Saturday, June 06, 2015

Home-cooked Vegetable Pasta

On most days I'm super tired to do anything after work. But on some days I feel like cooking some pasta and having some wine. :3

This year, I have resorted to an almost 70% veg diet -- mostly because I choose it.

I eat less (almost less than 10%) pork than I used to, I have learned to eat lean chicken meat (I used to hate the lean parts), and less fried stuff. But sometimes the fried stuff are inevitable!! =_= I also don't eat chicken skin anymore since a long time ago (oh, but you don't know how much I love the skin!).

But anyhow that's not really what I meant to blab about in this post.

I actually made some decent all-veg pasta. Aubergines, Mushrooms, Tomatoes, Thyme, Basil, Black Olives, lots of Garlic.:D



Was absolutely gorgeous. :3

Monday, May 25, 2015

Shopping :: Kawaii Haul, Crafts, Etc

On Instagram this week:
[FOLLOW if you haven't already.:3]



I am very bad at crochet but I quite enjoy just looping endlessly and randomly in rounds, and it ended up like this! :3

The adorable cat notepad was thrifted-- boy, do I love warehouse sales! The notebook was the last of it left and cost me about 70yen/0,50eur. Not bad.



And then from Daiso I bought some bento boxes and cute fork & spoon set.



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I also bought this drinking glass (thought it was nice),



which would be perfect for overnight oats / enjoying my cereal in the morning.



It says 'Not for hot products.'



And the glass is Made in Mexico. Actually the quality isn't so bad.



The mug beside my crochet. I'm actually making more of these to give to my friends.



Crafting is therapeutic, I tell you. Doing these kinds of things after a stressful day is...very relaxing.



And crafting coupled with some Earl Grey just sets the mood. :3

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My morning coffee in my favourite Little Miss Giggles mug.



Who likes the Mr. Men and Little Miss Series as much as I do?? X3

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The cute fork and spoon from Daiso before I opened them.



These were the bento boxes from Daiso, really cute with the Matryoshka design.















I'm also super crazy about Rilakkuma since a long time ago (haha).



So, naturally, I'd be super tempted to buy a Rilakkuma product when I see one.



Btw, on the right in the photo above -- is a blue lantern, made with cloth (not paper!), wonderful quality.
(Prior to this, I bought paper ones for 3x the price at Daiso.)

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Notepads -- really handy for when I travel. I always find physical notes better than having it in my mobile. (Well, considering how many times my memory card failed me. I used 2x Kingston 64GB and wrecked both. Thee was no other brand available so I had no choice. Now I'm using a 32gb TDK and hope it lasts me longer. I have used TDK before and it works just fine.)



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Rilakkuma fridge magnet / and works doouble as a hook.



The legs are bendable.



Just how adorable is it!



And the hands too.



It's quite small actually.



These are the uses:







('o')



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Bought some stickers for postcrossing:



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And jelly cases for my phone... I swear I'm always dropping it. :O (I've never been so clumsy but for some reason I just have terrible grip on this phone....)



funky yellow or mint green one?



I'm using yellow at the moment (for everyday) but I really love the cool mint one (which is why I'm keeping it).

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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Cappuccino Thins

Because I loved the Ginger thins so much, I bought this to try.





Was surprised these actually tasted quite plain though. And did not taste like cappuccino at all.



I much prefer the ginger thins and its super fragrant cookie -- of cinammon, cloves, and ginger. Those, exactly.

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On a different note,

The reason behind my not being able to post lately -- is because I decided to terminate my ISP subscription. It has served me well for some years but since last year it has just been terrible. The service too. I hate having to call every single minute/hour because they keep cutting off my connectivity. Yep, everytime I download, everytime I open a page. And everytime I call they stall and ask the same fucked up questions (very impertinent) that doesn't fix the problem. Service is super terrible and since the month end was coming I decided I didn't want it anymore.

Problem is I can't live without the internet....T_T

I'm leeching off my neighbour's wifi during the weekends.. but on the weekdays I have to borrow from my sis.x_X Her connection is quite slow.. but I know I shouldn't be complaining. Haha. :P (My 1 download should be finished by now but this one would need 2h15 more.T_T

Have also sacrificed playing KnS on my mobile. :O I've been addicted to this game for months but without internet anytime it's impossible to advance and get the bonuses. I'm Lv.80 (which is the cap for now), but equip still needs upgrades.

I haven't decided which provider to subscribe to for now.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Incoming mail 20150429



Wonderful surprises from this morning!



I was surprised to find a small note and coin -- I totally forgot I had requested for these a few months back. (I changed my profile and omitted that part)

It sure was interesting to see something like this from Ukraine, especially since I've never been.



A 10-cent coin from the Ukraine.





One of the nicest stamps I have received so far:



A beautiful 2013-2014 Euromaidan Stamp:



This was the postcard she sent:



[Where to get this postcard / Wiki: Cossacks / Wiki: Zaporozhian Cossacks / About the artist: Антін Манастирський / ]

The other card was from the USA



And a Christmas Forever stamp:



I get a lot of the Earth ones from the USA, but this one's new to me.:D



Friday, April 24, 2015

A reply card from Lithuania and others

Hey people.

These arrived today!!




Sorry I am always posting about my mail. Haha. It's just that I haven't been up to anything lately except exchange postcards with strangers... and letters with a friend from blogging. Lol.

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Remember the handmade card I made in March? (Should be on my instagram)



I sent the card to Lithuania (who likes sketches, artsy stuff, and watercolour.

And I was pleased that she loved the card so much she offered to send a card back.:3



It was a watercolour card! (which I was requesting for on my profile)



Isn't it beautiful? It shows the old city streets of Vilnius.

To my surprise, she sent not one, but two cards!



I have never received anything from Lithuania and having these for my first cards can't be any better,



I'm guesaing everyone on postcrossing has at least one roll of washi tape! :P



Official postcrossing card.



I also received pretty stamps from Lithuania..




Cute hedgehog sticker on the envelope.



More stamp photos:















Space stamp:



Seal on the envelope.



I bought one of these things (the stamper), but couldn't find this sealer thing.



I don't know what they are called (they are not popular here), and I showed it to every bookstore I know of but couldn't find any.

This is what I bought:







I hope I get to use it soon...:3

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