torsdag 27 december 2012

2012 - summary

I've seen so many posts with summaries of their 2012, and I find it fun to read so I'll try making my own.

January

This year didn't really start out very well; I got a cold and fever the first week of January, just found my diary which says christmas eve, which lasted until mid february thanks to me refusing to stay at home. I was already several weeks behind in my studies, and another month didn't make things better. Lesson learned though; stay at home when you're sick. 

A letter from Yoko cheered me up a lot!
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February

I first wrote that nothing in particular happened, but then I looked through my photo folders and found...
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...that this is when I bought my new lens! So naturally, I took many, many unnecessary photos to try it out.
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Also, Nanase (on the right) came to visit us! "Fika" with Tini (left), Sara and Evelina.
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March

Went to a game concert/convention (?) in Lund with my Henning and our friends.
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The rest was just studies, and apparently lots of pictures of my legs.
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April

Was almost going insane this month; I studied way too much...
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...missed Lydia (who was an exchange student in Japan) so much that I went over to her house and kidnapped her BJD's, hahah.
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But luckily for me, I have wonderful friends to cheer me up!
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Walpurgis Night
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May

Definitely my favourite month; not too hot, not too cold, cherry blossoms bloom, it's my birthday... and this year, I actually made a dream come true.
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It's not the greatest photo, but a few of those pixels are Sonny (or Skrillex), and for those who know me, know that he's absolutely everything to me. Seeing him was one of the best things I have ever done.

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Skrillex&Deadmau5

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A farewell to my old class at university.

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Also celebrated Tini's birthday.
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June

Final tests are over, and I finally get to rest for two weeks. Me and Henning went to Japan, and I met some of my friends who live and lived there.
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July

Visited my family in Greece for three weeks, and tried my best to study physics in 40-44°C. We should really get an airconditioner.

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August

Studying studying studying for the final exams I had to take from last years' studies. Didn't really go that well at all, though. Decided to meet some friends to cheer me up. (I should be more grateful for having such wonderful people around me.)

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September, October, November and December

These months have been busy, and I've been doing almost the same things every day. I got two jobs, so I work a lot between my studies. When I come home, I'm usually too tired to do anything else than going straight to bed. But it will hopefully be worth it in the end. I'm trying to do my best today, so that I can finally study whatever I want later. I try to think about summer; when I'm done with this, I can have my "reward".

Oh, and I can't forget to mention that I went to DreamHack in November.
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Summary

This year has ben all ups and downs, but I think I've grown as a person in some ways at least. I've made a lot of mistakes, but I learn from them, and hopefully I can make things right next year. I'll try to study better, be a better friend, take care of myself (I'm better at it now than before, though!), study Japanese, think before I act, take chances, and also blog more and take more photos for my own sake; it was fun to look back at it.

I want to be a good person, and I think I'll dedicate this year to improving myself.

left side, dec. 2011. ------------- right side, dec 2012. 
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I should stop with the mirror photos but I'm too lazy to bring my tripod out (シ_ _)シ

That's all from 2012!

söndag 25 november 2012

Dreamhack Winter 2012

Went to Dreamhack with a friends a few days ago, and thought I'd share a few photos. Dreamhack is the world's largest LAN party, and I think they had a total of ~20.000 visitors this time. This was my first time being there, so I just wanted to check it out. Next year I'm definitely bringing a computer with me to play during the whole convention though, ha.

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Photobucket This is one of three (I think) halls where the LAN and other gaming is done. This picture shows like 50% of the hall. It's enormous! Click the picture for full view.

onsdag 26 september 2012

[From my heart: an unusually honest post about myself]

I'm taking advantage of my current emotional state to write this. I thought a lot about it, and stll I can't really decide where to start. I giess I'll just choose the trigger, then.

It sounds silly, really. I just finished the last of 366 episodes of the Bleach anime. The ending wasn't anything special, but it was good and fair. I'm not going into detalis for those who hasn't finished it yet. And I've come to like some of the characters, a lot. I almost see them as real people, but I know they're not. There's this special bond you get, and it's hard to explain, but it's amazing. I've missed being obsessed with another world, characters, having something to think about when there are things that are heavy on your mind. I think anyone who has ever been in that situation as I am now, will know. I won't be explaining that feeling much further, because if you haven't felt it, you will probably not understand it anyway. But I hope you do one day.

The thing is, I have always wanted to create my own world. Somewhere I could change things, where I could make good things, maybe find myself in other characters. When I get stuck with something, it's really emotional and it's hard to explain why, even for myself.

I've always wanted to make my own world. I draw because I feel something for whatever I draw. Whenever something turns out great, it's because I love what I do. Whenever it turns out bad, well, you get the point. There are exceptions of course, but mostly, it works like that. When I was younger, I used to read books all day. I learned how to read at four years age, and how to write before I was six. Before I could write by myself, I used to make up stories right then and there, while having my mom writing it down for me. I was about four or five when I made my first story. It was about a girl, stuck in time with nowhere to go. I should have it somewhere, still.

When I was about twelve, everything in my life went upside-down. I stopped doing anything and everything I loved. And about six months ago, I finally felt like things were actually getting back to normal. I felt like, hey, I think I appreciate myself now. I think I know where I want to go. I think I'm finally standing up again. Details aren't needed, but I had a hard time with myself, and it feels amazing to realize that all that fighting is finally paying off.

There's just one thing left.

Like I said, I always wanted to create my own world. I still want to today. And I'm so torn between doing something I've always dreamed of, or doing something that I'm good at, but don't have any particular feelings for. I want to make my own story, a movie, a series, a book, a novel... anything that has a story and I want to use all my daydreams, nightmares, imagination, creativity... to do that. Sure, I'm really good at being a leader, I'd be a great boss at a big company, that I've made myself. I could see myself doing that. And that'd give me a lot of money, and I'd be able to give it to projects that I love and to people who work hard. I want to make people around me happy, help them when they are going through hard times, and having a lot of power and knowledge would definitely make it easier for me. But would I really be happy doing that? When it comes to it, isn't my own happiness more important than any of that? If I'm not happy, then how am I supposed to help anyone around me get any happier? When I'm sad, I'm really sad and I don't show that until I almost literally explode and cry for hours cause I've been building so much inside of me. And in the end, I don't even know what's true or not. Not even what I feel myself, at that moment. I just feel horrible, and every bad thing that could possibly pop up in my mind, does.

What I'm trying to say, or at least what I think I'm trying to say, is that I'm not so sure about which way I want to go anymore. And I don't want anyone to choose for me, I want that to be clear in my mind because I, myself, realize what I want. To follow my heart, or to follow my head? Everything is so messed up, and it always has been, but at least now I know where to start. I think I failed the last year at university for a reason, and I felt it the moment I realized I wouldn't make it. Maybe I gave up right then and there, but I didn't want to admit it to myself. A part of me just endured it, and the other part... well, it's just messed up.

tisdag 25 september 2012

25 september

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Jag gillar den inte så mycket, men kände att jag var tvungen att göra klart den lite snabbt. Klarar inte av att ha icke färdiga bilder som bara ligger där.

Mitt liv känns ganska tråkigt just nu, särskilt som jag inte kan göra någonting på egen hand (bokstavligt talat) heller då min arm varit skadad i en månad. Dum som jag är kan jag inte låta bli att skriva eller rita heller, så att det suttit kvar så här länge är helt och hållet mitt fel. Protip; se till att inte få permanent skrivkramp genom att skriva sisådär en 8h om dagen i mer än ett halvår.

Men, vad jag skulle komma fram till är att det är skönt att ha vänner att umgås och prata med när man har det som tråkigast/jobbigast/hopplösast (även när man har det bra också, men man uppskattar dem lite extra när man är nere), och idag är en sån dag. Har träffat Evelina och fikat och pratat om allt möjligt; det känns som att prata med mig själv när jag är med henne. På ett positivt sätt, för vi är så lika. Om en stund ska jag gå iväg till Lydia och färga hennes hår, personliga frisör som jag är, och som alltid blir det väl mysprat om allt möjligt, eller ingenting alls vilket funkar alldeles utmärkt för oss. (nu fick jag oss att låta som ett par, haha!)

Vintern är nog på väg nu, och om inte min pikachukigurumi varit just en pikachukigurumi så hade jag nog haft på mig den vart jag än gick. Det är som att linda in sig i filtar, vilket är precis vad man vill göra när det börjar röra sig mot noll grader.


Skrillex drawing is finally done. I'm not very pleased with my result, but I felt like I had to finish it. Sorry for only posting drawings lately, I'm not very good at it but that's the reason I try to improve. As soon as my hand is healed, I will probably try to draw at least once every day. I get sad thinking about how good I could have been today if I only had spent a bit more time on drawing these past years. But there's no point in thinking about that, really, when I could spend that time improving instead. 


onsdag 19 september 2012

Kokosbollar med Nutella


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Recept hämtat från byblondie.se.

English:

100g margarine
0,6 cup of sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
4 tbsp cacao powder
3 tbsp cold coffee (or water if you don't have/want coffee)
0,5 cup Nutella
3 cups of mixed (or non-mixed) oatmeal

  • Mix margarine and sugar well.
  • Add Nutella and coffe/water; mix~
  • Add everything else and mix well! 
  • Put the dough (paste?) in the fridge for about 10-20 minutes.
  • Roll everything in coconut flakes!
  • Put them in the fridge again, and enjoy when they're cool :D

torsdag 13 september 2012

Shizuka

Hittade ett par bilder som jag varken redigerat eller ens tittat på förut (nu är de såklart redigerade), från förrförra vintern. Påmindes snabbt om hur dålig skärpa mitt gamla objektiv faktiskt hade...

Found a few pictures that I hadn't even seen before, from two years ago. I was quickly reminded of how bad the sharpness on my last lens was...

(LYDIA, får jag länka dig? Det fick jag! Lydias dockor.)

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lördag 8 september 2012

A Tardis and some Creeper cupcakes

Min vän fyllde år för någon vecka sedan och här är vad jag lyckades fixa ihop: Tardis-kort, ett självlysande klistermärke i form av en måne, samt Creeper cupcakes (som ser lite efterblivna ut...men det är insidan som räknas!). Receptet är hämtat från recepten.se, med några små ändringar. Testa gärna!

I made a few birthday presents for my friend; a Tardis card, a glow-in-the-dark sticker in the shape of a moon, and some (derpy) Creeper cupcakes. Here's how I made the Creepers!


Ingredienser | What you'll need:

  • 150g smör | 150g butter
  • 1 dl strösocker | 0,5 cup of sugar *The receipe originally says 2 dl/1 cup of sugar, but I chose to use less!
  • 100g mörk choklad | 100g dark chocolate
  • 2 ägg | 2 eggs
  • 1,5 tsk vaniljsocker | 1,5 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 msk bakpulver | 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 5 msk kakao | 5 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3,5 dl vetemjöl | 1,5 cup flour
  • 2 dl mjölk | 1 cup milk

Gör såhär | How i'ts made

Sätt ugnen på 175°C. Skär upp smöret och lägg i en bunke (så hinner det bli lite varmare än kylskåpskallt). Häll på strösockret.
Set the oven at 175°C/350°F. Cut the butter in pieces and put it into a bowl. Pour the sugar on top of it.
Smörj en muffinspanna som rymmer 12 stora muffins eller ta fram stora muffinsformar. Hacka chokladen.
Get something to put your cupcakes in. Chop the chocolate into small pieces.
Vispa smör och socker till en jämn smet, använd elvisp (som du kan använda genom hela receptet där det står vispa). Tillsätt äggen, ett i taget och vispa snabbt ihop till en fin smet.
Whip butter and sugar until the batter is even. Use an electric mixer throughout the whole recipe. Add the eggs one at a time and whip quickly until it's even.
Vispa ner vaniljsocker och bakpulver.
Add down vanilla extract and baking powder. Whip. 
Vispa ner kakao.
Add cacao powder. Whip. (I'm starting to like this word.)
Vispa sist ner vetemjöl och mjölk samtidigt. Vispa till en jämn smet.
Add the flour and the milk at the same time, and whip until the batter is even.
Rör sedan med en sked ner den hackade chokladen och eventuellt frusna hallon.
Add the chocolate pieces, and carefully turn the batter a few times. 
Fördela smeten i muffinsformarna. *Här lade jag till en dumlekola i smeten! Lägg en klick smet på botten, tryck ner en dumle, och lägg lite smet över. Tänk på att inte fylla formen mer än till hälften!
Add the batter to the cupcake molds. Remember not to fill it more than 50%! As a surprise, I put a small piece of chocolate fudge inside, but this is totally optional.
Grädda mitt i ugnen i 175°C i ca 30 minuter.
Bake in the oven for ~30 minutes (350°F).
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Glasyren är en blandning av 1,5 msk citronsaft och strax över 2dl florsocker. Smält choklad och använd en sprits för att göra ett Creeperansikte :3
Icing is made of 1,5 tbsp lemon juice and 1 cup of icing sugar. Melt chocolate and use a forcing bag to make a Creeper face :3
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