Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Arashi in Tokyo Dome

I cannot believe I got to see them again. It has been three years since last.
And to be honest I was so star struck that I cannot remember everything, but I will write a bit!
I got my first choice on day. I chose Monday to kinda get closer to get tickets. As many Japanese people work over time it's hard for them to leave the office and make it to 6pm.
We had AWESOME seats in Arena. The center stage was right in front of us. We also had the floating stage passing above us. I dressed up for the first time, I had bought the parka and I had attached the pins to it. I also had brought  Swedish flag with me and penlight in the other hand! I kinda missed out to go to Harajuku before the concert, they usually sell cheap goods to wear for concerts, but it was ok. I made an effort ^^

Japanese are so polite, it was also easy to find our seats, but it was tight!! The concert started on time more or less, it kicked off with Ups and Downs, to me a Vegas inspired stage! It was a greats start.
I was completly starstruck, I'd never imagine Arashi would come this close.
I was so happy when they started singing Oh Yeah followed by Love so Sweet. It brought back so many memories.
Sho-kun's solo also came quite fast. A very cozy and cute setting.
I had a hard time to focus as I had to twist and turn my body to see everything, I mostly followed Sho-kun..haha

Arashi even brought out a car and had a selfie camera ^^ So much fun! Also to hear Step and Go, wow.. I cannot believe so many years have passed. it feels like it was last year it was released. 
Riida's solo, OMG... the screen shots. The faces he made, I never guessed he'd do something like that. It totally changed my view of the whole song. I couldn't stop laughing and at the same time be amazed by the one and only! Riida is a great performer!!!!!! Most songs from the new album was there, All memories of being an Arashi fan passed by. It felt unbelieable. I had so anticipated Power of Paradise, it's a song I have listned to for the past months, I love it so much!!
Matsujun had to struggle to pull of his solo, it made me cry, he really tried but this song was too much for him, it did not sound good.

Then it came, my fave song of all.. Miles Away. Up they came on their own small platforms, the wind underneath blew up a round shaped fabric making it look like clouds, it was such a great performace, I so wished I could have had recorded it. It brought me to tears, such wonderful way to perform this song. I cannot wait for the dvd, I will play it over and over. The members dressed in white made it feel like a dream and it made me think of my love back home. This was followed by Hatenai sora, a song I think has meant a lot to many Arashi fans. It was so beautiful and it was just perfect. 
As for the medley I was happy to hear many old songs, but I hate Kitto Daijoubu, don't ask but I found it boring, however they always sing it. I had rather prefered Sakura Sake or Subarashi Sekai.

Aiba-chans solo, it's like watching a 5 year old, so much fun..haha
The lyrics were a bit weird but it was a fun performance.
I was quite surprised that they did not have so many costumes this time, maybe the penlights cost too much? They could control the penlights, it was quite cool to see. But I guess that's why the wardrobe did not look as fancy as before. Still it's Arashi so it doesn't really matter.

Only one Encore, I had wished for two, I know I got greedy.
It has been quite a while since I heard エナジーソング絶好調超, I love the song, it makes me super genki! All that I needed.
But afterwards I read that the other concerts in Tokyo ended earlier than ours, I thought as it was Monday it would end earlier. Anyway it made me happy to know they brought it all!
Arashi finished off with Daylight, one of my fave singles from 2016. I was like, they cannot miss that one out! It was awesome to hear it live.

As for confetti first we got heart shaped ones, in all Arashi colours.
Then we got the longer one with the Are You Happy logo on. in Silver. Very cute.
We were lucky to get them as we sat in the middle, I could see fans going crazy to get some of them!
We got a lot..hehe
And of course we also tried to distribute to others, but the staff cleaned them away quite fast.

1.Ups and Downs
3.I seek
4.Oh Yeah!
5.Love so sweet
7.To my homies
9.Step and Go
10.Don’t you get it
11.Bad boy
12.Two to Tango
15.Power of the Paradise
16.Baby Blue
17.Miles away
26.Trouble maker
27.Lφve Rainbow

32.a day in our life

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Best ramen in Ikebukuro

I always try to eat lots of ramen when in Tokyo.
It's due to that we have only a few places in Sweden and they are super expensive!
I told my friend over dinner that I was heading to Ikebukuro the next day and she told me to go to this place called Mutekiya ( 無敵家). It's only a few min away from Ikebukuro station (JR East Exit).
However it is super popular, I stood in line for at least 45 min. They also have menu in English, Korean, Chinese and Thai.
I love Tonkotsu ramen, and wow it was so delicious, I want to eat it again! And to press garlic into the broth, amazing!! The chashu was super thick, although 1 piece had been enough I stuffed myself with all of them..haha
And while eating by myself suddenly someone knocked on my shoulder, I turned around and saw my friend!!! I'd never imagine I'd run into someone I knew in Tokyo, She could spot me from the outside I guess ^^ Coloured hair and grey coat. She and her bf stood in line, I think they had 30 min to go before they could enter. The place wasn't big, maybe 17-18 seats in total.

If you are in Tokyo I'd strongly recommend this ramen! :)

Homepage: Mutekiya (Japanese)
Address: 〒171-0022 東京都豊島区南池袋1-17-1 / 1-17-1 Minami Ikebukuro Toshima-ku, Tokyo 171-0022 Japan

Monday, 28 November 2016


I just came back from Japan and I knew I wanted a casserole just like this.
I have seen them many times in Asia, and we found this one at the Le Creuset store with a big discount. Black Friday sale. My darling and I had talked about gifting ourselves with something good and this is what we chose!
I already used it to make some Korean food. We chose the signature colour.
We are so happy, a lot of Asian dishes will be cooked in this one!!

SKU: 211802606
EAN: 0024147263296
SIZE: 26CM / 2L

Sunday, 27 November 2016

つるとんたん 東急プラザ

A few friends of mine said that this place would be delicious. It's called Tsuru Ton Tan.
Last Tuesday evening I met up with a friend for late dinner. This place is super popular and there are only a few locations in Tokyo. I think we lined up for 30 min.
Kinda ironic as when we entered the place they had several empty tables.
The menu was huge, I had a hard time to decide.
In the end I took a miso based nabe. My friend took a cold dish of udon.
You could choose the amount of udon, I decided on level 1,5 as it looked like it'd come with a lot.
I made a good choice. My friend took level 2, after finishing she said, I could have eaten number 3 I think. For me 1,5 was enough..hahaha

I'd recommend this place if you visit Tokyo.
We went to the one in Ginza, they also have it in Roppongi and Shinjuku.
I passed by the place in Shinjuku, it's close to Kabuki-cho but it looked quite dodgy so for women, I'd not recommend this location at night.
The one in Ginza is open until 28:00, for you who might wonder what time that is, it is 4 am!
Asian way to show it's night time not to confuse people I guess?! Although I always have to think one extra time I see those times..haha My clock stops at 24:00.

Friday, 25 November 2016


This is a Hillsong song, but in Korean.
I really like to listen to the songs in Korean, I wish I could find more, not sure if Hillsong Korea has cd's but I'd like to get more.

For other versions, search for Hosanna Hillsong.


Thursday, 24 November 2016

Time to go home

Time travels fast when you have fun, now it's time to go home...
So sad, I hope I can go back very soon again!!!
I love this city!

But my darling is waiting for me at home, I cannot wait to see him.
I've missed him a lot!

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

What A Beautiful Name

No words are needed just listen to the song!
One of my fave Hillsong songs of 2016!


Monday, 21 November 2016

Are you Happy?

Arashi asked us all.. Are you Happy?
What can I say but...YES I'm!!!!

All thanks to you

Sunday, 20 November 2016

You & I

Today I woke up to this song, I LOVE it.
This is a kind of song I want my darling to sing to me.
Just perfect!!


Saturday, 19 November 2016


It has been way long since we heard anything by T-ara.
As we know they have not had it easy since the scandal.
But what a good comeback, they look a bit older, and hopefully wiser.
I really liked this song! And I did not expect a song like this from them.
Sadly I saw this live too and it was a disappointment, I'm sorry but so off key! So I'm only gonna stick to this recorded version.

Friday, 18 November 2016

Back in sushi land!

Do I need to say more?
This is what REAL sushi looks like.
If you haven't had anything similar to this. then NO you did not have proper sushi!!


Thursday, 17 November 2016

Finding Dory

This was shown on the flight, I was so excited to see it!
What did you think of it?
It made me reminded of when I first saw Finding Nemo

Wednesday, 16 November 2016


I saw that this is to be shown on the flight, I'm so excited.
I have wanted to see this movie since it was first announced!
I love Saito Takumi and Ayase Haruka is a great actress. I hope it will be good!!!

Tokyo here we come!

The day has come, we are off to TOKYO!!
I cannot believe I'm going there for a second time in a year ^^
And I'm bringing a friend with me, it's her first time.
It will be a hectic and intensive week which I'm VERY much looking forward to.
Food, shopping, friends, family and Arashi concert!

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Father's day celebration (2)

I said yesterday that I'd share the second part of our Father's day celebration.
Here's the Bulgogi edition! I made a marinade from ZERO. Including soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, sesame seeds, rice syrup, sugar. nashi pear, and black peppar.
Bulgogi is a fave Korean food in our family and it was also a request from my dad.
And of course we had to make it.
We also added various mushrooms, scallion and ddeok (rice cakes) to it. It became delicious and loved by all of us around the table.

Once again, Happy Birthday, Happy Name day and Happy Father's day dad!!
I love you!

Monday, 14 November 2016

Father's day celebration (1)

For father's day, and also my dad's b-day and name day, we made him lunch.
We made kimbap, this entry and tomorrow I will show the bulgogi. A great success!!
My brother and his family also joined, a great celebration!!
And best of all, left overs :)

Sunday, 13 November 2016


My PT lied to me the other day, but it made me work faster ^^
He said the record was 30 min, but it was 45 min!! I made it in 31 min!
Weightloss is in full progress!! Waist is much slimmer too...woho

#GettingStronger #GettingFit

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Hope for something good!

Today we are to attend Stockholm food and wine.
I'm not sure why they changed it to a name in English but that's how it is with most things in Sweden these days.

I went there 2 years ago I think it is, I hope it will be good this time as well! :)

Friday, 11 November 2016

Food countdown

I usually do my 7 days countdown down to 1 day with various photos of where I'm going, especially when we talk about Asia. However this time I will do another kind I've been watching a lot of Youtube in the evenings and found some fun ones.
Here's another one... onigiri countdown!

I can't wait to get to eat these!


Thursday, 10 November 2016

100 Yen gadgets

I found a new fun YT channel.
I cannot wait until Tokyo, I'm so gonna do a new haul.
I have a bag full of these kinds of gadgets at home, still not used but will be, ONE DAY ^^


Wednesday, 9 November 2016




Here's the other song from Namie-chans latest single release.
This one is for Death Note!
It's in ENGLISH!! ^^
And I think this one is perfect to listen to at the gym, at least for me, it sure pumps me up!


Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Winter is here

Winter came last weekend, I'm so sad.
I'm a summer person! So no, this is not what I wanted at all!
But my darling was overjoyed so I guess it's good at lease somebody likes this kind of weather!
This could have waited until Christmas in my opinion!

Monday, 7 November 2016

Awesome shoes

 I found these on Gmarket, don't the just look adorable?
To be honest I really really want these, gray ones.
They look warm too, I'd love to walk around in them, I bet people would stare at my feet if I wore them! Hmm... to order or not, that is the question!

Pics @ gmarket

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Dear Diary

Because of Yuuka-chan I started to listening to Amuro Namie, yes I blame her..hehe
But it's not a bad thing. I think I have said that before too.
Anyway, here is one of the new songs by Namie-chan.


Saturday, 5 November 2016

My Melody face pack

Many might already know how much I love face packs!
I use them 1-3 times a week depending on my schedule. As winter season is approaching I think it's even more important to use them. they really help my skin to stay moisturized.
I picked this one up in Japan last time, it was quite expensive 800 yen for two, my usual Korean ones cost 100yen for one. However these Sanrio ones cost a lot more, I pay for the cuteness!
I'm not sure what this one actually does, I mean compare to the cheaper ones. It had strawberry on the package so I thought it'd have a strawberry scent to it, sadly not.

This one had a full cover incl. mouth and eyes! unexpecting!
I haven't seen with mouth before I think. My darling couldn't stop laughing at me and kept on taking photos, all for the amusement I suppose.
I hope I can pick up some more in Tokyo in a few weeks! ^^