Sonntag, 21. Juni 2015

J-Day 2015 ☆ [Düsseldorf]

Hey guys (^-^)v

as already announced in my previous entry,
this post will be about J-Day 2015 in Düsseldorf ! \(*-*)/
If you're also interested in last years J-Day, please have a look here (^-^)v 

Last year, we stayed in Düsseldorf from Friday to Sunday althought J-Day actually is on Saturday only. But with doing so, on Friday we had enough time to go shopping more peacefully and still could attend Saturday night's fireworks ♥
All the years before, when we just went to J-Day on Saturday, I had to get up at 4 a.m. and we could not even see the fireworks as our last train back home was at 7 p.m. That was horrible and so exhausting ヽ(_ _ヽ)

So we decided to stay in Düsseldorf again from Friday till Sunday.
Fortunately, this semestre I don't have school on Fridays, so we could move off quite early ^.^ Let's start on Thursday evening, when my mom and a friend of my boyfriend came to us to spend the night at our place so that we could go to Düsseldorf together ^.^
My mom also helped me colouring my hair pink again ♥

That was basically everything what was happening on Thursday as I had school until 5 p.m. and colouring my hair took about five hours (・・。)ゞ

The next day around 2 p.m. we finally arrived in Düsseldorf and went shopping right away xD Unfortunately, one of my favourite stores the japanese bakery 'My heart' was already nearly sold out.. they just had some 'anpan' (sweet buns filled with red bean paste) left of which I, of course, bought one ♥
In the two book stores I was looking for some japanese studying books but didn't really find what I was searching for, so I bought almost nothing on the first day..
But as my boyfriend and his friend stayed in another hotel than my mom and me (they couldn't decide in time if they wanted to join us..), he found some japanese restaurantes on the way I've never visited before.. and one of them sold RICE BURGERS ╰(✧∇✧╰)
 If you have already read this entry for example, you know how much I enjoyed the rice burgers at Mos Burger in Japan ♥♥♥ and now there was a store in Germany *Q*
You can get some rice burgers and more delicious food in the second restaurant of 'Takumi Ramen' which is called Takumi Tonkatsu & Gyoza

As usually in japanese restaurantes, there are very few vegetarian options available but the rice burger with vegetable tempura does neither contain meat nor fish. As the burger was only declared as meat-free and many Japanese don't really understand that vegetarian means you also don't eat fish, I asked the waitress if it contained fish. She didn't understand what I wanted when I asked in German, so I tried in Japanese.. and she understood and seemed so happy that I could speak a bit Japanese and also immediately assured me that there was no fish in this burger.
So if you're vegetarian, too: feel free to eat it ^.^
It was super-delicious *Q*

The next day, the actual J-Day, started with getting food 
at the Japanese bakery 'My heart' again ♥
Our hotel was just on the other side of the street, it took not even half a minute til there ^.^

delicious breakfast *Q*
No, I didn't eat all of this for breakfast xD
but also took some of them home with me ^.^

After breakfast, I dressed up and mom and I made our way
to meet my boyfriend and his friend.

First we bought some food and drinks in the japanese supermarkets near our hotel  and then we walked down to the Rhine where the actual festival is held. Like nearly every year at Japanday, we weren't lucky with the weather.. Most years it is cold and rains a lot, like this year, too (last year was really an exception x'D) But still it was very crowded..

look at all the dark clouds in the background o.o
one of the rare sunny moments x3
My mom doesn't like to have photos taken of her as she has the rare ability to always have a very strange facial expression.. but I needed to take a photo of her with her cool hide's parker I bought her in Japan x3

she didn't even notice I was taking a picture x3
The both photos above are taken at a small park near the Rhine were many cosplayers meet every year. We have benn waiting there for some of my classmates I wanted to meet but unfortunately they were more than an hours late and we had to wait quite long..
But at least I found some Taiyaki in one of the supermarkets before ^.^

they were sold at 'hanaro' for just 1€ *-*
When my classmates finally arrived, it started to rain heavily.
Many people left the park because it was really very very much water that came down o.o And after the rain it also got colder. As we all felt cold now, we decided to go back to the city and have some food to get warm again.. After the meal, we went back to the hotel to relax a bit until the fireworks started.

We were quite late at the fireworks because we had met some friends on the way, so I couldn't see that much and there are many people's heads in my pictures q.q

a heart ^.^
a shamrock ^.^
 The Japanese fireworks are so so beautiful *-*
My my phone camera is not fast enough to capture the best moments of it.. Maybe I should buy a better camera for next year x3 Howevery, as it was terribly crowded we needed nearly an hour to get back to our hotels o.o And after having a matcha cornet for dinner, I fell asleep right away.

Before we went back home the next day, I made some photos of what I bought the day before. But most of my purchase is food.. x'D

Koala no March cookies and mini dorayaki
Onigiri with carrots steamed in soy sauce
Matcha candy, panda cookies and strawberry pocky
more sweets ^-^ I haven't tried them all yet
new stationary goods (^-^)v

My boyfriend gave me these two cute Pokémon plushies, Dratini and Lapras, as a present ^-^ Aren't they adorable? ♥
Now I already have enough plushies to form a Pokémon team ! (*•̀ᴗ•́*)و ̑̑

What about you? Have you been at Japanday, too? ^-^
So that's everything for today ♥
I hope I will find time to blog more the next month x3

Thank you for reading and see you next time (^-^)v

Mittwoch, 10. Juni 2015

Hanami Con Ludwigshafen

Hey guys (^-^)v

Finally I'm back !
Sorry it took so long again but my second exam period started..
it was really hard but now it's over and I won't have any exams until October \(*-*)/
 There still are some thing I want to share with you guys such as some entries 
about my time in Japan and, of course, about Japanday in Düsseldorf this year. 

But let's start with another Convention ^.^
 As my boyfriend and I moved to another part of Germany last year,
we looked around a bit to find out if there are some nice conventions near our new location.
And we found: Hanami Convention in Ludwigshafen !
We live very close to that city now, so we decided to visit it ^.^
As we were very late with buying tickets, we, unfortunately, didn't get any Saturday
or weekend tickets anymore, just a few for Sunday were left.

 Still we bought them and made our way to the convention on Sunday.
In beforehand, I have to state that I didn't take many photos
because my allergy struck hard again that day and I wasn't able to 
take many photos as I hardly saw anything and my nose was running all day q.q
But we still had a nice time ^.^
I decided to wear a Pastel Goth inspired outfit again ♥

a bit decoration to cover my messy bedroom..
It was the first time I wore my very first milklim item:
this purple faux leather jeacket ♥

I love to use my Kuromi bag for outfits like this ^.^
Also, the weather was really nice that day, the sun shone and no clouds anywhere.
(sadly this weather goes hand in hand with a high pollen count..) 

When we arrived, it was already quite crowded but, nevertheless,
we took our time to see what the many sellers had to offer.
They did not only sell their goods inside the building but outside were many boothes, too. 
A very good thing for those who didn't get tickets anymore x3

While standing at one of the boothes, a girl handed a flyer to me
to promote a performance of her show group.
The description sounded interesting and therefore we decided to go ^.^
Unless most show groups performances, this one was a play in a self-invented universe:

The show group's name is XnY and their play's name is 'Universe'.
I filmed a small part of one dance scene for you:

After the performance, we went outside again and found 
something I've always wanted to try: Taiyaki ♥

Taiyaki are Japanese waffles in form of a fish and traditionally filled with anko (sweet red bean paste). When I was in Japan, I saw a small taiyaki-stall in the street but I was so ful that time and thought I will find another one... but, unfortunately, I didn't q.q
But now at the con I could finally try it *-*

The queue in front of the stall was quite long and it took a while until we could order
because the stall was run by just two people with two taiyaki makers.
I was so much looking forward to it that I photographed nearly everything the cook did:

They offered four different flavours:
Chocolate pudding
Vanilla pudding

We chose one of each flavour ^.^
And every single one was so delicious ♡^▽^♡

After eating and relaxing a little bit, we went to the shopping area inside the building.
As everyone else was in the big hall to watch the German Cosplay Contest at that moment,
we could see everything at the boothes and could peacefully look at and buy stuff x3

my boyfriend likes SNes a lot ^.^
so many cute plushies *-* ♥
 As soon as the Cosplay Contest ended, it got very crowded everywhere again.
As it has also got late, we dicided to head home again.
 And shortly before, we bought some snack:

these Chocolate Dorayaki were so delicious *Q*
 On our way home, I even met one of my supervisiors from work.
Although I was wearing a wig, she still recognized me and
ask if we went to Hanami Con. She said, she herself was not interested
in 'this anime stuff' but she liked the way I dress  (*•̀ᴗ•́*)و ̑̑ 

Well, this was our day at the Hanami Con ^-^
We had lots of fun and want to go there again next year !

Last but not least, I want to show you what be bought:

what I bought ^.^
Azusa from k-on ^-^
a cute Salamence plush ^-^

there were some boothes with art pieces from yet unknown manga artist... of them designed this cute cup (and many more) ^.^

And my boyfriend bought this Don Quichotte de Flamingo figure from One Piece ^.^

We are already looking forward to next year's Hanami Con ^.^
Thank you for reading ♥
bye bye ( ・ω・)ノ