The breakfast food I’ll be missing the most.

Well, I’m home from work today.
And it’s making me restless, bored out of my mind, etc. Many feels, such little productivity. Also, losing money due to being ill is not optimal at a time when I’m moving between countries. I’m not looking forward to seeing what my paychecks for March and April will look like, seeing how I’ve been ill quite a lot during the winter months. I don’t tend to be ill a lot, but this time around it’s been different. Hopefully this won’t affect the review that my boss is writing for me before I leave. Angst. Errm, I’m cool about all of this.

As I was making breakfast today, I realized that I’m going to be missing two of my favourite breakfast food, because they’re typically Swedish and I can’t seem to be able to find them anywhere in the U.K. Sorry, don’t have a money tree growing at home, so I’m not really going to buy Swedish style bread from a Swedish online shop for the ridicilous amount of 40+ SEK when I can find the same thing at ICA for 16 SEK up to 24 SEK. I’m aware of the fact about being a reseller and making money off of items (I used to run a clothing store online, so I know what it’s all about) – still doesn’t change my point of view.

Honestly, I love almost everything that Paulúns has ever made.
Okay, maybe not their blueberry porridge because it really didn’t agree with my tastebuds. But this one to the right on the photo, that one’s brilliant. It keeps me full for a long time, almost doesn’t taste anything of sugar (because they haven’t added any other than the natural sugar that’s already in the stuff that they’ve used to create the mix), and it’s gluten free. Like, hello, jackpot! Been trying to find a reseller and I got the number to a woman who apparently sells it in the U.K. But yeah, not going to be calling a Swedish cellphone number, from a U.K. number while I’m in the U.K., just to buy some cereal. It’s too much effort and I like putting a lot of effort into my work, but not my food. #lazygal

As for the picture to the left, that’s Swedish knäckebröd. Mmm, how I love knäckebröd. It’s healthier than soft bread and keeps me full for longer. I’m sure there’s some equivalent to it in the U.K. We have many variations of knäckebröd in Sweden and I enjoy trying new things every now and then, just to feel that I’m not eating the same thing for breakfast. Also, Wasa is like, the best manufacturer of knäckebröd. For real. Swedish knäckebröd FTW.

I’m trying to keep my spirits up by listening to music on YouTube. The soundtrack at the moment is SHINee with this song, because it makes me happy and it’s from one of my favourite K-dramas, ‘Boys Over Flowers’. I feel that it’s time for one more cup of tea!

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Productive day.

Today I went and dyed my hair again at my favourite salon.
Due to me having red ombre hair for an entire year, the red pigments decided to come out (even though I thought they were washed out) when I had put the highlights in a few days ago. We decided to dye my hair slightly darker, thus covering up the highlights but they will once again show once I’ve washed my hair a few times. The red is still visible, which quite frankly annoys me, but my hair dresser did do an amazing job and she covered up almost all the red ‘patches’. I guess I’m the one who really sees the red. Sigh, I feel bad for J who had to sit and listen to me complaining about that one time that I decided to dye my hair red ombre…

My hair dresser told me to get a hair mask, so I went to Lyko downtown and got one (it’s so nice to actually be able to go and buy products downtown without having to buy them online, unlike when I lived in Linköping – I lived so far away from any shops and most of the shops that I buy things from aren’t even available there). I’ve used Macadamia’s products before, so I’ve got high hopes that this will work on my dry hair.

I came home and decided to listen to some music while cleaning up and packing the boxes that I’ll be sending to my parents. My choice fell on KAT-TUN, one of my favourite J-pop band. Sadly my dream of seeing them live got crushed as they decided to go on hiatus a while ago (and some of the members left Johnny’s entertainment). As I was going through my stuff in one of my wardrobes, I found my treasures. All these I bought in Tokyo at different occasions. It irks me that I don’t own a single first print/limited edition, but these will have to do for now.

My favourite live show so far is ‘Queen of Pirates’. They’ve got such amazing tunes going on, T∀BOO and Six Senses being two of my absolute favourites! I adore Kamenashi, seriously.

Another K-pop/K-rock band that I desperately need to get some albums and live shows of is ICON/MINUE (No Min-woo; he also happens to be my favourite K-drama actor), but his stuff sells out so fast. All them fangirls buying everything and us fans overseas get nothing. I feel that a trip to South Korea is needed in order to get his stuff. One of my dreams is to meet him in person one day, and to get a photo pass for one of his live shows and shoot some proper concert pics from the pit. Just thinking about this makes my heart skip a beat!

True story: MINUE actually clicked ‘like’ on one of my Instagram posts before I made my account private, and that’s a huge deal considering that he only tends to pay attention to his Korean and Japanese fans! I remember screaming and giggling like a 14-year old schoolgirl when I saw @icon_stagram‘s name pop up in my notifications. Lovelovelove.

While I was cleaning, I found these mini towels that I bought at Studio Ghibli Museum in Mitaka when I went there in 2014.

Honestly, these are so cute.
In fact, they are so cute that I don’t know what to use them for, because I don’t want to ruin them. It’s not like I can go back to the same location and just buy new ones (it’s a long trip between Sweden/U.K. and Japan, haha).

So, it seems that I completely forgot about my cup of tea that is sitting and waiting for me in the kitchen.

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