Saturday, December 31, 2011

The different ways of celebrating New Year's

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Sunday, December 18, 2011

How to take off contact lenses

Yesterday, I went to a friend’s birthday party, and I met this girl who is also having a hard time to adapt herself of using contact lenses. She told me about how difficult it is to take off the lenses for the first time.

So, I figured out that it is not just me that had a really painful experience in the first time…

I worked this little tutorial of “how to take off lenses” for all of you that are thinking of using contact lenses someday.

Friday, December 16, 2011

A day at the library

Today I decided to prepare my favorite type of sandwich for lunch, since I was going to spend the entire day at the library.

One of the sandwiches was with egg, mayonnaise and tomato and the other; tuna, mayonnaise, cucumber and Rocket salad.

I like this combination so much that couldn’t stop thinking about it all morning.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

My 2nd car accident

When I was 14 years old, I insisted to my father that I'm old enough to learn how to drive.

We went to our small village aerport parking lot to practice. He put the car in a corner, in order for me not to worry about turnings and curves.

The problem was that the parking lot was elevated from the surroundings, and I still had problems to differenciate the first and reverse gear, and also to coordinate my foot between the break and gas pedals while panicking.

After this first lesson, my older brother was put in charge...

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Khal Drogo dragon tatoo

Once, a very dear friend of mine asked me to draw a tatoo to put on his back.

The drawing was to be a dragon, with a range of symbologies he explained me in detail.
It had to cover his entire back to mean protection. It had to hold in one hand his soul, and I had to include the first letter of his name, a sword of a guardian saint (who's name I don't remember), an open infinite sign, and so on.

With a big piece of paper on his back, I drew in situ the tatoo, according to his instructions. After finishing the scketch, I took a photo and vectorized it in Adobe Illustrator. You can see it here

This story came to my mind because I watched, during these last hollidays, the first season of Game of Thrones, and loved it.

Since he never actually made the tatoo, I decided to draw him with the tatoo, in Khal Drogo style, in order to see how it would look like.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sunny sunday

Today I enjoyed until the last drop of sunlight at home, with my favorite newspaper....

It is a pity there are no good news so far, to complete a perfect and sunny autumn sunday

Saturday, December 10, 2011

My 1st car accident

When I was 8 years old, a friend of my father left his car in our garage.

My friend, who's father was a truck driver, told me he knew how to drive.
We secretly took the car keys, and my friend showed me how he could drive the car back and forward.
I couldn't admit that he, which is a year younger than me, could do something I can't, so I also tryed to drive it.

But, pushing down the gearstick to reverse was too much of an effort for my little hands...

After hitting the car bumper against the garage wall, me and my friend spent a good couple of hours trying to put it back, and hide the scratches.

My father never knew.

Friday, December 9, 2011


Yesterday, I cut the back of my finger with a paper in a very stupid way.

It is a part of my hand that I'm not much aware of, basically because nothing happens there.

But since yesterday, I have been hitting it in every corner I found, opening my cut again and again (T_T)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Risotto Nero di calamari

Yesterday I ate a typical mediterranean dish, the "arroz negro" (black rice) in spanish or "risotto nero" in italian.

It is a risotto with squid ink in it, which make it super black.

Maybe because the squid ink is no digestible for humans, the very next day you see how the toilet paper come out with some shuuji on it.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Holidays in Barcelona

I'm having a two days holidays for the Constitution Day of Spain, and this is the way I'm intending to celebrate it.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

chocolate chunk cookies

For days now, I have this crave for chocolate chunk cookies. Not the crumbly ones, but the
ones with a chewy inside and crisp edge.

For some reason, I can't find this kind of cookie here, so I decided to try by myself one recipie I found here.

The problem started when my manual blender went wild and spread the dough all over my kitchen.

And when the individual cookies decided by themselves to fuse into a giant monster flat cookie in the oven, I realize that probably I would not have the cookies I was craving for.

The good thing is that, after I spent almost a couple of hours feeling this buttery oversweet smell of burning dough, and had to clean the entire kitchen afterwards, I don't want to see any cookie for a while.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

The asian late aging secret

I'm going to reveal here the big secret of the asians, of how we can delay the signs of aging.

Actually it is a secret that pass from generations of granmas, mothers, daughters and TV shows, and it is not supposed to be shown to western eyes.

So you know, I'm risking my neck here with some furious ninja granmas, to provide you this piece of ancient wisdom.

Thursday, December 1, 2011


Today a very close friend from Hungary came to visit me.

When I was doing a postgrade back in Japan, she gave me this little cute baby seal cudly toy, wich I keep with me until today.

I named it after her (Barbara), wich in japanese would sound Barabara.
The "chan" in japanese names means "little" like, little Bara.

How to make chocolate in case of a zombie apocalypse

From "The toaster project", in which Thomas Thwaites proposed himself to build a toaster (an everyday object) from scratch, I started to think a lot about all the technological advances that would be lost if a catastrophe would shatter humanity.

So here I begin my contribution to save something of human culture.

If the zombie apocalypse has caught you near a cocoa plantation with this post in hand, and you felt a sudden crave to eat chocolate, you’ll know what to do to make yourself this essential item of modern culture.

I have not yet discovered how to separate the cocoa butter from the cocoa itself... but hey, Google is expected to survive.