fredag den 28. januar 2011

Howdie I say to my new wooden captive

Look what the cat dragged in! I went to BR Toys (the biggest toy-seller in DK - maybe just apart from Toys'R'us) and bought some stuff yesterday...
Before christmas I'd looked through their (BR's and Toys'R'us') catalogues and had seen all the awesome Toy Story 3 "merchandise" (read: toys) they had. And I had so many stars in my eyes. They were just kind of (very) expensive so I didn't get myself anything.

But then I heard they had a lot of Toy Story SALE items now. And when I went there everything was so damned cheap that I got 3 things. A talking Woody doll that had costed 450, now 200. A bucket of soldiers that'd went from 250 to 50 DKK. And the funniest of them all - a click-together Buzz for 30 DKK, had been 150.

All those parts in the Buzz figurine haha1 Just like when my dad showed me his old click-together airplanes from his childhood. I think it's a very clever idea and it was so much fun to press the parts out of those containers and put the stickers on him.

Of course the main reason that I went to look at the sale was the hope that there would be a Woody doll. I think he's the one out of the three dolls (Jessie, Buzz and Woody) that is the most screen accurate. And since I've been Jessie I just had to have him added to my home round-up gang. (And look how we match - I'm even wearing my cow scarf!)
Aaaah, so awesome.

I wanted to do something like this ever since I re-watched the first movie. They sort of do the same thing when they're on a mission and has to "take cover" when Andy's mother comes along...

God, I love that tee. And who wouldn't love a Chesire in her ear??


onsdag den 26. januar 2011

The new Swan Queen

My classmates and I went to the cinema in English today. We watched Black Swan, a movie I've been pretty much dying to see. And we got it real cheap because it was a study trip and therefore the cinema gives some kind of discount... Lucky!
We have a subject called "Unexpected tales" in English class at the moment and some girls and I thought Black Swan would fit in there perfectly! The boys seemed pretty eager about seeing it as well, so it was quickly agreed on.

Nina is a ballerina with a mother whom used to be in the same profession. She's fought to get where she is and is dying to get a larger part. When the academy starts a Swan Lake-production she is eager to obtain the role of both the White and Black Swan and become the new Swan Queen. She gets picked for the role but somebody is out to get her...

I was very pleased with the movie but I wasn't blown away due to the fact that my expectations had been sky high. Sadly so.
Also, I had expected some horror movie-like shocks and didn't find there to be many... Even though my classmates thought I was mental when I mentioned this - they'd been jumping up and down in their seats in surprise.
There were some really nasty scenes in this. I'm usually very good at seperating reality and film, but in this case many things was something one know happens. Nina goes to a ballerina masseuse at some point and the way that her joints just crack... It's soooo realistic. And the fact that I know Natalie Portman danced for 5 hours each day makes it even more so.

Natalie Portman - and everybody else in the movie for that sake - plays her part so well! I'm already head over heels for her becuase of first Star Wars and then V, but the way she performs here... it's just splendid.

We talked the movie over afterwards. Everyone had been just a little freaked out - even the boys! - and that made it very interesting to discuss it. Many were happy that it would still be day outside, because there are some dark scenes in Nina's home that could really make you think there could be monsters just around the corner...

The music is btw absolutely fantastic... It's classical music throughout the whole movie and that actually made the whole thing more eery at some points...


søndag den 23. januar 2011

In friendship and in health

Last week we had two days where we only had to be in school for 2 hours!! So neat, haha. Friday we were free to go at 12 and some girls from my class went by my place. It's the first time someone from my class had been in my house so I was a little self conscious with all my manga/anime posters on my walls. But they just told me my room looked like they'd pictured it.

They looked through ALL my egg magazines. Japanese magazines are so different from the western ones and it was very fun to see them become inspired just like I do.
I did their nails and it was all in all very fun. I'm happy that someone from my class has finally been in my home - it makes me feel more like a part of the class.

Saturday I went to Yin's place. It's been soso long and it was very good to catch up. We watched some movies and just chilled.

I almost didn't go though. My mom has been sick the last two weeks and my dad got sick four nights ago. And I felt it coming over me as well. Still I went.
And now I'm so damned sick, haha. It sucksssss.


torsdag den 20. januar 2011

Enjoying chocolate

Two days ago I received an email from my water aerobics teacher through his facebook group. He owns a spa and had 4 tickets left for a chocolate ceremony and now gave an offer - 2 admission tickets for the price of 1. I called up Louise and asked her if she wanted to join me. She gladly answered yes even though she was sick, haha.

It was a 3 hour session. We went in the sauna and dampbath a lot then followed by 4 trips to the cold water tub. 4 degrees is so damn cold after 40 degrees in a sauna. Brrrr!
We got a facial mask, peeling, full body scrub, some other treats and of course chocolate all over the upper part of our bodies. Not such a deep colours as the one pictured though, haha.
It was really relaxing and nice but we were happy to have paid half price. The session was worth those money but not the dobble. My skin was smooth but too oily after the spa visit.
The escalators had turned off when we got out of the spa. I've never experienced that before - yes, an escelator with a defect that is therefore not running, but never one that has been turned off.

I introduced Lovely Complex to Louise and while talking about it suddenly wanted to read it again myself. It's been about 3 years and I just couldn't help myself. I finished it in two days, haha - stayed up till 4 in the morning on a school night because I kept on reading.... Maybe not such a great choice... But Lovely Complex really makes me laugh like no other romantic manga!

The B ought to be a C as well. The screen must've experienced some sort of electronical error. There is always something wrong when it comes to our trains here in CPH...


søndag den 16. januar 2011

Twisting roller blades

Last night the me and the girls of my class held a no-boys-allowed dinner/party to get closer and learn something new about each other. It was really a nice and very fun evening and I enjoyed it so much!

We all brought a part of the menu, so it was very cheap dinner, haha. The dessert was amazingly delicious! It took me about half an hour to eat the cake because I found it so tasty that I didn't want it to be gone instantly. The girl who'd brought it kept saying that she thought it was because I didn't like it and had to force it down, haha.

We also did a lot of party games, such as the one with the labels where one has to guess which person's name is on ones forehead. It took me embarassingly long to guess Hercules. Julemanden means Santa in Danish and boy - that was so hard to guess! All we know about Santa is up for discussion, haha. Such as - where does he live? Does he have kids? etc.

Of course Twister. That took us all back to the b-day parties we'd had when we were children, haah.

We all had to bring a picture of some guy we found attractive and then we had to try and pin the guys to a girl. No one guessed whom I had brought! One of the girls brought her bf, which we all thought was so damned cute.
It was crazy that two girls had brought James Franco, haha! Can you guess whom I brought?

I slept over at Louise's from Friday to Saturday. We talked a lot and took pictures of her fantastic shoes - for her blog's header, haha. It'll be fabulous! We also watched Roller Girl together. I bought it real cheap at Blockbuster which was so lucky since I'd been wanting to watch it for a long while.

At the Buster Film Festival some months back they talked a lot about Roller Girl and said it was very good. Unfortunately I couldn't get to see it due to prior plans, but now I finally got to see it! I really liked it and now I'm SO ready for spring - I want to get up on my roller blades again!

Over and out.


torsdag den 13. januar 2011

Artistic experiences

Yesterday I went to ARKEN, a museum for modern art here in Copenhagen, with my parents and my semi-aunt & uncle. Right now they have 3 different exhibitions. The main reason for us going there was Olafur Eliasson, a danish-islantic artist known for The New York Waterfalls, The Weather Project (giant sun) at Tate Modern and the Danish Opera's chandeliers (at least that's something he's famous for here).

The must-see piece is the "Your Change Encounter", which is a looong tunnel made of wood etc. Prior to going in there, we knew nothing about the piece. Only that there was a warning-sign outside, stating that if you had some pretty common health problems you shouldn't go in there. One of them being having trouble breathing normally - and I have astma.
My first reaction upon going in there was actually fear. The tunnel is filled with a fog so heavy that you can't see a person who's standing 1 m away from you. I immediately turned around and was about to exit the tunnel, but my parents persuaded me to stay.

Just look at that visibility! That is myself and I couldn't even see one meter down my body.
"Your Change Encounter" is made up of that fog. When you first go into the tunnel the light seems pretty natural though very bright. Then the light slowly disappears and you walk in complete darkness. Then the fog turns yellow, orange, red, green, blue, purple, white and all the colours are so VIBRANT. All the while you can't see a thing because of the fog.

It was such a good experience that we just had to take another go after having seen the rest of the exhibitions. We went to the museum at night and I think that there were only 10 guests there in total - ourselves included. That way we had the tunnel all to ourselves both times. The second time though the fog was almost gone - probably because the museum was nearing it's closing time.

Due to the lack of fog we could see much further the second time and the experience was so different. The footsteps on the floor from during the day were visible as well. I think the second picture is actually kind of creepy even though the light looks like it's coming from the sun or something like that, haha.

My mom and I on the upper pictures.
I apologize if the light is to strong for you but I just wanted to give you guys an idea about how it actually looked. It was actually very beautiful, which is odd seeing that it's a man-made object. But I felt like I was somewhat looking at nature itself.

The man can do magic when it comes to light. He's made so many interesting and magnificent pieces and I was blown away to see them in real life. If you're interested in seeing more of his works, go to his gallery here:

Another one of his creations, this one called "Your Negotiable Panorama". Before you enter the area, the line is completely staright, but the minute you enter it starts creating waves. It took us a while to figure out how it happened, but here's a clue for you: In the middle there was a pool of water...

We had a lot of fun taken pictures and normally I think we'd stopped much quicker. But the fact that we were almost alone at the museum gave us a feeling that it was all right to have fun with the artworks a little longer than usually.

Somewhat it almost looked like the universe... or a galaxy.

Afterwards we watched a documentary about Olafur Eliasson and it was a very good way to get to know him better as an artist. It created a nice frame around our visit.
Recognize that lamp in the background? Yes, that is the pink one from further up in the post.

Hans Scherfig also had an exhibition there. His works are very different but Danes generally love them to pieces. The style is so naive. I really liked the colours from that first one... I've seen a lot of his art in that genre, but I was quite surprised to see the latter of the elephant graveyard - it is so much more brutal than his other works. That was very interesting.

Okay, super-too-long post ending now. Can you tell what that last painting is depicting??