Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Eurobeat Challenge Time: Break out the Fire

It’s Eurobeat Challenge time! (Eurobeat is a style of music, mostly produced in Italy and sold in Japan. Made famous with Parapara and Initial D.)

I’ve decided that every Wednesday I shall formulate a post around one of my favourite eurobeat songs. Some of the song titles are quite funny, so let’s see how I can incorporate them into my daily life. ^__^

Sometimes we have to ignite our inner fire. What do we live for? What are we passionate about? You must never ignore your passion, if you do that your soul will slowly die as each day passes by.

For a while I think I had suppressed some of my passion. Recently, that spark has been reignited and the fire is spreading.

Sometimes we've got to break out the fire from deep within!

What are you passionate about?


Monday, 25 August 2014

Gamescom 2014

Gamescom is an annual video game convention held in Cologne, Germany. So I traversed there via night bus… Don’t ask, the journey was quite uncomfortable and gosh are there many creeps around… But anyway, won’t be doing that again…

My highlight of Gamescom was… being at Gamescom! I only managed to play two games: Kingdom Hearts and Monster Hunter Ultimate 4. I wanted to try more, but queuing was not helping my condition…

(I shall be placing the photos I took in no particular order, to set the mood of my delirium lol ^^
Also, if you click on them you can see a larger image. ^__^)

My afternoon ticket for Saturday. I was super thrilled I got one. ^^
I was annoyed that out of all times, my body had decided that now was the time for it to be lacking iron to such an extent to me making me so dizzy, that I feared collapsing. No joke… I had some moments when I was watching some event amongst a large crowd (and being short does not help either, might I add) where I suddenly started feeling hot and queasy, and then sick, and quickly having to escape in fear of throwing up or fainting… =__= Really, I should have stayed home, in my bed, and rested, but no… I just had to go, and do I regret it? Hell no!!!! Hehehehehe. Enough about my health issues, here are some of the photos I took. I apologise in advance for the quality, but as mentioned above, I was not feeling fantastic so taking any kind of pictures was a task.

What have you! An outfit shot. ^^ Finally, eh. I rarely post any, since I haven't got a mirror, but that will change soon. I ordered one, so there!
Somewhere in Cologne.

It was like at the theme park all over again, when you are in line by yourself (not that i’ve been to a theme park alone, but you know, odd numbers and all) and the staff put some random person on the ride with you. Sometimes you’re lucky and they’re cool, other times not so and they are super creepy…. Well yeah, for the Monster Hunter Ultimate 4 the lady working there was like: “Are you queuing for that game?” I was like yes I am, then she responded as she shoved some random guys next to me that they would be playing with me. 

It was multiplayer? That was what immediately crossed my mind, then I felt mild horror at the fact that I had never played that game before and didn’t know the controls… I have this slight fear of failure you see. So not only am I feeling dizzy, but now I’m stressed cause I’m worried I’d somehow cause my “team” to lose. Anyway, it wasn’t bad at all haha. They were quite nice, and the guy next to me didn’t even seem annoyed when I had to interrupt him to ask him about some controls. All in all, I’m still glad I decide to line up for something, even though that something was the shortest line (still took about an hour...). I really wanted to try Bayonetta, or Call of Duty Advanced Warfare, but… Somehow, I did not quite have the energy for that.

The famous Dom.
I had to wait a while before I was able to access my room, so I went for a stroll down town. Oh yes, this was Saturday by the way.
I’m not quite sure how I lasted so many hours there come to think of it… Lol, will power! Being surrounded by the things I love gave me the will and determination to soldier on and endure...

...or maybe it was cause…

I felt like the walking dead, as I was shuffling through the crowds like a zombie, not totally aware of my surroundings, yet knowing exactly where I was. It was surreal. Tripped over my feet a few times, and skidded on the piles of paper scattered on the floor. It was during this time, I was having deep thoughts, and alas, an epiphany.

ng458I thought about who I was, what I have been through, how I was feeling, what I had already achieved, and what I wished to achieve and where I was going. It was a weird sensation. Everything was so clear amidst the haze of my dizziness.

It was at that point, I clearly saw where I wanted my life to go. Never had I seen it that clear before, and it was also then that I knew that my life had to change, and that somehow it would.)

So I pleaded with God and the universe (I remember doing this whilst walking up some stairs) to help me live the life of my dreams, and that it would be soon!

The padlock thing seems to be popular...
The highlight... Kingdom Hearts!

It truly is a strange thing the thoughts one experiences amidst delirium. But as my dear friend told me: “but sometimes in order to see clearly… we must face delirium.”

Yet I am glad those thoughts occurred. Now that I am here, back in Zurich typing this, I have the feeling that something has shifted, that a change is in place. What, I have yet to discover. All I know is this: Is that my life has changed forever, and will never be the same.

And yes, my first name is Natascha. ^^
My outfit on Sunday. And this is the way I'd really always dress if it were allowed at work, etc...
Or maybe I’m just being over-dramatic, hahahaha…. ^^;;

Me checking out of the hotel. I look like a twelve year old... lol
What was the most exciting convention you’ve ever been to?

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Eurobeat Challenge Time: Brand New World

It’s Eurobeat Challenge time! (Eurobeat is a style of music, mostly produced in Italy and sold in Japan. Made famous with Parapara and Initial D.)

I’ve decided that every Wednesday I shall formulate a post around one of my favourite eurobeat songs. Some of the song titles are quite funny, so let’s see how I can incorporate them into my daily life. ^__^

It seems like things are forever changing in my life. I'm getting ready to move within a week and all... And it's a bit sudden, since I've only been at my current place for three months but oh well. Such is life. ^__^ No point stressing about stuff that can't be changed.

So I feel like it's truly a brand new world for me. Anything is possible. I wonder where life will take me from here? I feel like this is the year of me doing things, new and exciting things as well as stuff that I've always wanted to do, but never had the courage to. 

Well, watch out world, here I come!!!

Life can only get better from here, right?

Somehow I feel that there is a shift in the force, a positive one. No idea what though. ^^
Next I'll be posting about my experience at Gamescom, though since I was feeling rather off I didn't really make the most of my time there, haha... I was too busy trying not to faint. >__<
But I'm ok now! I had a few iron infusions, turns out my levels were super low, hence the dizziness. Wooops... I should take better care of myself!
Did you have any major changes recently?


Monday, 18 August 2014

Liebster Award

I got nominated by Rokishii for the Liebster Award. What a lovely surprise! ^__^ 


What is the Liebster Award?

It's intended for blogs with less than 200 followers. 
You post 11 facts about yourself
And, answer the 11 questions the person who nominated gave you.
Don't forget to link back to the person who nominated you!
Create your own 11 questions and nominate (and of course tag) 11 blogs. ^__^

Spread the love!

11 facts about me

1. I absolutely love chocolate cake, though I don't eat it that often.
2. So far, I've lived in five countries: Switzerland, England, Australia, Japan, Belgium.
3. I grew up bilingual, so I always spoke German and English.
4. It is my dream to travel the universe... 
5. Tigers are my favourite animals.
6. Sora (from Kingdom Hearts) is my hero.
7. My favourite movie is the Fifth Element.
8. I'm a sucker for anything with stars on it...
9. My favourite and lucky number is 9.
10. I love all consoles, or platforms, I don't discriminate lol. ^__^ I'll game on anything, as long as it's a fun.
11. Though most people think I'm outgoing and bubbly (which I am at times) and thus place me as an extrovert, I'm actually an introvert! Yep...^^;;

Roxy's Questions:

1. Why did you start blogging?
When I moved to Tokyo in 2011, I thought it would be a good way to show my experiences in Japan, except back then, I only used to post sporadically...

2. How long have you been blogging?
Since 2011, but I have only been serious about it starting from 2013.

3. What's your favourite cosmetic item?
I'd have to go with the Kiss Me mascara...It's perfect!

4. If you could be anything in the world, what would you be?
I just want to be happy, doing the things I love. ^_^

5. What is your must have item right now?
Hmm... That's a tough one, but I'd say my Nintendo 3DS XL.

6.What is one thing you would like to change about yourself?

I would like to stop over-thinking and just completely and utterly trust and believe in myself.

7. What's one thing you can't live without?
Oh... Just one thing? Food? No but seriously, maybe music?

8. In 3 words, how would your friends describe you?
Spontaneous, caring, and loud as in opinionated...

9. Which country would you like to live in?
 Well... Germany.

10. Who is your favourite blogger or YouTuber?
Ahh! >_< There are too many....

11. What is your favourite fashion style?
It's a combination of things. Therefore I'd have to go with Harajuku style, simply because I tend to do my own thing and not follow any trend or anything like that. 

My questions:

1. If your life had to be a video game, which one would it be?
2. Would you rather never eat or never sleep again?
3. What is something you did for the first time recently?
4. Which country would you never want to visit and why?
5. What was the last song you listened to?
6. Favourite clothing brand?
7. What's your favourite quote?
8. What is something crazy you'd like to try?
9. What's your favourite word?
10. iPhone or Galaxy?
11. What motivates you to blog?

I tag you!




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Thanks again for the nominaton, Rokishii! ^__^ And I'm looking forward to everyone's responses. ^^