Montag, 28. Juli 2014

♥ OFF TO JAPAN!! ♥ \(*T▽T*)/

Hey guys (^-^)v

here is just a quick announcement for you:

I am leaving for Japan tomorrow *-*

I'm so happy and so excited, I still can't believe it *-*
whatever, I will stay there for about three weeks and probably
find no time to update my blog here..
but of course I will do this when I'm back ♥
so stay tuned for lots of entries of my vacation (probably)

While I won't update here,
I'm almost sure I will nevertheless post many pics online,
so feel free to follow me on
(or both xD)

also feel free to follow my friend Nici's blog about our journey ^-^ 
she also writes over travelling in general x3

So, I'm off then..
I hope you will have a good time
and I can show you some nice pics when I'm back (^-^)v

Montag, 21. Juli 2014

Nisa-Con and Pastel Goth again ♥

Hey guys (^.^)v

for a few years now Braunschweig, the town I live in, has it's own convention.
It's a quite small town, but the con itself is often very crowded.
I'm happy people from other parts of germany come to our local convention, too x3

So this year it was really hot again..
I visited the convention for the third time now and it's always really warm x'D
two years ago we had almost 35°C and last year around 25°C (still warm),
but this year it was 32°C again x3
not the best weather for a convention, but better than heavy rain ^-^

Since I really like Pastel Goth at the moment, 
I choose to wear a creepy cute outfit again x3
It's just my second try with this style and I'm still really at beginner-level x'D

My boyfriend decided to accompany me this time *-*
our first convention together ♥
And before we went of, we took some photos in the garden ^.^

 and a pic he took of me x3

My boyfriend then went to his brother-in-law and his niece to 
pick them up and I made my way to the event location x3
When I arrived there already were a lot of people waiting to get in
and I had to queue for half an hour.. in our small town x'D

Of course I went to the Karaoke Room first and met my friend Rinni there x3

I myself didn't sing anything.
There was a new karaoke system and they had
quite few songs I liked or knew the lyrics of..
So I went on to the Video Room to watch some anime ^.^

This anime was quite funny xD
but I forgot it's name q.q
do you know how it is called?

While strolling through the floors I met cute maid Lisa

She sold soo~ delicious cupcakes and donuts *-*
We bought some when my boyfriend finally arrived x3

cat donut *-* ♥
As you can see in the pic, I deeply fell in love
with this bulbasaur plush *-*
and had to buy it, it was soo cute q.q

After walking around the whole time,
we sat down in the hall to enjoy some shows ^.^
First was the singer 'Chocolate Music' from Bremen.
She translates and sings anime soundtracks in german x3
She  did a really great show *-*

The next artist was the singer Shiroku.
She sings anime songs (and also J-Pop I think) to piano music.
She was really really great *-*
To piano music of course she sings lots ballads,

which I personally don't like that much..
but you could see how moved she was by every title
and how much every song ment to her ♥

I heard she likes penguins, this was her mascot for today ^.^

After the shows it was already pretty late
and we were really exhausted from walking and the heat, so we went home x3
It was a great convention and it's always fun going there ^.^

thanks for reading
and see you next time (^.^)v

Dienstag, 15. Juli 2014

Selfmade Bubble Tea

Hi there (^.^)v

don't worry, this won't become a cooking blog x3
But since I'm very busy at the moment
here is just a small entry for you about my first selfamde Bubble Tea.

As you can guess from my others post: I love Bubble Tea ♥
In my opinion it's one of the best inventions in mankind xD
I love going to our local BoboQ store with my friends,
but sadly I don't have much time for this at the moment..
So I wanted to make my own Bubble Tea ^.^

Let me show you how to do it x3
So, first of all, this is what you need:

-Tea (I choose green tea, but you can also use another one)
-flavoured syrup (I choose passion fruit flavour)
-Tapioka pearls
I used small tapioka pearls (because they were colourful and looked so cute *-*), but they original recipe takes the bigger black ones (which I will use next time x3)

Ok, then you have to make some tea.
Better do this in advance, because it needs to cool down ^.^

Next step is to cook the tapioka pearls.
For one part of pearls, take eight parts of water.
Put the water into a pot and boil it.
When it boiles put in the tapioka pearls.
But really don't do it before the water boils! I read reports
about the pearls melting when warming together with the water q.q

Turn down the stove to medium heat and cook the pearls for 15-20 minutes.
The larger pearls need to be cooked longer, for some 35 minutes,
oh and don't use too much pearls x3 
I used a half cup and you will see how much came out of it...

After cooking the tapioka pearls,
put them in a colander and pour them with cold water.
Then put them in a bowl or something similar.

I think it's five times more than before cooking O.O

After cooking the pearls might be very sticky.
To avoid this, you can make some kind of syrup to put them in.
For this just boil 240 millilitre of water with 220 millilitre of sugar
until the sugar is dissolved. Let the mixture cool down and
then pour it over the tapioka pearls.
Conserved like this you can use it for two days when put in the fridge.

With all these preaparations done you are ready to make you Bubble Tea \(^-^)/

just tea
tea with syrup
and with bubbles ^-^

Later on I tryed a version with pomegranate juice ^-^

I really liked my selfmade Bubble Tea ^.^
Feel free to try it yourself x3

Thanks for reading ^.^
and by the way, I also have twitter now x3
so feel free to add me as Ari Pancake

See you next time (^.^)v