Sunday, August 30, 2015

Japan Expo 2015 - Paris

Hello my cute mauw-mauws,


the past few months were loaded with a lot of work and friends/family and other time eating stuff, so I posted here only barely. My “Online life” was almost dying (p__q) – but now it seems like I could resurrect it (at least somewhat).
I guess I can’t catch up here all the events / experiences happened lately but nevermind.^__^ 


Last years Japan Expo was an absolute highlight for me and so I really needed to visit it this year again. This time, my besties Mochi and Kuraude joined me. We travelled via Thalys, it’s the most comfortable way to travel from my hometown. It was so hot in whole europe those days >__>
On our way to Parc Des Expositions Paris we met two lovely Hetalia-Cosplayer, who came actually from Cologne. We chatted quite a lot and got nearly the wrong train to the Expo, luckily a really friendly french women informed us that we all (including herself and her family) took the wrong train and needed to leave it the next station in order to arrive to Parc des Expositions.

With a lil detour, we then finally arrived at Japan Expo and my friends and me were stunned. The range of retailers, the videogame area, the cultural area .. simply everything!

Like last year, NHK World had multiple booth and also Kawaii International was here again. I really love this show and needed to take a photo their:

the crown looks pretty but, it was pretty heavy and too big for my head X'D 

Next we ran into a lil exhibition of objects for a japanese tea ceremony in Hello Kitty design:




 I really would love to own those objects! ^_______^


Mochi was really interested in "Cosplay" weapons and in the end he even bought some key-swords (Kingdom Hearts):


On our way to the videogames-area we passed the papercraft corner. Amazing how some people can create such prefect characters/objects !

preferably I would hug it.. but that would destroy it X'D

Finally, in the videogame area: Kuraude & Animal Crossing. "Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer" looks like a lot of fun, I think I will buy the game once it is available in europe. ^_^



In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Sailor Moon there was a big Sailor Moon "corner" at Japan Expo and you could even buy really special / exclusive items (which were partially pretty expensive).

Im currently really in love with Sailor Moon Crystal <3


In the end, we finally also ran again into our Hetalia-friends. <3


Before we left the Japan Expo we did it to take a photo with Domo-Kun. Kuraude loves him so much and sadly we missed the first photo-session earlier. I'm glad we made it!



During the afternoon we left Japan Expo. We were pretty tired. The heat was exhausting and so we stayed almost the rest of the day in our hotel room and reviews our goodies. Finally, I am a proud Alpacasso owner. It's name is "Bienvenue Törtchen". And I also bought this pink Pokemon shirt there and buttons for some besties of mine:



Look out, it's watching you... HARHARHAR!!!

Eventhough it's a bit exhausting, I want to visit the Japan Expo next year again! <3

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Mariko

is gone.

After several surgeries I decided at the beginning of this year that I will not let her have an other surgery. She was already two years old and should enjoy the autumn of her life. First, Mariko only had one tumour but with the time the tumour growed and spreaded so she got multiple.

A week ago, it was about time to let her go. It was, once again, foreseeable and I told myself so many times that this day will come and that it is the best to do. I thought I were "inured" to such a situation, but I guess I will never become accustomed. I cried my eyes out. It hurts.

Now.. the cage is empty. They are all gone. That makes it even more sad. It was a great time with the whole "rat gang" I once had. With each of them. Eventhough I know that they're just some lil pets to most people, however, they meaned pretty much to me and enriched my life so much. <3 <3 Luckily, the memories will stay forever...

Mariko, I knew you like our sister Evora from the very beginning. You were the photogenic shy one with the cutest eyes. My lil cutie, thank you for the great time. <'3


Mari with her favourite goodie

lil Mariko is learning to run but got her eyes still closed

young Mariko is cuddling

young Mariko

young Mariko and Pikachu

Mariko is sleeping

Luma and Mariko

Mariko with her sister Evora

*yaaaaawn*





Mariko
(Mari, Mari-Chan)
*21.12.2012 - †01.08.2015




RIP!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

DoKomi 2015

Hello my lovely mauw-mauws,

just a short blog entry about our this years visit of  "DoKomi". Together with my besties Kuraude and Mochi we went in our DragonBall Cosplay's there.
After we met up with Yoko & Co. we went to the Nikon photo boost and did some fun photos in a classroom:





Thereafter we strolled through the stalls and ran by chance into Hizaki:


Ha was taller than I expected and looked as gorgeous as in all those promo videos of his band Jupiter & Co.   I was so happy and surprised to met him during Dokomi! ^__^

Of course I went shopping at Dokomi and bought this cute dress (for only 15€ + rose-belt for free!) and a cute bonbon-wristband:



It was a fun day and it was about time that the "Convention"-season had started! I'm already looking forward to next years DoKomi.


Monday, May 18, 2015

Joy

is gone.

In some way it was foreseeable but when the time then finally had come, it hurts nevertheless. She got an in the end inoperable tumour located next to her uterus and kidney. An operation was due to her high age and the location of the tumour way to risky.

Joy was so lucky, she reached a high age (2 years, 9 months) and didn't suffered any serious illness until the day I needed to let her go.

At the vet, everything happened very fast. Within a minute Joy passed away. Im so glad my mum once again was with me.....


Joy, thank you for the precious time. You were a great rat mummy and a real cute face. <3



Joy as teenie rat

Joy was a loving mommy X'D

"..oh, hi there.."

battle - Luma & Joy

"It's already christmas time?!"

fave food - today was Joy's 2nd birthday

good night!


Joy Snow
(Doy, Two Face)
*31.08.2012 - †08.05.2015





RIP!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Berlin

Hello my cute mauw-mauws,

I love when I succeed in integrating my hobbies/passion during a business trip! ^__^

Two weeks ago I went to Berlin for in total two days for work to take part in an information event.
Together with in total three colleagues we arrived one day before the event because it started too early in the morning. What a great opportunity to enjoy Berlin!

One of our first aims was the Ritter Sport "Bunte Schokowelt" Store. One of my colleagues told me that you can create your very own chocolate there - and so I did also. It's also a great present for your loved ones. I felt like a lil child while assembling the ingredients X'D


oversized chocolate *__*
Of course we needed to visit/see some of Berlin's  main signs also:

Brandenburger Tor

"Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europa's" / Holocaust Memorial

Reichstag building

Because I didn't had an official meeting during the first day I could wear a (casual) Lolita Outfit. I'm so crazy, I needed to wake up ~4.00am in order to be at time and spent most of the time by doing my hair .. maybe we can call this "pure passion" for Lolita fashion instead of being.. well, .. just crazy!?



In the afternoon I managed to visit the "J-Store" in Berlin. I was so excited to see a purikura machine in germany again and was also surprised that they sold quite a lot of Lolita Fashion.



 Inside the store I met two friendly girls from Kassel and nearby Bremen. One thing I really love about the "Japan Popculture"-scene here is that you get to know so much lovely and interesting people. <3

Well, one JSK of Innocent World especially caught my attention: "Baked Sweets" in pink.
My fave-colleague thought I was kidding when I told her that I was looking for a JSK which is a bit more "decent". X'D And I think "Baked Sweets" isn't that flashy and/or overloaded in comparison to most of my JSKs I got so far. The mere fact that the JSK was also -50% off is of course just a minor matter. The JSK was love at first sight and so I decided to leave it on after trying on and did purikuras:


.


 Actually I chosed the mode in which the eyes were not getting that enlarged.. but nevertheless I got goggle-eyes X'D


Actually I didn't planned to buy a JSK.. well, life's like a box of chocolate.

During the evenign we took the Bus "100" which drives off most of the sightseeings in Berlin. The best thins bout this bus is that it is a "normal" public service vehicle. You can enjoy the sights without paying the usual tourist bus prices. The only thing you'll may miss is a commentator but I could take it.

Bellevue Palace

Before we needed to get our fligth back the other day we enjoyed strolling at spree river. The weather was so beautiful this day <3

Berlin Cathredal
I personally love Berlin. I got be so lucky to visit Berlin for work a few times by now but I would also visit Berlin for making "real" holidays there. The people are very friendly, open-minded and relaxed <3 - Looking forward to my next visit - "Berlin, ick liebe dir!"



Our downside in Berlin:
We took a Germanwings-flight in the morning. As it later transpired, the aircraft next to the one we had in Duesseldorf was the one which was guided by the  (so called) "killer" co-pilot who crashed the plane in France just 3-4 hours later.. I think I didn't need to mention that the flight back a day later was the most unpleasent flight ever. Only ~30 people sat in the Lufthansa plane and the crew were, of course, tensed up. At this stage everyone thought that it had must be a technical problem with the accident plane..
Words can not express what is must feel like. Terrible. My thoughts are with the victims families and friends.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Evora

is gone.

It hurts. We needed to let her go to a better place..

In December I already noticed that she got starting disturbances of equilibrium. I adjusted her aviary/cage so that she didn't needed to climb that much anymore. During January she then got a plagiocephalic head and appeared at sometimes a bit confused. Starting in February then she began to lose weight and walked with limp. I tried to hold her on track by feeding her daily with baby food, oat flakes and so on but she nevertheless dropped more and more weight.

Yesterday then, it was about time. Im so glad my mum stayed with me.
I persuaded myself for days that the time would come but it hurts nevertheless.
No matter how much Evora ate, she was still hungry. She was almost just skin and bone. Moreover, she was unpoised and had trouble to eat or walk.
Evora passed away within a minute. Everything happened very fast. It was the best for her. It's so horrible to see them suffer.. why do rats need to suffer that much from diseases? It just seems not fair. Evora was so patient and brave. <3

Evora, I knew you from the very beginning (Doomsday Baby!!), it was lovely seeing you growing up. You were a go-getter, self-willed and super fluffy and cuddly. Thank you for the great time <3

Evora in all her cuteness

Evora LOVED the sputnik

Evora and her sisters and brother with their mum Joy

young Evora

8-weeks-old Evora

Evora is awaiting some snacks

relaxing..

Evora and her passion: Food <3

old Evora (2 years, 1 month) 

Old Evora enjoying food while "sun"bathing in a infrared heater.

Evora
(Evö, Eievui)
*21.12.2012 - †30.03.2015




Rest in peace!!