in equality, you might be one of those inadvertent feminists I spoke of earlier. And for this I applaud you. We are struggling for a uniting word but the good news is we have a uniting movement. It is called HeForShe. I am inviting you to step forward, to be seen to speak up; to be the ‘he for she’ - and to ask yourself if not me, who, if not, now when."
It has been widely talked about since she held her speech, and it's definitely worth watching.
If you haven't watched it, please do.
Click on the PLAY button on the video below!
You can read the full script of the speech here
I mean, Tamaki Hiroshi and Ueno Juri were made for the parts as Chiaki-sempai and Nodame.
Oh well, it will be interesting to see how this story will develop! It's a few weeks left but I'm excited already ^^
Title: Cantabile Tomorrow
Hangul: 내일도 칸타빌레(Naeildo Kantabilre)
Broadcast: October 13, 2014 --
Runtime: Mon & Tue 21:55
Shinichi Chiaki, an arrogant, multilingual perfectionist, is the top student at Momogaoka College of Music and has secret ambitions to become a conductor. Born into a musical family, he is talented in piano and violin and once lived abroad in the music capitals of the world as a young boy (namely Prague), but is trapped in Japan because of his childhood phobia of airplanes and the ocean. In contrast, Megumi Noda, or "Nodame", is a piano student at Momogaoka, notorious for messiness and eccentric behavior. Despite being very talented, Nodame prefers to play by ear rather than according to the musical score; thus, she is regarded as sloppy and playful.
When they meet by accident, Nodame quickly falls in love, but it takes much longer for Chiaki to even begin to appreciate Nodame's unusual qualities. Their relationship causes them both to develop and grow. Along the way, they meet some crazy people (like Masumi, Mine, and Stresemann) and make lasting friendships. Because of Nodame, Chiaki gets the opportunity to lead a student orchestra and begins to have a broader appreciation of people's musical abilities. Because of Chiaki, Nodame faces her fears and enters a piano competition. Opportunities open up as both begin taking risks, stretching themselves far more than they ever thought possible.
After graduation, Nodame succeeds in curing Chiaki from his phobias and they both move to Paris, where Nodame continues her piano studies at the Conservatoire de Paris while Chiaki starts a professional career as a conductor. In Europe, they encounter new friends and rivals, as well as keep in touch with their friends from Japan.
I have not been able to find out the plot for the Korean version...
Joo Won as Cha Yoo-jin
Shim Eun-kyung as Seol Nae-il
Baek Yoon-sik as Franz von Stresemann
Go Kyung-pyo as Yoo Il-rak
Jang Se-hyun as Ma Soo-min
Jung Sung-ah as Lee Dan-ya
Min Do-hee as Choi Min-hee
Kim Yu-mi as Chae Do-kyung
Park Bo-gum as Na Yoon-hoo
Jo Yoon-woo as Lee Jae-yong
Ye Ji-won as
Ahn Gil-kang as
Lee Byung-joon as Do Kang-jae
Namgung Yeon as
Lee Ah-hyun as Yang Sun-young, Yoo-jin's mother
Choi Kwon-soo as young Cha Yoo-jin
Tuesday, 23 September 2014
アイスクリームの天ぷら / Tempura Ice-Cream.
I really want to try to make this ^^
It was published a few weeks back... it's kinda fun how others can make with things you normally eat, just not mixed together ^^
Address: ACE 8F, Komagata 1-8-10, Taito-ku
Open : 10:00 - 16:30 / Closed : Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays
How to get there
Asakusa Line - Asakusa Station, Exit A1, aprox. 50 m
Oedo Line - Kuramae Station, Exit A5, aprox 360 m
Ginza Line - Asakusa Station, Exit 2, aprox 500m
Ginza Line - Tawaramachi Station, Exit 2 or 3, aprox 500m
info + pics @ official website + Google maps
Monday, 22 September 2014
Sunday, 21 September 2014
All songs are from her 2 previous Korean albums.
I'm happily surprised since I'm not a fan of the songs I have heard in another language first. But Younha has been able to produce good Japanese versions. My fave song is also on this album.. "Home".
The only thing I miss is a new song, I really hoped that at least one song would have had been new.
I guess I have to keepon waiting!?
04 Wait for me
07 星から来たなた (Japanese version)
Saturday, 20 September 2014
I didn't know that NIVEA was from Hamburg to be honest. But i was happily surprised when I stumbled upon the store.
I bought a few things ^^
And when walking out the side entrance i saw a Nivea vending machine ^^ Only in Germany I guess...
Some people should not be able to vote! Reason, they only look at small petty stuff!!!
All the things people are unsatisfied with, were better with our previous government. However the "new" one we just elected tried to blame them, they managed, but the numbers says it all!!!
All facts from Politikfakta
2005: The Social Democrats, in collaboration with the Green Party and the Left
2013: Alliance: Conservatives, the Liberals, the Centre Party and the Christian Democrats
2005: 7.8 percent
2013: 8.0 percent
* Such small number is can't be judged.
Number of persons employed
Employment rate (20-64 years)
Youth unemployment (NEET)
2006: 9.3 percent
2013: 7.5 percent
*NEET means "Not in employment, education or training", and describes the percentage of young people aged 15-24 who are not studying or apprentices.
2005: 47 per cent of GDP
2013: 36 per cent of GDP
2005: 3 152.7 billion
2013: 3 604.0 billion
Swedish state assets
2005: 2951 billion
2013: 3902 billion
Sweden's emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2)
2005: 53 100 kilotonnes
2012: 45 608 kilotonnes
Number of companies
2005: 1 358.8 billion
2013: 1 614.0 billion
Share in healthcare queue longer than 90 days
2006: 43 percent
2012: 10 percent
National use of renewable energy sources
2005: 41 percent
2012: 51 percent
2005: 161 800 SEK
2013: 195 800 SEK
All figures are adjusted for inflation.
Sources: Statistics Sweden, the Social Insurance Agency, Economy Facts, SKL, Eurostat, the Swedish Transport Administration, the National Agency and the National Debt Office
Friday, 19 September 2014
If you don't own a car, you can rent one of these cuties ^^
For more info.. all in KOREAN LINE x Green car
However I'm not too happy of joy. To me it was kinda plain album, and not as much mix as I thought it was going to be. I guess the description said more? I'm either not sure if this music really suits them. Or maybe I need to re-listen to this album to get it? The only song I like is the one SeoHyun co-wrote, Only U.
I think the music matches Fany's personality, but their voices are too weak for most of the songs, I wish for a more fierce TTS.
02. 아드레날린 (Adrenaline)
03. 내가 네게 (Whisper)
05. Only U
Thursday, 18 September 2014
The girls are back with a new album.
I'm getting it later today so I will make a review for tomorrow.
Anyway, I'm not too excited anymore. This title track and music video style is so so to me.
I like Taeyeon's hair style though ^^
I can also hear the Swedish composers' influences in the music! ^^
My fave songs are 백일몽, 사랑이 멎지 않게, Too many beautiful girls, and Islands!
Well done and WELCOME BACK!
01. MAMACITA (아야야)
02. 춤을 춘다 (Midnight Blues)
03. 백일몽 (Evanesce)
04. 사랑이 멎지 않게 (Raining Spell for Love)
06. THIS IS LOVE
07. Let’s Dance
08. Too Many Beautiful Girls
09. 환절기 (Mid-season)
Wednesday, 17 September 2014
Tuesday, 16 September 2014
Monday, 15 September 2014
I know it's democratic but, I do wonder, HOW DID PEOPLE think!?
Not only did the Sweden Democrats gain 13% which is awful, But will the Social Democrats, Greens and Left parties be able to unite and be able to rule Sweden?
Yesterday, Stefan Löfven said the country needed a "new direction". Oh well... with what he proposed so far, I rather stay the same. I do not want to pay more taxes for nothing, I work hard for my income. What Stefan Löfven wants is an imaginary world, it might sound good on paper but impossible to create in real life!
Also, The Social Democrats, Greens and Left Party have fallen short of a parliamentary majority, leaving them dependent on support from the Sweden Democrats. Which they have said not to work with. It's a good thing. however looking at the facts, what's gonna happen the next four years?
I'm not sure, All I can say is that it wasn't fun to wake up as Swedish today!
I want to thank Fredrik Reinfeldt for the past 8 years. He and his colleagues may have caused some trouble, BUT, we should not forget that they are the ones who helped Sweden out of the financial crises! Compare to other European countries, Sweden made it out far better!
I'm gonna miss this government and I'm sad they weren't able to continue for 4 more years.
I'm disappointed with the Swedish people, the intelligence of the nation is beyond my expectation,
4 years of chaos, let it begin!?
I'm gonna end this post by quoting the Swedish journalist Lena Mellin: "Det är inte Socialdemokraterna som lyfter den rödgröna sidan. Inte heller V eller MP. De vann för att Alliansen förlorade" / "It is not Social Democrats that raise the red-green side. Neither Left party nor the Greens. They won because the Alliance lost"
Sunday, 14 September 2014
Another great Japanese snack is this one, it's called Amijyaga and comes various flavours.
I think it can be found here and there. In Japan i always get it at Daiso or other 100yen stores. However this pack i got in Vancouver ^^
I kinda regret i didn't buy two now...as i shared this one with my parents.
Whats great with this one is the texture and shape...and of course the taste ^^
Today is our election day, I did not vote for this party, but I did vote for the "Blue" ones!
Anyway, I didn't expect this to be a song for the election!
And that was how I found it, but as I said above, when searching for the full song, that was when I saw it has been out for months!
I hope we'll have the same government tomorrow as we have today!!!
Saturday, 13 September 2014
Mwt up with H a few days ago..catching up and gave her a bday present.
We also had dinner. I tried some vietnamese noodles. normally I'm not a coconut milk fan but tried it. And it was MUCH better than i expected ^^
However...impossible to finish, way too big portion! But value for money i guess ^^