Lovely birthday… 9. April 2017

It was my birthday 😀 I am now level 31. It was also my little brother’s birthday, he turned 10.

 For breakfast, I had half a pack of these cherries in chocolate.

Then my boyfriend and I went to a Japanese restaurant called YUI for lunch. We arrived about 10 minutes before they were officially open, because we messed up and looked up the opening hours for Saturday instead of Sunday. Oops. However, the waiting staff was super nice and didn’t send us back out of the door 😀

 My lovely lunch date ♥

We ordered a lot of food! xD

 First we shared some tempura (battered and deep-fried seafood/vegetables), which I must say is the best you can get in Tallinn as far as I am concerned. There was tempura prawns, salmon and assorted veggies with matcha and curry salt.

 Then we shared these tuna-mayo maki rolls.

 Prawn creamy croquettes which were oh so creamy and tasty!

 Miso soup

I had a tonkatsu o-bentou (fried pork lunchbox meal), which had rice with more tempura, wakame salad, breaded pork cutlet and a couple of sushi bites.

 Look how happy this food made me ;D

 A taiyaki (fish shaped cake with sweet bean filling) with honey and ice cream. Never did I imagine I could one day eat taiyaki in Estonia. It’s like a dream come true.

 Boyfriend had tofu blancmange with matcha ice-cream as a dessert.

 Yui was a great. The atmosphere was lovely, the service swift and polite, and the food delicious. The tastes were so nostalgic and made me miss Japan 😦

We took a hour long walk in Kadiroru park and the seaside after lunch.

 Birdies

 A pretty swan

 Mr. Spock

Later in the evening we went bowling with my family and a bunch of my brother’s friends. This was also fun 😀

 Bowling-oni

 Having a celebratory drink

 I had a great birthday for sure 😀

Date night… 14. February 2017

 Chocolate pudding and coffee

 Celery risotto and some of corn crackers with avocado and beef ham

 Some boiled pelmeni

 Shared dinner with boyfriend: salmon-avocado rice bowl, ramen with shrimp, tuna maki and salmon nigiri. Food from Tokumaru.

 Some cakes boyfriend brought home for dessert. Not sure what the roll cake was exactly, but the other ones are rum cakes. Boyfriend ate most of them 😛

I went out for a stroll during the day during which I took the recyclable trash to the collection point and bought myself a new lip piercing, since I lost my old one some time ago. I think the piercing I got is a bit too big however, I somehow remembered the size wrong, so I might have to switch it for a smaller one if it starts giving me trouble.

In the evening we ordered in some Japanese food and started watching the 4th season of “Sherlock”. It was a good lazy Valentine’s date at home.

Raid and dreams and Kiki… 14-15. January 2017

14. January

 Garlic pork, fried potatoes, salad with zucchini

 A banana

 Cookies!

 Beer

It was raid night with my guild on Rift. So much inappropriate fun ♥

Also, dreams: I dreamed that I applied for a ticket seller job at Tallinn Zoo, but was terribly late for the interview, because I was looking for the main office inside the zoo, but it turned out that it was actually a few streets away from the place. It was awfully embarrassing when I finally got there and the people interviewing me were not too impressed at me keeping them waiting for over an hour. I don’t think I got the job.

15. January

 A banana, cocoa pudding and a cup of coffee

 Sushi! Mostly with salted salmon, cucumber and avocado.
(Thanks, Josie, for the photo. I was a forgetful goose and didn’t take a photo myself. Unbelievable, but sometimes that still can happen.)

 Delicious red velvet cake

Josie came for a visit and brought cake 😀 I made sushi and we watched “Kiki’s Delivery Service,” which was a charming, but silly little movie. It was a really fun day 🙂

Otherwise I was weirdly tired and sleepy the entire day. I napped for an hour before Josie arrived and when she left after the movie I fell asleep for another 2 hours. I just couldn’t stay awake for some reason.

Uh… 7-9. October 2016

7. October

 Duck flavoured instant noodles with sour cream.

 Cheese buns with liver paté and avocado.

 Really terrible take-away sushi from Prisma. The California rolls were dry and most of the maki rolls had a weird overwhelming sweet taste to them. Ew.

 Puccho Hoppe-chan gumi. Cherry flavoured gummy candies.

8. October

 Some Bounty chocolate.

 A cocoa pudding.

 Rice with cheese sauce, smoked chicken and some tomato salad.

I also had a salad in the morning, but I forgot to snap a photo. The salad tasted somewhat off and sometime after eating it I got a bad stomach ache. I ended up sleeping most of the day, because I felt quite sick. I guess it’s not a very good idea to buy a salad from the grocery store salad bar if you are not planning to eat it on the same day.

9. October

 Coffee and porridge with honey.

 Sõrnikud (quark pancakes).

 Moist senbei.

 Chicken and mushroom gyoza with some salad and sour cream.

Out and about… 8-10. September 2016

8. September – we drove to Pärnu in the evening to spend the night there. I had a doctors appointment in the morning, so I couldn’t eat any breakfast and a 2 hour drive from Tallinn on an empty stomach would have been awful.

 Somen with wakame and wasabi-sesame spice.

 A shrimp salad that was kind of meh.

9. September – after my doc’s appointment we had breakfast in my fave restaurant in Pärnu, stopped by my grandmother and drove back to Tallinn. In the evening we visited Marit and her boyfriend. We made sushi and played board games. It was really fun 😀

 Baileys cocoa @ Steffani.

 Mamma Mia pizza: tuna, shrimp, ham, egg, champignons.

 Some doughnuts and tea.

 Some ice cream from Gelato Ladies: a scoop of pistachio, then salty peanut and watermelon. I loved the pistachio one the best, bf liked the salty peanut… watermelon was odd, it wasn’t bad, but it just tasted a bit weird to us. Sure was interesting though.

 Sushi at friend’s house 😀

10. September – we went to Uulu to help transport firewood for my parents. Bf and my dad did the firewood thing while I picked/harvested some raspberries, apples, tomatoes, mushrooms, carrots and potatoes. Productive day.

 Veggie soup (potato, carrot, rutabaga, cauliflower) with sour cream, white bread with mashed avocado and a cup of coffee.

 A delicious delicious apple from my grandparent’s garden.

 I had several of these bacon and tomato sandwiches with some coffee.

 Veggie soup (potato, carrot, rutabaga, cauliflower) with sour cream and white bread with mashed avocado.

To Tartu and back… 8. April 2016

 Barley porridge with butter

 Carrots

 Sushi time: tempura salmon and wakame futomaki and baby octopus hosomaki + some green tea to drink.

 Some Raffaello confectionery

 Green tea mango mantra Boost

 Chicken salad and moussaka

*

I went to Tartu with my mom, sis and brother. We went there because my brother had an ice-skating competition there. It was pretty awesome to see my little brother dancing on ice like a pro 😀

A low point

I have not been doing well, which also means I have not been eating properly. There has been too much bad food and a lot of it on the worst moments. I’ve taken photos of most of what I have eaten, but going through the photos now, I don’t feel like posting them. It would be an honest thing to do I suppose, but… I don’t want to upset myself again, because it hasn’t been this bad for years. Does that make sense?

So instead, I will put here some of the prettier photos that I simply like or that show the food that I was feeling happy about.

Eating disorders suck, people. So does stress.

But I’m trying to get back on track again. Wish me luck.

*

 I tried making apple-cinnamon buns for the first time. Not sure why the recipe told me to put them into muffin cups to be honest, because the paper stuck to the buns and was a pain to get off. Maybe I did something wrong, I’m not very good at baking.

 Oatmeal porridge (made with rice milk) with some honey

 Beef stew with cheese

 Chocolate pencils

 Breaded fried fish. It had a shrimp and herb filling.

 Karl Fazer New York Iced Coffee & Mudcake milk chocolate. This chocolate was absolutely fantastic.

 Raspberry walnut brownies. Super delicious combination. Recipe from here.

 A peanut butter and strawberry jam sandwich and a cup of coffee

 Chicken karaage with spicy sauce @ Tokumaru

 Sushi @ Tokumaru

 A giant kinder Surprise

 Got a Peanuts themed toy from the giant chocolate egg. It was a bunch of rubbing stamps (you know, you put a paper over them and colour over them to reveal a picture?) and the dog house was a container for them.

 Potato and tomato casserole

 Yellow kiwifruit, a banana and coffee

 Chicken chimicahngas with homemade guacamole, some sour cream, lettuce and tomato. So greasy, but so good!

 We had chimichangas the next evening as well, because there were so many leftovers.

 Torotto maple syrup chocolates. These were yummy.

 Toasted pumpkin bread with mashed avocado

 Karl Fazer London Toffee Rocsk & Salty Cookie milk chocolate. This was good too, but I liked the other one better.

 Miso soup with shiitake, wakame and mochi slices

 Homemade poutine with mozzarella cheese, chicken and some tomato

 Coffee and mochi (black sesame, azuki bean paste and peanut butter filled)

*

I’ve also been meaning to write about a dream I had a while back. In that dream the light side of the force was attempting to breed the perfect Jedi, which meant they needed a perfect mindless puppet that would do exactly what they wanted it to. They were genetically engineering the Jedi and the last batch was a promising bunch, especially this one super dark skinned man. However, in the last stage of the training, the Jedi started showing unfavourable traits in his personality that made him imperfect. Among these signs were that he decided a lecture to be too boring for him and fell asleep (he was never supposed to do anything like that!), he playfully slapped a fellow Jedi’s bum and that was showing friendship which they were not supposed to have (they were supposed to be logical, not emotional), and when they were given energy cubes for sustenance, he liked to squish his flat between his fingers before popping it into his mouth (he was supposed to follow orders and that was a sign of reckless self-thinking). So the Jedi council deemed him defective and wanted to send him to be burned, because that’s what they did with the failed experiments. The guy however thought: “Fuck this!” and escaped.

This was very troublesome, so the Jedi council called in James T. Kirk to find him and bring him back to be destroyed. Kirk hurried back to the Enterprise, ordering his crew to be ready to take off immediately… but Spock and Uhura were missing. Apparently they were currently in the middle of a meeting with a social worker, because they wanted to adopt a child together. They already had a an adoptive daughter, maybe 10 years old. The little dark skinned girl had this skin condition where blotches of her skin were white (vitiligo). She was playing in a pillow fort near her parents while they had the meeting with the social worker.

The social worker was saying that since both Spock and Uhura had passed all the requirements with flying colours, she would accept their application to adopt another child. Uhura was overjoyed, hugged Spock and then excitedly ran to the pillow fort, pulled back the blanket covering it and lay down to hug her daughter exclaiming: “You will have a baby brother!” When she had pulled off the blanked from the fort, it revealed that the girl had been playing with some sort of tiny creatures in there that looked like a cross between an English bulldog puppy and a slug. The social worker was horrified, she stood up and screamed: “Oh my god, these things are disgusting! They are horrible and you must be horrible people to have these in your quarters! No way will I let you adopt another child and I will take away your daughter!” Uhura was shocked and tried to reason with the social worker, but she was hysterical. Spock just sat there.

That was an odd dream.