Saturday 29 December 2012

Christmas holidays blog challenge

This idea to share some Holiday tales popped in my mind and I decided that it'd be fun to read about others' traditions too, so I made it a challenge-swap:

"This last 7 days, from Friday 21st December to Friday 28th December. During this period you've to take a picture of something that represent your day and post it on your blog writing about that. Phone pictures are ok, but try to make them pretty. You can take pictures and write about anything: gifts shopping, family meals, travels, .. "

- Friday 21st
I was the only loser studying at the library. It was cool, I had a whole room all for me!

As every year I accomplished my very own mission: gift wrapping!

- Saturday 22nd
We left very early in the morning to go to my grandma's (she lives more than 700km far from here, it takes us 7 hours and we left at 5am. It was very dark and I felt asleep the second I sat in the car. I managed to take the picture the first time I opened my eyes during the trip.

- Sunday 23rd
We had lunch at my aunt's. They build this huge nativity every year and it gets more detailed every time.

Wednesday 26 December 2012

A new song for your Wednesdays #10

And with this I wish you an awesome belated Christmas 8D

Barenaked ladies
Track: Jingle bells
Album: Barenaked holidays
Country: Ontario Canada

Click to listen!

Wednesday 19 December 2012

A new song for your Wednesdays #9

Yay for another Wednesday!

Band: U2
Track: Last night on Earth
Album: Pop
Country: Ireland

Click to listen

Friday 14 December 2012

Weekend at the movies #8

It's Friday, wiiii!

Title: Cloudy with a chance of meatballs
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller
Year: 2009

This is simply hilarious. It's one of my favourite animation movies of 2010. I'm obviously in love with Steve and the jello palace <3 and I just found out that it's based on an American children's book by Judy Barret.
..all my favourite movies are based on books, is that a coincidence??

Click for the trailer!

Wednesday 12 December 2012

A new song for your Wednesdays #8

I can't renounce to this appointment.. <3

Michael Bublé
Track: Dream a little dream of me
Album: Special delivery   
Country: Canada

Bublé's cover of the thirties' song originally recorded by Ozzie Nelson. This may be not the best version ever but I like Bublé's voice and I love the lyrics of this song, so here..

*click to listen*

Friday 7 December 2012

Weekend at the movies #7

Yay for this Friday!

Title: August rush
Kirsten Sheridan
Year: 2007

Not so new but very good.. and super touching, even if you pretend that you don't care you won't fool anyone! It has everything: a brief but intense love story of two lovers who are pulled apart and a child without parents who tries to found them with the music.. I liked it sooo much!

Awesome OST too!!!Jonathan Rhys Meyers' voice is not bad!
And this is how I found out about Kaki King (you can listen to her HERE).

*click for the trailer*

Wednesday 5 December 2012

A new song for your Wednesdays #7

Hey there! How's your week going? :)

Kaki King
Track: Death head
Album: Junior
Country: Georgia, USA

Click to listen!

Friday 30 November 2012

Weekend at the movies #6

Great movie, I tell you!

Title: Argo
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)
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!

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.

130g chicken
Salt & pepper
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 -
Year: 2012

*click for the trailer*

Wednesday 31 October 2012

A new song for your Wednesdays #2

After last week fail (....) here I am with a new song to share!

Band: Dixie Chicks
Track: Lullaby
Album: Taking the long way
Country: Texas, USA

Click to listen!