2017 book haul!

Although I don’t go to Amsterdam that often, there is always one good reason to go: books! Maastricht has a beautiful book store in the Dominican church, but the amount of English books they have is pretty small. Therefore Waterstones or the American Book Center in Amsterdam are my go-to places for some great books! This is what I came home with on my last trip, come take a look!

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An afternoon in Eindhoven – Onder de Leidingstraat: A great place to lunch!

We had a meet up at a friend’s house for a housewarming party! After a tour through the house and building we went to get some lunch.

We went to this super cute biological restaurant that serve the most amazing sandwiches! This is definitely on of my favorite places to lunch in Eindhoven: Onder de Leidingstraat. (Their breakfast menu looked very good too, so I will definitely have to come back!)

There are a lot of vegetarian and vegan options (which for me is perfect, because I don’t really like meat all that much). They have lots of amazing sandwiches and tasty salads.

I ordered the humus sandwich with fresh orange juice (the best kind of orange juice!). The sandwich was absolutely amazing! With paprika and zucchini slices, humus and arugula on spelt bread.

My friends were also very happy with their food! (The corn soup with coconut milk was so good!) For the sandwiches, you can choose between three different types of bread, ranging from light to dark.

The sorano ham sandwich was really good as well, with olive tappenade and pine nuts. And the salads are served with a nice slice of bread.

The interior is very cute and laid-back, with some real hipster vibes. A great hot spot to get some work done!

It is only a 10 minute walk from the train station and city-center, or you can take the bus and get off at the Strijp S bus stop.

There is also a small shop, which is part of the restaurant, with all kinds of biological products, and products that are used in making the dishes.

(There were also many different kinds of Tony’s Chocolonely flavours, so I just had to take a chocolate bar with me: white chocolate, with walnut and carrot, so good!)

If you are doing some shopping in Eindhoven, or you are in the neighborhood, I definitely recommend you checking out this place, as the food is nice and healthy, amazingly good and not that expensive either!

What is your favorite restaurant in Eindhoven?

Nominated!

I have been nominated for my first award by thesparklingsuitcase! Thank you so much! She has a super nice lifestyle blog, so make sure to check her out! I am so sorry for the late response by the way.. (-∧-;)

Here are the rules for accepting this award:

1. Share the link of the blogger who have shown love to you by nominated you.

2. List the rules.

3. Answer the 3 questions.

4. In the spirit of sharing love with our blogging family, nominate 15 bloggers for this award.

5. Ask them 3 new questions.

My nominees are:

  1. peverilblog.wordpress.com
  2. byfrancoiseblog.com
  3. lfbsite.wordpress.com
  4. overcastblog.co
  5. levenmetlotte.com
  6. happinessisapieceofcake.com
  7. levenmetlotte.com
  8. aspiringoriginator.wordpress.com
  9. remyfoolblog.com
  10. japanoblong.com
  11. plantbasedweb.wordpress.com
  12. saishruthik.wordpress.com
  13. cookingandcrumble.wordpress.com
  14. thediaryofamuslimgirl.com
  15. overcastblog.com

My answers to the three questions: 

1. Which moment would you like to relive if you can travel back in time?

I would love to go back to when I lived in Matsumoto. It became my second home and miss it a lot. So I would love to relive one day of doing groceries at the supermarket, taking the bike and ride that oh-so-dangerous road up the hill to school just one last time. Oh! And not to forget the miso-ramen and korokke from the school canteen, yes please!

2. What you had always been scolded for?

Spending too much time on the computer during summer and school days. When I was in middle school anime and games were my life, which my mom was not too happy about since my grades dropped to an all time low. In the end I only got to watch anime on the weekends (though sometimes I would go online to watch an episode whenever she was out for groceries.) ‘Whoops, my hand slipped!’ *clicks play*

3. Describe your thoughts about the new generation youth.

I am very envious of the new generation. They get to grow up with the internet, smartphones and the new Nintendo switch. With the use of internet kids can learn things way quicker than I ever could. I remember buying those Christopher Hart books on how to draw manga which were pretty bad, but there were no other options. They can start learning languages at an early age, watch make-up tutorials (most 12 year old are better at doing make-up than I am), etc. Sadly, I also think that they might become vain or don’t see the worth and beauty in certain things anymore. I see a lot of kids walking around with smartphones these days, and those hover boards that don’t hover (which are EXPENSIVE! Holy wow). Sometimes I wonder whether they actually appreciate it at all. (I am still happy to be a 90’s kid after all, growing up with VHR tapes, the beginning of Pokemon, still remembering floppy disks and seeing the world evolve into this new time and era full of technology. A little bit of both worlds!)

My questions for the new nominees:

  1. If you could travel anywhere you wanted, where would you go and why?
  2. What does a perfect day look like to you?
  3. If you were to win the lottery, what would you do?

Congratulations to all the nominees! And again, thank you for nominating me for this award! I had a lot of fun answering the questions! 

Dinner in Maastricht – Korean restaurant Dadawan review

There are so many amazing restaurants in Maastricht that I have yet to discover! But one I can cross off my list now is Dadawan, A Korean style restaurant. Since we had to celebrate my friend going to Korea for some months and my other for getting a job in Japan (proud of you guys!), we went to Dadawan!

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The Ultimate Guide to Tokyo in 48 hours

Tokyo is Japan’s capital city and is always full of life. It is best experienced when going for a week, since there are just so many things to do and see, but sometimes you just don’t have much time. Therefore I created this planning for spending 48 hour in Tokyo, so you will at least experience some of the biggest highlights!

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Irrational fears

I am pretty sure everyone has some weird quirks that we kind of neglect and never really talk about. I realized that I had many strange fears and customs that I wouldn’t have bothered thinking twice about if not for Tumblr. It was only when I read deep-dark-fears that I noticed there were other people who have the same fears I had, and it kept me thinking! So here’s a list of some of my strange fears:

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How I got rid of my acne the natural way – (what you might be doing wrong)

I’ve had blemishes and scars ever since middle school, and I thought that once I became an adult those horrible bumps on my face would go away. But no. I tried many products and methods, intensely cleaning my face with scrubs, using alcohol based cleansers, but nothing seemed to work. Until I read an article that explained a few simple things about one’s lifestyle and it ended up doing wonders for my skin!

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