21 February 2018

Black History Month by Francesco Francavilla

An amazing project by the artist Francesco Francavilla showing us some really important Black Athletes during history, take a look...




Tomica - Dream, Happy 50 Years In Japan - SNOOPY


As you know I am a Snoopy fan, it's my favourite character and I am always searching for new and original products where Snoopy is on it. So today I want to share with you the Japanese brand Tomica, I am not sure if you know it, it's like the Hot Wheels but from Japan. They have some cool designs, I bought a few designs while I was in Japan on December, but the Dream, Happy 50 Years In Japan - SNOOPY it's new from this January, so I have bought it online. There are a lot of sellers in Ebay, or on the original Tomica shop (it's not so expensive!).
The funny thing of this blind box, of course is that you don't know which design is inside, you have to open it! I have to say that I loved all the designs I could find inside the box...


But you have to admit that the one I have is really, really cute! ;)



Dimecres - Català; Ara i Sempre

Do you know which day is today? Dimecres! /dɪmɛːkres/

Yes, easy, Dimecres is the same as Wednesday, one of my favourite days of the week, it's in the middle and means that the weekend is not long away anymore! ;)



Of course I'll continue with the song, maybe it's not really funny, but it's the best way to learn the days of the week and some more words too, so enjoy!

La masovera - Ara va de bo               The Farmer - Ara va de bo

O lai, là, la masovera, la masovera,               O lai, là, the farmer, the farmer,
la masovera se'n va al mercat               the farmer goes to the market
El mercat és el dilluns,               In the market is Monday.
el dilluns en compra llums. Llums!               On Mondays she buys lights. Lights!

O lai, là, la masovera, la masovera,               O lai, là, the farmer, the farmer,
la masovera se'n va al mercat               the farmer goes to the market
El mercat és el dimarts,               In the market is Tuesday.
El dimarts en compra naps...               On Tuesdays she buys turnips.
Llums, naps!               Lights, turnips!

O lai, là, la masovera, la masovera,               O lai, là, the farmer, the farmer,
la masovera se'n va al mercat               the farmer goes to the market
El mercat és el dimecres,                In the market is Wednesday,
El dimecres compra nespres...               On Wednesday she buys loquat
Llums, naps, nespres!               Lights, turnip, loquats!

The source of the lyric is Viasona.

20 February 2018

Coffee Makes You Feel... - Caribou Coffee Advert

I totally agree with this advertising from the brand Caribou Coffee, Coffee Makes You Feel Free, Strong, Brave! Whatever you need! ;)




Credits
Advertising Agency: AEStudios, Dubai, UAE
Art Director: Ahmed Edrees
Illustrator: Stock

The source is Ads Of The World.

Thai Green Curry - Simply Cook

I know it's been a while since I shared with you some food products, but I thought it would be great to share one of this food monthly shipment, Simply Cook. I had the pleasure to try these original spices thanks to Tk-Maxx and Simply Cook, and I had to say it had been an amazing experience!


The box comes with 4 different little boxes with spices and garnishes for 4 different dishes and some recipes to follow for each one of the boxes, so you just have to buy the ingredients that are in the recipes to make these original dishes.
Of course I was so impatient to try it that I did the first recipe with the ingredients I had at home... and let me say that it was delicious!


Thai Green Curry

The flavour pots included were : 
  • Garlic Coconut Paste
  • Thai Green Paste 
  • Thai Green Garnish
And the ingredients I added:
  • 100g Basmati Rice 
  • 2 boneless chicken thighs (chopped into bite-size pices)
  • 1 mango (dice chopped)
  • 100g walnuts
  • 200ml of milk

  1. First of all I put the rice to boil, so bring 250ml of water to boil in a pan and then add the rice. Let it simmer for 10-12 minutes. For a flagrant rice, add some spices (I used Italian Pasta Spices) while is boiling, you will love the taste.
  2. Heat some oil (I normally use olive oil, but you can use butter too) and add the chicken and fry for 3/4 minutes.
  3. Add the Garlic Coconut Paste and mix well.
  4. Add the milk.
  5. Add the Thai Green Paste, fry for 2 minutes and add the mango and the walnut.
  6. Add the Mango and let it mix for a little.
  7. When it's all mixed add the Thai Green Garnish and let it cook for 8-10 minutes, you'll see that the sauce has thicken.
  8. Then serve it with the rice! I just added a little olive oil on it, but you can add curry (and lime) if you want
  9. Enjoy!
This had been fun and an original way to try new recipes with the food I had at home, if you had the chance or you are curious, I highly recommend you to try it! ;)

Dimarts - Català; Ara i Sempre

I am sure you could guess which word I will share with you today in English, but do you know it in Catalan? It starts and ends the same as Dilluns... it's called
"Dimarts" /dɪmɑːs/

So, Dimarts it will be the same as Tuesday! Tuesday when I was in school was always a horrible day, maybe because I had a lot of classes, because I had gym and music... but it had stayed with me since then, I hate Tuesdays!


I'll continue with the song I was showing you yesterday, and it will continue all the week, it's a really silly song, but I had so many good memories of it! The lyric is from the band group Ara va de Bo, but you'll find the same song with minor changes with different bands.

La masovera - Ara va de bo               The Farmer - Ara va de bo
O lai, là, la masovera, la masovera,               O lai, là, the farmer, the farmer,
la masovera se'n va al mercat               the farmer goes to the market
El mercat és el dilluns,               In the market is Monday.
el dilluns en compra llums. Llums!               On Mondays she buys lights. Lights!

O lai, là, la masovera, la masovera,               O lai, là, the farmer, the farmer,
la masovera se'n va al mercat               the farmer goes to the market
El mercat és el dimarts,               In the market is Tuesday.
El dimarts en compra naps...               On Tuesdays she buys turnips. Turnips!
Llums, naps!               Lights, turnips!

The source of the lyric is Viasona.

19 February 2018

Raw by Cristian Girotto and Olivier Masson

Take a look at these amazing project, Raw, with human sushi photos! Amazing creations by the artists Cristian Girotto and Olivier Masson.



Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella

Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella
Genre: Chic Lit
Source: Penguin
Rating: 4/5


Sylive and Dan have a loving marriage, two beautiful girls and it seems that they will have a long future together too... will they be able to survive their mutual surprises? Be prepared to be amazed!

"'How can I be having a midlife crisis?' Dan erupts. 'I'm nowhere near my midlife! Nowhere near! I'm in the bloody foothills!'
'But that's good!' I say emphatically. 'We've got so much time'.
'But what are we going to do with it, Sylvie? How are we going to fill the endless, soulless years of mindless drone work? Where's the joy in our lives?' He looks around the kitchen with a questing gaze, as though it might be in a jar labelled 'joy', next to 'turmeric'."

Sophie Kinsella is an author I can always rely on if I am searching for a funny read, but in this book sometimes the "humour" was a little too forced. I loved the human part, it was touchy and emotive, so a quite contrast book! Maybe that was really the point of the book, because while Sylvie and Dan try to surprise each other, none of the surprises they plan really have a good result... I think they have a bigger problem than having so many years to live. Because that let me say, if you start counting on how many years you will be with your partner, you have a big problem!
While we enjoy some very extravagant surprises (a snake included), we have another subplot that makes the book more real and shows us the real personality of our main characters. Step by step we start seeing how Sylvie and Dan doesn't have the perfect marriage they think and understand that they should change if they really want to spend so many years together.
This had been a quick red, original and sometimes extravagant, but it will be perfect for a sweet read whenever you need one, you know that Sophie Kinsella always entertains even if it's not your favourite book.
Are you planning to surprise your partner, don't try a big surprise, something small will be better! ;)

Dilluns - Català; Ara i Sempre

We are starting a new week, so I thought it would be great to share with you the days of the week! "Dilluns" /dɪllʊːns/
So, Dilluns it will be the same as Monday! Monday for us is not the second day of the week, is the the horrible day we start the week.



I would like to share with you a song that we learn at the school to understand the days of the week, is a traditional Catalan song. This lyric is from the band group Ara va de Bo, but you'll find the same song with minor changes with different bands.

La masovera - Ara va de bo               The Farmer - Ara va de bo
O lai, là, la masovera, la masovera,               O lai, là, the farmer, the farmer,
la masovera se'n va al mercat               the farmer goes to the market
El mercat és el dilluns,               In the market is Monday.
el dilluns en compra llums. Llums!               On Mondays she buys lights. Lights!

The source of the lyric is Viasona.

18 February 2018

Dog Year by Artsy Ambitions

I am sure you know that this year is the year of the dog in the Chinese Calendar, so Happy Dog Year! ;) Take a look at these cute dog illustrations by the illustrator Reimena Ashel Yee (Artsy Ambitions), enjoy!