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Tuesday, April 14th, 2015
9:08 am
Just bought Ron Perlman's memoir Easy Street - The Hard Way and I am really looking forward reading it. And even though I don't much like listen to audio books, I also bought the audio book version (was a deal with the e-book) because it is Ron Perlman reading it. :)

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Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
8:08 am - Two things I've recently watched
Last Saturday we had movie night at kangaroohills and vicodissimus's house and we watched "The Grand Budapest Hotel". Such a weird and wonderful movie. I knew nothing about it before and decided to watch it more from the desire to watch something with friends, but I am so so glad I did.
If you have the chance, watch it. :)

Yesterday I just stumbled over the Amazon Pilot Season and watched The Man in the High Castle. I had heard about that book but have never read it. The episode was well filmed and made me want more. Hopefully they will pick it up. Some minor German errors (can't tell if there were Japanese ones) but fairly well done.

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Wednesday, December 24th, 2014
3:28 pm - Merry Christmas
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Tuesday, August 5th, 2014
8:02 am - More Disneyland

The new Ratatouille attraction and restaurant. Great ride and good food. Used our hotel fast pass for this and that was great. No waiting at all and normal waiting time was 50 minutes.

 

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Monday, August 4th, 2014
8:49 am - Disneyland Paris


Arrived yesterday and it was surprisingly not as crowded as feared.

We did some rides (Big Thunder Mountain, Indiana Jones, Pirates of the Caribbean, Buzz Lightyear) and had a nice dinner at the Blue Lagoon restaurant. Unfortunately it rained after that and our feet hurt so we didn't stay for the Disney  Dreams parade.
Our hotel is quite nice.

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Friday, May 30th, 2014
5:40 pm - I have a new toy

Since my old netbook is still running on XP and fairly slow anyway I decided to buy a tablet. After searchig for a little while I decided on the Samsug Note 10.1. I also bought a keyboard which can used as a cover too. I am just typing this post and it works fairly well.
I also watched some Japanese drama with soft subs and that works too. :D

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Monday, May 12th, 2014
10:16 pm - OMG! Once Upon A Time cliffhanger!
They really did it again. :D Can't wait for next season.

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Saturday, April 5th, 2014
10:45 am - Let It Go - Multi--language "Behind The Mic" version (from "Frozen")
I love this version too! (Germans, you need an unblocker to see it) So interesting to see the singers. And I didn't know the German version and the Dutch version were sung by the same person.

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Thursday, February 13th, 2014
9:23 am - Japanese language and bento

Question for learners of Japanese:
In general I think Japanese sounds are easy, the only one I have difficulties with are ryo and ryu. Is that a general problem (for German speakers) or just my personal problem?

 

Made a bento today with beef and fresh shiitake

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Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
9:16 am - Bento


I've made a bento for today. Rice and soy sauce are running low. I really need to do a trip to the Japanese supermarket in Ddorf.

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Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014
10:50 pm
Watched the first episode of the new season of Call The Midwife tonight and I really love that series. My favorite character is Chummy. :D But all the characters are so good.
Really great series. I can't wait for more episodes.

Kame is filming in Singapore at the moment and from the pics that surfaced on the net yesterday they filmed in Bugis, which was where I stayed last November and so it looked familiar. :D Which is always thrilling. Can't wait to see that movie, but of course it will only come out next year.

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Friday, January 17th, 2014
8:11 am - KAT-TUN and Once Upon a Time
My fanmeeting goods arrived yesterday! Squee!!! So nice! Thanks a lot to jo_lasalle and frameofmind6 who got them for me. I love Kame's postcard set.

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Which reminds me that I still have to send out goods as well. So sorry. *hangs head* will definitely do that tomorrow.

Jweb is really good to us at the moment, so many updates and reports. And I found out they are reading the mails you send them though the contact form and answer them. :) I had complained that the links to the con report didn't work on the first day and the apologized. :D Good to know.

And KAT-TUN in general have been good to us too. So many shows (and good ones) since the concerts. I hope we get a single release announcement soon.

I am trying to get caught up with all the series I am watching and just finished the last available episode of Once Upon a Time. I am probably the only one still watching but I still like it. Gosh, Henry has a complicated family tree! :D I hope some stuff that happened is not permanent but I liked what they did to go into a new direction.

I am still waiting for a package from Singapore. I've ordered something from a shop there and while they tell me that it has reached Germany over a week ago it still hasn't arrived. :((( I blame customs.

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Friday, January 10th, 2014
8:43 pm - Going to the movies

I am off to watch the Hobbit 2. Unfortunately alone as all my friends have already seen it.
I wasn't too sure if I should really go but then I remembered that there will be Legolas. :-D
Helped that I could use the car especially since it ends so late.

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Wednesday, January 8th, 2014
8:00 am - Bento making

Made my first bento for this year. The kabocha (pumpkin) is from my garden. I could harvest two very small ones.

 

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Monday, January 6th, 2014
10:17 pm - Kame in a movie and Amachan at Kohaku!
Kame in a new movie! And such a great role! A spy in an action movie and locations in Indonesia and Singapore. :D Can't wait to see his new hair cut for the role.

Just saw the clip of the cast of Amachan at Kohaku! So great! Really really loved it, surely a real treat for any fan of Amachan. Loved how they set it up and that everyone stayed in character (the old ladies even tried to molest MatsuJun LOL!).

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Sunday, January 5th, 2014
11:13 am
My sleeping pattern is still all over the place. Mostly I wake up much too early and can't fall asleep again. Even though I stay up very late.

Yesterday I meet with some friends which I didn't spend New Year's Eve this time. :D We wanted to play some boardgames and even though we only played one in the end, it was really fun. The game we played was 7 Wonders. In general we often play "party games" which are easy to learn and suitable for big groups. But since we were only seven people we were glad to be able to play a more complex game. The first round was really slow as everyone was still learning but in the second round everyone had gotten the hang of it and so it was much faster.
I hope we can play lots of board games this year.

Watched Shuichi this morning with the report abut KAT-TUN's concert and rehearsals and it was great.So much fun to see the behind the scene stuff and also the glimpses of the concert. They had such spectacular sets especially for Fire & Ice and Phoenix. Phoenix is such an awesome song. Really really love it. But I actually love all the songs from the Kusabi album.

I really need some new icons. Mine are all so old, but there are not many people still making and sharing them. :(

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Friday, January 3rd, 2014
7:35 am - some pictures from Osaka

Posting more seems like a good plan for the new year.

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Wednesday, January 1st, 2014
7:55 pm - To a great 2014
Happy New Year everyone!

I am just back from my crazy but totally awesome four days trip to Osaka, Japan. So worth it!

The concerts were so amazing! It was my 19th and 20th KAT-TUN concert and no. 20 to be a Countdown was so fitting and especially since the theme was their past (all the great songs I never expected to hear live or live again) and with all the awesome songs from the mini album also their future.

I am in my 8th year as a KAT-TUN fan and it continues to be such an amazing experience.

Not only because of KAT-TUN but also because of all the great people I meet through them.

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Tuesday, December 24th, 2013
5:27 pm - Frohe Weihnachten

 

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Saturday, December 14th, 2013
9:15 am - Christmas decorations in Singapore

The shopping malls have some elaborate decorations for Christmas.

 

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