Tuesday, July 29, 2014

7 things that makes me happy

7 things that makes me happy!

Succulents! I'm obsessed with these plants! Not only are they beautiful but the're also easy to care for! They can withstand the heat easily and don't require much water!

Water melon! There's no such thing as an empty fridge these days! There's always a huge watermelon taking up all the space, haha! ^^ Perfect to cool down and also fill up on water which I drink too little of.

Cool showers. There's nothing like a cool shower after work!!! Ahhhh!!! So good!!!! The only thing better than a cool shower is a dip in the big blue! I went there a few days ago and It was absolutely magical! (I totally regret not bringing my camera) If only the beach wasn't so far away (or if I had a car) I'd go there every day!

New pants/leggings! So comfortable I want to wear them all the time! Though it has been to warm even for these lately..

Swallows. Officially my new favorite animal! They're everywhere in this city! And they're not very shy either so I got a chance to watch them really closely a couple of times. They seems to be so happy as they fly around catching insects. ♥

My desk. I find this little mint green and light blue corner of my desk particularly happy and relaxing!

Sleeping under the stars. The heat has been unbearable to me during night so I decided to set camp at my balcony ^^ Ahh, absolutely wonderful!! A bit cooler than indoors! I slept like a baby! ^^

How's your July coming along? Do you have a heat wave where you live as well?

Tuesday, July 22, 2014



Original title: Rent-a-neko
Country: Japan
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Stars: Mikako Ichikawa

Sayoko is a eccentric but lonely young woman living in cozy house with a bunch of cats as company. She find it a lot easier to get along with cats than with humans, though she seems to long for a human connection and wants to improve on this matter. She make goals and hang them on her wall to inspire her to do better.

For a living she runs all kinds of businesses from trading stocks to reading peoples fortunes, though her rent a cat business is probably her favorite. She lends her cats to people who feel lonely which probably reflects her more than she realizes. And we get to follow her on her journey as she finds new customers.

This movie is funny and lovely to watch. Sayoko makes the funniest faces and she's so adorably cute and original in every way there is. It's hard not to fall in love with her. She's kindhearted and caring and she soon became an inspiration to me. Not to mention I want a house like hers!

What troubled me the most with this movie was the looping theme. The story keeps repeating itself which is something I personally wholeheartedly hate. It bores me to see the pattern and to know what is going to happen. Though despite this I was still able to enjoy this movie, because it is beautifully filmed, has incredible scenery and very interesting characters.

The ending was a bit unsatisfying too in my opinion, because I wanted more of a development and more of a conclusive ending. I would have loved to see Sayoko find what she was looking for. But maybe I'll like it better the second time I watch this. That's usually the case for me anyway :) Despite the critique it's well worth to watch!

And if anyone has any suggestions where to buy asian DVD/blu-rays, please let me know! I'm having a really hard time to get my hands on these!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Instax shots, July

I carried around my Instax all previous weekend! Here's a few shots! :)

Keshiki Bonsai

When I visited the Botanical garden I brought a little souvenir home... :)

A book on how to create your own small Japanese miniature landscape in a pot! This book is filled with beautiful pictures and simple step-by-step instructions. The creations are so beautiful and inspiring I've been having a hard time to put it aside when dinner is ready! ^^ Now I really want to try to make something like this myself! :)

Friday, July 18, 2014

the light of Eärendil, our most beloved star

When I first spotted these at the second hand store I couldn't believe my eyes. My imagination ran wild and I kept hearing Galadriel's voice in my head "I give you the light of Eärendil, our most beloved star". And the more I look at them, the more I feel as if they contain a whole galaxy.

Adventures with my sister, part 2

And here's the rest of the photos from our weekend together! :)

We blew soap bubbles ^^

My sister found some comfort in a giant bunny after losing an auction.

I got this super intense urge to try some pretty hair tutorials I found on youtube and since I can't make them on myself my sister didn't have much of a choice XD Tutorial.

We went to an eco cafe for the first time! It was really different (in a good way!)

The view was great too!

My sister found a cute tiny frog!

We went to the lock area again.

We climbed another mountain to get a good spot to see the ships and the sun set.

My sister didn't bring her camera so she took the funniest selfies with mine instead XD

And that was that! ^^

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Hyrule Historia

The most amazing book landed in my mailbox some days ago.

Legend of Zelda  - Hyrule Historia

I think most people my age have a relationship with these games/characters in one way or another. Mine is just as cliche as you can possibly imagine ^^ I was 12 years old and fell - head over heels - for Link. He was my first fictional love and - truth to be told - still my heart beat a bit faster whenever I see a picture of him ^^

*gasp* (。* ﹃ *。)