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

[what I ate.] 1-7. October 2018

1. October

nākd. lemon drizzle raw nut and fruit bar. It was okay.

A banana.

Beef borscht with sour cream.

Fried seaweed with sudachi from Hiroshima prefecture.

2. October

Beef borscht with sour cream.

Rice noodle soup @ Kohvik Must Puudel. Didn’t like the soup very much.

Beef borscht with sour cream.

3. October

Coffee, beef borscht with sour cream.

Vegetable lasagna.

Beetroot brownie with hazelnuts.

Coffee and some chocolates my co-worker brought from Russia.

Buckwheat with beef liver, salad and sour cream.

4. October

Spinach smoothie, café latte and porridge with strawberry jam.

Pumpkin risotto with cold smoked salmon, pumpkin seeds and tomatoes.

Turkish delight.

Coffee, salmon pastry.

Buckwheat with beef liver and sour cream; pita bread sandwich with cold smoked salmon.

Coffee, a sweet pastry roll.

5. October

Buckwheat with beef liver.

Orange juice, baked potatoes with bacon and mushrooms.

Omelette with tuna, veggies and mayo.

Beer and beetroot brownie with hazelnuts.

6. October

Coffee, strawberry-passion fruit quark.

French fries and berry pastry from McDonalds.

Fried potatoes, boiled wieners and some salad.

Ice cream.

7. October

Coffee, fried eggs with potatoes and salad.

Coffee and banana bread.

Movie night, watched “Thor” (2011). We had cookies, coffee, mini doughnuts, gummy candy and plums.

Before the movie we assembled some mini building block figures: Thor, Batman and Loki 😀

[what I ate.] 10 – 16. September 2018

10. September

Flatbread with edamame hummus and some wasabi sprouts.

A banana.

Toffee in chocolate. A replica chocolate I got from the Estonian Open Air Museum.

We had curry for dinner. I forgot to take a photo.

11. September

Japanese style seafood curry with rice and sour cream.

A green smoothie.

A not so very tasty soup and a disappointingly tiny portion of fried chicken and chips from Loca. Seriously my box had only three tiny pieces of chicken even though I paid extra for a big size 😦

12. September

Snickers chocolate.

Coffee, wheat crackers with Nutella.

More coffee and a chocolate cake.

Even more coffee and a cheese croissant.

Tuna and veggies with rice, sour cream and soy sauce.

Pomegranate gummies.

13. September

A ham sandwich.

Coffee and a banana.

Rice with tuna, veggies, sour cream and soy sauce.

Kimchi stew and fried chicken from Gotsu.

14. September

Coffee, porridge with beef jerky and butter.

A grilled cheese sandwich with tuna.

Pelmeni with sour cream.

Tangerines.

15. September

A banana and some figs in chocolate.

Tuna sandwiches.

Chanterelle flavoured potato chips.

Spaghetti with meatballs in tomato sauce. Also had some beer. We watched “What We Do in the Shadows” with hubby and Kadi. The paskeeti was a themed food to go with the movie :p

16. September

Coffee, cereal with milk.

An apple.

I baked cumin cookies.

A grilled cheese sandwich with tuna. Also had some coffee.

Cookies and mini tosca cakes. We watched “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” which was super fun and funny 😀

Spaghetti with meatballs in tomato sauce.

[what I ate.] 3 – 9. September 2018

3. September

Porridge with strawberry jam.

Handmade chocolates that I got from the Uue Maailma street festival. One was apple-cinnamon and the other coconut. I didn’t fancy the apple-cinnamon very much. The coconut one was good, albeit a bit dry.

Smoked chicken-konnyaku noodle wok with veggies.

4. September

Vegetable soup and rye bread with butter.

Rice with smoked chicken, vegetables and sour cream. Also had some pickles.

A slice of almond flour banana-chocolate cake.

5. September

A marzipan roll and coffee.

Salmon pasta.

Rye bread with butter and salmon pasta mixed with leftover rice from last night.

Ruby cocoa Kit Kat I shared with husband.

6. September

Different roasted beans. A nice snack.

Pumpkin soup with sour cream and pumpkin seeds.

A cheese roll.

White tea with raspberry, apple and lemon.

Spicy and sour soup with quinoa, mushrooms and sour cream. Also had two more cheese rolls.

Coffee, kabosu shortbread cookie and white chocolate-puffed rice-grape snack I shared with hubby. The kabosu, which is a type of citrus fruit, cookie was yummy, but the grape snack tasted horrible to me, so hubby ate it all. I really do not enjoy the red grape flavour in snacks.

Look how cute the kabosu cookie looked.

7. September

Green pea-cauliflower soup with seeds.

A smoothie bowl made from a banana, kiwi fruit, spinach and coconut milk. Topped with more banana, some pomegranate seeds, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds.


Sour and spicy soup with quinoa, mushrooms and sour cream. Also had a cheese pastry and some onion-turmeric bread.

8. September – a literature street festival

Coffee and a coconut-banana pastry.

Goat milk chocolate ice cream.

Fish and chips.

Flatbread with edamame hummus and wasabi sprouts; couscous salad.

Plum gummies.

I spent most of the day with Kadi at a literature festival in Kadriorg. It was a super good time and I got some nice books. We also went to a gourmet market at a nearby grocery store where I got the sprouts and edamame hummus. A day well spent.

9. September

Leftover couscous salad and a couple of fried eggs.

Ham and boletus pasta and some soup.

Some figs in chocolate and a half of this Kinder Bueno chocolate.

My good day out with a friend yesterday was followed by me falling ill D:

[what I ate.] 27. August – 2. September 2018

27. August

Garlic naan and some noodles with shrimp and egg @ Little India.

Caramel doughnuts.

Chili con carne with rice and sour cream.

Coffee and stroopwafels.

28. August

Mixed grain porridge with turmeric, chia seeds and strawberry jam.

Lunch with Josie @ Toit’s: carrot bread club sandwich with fries.

Coffee and some chocolates.

Fried chicken-mushroom gyoza and salad.

Tymbark white grape aloe vera drink. It was meh.

29. August

Mashed potatoes with barley and cottage cheese salad.

Coffee and some candies.

I had the same mashed potatoes for dinner, but forgot to take a pic.

30. August

Orange juice, coffee and nettle bread.

A salad with avocado and a poached egg.

Chocolate ice cream.

Super Mario Cola and Ramune soda flavoured gummies.

I am missing the dinner photo again 😦 I don’t remember what I had.

31. August

Smoked meat bread with garlic butter.

Sourdough bread with butter.

More meat bread with butter :p It was a bread kind of day.

Orange-apple juice and some tuna pie.

Hazelnut ice cream.

Zefir in chocolate.

Fried chicken and fries from Loca.

Pizza with bacon, mushrooms and egg also from Loca.

1. September

In the morning I went to the Uue-Maailma street festival with Kerttu and Kadi. It was super fun and I spent so much money on food and awesome goodies 😀

Vegan doughnuts with chocolate-caramel sauce and cookie bits. The doughnuts were tiny and crunchy. Not bad at all, but I have had better.

Churros!

Roasted coconut ice cream.

A potato spiral 😀 It was Kadi’s, but I got a taste.

A doughnut with chocolate and nuts. Nom.

Finger food at Josie’s birthday party. To be fair, I have no idea what most of this was 😀 Um, a chocolate cookie, potato chips, salad on a lettuce, erm cheese? rye bread with hummus, something with shrimp. I give up xD It was all delicious though. And no, the blue dude was not edible.

Pizza!

And more pizza and finger food :p

A vegan peanut butter-raspberry cake that was yummy.

Macaroni with minced meat.

2. September

Macaroni with minced meat. Also, a cup of coffee.

A smoked chicken leg.

Banana-kiwifruit ice cream and an ice cream coffee @ Gelato Ladies. My sis works there now, so I have more excuses to visit :p

Sakeru Gumi apple flavour. Terrible tasting. Am not a fan.

Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum

Last Saturday I went to the Estonian Open Air Museum with a few of my friends to very belatedly celebrate my birthday (that was back in April). Since I fell ill almost right after my birthday, I didn’t have the time nor the will to celebrate, so I did some late celebrating now when I am healthy again. We did a lot of walking around enjoying the historical houses and other exhibits and had a plentiful picnic on the seaside with a variety of foods that everyone had brought along.

The Estonian Open Air Museum is a fantastic place. It has houses (actual old houses taken to pieces and reassembled in the museum) from different parts of Estonia, showing the living conditions and lifestyles of people across history. One would think that a tiny country like Estonia would have mostly similar architecture and living conditions across, but the fact is that people in different areas had quite different lifestyles and living conditions. It was super interesting to peek through windows and doorways into history.

A kitchen of an old school house.

In a colonial store.

Dried mushrooms.

A friendly neighbourhood goat 😀

A sleepy neighbourhood cat 😀

A spinning wheel at the window.

I would live here.

Here not so much.

Is she asleep or dead?

Wooden toys.

Bliss.

Family photos.

A doll.

Sweets and other goodies.

Country view.

Unwillingly sharing all our food with wasps.

Only the sick and the dead lie down to sleep.

This looks like the scarecrow from “Howl’s Moving Castle.”

A fence.

Windmills.

A bit of colour.

Wedding garb.

Who left the gate open?

The wasps seemed to enjoy the kvass.

Bottoms up!

Who lives there?

An old smithy.

A buckwheat plant! My mind was blown. I had never actually seen buckwheat growing before.

Is this ripe buckwheat or over ripened and useless buckwheat? Hmmmmm…

Anyhow, I had a fantastic day with my friends 😀 Thank you, everyone who spent the day with me and thank you for all the silly jokes!

11.08.2018

[what I ate.] 9. July – 15. July 2018

9. July

Instant noodles.

Strawberries and coffee.

Chocolate ice cream.

Potato-quinoa cutlet with some salad.

Whipped cream and quark with strawberries.

10. July – Iron Man

Oatmeal porridge with chia seeds, roasted sunflowers seeds and some strawberries. Also had some coffee.

Potato-quinoa cutlet with a poached egg, some lettuce and avocado.

An iced mocha treat after another doctor appointment.

I made cheeseburgers and fries for our movie night. We watched Iron Man (2008) with Kadi and Miss K, so the food was thematic 😀

11. July

Porridge with carrots and chia seeds. Also, some coffee.

Oven baked risotto with mushrooms, green beans and seeds.

A smoothie with berries and kama.

Creamy pasta with mushrooms, cashews and beef.

12. July

Moring coffee. I am trying to learn how to draw a wheat/rye ear like pattern on the coffee to suit the bakery.

A bit of spinach smoothie.

Smoothie with rhubarb, strawberries and ginger; tomato-bell pepper soup and a cheese pastry.

Beetroot smoothie.

Dinner with Marit at Mister Kebab: I had beef kofta, some dolma and a green cola.

Iced brownie coffee cocktail.

13. July

Pear and kiwi smoothie with spirulina. This was alright.

Baked potatoes and tomato with salad.

Coffee and a raw buckwheat smoothie with black currants.

Black currant-chocolate roll and a fish pastry.

Chocolate ice cream.

Tiina jelly sticks in chocolate. So good!

Baked breaded fish.

14. July

Grilled sandwich with cheese and ham. Also, some coffee.

Cucumber sprite. Nice cucumber flavour and very refreshing, but a tad bit too sweet.

Potato chips and guacamole.

Baked potatoes with fish tacos.

15. July – Hulk

Pelmeni.

Super Mario wheat in chocolate.

Kadi brought me this gummy candy.

We watched “The Incredible Hulk” (2008) with Kadi and Miss K and had a “green” themed dinner: Couscous salad, kiwi-spinach smoothie, pistachio halva, broccoli snacks, tortilla chips with guacamole and Kadi made a green marzipan Hulk :p

Marzipan Hulk has a big “zucchini” :p

We also made green chocolates and had pistachio ice cream. The movie was kind of meh, but the dinner was superb xD