Wednesday, October 13, 2010

DDR-ing at Sydney

Hello~! ^.^
Sorry I haven't been blogging for a while I've been a little busy with my yearly exams, which thank goodness finished this week!
Anyway, on a more exciting note, last Wedesday my friend Katrina and I went to do some manga, anime, Lolita and general knick-nack scouting in Sydney. (I apologize in advance for the image heavy post)

After getting lost walking around Central Station we came across an appropriately named ramen store.
After looking at the map the right way up, we headed in search of Paddy's market. When we arrived there we were delighted because, unlike we had planned it was actually opened on a Wednesday due to new trading hours! ^.^ Happily Kat and I went in in search for many, bargains.
After the tiring experience of searching for anime, manga, lolita nad of the sort merchandise we headed upstairs to Market City. In fangirl delight we found a DDR machine.....unlike at animania when I was very concerned about my crappy-ness, Katrina managed to convince me to play a round.


One Two Three rounds later we had lunch at a nearby restaurant ^.^




After running around, popping in the odd 'Morning Glory' store and walking down the odd road we managed to find 'Shibuya' a popular but really expensive Lolita/Japanese fashion store. The clothes inside were amazing, and absolutely unaffordable.


After my dreams of owning one of the dresses in the store were crushed, Kat and I headed up to the Galleries Victoria in search of Kinokunya.


We crossed the street and headed over to QVB and really, we felt like tourists, taking photos of all of the clocks and architecture.





After standing at Town Hall station for 20 minutes we decided, lets just go back to Central to do more shopping. On the way back we saw the most amazing cake store and just drooled at the sweetness.




The cakes were enormous and the macaroons were absolutely spectacular.
On one of the light pole boxes we saw a strange sight,


It was made of concrete, but we thought of the symbolism......
Back at Paddy's market were played one two three four games of DDR....heh heh heh.....


On the train we rested our feet and concluded that it was all because of the mushrooms that we had such a exciting/high day.




We even made some friends at Mulgrave station whilst we were waiting for Mum and Dad.


All in all it was an awesome day and I know that I'm going to be getting DDR soon........
In the mean time,
Byee~!




Thursday, September 30, 2010

Animania 2010

Hiya ^.^
On the 11th and 12th of September Animanina Sydney was held. On the 12th a group of friends, my brother and I went and had the best time ever. There were heaps of stalls and heaps of amazing cosplays, many of which I didn't get to take photos of. But some of which I did;



At the convention there were heaps of cosplay skits and I have to say this one was my favourite of the day:


As well as the great displays Rika Matsumoto, the voice actor of Ash in Pokemon, was there and did an amazing performance.

During the day I ran around the complex with, A ninja maid, A wannabe Pokemon trainer, Two guys in casual clothes, and Myself, in an out fit I made in about 10 minutes.


It was a huge success ^.^
The oddest part of the day was running around the streets of Redfern in outfits looking for an ATM machine, and catching the train and busses.


Is there really anything better than being hugged by Pedobear? - There goes one thing off of my bucket list.

I cannot wait till next year's Supanova......I have already planned my cosplay,....China (Wang Yao) From Axis Powers Hetalia ^.^

That is all for the moment~~~

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Scones Recipie



Here is my recipie for my scones I posted about!
Ingredients
  • 3 cups Self-Raising Flour
  • 3/4 cup Milk
  • 3/4 cup Lemonade
  • a pinch of salt
  • Plain flour for dusting
  1. Preheat oven to 220°c
  2. Sift your flour and salt into a medium mixing bowl. Make a well (Crater) in the middle
  3. Slowly add milk and lemonade in small and interchanging amounts.
  4. Mix well with your hands or a wooden spoon.
  5. Dust table with plain flour and plonk out your dough.
  6. Knead it a little till firm and roll out until about 3 centimeters thick. Use your scone cutter, or in my case a shot glass to cut out your scones.
  7. Place the scones close together on a tray with baking paper on it.
  8. Bake for about 10-15 minutes
Enjoy~!
If there are any issues or anything comment or email me at olivia.johansson24@gmail.com

Until later!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Scones and Secret Agents

Hello~!
Today was not the sunniest of days, so to brighten the day up I made some scones. (With the help from my lovely assistant of course!)
Kevin had a friend over to do an assignment *cough cough*,
So I borrowed his sister to do some baking, Scones that is.
They came out a little dense but that would probably have been because I kneaded it a little too much....But they still tasted great!

Even Dad had one with his usual afternoon cup of coffee ^.^
As usual 'assignments' turned into playing computer games and pretending to be secret agents or ninjas?.....
But he couldn't hide from my camera forever!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Decoupaged Glasses case

Hei~! Is what I would say if I was in Finland!

As posted a while ago I got my eyesight checked and the day before yesterday I picked them up.

When I got home I thought...'These glasses cases [Because I had gotten two pairs] look quite bland...'
So I got out my decoupage medium out and pictures from the internet and the outcome was this!

I'm pretty happy with them and I'm going to do the same thing [except with other papers] to my other glasses case. I'll post it later with a tutorial included!

Before I transferred my images onto my computer I came across a very interesting image, Kevin hard at work...

From this I have decided that men may just be able to multi-task!

That's all for now,
~Näkemiin