torsdag 16 januari 2014

Appreciate A Dragon Day

today is Appreciate a Dragon Day! I really love dragons, they are on of my favorite fantasy animals (after Fenix of course). One dragon I really love but people forget som times are Haku from Spirited Away. I love the movie and mostly I love Haku's dragon form. He is everything I like about dragons. He is powerfull (he is some kind of river god), he can fly and he is between good and evil. Mostly good!

onsdag 7 augusti 2013

after the trip talk...

So my plan to blog while in Japan didn't work out. The internet was bad, my telephone didn't function properly and I was so tired every night. But I did try to remember what I did and experienced and I am going to post it now, after the trip, instead. I will maybe not write about all of them at the same time, I don't have the energy to, and I also need photos from my boyfriends camera so you can see all the wonderful things we experienced!

torsdag 18 juli 2013

Tokyo - Day 0 and 1 (17-18 july 2013)

We started our trip 6 am in Katrineholm. We took the train to Arlanda, checked in our bags and started waiting. Around 12.20 the boarding began and M was really excited, he have not travel much. We changed plane in Helsinki, Finland. Of course I realized on the airport that I somewhere along the way lost my wallet. I had to phone back to Sweden and my mom and ask her to help me. I could transfer my money to M's account, so I still could use my money in Japan, while she helped me contact the bank and such.

After this, our first crisis, we finally could take the flight to Tokyo. We spent about 10 hours on the plane and beside the dinner we got after take-off and the breakfast before landing I spent my time trying to sleep beside M. It was never hard to fall asleep, I was so tired, but M couldn't sleep and woke me up all the time when he started to move.

When we finally arrived at Narita Airport I had gotten some sleep and could concentrate again. M was going strong on pure energy. We was a bit late to find our luggage (after toilet breaks right after landing) but a nice guard helped us find them where someone put them after picking them of the luggage conveyor belt. Something I have never seen in Sweden, here they just leave your luggage on the conveyor belt until you pick it up.

 After that we went trough security and out in the main area of Narita airport. we took the stairs down and bought a Suica & Nex-pass, a combination pack with a Suica card (for the subway trains) and a Narita Express ticket (Nex). The next place we had to find was the Narita Express train, but this wasen't hard, the Airport had a lot of good signs and personal that really helped us along the way. On of the strongest memories from this part of the trip was the older man waiting at the ticket gate for the Nex platform. He was really nice and welcomed us to Japan in broken English and then he showed us how to use the ticket in the machine.

The train was also nice, clean and comfy, even if we didn't really understand how the security lock for the bags worked ^_^''' When the train started to move I found it hard to stay awake once again. But at the same time I didn't wast my time on sleeping when I got the first glimpses of Japan trough the window. I couldn't really believe that I really was here!

After an hour or so we arrived at Tokyo central and here we had to switch to subway. I am not going to bore you so I will only say that yes, the japanese subway system is really confusing at first but we were in luck and had found instructions on the hostels homepage beforehand and didn't meet so much trouble besides the change from the JR train to the ordinary subway. We also walked a bit around the neighbourhood before finding the hostel but after we found it we realized that it was so easy and close to the subway.

We got the key to our room an could leave our luggage there and then we went out again to explore our neighbourhood. We lived really close to the Asakusa shrine and we spent the rest of the day there. The shopping street right beside the shrine was a wonder and we couldn't really comprehend all the things that we was seeing. Yukatas and food and trees and temples and... All the things was so wonderful!

When it started to get late and we were to exhausted we went back to the hostel and bought bentos in 7eleven to eat before falling in bed.Oh, I forgot! I found one of my new favorites to drink: fanta melon!

måndag 15 juli 2013

two days left!

Today I woke up early and the first thought in my head was: It's only 2 days left! In two days we really starts our trip to Japan. We will be leaving 6 am on Wednesday to travel to Arlanda (the airport). Take-off is then planned 12.55. Then we will spend the following 13 hours flying and changing flights before landing in Narita. It will then be 8.55 in the morning japanese time (1.55 am in Sweden) and I hope that we at that point had the time to sleep on the plane ^_^''' 

I also hope that my finacé still will be as happy as he can be. He sometimes have trouble to be still, and doing nothing for such a long time on the plane can make him really cranky (yes, like a baby!). I think we both have to try to sleep a lot on the plane, so that the times flies so to speak.

Today we are going to wash the last clothes we want to pack and tomorrow the luggage will be filled and ready. We also needs to clean and stuff here at home, like emptying the fridge and so on and hopefully I don't have to do it all on my own. Maybe I will also have time to meet upp with some of my friends and say goodbye to them. 

I think I am going to miss Quinn the most when we are away. That cat is like my baby and splendid two weeks on the other side of the earth is going to make me miss her. She will be staying with M's mother and Quinzel's cat-brother. She is going to have a great time, getting fat on all the nice food and have somebody to play with all the time.  Hopefully her brother wont teach her stupid things so that she will miss-behave when she comes back home to us ^_^

lördag 13 juli 2013

It's time!

Yes, it is time to write again! Finally I have a lot to write about. Last week I visited my parents and had time to spend time with my grandma and sister as well. It was wonderful to meet them again <3I got to help my sister move and I went shopping with granny. I also spent a lot of time with the dogs and Bessie is so old now, you can really see it. It was nice meeting all of them but I was also happy to get back home, especially because I missed M so much!

This week was also my birthday and I celebrated a bit with my fiancé and his family, and of course I got money and flowers and stuff from my own family but we celebrated together before, when I was there. We tried to get our chocolate fountain working instead of making a cake, unfortunately it was a total flop. I got a bit sad because I turned one year older and nothing really wanted to work for me on that day, but I tried to just be happy for all the nice people I have in my life instead!

Yesterday I got together with some of my friends and celebrated again for both myself and for Sy, who is born the day before me. It was a given that we should celebrate together this year! I baked muffins and J helped me bake a red velvet cake. We also had dinner together before we got to eat all the sweet stuff and it was great. we played some Zatzy and Sy won! Then we tried the cake and it was wonderful! I got a lot of nice presents at well and the night was fantastic over-all. I really love spending time with nice people! 

When it was time to end things I was really tired and I fell asleep as soon as i laid down in bed. Today I think we will start the last things before our Tokyo-trip, it is only four days away now and I am so looking forward to it! <3 We have to wash and clean and read and pack.. There is always more thing to do before a trip. I will get really stressed out but I think that as soon as I set foot on the plane everything will just flow away. I am not going to care about anything else than just having a great time in Tokyo!
(But I will really miss my Qunzel Princess here at home, I do really love my cat!)

onsdag 19 juni 2013

Faith (AKA The great Doctor)

I have started to watch k-drama again! And the last serie I watched were Faith (AKA The Great Doctor) from 2012.

As you can see one of the stars are Lee Min-Ho, and he looks awesome! Real eye-candy there girls! I usually don't watch that much of historical dramas but I really liked this one. The story starts with two time-lines, the one that Choi Young (Lee Min-Ho) lives in (around 14th century I think) and the modern days were Yoo Eun-Soo (played by Kim Hee-Seon) lives. Choi Young is escorting the king Gongmin and his new wife to Goryeo (Korea) after have been held hostage in Yuan (China) for several years. But during the trip they get attacked and the Queen is hurt badly. No doctor in that time are skilled enough to save here and as a last resort the king sends Choi Young into a strange "door" in witch the story says that a legendary doctor went trough to heaven. Choi Young ends up in the present days and somehow finds a convention for plastic surgery, there he also finds Yoo Eun-Soo. He brings here back to the 14th century against her will and this is the start of her adventure in the historical world.  

The drama is good even if 24 episodes is a bit of a stretch. I think it could be even better if it was shorten some, but it is still really nice with some really good actors.  The bad guys really gives you the chills and the protagonist feels really sympathetic. i really recommend the drama for people that likes a good story, nice acting and o course a gorgeous Le Min-Ho <3 

torsdag 13 juni 2013

E3 and stuff

We have spent a lot of this last week watching E3 videos and it have been a great show. The Xbox conference didn't really have a wow factor, a lot of the hype for Xbox was lost due to the critics they already got for there "always online" console as well as the focus on the media-part of the console in there pre-E3 stream. The games that they then talked about on E3 was mostly FPS-games that neither I nor my fiancé are interested in. A lot of the titles will also be coming out on PS4 so it didn't feel that exclusive. 

Then you have the PS4 conference and I really liked that one. They really went all out and delivered not just good games but also meet up the questions about the machine itself that was born from the Xbox-hassle. They really did crush Microsoft in five minutes of the conference and they did it in such an awesome way. It was really well done and I can just applaud there bold move and total defeat of Xbox One.  They also had some really nice titles but I think the biggest one was Kingdom Hearts. My better half really cheered when they showed that one and said that his day was made! 

Then we have Nintendo. I love Nintendo, they takes me back to my childhood. Unfortunately they didn't have a big conference but they had a live stream called Nintendo Direct instead. Unfortunately we had some trouble with the stream and had to go back to check some of the videos later on because of the lagg. the Super Mario 3D World looked nice and the Cat-Mario is awesome! The Donkey Kong was the really surprising game that Nintendo announced on E3, and I really agree with the thing someone said during the GT-talk about Nintendo (do not remember who) tropical freeze really sounds delicious ^___^ I am looking forward to the new Pokémon as well! Last we have the new Super Smash, with the Wii Fit Trainer... The game itself reminds a lot of the earlier one and I don't agree with a bit of the hate towards the Wii Fit Trainer, I think it was kind of fun even if I do not really like her that much. Of course they will have a lot more characters so I don't think we should really get that upset about her. Smash is always fun to play with others so I think it will be fully okay this time as well.

A thing I really missed from Nintendo was Zelda, I love the Zelda-games and got a bit disappointed when the only Zelda-game they talked about was the re-make of Wind Waker. I would like to hear something about the new game even if they don't have something to show yet!

Over all it have been some nice announcements and nothing really bad about E3. It is really nice to have the new generation to look forward to and I know that we will try a lot of the new games! The only big negative thing I have had in my head the whole E3 are  "where the heck is the girls??" Almost no girls are in the games! It is 2013 for f**k sakes, and I really want a bad-ass girl! There were almost no girls on-stage or in the productions videos as well and if there were they got to say "this game is fun" and not talk about the "real" stuff like grafics and story and feeling... There are a lot of cool girls out there that love games and could do a lot better than sitting in the booth in almost no cloths and luring the men towards them. They could really bring something. I get a bit sad when I have to miss them this much... You have to do better!! 

So, that was my thoughts in the E3 so far. Now over to some things a bit different but still game-related: I have an awesome fiancé who just ordered a 3DS XL, he told me that when he gets the new one I will get his "old" 3DS. I am such a happy girl! I don't have money right now to buy on myself so that I will be able to get his is wonderful! unfortunately the thing is black and I think I want to decorate it a bit, I haven't decided yet if I will buy some stickers or if I should buy a skin... But that is something I have to think about! The best thing still is that I will be able to buy the new Pokémon when they comes!