[what I ate.] 19-25. November 2018

19. Nov

Fried eggs and sourdough bread.

Coffee and some candy.

Spicy garlic and mushroom soup with some sour cream and hazelnut rye bread.

Honey cereal with milk.

20. Nov

Some orange.

Salmon soup.

Coffee and pear cheesecake.

Rice with garlic-mushroom sauce and sourdough bread with cheese.

Fran double chocolate pocky.

21. Nov

Coffee, figs in chocolate.

Tuna salad and rye bread with butter.

Quark pastry.

Boiled wieners, French fries and ketchup.

Bounty chocolate.

22. Nov

Potato salad with blue cheese and champignons.

A tangerine a co-worker gave me.

Warm bread with butter.

Dinner at parent’s place: fried chicken, potato salad, French fries and other snacks.

23. Nov

Pumpkin risotto with pumpkin seeds, parmesan cheese, some tomato and avocado and bread with butter.

Quark pastry.

Beef pasta and pomegranate red tea at Vapiano.

Popcorn at the movies. This movie room was epic and had lounge chairs 😀 Never been I this comfy in a movie theatre before.

Honey cereal with milk.

24. Nov

Some persimmon.

Multigrain porridge with jam and butter from a convenience store.

Borscht with sour cream.

So yummy!

Affogato.

A vanilla kohuke.

Some citrusy senbei snacks.

A chocolate heart.

A chicken nugget wrap and some fries from a convenience store.

25. Nov

Coffee, bread with cheese and a fried egg.

A warm salad with chicken liver and potatoes.

Veggie soup with sour cream, grilled sandwich with cheese and sausage.

[what I ate.] 12-18. November 2018

12. Nov

Coffee, grilled cheese sandwiches with sausage.

Spinach soup with sour cream and cheese puffs.

Pucca chocolate filled cookies.

13. Nov

12 grain energy snack. Inga sent these to us from Texas. Quite a yummy treat.

Vegetable soup and bread with butter.

Red wine, rice with Japanese style curry @ Marit’s place.

Apple cake with ice cream.

14. Nov

Half an apple pastry.

Toasted rye bread, poached eggs with some salad and tuna.

A quark pastry.

Tuna bowl and chicken soup from Yui. Also stole some karaage from hubby’s bowl.

A treat we brought from Catalonia. I have no idea what it was, but it was good. Tasted of nuts and chocolate.

Tarhun soda and potato chips.

15. Nov

Sea salt and caramel marshmallow in dark chocolate.

Mashed potatoes with barley and cottage cheese salad. Also had some kombucha.

Soup with rice noodles.

Rice noodles with veggies and sour cream. Also had some rye bread with smoked beef sausage.

16. Nov

Coffee, beetroot-chocolate brownie.

Tuna pie and salad.

Delicious delicious matcha latte @ Washoku Story.

Karaage.

Tonkotsu soy ramen.

17. Nov

A cinnamon bun.

Fries @ Kivi Käärid Paber.

Roast beef and grilled Roman lettuce with black garlic aioli and onion crisps.

Captain America party: brownies, potato chips and vodka cocktails.

We also made soda floats 😀

Rice with soy sauce, sour cream and a beetroot-cream cheese stuffed cutlet.

18. Nov

Rice with furikake and a beetroot-cream cheese stuffed cutlet.

Fried ginko nuts and Gutetama custard filled chocolate. The ginko nuts were slightly bitter, but tasty. The chocolate was yummy.

Salted caramel Kit Kat and coffee.

Some Tõmmu candies.

Fried potatoes with smoked beef sausage, cottage cheese and some cucumber.

Shared some snacks with hubby: Osatsu crisps (from Tokyo), Sakusaku Panda Halloween cookies (from Okayama prefecture), white chocolate raisin sandwich cookie (from Saitama prefecture), apple butter financier (from Tokyo) and Halloween Poteco pumpkin gratin sncaks (from Saitama prefecture). The Osatsu crisps were meh, so hubby ate most. Panda cookies were cute and yummy. Did not like the raisin cookie. The pumpkin gratin snacks were good and the apple butter cake/cookie was super delicious.

[what I ate.] 5– 11. November 2018

5. November

Coffee, some persimmon, cheese bun with sausage.

Spinach soup with cottage cheese and seed-rye crisps.

Coffee and chocolate brownie cookies.

6. November

A rice-cabbage patty with some salad and boiled potatoes.

Coffee and a quark pastry.

Spinach soup with cottage cheese and fried smoked beef sausage.

A cheese pastry.

Coffee and chocolate marshmallows.

7. November

Eggs Benedict with fried mushrooms and a latte @ Rukis

Some apple.

Almond flour banana-chocolate cake.

Salmon pasta + some snacks not pictured @ parent’s house.

8. November

A cheese pastry with sesame seeds.

Tuna pie with salad.

A quark pastry.

Steamed ginger-garlic chicken with rice and salad.

Coffee and mantecado with sesame seeds. This mantecado was super delicious!

9. November

My co-worker made me some hot lemon-ginger tea for my sore throat.

Baked potatoes and a bit of salmon-rye bread soup. I didn’t finish the soup, because I didn’t enjoy the flavour much.

A couple of sweet pastries we sampled with co-workers.

Steamed garlic-ginger chicken with rice.

10. November

A spicy wrap with chicken nuggets.

Doughnuts.

A poppyseed pastry.

Snacks: ham, chorizo, cheese, crackers, pickles.

Boiled potatoes with stewed chicken and some marinated cucumber.

Tea and Ginger Cookie Twix. The Twix was okay, but I prefer the regular one.

Some plums.

11. November

Grilled cheese and sausage sandwich.

Mashed potatoes and grilled pork. Only ate one piece of pork.

Nashi pear, persimmon, dried raspberries and blueberries and caramelized sunflower seeds with quark.

[what I ate.] 29. October – 4. November 2018

29. October

Coffee and doughnuts. Shared the doughnuts with Kadi.

Instant noodles.

Blood sausages and salad with edible flowers.

A marron glacé I bought in Catalonia. The texture was interesting.

30. October

Baked potatoes with Chinese cabbage, mushrooms and blue cheese.

Roasted corn and some chestnuts I took to work to share. The corn is epic delicious, but the chestnuts were a bit of a disappointment. I expected the chestnuts to be crunchy, because the package said they were peeled and toasted, but instead they were soaked in something and soft. Oh well.

I forgot to take a pic of dinner. I had a tuna cutlet with some salad.

Sister came for a visit and brought some ice cream.

31. October

Some freshly squeezed juice, coffee and a kama-black currant smoothie bowl with yoghurt, granola and fruit.

Chicken-cauliflower lasagna (I had some leftover scraps) and salad.

Rice cereal with milk and a quark pastry.

1. November

Kama-black currant smoothie bowl with yoghurt, granola and fruit.

Eggplant curry and brown rice.

Spinach pancakes and some salad with edible flowers and marinated pumpkin.

2. November

Coffee, some rye bread with butter.

Tuna pie with coleslaw salad.

Half a spinach pancake, a slice of tuna pie, some marinated pumpkin and vegetable soup with leafy greens.

A lemon mantecado. It’s a type of very crumbly shortbread that is usually made using pig fat. Delicious and the texture was super funny, reminding me of powdered sugar when it crumbled.

3. November

A peach kefir dessert.

Coffee, baked apple smoothie (shared with hubby) and tuna sandwiches. The smoothie was tasty. I don’t dislike cinnamon the way I used to anymore and find myself actually enjoying the taste on occasion.

Shared some snacks with hubby: Apple Cramel Yakkoi Sable (from Aomori prefecture) and a Sweet Potato Galette (from Osaka). The chewy sable was really yummy and so was the sweet potato cookie. It was adorable how the sweet potato cookie looked like an actual slice of Japanese sweet potato.

Dadu Moonlight Black ice cream 😀 This was cool looking and yummy! The ice cream was cherry flavoured.

Lamb stomach and other innards soup with sour cream and parsley. Good stuff! And some rye bread with butter.

White bread with beef liver paté.

Slow cooked beef, mashed potatoes and carrots with beef gravy and some marinated cucumber.

Banana bread with dried cranberries.

Delicious raspberry cake.

4. November

Coffee, rice porridge and some banana bread.

Raspberry cake.

Sandwiches with beef sausage and marinated cucumber.

Coffee, slow cooked beef, baked potatoes and marinated cucumber.

Shared with hubby some ice coffee chocolate sandwich cookies (from Saitama prefecture). They were really tasty.

Duck flavoured Cup Noodles. A nostalgic taste for me.

Some melissa tea and pumpkin pancakes.

[what I ate.] 22-28. October 2018

22. October – Venom

A banana.

Some vitamin water and a doughnut after working out. I took the second doughnut to Kerttu at her work place.

Coffee with my love in my favourite café The Living Room Café.

Popcorn. We went to see “Venom.” While not a perfect movie, it was still really fun and enjoyable. Not sure why most of the internet seems to be complaining over it. I had a blast and wouldn’t mind watching it again.

Salmon soup at my parent’s house.

Some cookies and tea.

23. October – from Tallinn to Girona

An almond pastry.

Quite crappy pelmeni with sour cream. The pelmeni were flavourless. I hadn’t bought this brand before, so it was a disappointment.

A grilled sandwich with cheese and sausage.

A latte and a chocolate croissant at KOHVer Café. Both were mediocre. I was disappointed, because I had over the top good memories of this place from the last time I was at the airport. No exquisite latte this time 😦 I mean it wasn’t bad, it was alright as far most coffee drinks go in Estonia, just I was hoping for a repeat wonderful experience.

Coffee on the plane. This was something new for me. They prepared this coffee by pouring hot water over fresh grounds in the cup. I mean I have made coffee like that at home many a time, but never have I seen such coffee being served in an establishment and with specialized disposable cups like these. Interesting and the coffee was good.

Some bread and ham late at night.

24. October

Fried eggs and bacon, some tomato, toast with cream cheese and ham. Coffee, a walnut-cereal yoghurt.

Coffee and a banana with a magnificent view. The kind of bananas I ate in Catalonia tasted different from the ones we usually can buy at home. I loved the flavour a lot and I hope I can find similar ones in Estonia too. Perhaps I should try to look in some organic food stores.

Pasta carbonara for dinner. There was also salad and baked chicken-vegetable skewers. I only remembered to take a photo midway dinner xD

Beer and ice cream.

25. October

An omelette and pa amb tomata which is a traditional Catalan breakfast staple. Basically it’s “bread with tomato” xD First you rub the toast with garlic, then with tomato and then pour some olive oil on top. Quite a tasty breakfast 😀

Some yoghurt, orange juice, coffee and cake.

Some orange and tomatoes, toast with hazelnut-milk spread and a cup of coffee.

Some cookies, brioche and a lemon muffin.

Beer.


Roast chicken with onions, plums, garlic and cinnamon, with a side of some salad and garlicy potatoes. Apparently, this type of meat dish is a typical Catalan Christmas food, but it was made for us as a special occasion 🙂 It was extremely delicious!

Yumyum!

A French style apple pie for dessert.

26. October

Orange juice, yoghurt, coffee, pa amb tomata, fried eggs, bacon.

A cappuccino and some complimentary olives. I almost never eat olives in Estonia, because most of the ones sold here taste gross. These were quite lovely tasting!

Bread and anchovies. I am not too sure about the anchovies, they weren’t bad, but I can’t say that I particularly liked them either.

Snails in spicy sauce. These were yummy!

Beer and a banana.

Vegetable puree soup with croutons and some funky French bread other guests from France shared with us.

Salad, some fried sausages (a bit too salty for my likes) and a macaroni dish with pork ribs that was oh so delicious.

Nice chocolate cake with crappy canned whipped cream.

27. October – going back to Estonia

Coconut yoghurt, coffee, omelette, bacon, pa amb tomata.

Some orange juice and chocolate chip cake.

A sugar doughnut and some coffee.

Roasted giant corn. So yummy!

Some potato chips and a cappuccino on the plane. I like the text on the cup: “Please attend to your own cappuccino before attempting to steal your neighbour’s” xD A funny twist on the airplane safety tips xD

Chicken tikka masala. It looked and smelled awful but tasted alright.

28. October

Coffee, chocolate chip bread.

Buckwheat with beef liver, sour cream and some salad.

Pocari Sweat. Good hydrating drink :p

[what I ate.] 15-21. October 2018

15. October

Strawberry quark.

A banana and some coffee.

Sausage sandwich.

Rice with tuna, potatoes, cabbage, sour cream and soy sauce.

Nougat chocolate bar.

16. October

Vegetable soup with sour cream.

Coffee, some chocolate truffles and mini scones.

Mashed potatoes with pearl barley and grilled chicken legs.

17. October

Coffee, scrambled eggs, mushrooms and some salad.

A banana bread muffin.

Chicken soup with sour cream.

Rich cream cheese flavoured Umaibo.

18. October

Semolina porridge with strawberry jam and butter; a croissant with smoked salmon.

Rye bread with mashed avocado and poached eggs + some salad.

A cheese pastry.

Had dinner with Kadi in Washoku Story: started with some karaage.

Seafood ramen. It was okay, I wasn’t big into the salmon, so I traded that for some salmon croquettes with Kadi 😀

Matcha ice cream with a matcha cookie and some azuki bean paste.

19. October

A wonky poppy seed pastry 😀

Rice noodle salad with green beans, cabbage and carrots.

I think I forgot to photograph my dinner…

20. October

Coffee, chocolate brownie quark.

Konnyaku noodles with seafood, broccoli, cauliflower and mayonnaise.

Cola gummies.

21. October

Coffee, cocoa cereal with milk.

It was my husband’s birthday so I bought a cake: passion fruit-pistachio cheesecake. It was lush and so delicious.

We also had dinner at NOK NOK. We started with some marinated prawn patties with plum sauce.

A glass noodle salad with prawns, squid and mussles.

I had stir-fried crispy duck with pork. It was very delicious. Oh yes, all dishes came with a side of rice.

Shared dessert no.1- sticky rice with mango and sesame seeds. This was absolutely delicious!

Shared dessert no.2- coconut ice cream with longan, jackfruit, palm seed heart and peanuts.

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