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Saturday, 26 November 2011

Christmas is in the air

...and today we're going to the first Christmas fair this year! <3 It's going to be so much fun! I'll fill you in if I found something on it. And better yet... Last year I walked alone, and this year we're a whole bunch of friends going! I'm so looking forward to it. <3

And then the ever-returning question...what on Earth am I going to wear?! 

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Winter lights

Up here in the North, winter to me means two things - longer nights and shorter days, and candles in every window to light up in the dark. It's so pretty and it gives such a cozy, lovely feeling. <3 Unlike in other parts of the world, we don't have all that much Christmas lights. Just enough to make it look like the gardens are strewn with stars, and candles in the windows.
This sunday is the first of Advent, so these seven-branched chandeliers have been popping up in windows - ours too. To get up in the morning, when it's all dark, to these chandeliers... *sigh* I love it. <3 And I look forward to the day when we'll have our own house in the country, when it will be even darker and more silent in the winter. And torches in the snow. <3 We don't have any snow yet but hopefully it will arrive in time for Christmas.
When the lights will glow in the dark like fireflies. Ahh, I can't wait! <3

I'll share a little bit of Swedish Christmas with you. <3

(You can find more pictures at this homepage)

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Boxed lunches

Nothing for a while, and then two updates in a day! That's a good sign, I think. XD

Anyway. *cough* I've had a few curious questions about my boxed lunches, since I almost never bring food that needs to be heated. All of you who make bento boxes know what I mean - boxes with small portions of various different things, that look cute. :)
The thing is, my boxed lunches aren't random. I don't just pick some stuff and put it together, and then just eat small portions. I suppose you could call it "iso food" if you want a name for it, but really, they're mainly inspired by Japanese bento.

So what's really in there? Do you just make some onigiri and decorate it cute? What these boxes are, is packed with nutrition. A little bit of a lot of things. In my bento boxes I first of all have either rice, noodles or rice- or flourbased things (like fish pancakes - they have flour or riceflour in them). Then I have some kind of meat - usually fish of some kind or chicken. Most often the fish is whitefish since I like crabsticks (they are crab-flavoured whitefish).
Then I have some kind of diary product, like cottage cheese for example. And vegetables (most often it's a mix of various things, from leeks and cucumber to radish and carrots). And then fruit. I also usually have eggs of some kind - either boiled or omelet or something like that.

A lot of ingredients, isn't it? :) Yes, it is, but in small amounts, all of them. Here's a suggestion of a lunched box:

Noodle omelet

- A thin omelet (like a pancake) made from eggs, seasoned with Japanese soy sauce, mirin, fish broth and lemon juice.
- Fill it with noodles that you first boil until soft, then fry with leeks cut in tiny pieces (the noodles need to be cut as well), seasoned with your favourite seasoning. I prefer chow mein for this.
- Put some noodles on the omelet, and roll it tightly. "Glue" it together with some egg.
- Put 1/4 or 1/3 of it in your boxed lunch, put it on a bed of thinly cut salad.

Cottage cheese salad

- A little cottage cheese mixed with a piece of apple cut it tiny pieces, some regular, grated cheese and - if you feel adventurous - a little bit of either smoked ham or smoked sausage. You can also add a little boiled egg (just the white) if you like.
- Take just a large tablespoon in your lunch.


- Cut cucumber in thin slices and put it in an empty jar.
- Mix a little water and vinegar essence in a bowl, a pinch of salt, a little bit of white pepper. Pour into the jar and shake it. Let it sit for a little while (at least ten minutes), and then add a few slices of it on top of your salad.

Well that's one lunch. :) Easy, isn't it?


I'm back! <3 Did you miss me? :)

I realised today that it's been ten days since I last updated - I'm sorry! I've just had so much to do, so I've been too tired to blog. :( Yesterday I had a test, and it at first came off as really...strange. It had no points we could see, and it was very difficult, with lots of trick questions. It didn't seem like a test at all! I was thinking about it, and today I think I understand the purpose of the test.
You'd think we'd get a test on C++, but I don't think that's really what the test was about. I think it was a test to see if we have learned how a compiler/program "thinks", and I think it was also a way to make us understand the importance of readable code. I have a feeling that our teacher might pass anyone that got there and made the test, just because he thought of it as a way to teach us. It felt like he wanted us to start discussing.
I can't be sure though, but it's a hunch.

Yesterday I started playing a new facebook game. :) And before you go 'no, not facebook games!' on me, let me explain. ;) It's a new game that seems highly inspired by Tangled (the movie, here you go: Tangled), and it's called Castleville. It's really cute! <3 You play a queen who has a kingdom that's been overrun by darkness, and you have to dispell the darkness and build your castle. :) It's still in the beta so a little buggy, but it's so cute and the music is lovely. <3

Now I just have to resist playing all weekend so I can get some work done too. XD So far there aren't any annoying pop-ups and they're not trying to make you spend real money, which is a relief. I hate that stuff. I hope they won't add it later.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011


This morning I woke up to a brilliant sunrise, so brilliant that I wish to share it with you. <3 This was seen just outside my window as I got up, so I just had to take a photo! Isn't it gorgeous? <3

I'm being ridiculously busy, hence the a bit irregular updates at the moment. There's so much schoolwork! @.@

Saturday, 5 November 2011


Someone said we all learn something new every day, but I don't think that's exactly true. However, when we learn something new I think most of the time it's a positive thing. :) Today, I learned something new: Entelecheia. Do you know what it is?
Entelecheia is the potential of a living thing, the actual possibilities that exist within each living being. It may not be the potential that is drawn out - but what could be drawn out. We all have potential and possibility within ourself, and if we don't use it, it's wasted. The word entelecheia was coined by Aristotle, the famous philosopher that lived during that -300. I like the thought of entelecheia, because I think everyone have that potential, the possibility to become something - but not everyone has the same potential - and I think that's a great thing. :)

If you want to read up more about entelecheia, here's a link: Entelecheia (Opens in a new window.)

Good night everyone. <3

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

A grown up Christmas list

It's that time of year now, when plans are made and wish lists are shared... Like every year, I have a single wish, and I can't say it better than my favourite Christmas song. :) So I will share it with you, once again. <3

This year it's Kelly singing it, and she does an excellent job. <3