August 26, 2012

My first Appearance in Alexa Eden's Welcome to Insanity

I'm very excited to show you my very first appearance as a dancer in the debut single of Alexa Eden: Welcome to Insanity!!!

I'm the one in green...

Hope you like it as well! Because I'm really relieved it turned out so well. All the hard work payed off. We spent a couple days making and rehearsing the choreography, and then several nights shooting the video, driving to different places and repeating the dance over and over again... It really was hard work. But in the end, it was worth the sore muscles, sleepless nights and exhaustion.

August 25, 2012

"Surfing" at IKEA

My boyfriend had a good time going to IKEA with me...


Great surprise this morning

A huge surprise waited for me this morning at 7 am. The postman somehow ended up playing hide and seek because he went to all the other floors except mine. In the end, he gave up and ringed my bell to tell me to get it myself... He was obviously upset and I didn't tell him that he could see from the arrangement of name tags and bells on which floor the people live.maybe next time.

My sweet friend M. sent me this as graduation gifts from Japan. Thank you so so much, my love.

Very cute lavender slippers and greentea cookies from Mochez (<< click >>). I love everything made of greentea... It's so delicious and I tell myself it's healthier than usual sweets. Japanese always put so much thoughts and work into everything. You have to love them ^.^
I will wear the slippers whenever I travel. The most amazing thing is that they fit do you know my size? Simply wonderful.

August 20, 2012

(Wedding) Party Decoration

As I've mentioned before, I've bought 12 LED lights that can be used for balloons. In this case, I bought some more red heart-shaped balloons (15 pieces) and decorated my friend's wedding eve with them. The kids loved it and took several of them home... I'm not sure, if I would use red balloons again because I think white balloons will transmit the light better and thus there's a nicer effect but anyway, it was cute and my friend liked it. So mission accomplished...

If you're interested, here's the link to eBay: << click >>. I paid 5$ for 12 LED lights including shipping.

Please keep in mind that it's sent from China. Since German customs are pickier than other countries, it takes longer to get here than to others - maybe about one month. My lights took longer than the actual PayPal complaining time of 45 days so that I even got my money back... I think it was because customs in my city moved to a different office and thus it took even longer than usually.

My balloons are from a store called McPaper, they cost about 2,50€.

August 19, 2012

Good Luck by Ladybug

When I came home from my friend's wedding, this is what I found... Isn't it cute? A ladybug hugging my vase.

I take it as a good sign for my new home ^.^ Anyway, I feel much better now...

August 17, 2012

Outfit #18 - Maid of Honor again

I've said that many times already, right? It's the year of the weddings. My friend married in a castle in my parents' city. It was a nice day, not too warm, almost a little chilly but well, it was fine. The sun was out as well. My friend looked gorgeous. Unfortunately, I can't show you the bride because she wouldn't appreciate it at all... She wore a short white wedding gown with a bell-shaped lower part. The hair was done by a hair dresser and the makeup by Douglas.

All I can show you is my outfit. I wore the Max Mara dress from the Metzingen outlet haul << click >>, Buffalo pumps. My clutch was from Bijoux Brigitte, a present from a friend. The bracelets are from H&M, the necklace from a Chinese perl factory in Beijing and the earrings are made of Larimar from the Dominican Republic.

I made a simple French braid staring from my left temple down to the right ear, then twisting everything to a little bun and fixing everything with hairspray and bobby pins.

Here's also my makeup. Since I've stayed in the same color family through all weddings, it's almost the same makeup as in Switzerland.

Here are my products:

  1. Maybelline Matti-Teint foundation in Natural Beige
  2. Maybelline Coverstick #24 green corrects redness
  3. Maybelline pure.cover mineral concealer #01 nude beige
  4. Astor Anti Shine Mattitude #005 powder
  5. Essence Ballerina Backstage LE - Eye Soufflé #01 dance the swan lake - as a base all over the lid and under the brow bow.
  6. Maybelline Color Tattoo #40 Permanent Taupe (#35 Tough as Taupe in the US) in the outer corner of the eyes to deepen the area.
  7. Maybelline Color Tattos #20 Turqoise Forever (#40 Tenacious Teal in the US) on the whole lid, as well as an eyeliner on the lower lash line, also on the lower water line.
  8. P2 eye dream #030 (Morning Blues) to set the Turqoise eye liner and blend the eye shadow.
  9. Catrice gel eyeliner #020 (It's Mambo Nr.2) in dark brown as an eyeliner on my upper lash line.
  10. Rival de Loop eye brow pencil in dark brown.
  11. P2 Sunshine Powder #030 Bali Heat as a bronzer.
  12. ELF Blush #90421 Berry Merry
  13. Maybelline Colorsensational Lipstick #235 Warm Me Up
  14. Maybelline False Lash Effect Volume Express - black waterproof
EDIT: I almost forgot my beloved new mascara, the Maybelline False Lash Effect Volume Express in black waterproof . The head is very flexible and its brush looks like eye lashes but it works wonders! 

August 10, 2012

Recipe: Tamago Sushi

I love sushi. Every time I order sushi, I will get Tamago sushi in whatever form as nigiri or regular sushi. It is sweet egg with rice and some dried pork that looks like cotton - it is called rousong 肉鬆 << click >>. When I was little, I used to love to eat it with plain rice. It's mostly eaten with rice soup during breakfast but they're also part of other meals, not only breakfast. Chinese don't have "normal" breakfast. We eat rice all the time and it's always warm... Anyway, back to Japanese sushi... I like to make sushi, when I'm invited. I especially like Tamago sushi because it doesn't contain fresh fish so it's not dangerous if you let it sit for a couple hours.

Besides, Tamago sushi is very easy to prepare at home. You will only need the following ingredients:

  • 1 cup of sushi rice
    • Water
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 1 tbsp sugar
    • 1 cup Japanese vinegar (mild)
  • Bamboo mat
  • 5 Nori
  • Rousong from the Asia store
  • 5 yolk, but I actually use 3 eggs, not only the yolk.
    • 2 tbsp sugar
Then you follow these instructions:
  • Prepare the sushi rice with the ingredients above. Cook the rice with water and a hint of salt. When it's done, add the vinegar and sugar. Wait until it's cooled down.
  • Now make 5 sweet omelettes with either the yolk or whole eggs.
  • Lay a nori on the bamboo mat, put rice all over the nori. Then, add an omelette and a little rousong. Roll everything to a nice tight sushi roll.
  • Repeat 4 times.
My other favorite sushi contains eel but it's not as easy to prepare, they have a lot of bones and I don't know how to make them. They're also very oily but they are soooo tasty ^.^

Making sushi rolls is not that easy either. You need a little bit of practice until the rolls are tight and small enough. I tend to overload them but it's important to keep the amount of filling as little as possible.

August 9, 2012

Long time no see...

I moved to my new apartment and everything went well. I only had two shocking moments...

For half an hour I thought I lost my iPad and I almost panicked because nothing was organized and I didn't know where to start looking but then it turned out to lay peacefully on my ledge. And then, after everything was clean and in place, I started writing on my dissertation again... Oh my... My professor's notes on the last version were nowhere to be found. I looked everywhere, even at my boyfriend's home... Then yesterday, we had a meet-up and I had to confess that I lost them... Turned out, HE got them. Haha... So nothing's lost during this move.

Right now I'm on my way to the next wedding as maid of honor. It's my last distraction before the due date next month... I keep saying it's 9/11 but it's 9/10... But anyway I have to be done the week before because I have to print and bind several versions. I think I'm quite on track though... I've got 124 pages right now. Most chapters are written, only my discussion and conclusion are missing but it's makable.

Since the wedding is only civil and there's only the wedding-eve party after that, I didn't prepare too much. I'm not too sure how these wedding-eves work because it's my very first one. The bride wasn't very informative and didn't need any help whatsoever... So, I only got the task to make a cake for the party. I also bought some LEDs for balloons that will illuminate them for several hours. I guess that'll look nice. I'll show you some pics, when they're hanging.