20 February 2008 @ 11:37 pm
[JFood]: Bento #25 + Sushi (forced once again! XD)  
Hey ho~

I'm not feeling that good today, but putting that aside I just found out that I still haven't posted my last bento ............ which I made LAST YEAR .... some time in December
Uh, I suck!
Nothing special, but I thought I should post it anyway before I go to Japan and totally forget about it (^-^')>

Bento #25 + sushi and some onigiri~ )

I really prefer more fish though XD ... but some of my friends don't (want to) eat fish, so I had no choice ;P

今すしが食べたいよ!ε=ε=ε= 。・゜(゜ノT-T)ノ )

Okay, that's all for today!
[music]: 嵐 - Step and Go
[mood]: rejected
09 December 2007 @ 08:12 pm
[JFood]: Bento 23-24 + sushi again!~  
Good evening or whatever time it is where you live (^^')

Although I just posted tons of food pics not too long ago, I dare to post another food entry right now ;P

Remember? I said I made sushi for that Christmas party. I send the photos to my friends as well and they were like:

Me: Hey there! How are you?
Friends: Sushiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii~ ~~~~~((((((ノ゜⊿゜)ノ
Me: Uhm ..... yeah ... well, ... you know .... (-___-') .... anyway I´m doing fine, how are you?
Friends: SUSHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!! Us wants SUSHIiiii~!!!! (°____________________°)
Me. Hai, hai ... wakatta! (-______-'')
Friends: YATAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!~ \((( ̄( ̄( ̄▽ ̄) ̄) ̄)))/ヤッター!!
Me: (((((¬_¬)

Do you love sushi as well??! )

Bento #24 )

Totally random, but:
[mood]: annoyed
[music]: ayaka - ブルーティズ
Current Location: @ 仕事場, ドイツ
06 December 2007 @ 07:02 pm
[JFood]: Sushi, Bento #21-22 + Japan Blabbering!☆ミ  

First of all sorry that I haven´t been around that much lately. It´s a pretty busy week. I try to catch up with my f-list later!

Yesterday I made sushi, because we had a Christmas party @ my university. It was also like a goodbye party, because we won´t see each other very often now that we all graduated. (In Germany there´s usually not a graduation ceremony, although it depends @ which uni you´re studying and WHAT you´re studying)
Anyway everyone brought yummie to eat - and because I just came back from Japan, of course I made sushi (^^'')

My prof. wanted me to tell about Japan, so I did. She was actually in Japan 2 times as well (for work) and she totally fell in love with Japan + the Japanese food - just like me.
So we really talked a LOT about Japan while a lot of the others were listening to us ^^; .... aaahhh~ yappari ... I really love that country and I wanna go back (~____~) .....
Just some things we talked about:
In Japan you won´t see THAT many disabled people. Of course there must be a lot (at least not less than in other countries, esp. if you consider what happened during WWII, nee?). But Japan is a land of ignorance when it comes to this.
They seem to hide the disabled people and when they see some, they tend to ignore them.
This I find very interesting, esp. if you consider that the jdrama "1 Litre of tears" was pretty popular, no?
Another thing is that the contraception method #1 in Japan is not the birth control pill, but abortions!!! It seems that it´s pretty normal for a Japanese woman to have one abortion after another. (that´s why there are so many stone statues with bibs and stuff everywhere - remember I posted photos of them - their kind of mourning work, I guess)
And the rate of divorces is very high after retirement - perhaps because the man who was ALWAYS working till late ... is now suddenly at home all day .... perhaps some couples recognize that they don´t have much in common anymore etc. bla bla.
I thought this was very interesting. (Of course my prof. did some research - that´s why she knew - in case you´re wondering what nonsense I´m blabbering about ;P)

Ahhhhm~ ... anyway here are photos of the sushi I made ^^;

sushi photos ahead! ~only look if you´re not hungry right now ;P~ )

Question (just because I´m curious): Do you prefer to eat your sushi "fresh" (when the rice is still warm and the sushi was just made) or cooled (when it was left in the refrigerator for a while)? ^____^

Bento 21+22 )

My first tamagoyaki. Well ... it´s not perfect yet (plus I don´t have a rectangular pan, but ... oh well~ ^^ .. it was yummie!)

煎茶 が 大好き! ♪♪ )

Request - to my German f-list:
Hat jemand von euch gestern Heroes angeschaut und kann mir grob erzählen, was passiert ist? (;o;) ... ich bin erst kurz vor 1Uhr heimgekommen und dachte die Wiederholung würde wie JEDE WOCHE um 1Uhr kommen, aber AUSGERECHNET gestern/heute haben sie es auf 0Uhr verlegt (und zukünftig bleibt das wohl auch so) .... ;______; ..... 
[music]: UVERworld - Kimi no Sukina Uta
[mood]: accomplished
05 November 2007 @ 04:32 pm
[JFood]: Bento #11+12, Accessories and Links/Resources!☆ミ  
Hey there!

New week, new bentos ^____^
My last package with bento accessories arrived last week as well. Then I wanted to show you some photos of other people´s bentos, just so you know what is possible. There are GREAT ARTISTS XD out there :)
And finally as promised, I´ll provide links to bento ressources (recipes, where to buy bento stuff etc. pp.) ^-^

Hope you´ll enjoy this post and WARNING OF COURSE IT´S HELLA IMAGE HEAVY! XD

Here we gooohoo~♪

Bento accessories, bento #11+12 )

Other people´s bentos )

More pics and LINKS LINKS LINKS! XD )

Uhh~ that was long
[mood]: hungry
11 October 2007 @ 08:54 pm
[Photos]: Bento #2+3 + Questions!~  

I bring you photos of 2 new bentos I made. Nothing special though~

more yummie (?) photos under the cut )

And I have some questions, especially to all of the Germans on my f-list, but also to people living in Europe ([ profile] amvn might be able to help me here as well ^^;;;; ..):

I think I want to order some bento-related things. Now DON´T STOP READING if you´re not interested in bento, please! XDDD .. Especially all the Germans on my f-list!!! *puppy eyes*
The thing is: The last time I ordered stuff from OUTSIDE of Germany (via ebay and the likes) was 7 years (!!!!) ago and I can still remember clearly that I really had problems with the customs and had to pay TONS of moneyZ!
Ever since then I´m afraid of ordering stuff @ ebay and the likes outside of Germany.
So my question is for all Germans (& other EU people, cuz I guess it´s all the same?!): What EXACTLY are the rules? Stuff for how much money am I allowed to order without having to pay to the customs? Do ALL packages automatically land @ the customs or only the packages from USA??? I just want to avoid trouble and save money, so I´m really grateful for tips of any kind (and yes I´m a dork when it comes to these things ^^;;; ............... *sigh* *feels like an obaaaa-chan who does not know anything about the internets XDDDDD)
Is it better to order from a "private person" or an actual shop? I know that the customs allows 45€ from private to private ....

Also: (and this can now be ignored by people who are not interested in bento stuff): Although I´ve already checked out various FAQs, I still don´t know where I should buy my stuff. Any personal recs?
I think I´ll try out JBOX. I still am a bit afraid of ebay, although I have an account ever since errr ... it existed, I guess? XD .... And as far as I know you usually need a PayPal account, cuz most of them only accept this kind of payment, right???

Nya~ am thankful for tips! ^-^/

[mood]: good
03 October 2007 @ 09:56 pm
My bento box, first bento, sushi and package from Japan!♪  
Hey there!!

Yesterday I received my last package from Japan. I was totally surprised, because I told Yumi-chan´s mom that I don´t need it right now and they can send it by ship. This way it´s also cheaper, but NOOOO they send it to me last week and now it´s HERE!!!
It was a really nice surprise and I was TOTALLY happy!

The content of this package was:

THIS!!!!! )

3 different Furikake, onigiri molds and sensha which I bought in Ameyoko, Ueno, Tokyo directly (^-^)V
(I should have bought more x___X ....)

more stuff I bought and sushi + bento etc. XDDDD )

my very first bento!!! o____O;;; )

J-dramas + movies: currently watching!~ )

One last thing I found by chance an hour ago:
J stars are only looking good thanks to the cosmetic surgeons!!!! XD

Errrm. Guess that´s it for today ^-^ *runs away*
[music]: Koda Kumi - No Regret
[mood]: full
23 February 2007 @ 02:23 pm
[Photos]: How to make sushi (!?)  
Hey everyone

I was invited to a Japanese family where we made sushi together.
I just want to show you what and how we made it ^^ It´s not VERY detailed though, gomen ne ! :/

Anyway I learned a lot of usefull stuff this time and I want to try it out soon ^___^

So here we go:

First of all I was shown how to make the tamago (egg) for the tamago maki.

Read more... )

I was also told that it´s best to cut the sushi like this: always cut it into halves !!!
(I still need a good and sharp knife ;__; ... we don´t have any sharp knives ! .___. ...)
That means you cut the whole roll into half, then you take one of the halves and cut it into half again and so on :)

and here´s the outcome ! Yummie !! )

P.S.: If you want to see other sushi I made some time ago:
Go here and / or look here.

That´s all.
Can´t wait to try it out myself ^__^
If anyone has more useful tipps, don´t hesitate and tell me ;)
[mood]: hungry
06 July 2006 @ 09:08 pm
Second try ~ Sushi and Onigiri ♥  
Hehe~ some time ago I made sushi and onigiri again. (yes both in one day XD because I had too much fillings and stuff ^^; ...)
I was nervous because of the sushi - the last time it was during a cooking course with a professional cook ^^ ... and this time I was all alone o_________o ....

If you want to check out my first tries, here you go:
my first onigiri
my first sushi

Are you hungry ? I AM ! )
[mood]: thoughtful
[music]: Kids Alive - Bokura no Boken
11 May 2006 @ 08:15 pm
Sushi 'cookery' course  
A few days ago I had a course how to make sushi ^___^
It took only 4 hours, but it was pretty fun *____*

I LOVE sushi ! Especially with tuna and salmon !! *drools*
I have never thought of making sushi by myself, but after this course I will definitively give it a try ^^;;

Unfortunately we didn´t do the 'real' thing - that means the cook didn´t bring uncooked fish with him ! But we had smoked salmon *drools more* ^-^;;
He just wanted to show us the procedure of making sushi !
He also showed how to color the rice (for children e.g.) - we used the juice of beetroot (so the rice was pink XD *squee*) But that one didn´t taste that good :/ .....
We also made pancakes and rolled them - don´t know why he did that (it has nothing to do with sushi XD)

more pics here ^^ )

Any good suggestions what I could put into my sushi next time ? Something that is easy to roll for a beginner please XD
And any good suggestions what I could put into my onigiri ? *______*

That´s all for now ^_______^/~
[mood]: complacent
[music]: Rammstein - Bestrafe mich