Friday, 30 November 2012

Weekend at the movies #6

Great movie, I tell you!



Title: Argo
Director:
Ben Affleck
Gender: drama, thriller
Year: 2012



*click for the trailer*

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

A new song for your Wednesdays #6

Hope you all are having a nice week :)


Band: Plastic tree
Track: くちづけ (Kuchizuke)
Album: くちづけ (Kuchizuke)
Country: Chiba, Japan



Click to listen!


Friday, 23 November 2012

Weekend at the movies #5

Gnah, bad Friday D: but! great movie!!


Title: The intouchables (original: Intouchables)
Director:
Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano
Gender: comedy-drama
Year: 2011



Loved it. This movie treats a very sensitive topic in a pretty irreverent way, it may seem disrespectful in some part but it's all explained by Philippe himself: it's about not being treating pitifully.
Beautiful location, very funny with few bitter tips and great soundtrack. A must see.

*click for the trailer*

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

A new song for your Wednesdays #5

Hi people! Before today's song suggestion I wanted to warn you that the Youtube link of this series' first post (A new song for your Wednesdays #1) has been reestablished and now it works properly. If you missed it, give it a .. listen!



Band:
Negramaro
Track: Estate
Album: Mentre tutto scorre
Country: Puglia, Italy



Click to listen!

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Finds of the week #8

Happy Sunday!



 - You've to look at this!!! Boiling water thrown in the air at -30°. Soooo cool!

- 25 ways to teach gratitude.

- I was looking for the ost of a series and I found this terrific site: TV rage. It has episode guides of every season of whatever series you're interested in with OST, quotes, cultural references. Very well done and interesting!

-
Fine Art Remixed by Thomas Robson (via Honestly WTF? )

- Reikan-ji's temple entrance




Friday, 16 November 2012

Weekend at the movies #4

And another week is over! YES!


Today's movie is a must for every blogger, especially if cooking is one of their hobbies.
Ok, it's may not be a very committed one, but it's very well made and funny, honestly. Meryl Streep is terrific, as usual and the story is really inspiring. I think every crafter of cook around here will see a bit of themselves in Julia.

Title: Julie & Julia
Director: Norah Ephron
Gender: comedy-drama
Year: 2009



*click for the trailer*

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

A new song for your Wednesdays #4

Ready to sing?


Band: Sixpence none the richer
Track: There she goes
Album - Single: There she goes
Country: Texas and Tennessee, USA



The original song is by The La's, but I like this cover very much. I noticed I'm posting mostly song singed by females' voices. You may be surprised to know that I actually like male singers' voices better.. oh well, must be a coincidence..

Click to listen!

Monday, 12 November 2012

Omeletteless omurice

I wanted to do proper omurice but I made a bit too much of chicken sauce so I decided to avoid the omelette and simply add it to the steamed rice. Still yummy :9


I used this recipe by Cooking with dog. It's rather simple, as all Asian dishes you'll spend more time slicing and preparing all the ingredients than actually cooking. Anyway I summed up all the steps here.

Ingredients:
130g chicken
Salt & pepper
Garlic
1/4 onion
4 mushrooms
White wine
200g canned tomato (I used tomato puree)
1/2 bouillon cube
1 bay leaf
30g frozen peas
Olive Oil
"280g Steamed Rice Cooked with Less Water (0.617 lb)"

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Finds of the week #7

Lonely and boring weekend D:



- Red and Gold Dragon Wedding Cake and
Gold and Blue Wedding Cake with Peacock Feathers. Aren't they pretty?? (via 6 Bittersweets).

 

- New gawkerverse site: stylegawker.

Friday, 9 November 2012

Weekend at the movies #3

Finally! It's never too soon for Friday..



Studio Ghibli movie this week. I've not seen it yet but I'm a fan of the Miyazakis' movies so this is a must.
All I know is that the story take place in Yokomana in 1963 and has something to do with Japan reconstruction after the II world war. Yes, I don't like reading too much about plots before watching the movies.. SPOILER!!

Title: From up on poppy hill (original: コクリコ坂から - Kokuriko-zaka Kara)
Director: Goro Miyazaki
Gender: Animation, dramatic, historical
Year: 2011



*click for the trailer*

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

A new song for your Wednesdays #3

Hi people, happy Wednesday!


Band: Nouvelle Vague
Track: Love will tear us apart again
Album: Nouvelle Vague
Country: France



While we were crafting some Halloween decorations last week, Max put on some music and made me listen to "Ever fallen in love". I liked it so I youtubed "Nouvelle vogue" for more songs and found this.
It's a lounge-ish cover of "Love will tear us apart" by Joy Division. Not bad, huh? :D


Click to listen!

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Friday, 2 November 2012

Weekend at the movies #2

It's Friday!




Honestly I didn't know "Total recall" was a remake of the movie with Schwarzenegger made in 1990.
The plot may not be the most original but it's a pretty good movie, I liked it. I absolutely recommend it if you're a fan of spy series and movies such as "Alias" and the Born movies' series.
I found out that it was inspired by the short story  "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale" by Philip K. Dic.. it's worth a read, don't you think?

Title: Total recall
Director: Len Wiseman
Gender: Action - Sci.fi.
Year: 2012



*click for the trailer*