Trinket girl

A couple of little accessories I bought a couple of days ago. When I was younger, one of my favorite things to photograph was all the faux jewelry I had. Good times.

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We went to Shimokitazawa on Saturday, and despite it being really close, I had never been there before! It was a really cute neighborhood, lots of young people, but not the same type of young people that would find in Shibuya/Harajuku. These young kids were more like the alternative mori-girls and reminded me a lot of the people you would see around Ogikubo and Kichijoji. A bit more quiet and quirky and cute imho. There were lots of cute little back allies with shops filled to the brim with frilly lace dresses.

Look what I spotted on my way to the station! A circus truck!

I have no idea what they are selling in this store, but I suppose it is just as good to not know.

super cute crepe-stand at the entrance to an outside seating area.

Hey mom, this picture is for you! The funny thing is that right next to this bar, there used to be a cafe called “Little Bergen”.

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My escapades in the kitchen continues! This is a frittata, and it is super-easy to make. It is kind of like an omelet, except it is much better. I don’t really know how to write up recipes since I am not that good with describing what to do with the various food-stuff that goes into cooking (I am ok at describing food when eating it though!), but I thought I would give it a go anyway. Here is now you do it:

  1. Cut up the veggies you want in it. I used white onion, asparagus, mushroom and tomato. You can put whatever else you want in it, like cheese or ham or even cooked potato. It is a great way to get rid of whatever leftover veggies you have in the fridge.
  2. Fry the vegetables in a pan (onion first, then toss the vegetables that doesn’t need much cooking in). Don’t toss in the tomatoes just yet.
  3. Crack six eggs in a small bowl, mix them with a fork and add some salt and pepper to the eggs, then pour the egg-mix over the vegetables in the frying pan.
  4. Wait until the eggs solidify around the edges and the bottom of the frittata, and then you toss the tomatoes on top, and cook it on the stove at low temperature for 5 – 10 minutes.
  5. The egg-stuff on top will still be liquidy, so I just put the entire pan in the oven for 5 minutes to make sure the top of the frittata got cooked as well. Those frying pans with the handles you can take of are awesome. Let it cool down, cut it into something that looks like pizza-slices and serve it either warm or cold.

Tada! Finished! And if it is easy enough that I can do this, anyone can make this. And it even looks delicious.

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I went back to the shrine for the god of gambling in Shin-Okubo the other day. I don’t gamble, but I found these cute mini-shrines.

Look at how tiny they are, they reach me to my knee.

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Awake City

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Recent food and wine

Couscous and salad. You can buy these sun dried tomatoes in olive oil, and if you add the entire package in, including all the oil, it prevents the couscous from going dry, and adds a really nice flavor to it as well.

If you have never tried natto, you need to try it. Natto is Japanese fermented soy beans. You need to try it about 5 – 10 times, so you can get over the fact that it smells like old gym socks, and realize that natto is not the work of the devil, but actually taste really good.

Simple grilled fish dinner with asparagus and rice and tomato.

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Bye bye Kai!

I still can not really believe I am done with school for now. I kind of wake up in the morning feeling I should rush somewhere, but then I realize I am on holiday, and theoretically I _can_ sleep in if I want to (even though I shouldn’t, so much to do, so much to do)!

Even though school is out, everything seems to go as normal in Shinjuku…

The plastic food is still on display.

The flowers are still cheap and beutiful. (Why don’t I buy more of them?)

The mailboxes hang where they always hang

And nobody has cleaned up in the buckets I always pass on my way to and from school.

Everything is so god damn normal, and I feel like I just need to take a chill pill, so…

…I ate an ice cream! I am trying to practice this how-to-relax-during-a-holiday-thing 🙂 The ice cream was good. My relaxing technique still needs a little bit of work, but I am getting there.

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Mobile pics photo dump 3

Another random post with some snapshots from the phone. I loooove the sunsets I can see from the balcony lately.

& this is the very delicious sushi we ate a little while ago. When you bite into the ebi, their tails would twitch. I thought – wow – that must be really fresh ebi, before I noticed a little pool right next to the sushi-chef. Happy ebi swimming and alive, until they are ordered, that is.

I think this picture must have been on my phone forever, looking at the thick clothing. Now it is posted and out of my mind, ladida.

And this is the Yamanote-line just leaving Shinjuku station, heading for Shin-Okubo. I love standing in front of the train and looking at the train tracks, so whenever there are few enough people on the train, I sneak a little peak through the drivers window.

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Good Sunday!

This is how I start my day today! キャンディーズ 年下の男の子 , my new project is to learn how to sing this to impress all the women around 40 at the local bars 😉 Hope you are all having a fabulous morning!

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Everything is a Remix Part 3

Everything is a Remix Part 3 from Kirby Ferguson on Vimeo.

A new part of this awesome series is out, if you haven’t seen part 1 and part 2, you should watch those as well. Beautifully done, it describes just what I feel about creativity as well. Nothing is original.

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