Sunday, May 26, 2013

Spicy thai noodle salad

 If you are familiar with Thai food, you may have heard of this dish, spicy thai noodle salad or yum mama in Thai. This dish is very well known among Thai people and we often share it with friends!

Ingredients: for 2 serving
- instant noodle 2 packages
- mini tomatoes, halves 
- deep fried tofu sheets
- your favorite choice of seafood, I often use shrimps, canned tuna or crab sticks
- cilantro or green onion for garnish  

- lemon or lime juice of 1/2 a lemon or lime
- chili paste (nam prik pao) 1 tablespoon
- fish sauce (nam pra) 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon
- brown or white sugar 1-2 teaspoon

- slice the tofu sheets then bake them in the oven for a couple of minutes until crisp.
- mix the sauce together, dissolve the chili paste until all the sauce ingredients mix well.
- at the same time, boil the noodle until half soft and drain.
-throw in shrimps or seafood, mix the sauce and noodles together well.
- add tofu sheets and garnish with cilantro or sliced green onion.
- enjoy :)

Friday, May 17, 2013

Bonjour Records Cafe

introducing this awesome and stylish cafe in Shinjuku, Bonjour Records cafe.

Located on the ground floor of Lumine Shinjuku, Bonjour records is a blend between a
cafe and a record shop with cool little design items. 

milk tea + Café au lait.

the best part is that they have an in house dj who spins really awesome tracks!

all photos by fern!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


 Wishlist for my home

crossed tray by nionio / clip-on lamp by merci / You and I postcards by Therese Sennerholt / paper bag by merci

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Weekend music

Baby I'm Yours by Breakbot on Grooveshark

breakbot - baby i'm yours

I went to a really cool cafe in shinjuku the other day, they were playing this fun song! love!

have a fun weekend!

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

may freebies

freebies are back! for may, i made this fun and colorful diamond wallpaper just to welcome spring!

available both in widescreen and full screen :) enjoy!

click below to download:

widescreen: 1920x1200

full screen: 1600x1200

Monday, May 06, 2013

Art in the City

When I heard the Alphonse Mucha collection has arrived in Tokyo, I could not resist going to see his work in real life. art and design students all know him as the grandfather of illustration. And indeed, he really is the master!

The art exhibit is held at Mori Art Museum in Roppongi Hills in Tokyo from March 9 till May 19th. I was just in time! 


 No photos allowed but I bought this postcard of one of Mucha's most famous works, Rêverie.

The Mori Museum is overlooking  Roppongi Hills and The Tokyo  Tower can be seen from here. Ah, what a lovely sight!

It certainly is wonderful to see Mucha's work in person. I got chills just seeing how delicate and detailed they all are. If you are in the Tokyo area, be sure to check it out before the exhibition ends!

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

day in photos

Woke up earlier than usual to make this fluffy vinegar pancakes (the best recipe for pancakes!), topped with fresh strawberries, bananas and nutella sauce. I've been craving for pancakes these days :)

I finished my coffee, greeted the flower, hopped on the train and off to daikanyama

I spotted a lovely alley. Tiny shops and cute cafes were around every corner of my eyes!

I got hungry on the way back home, so I bought onigiri (aka rice balls). My onigiri dressed in sumo costumes!

Hope you have a fun wednesday and a wonderful rest of the week!