Wednesday, January 30, 2013

2nd Little Lolita Friends Meet-Up

Hello my cute mauw-mauws,

on the 19th of January I'd finally met my lil beloved Lolita-Gang again! This time PrincessTenko could also take part ~ yaay! ^__^

Well, like last time we met up in Düsseldorf and strolled on the Japan-Meile. First, we did some Puris together. It was a lot of fun.

This time even the Theme-Purikura-Automat was workable again:

Then we went to a nearby sushi restaurant. Next up were, as usual, the supermarket, Takagi's Book Store and Bakery Taka. Time was running pretty fast this afternoon and before we split up again we went to the Bubble Tea Store "BoboQ". BoboQ got one of the tastiest Bubble Tea's. <3

Around 5pm we went back to the main train station and said goodbye. I almost had shed an tear in doing so.  0>///<0 We won't see each other for a pretty long time now. Our next meeting is planned in the beginning of April, then we want to visit the Eko-Garden in Düsseldorf and make beautiful outdoor photos. I am really looking forward to this event! ^___^

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Me in the newspaper

Hello my lovely mauw-mauws,

for me it was a kind of surprise as I get to know that I was yesterday in our biggest local newspaper. I am pretty happy that the mum of my office-colleague called my colleague at shortly after 7:30am and informed us about me being in the newspaper - so I was at least a little bit prepared for all the comments and attention I would get later on during that day. @__@
I never thought that a newspaper article would make someone that important and interesting. I do not want to sound like a poser, but to be honest I guess me in the newspaper, was THAT topic of the day during the workday and also in the evening.

But, why Im in the newspaper at all!?
Last spring I had a shooting (in Lolita-Fashion of course!) for a local exhibition called "52 Wochen". It is a photo project which shows the variety of the people living in the Euregio Maas-Rhein. You can see pictures of the Shooting here: 52 Wochen - Photo Shooting.
The exhibition opened officially last November, I also had visited the exhibition opening which was a great experience: 52 Wochen - Exhibition Opening.
Marco, who took the photos of me for the exhibition, told me that some of the portraits will be also printed in our local newspaper... I almost forgot about that fact and then well, yesterday it seems like it was my turn. ^__^6 It was an absolute strange feeling, seeing myself in the newspaper.. and the news article about me was pretty big.. I didn't expected that it would be that large.. no wonder that everybody instantly recognized or better discovered me! I am really happy that almost all of my colleagues are pretty cool and nice persons and everyone seemed to like the article and the photo. ^___^ Even if I gave only one single person an understanding of Lolita-fashion I am happy!

After my workday was finished, Kuraude und Mochi visited me and  the two were at that time probably the two only persons on that day who didn't knew that I was in the newspaper. I am wondering why the hell I was so stupid to tell them that they can see me in the newspaper. >___< After they get to know this, we went, like agreed before, to a pet shop and then we went to a supermarket. They were pretty naughty there and Mochi even asked the cashier if he may get one of the newspaper examples for free because I (his friend) were printed there and in the meanwhile Kuraude had nothing better to do than to lay her copy of the newspaper wide-open at the conveyor belt so everyone could see the article bout me.. >___>" Little Gadflies.. X'D

Monday, January 21, 2013

Cake Pop Mania!

Hello my sweet mauw-mauws,

Mochi, Kuraude and I were finally infected by the Cake Pop hype and so we tried to make some for the very first time yesterday. One thing beforehand: I didn't expected that making Cake Pop would cost that much time - but it was worth! =)

We used a Cake Pop Maker which Mochi bought. At first I thought that this Cake Pop Maker would be a nice gimmick, but it turns out that it is an extremely helpful (and time-safing) lil machine. This Maker almost works like a waffle maker.

We used a sponge mixture for the Cake Pop and they turned out very fluffy. I LOVE fluffy batter. Due to the fact that we never made some cake pops before, we had a look at several recipes and suited them up for our personal affectations:

receipt for ~60 cake pops:

250g margarine
250g flour
200g sugar
4 eggs
15g baking powder
15g vanillin sugar
1 or 2 squirt of milk

For the frosting we used melted chocolate, a sugar frosting and couverture raspberry.

The sponge mixture itself and the baking time didn't took that much time - but the frosting stuff did.. I guess, we were all pretty happy as we finally decorated the last cake pop. ^__^ All in all we spent about almost 3 hours in making this cake pops..

we are looking a bit exhausted.. ^__^6

In the end I am very satisfied with our first cake pops - they are not the prettiest but they hit the spot, even Don, who hasn't a sweet tooth, really likes them! ^__^

Bon appétit!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

My Cosplays - 6th - Flaaffy (Pokemon)

Hello my cute mauw-mauws,

here's the 6th part of the "My Cosplays"-series: Flaaffy of Pokemon!

This Cosplay is a sort of "last minute" Cosplay, I started creating it only one evening before the 2011's Animagic.

Flaaffy Cosplay – Profile:

Cosplay No.:6
Created in: 2011
Hours to make: ~ 4 h
Weared at: Animagic 2011 (Saturday), Connichi 2011 (Sunday), Pokemon Days 2011, Dokomi 2012 (Sunday)
Japanese name: Mokoko
German name: Waaty

Why do I wanted to Cosplay Flaaffy?

Unlike my almost everlasting love for Charmander from my earliest childhood, I start lovin' Flaaffy only in my twenties. X'D I guess, it started all with catching a Mareep on my Pokemon Diamond Edition.

Any unforgetable experiences?

During the DoKomi I'd met one girl which was absolute delighted by seeing me as Flaaffy. Flaaffy was her favourite Pokemon. <3 This was mega cute.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Development Of The World Doom Baby Rats So Far

Hello my dear mauw-mauws,

it seems just like yesterday as the World Doom Babies were born (see entry World Doomsday Babies). Well, in the meantime, the babies not only growed, they also began to open their eyes and crawling around.  The eight are as sweet as sugar! <3

Quite a lot of people do not like pet rats a lot, but at least since they had seen those little, cute baby rats crawling clumsily around their hearts are melting and their chupped about pet rats (even my mother in law-to-be).

Last friday I, or better Don, took this photo of the eight cuties:

They are all pretty tame, they are licking our fingers but also slightly nibbling. ^___^ You can see, that we have eight baby rats with in total three different coat patterns: There are two (black) "hooded" ones (well the one at the very left on the upper photo is rather a "broken hooded" one), three husky's/roan's and three (black) berkshire.

It's fascinating, how much the eight growed in their first 14 days of life and how much they developed generally. But just have a look at a few photos I took the last two weeks, it is a sort of a photo-timeline:

Day -1 : 20th of December 2012

In less than a day, Joy will give birth to her babies.

Day 0 : 21st of December 2012

Here they are only a few hours old. By now, they do not have any hairs, but you can slightly see that they are already showing pigment. The pretty light spot is their tummy full of milk. ^__^

Day 5 : 26th of December 2012

The Doomsday Babies growed a lot the last few days and the color pigment is now pretty strong. All of them seem to become  pretty dark coat patterns, eventhough their mom got a light coat pattern.

Day 8 : 29th of December 2012

They are still pretty tiny in comparison to their mom. The babies by now starting to get some fuzzy hair. Their eyes are still closed.

Joy is in the moment a very busy pet rat and she is very, very greedy.

Day 13 : 3rd of January 2013

They are all growing and growing day by day and pretty soon they will open their eyes and will begin to explore the world.

Day 14 : 4th of January 2013

During the day all eight cuties opened their eyes finally. On this photo the black berkhire baby rat at the very right got still it's eyes closed - but it will open it's eyes during the evening... <3 Now, with their eyes opened, the eight can't wait to explore the whole world - to Joy's cost.

I have to say, that I already locked the eight in my heart .. it will be pretty hard for me to give them away. I hope that they will all have a great lifetime. Sadly, I am only able to hold two (or maybe?) three female baby rats. Then I would have in total six or seven pet rats (and two rat packs for now) which is pretty much! Im really so sorry but I am to busy to live up to all of them. I want them to be happy and to lead a fine life. Unfortunately, I still cannot say for sure which ones are girls and which are boys.. at the moment I would say that we got five female (2x hooded, 2x husky, 1xberkshire) and three male (1x husky, 2x berkshire).. but Im not that sure, especially regarding the berkshire ones... well, the few next days will bring more serenity I guess. In the moment, I just want to enjoy the time I'll have with them. I am happy that Kuraude will adopt three of them for sure. And with a bit of luck, there is a chance that I will see each baby regularly in the future.. my mum evinced interest in some male babies. I will keep you of course up to date. =)
Thank you for reading.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

My christmas presents 2012

Hello my lovely mauw-mauws,

With this entry I like to show you all my AWESOME christmas gifts I received. <3
Attention: This is gonna be a big entry!
Well, let's start with....

Pokemon Tasten-Abenteuer (Pokemon Typing Adventure)

I knew that I just had to have this game as I saw the japanese trailer for the game. Once I had the chance to play the game during the Frankfurter Buchmesse (see Nintendo at the FBM) my wish to have this game were even more boosted. I am happy that Don gave it to me at christmas. To be honest, I am already avid for that game. X'D

Hello Kitty Swarovski Christmas Edition

Thank God for the cooperation of Sanrio and Swarovski! ^__^ Like almost every girl, I like love jewelry and having precious jewelry of Hello Kitty is double awesome! This year, Don gave this special Hello Kitty christmas pendant to me. <3 I love it!

Hello Kitty Laptop Bag

Since I am owning my stylish pink Sony laptop I am also looking for a stylish laptop bag. I once had a laptop bag but ... I can't find it anymore.. and furthermore it was only a black one, not that good padded and without any extra gimmicks. I was searching for a well padded bag because I want to take my laptop with me when I am going to visit Japan next summer. A few weeks ago I spotted a Hello Kitty laptop bag and my parents now surprised me with giving it as a present to me at christmas.

Kamikaze Girls - DVD

I was always a bit uncertain whether I should watch "THE" movie where a Lolita is one of the main characters. But as Yoko Rosedust stayed for a night at my place she brought that movie with and we watched it and I was really ecstatic bout the movie (see 2. Aix-La-Chapelle Lolita Meet-Up). Actually, I wanted to buy the movie by my own but in the last months and weeks it was pretty difficult to manage to crab the movie for a fair price. I am lucky that I received the movie as a present from my parents.

Nintendo 3DS Game Case

FINALLY - thanks to my parents - I am finally owning such a case for all my 3DS and DS - games. It is very useful!

Visuelles Wörterbuch: Japanisch - Deutsch (visual dictionary: japanese - german)

No matter with who I was talking bout great japanese books/dictionaries: Everyone recommended this book. It is an illustrated guide and seems pretty handy even during a stay in japan. My parents gave it to me as present.

Lonely Planet Sprachführer: Japanisch (phrase book japanese)

A japanese phrase book. If you learning a language ONE book is never enough. The "Lonely Planet"-phrase book includes many useful phrases during a stay in japan. They are written in Kanji/Katakana/Hiragana and in Romaji also and includes pretty much phrases for such "particular" persons like me (I am a vegetarian, lactose-intolerant and got a weak stomach generally).. my parents gave this book to me.

White pair of winter-gloves

Actually those gloves are for children.. but I got pretty small hands. The gloves are very fluffy. <3 I received them also as a gift from my parents.

Pink ankle boots

SIMPLY LOVE. Heretofore I wasn't that shoe-addicted but somehow.. I changed my mind and starting paying shoes more attention. ^__^ My parents gave this pair to me as a present.

Lots of sweets (chocolate)
My parents definitely want me to become fat X'D - I received a big bag ful of chocolates and candy from them. My store cupboard is almost overcrowded now... ^^6

Photo's of my nephew and Don's nieces

3x pair of Hello Kitty socks

A little gift of my aunt. I really looked forward for receiving some cute Hello Kitty socks as a gift. ^__^ and YES, I love to receive (cute) socks as a gift XD

Hello Kitty Lamp

Isn't it awesome?! Kuraude gave this Hello Kitty Lamp to me! I love Hello Kitty home accessories like this but there sometimes pretty hard to get! This lamp will be my new bedside light from now on.

Cookie cutter "Rat"

I love to bake and with this cookie cutter I wold love it in the future even more. Kuraude gave this cookie cutter to me.

Audrey Hepburn - DVD Set

Did I ever mention before that I adore Audrey Hepburn? She was such a great actress and person generally. What a shame, that I didn't owned any of her movies. Luckily, Kuraude gave this DVD - Set to me.

Crackers and Snacks for my pets
Yaay, my pets got also some presents for christmas, too. Mochi bought them some cheese-crackers and snacks. Thank you, Mochi!

Inception - DVD

Actually, I struggle with movies. I am just not such a movie fan. To attract my whole attention during the whole movie, the movie has to be veeeery, very good. Inception is one of this few movies which managed it to mesmerize me. For this reason, I simply needed the movie also as DVD. I received this DVD as a gift from Mochi.

The Sims2 - Mansion and Garden Stuff

HAR HAR, finally I am having the Mansion and Garden Stuff Expansion Pack for Sims2. I love the Sims2, in this regard I am a typical girl. Happy gaming! Mochi gave this Game to me.

Hello Kitty Toothbrush-Holder

I received this megacute Toothbrush-holder from Mochi. It is really stylish and is jazzing up my bathroom now.

Pinkie Pie T-Shirt

I almost wanted to buy this Shirt by my own as Mochi showed it to me a few weeks ago. Mochi actually showed me this shirt because he wanted to check whether I would like such a shirt or not. Well, I not only liked this shirt - I LOVED IT. I was really delighted as I unpacked this shirt beneath the christmas tree. Pinkie Pie is my absoulte favorite Pony of My little Pony. <3

My little Pony Magazine

More My Little Pony! Im starting to be a big fan of MLP - well, what can I say? MLP is just tooooo cute! I can't resist them (especially Pinkie Pie). Mochi gave this magazine also to me.

Mochi is such a sweetheart. He gave me and Don and Kuraude photos of us. I really love photos. Photos cherish great events and memories. <3

Even more sweets and candy I received from Mochi. ^___^

WiiU Gamepad Protective Cover - Pokemon Design

From Gia I received a special cover for the WiiU Gamepad. The "case" is really soft and is well padded. Moreover, it has this lovely Pokemon Design. Gia told me that she bought the fabric from Japan. ^o^

Mini Muffin Bake Set / Books

I received this set from my colleague. Up to now, I didn't managed it to try some of the receipts but I will try it as soon as I can.

At this point, I want to say thank you again for all this fabulous presents! Im a really lucky person!