Saturday, 28 February 2015

Tea on a stick

Hanna was in China a few weeks ago, and when she came home she gifted me with these.
It's tea on a stick, just like the coffee sticks!
I was a bit skeptical at first, but they are really good.
My fave is the green one, I love Oolong tea in general so ^^
The other two have a little more of a "dirt" taste and reminds me of other teas I have had in Asia. I just wish I could figure out the names ^^

Oh well, I'm really happy with my presents, and I wonder when these teas will pop up in the local supermarket!! They are super tiny so it's easy to carry. Each pack comes with 18 sticks ^^

Open Eyes

This popped up on my YT feed, Sakis Rouvas is here with a new song... and there's an English version.
The lyrics are so-so, but I like the music.


Friday, 27 February 2015

엠버 미니앨범 1집 - Beautiful

Instead of having new groups or singers SM is now trying to let more of their artists to go solo.
Now it's time for tomboy Amber, I like that she's not the typical girl that we can find so easily in Kpop. But I wonder how much is the real Amber and what she has been asked to "be".
Anyway, back to the album. It's a mini album and comes with 5 tracks. As for the main track Shake that brass, I was NOT impressed, and although I like TaeYeon, to me it felt kinda unnecessary that she was in it, so sing "Hey", "Yeah", "u-ha" and one-two lines where her voice shines through, in the rest they sound blend and could be any girl. So why even bother?! I don't like the sound of the music either... I have really tried but WHY did they chose that track as main track?
However, I'm not gonna bash the whole album, I actually like the other songs - Beautiful, Love Run and Heights are my fave. Although I have to admit the song I just wanna feat. Eric Nam is not too bad either. And most songs had sounds that were, in my opinion, unexpected. She really gets to show the Kpop world that she' not only the rapper and tomboy we are used to see. I actually wish she'd used one of those songs as title track!!! Well done!! And I hope we get to hear more from her!!!


01. Beautiful
02. SHAKE THAT BRASS (Feat. 태연)
03. Love Run
04. Heights
05. I Just Wanna (Feat. Eric Nam)

They are back...표적 (Sniper)

The legends are back!!
However despite being hype and I do like this video, the song is so-so to me.

What do you think??

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Pink Hello Kitty!!

Now I have finally tried the last HK mask, the pink one!!
I saved the cutest to last!? ^^
It looked kinda blend, not as pink as I thought. And smelled quite nice, but my fave is the purple one.
Not for the colour but the smell..hehe

A friend of mine asked if they are good, well to be honest, I'm not sure if these are any better than any other facial mask to be completely honest, however these are super cute!! Always something right? (^^;;)

Like I mentioned last week, I hope they are still one sale in May.
Each pack comes with 2 ea, and cost around 900 yen. Which is not that expensive nor cheap. Considering a "normal" mask cost 1/3 of the price.

Japanese beauty products

I donno if I should cry or laugh, but one thing is sure, I have never seen any of these in real life, except ONE, the whole face mask - Face Waver Sag Face Streacher.
Then again, never tried them, and not sure I EVER will...haha
And to be honest, for you who hasn't been to Japan, nope these are not items every Japanese have in their house, I bet the majority never even seen these. I'd say they are as exotic to them as they are to us.
But like some of the final comments, some people have been able to create "dreams" and "visions" into reality!!

Wednesday, 25 February 2015


Tomorrow the legends of Kpop is coming back... or maybe I should say it's finally time for their COMEBACK!
I'm not a huge fan of the video below, but I'm excited to have them back!!!!!
24 h to go ^^


The first single of the year, I was so happily surprised by their performance on Music Station last weekend. And I have been waiting soooo for a new single!!
I wouldn't call it addictive like many other songs, but I do like this! It wasn't WOW the first time I listened to the songs, but the more I listen to them over and over they get stuck in my head!! Also, Sakura, it's more "manly" and grown-up in a way. The music of the song is also great, then again it's the same composer as for so many other Arashi songs!! I also like the B-sides, Onaji sora no shita de and Rise and Shine. The reason I like these two are also mostly for the music itself, and of course the lyrics. For Rise and Shine they are using a Swedish composer (^^;;) 
I'm happy to have them back and I hope this year will be another fantastic Arashic year ^^

Tracklist Normal Edition
03.more and more
04.Sakura (オリジナル・カラオケ)
05.同じ空の下で (オリジナル・カラオケ)
06.more and more (オリジナル・カラオケ)

Tracklist Limited Edition
02.Rise and Shine
03.Rise and Shine (オリジナル・カラオケ)
Sakura (ビデオ・クリップ++メイキング

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Pics from the weekend

I did some sightseeing this weekend while BK oppa was here, and of course I took him to one of THE BEST views of Stockholm city.
The weather was quite gloomy, then again it's late February so it's not like I can complain.
Anyway, I think these photos turned out quite well, I took these with my Samsung Galaxy S4+!!
Last time I was at this spot was with Rara, last summer... it was a great day and the sun was shining bright!!
It's so nice to have friends visiting, as I never visit these places otherwise ^^;;

Pics are PRIVATE - no copy or share!


Although I think this is PAIN at the gym, I have to say that it's a simple thing yet you can do so many things with it!!
Also, this is super popular too!
I wonder if I should invest in one, for my dad as he doesn't want to go to the gym. However he likes these sorts of things ^^

Have any of you tried it??
What do you think?

Monday, 23 February 2015

마리에 마스크팩

BK oppa left yesterday afternoon after spending the weekend at my place.
He gifted me with some facial masks ^^ A "new" brand I have NEVER seen before, or at least not taken a notice to XD It's called Malie (마리에) in Korean, it also says Seoul, Tokyo, Beijing, NY and Paris on the packs, not sure if they are ACTUALLY sold there or if it's just for show XD
Anyway, besides from that another fun fact is funny names some of them have - Royal Jelly, Stem Cell, and CoQ10, I wonder how they really work, I mean to state something on the pack is one thing but well, reality is another story.
As I got so many more now, all I can say is that, in my closet, I have masks that will last for a bigger part of 2015!! ^^

Thank you oppa!! See you soon again!

Thinking Out Loud

I used to listen more to Ed Sheeran a few months back.
Anyway I think it's coming back, I'm listening more to him again.
I shared a song last week, and here's another one ^^
I really like the sound of this song, it's really calm!
The video is also very beautiful.. no? ^^


Sunday, 22 February 2015

50 Shades of Grey

A few days ago I went to see the movie everybody is talking about!! But I have to say, it was SUCH A DISAPPOINTMENT!! I cannot believe I paid for that crap lol
I liked the scenery of Vancouver and Seattle. But as for the movie and acts, not a lot to say, very boring, I'd not recommend for anyone to go and pay for this crap at the movies, if.. then rent it when it's out on dvd.
I know they already said in the papers that the movie was bad, but well.. it's still a hot topic! So tragically we went for that!! (^^;;)
(a big empty star)

Title: 50 Shades of Grey
Distributed by: Universal Pictures
Release dates: February 13, 2015 (United States)
Running time: 125 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English

Anastasia 'Ana' Steele is a college undergraduate attending college near Vancouver and shares an apartment with her roommate Kate Kavanagh. Ana agrees to interview a young corporate executive, Christian Grey, at his company headquarters in Seattle for the college newspaper, after Kate becomes ill. When Ana meets him for the interview, Christian appears to show an interest in her and, soon after the interview ends, he arrives by "accident" at the hardware store where Ana is working part-time. After some ensuing small-talk, Christian agrees to participate in a photo shoot which Ana requests to accompany her college newspaper interview.

The photo shoot later takes place and Christian continues to show an interest in Ana. He invites her to stop at a coffee shop together. After talking some more to her, Christian is sufficiently impressed by Ana that he arranges to have first editions of Tess of the d'Urbervilles sent to her home after learning of her interest in literature during their conversation. On that same day, Ana goes out on the town drinking with her friends, and calls Christian spontaneously after having too much to drink. Christian senses she is drunk, asks her where she is, and decides to go personally and ask her to leave the bar. Before passing out, Ana sees Kate flirting with Christian's brother, Elliot. Ana wakes up in Christian's hotel room and is relieved to find she did not have sex with Christian.

Not overly worried about this awkward start, Ana and Christian begin dating soon thereafter and Christian asks Ana to sign a non-disclosure agreement regarding their relationship and sign a contract detailing the list of sexual activities that are comfortable for both Ana and Christian. Christian expresses an interest in exploring a subculture relationship with Ana involving BDSM. He reveals he wants Ana to be his submissive, while he would be the dominant in the relationship. Ana appears to agree though she admits to be sexually naïve and that she is still sexually unenlightened and uninitiated. Ana and Christian soon engage in a sexual relationship along with some of the sexual experimentation which Christian had earlier indicated he wanted with her.

During the next few days, Christian begins to shower Ana with unexpected gifts and favors, such as a new car and laptop. Ana's refusal to honour certain aspectsOne night, Ana accompanies Christian to a dinner at his parents' house, meeting Christian's father and sister. During dinner, Ana reveals she will be leaving the next day to visit her mother in Georgia. This infuriates Christian as Ana reveals she wants a relationship that is more romantic than sexual. Ana leaves and is shocked when Christian surprises her while she is drinking with her mother. The next morning, Christian takes Ana on a date in his glider. Christian leaves soon after as there is an emergency in Seattle.

Not long after returning home, Ana still sees Christian. Christian continues to express an interest in further sexual experimentation to which Ana initially consents and participates in willingly. Christian, however, continues to wish to keep Ana at a distance emotionally, which is upsetting to Ana. Ana then asks Christian to show her what he really wants. They have an ensuing sexual encounter where Christian shows an excessive desire to use his own variety of rough sex. Ana senses this as disturbing and not within the bounds of her more romantic expectations of Christian. Ana becomes resolved that Christian is wrong for her and that she believes that Christian's experimentation borders on being deviant and excessive. At her insistence, the two part company in the hallway outside his apartment making full eye contact as she departs alone in the elevator as the film ends.

Dakota Johnson as Anastasia "Ana" Steele.
Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey.
Eloise Mumford as Katherine "Kate" Kavanagh, Anastasia's best friend and roommate.
Jennifer Ehle as Carla Wilks, Anastasia's mother.
Marcia Gay Harden as Grace Trevelyan Grey, Christian's adoptive mother.
Victor Rasuk as José Rodriguez, one of Anastasia's close friends.
Luke Grimes as Elliot Grey, Christian's adopted brother.
Rita Ora as Mia Grey, Christian's adopted sister.
Max Martini as Jason Taylor, Christian's bodyguard and head of his security.
Callum Keith Rennie as Raymond "Ray" Steele
Andrew Airlie as Carrick Grey, Christian's adoptive father
Dylan Neal as Bob Adams, Anastasia's step-father.
Anthony Konechny as Paul Clayton, the brother of the owner of Clayton's Hardware Store.
Emily Fonda as Martina
Rachel Skarsten as Andrea, Christian's assistant

info @ wikipedia


I donno why, I think it's oppa's fault.
As he's Korean he reminded me of all the Korean food I miss, one of the dishes I'd really like to eat RIGHT NOW is this dish.
Black Bean Noodles aka Jjajangmyun (짜장면)

I wonder when I will be able to cook it...
Maybe next weekend?!

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Snail mask

The other bed I went to a new kind of mask, I haven't used a snail mask for years!!
I didn't remember the smell, but I cannot say that I have smelled a snail either but it was nothing weird. It was very comfortable and wet XD I guess snails are supposed to me slimy right!? ^^
I'm not sure if this brand is the best though, I got it when I my mum bought a nail polish from there in Korea.. So yes, it's a sample!! One of the BEST things about Korea..hehe

When I woke up my face was super smooth!! Like a baby ^^

I bet my life

I found this in my YT feed, I have no idea who these guys are, but I didn't think the song was that bad.. so I want to share ^^
Anyone knows who they are???
They are called Imagine Dragons.

Friday, 20 February 2015


I have Pocky as a friend on Line, and today this popped up in my Line feed.
Since yesterday 午後の紅茶 and ポッキー is trying to get customers to buy a combination of their products.
The flavour of the Pocky snack is called バター華やぐぽってりカスタード (roughly: Butter Vanilla custard)
I wonder if it will be on sale in May ^^ I hope so ^^;; I'd really like to taste it.

Give me Love

Off all the songs I have heard by Ed Sheeran, this is probably my fave.
This song is a few years old.
The video is kinda scary, but I love the lyrics and music ^^


Thursday, 19 February 2015

Purple Kitty-chan

The other day I tried out one of the purple ones...
For my older posts about these cute masks go here and here.
I wasn't sure which one to try but in the end I took the purple one, so I still have the pink one to try!
I really liked the smell of this one, and I really like the purple colour so it was a great match.
The morning after when I woke up, as always when sleeping with a mask, my face felt so refresh.
I wonder if they still will be available for purchase is May when I go to Tokyo again!? (^^;;)

Pics are PRIVATE!! no sharing or copying!

Lunar New Year

It was yesterday, so I'm a little late but.. well.. it's ok ^^
Happy New Lunar New Year
... 2015 is the year of the Goat!

cred @ owner

Wednesday, 18 February 2015


After many weeks I finally found this at the supermarket.
It has been sold out for quite some time, but I finally got it!
A bag with wheat grass powder ^^
It tastes like a fresh mown lawn smells like XD
But yeah.. it's good for the body so it's ok!!
It's time to boost the body, time to energize!


LAst week Taylor released a new music video.
I'm overjoyed.. this is actually my fave song from her latest album ^^

Have you watched this?
if not... Enjoy!

Tuesday, 17 February 2015


I woke up to this song yesterday and for some reason I cannot get it out of my head.
So today I'll share it here... What do you think?


At the best?!

I managed to get this far last Sunday, 47.9km in 60 min, on my spinning bike.
I have to say, I start to question myself if I can be any better than this!?
My legs were exhausted still I think I had some powers left, to reach above 48 would be awesome, but I'm not sure if I reach too high?!

Monday, 16 February 2015

Like I Can

I shared another song with Sam Smith last week, and now it's a new week so here's another song.
This is actually my fave song by him ^^


More than a thousand words

Some friends ask what I'm upto these days after work.
All I say is that I'm at the gym, and they ask why.
As said many times because I need to lose weight and get into shape. But also for my own future in so many other ways.
And believe it or not, to go to the gym for me is like a habit now, I do not love it.
I'd say it's like waking up in the morning, sometimes you don't want to but once you've and kinda gotten used to it, it's ok.
And I found this picture a few days ago, it's simple yet says a lot...

cred @ owner

Sunday, 15 February 2015

킬미, 힐미

I have seen a lot of posts about this drama so I have gotten keen on it.
It also stars two actors I like so I have to take a look as soon as possible. I donno why it's so popular in Korea with guys with several personalities these days but... (HyunBin in the drama Hyd, Jekyll and I has two). Anyway this drama seems kinda amusing and half has already passed so I hope I can catch up!! I also need to practice my Korean so I hope this will be good.

Title: 킬미, 힐미 / Kill Me, Heal Me
Episodes: 20
Broadcast network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2015-Jan-07 to 2015-Mar-12
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 22:00
Original Soundtrack: Kill Me, Heal Me OST

A traumatic childhood experience causes third-generation chaebol Cha Do-hyun to have memory lapses, and his personality fractures into seven different identities. He tries to regain control over his life and is treated secretly by Oh Ri-jin, a first-year Psychiatry resident, who eventually falls in love with one of his personalities.

Main characters

Ji Sung as Cha Do-hyun - A wealthy businessman who suffers from dissociative identity disorder. Because of childhood trauma, he has six other identities.
Shin Se-gi -A bad guy who appears when Do-hyun experiences violence. He may be violent, but he never hurts children and women. Se-gi endures all of Do-hyun's pain as he is the only one who remember his memories. His first love is Oh Ri-jin.
Perry Park - 40 years-old man and bomb expert.
Ahn Yo-sub - suicidal, intelligent teenage boy and artist.
Ahn Yo-na - an extrovert and sassy teen girl who has a love for idols.
Nana- 7 years-old girl who loves teddy bears.
Mysterious X - a mysterious guy.

Hwang Jung-eum as Oh Ri-jin (Origin)
A first-year psychiatry resident who tries hard to maintain her seemingly perfect image to cover for her real personality. At first glance she looks elegant and genteel, but she is actually messy and short-tempered. Ri-jin secretly treats Do-hyun then falls in love with one of his personalities. Later it is revealed that she is not Ri-on's biological twin sister and have met with Do-hyun when they were young.

Park Seo-joon as Oh Ri-on (Orion)
He is Ri-jin's twin brother. Ri-on often gets mistaken for a goofy simpleton, but he is actually a famous mystery novelist under the pseudonym Omega who investigates about Seung Jin Family. He hides the fact that Ri-jin is not his biological twin sister and is protective of her. He also secretly harbors feeling for her.
Oh Min-seok as Cha Ki-joon
He is Do-hyun's confident and competent cousin who runs an entertainment company. Ki-joon and Do-hyun are rivals, with both competing to inherit their family's company.
Kim Yoo-ri as Han Chae-yeon
She is Do-hyun's first love and Ki-joon's fiancé, a cold and prideful woman who may or may not have something to do with his disorder.

Supporting characters
Choi Won-young as Ahn Gook, Do-hyun's Secretary

Seungjin Family
Kim Young-ae as Seo Tae-im, Chairwoman of Seungjin Group and Do-hyun's grandmother
Shim Hye-jin as Shin Hwa-ran, Do-hyun's birth mother
Ahn Nae-sang as Cha Joon-pyo, Do Hyun's birth father
Kim Il-woo as Cha Young-pyo, President of Seungjin Group and Ki-joon's father
Kim Na-woon as Yoon Ja-kyung, Ki-joon's mother
Kim Yong-gun as Cha Geon-ho, First Chairman of Seungjin Group
Myung Se-bin as Min Seo-yeon, Do-hyun's registered mother

Family of Ri-jin and Ri-on
Kim Hee-jung as Ji Soon-young, Ri-jin and Ri-on's mother
Park Jun-gyu as Oh Dae-oh, Ri-jin and Ri-on's father

Kanghan Hospital
Ko Chang-seok as Seok Ho-pil (Dr. Schofield), Do-hyun's physician and Ri-jin's professor
Lee Si-eon as Chief Park Mi-jae
Kang Bong-seong as Doctor Shin Seon-jo
Jo Chang-Geun as Doctor Kang In-gyu
Choi Hyo-eun as Nurse Joo Mi-ro

Kim Hyeong-Beom as Section Chief Choi
Kim Hyun-joo as Baek Jin-sook, Chae-yeon's mother
Heo Ji-woong as Omega's publisher/editor

info @ wikipedia

Business like a Swede

I got to admit, there are so many advantages being Swedish and reasons why to work here.
Still there are many days I long to live abroad again...
Hmmm.... Guess you cannot have it all!?
Here's Business like a Swede ^^

Saturday, 14 February 2015


I think a lot has already watched this, I think it's hilarious ^^
Although President Obama is no different from anyone else, in ONE way... he sure knows how to give a little of himself!! ^^

If you haven't watched it ;)

Kanebo's KATE Eyeliners

I have never really bought make-up in Japan before, since it's always been cheap in Korea and I have always found everything I wanted there. However last December when I was in Osaka I asked one of my friends what kind of make-up she'd recommend. She said that KATE was a good brand. It's a brand from Kanebo. To be honest I had never seen KATE before, or well.. I had seen it but never thought much of it. However I needed new eyeliners and I was recommended these ones.
They were on Christmas sale too so I bought a few, both the Super sharp and quick eyeliners.
I got them in black and brown. I'm really pleased with them, I'd say these are my new fave ones.
Next time I'll make sure to look more at their make up, like eye shadows and lipsticks ^^

ケイト スーパージャープライナーS
BK1 (Black)
BR1 (Brown)

BR1 (Brown)

Pics and info @ KATE

Friday, 13 February 2015


How many of you know this one?
It's by 三代目 J Soul Brothers from EXILE TRIBE. It was released in November 2014, I like it..
I tend to listen to this in the morning and at the gym ^^
It's something about the music and vibe that's perfect for those times ^^


보테니컬 에코 크레용 아이즈 3호 골든 핑크

As mentioned before, I like the eye shadow pens.
This time I also got one from Nature Republic. Compare to the ones I got from Innisfree, this one is much darker. And it gives a really nice shine to the eyes. I think I will use this one up first ^^;;
I wonder why we don't have these kinds of pens in Sweden!?
The colour I got is called Golden pink, which kinda matches, yet I'd like to called it more of a bronze pink. (^^;;)

보테니컬 에코 크레용 아이즈 
3호 골든 핑크
가격: 6000원

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Lay me down

One singer I have taken a notice to the passe year is this guy, Sam Smith.
He also won at the Grammys the other day. I think most of you have heard his "Stay with me".
This video was uploaded a few days ago.
I love the beat of this song!!!



Also this piece of clothing I saw it on TV and on several adds before my trip and during my trip.
And just like the dress I showed yesterday, this was also on promotion and cost only 1 990 Yen, which is aprox 15 USD.
However the size was kinda weird, the dress was slimmer than I thought and the shirt was huge.
Too bad I couldn't mix sizes. Anyway many people have given me great comments for this, if they only knew how cheap it was.
Compare to the other one, I can already see some flaws in the fabric, but I survive. After all it was cheap ^^

Size L
身丈 89.5
身幅 46


Details and Photos @ ジーユー

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

A little less of me is gone

Yesterday I tried to make a good deed, I went and donated blood, the first time of 2014.
As I have 0+ I can give to most people but only receive from my own bloodtype, ironic no?
Funny was that it only took 10 min to "drain" myself this time. The fastest pace ever ^^
It'll be about 6 months until I can leave again, or longer as I'm going to Singapore in end of April.

If you can donate, please do!!
It really helps a lot of people :)

Rawfood sandwich

Last week my colleague gave me this..
A rawfood sandwich from Renee Voltaire.
It was way more delicious than it looks, and the tomato made so much to the flavour ^^
If you find it, try it out, it's a great snack.
It's ecological and gluten free ^^

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Sandwich layer cake

HJ unni came to visit last Sunday. Her very first time in Sweden!
I was overjoyed. We have known each other for 8 years and it was her first time to visit me.
I have always met her in Korea, even lived or stayed at her house on a few occasions.
It was so much fun but short.
Anyway, as she visited, we had a Swedish dinner, lots of Swedish dishes. Among those.. a typical Swedish Layer Cake with shrimp and salmon!!
So awesome ^^

One of my fave Swedish foods, too bad we don't eat it too often, but I guess that's good too... otherwise I would not be able to walk XD

이니스프리 섀도우 펜슬

Another product from Innisfree was these pens, I bought two different colours. Lately I prefer these kinds of eye shadow pens compare to normal eye shadow. It might be that I'm lazy but I just like the way you apply it, it's easy and simple.
I wanted to try the blue one but it was sold out everywhere.
In the end I got the Pink Aurora and Lavendel one, they are very nice ^^
I'm happy with my purchase. It was my first time to try Innisfree's pens. I'm positive and pleased!

이니스프리 섀도우 펜슬

2호 핀크 오로라
9호 꿈속의 라벤더

가격: 7 500원

You can purchase it here 이니스프리 섀도우펜슬

Details and pics @ 이니스프리