Dir en grey Tour18 Wearing Human Skin, Helsinki, The Circus

Dir en grey has been my favourite band for the major part of my life. I had only seen them live once before and that was already 13 years ago, so when they announced their new European(ish) tour, I jumped at the opportunity to see them again. Since we had a miscommunication with my husband about buying tickets in the beginning of the year, we ended up accidentally buying 4 tickets instead of 2 xD Thankfully, Josie wanted one and Kadi decided to grab the second extra ticket to join us.

My outfit for the concert.

We got to the concert venue about the time the doors were opened. There was an epic long line of people queueing to get in, but we got in pretty fast as the entrance procedure was efficient enough. I grabbed some merch from their merch table – a t-shirt for myself and a hoodie for hubby – and then waited another bit for the concert to start.

We chose to stand at the back of the venue. I really didn’t feel like struggling around in the crowd for a closer view. I saw plenty on the stage thankfully and got to enjoy the music which was the most important part. Hubby had his arms around me occasionally, so it was extra cosy and nice like that. Good music and my husband’s breath tickling the back of my neck… mmmmmm  blissssssssss!

To my surprise they didn’t only play their newest releases, but also many older songs. I do like their newer music, but I admit that it’s not as familiar to me as some of the older stuff. It was all great to be honest. I also enjoyed that every song had an illustrative visual projected on the wall behind the band. I mean, it’s great to see my favourite band play live, but I always appreciate any artistic touch that adds to the overall experience.

During one of the songs, Kyo turned his back to the crowd and started making faces at a camera near Shinya’s drums. His face was then projected on the wall behind them with some filters xD It was kind of hilarious and especially so when he started shoving fingers in his mouth and dragging lines of spit in front of the camera xD Classic Kyo! xD

Random memories from the show:

  • Toshiya being super into it all. I am used to him just kind of being there, playing his bass, but this time he was jumping and dancing around a lot. He genuinely seemed to enjoy himself.
  • Kyo looked like a tiny angry goblin xD He had contacts that made his eyes look like snake eyes… It was adorable xD And man, has his singing evolved or what? It was brilliant.
  • Die was looking pretty and the fan directed at his face made his hair fly behind him very majestically xD
  • It was kind of a waaaaaaa moment when the entire crowd sang along to “The Final.”
  • Shinya was Shinya and behind the drums, so I didn’t see him much.
  • Kaoru was a bit out from my view as well. He did still look handsome tho.
  • I got several “lolz” moments when the apple computer running the background visuals froze and popped up errors XD

Sadly, the time flew past super fast and then it was over. It felt like they just started and then they were already finishing up. I wish it had been longer xD Oh well.

I loved the concert. I am so glad I got to go.

I will leave you with a few songs  from the band. Enjoy!

This is the song people sang along with. They played a bit updated version of the song during the concert, but the lyrics were still the same. And yes, the video is supposed to be silent in the beginning.

Their latest single. I figured Rannuculus would be some weird mythical demon or something creepy, but apparently it’s a common little flower :p

SPARK AND SPAAAARK

The last song wasn’t played during the concert we attended, but it’s one of my most favorite ones and means a lot to me. A funny fact, this song was playing in the registration hall when I got married to Indrek :p This is how much this song means to me.

– 10. October 2018

Ol’ Nobody and Big Wee Hag

My friend Johanna held a costume party for her birthday. The theme was Favourite Book Character. My initial thoughts were all in the lines of my beloved Marvel characters like Deadpool, Spider-man or Loki (comic books are books too!), but let’s face it, I really don’t have the physique to play a superhero. Unless I play Pandapool, but no xD

So I chose Tiffany Aching from Terry Pratchett’s “The Wee Free Men,” because firstly, it felt doable, and secondly, because I really liked that book and the characters when I read it years ago. My own getup was pretty easy… or so I thought. Finding a blue dress and getting a frying pan from the cupboard were simple but finding a suitable apron in this day and age was not simple at all. Eventually the apron turned out to be the hardest part of the entire costume. The apron I finally found was not perfect, but it did the job I guess.

I thought it would be great if I had a Nac Mac Feegle accompany me to the party, so I turned an old Kinder Surprise egg Smurf toy into one 😀

This is what the Smurf looked like, before I started cutting and gluing stuff. I shamelessly stole this pic off Ebay however, as I forgot to take my own photo 😦

I named him Ol’ Nobody 😀

Isn’t he charming?

Crivens!

Lovely sunshine, good huntin’, nice pretty flowers, and wee burdies goin’ cheep!

I haven’t put this much effort into a costume in forever. It was super fun. So I am hoping my friends will hold more costume parties in the future, so I could put together more costumes and play dress up again 😀

[what I ate.] 23 – 29. July 2018

23. July

Smoked chicken.

Pear and spinach juice with spirulina and basil seeds.

Daim ice cream.

Baked veggies and cucumber-tomato salad with sour cream.

Chocolate frogs.

24. July

Baked veggies and cucumber-tomato salad with sour cream.

Beetroot soup and a cheese bun.

Banana-spinach smoothie.

Ate most of this nicoise salad.

Cucumber-tomato salad with sour cream and some beetroot soup.

25. July – Iron man 2

Coffee, tomato and turkey ham sandwich.

A mixed dish of pad thai and tom yum soup xD It was spicy and delicious.

An ice cream sandwich.

Dried seaweed chips.

In the evening I watched “Iron Man 2” with Kadi and Miss K. We had doughnuts and strawberry kissel as the movie themed foods this time 😛

Also, Kadi made everyone Iron Man candy jars! OMG SO CUTE!

A couple of different senbei I shared with hubby.

26. July

Strawberry kissel with whipped cream and quark + coffee.

A caramel doughnut.

A beetroot patty with cream cheese-herb cake and some cucumber salad with smoked flounder.

Berry-raw buckwheat smoothie.

Grilled cow heart and veggies.

Lung pastry.

Strawberries with whipped cream.

27. July

Potato-bell pepper frittata and some salad.

Peach-quark cake.

Chicken soup.

Banana-orange smoothie.

Minced meat-vegetable stew with sour cream.

28. July

Minced meat-vegetable stew with sour cream.

Tasty corn chips.

Tomato-turkey ham sandwiches.

Coffee and chocolates.

Chocolate ice cream and Oshee magnesium vitamin water.

Rice with tomato, wakame and soy sauce.

29. July

Coffee, cereal with milk.

Hazelnut ice cream.

Alcohol free beer and some potato chips.

Fried zucchini and mushroom salad.

TotalBiscuit… 25. May 2018

Greek yoghurt with fig jam.

Lemon-lime ice cream.

Okinawa Chinsuko cookies. Shortbread cookies with kokuto sugar. These were yummy.

Coffee and grilled sandwiches with Nutella.

A green smoothie.

Tomato soup with orzo and sour cream.

Coffee and shared treats with hubby: super fluffy kinako mochi that was delicious, fruit pound cake that was excessively sweet, so I let my hubby have it, and sweet potato cookie that was okay tasting.

I read the news that John “ToatlBiscuit” Bain died after a long battle with cancer and it shook me more than I expected it would. I listened to his podcast called Co-Optional for the past 6 or 7 years and enjoyed when he and his wife Genna snarked over different game award shows or reviewed snack boxes together etc. I don’t think I would have called myself his fan, but he was in a way part of my life for years and even though I never met him in person, I got to know him through his shows and social media. So, it hurt a lot when I learned he had died and at such a young age as well- he was only 33! I cried for a bit, reading people writing up their memories about him, ate a lot of comfort food and then went to sleep and slept most of the day, because fuck, I didn’t feel like doing anything after this. I was grieving.

Infinity War… 8. May 2018

 Oat-rice porridge with slices of chocolate orange, chia seeds and roasted sunflower seeds.

 Homemade lemonade @ Gotsu

 Hubby had some bulgogi and ssambap.

 I had kimchi stew with pork and some rice.

Also had popcorn at the movies…

 Banana bread.

We went to see “Avengers: Infinity War” in the evening with hubby and Miss K. Wheesh, that movie was a ride… I was quietly muttering “oh no no no no” to myself a lot when watching the story unfold. It was just heart-breaking how many of my favourite characters died D: I mean, some of them will most likely return, but still…

It was confusing. The movie was quite upsetting to watch, but it was also very very good… and funny! Despite the horribly heavy subject matter. I also didn’t expect to sympathize with the main villain :/ I mean I felt for him, just did not agree with his methods etc. It was weird and unexpected.

I was quite peeved however that my hope of my OTP having some screen time together again never happened… that hope disappeared very quickly, because they killed one of them off in the first 5 minutes of the film 8D

Anyway, I am so looking forward to the next one!

Isle of Dogs… 22. April 2018

 Enoki mushroom-broccolini miso soup and a grilled sandwich with ham, cheese and tomato.

 Two Nutella sandwiches.

 Garlic tomato soup with quinoa and tortellini.

In the evening we went to see “Isle of Dogs” with hubby. WOW what a masterpiece of a movie! It was so beautiful, heart-warming and humorous. I enjoyed it immensely! And to think how much work went into this movie! My respect to all the artists who worked on this 🙂

Work, clinic and friends… 4-5. May 2017

4. May

 Coffee and a kohuke. The kohuke wasn’t very good and I didn’t eat the Cherry-Spice Ampstükk, because it tasted horrible. Disappointing breakfast.

 Breakfast take 2: porridge with honey and butter

 A smoked tofu burrito @ Koloniaal

 Pelmeni in spicy chili sauce with salad

5. May

 Rice crackers with ham, cucumber and sesame seeds

 Smoothie and brownies from Blender

 Saku Antvärk honey pear cider

 Saku Antvärk lime cloudberry cider. Look at my adorable Yurio charm that Eva got me 😀

 Coffee ♥

 Laura Moon’s chili with rice and sour cream

 Cheesecake from Killuke Kooki

I had a doctor’s appointment in the morning which was super stressful. At first my doctor was late and then it was just emotionally quite hard. I was emotionally exhausted afterwards, so I went and blasted a gift card I had in Blender for and energy boost in the form of a delicious smoothie and some brownies.

Later in the evening I had Eva and Marit over for some chili and drinks. Eventually, Indrek came home as well and brought cake. I totally overate :p