Friday, 18 August 2017

Going home


Sometimes the view from the sky is the best.
This was my view flying from Hamburg to Copenhagen last Friday.
Beautiful no?

On the ground it was rainy but above in the sky it was just great!!


A bit older


I turned 29 the other day. Not to bad and age is only a number right?
No matter what you will be one year old for each year.
To me it wasn't so bad.. I got beautiful flowers, delicious dinner and cake :)

And some presents. What more could I ask for?

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Take out foods


Last week was a very hectic week for me.
One of the days I decided on take out from a restaurant close by the hotel. I had dinner there earlier this year and really liked the food.
I couldn't decide what to get so in the end I got two different ones.

One was with Crispy Hot Chicken (Crispy Chicken, Avocadocrème, Spicy Mayo) and the other Dark Angel (Tuna, Garnele, Gurke, Avocado, Trüffel-Ponzu-Butter).
Wow it was just delicious.
I just loved the Truffle sauce, it was so delicious I could have eaten that with a spoon..haha
I really recommend this place and if I visit Hamburg again, this is where I would go.
It's outside the city center, a bit North. But worth the trip!

The place is called Stocks, and their fish dishes are just great!




Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Darling

Taeyang is back!!
Although he is not my fave member, he produces the best solo songs in my taste :)
Here is one of the new songs!

Enjoy!


One year older


Another year passed!
Wow already?!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Me

I went from engaged to married
I changed job position
I...
I have done a lot but too much to write down!!

One more year until 30!

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Bagel lunch


We wanted to have a quick meal before our flight back to Stockholm.
I had seen a bagel shop downtown Helsingborg and knowing my hubby loves bagels I'd though it be a good meal. In the end this place Bagelshoppen had received better reviews so we went there.
The menu is simple.

  1. Choose your bagel (Plain, Sesame, Cheese/Jalapeno, grains.
  2. Choose your spread - creme cheese (Natural, herbs, sundried tomato), Hummus, feta styled cheese
  3. Choose your main - vegetarian, tuna, chicken curry mix, crab mix, chicken - natural, mexican, smoked salmon, turkey/cheese
  4. Choose your salads - free choice (as many you wish)
  5. Choose dressing (Creme fraiche, chili, curry, garlic, cured salmon, pesto, thousand island)



This was so delicious and lots of food. I could only finish half.
And the price, you'd NEVER find something this good for this price in Stockholm!!
We paid 59 kr (SEK) each. WOW
I really can recommend this place if you visit the South of Sweden.
This was a GREAT bagel - choice and taste and their service as well.


They have three (3) locations in Helsingborg city. Only one has open on Sundays.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Between Us(헷갈리게)

It has been a while since I heard CNBlue, I think I was hyped first when they came, then some of the songs were soso and because of that I dropped out listening. Now with Spotify I started to listen again and I'm really into the track that was released earlier this year.
Have you heard it? Do you like it?

Here's Between Us (you can turn on eng subs in case you don't speak Korean)
ENJOY!!


Sunday, 13 August 2017

New Balance Retro-Sneaker 996



I found 2 gigantic holes in my shoes a few weeks ago.
Don't ask me, I did not bite on them. But it meant I needed new shoes.
In Sweden, I have no idea why but 85% of the shoes are Nike, 10% Adidas and 5% others.
I prefer others as N and A doesn't work well for my feet. And that leaves me with a very small option of shoes. Luckily I went to Germany this week so I was able to pick these up!
And... my darling has said to give them to me as birthday present :)
These are sooooooo cute. I actually wanted them in pink but my size was sold out. So i got them i  beige. Cute as well..and probably more useful.
I searched online and couldn't find these in Sweden, making me even more happy :)

Love my purchase!!!




Saturday, 12 August 2017

Wedding time



Today is time for a new wedding.
It's two of our friends who are getting married. I have been looking forward to this day so much :)
I cannot wait to see her dress, I have already seen photos but it's all about IRL!
Also I know their wedding will be different from ours and today I can relax so therefore I'm even more excited!!!


Friday, 11 August 2017

Dinner in the sun


The other day I enjoyed dinner out in the sun.
This was actually the garden of the hotel I have stayed at for the past week.
Summer is coming to an end so it's nice to still be able to sit outside.
The sun was bright and the restaurant was packed with people. I was also very happy with my food :)
Salmon tartar with potato cakes.
A great summer dish.


#Hamburg

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Holiday

Around 2 years since Lion Heart and a wooping 10 years has passed since 'Into the new world'. Looking back...wow they changed a lot. But who hasn't in 10 years. I was anticipating this KILLER album but sadly this is a typical SNSD album. One or two awesome songs, the rest you fast forward and is super happy you can listen to it on Spotify instead of paying xx amount of dollars for the actual album. I'm sorry but the disappointment is to big to hide.
I love the All Night however not sure if it's going to be good live. CD version...awesome. I also like the song One Last time a lot. but that's it. The song Yuri wrote for the fans is cute and it has a meaning, still.. I heard it once and Thank you. So sad that I only got a small taste of what I wished for, maybe it was me who wished for so so so much more? But we all know an anniversary means celebrations. And I'm still waiting!!!!!

/★★★★★



Tracklist
1. Girls Are Back
2. All Night
3. Holiday
4. FAN
5. Only One
6. One Last Time
7. Sweet Talk
8. Love Is Bitter
9. 오랜 소원 (It’s You)
10. Light Up the Sky

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

たいようの哀悼歌

Flower is back with a new single, this a theme song for an anime called 将国のアルタイル.
I like this song a lot :) It's very flower styled song..hehe
I guess that's why!?

ENJOY!


Tuesday, 8 August 2017

All set


We did it, I can't believe it. And I cannot wait to get some time off.
This year has been hectic and it continue to be so for the coming months as well.
But I can now happy let you know we booked tickets for Korea and Japan!
I have had a craving for Asia and now being married to a Korean man it's another reason why to re-visit! We are being in Asia for aprox 2,5 weeks so not the longest but it's still a good get away for us.
To meet friends and family, relax, go shopping, have fun and eat delicious things!

We are not going until the end of December still.. with the holidays we needed to make up our minds and book!! :)

Monday, 7 August 2017

All Night




Here's the clean version of the song without talk.
What do you think?

ENJOY

프로터치 컬러 마스터 섀도 팔레트


I got my hands on this item, people have been talking a lot about it and when I saw it on sale I couldn't help myself. And luckily I have my parents in law, this was sold out online so my mum in law went to the closest store and got it for me.
It was heavier than I expected since the size of each shadow is so small.
Anyway I love the mix of colours :)
It comes with 30 different colours - 21 matt, 7 shimmery and 2 glittery.
I was a bit sad, the glittery ones are not as good as I hoped, you don't see the glitter so well.
Also some of the very light colours are not very pigmented and you know layer on layer is not the best. However some of the darker ones gives a great colour, I like a lot!
Also see below are some way of what to mix to get the look.
I don't think I will buy this again, but I'm sure to use the colours I like until the end. It's good to bring for travel as there are so many colours, however it's quite large so not sure how to bring it...
well well.. it's an ok palette.

Score
★★★/★★★★★








You can buy it here: Nature Republic Homepage

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Round 3


I cannot believe it's time to go again.
Round 3 this year and who knows it might not be the last?!
If you have followed my blog the past year you know where I am heading..
If you are new, I'm heading south to Hamburg!!
It's going to be a very busy week ahead.

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Holiday & All Night

SNSD is back!
Can't believe they have been around for 10 years already. It feels like it was just a year or two since they first debuted...and it means I'm older too!! lol

Which song do you like the most?
Holiday or All Night?






I like All night better ^^

Friday, 4 August 2017

Another beetroot and feta cheese pie

Last time I made this beetroot and feta cheese pie I used regular dough.
This time I bought filo dough. And I think it turned out very nice! I folded the extra dough around and it looks like a beautiful flower. I cannot wait to try it.
It's my fave vegetarian dish these days.

Deliciousness :)



Thursday, 3 August 2017

I know I'm a fast walker when...

In my phone I have an app that count my steps..
Today it got over excited or maybe I did!?
It showed I was riding a bike... but in reality I was walking, I know I'm a fast walker but ^^;;


Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Bibimbap lunch at home

Last Sunday we put our heads together again and made some delicious Bibimbap.
Core protein - Oumph. The new veggie food taking over Sweden.
It all turned out delicious!!

It's fun to cook together :)

Rice with oumph, kimchi, spring onions, shiitake, beansprouts, spinach, cucumber, and an egg.
All mixed with Korean red pepper paste.

MADLY DELICIOUS!


Monday, 31 July 2017

Mickey and Minnie in Korean

How many has seen this video yet??
Isn't it cute? It's the first time in a long time I saw Mickey and Minnie in Korean.
Funny thing is that this so remind me of my hubby and I trying to be the smartest one...lol

ENJOY

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Delicious memories




I went here a few years ago with my bestie.
We tried some really delicious items! And compare to foods/drinks at Disney in the US, Japanese Disney is cheap...! When I visited I tried a few, and I really..really liked the Curry one!
It's a fun thing to buy and eat.
If you are Japanese (or a child) you might buy the can that you can bring home and bring whenever you visit, so you can fill up on popcorn throughout the day.
Each vendor sells it's own popcorn bucket, the most expensive was the one with Duffy.
Do you know Duffy? I had NO IDEA until my friend told me. I had seen the bear ever since I first went to Japan but I thought it was a Japanese character. But no, it's a plush Mickey gave to Minnie.
I have no idea but in Japan this bear is the most popular and way more expensive. It has it's own store at Disney Sea. I was surprised of the prices and Japanese people buying items like crazy.

I wish we'd fun more popcorn in Sweden. And not sweet ones only.
I remember in Korea at the movies they'd sell different ones like Green tea, caramel ,cheese, onion etc. My fave was of course Green tea.

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Soufflé Omelette



I saw this on YT by a few chefs, I kinda got stuck on this video because it was short.
We had this for dinner the other day.
But we added some veggies and italian sausage on the side. And in the omelette I added mozzarella cheese and truffle oil. It was so delicious. As we had more eggs than this video, don't forget to have a large pan..haha
My hubby needs food and get fat (he is so skinny, perfect to be a kpop star..lol)

Friday, 28 July 2017

다이노소어



This is a very cute song, it's about one of Chanhyuks childhood dreams.
It's a very cute song and has an awesome arrangement!
What a comeback, a bit sad they are not promoting but that's life right ^^

ENJOY!

Lyrics

나의 옛날 동네
옛날 동네 반지하 빌라엔
네 가족 오순 도순
오순 도순 잘 살고 있었네

화장실 문 밑엔
쥐가 파놓은 구멍이
매일 밤 뒤척거리시던 아버지
No problem
난 아무것도 몰랐거든

아직도 그때가 생생해
무서울게 없었던 어리기만 한 나를
펄쩍 뛰게 한
펄쩍 뛰게 한
펄쩍 뛰게 한
Dinosaur

어릴 적 내 꿈에 나온 Dinosaur
어릴 적 내 꿈에 나온 Dinosaur

비명과 함께 깼네
함께 깼네 네 가족이 다 같이
따스한 이부자리
이부자리 두 발로 걷어찼지


엄마는 날 안아줘
내 못 감추는 울먹임
TV 보며 진정하라 하셨지
깜빡깜빡 거리네
까만 방이 번쩍거리네

아직도 그 꿈이 생생해
무서울게 없었던 어리기만 한 나를
펄쩍 뛰게 한
펄쩍 뛰게 한
펄쩍 뛰게 한
Dinosaur

어릴 적 내 꿈에 나온 Dinosaur
어릴 적 내 꿈에 나온 Dinosaur

우리 집 창문을 부수고
내 가족에게 포효하던
널 다시 만나면
그땐 너보다
더 크게 소리 지를래
더 크게 소리 지를래
더 크게 소리 지를래
더 크게 소리 지를래
Dinosaur

어릴 적 내 꿈에 나온 Dinosaur
어릴 적 내 꿈에 나온 Dinosaur

Thursday, 27 July 2017

마이 아이섀도우 (글리터)


Earlier this year Innisfree launched their My Palette series.
They launch several items so the customer could customize. I really wish to make my own palette but I want to wait until I go to South Korea. I want to test the items out before making the final selection.

To try out a part of it I decided to get an eyeshadow. I went for the glitter one as I wanted my eyes to glow a bit for the wedding. I chose this blush colour with glitter.
I got this one in number 16. Brilliant crape myrtle (찬란한 백일홍)
This is very pigmented and can be used in many ways to get the desired look.
As I did my makeup in the morning, it still looked good in the evening, if wanted you can always retouch a bit. And yes some glitter came off but it wasn't like I had glitter all over my face so I cannot say anything bad with this one (this specific colour). To wash it off, itcomes off with a regular make up remover. You do not need to rub too much which is very good.
I'm very pleased and look forward to set my foot in an Innisfree shop and built my palette :)

Score
★★★★★/★★★★★




16 찬란한 백일홍

You can buy it here, and also see all other items you can add into a palette or buy as a single.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Hola Hola

The summer is moving on, it kinda feels that we are coming to an end already.
Still we are only at the end of July.
Don't ask me why, however this song sure keeps the summer up!!

ENJOY!!


Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Black bean noodles and sweet sour pork

I'm ticking off my cravings one by one.
As you might know, I was on a strict wedding diet and shredded lots of kilos on the way.
Yes it felt good!! Although I do not want to be as strict as prior the wedding, I decided to follow it during the weekdays, and have my cheat days on weekends!

I have wanted this for quite some time and since we are not going to Korea any day soon I asked to make this at home!
This week's cheat food was the Korean Jjajangmyeon (짜장면) and Tangsuyuk  (탕수육).
To get the BEST of the BEST. I googled a lot and took inspiration from here and there.
My hubby helped too and in the end we decided on how to proceed.

For the noodles our biggest inspiration was from Korean chef Baek Jong-won.
He put a lot of green onions in the base and no added potatoes. We added pork loin, onions and the blackbean sauce. and let it all cook together 
Wow it turned out nice.

As for the sweet and sour pork, it seems the key ingredient to get the crunch is to let potato or corn starch sit in water, 1,5-2 h before pouring out the water. Add an egg and mix, that batter wow!!
double frying is the best, the taste and crunch is to die for.
The sauce however, I trusted my usual Youtube inspirations but I was not pleased with the outcome, in the end I had to do my own show to get the perfect taste. I followed what they said but to be it tasted like water and water only. Anyhow it turned out great!!!

If you wonder about the noodles, we picked up noodles from the asian grocery market, specially made for cooking jjajangmyeon. You can use Udon or "kalguksu" noodles.
Kal = knife, "guksu" = noodles. 
I like both but the udon is a bit more chewy  and that's why we chose those noodles this time around.



Monday, 24 July 2017

미샤 브러쉬 클리너


One of the things I hate the most is to clean brushes!!
But then I found this item from Korean Missha, it totally saved my day! This is the Missha Brush Cleaner and it doesn't need water. you just open, swipe on the white part and brush off on the black and done! It only takes a few seconds to clean the brush!!!
It's easy and quick to use! Perfect for a lazy person like me and also very travel friendly.
I'm in love with this brush cleaner!
It's also very cheap. 6000 won! Aprox 5.5 USD. And like I said, it's very light so it's easy to bring around! If you hate to clean brushes... this is the item for you!
I bet you can get it from various online stores that offers worldwide shipping - Gmarket, yesstyle, amazon etc. Or if you visit Korea just visit any Missha store :)

Score
★★★★★/★★★★★


Missha's homepage

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Our wedding menu


We served a 3 course menu on our wedding, plus wedding cake.
Yes, a lot of food but it was a long day so people needed food. ^^
A few months before the wedding we were presented with a menu of 4 of each - starters, mains and desserts. They had put them in a full menu but we were told we could mix how we wanted.
In the end we chose to try 2 of each, and non of them came from the same menu.

Once we got to the venue, they had also prepared drinks to go along..aka wines.
It was very nice to be able to try the food, and it was delicious. We knew as we decided, this is going to be great!
Also the size of the portions were large, great as we were scared..what if they are hungry etc.

Before dinner started all guests were offered a small cheese pies as appetizer outside in the garden along with champagne :)

Note: I also loaded up with Chips and Candy upstairs just in case people would be hungry.
In the end we had a lot left over..haha

The presentation looks so nice and it was so delicious, they also accommodated all guests with various food restrictions - vegetarian, allergies etc.
I'm so grateful to the chefs and hosts of the wedding venue! They did a fantastic job!!!!



Our starter.
Lobster and crayfish salad, sesame mayonnaise, pickled radish, fennel, sea coral,
toasted panko and shiso.


Our Main
Deer with juniper berry jus, Pommes Anna, celeriac cream and fried kale.




Our Dessert
Chocolate parfait (Bolivia 68%), variation of sea buckthorn, chocolate crumb, salted caramel sauce.

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Ddeokbokki night

One of my largest cravings during my wedding diet was to eat ddeokbokki - Korean Spicy rice cakes.
Who loves ddeokbokki? I do ^^
Last Sunday we decided to have a ddeokbokki feast. And I'm very good at making this dish, no kidding.. my hubby and all my friends I have made it for - Korean, Chinese, Western.. all loves my way of doing it.
This time I added some extras. I usually do not have sausage or cabbage but I found some recipes so I wanted to try it out ^^ All served with korean radish kimchi - ggakdukki!

What you cannot see is an onion, it was added.
As well as Korean chili paste, sugar, black pepper, and water.
We also added some dumplings ^^




This is so easy to make, slice and dice and put it into the pan and it will cook by itself.
You need to stir now and then to get it all mixed and cooked.
but if having dumplings, be gentle. Also you need to pre-cook your eggs. Eggs are good for digestion as the food is salty and spicy.